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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 8 JULY 2018

No. 1713 ~ FOURTEENTH 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

Monday 9: Saints Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions.

Wednesday 11: St Benedict, abbot, Patron of Europe.

Friday 13: St Henry.

Saturday 14: St Camillus de Lellis. Patron of nurses, hospitals and sick.

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 during July and August.

DEATH

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

John McCullagh, Plumbridge.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

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

Teresa McGuigan, Cahore Terrace Friday 13 July in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Dr Cyril Harkin

Angela McEldowney, Paddy Trolan, Eugene Corbett, Mary Crilly James McNally, Patrick McKenna

DATES FOR THE 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 and the centenary of his having received on his body the stigmata, (the wounds of Jesus on the cross ) Bishop McKeown, will be the chief celebrant at a Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 3.00 pm.

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

Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2805

Church Renovation : £ 1509.61

Many thanks to all who contributed

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.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks a generous donation for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.

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 further details.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme for babies and children aged 0-4 years, every Friday from 10.30 am to 11.00 am. New members welcome.

  • Big Summer Read for children up to 15 years old, continues until Friday 31 August. Free activity booklets for each child participating. Competition with a free family break to St.John’s Point Lighthouse, Co Down as a prize.

  • Adult Reading Group will not meet during the summer.

  • Knit and Natter Group may continue over the summer months.

  • Library will close for 1 week from 12- 20 July. Reopens Saturday 21 July.

  • Library will close at 5.00 pm on Tuesdays during July and August.

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

  • Community Fun Day on today, 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.

  • 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.

BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION

June Quarterly Cash Draw Winners:

£10,000 Mr Dominic John Convery, Dunlogan Road.

£5,000 Mrs Georgina McGlone, Glenelly Villas.

HUDY'S WAY WALK

Walk for MacMillan Cancer Support on Saturday 28 July. Walk will start at An Rath Dubh at 9.00 am and finish at there also, when tea and sandwiches will be served. There is an option of the full Hudy's Way walk or a shorter walk starting at 11.00 am. Registration from 8.00 am at An Rath Dubh. For further information contact Joseph McCullagh on 07841820228 or josephmccullagh@hotmail.co.uk

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP

The following trips are planned:

25 July: Boat Trip to Donegal Bay

5 August: Moynalty Vintage Day.

26 August: Pope's Mass in Phoenix Park. Bus and tickets.

September/October 2-3 day break in Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

19 December: Daniel O'Donnell Christmas Show. All trips depend on numbers. If interested in any proposed trip please Contact Chris: 79631425 or 07546 010560 as soon as possible.

KNOCKNAGIN HALL DESERTMARTIN

Monthly Tea Dance on Friday 13 July. Dancing 9.00 pm – midnight. Music by Outbound Express . Admission £5.00 includes light supper.

Tea Dances will also be on Friday 10 August and on Friday 31August.

DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC

  • Membership for 2018/2019 season is now due. Registration must be completed online and early registration is appreciated to help with planning.

  • IFA Summer Camp at Backrow 3G from Monday 20 to Friday 24 August from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm each day.

  • 50th Anniversary Dinner. Tickets still available to buy online for dinner on 6 October. Special guests include Sky Sports presenter Orla Chennaoui and Derry City manager Kenny Shields.

For more details on DC events please visit www.draperstownceltic.co.uk

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners £300 Margaret Diamond £50 Brian Rafferty £50 - Gavin Bradley

  • Golf Raffle Winners:B&B + Dinner for 2 at Redcastle Hotel: Pauline Brunton ~ 32'' TV: Connor McKenna ~ Galway Crystal Glasses: Mary Laird ~ Bottle of Spirits: Kegan Conway

  • Congratulations to Doire U17 Hurlers on their recent All Ireland win, especially club players; Ronan, Oisin, Lee, Jake, Jamie, James, Emmett, Padhraic, Oran and coach Kevin.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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