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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 5 AUGUST 2018

No. 1717 ~ EIGHTEENTH 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 Eugene's Church, Moneyneena

Wednesday - 7.30pm

St Columba’s Church, Straw

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 6: The Transfiguration Of The Lord.

Tuesday 7: Saints Sixtus II, pope and Companions, martyrs.

Wednesday 8: St Dominic. Lived 1170 – 1221. Founded the Order of Preachers (Dominicans).

Thursday 9: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). She was born in 1891 in Poland the seventh child in a Jewish family. In 1922 she became a Catholic and a Carmelite nun. She died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz on 9 August 1942.

Friday 10: St Lawrence. Died in 258. Patron saint of the poor and of cooks.

Saturday 11: St Clare. Born at Assisi in 1193. She was founder of the Poor Clares and lived an austere life, abounding in works of piety and charity. She died in 1253.

PADRE PIO MASS

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday August 6 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and Novena Prayers at 7.10 pm.

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the families and relatives of

Seamus Noel Thayapharan, Mallon Villas,

Margaret Higgns, Desertmartin

Margaret Kelly (nee O’Kane) Philadelphia,

James Berryman, Limavady,

Annie McCracken, Lissan.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mary Walsh, Patrick McKernan,

Bernard Haughey,

Elizabeth McCullagh,

Mary McKernan, Trevor Campbell.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Stacey-Leigh Horne and Patrick Donnelly who were married recently in our Parish.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary during July and August.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

To celebrate the opening of the WMOF in Dublin on Wednesday August 22, Ballinascreen Parish is hosting a Free Family Fun Event in the grounds of Dean McGlinchey Park on the eveniing of Tuesday August 21.

Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a pleasant community event which will feature music by Bleedin’ Cowboys and a variety of side shows including a Craft Tent, Magic Show, Puppet Show, Storytelling, Play Trailer, Prayer Tent and lots more fun activities for all. Tea and juice will be served. Hot food available to buy.

The event will conclude with a spectacular Fireworks Display! Please spread the word! Everyone welcome.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

To ensure that this Parish Event will be a great success we need the help of many adult volunteers. Help will be needed during Tuesday afternoon to assist with necessary preparations and help will also be needed during the Event. If you are willing to help either in the afternoon with the preparations or at the Event itself please contact the Parish Office by phone or email on or before Tuesday August 7.

GREAT RELIGIOUS ARTICLES GIVE AWAY

Many families have countless religious articles (religious pictures, medals, statues, rosaries etc) 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. Religious objects may still be left in the Parish Office during opening hours. At 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.

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.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2226

Church Renovation Fund: £1335.50

Many thanks to all who contributed.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

KNOCKNAGIN HALL

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

  • 5 Steps to Wellbeing programme funded by The Public Agency:

5 Steps = Give, Be Active, Connect, Keep Learning & Take Notice.

Crochet Class with tutor Mary Kelly, for 4 weeks, commencing Tuesday 14 August 11.00 am-1.00 pm, classes also on 17, 21and 24 August. Open to all from 12years old upwards. Bring wool and a size 4 or 4.5 crochet hook.

Culinary Creations with Mark Wilson Exercise Programme with Christopher Trainor: Light exercises on Monday 20 and 27 August 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Mental Health Awareness Talk with Danielle and Denise, focusing on suicide awareness and the aftermath for family: 3 hour session in October Cook It! Programme for the over 50s funded by the Public Health Agency

6 Cook It! sessions looking at how to cook healthy on a budget. Starts Tuesday 4 September 11.00 am - 1.00 pm and on following 5 Tuesdays.

To book a place on any event listed, please contact Olive 07887614094 or Anne 79642711.

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Before helping others, we need to have a personal encounter with God: we need time to pray and to listen to His Word.

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

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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