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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 1 JULY 2018

No. 1712 ~ THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary: 6.00 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 are 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 Mass

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 3: St Thomas, apostle.

Wednesday 4: St Elizabeth of Portugal.

Thursday 5: St Anthony Zaccaria.

Friday 6: St Maria Goretti.

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

In Keenaught the Saturday Vigil Mass will be at the new time of 7.30 pm. No 11.30 am Mass on Sunday mornings in Keenaught. This new arrangement will be reviewed at the end of the summer months.

Padre Pio Mass

  • Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietreclina will be celebrated on Monday July 2 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. Rosary and novena prayers commence at 7.10 pm.

  • Annual subscriptions for the Voice of Padre Pio magazine are now due, can be paid at July Mass. Enclose £13 in a sealed envelope please with your name and full address.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 9, Thursday 12 and Friday 13 July .

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

NO Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church during July and August.

DEATHS

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

Sophia Conway, Bradley Park,

Mairead McGlade, Rochdale,

Margaret Chambers, Maghera.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mary Rogers, Siobhan Lappin,

Tilly Stewart, Art McNamee,

Gerry Madden, James Anthony Toner.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Dr Cyril Harkin, Tobermore Road, Sunday 8 July in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

Tuesday August 21: County Derry Deanery Family Event to be held in Dean McGlinchey Park in the evening to celebrate the opening of the World Meeting of Families on Wednesday August 22, culminating in the visit to Ireland of the Holiness Pope Francis.

More details to follow.

Sunday September 23: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of St Pio of Pietrlecina (Padre Pio ) and the centenary of his having received on his body the stigmata (the wounds of Jesus on the cross ) Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry will be the chief celebrant at Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm.

LOURDES 2018

Fr Madden is accompanying Bishop Donal McKeown on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes which begins today, Sunday July 1. He will offer Mass in Lourdes for the intentions of all parishioners.

PARISH WEBCAM

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church and any periods of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament are transmitted live on the parish website:

www.parishofballinascreen.com

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: £2252

World Meeting of Families: £1440

Many thanks to all who contributed

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Bronagh Kelly and Daniel McMullan who were married recently in our parish.

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.

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 Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality – phone Lorraine on 00353 71 9861518 or email info@loughderg.org

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. 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. No appointment necessary. Available Thursdays: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm, 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.

COUNSELLING SERVICE FOR ADULTS

Counselling service available for a wide range of issues.

Counselling Services for Young People

Counselling Centre offers low caost counselling and support services for young people aged 12 to 18 years. Please contact Counselling Centre, phone (094) 9375032 or email counsellingteam@knockshrine.ie for more details.

AN RATH DUBH MONEYNEENA

Annual BBQ on Saturday 14 July, music by Bleed'n Cowboys. Food served at 8.30 pm. Tickets £12.50, available from An Ráth Dubh, committee members or reserve on An Ráth Dubh Facebook page.

Sixtowns Cross Community Group

  • Dance Night in Sixtowns Hall on Friday 6 July. Music by Still Water. Doors open 9.30 pm. Admission £6.

  • Community Fun Day on Sunday 8 July from 3.00 pm -6.00 pm. Live Music by Fizzer, Puppet and Magic Show, bouncy castles, face painting and more. All welcome. Admission £3 including all activities. Hot food and refreshments served. Thanks to Mid Ulster District Council for supporting this event.

  • Coffee morning in Sixtowns Hall Sunday 15 July 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. If you wish to donate homemade or shop bought goods for this fundraising event please contact 07769289385.

ST MARY'S P.S., DRAPERSTOWN

We would like to extend a huge thanks to our whole school community for the tremendous hard work and support during the year. We are delighted to be celebrating a myriad of awards and acknowledgments including:

County Derry Indoor Camogie Champions, Ulster Camogie Champions, Mid-Ulster Large School Track and Field Champions, Girls Overall Track and Field Champions, Best Kept School in the North Eastern Area, Best Kept School in Northern Ireland, Shortlisted for Marketing Guru Award in Dublin for our Junior Entrepreneur Project and Sentinus Young Innovators STEM Challenge Finalists in Belfast.

Our choir and musicians were invited to provide the music for Catholic Schools’ Week, Diocesan Mass in St. Eugene’ Cathedral, Derry and we organised the largest exhibition of children’s Iconography ever held in Ireland in conjunction with the Irish Association of Iconographers. What an exceptional year! Congratulations everyone.

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Carol McKee from Age Well Project will talk on Services for Older People in the Mid-Ulster Area on Monday 2 July at 7.30 pm in St Mary.'s Hall, Desertmartin. Non-members and members welcome. Monthly meeting for members will follow.

MAGHERA LIBRARY

Extended opening hours every evening after normal opening hours which are 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily. Extended hours are Monday to Friday 5.00 pm – 10.00 pm and Saturday 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

BC FITNESS DRAPERSTOWN

Yoga with Paula on Tuesdays at 10am. Spaces limited. Cost £5 per person.

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:

£300 Caitlin McPeake

£50 Fiona Rodgers £50 Ollie Quinn

  • Ballinascreen Summer Camp 2018 commences Monday 2 July until Thursday 5 July 10.00 am -2.00 pm daily with a FREE Family Fun Night open to everyone on Friday 6 July from 6.00 pm, with BBQ followed by music in the Club. All children registered for the Summer Camp should arrive at 10.00 am each day and bring their own hurl/helmet (if they have one), bring a healthy packed lunch (no nuts), wear sun cream and bring water. All children must be collected at 2.00 pm. NO registrations will be accepted on any day of Summer Camp.

Summer Camp is FULL.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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