BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 8 April 2018

April 8, 2018

No. 1701 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary:                        6.00 pm  

An Rath Dubh:                     7.30 pm

 

SUNDAY

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

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  

 

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 9: The Annunciation of the Lord. Giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus. This feast was held over to this date as 25 March was Palm Sunday.

Wednesday 11: St Stanislaus, bishop and martyr.  He became bishop of Krakow  in 1072.  He died in1097.

Friday 13: St Martin I. He died in 655.

 

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS

Divine Mercy Devotions will be held in St Columba’s Church Straw today, Sunday 8 April at 3.00 pm. Everyone welcome.

Prayer for Life

As voters in the South prepare for the forthcoming referendum on abortion, we will assist them with our prayers. On Friday evening, April 13, and every Friday thereafter until the day of the referendum there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in St Columba's Church Straw from 6.00 pm - 7.25 pm.

Please join in this Prayer for Life to protect the unborn and to support their mothers and fathers in choosing to continue with their pregnancies, especially in difficult circumstances.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr.  Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 9, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 April.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church, on Monday April 9 will commence after the 10.30 am Mass and conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.  

 

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS

The 10.00 am Mass on Monday April 9 in Holy Rosary Church will be offered for all the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

 

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.  Rosary and novena prayers commence at 7.10 pm.  All welcome.

 

REQUIEM MASS

Requiem Mass for James Murray, Dunlogan and Aldershot, who was buried on Holy Thursday, will be held in An Rath Dubh Moneyneena on Saturday 14 April at 7.30 pm.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

John Bradley, Sixtowns Road, in St Patrick’s Sixtowns on Sunday April 15 at 10.00 am.

Anna McGuigan, Cahore, in St Columba’s Church Straw on Sunday April 15 at 11.00 am.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Joe Conway, Glengomna Road,  Friday 13 April,  in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.  

Mary Kelly, Cahore, Saturday 14 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Annie McSorley,   Joseph Conway,

Mary Kelly.

Rose Bradley,  Margaret Trolan,

Clare O’Kane.

 

DEATHS

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

Joseph Farrell, Cookstown,

Liam McKaigue, Maghera.

 

CONFIRMATION 2018

We ask your prayers for the boys and girls from Ballinascreen and Desertmartin who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday April 29. They will attend a special day of prayer and retreat on Wednesday April 11 in An Rath Dubh.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Collection: £3700

Church Renovation Collection:£1192.

Many thanks to all who contributed

 

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN BOXES

Please return your Trócaire Box as soon as possible please, if you have not already done so.  Thank you.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS

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

 

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES

The new boxes of envelopes, will be used from this 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 a box of envelopes and wish to receive one please contact the Parish Office. Many thanks for your continued support.

 

VALUING EVERY HUMAN LIFE

The Diocese of Derry invites you to a public meeting today, Sunday 8 April, at 7.00 pm in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana. Speakers: Bishop Donal McKeown, Declan Ganley and Anne and  Francie Brolly.  Everyone welcome. 

 

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Reflection and Renewal Day at Knock, on 20 and 21 April (same programme delivered each day) led by Dr Petroc Willey, Professor of Catechetics Franciscan University Steubenville. This event is aimed at supporting people in leadership roles in parishes, espec    ially parishioners /groups involved in leading or setting up faith-study programmes.  For more information and booking, visit www.cloynediocese.ie or contact Fr Seán Corkery on (086) 2420240 / email: cloynenewevangelisation@gmail.com 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ~ WMOF DUBLIN ~ AUGUST 2018

The World Meeting of the Families 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. Several thousand  more volunteers are urgently needed. To become a WMOF2018 volunteer one must officially complete an online application form at ~

www.worldmeeting2018.ie

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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)

Sixtowns Cross Community Group

Circuits classes with Micheala Moran continue in Sixtowns Hall on Saturdays, 9.00 am -10.00 am.  All abilities catered for and all welcome. Booking not required.

 

OVER 6O’s AND CARERS’ GROUP

Meeting on Thursday 12 April from 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm in Unit B1 (STEPS) at front of Workspace. This session will be facilitated by Geraldine from Action on Hearing Loss who will advise on their services.  All attendees will be offered a free hearing check on the day. No booking required. For more information call Adele on 79628113 or email  adele@theworkspacegroup.org.

 

JIVING CLASSES

Classes for 6 – 8 weeks commence on Tuesday 10 April, in GAA Complex, from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm. £5 each class.  Professional instructor. Fundraising country dance and jiving competition will be held at the end of the course. All levels welcome.

 

DESERTMARTIN PARISH HALL

Tea Dance on Friday 13 April 9.00pm – midnight. Music by Micheal Mawhinney. Everyone welcome.

 

ST COLM’S GAC BALLINASCREEN

  • U8 and U10 camogie training resumes on Monday 9 April at the Club from 6.15 pm - 7.15 pm.

  • U6 camogie training begins Monday 16 April. All new members welcome.

  • 400 Club Winners:

£300 - James Cushenan, Niall Henry,

M.J. & Laura Groogan.

  • Club Membership Registration on Sunday 8 April from 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm. This is the final chance to pay membership.  All players must have membership.                           

 

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WMOF2018

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

 

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Love is the only invincible weapon, because it has the power to disarm the forces of evil.

 

 

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