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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 1 APRIL 2018

No. 1700 ~ EASTER SUNDAY - THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

EASTER GREETINGS

The priests of the parish wish all parishioners and visitors to our parish a blessed and peaceful Easter.

Rejoice for He is risen

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

An Rath Dubh: 7.30 pm

An Rath Dubh: 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 EASTER WEEK

Holy Rosary

Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Tuesday ~ 10.00 am

Wednesday ~ 10.00 am

Thursday ~ 10.00 am

Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

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

NOTE OF GRATITUDE

Fr Madden, Fr Downey and Fr McGirr wish to acknowledge and sincerely thank Fr Seamus O’Neill for all the help and assistance during Lent and Holy Week, it is greatly appreciated.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Easter Monday April 2.

PADRE PIO MASS

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 9 April at 7.30 pm.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Annie McGuigan, Dunmurry Monday 2 April in Holy Rosary Church 7.30pm

Danny Kelly Gortnari, Saturday 7 April in An Rath Dubh at 7.30 pm.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Annie McSorley, Moyard, Sunday 8April in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

James Murray, Aldershot and Dunlogan,

Agnes Breen, Desertmartin,

Doreen Dore, Oxford.

ANNIVERSARIES

Molly Connolly, Cecilia McWilliams, Mary Bradley, Bridget Craig,

John Kerlin, Danny Mullan, Peter O’Kane.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION

Weekly Collection:£2355

Church Renovation Collection:£1661

Many thanks to all who contributed

PARISH OFFICE

Ballinascreen Parish Office will be closed next week (Easter Week).

It will reopen on Monday 9 April.

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN BOXES

Please return your Trócaire Box next weekend, if you have not already done so. Thank you.

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES

The new boxes of envelopes, recently delivered, will be used from next weekend 7 / 8 April. We ask that all wage earners please contribute to the parish by having their own personal box of envelopes. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box or if you have changed your address during the past year please advise the Parish Office.

We are also asking you to consider joining our Gift-Aid Scheme, if you have not already done so. To join this scheme please complete the white card in your box and place it in an envelope with your contribution. It is vital that you use the envelope method or pay by direct debit to pay so we can claim Gift-Aid on your contributions. Many thanks for your continued support.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, DUBLIN ~ AUGUST 2018

The World Meeting of the Families 2018 from 21 – 26 August will attract thousands of Irish and International pilgrims. Organising it and seeing it through will only be possible with the help of generous volunteers who will put their love and talents to service. Currently, around 2200 people have volunteered to help at WMOF2018, however several thousand more volunteers are urgently needed. Volunteers are vital to the success of the World Meeting of Families. To become a WMOF2018 volunteer one must officially complete an online application form at ~ www.worldmeeting2018.ie

Volunteering is of enormous personal, social and spiritual benefit. It helps people share their skills and learn new ones, while also contributing to society overall. Volunteers must be over 18 on 1 January 2018; or between 16 and 18 years if volunteering in a group with ratio of at least 1 adult to 10 young people. There is no upper age limit.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society acknowledges with sincere thanks a very generous donation for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2018:

Saturday 5 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Coumba’s Church Straw,

Saturday 12 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,

Saturday 19 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,

Saturday 19 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS

The next Mass for children preparing for First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday 15 April, at 12 noon in the Holy Rosary Church

CONFIRMATION 2018

Bishop McKeown will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in Ballinascreen on Sunday April 29 at 3.00 pm.

PARISH BAPTISMS

First Sunday of the month:

Holy Rosary Church after 12 noon Mass

Second Saturday of the month:

St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm

Fourth Sunday of the month:

St Columba’s Straw at 3.00 pm

St Patrick’s Sixtowns:

By arrangement.

A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.

SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP

Circuits classes with Micheala Moran begin in the Sixtowns Hall on Saturday 7 April and run for 6 weeks, 9.00 am -10.00 am. £25 upfront payment for the 6 weeks. All abilities catered for and everyone is welcome to attend.

ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Draw Winners Week 5 (Final Week)

£150 Briege McGuigan Moykeeran

£60 Joseph O’Hagan Iniscarn Road

£40 Cassie Kelly Derrynoid Road

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

Bishop Donal McKeown will lead the diocesan pilgrimage from 1 – 6 July.

2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions at Lourdes. Fare £669, which may be paid in instalements.

Application forms available from Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop St Derry. Open 11.00 am –1.00 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Talk entitled ‘Mid Ulster’s Big Country Houses’ by Neil Watt on Tuesday 10 April in 50 High Street at 8pm. (Please note ~ change of date)

YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Clogher Diocese is seeking applicants for the above post. For details view www.clogherdonoige.com

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners

£300 - Fianna Groogan

£50 - Rita McEldowney

£50 - Culla Bradley

  • Bailiúchán Lá Fhéile Pádraig Buíochas mór le cách. Many thanks to all who contributed to the annual St Patrick's Day Irish language collection which raised £928. Application forms for teenagers from the parish who wish to attend the Gaeltacht this summer, are available on the Club's website.

Official Family Prayer for World Meeting of Families

God, our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,

One family, in the Spirit of your love.

Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.

Protect all families with your loving care,

Especially those for whom we now pray:

Pause to remember family members and others

Increase our faith, strengthen our hope,

Keep us safe in your love,

Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord. Amen

For more information view: www.worldmeeting2018.ie

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Jesus changes our sins into forgiveness and our fears into trust. In His Cross our hope is reborn again and again.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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