BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 29 April 2018

April 29, 2018

No. 1703 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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 and 7.00 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

Tuesday 1: St Joseph the Worker.

Thursday 3: St Philip and St James. Apostoles.

 

CONFIRMATION 2018

We welcome Bishop Donal McKeown to Ballinascreena and Desertmartin this weekend to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation. The ceremony in Desertmartin begins at 11.30 am in St Patrick’s Church Keenaught and in Ballinascreen at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw. All are welcome.

 

PRAYER FOR LIFE

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday 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  welcome.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In Holy Rosary Church, Monday April 30 commencing after 10.00 am Mass and continues until Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Mary Frances McWilliams, Ballinascreen Fold, Saturday 5 May in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Mary Frances McWilliams 

Conor Donnelly John Joe Trainor.

Kathleen Trainor,  Kathleen Kelly, Breige McGuickin, Annie McCrory, Martin Breen,  Marie Henry,

Charlie Kearney, Monica Kelly.

 

DEATHS

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

Charlie McDonald Drogheda,

Paddy Whelan Waterford,

Hubert Donnelly, Newry,

Alice McCann, Portglenone,

Maureen Lynch, Claudy.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Holly Rose McAuley, Dromdallagan,

Grace Enya McKay, Strawmore Road,

Tristan Martin McCloskey, Cahore Heights,

Dearbhla Margaret Bell, Maghera,

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection: £2110

Church Renovation Collection: £1492.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

Meeting in Holy Rosary Church on Monday April 30, following the 7.30 pm Mass. The Rosary will be recited before Mass at  7.10 pm.  All welcome.

 

PARISH DRAW

April Draw will be held on Monday April 30. Results in next week’s Bulletin.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on:

Saturday 5 May :Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Coumba’s Church Straw at 11 am

All are welcome.

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.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAY

  • Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in Ballinascreen Parish on Sunday 17 June at the following times:

St Columba’s Straw           ~     2.00 pm

St Patrick’s Sixtowns        ~     3.30 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena  ~     4.30 pm

  • The Annual Blessing of the Graves in Desertmartin Parish will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

First Sunday of the month:

Holy Rosary 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.

 

SVP ANNUAL OUTING

SVP Annual Outing will be on Tuesday 29  May to Portrush, stopping in Ballymena on route. Bus will leave from Holy Rosary at 9.00 am sharp.  Cost £15, covers bus fare and lunch,   must be paid at time of booking with Julia McGuigan.  Bookings must be made before Tuesday 22 May.

 

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. Many  more volunteers are urgently needed. For more information and to access an online application form view:

www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

Celebration of Friendship: Thornhill House, Derry  is hosting a few hours on Monday 14 May, where friends can come together to give gratitude for friendships shared.  Arrival time 11.30 am for 12.00 noon. Gratitude prayer and celebration lunch.  Cost is £20.  Pre-booking essential.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

Pilgrimage from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown.  Coach travelling from St Eugene’s Cathedral, via Strabane.  For pilgrims travelling by coach, cost is £80 per person (which includes all transport and pilgrimage costs).  A non-refundable deposit of £20 per person is required to secure a place. Pilgrims may use their own means of transport. For more information or to register, please contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email rebecca.odoherty@derrydiocese.org

 

LOUGH DERG 2018

Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5 May. One Day Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 and 28.

Advance booking essential. Phone  +353 (0)719861518 or email info@loughderg.org

  • Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1 June.

 

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Night  of traditional ballad singing, poems and stories by Tom Sweeney the ‘Mountainy Singer’ in The Shepherd’s Rest on Tuesday 1 May at 8.00 pm. .Everyone welcome.

 

KILCRONAGHAN EVENTS

  • Summer Cookery Demonstration and Tasting, Friday 4 May 10 am - 12 noon

  • Spring Guided Walk, Saturday 5 May at 4.00 pm.

  • Icing Piping Skills, Monday 14 May 7 pm – 10 pm.  All materials supplied. 

  • Craft Class, make a family box frame, Tuesday 15 May 10 am – noon.

  • Dementia/Alzheimer's information evening, Thursday 24 May at 7.00 pm

  • Cupcake decorating on Friday 25 May, 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm.

  • Bread Making, Tuesday 29 May 10.00 am.

Phone 79627826 to book a place on any of the above courses.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • C.S .Lewis display.  All welcome.

  • Course on shopping securely online on Friday 11 May at 1.30 pm.  Booking essential

  • Monthly Junior Reading Group for children aged 9-11 years. If interested please contact the library. Telephone 79628249.  Library open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

 

WHITE OAKS CENTRE

White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre, Muff, is holding a Weekend Retreat from 18 – 20 May ‘Sunlight in the Spirit’ for those in recovery from addiction who wish to deepen their relationship with God.  Facilitated by the 11th Step Group (Scotland).  Cost €150 (Residential) or €100 (non-residential).  Please call the Centre on 00353749384400 to book or email at info@whiteoakscentre.com

 

S.T.E.P.S. CYCLE

Cycle on Saturday 2 June  to raise awareness of suicide and mental health. Registration from 9.00 am in St Colms High School. Cycle starts at 10.30 am. Cost £15. This is not a race, it will be in full peloton from start to finish. Family cycle in Straw. Volunteers needed please to help with registration, stewarding and refreshments.

 

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Meeting  Monday 30 April at 7.30 pm in St Mary's Hall, Desertmartin.  Places still available on the 3-day trip to Athlone from Sunday 13 - Wednesday 16 May. For further details contact Chris on 07546010560 or 79631425.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:  £300 Sean D O'Neill , £50 Aoife McNamee, £50 Barry Slowey. 

  • Congratulations to U14 hurlers on winning both the A & C Derry Féile na nGael,and to the U14 camogie team who also won their Derry Féile final. The hurlers will travel to Kilnadeema / Leitrim and the camogie team to Liam Mellows (both in Co Galway) from 8 -11 June for the All-Ireland Féile Final. 

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@ PONTIFEXT

The Word of God is the lamp with which we look to the future: its light allows us to read the signs of the times.

 

 

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