BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 24 JUNE 2018

June 21, 2018

No. 1711 ~ THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary:                            6.00 pm    

St Eugene’s Moneyneena:        7.30 pm

SUNDAY

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:  

www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

 

St Columba’s Church 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

Wednesday 27: St Cyril, bishop and doctor of the Church. Died in 444.

Thursday 28: St Irenaeus, lived just after the time of the apostles and knew those who had seen and talked with them.

Friday 29: St Peter and St Paul. Twin founders of the Church in Rome.

Saturday 30: The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church.

 

SUMMER MASS TIMES

As it gets increasingly difficult to find priests to cover Masses when one of the priests of the parish is away,  the following changes are being made to Mass times in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parishes.

Begining next weekend,  Saturday 30 June, there will be no Saturday Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 7.30  pm.

In St Patrick’s Keenaught the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at the new time of 7.30 pm.

On Sunday mornings there will be no 11.30 am Mass in St  Aptrick’s Keenaught.  This new arrangement will be reviewed at the end of the summer months.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 25,  commences after 10.00 am Mass and concludes with Mass  at 7.30 pm.

 

DEATHS

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

Hugh Heron, Bancran,

Barney McGuigan, Moykeeran,

Briedge Morgan, Carrickfergus.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Peggy McWilliams, Mary B Cuskeran,

John McWilliams, Teresa Brennan,

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Kathleen Bradley, High Street on Sunday July 1 at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church, Straw.

 

DIOCESAN PASTORAL PLAN

‘God is Love’

Bishop McKeown has recently 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. 

A  pdf version of it is 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.

 

BAPTISM

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

Darragh Stephen McCullagh,Sydney.

 

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

Weekly  Collection: £2255

Church Renovation  Collection: £1720.40  

Graveyard Maintenance Collection £3555.05

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

TRÓCAIRE 2018

Many thanks to all who contributed to this year’s Trócaire Lenten Collection in our parish, which totalled  £6864.

 

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.

 

PARISH DRAW

June Draw will be held tomorrow, Monday June 25.  The results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

 

ANNUAL FRIENDS’ SERVICE

annual Friends’ Service on today, Sunday 24 June at 3.00 pm in

St Anne’s Church, Sixtowns.   Rev Carmen extends a warm welcome to all.  The Service will be followed by refreshments in Sixtowns Community Hall.

 

LOUGH DERG 2018

Three Day Pilgrimages:

You may begin any day until 13 August. Booking not required. Daily boats to the island 10.30 am - 3.00 pm, 7 days per week.

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.

One Day Retreats:

August ~ 18, 19, 20, 27, 28 and 29.

September ~ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30.   All One Day Retreats commence at 10.20 am and conclude at approximately 4.30 pm. Cost €40  includes all refreshments and return boat. Booking essential phone 00353719861518  or email info@loughderg.org   or view website www.loughderg.org to book.

 

KNOCK SHRINE 2018

Pilgrimage Season continues until October 14.

  • Anointing of the Sick daily at 12 noon and 3.00 pm. Sunday 2.30 pm.

  • Confessions daily in Chapel of Reconciliation 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.

  • Stations of the Cross and Rosary Procession 2.00 pm  (Mon – Sat).

  • Guided Prayer Sessions in the prayer guidance centre. Take some time for quiet prayer, meditation and to listen to the word of God. Monday - Friday: 

12 noon; 4.15 pm and 8.15 pm.

Saturday and  Sunday:

12 noon, 5.00 pm and 8.15 pm.

  • Counselling Centre Drop-In  Service People are offered an opportunity to discuss difficult or challenging life issues in a caring and confidential environment. People may attend single sessions to reflect on and discuss personal issues or concerns. No appointment necessary. Available  Thursdays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm and Fridays: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm. This service is available to any person aged over 18. There is no set fee for a session at the drop-in listening service. No appointment is needed to use this service.

 

COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR ADULTS

People may seek the support of a counselling service for a wide range of issues.

Counselling Services for Young People

Counselling Centre offers counselling and support services for young people aged 12 to 18 years.  Sessions are available at low cost and after school hours appointments are available.This services provide a supportive and confidential space for young people to address difficulties or issues they may be facing.

Please contact Knock Counselling Centre, phone (094) 9375032 or email counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie for more  details  on counselling services.

 

NOTE OF THANKS

The ladies from Ballinascreen who completed the mini marathon in Dublin wish to thank everyone for their kind donations. £1035 was raised through sponsorship and was divided equally between Marie Curie and S.T.E.P.S.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE ART EXHIBITION

Free exhibition of work completed in Kilcronaghan’s weekly painting class will be held on Monday 25 June from 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm and from 2.00 pm – 8.00 pm  on Tuesday 26 until Friday 29 June. Original art work, all by local artists. Come along and view your family and friends’ paintings. Everyone welcome.

 

COMMUNITY GRANTS

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.

E mail cwsan@aol.com for further details.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:

£300: Dympna Rodgers 

£50: Lucy McWilliams, Cora Rafferty

  • Golf Classic on Friday 29 June.  If you would like to sponsor a hole, or a 4 ball (only limited morning tee times remain) please contact Frankie McCloskey 07803600318 or Michael O'Neill 07753819230 ASAP.

 

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Love is always at the service of others. Because love is seen in actions, not words.

 

OFFICIAL FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

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

For more information view:

www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

 

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