BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 29 JULY 2018

July 29, 2018

No. 1716 ~ SEVENTEENTH 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 FOR THIS WEEK

Holy Rosary Church

Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Tuesday - Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Church Straw

Wednesday and  Friday  ~ 7.30 pm

 

All Masses celebrated in  Holy Rosary Church are streamed live on the parish website:  

www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

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 30: St Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor of the Church.

Tuesday 31: St Ignatius of Loyola, priest.  Liver 1491 -1556.  Founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

Wednesday 1: St Alphonsus Liguori. Lived 1696 – 1787.  Founder of the Redemptorist Congregation.

Saturday 4: St John Vianney, priest.  Lived 1786 – 1859. Patron of priests.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary during July and August.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will attend the sick in his care on Monday 30 July and Wednesday 1 August.

Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 30 July, Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

John Campbell, Drumard, on Sunday 29 July in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.

Anna McEldowney Strawmore, Wednesday 1 August in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.

Joe Hegarty Sixtowns Road on Friday 3 August in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

John Campbell, Anna McEldowney,

Joe Hegarty.

Padraig Donnelly, Joseph McAllister, Ayna McCloskey, Charles Conville,

Bill Brennan.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection: £2266

Church Renovation: £1395

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Barra Brendan Brunton, Mulinderg,

Connie McGuigan, Mulinderg.

 

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.

 

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.  

Special One Day Retreats:

Friday August 17 ~ Family Day

Monday September 3~ Quiet Day

Thursday September 20 ~ Finding God In The Mess

Saturday September 29 ~ Living With Suicide.

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.

 

PRO-LIFE TALKS

"Dispelling the darkness, spreading the light of truth and keeping abortion out of Northern Ireland.” Tuesday 31 July at 7.30 pm in the Carmelite Centre, Termonbacca Derry and Thursday 2 August 7.30pm in Walsh’s Hotel, Maghera. Speakers include: Fr. Shenan  Boquet (USA),  President of Human Life International, Patrick McCrystal, HLI Ireland and others. Bring your friends! For more information phone 0035385 8608835.

 

FRIENDS OF AFRICA

On behalf of Friends of Africa, and in particular the parishioners of Ngudu Parish, Tanzania, Damien McCoy wishes to express his deepest gratitude to all those who contributed to the recent street collection, which raised £ 842. The generosity of all those in the parish who contributed to this and other fundraising efforts is greatly appreciated. Thank you

 

THE CHALLENGE OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE CHURCH IN IRELAND

Ahead of World Meeting of Families, American journalist, John L Allen Jnr, will talk on ‘The Challenge of Pope Francis to the Church in Ireland’ reflecting on the recent writings of the Holy Father.  This free event to which everyone is very welcome will take place in St Mary’s College, Northland. Derry on Friday 17 August at 7.30pm. John is the editor of Crux (Cruxnow.com), specialising in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church. He is the author of nine books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs, and is a popular speaker on Catholicism both in the United States and internationally.

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH COORDINATOR

Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre Invites applications for the post of Diocesan Youth Coordinator.  This post represents the continuing development and commitment in Youth Ministry by the Diocese of Derry and will be a challenging undertaking for the successful candidate. The main focus of the post will be working with young people, schools and parishes to help them live their faith vibrantly in their school, parish and community. Engaging young people in faith and the activity of the Church will be the post holder’s priority.  To be successful you will need to have:

  • A degree in a relevant discipline - Education, Theology, Religious Education or Pastoral Studies.

  • Evidence of working with young people in a leadership capacity

  • Active involvement in the spiritual and sacramental life of the Catholic Church at parish and/or diocesan level. Application Form, Job Description and Personal Specification may be obtained by emailing office@derrydiocese.org or by phoning 71262302.

Completed applications must be returned not later than 4.00 pm on 25 July.

 

KNOCKNAGIN HALL

  • Monthly Tea Dance - Friday 10 August from 9.00 pm-midnight.  Music by Liam McLaughlin, Admission £5.00 includes light supper.

  • Tea Dance Friday 31 August. Music by Michael Mawhinney.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

  • Sewing classes for 5 weeks with Rosemary McGrath commence Friday 7 September from 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm. Cost £20 payable on first class. To register contact Olive 07887614094.

  • Country Music Concert - Sunday 23 September.

  • Christmas Craft Fair- Sunday 11 November. Contact Ashlinn on 07802352009 to book a table. £20 / table or £30 for 2 tables.

  • Talent Showcase on Saturday 24 November. To enter phone / text Michael on 07795563365.

 

MARY'S MEALS

Mary’s Meals began by feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002 and now feeds over 1,257,278 children daily in the world’s poorest communities.To raise funds and awareness of Mary's Meals walks throughout Ireland will start on 7 August from Malin, Derry, Armagh, Coalisland, Lurgan, Dublin, Kilkenny and Limerick.  All will arrive in Knock on 15 August. For further information on this walk and their work view  www.sbs4marysmeals.ie or phone Fr Eamonn Kelly 00353879077985

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:

£300 Nicole Burns, £50 Conan Bradley, £50 Olivia McEldowney.

  • Congratulations to Ballinascreen Senior Ladies Football team who won the Senior County Championship last Saturday, beating Steelstown 3-03 to 0-10. 

  • Club Shop  open every Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Prayer is never in vain: it always brings forth something new that, sooner or later, bears fruit.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018

To celebrate the opening of the WMOF in Dublin on Wednesday August 22, Ballinascreen Parish is hosting a Family Fun Evening in the grounds of Dean McGlinchey Park on Tuesday evening August 21 that will be open to all.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

One of the ideas that we are proceeding with is the ~ Great Religious Articles Give Away.

Many families have countless religious articles that are stored in drawers or presses, that have been replaced by newer ones. Many people do not like the idea of throwing the old ones away. Next weekend students currently doing the Pope John Paul II Awards will be at the back of the church at all Masses in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin to collect any religious pictures, medals, statues, rosaries etc  that are no longer being used. Religious objects may also be left in the Parish Office during opening hours.

On the evening of the Family Fun Event, a stall will display all these religious articles and for a small anonymous donation those who would like to take one or more home may do so.

 

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. 

Amen

 

 

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