BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 12 AUGUST 2018

August 8, 2018

No. 1718 ~ NINETEENTH 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 ~ 10.00 am and 6.00 pm

Wednesday ~ 12 noon

Thursday and Friday ~ 10.00 am

 

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Wednesday  - 10.00 am

 

St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns

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 14: St Maximilian Kolbe:

Wednesday 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a holyday of obligation.  Masses for the holyday are listed below.

Thursday 16: St Stephen of Hungary.

Friday 17: Our Lady of Knock.

 

MASSES FOR FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

Tuesday August 14 ~ Vigil Masses

 6.00 pm ~ Holy Rosary

7.30 pm ~ St Patrick’s Keenaught.

Wednesday August 15

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

10.00 am ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

12 noon ~ Holy Rosary

7.30 pm ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary during July and August

 

DEATHS

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

Sarah Watson, Ballinascreen Fold,

Elizabeth O’Hagan, Desertmartin,

Liam McGuigan, Desertmartin.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Annie McMonagle, Brendan O’Hagan, Felix Magee, Mary Murray,

Larry Mulligan.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Patsy Murphy Dunmurray Sunday 19 August in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00 am.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Ellen Brigid McGuigan, Beanfield, Youghal, Co Cork,

Connor Patrick Corbett, Glenelly Villas,

Rose Ellen O'Kane, Sixtowns Road,

James Joseph McGrath, Carnamoney Lane.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Monthly   Collection: £2725

Church Renovation Fund: £1250

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH WEBCAM

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

www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

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 FESTIVAL in the grounds of Dean McGlinchey Park on  Tuesday August 21 starting at 6.30 pm.

Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy a pleasant community event which will feature music by Bleed’n 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 and ice-cream will be available to buy.

This Parish Family Fun Festival will conclude at 9.30 pm with a spectacular Fireworks Display!  

Please spread the word! 

Everyone very welcome!

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

To ensure that this Parish Event will be a great success we still need the help of  more 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 as soon as possible.

 

GREAT RELIGIOUS ARTICLES GIVE AWAY

Many families have countless religious articles (religious pictures, medals, statues, rosaries etc)  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 or in the boxes in all Church porches. 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.

 

BALLINASCREEN PADRE PIO LAY COMMITTEE

The National Pilgrimage in honour of St Pio takes place at Knock Shrine on Sunday 16 September. A coach will leave from Holy Rosary Church at 7.00 am, and will return at 10.00 pm approx. Fare, including breakfast, is £20.  To book phone 07836366949, 79628920 or 07732125316,as soon as possible please.

 

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

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.

 

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION

Annual National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 9 September at 2.30pm.  Everybody welcome to come to honour and thank  Grandparents, alive and dead, for all they have done down through generations. 

Chief Celebrant will be Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio.  Knock Choir, Tuttle Family and Dana will sing 'Our Lady of Knock.'  Children are asked to write a prayer for their grandparent(s) and all prayers brought / sent to Knock Shrine will be blessed on the day. For further details view www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org  

Sts Joachim and Anne, Parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus, pray for us.

 

SLIEVE GALLION A.R.A.

  • Monthly meeting  on Tuesday 14 August at 8.00 pm in St Mary's Hall, Desertmartin.

  • A  few places, including tickets, available on the bus for Pope Francis's Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26 August. Contact Chris Trainor, a.s.a.p. please on 79631425  or  07546 010560.

 

H&A FAMILY FUN DAY

H&A are celebrating 25 years in business and as part of their celebrations are fundraising for two charities ~ NI Cancer Fund for Children and South Derry Down Syndrome Group. As part of their fund raising events they are hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday 19 August at An Rath Dubh Moneyneena from 12 noon until 4.00 pm. The Fun Day will feature many fun activities including bouncy castles, fun games, face painters, balloon modelling, local craft stalls, ice cream, hot food and much more! A collection bucket will be at the gate for donations and all proceeds will go to their two wonderful charities. A fantastic day out for all the family so please come to support a worthy cause.

 

BUSKING FESTIVAL / FUN DAY

This year's Busking Festival will be on Sunday 26 August. The committee have incorporated an Art Competition aimed at current Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils from the Parish of Ballinascreen. The piece of art must be completed on an A4 page, using any medium of your choice. It must focus on some aspect of the Parish. Final copies are to be handed into the Credit Union before Thursday 23 August with child’s name, school and contact number. Winners will be announced at the Festival. Prizes will be: 1st -  £30, 2nd - £20 and 3rd -  £10.

  • The committee seeks the parishioners’ cooperation by ensuring St. Patrick’s Street is car free from 7.00 am on Sunday 26 August.

 

DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC

  • A few places are left on the Summer Camp from 20 to 24 August. Camp runs from 10.00am - 1.00 pm each day.

  • FDC resumes on Sunday 26 August at The Backrow 3G. Training is from 10.00 am – 11.00 am and is open to all children born between 2009 and 2014.

  • Tickets are on sale now for the 50th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday 6 October at The Wild Duck. Ticket price includes a return bus from Draperstown For further information on any of the above please see www.draperstownceltic.co.uk

 

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Charity is the most effective form of witness, because in it people see the love of God.

 

OFFICIAL 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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