No. 1707 ~ THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 7.30 pm
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
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm Wednesday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Moneyneena
Tuesday ~ 10.00 am
Thursday ~ 10.00 am.
St Columba’s Straw
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Thursday 31: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary, while carrying her Son, visited Elizabeth to offer charitable assistance and to proclaim the mercy of God the Saviour.
Friday 1: St Justin. Born in the Holy Land and settled in Rome. He is remembered for his defence of Christian belief and practice. Martyred in 165.
Saturday 2: Saints Marcellinus and Peter. Roman clergy, martyred in 303.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 28, after 10.00 am Mass and concludes with Mass at 7.30 pm.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018
We congratulate and wish God’s blessings on all the children from our parish who received their First Holy Communion during the month of May
DO THIS IN MEMORY FINAL MASS
The Final Mass for this year’s Do This in Memory Programme will be on Sunday 3 June at 11.00 am in St Columba's Church, Straw. This is the Feast of Corpus Christi and the annual Eucharistic Procession will take place. First Communion children are invited to wear their communion clothes. All parishioners are warmly invited to attend this Mass.
DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS
The 9.00 am Mass on Sunday June 3, in St Eugene’s Moneyneena, will be offered for all the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Joe McGlade, Australia, formerly Tonagh Road, on Wednesday 30 May in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
Colm McGuigan, Brian Donnelly,
Patrick Joseph McGuigan,
Baby Jimmy Bonnie McSorley.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of
Henry McErlean, Bellaghy,
Sean Kerlin, Cranagh.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The 7.30 pm Friday Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered each week as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.
Draw will take place on Tuesday May 29. Results printed in next week’s Bulletin.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Cillian Karl Flanagan, Mulnavoo Road,
Lily Geraldine O’Hagan, Drumderg Road,
Jack Michael Wilson, Ballylenaghan Heights.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2300
Diocesan Purpose Collection: £1447
Many thanks to all who contributed.
DESERTMARTIN - BLESSING OF GRAVES 2018
St. Patrick's, Keenaught, New Graveyard Saturday 26 May after 6.30pm Mass.
St. Mary's, Coolcalm Graveyard Sunday 27 May at 3.00 pm.
St. Patrick's, Keenaught Old Graveyeard Sunday 27 May 5.00 pm.
Please bring a small bottle of holy water.A collection will be taken up for the upkeep of the graveyards.
BALLINASCREEN - CEMETERY SUNDAY 2018
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
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.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
Bishop Donal McKeown will lead this pilgrimage from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June. Coach from St Eugene’s Cathedral will travel via Strabane. If travelling by coach, the cost is £80 (this includes all transport and pilgrimage costs). A non-refundable deposit of £20 per person is required to secure your place. Pilgrims may, of course, use their own transport. For more information or to register please contact Catechetical Centre 7126 4087 or email: email@example.com
LOUGH DERG 2018
3 Day Pilgrimage season begins on Friday 1 June and continues until Monday 13 August. No booking required.
The World Meeting of Families Icon will be venerated on the Island from 20 – 30 June, its final location before the World Meeting of Families in August.
ST EOGHAN'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
St Eoghan’s P.S. are hosting a Gala Dinner to celebrate their 60th anniversary on Friday 15 June in The Wild Duck, Portglenone. Music by The Muddlers Club. Tickets £35 per person includes a four course meal and a drinks reception. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please contact the school on on 79628008. Tickets will also be on sale every Tuesday from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm at the school up until the end of May.
Fr Neal Carlin and Columba Community will celebrate a special Mass for Healing on Thursday 31 May at 7.30 pm in Columba House, 11 Queen St Derry. You are invited to come and share in this special evening of prayer for healing.
NOTE OF THANKS
Elisha McBride, Caitlin Kerlin and Kerri-Ann McGuigan wish to thank everyone who supported their recent fundraiser in in aid of Derry Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage.
Sperrin Vintage Club are holding their Annual Vintage Day on Sunday June 3 from 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm at An Rath Dubh.
Proceeds to Chest Heart and Stroke.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Annual Steak and Chicken BBQ in The Market Inn on Friday 1 June at 8.30 pm. Tickets available from: Colm 79627082, Séamus 79627038, Paula 79627626 or Bernie 79627141. Children’s menu also available. All proceeds from this fund raising event will go towards classes. All support greatly appreciated.
ST MARY'S MAGHERAFELT
St Mary’s Grammar School, Summer Camp for P6 pupils from 2 - 6 July, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm daily. There will be literacy and numeracy tuition and fun activities. Application packs available on school’s website: stmarysmagherafelt.com or by phoning 79632320.
BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS
Early Years are currently recruiting a Centre Manager /Leader. For full details and job description email Marie Murray @firstname.lastname@example.orgClosing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 11 June.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND
This Irish Catholic Radio aims to spread the Word of God and allows listeners to participate in the evangelisation that is Catholic talk radio. It also has many spiritual sessions and plays uplifting music while keeping listeners informed of Church teaching and relevant issues.
Talk on Tuesday 5 June, at 7.00pm, by a member of Daera - Rural Support group on how to access grants for community organisations in the Draperstown area.
Free Flower Arranging demonstration by Mrs Rosemary Doyle on Tuesday 12 June at 7.00 pm. All welcome to this Festival of Learning event.
New members welcome for the free weekly Rhythm and Rhyme sessions, on every Friday at 10.30am. These are for mums/carers and tots aged 0 - 4 years.
Cycle next Saturday 2 June to raise awareness of suicide and mental health. Registration from 9.00 am in St Colm’s High School. Cycle starts at 10.30 am. Cost £15. Family cycle in Straw.
MID-ULSTER VOLUNTEER CENTRE
Beginners Workshop on digital cameras. Learn basic skills from an experienced photographer and tutor, on Tuesdays 12 and 19 June from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm. £10 per person. To book or for further information phone Mairead or Natalie at 79301862.
CELEBRATION OF THE SPERRINS EVENTS
Circle of Mead Holistic and Well-Bee-ing Event in Broughderg Community Centre on Saturday 9 June 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. Adults - £2.50 children - free. Proceeds to charity BrainwavesNI
Handthrown Pottery classes start on 29 May. Classes to suit beginners and intermediate level. Contact 79628428 for more information or to register.
Parish hall desertmartin
Craft session on Wednesday 6 June and Nutrition course on Wednesday 6 June. Both classes are Bee Project funded and are open to anyone who has completed one programme with the Bee Project. Phone Olive 07887614094 for further details.
S.G.A.R.A. / Hall Committee will welcome Carol McKee from Age-Well Project to a meeting on Monday 4 June at 7.00 pm. She will talk about services for older people in the Mid-Ulster area.
Social Dance Classes with Joe commence on Tuesday 5 June, 8.00 pm – 10.00 pm. Admission. £4. All welcome
ST COLM’S GAA
400 Club Winners: £300 Setanta Gribben £50Gerard McCann, £50 Terence Lindsay.
Anyone with any additional black bags of old clothes for Feile fundraising, please leave them at the Clubhouse, in the home changing room, today Sunday 28 May.
Ballinascreen Golf Classic on Friday 29 June at Moyola Golf Park. To enter a 4 Ball or sponsor a hole please contact Michael O’Neil.
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.
POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX
A Church that loves the poor is always tuned to the God Channel. It never loses the Gospel signal.