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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 18 FEBRUARY 2018

No. 1694 ~ FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 7.30 pm

SUNDAY

St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 9.00 am

St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am

Holy Rosary: 12 noon

DAILY MASS TIMES DURING LENT

Holy Rosary

Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Tuesday ~ 7.00 am

Wednesday ~ 7.00 am

Thursday ~ 7.00 am

Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Eugene’s Moneyneena

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw

Wednesday and Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Colm’s High School

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday ~ 8.40 am

CONFESSIONS

Before the Vigil Masses

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

40 Derrynoyd Road

Telephone: 79628376

Email:ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Fr John Downey CC

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

Fr Dermot McGirr CC

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

PARISH OFFICE

9 High Street Tel: 79628248

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Wednesday ~ Closed

BULLETIN NOTICES

All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number: 07710838050

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Thursday 22: The Chair of St Peter. This feast celebrates Peter as bishop of Rome and the focus of unity in the communion of one faith.

Friday 23: St Polycarp. He was a disciple of St John the Apostle and bishop of Smyrna. He was martyred in 155.

LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Stations of the Cross on today, Sunday February 18, at 5.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw. All welcome.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will attend the sick in his care on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday February 19 following the 10.00 am Mass. Adoration will conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN

Trócaire Lenten Boxes are now available in all Church porches. Please take a box home and support this annual appeal to help people living in developing countries.

LENTEN PROMISE CARDS

Cards, with a daily scratch-off activity, that invites us to pray, to fast or to give are available in all Churches during Lent. A number of the activities this year have a focus on family.

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS

The 11.00 am Mass today, Sunday February 18, in St Columba’s Straw, will be offered for all the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

BAPTISMS

We welcome into God’s family through the sacrament of Baptism:

Gerard Darragh, Bancran Road,

Ellie-Mae Toner, Moykeeran Drive,

Clodagh Maria McElroy, Cahore Road,

Nicole Jade Murphy, Scutchers Lane

Orla Marie McEldowney, Carnamoney Lane.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Patrick McGlone, Glenelly Villas, Saturday 24 February in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.