No. 1709 ~ TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
All Masses celebrated in Holy Rosary Church will be streamed live on the parish website:
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
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
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 11: St Barnabas. He was on of the first converts in Jerusalem and accompanied St Paul on his first missionary journey.
Wednesday 13: St Anthony of Padua. Franciscan priest and Doctor of the Church. He was born in Portugal and died in Padua in 1231 aged 36.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 11, after 10.00 am Mass and concludes with Mass at 7.30 pm.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 11, Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June.
CEMETERY SUNDAY 2018
Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in Ballinascreen on Sunday 17 June:
STRAW 2.00 pm
SIXTOWNS 3.30 pm
MONEYNEENA 4.30 pm
Please gather at your family grave before the Ceremony begins. Please bring a small container of water (ONE for each grave) to the Ceremony. This water will be blessed by the priests during the Ceremony. A member of each family will be invited to sprinkle holy water on the grave after the prayers of blessing over all the graves have been recited by the priests. At each Ceremony we will also remember by name all those parishioners who were buried in Ballinascreen since Cemetery Sunday last year.
A gate collection will be taken up, at the end of each ceremony to help with the upkeep of the graveyards. Please use the white envelope (at the back of each box of envelopes) marked Special Collection No 1 for this collection. Thank you.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Kathleen Bradley High Street,
Mary Shaw, Desertmartin.
Michael McCullagh, Angela Conville, Margaret Hegarty, Oliver Sargent, Patrick McWilliams.
DERRY DIOCESAN PASTORAL PLAN 2018-2021
‘God is Love’
Bishop McKeown has announced the publication of a Diocesan Pastoral Plan for 2018-2021 in the diocese, ‘God is Love’. The Plan is the result of a two-year programme of work by the Interim Diocesan Pastoral Council, consisting of 14 men and women - laity from across the diocese, Religious and clergy.
It is a first step in developing a co-responsible Church at parish and diocesan level, identifying paths that might lead to solutions to the many challenges we face, including the practical need to plan for the times when priests will not be present in the way that they have been up to now.
A number of printed copies of the Plan have been received for the parish and a pdf version of it is also available to view and download on the diocesan website www.derrydiocese.org
You are invited to read it.
The main work of implementing the Plan will begin after the summer break. Bishop McKeown asks for your prayers and support, in the knowledge that everything done in faith and love will bear fruit in God’s own good time.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
A meeting of the above society will be held on Monday June 11 in Holy Rosary Church, immediately after the 7.30 pm Mass. Rosary will be recited at 7.10 pm.
Annual Society Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 23 June. Anointing of sick at 2.30 pm and Mass at 3.00 pm.
MASS OF ST PEREGRINE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
A first-class relic of Saint Peregrine and the blessing of St Peregrine's Oil, which will be available to take home,will be at 7.30 pm Mass on Monday 11 June in St Columb's Church, Waterside, Derry. One may venerate the relic and receive a blessing with it after Mass. Light refreshments in the Parish Hall afterwards. All welcome.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Anna Mary McLoughlin, Derrynoyd Road.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Caoimhe Hegarty and Paul Kidd who were married recently.
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.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2840
Church Renovation Collection: £1600
Many thanks to all who contributed.
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.
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:
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG
Pilgrimage from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June led by Bishop McKeown. For information or to register, please contact Catechetical Centre 71264087 or email email@example.com
LOUGH DERG 2018
3 Day Pilgrimage season 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.
ICON PAINTING WORKSHOP
Workshop in Knock, 8 - 13 October. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
FÉASTA SRÁIDE - STREET FESTIVAL
Glór na Speiríní invite you to a Street Festival Day on Sunday 10 June from 2.30 pm – 6.00 pm in An Mheitheal, Gaelscoil na Speiríní. Straw. This is a national event where people come together and share food, prepared by the people participating, and enjoy the company of new and old friends. Tá fáilte roimh chách.All welcome.
Available to eligible community-led and voluntary organisations who will primarily focus on supporting women, families and/or children through a project in Ballinascreen. The fund aims to assist groups tackle rural poverty and / or social isolation to 31 January 2019 only. Funding may be used for short term, capital projects or longer term running costs. Funding available under four themes: 1) Health and well-being, 2)Education/IT, 3) Leisure /Recreation 4) Community Facilities / Environment.
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Free Flower Arranging demonstration Tuesday 12 June at 7.00 pm.
Parish hall desertmartin
Brookfield Renewable Energy Open Day at Crockandun Wind Farm on Thursday 14 June, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Light refreshments served. a bus will leave St. Columba’s P.S Sixtowns Road, at 6.00 pm and 6.30 pm.
Social Dance classes with Joe on Tuesdays from 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
MAGHERA LOCAL COMMITTEE CANCER RESEARCH
As Good As New Shop, Coleraine Road. 16 – 30 June. Daily 10.00 am -4.00 pm. All donations greatly appreciated and may be left at premises
American Independence Celebrations at Kinturk Cultural Centre, Cookstown BT80 0JD starting at 10.00 am on Saturday 30 June with American Style Breakfast and family fun day. BBQ, dance and fireworks from 7.00 pm.
Sunday 1 July: Pageant Parade from Lavery's Bar at 2.30 pm with bands, floats and fancy dress. All welcome.
CAMPA CHORMAIC 2018
Irish Language & Games Summer Camps. Campa 1: St. Colm’s High School, Monday 2 July – Friday 7 July for Year 8 - Year 12. Campa 2: An Abhainn Bheag (Owenbeg), Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August P5-P7. View www.campachormaic.com or phone 07955619378 or 07746889003 to register and for further details.
BC FITNESS DRAPERSTOWN
Opening hours: Monday to Friday; 9.00 am - 9:30 pm, Saturday; 9.00 am - 8.00 pm, Sunday; 10.30 am- 4:30 pm.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners
£300 Mickey and Fidelma McGlone
£50 Tristen Caulfield
£50 Sean Donnelly
Car Treasure Hunt on Saturday 16 June, meet at Clubhouse at 5.00 pm. £10 per car. Great prizes to be won.
Summer Camp 2018. Anyone willing to volunteer, please send a private message to the Club Facebook or contact a committee member.
Golf Classic. Last few remaining tee time's remaining. Contact Club Chairman Michael O'Neill for details.