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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 11 MARCH 2018

No. 1697 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - LAETARE SUNDAY

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 and 10.00 am

Wednesday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am

Thursday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am

Friday ~ 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

NO LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS ON TODAY, SUNDAY MARCH 11.

FEAST OF THE WEEK

Saturday 17: St Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland. This is a holyday of obligation. Masses for the holyday are:

HOLYDAY MASSES

Friday 16 March ~ Vigil Masses

Holy Rosary ~ 6.00 pm

St Columba’s Straw ~ 7.30 pm

Saturday 17 March

An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena ~ 9.00 am

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 10.00 am

Holy Rosary ~ 12 noon (Mass in Irish)

Please Note: The 6.00 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary and the 7.30 pm Vigil Mass in Rath Dubh, Moneyneena on Saturday 17 March will fulfil either the holyday or the Sunday obligation – but not both.

ST EUGENE’S MONEYNEENA

After many years of talk work on the provision of toilets at St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena is due to begin shortly. As was mentioned a few months ago, when the Parish Finance Council took the decision to proceed with the toilets, other smaller works at St Eugene’s Church were looked at and it was decided that the plaster work above the sanctuary should be attended to and the interior of the church painted. The church was last painted in 2002, its centenary year. We will also take this opportunity to raise the inside entrance porch, as it can be difficult when funerals are taking place. The carpet in the sanctuary also needs replacing and it was decided to lay tiles that would be a more permanent replacement.

For health and safety reasons and in order to let this minor works project proceed as quickly as possible, St Eugene’s Church will close tomorrow Monday March 12, until the work is completed.

Weekend Masses will take place in An Rath Dubh and we are very grateful to the committee who have generously offered their assistance.

  • While St Eugene’s Church is closed, for the next few weeks, all 10.00 am morning Masses will be celebrated in Holy Rosary.

LENTEN WALK

Following a request from Corrymeela Community, both Ballinascreen Catholic and Church of Ireland Parishes will host a Lenten Walk next Thursday 15 March, commencing at 10.30 am with a short prayer service in the Church of Ireland Draperstown, followed by an 8 km walk starting and finishing at Lough Fea. Transport to Lough Fea is not provided. Following the walk a short prayer service will be held in St Columba’s Church, Straw. Refreshments will be served afterwards in An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena. For catering purposes it is important to let the Parish Office know, as soon as possible, of your intention to do the walk.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday March 12 following the 10.00 am Mass. It will conclude with 7.30 pm Mass.

  • It is important that at least two people are present during all hours of Exposition. Please let the Parish Office or any of the priests know if you are available to be a registered adorer. Adorers particularly needed for 5 pm – 6 pm and 6 pm - 7pm.

WMOF ICON IN DERRY DIOCESE

The Official Icon for WMOF will be in St Mary's Church, Bellaghy this week.