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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 22 April 2018

No. 1702 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER - DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

An Rath Dubh Moneyneena: 7.30 pm

SUNDAY

An Rath Dubh 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

Holy Rosary

Monday ~ 10.00 am

Tuesday ~ 10.00 am

Wednesday ~ 10.00 am

Thursday ~ 10.00 am

Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw

Wednesday and 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

FEAST OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 25: St Mark, Evangelist. His Gospel was probably written at Rome when he was with Paul, and is traditionally viewed as representing St Peter’s approach to the teaching of the good news. His symbol is a winged lion.

PRAYER FOR LIFE

As voters in the South prepare for the forthcoming referendum on abortion, we will continue to assist them with our prayers.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday evening 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. All are welcome.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on mornings of Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church, on Monday April 16 will commence after the 10.30 am Mass and conclude at 6.00 pm.

Please note: There will be no evening Mass in Holy Rosary on Monday 23 April.

Mass Monday 23 April in St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught at 7.30 pm.

RETREAT

Fr Downey will be on retreat this week and he will remember all parishioners in his prayers and Masses.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Rita McDonald, Magherafelt Road, Wednesday 25 April in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

John Trainor, Magherafelt Road, Friday 27 April in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries: Rita McDonald

Ellen Doyle

Philip Doherty, Danny McCloskey,

Joe McEldowney.

DEATH

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

Susan Kennedy, Dunlogan.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2426

Church Renovation Collection: £1540.

Many thanks to all who contributed