BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 6 MAY 2018

May 6, 2018

No. 1704 ~ SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary:                            6.00 pm    

Moneyneena:                            7.30 pm

SUNDAY

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

Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Wednesday ~ 10.00 am

Thursday ~ 10.00 am

Friday ~ 10.00 am

 

St Columba’s Straw

Tuesday ~ 10.00 am

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

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 8: Blessed John Sullivan, born in Dublin on May 8 1861. His was the first ever beatification celebrated in Ireland on 13 May 2017 in St Francis Xavier Church.

Thursday 10: St Comgall.

 

MASS ON TUESDAY 8 MAY

As Tuesday 8 May is the feast of Blessed John Sullivan, the 10.00 am Mass will be celebrated in St Columba’s Church, Straw where his picture is venerated.

 

PRAYER FOR LIFE

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday in St Columba’s Church Straw from 6.00 pm - 7.25 pm. Please join in this Prayer for Life to protect the unborn and to support their mothers and fathers in choosing to continue with their pregnancies, especially in difficult circumstances. All welcome.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

In Holy Rosary Church, Monday May 7 commencing after 10.00 am Mass and continues until Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

PADRE PIO MASS

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina on Monday 7 May at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and novena prayers at 7.15 pm.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Downey will attend the sick in his care on Monday 7, Thursday 10 and Friday 11.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Brian McCloskey Fivemilestraight

Saturday 12 May in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Mary Frances McWilliams, Ballinascreen Fold, Saturday 5 May in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.

Margaret Bottomley (nee McCloskey)

Moneyneena on Sunday May 13 in  St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00 am.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

James Kennedy, Mary Cleary,

James McNamee, Francis McGurk, Elizabeth Henry, Pat Armour.

 

DEATHS

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

Mary Ann Burke, Gortnaghey,

Joe McGlade, Australia.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection:£1881

Church Renovation Collection: £1205.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

CONFIRMATION 2018

We congratulate all our P7 children who were confirmed last Sunday by Bishop McKeown. Sincere thanks to the teachers and principals of our primary schools who prepared the children for their Confirmation. We are also grateful to St Columba’s Parish Choir and everyone who helped in many different ways to ensure our children’s Confirmation Ceremony in St Columba’s Church was special. Thanks also to the children’s parents and sponsors whom we encourage to continue supporting these children on their faith journey.   We also thank St Colm’s GAC for the refreshments after the Ceremony.

 

PARISH DRAW

The Parish Draw commences its new year at the end of this month.  Over the years it has made a very valuable contribution to the funds of the Parish, as well as providing £2000 in prizes to you, the contributors each month.  We are very grateful to our many parishioners and friends who support this Draw and we trust this support will continue. We are also encouraging more parishioners and friends to please support the Draw this year. Annual subscription is £60 or £5 per month.  It is our hope that you will give the promoters your support when they call over the next few weeks. You may also join the Draw through the Parish Office. We would also like to acknowledge and sincerely thank all the Promoters who willingly give so much of their time to collecting each month. Their work is greatly appreciated. If you are willing to become a Promoter in your area or work place please contact the Parish Office. Promoters’ cards now  in Parish Office.

 

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

A group of young people from the Parish are accompanying the sick on the Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes as helpers. To assist  with their fund raising efforts, there will be a special collection after each of the Masses next weekend, 12 and 13 May.  Your support would be greatly appreciated. Therefore there will be NO SVP collection next weekend. 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018

Saturday 12 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.

Saturday 19 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown at 11.00 am.

Saturday 19 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 11 am.

 

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Brenda Mullan and Gareth McGuigan who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.

 

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 please give their name to the Parish Office before Thursday of the relevant week.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

Pilgrimage from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown.  Coach travelling from St Eugene’s Cathedral, via Strabane.  For pilgrims travelling by coach, cost is £80 per person (which includes all transport and pilgrimage costs).  A non-refundable deposit of £20 per person is required to secure a place. Pilgrims may use their own means of transport. For more information or to register, please contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email rebecca.odoherty@derrydiocese.org

 

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

Pilgrims intending to travel and who have already obtained application forms should return these as soon as possible, with deposit to The Lourdes Pilgrimage Office as places are limited and will be reserved on a ‘first come, first served’ basis

 

SVP ANNUAL OUTING

SVP Annual Outing on Tuesday 29  May to Portrush, stopping in Ballymena on route. Bus will leave from Holy Rosary at 9.00 am sharp.  Cost £15, covers bus fare and lunch,   must be paid at time of booking with Julia McGuigan.  Bookings must be made before Tuesday 22 May.

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks several generous donations 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. 

 

WMOF DUBLIN ~ AUGUST 2018

The World Meeting of the Families from 21 – 26 August will attract thousands of Irish and International  pilgrims. Many  more volunteers are urgently needed. For more information and for an online application form view: www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

LOUGH DERG 2018

One Day Retreats on  May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28. Booking essential.

Phone  +353 (0)719861518 or email info@loughderg.org

  • 3 Day Pilgrimages begin Friday 1 June.

 

ST COLM'D HIGH SCHOOL

The staff of St. Colm’s High School are running/walking the Belfast Marathon on Monday 7 May in memory of their dear colleague Mrs Maura McVey.  All proceeds raised will go to The Macmillan Cancer Charity.  If you wish to make a donation you can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stcolmshighschoolbelfastmarathon

 

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY

Rally at Knock Shrine on Saturday 2 June. Chief celebrant: Bishop Kevin Doran.

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

  • Congratulations to Team Joan winners of the April Quiz. Next quiz Friday 25 May. Coffee Morning with a lady storyteller at 10.30 am Tuesday 8 May. All welcome.

  • An apartment is available for rent within the Ballinascreen Fold. If interested please phone Gabrielle on 79627068

 

RETURNED VOLUNTEERS & LAY MISSIONARIES

Meeting on Tuesday 8 May at 7.30 pm in Bishop McKeown’s house, Buncrana Road, Derry. All welcome.  For more information email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text + 35388422468.

 

KILCRONAGHAN EVENTS

  • Icing Piping Skills, Monday 14 May 7.00 pm – 10 pm.  All materials supplied. 

  • Craft Class Tuesday 15 May 10am – 12.

  • Dementia/Alzheimer's information evening, Thursday 24 May at 7.00 pm

  • Cupcake Decorating  25 May 7 pm - 9.30

  • Bread Making, Tuesday 29 May 10 am.

Phone 79627826 to book on any course.

 

S.T.E.P.S. CYCLE

Cycle on Saturday 2 June  to raise awareness of suicide and mental health. Registration from 9.00 am in St Colm’s High School. Cycle starts at 10.30 am. Cost £15. Family cycle in Straw. Volunteers needed please to help with registration, stewarding, refreshments  etc.

 

WHITE OAKS CENTRE

White Oaks Centre, Muff, will host a Weekend Retreat from 18 – 20 May ‘Sunlight in the Spirit’ for those recovering from addiction who wish to deepen their relationship with God.  Cost €150 (Residential) or €100 (non-residential).  To book please phone 00353749384400 or email info@whiteoakscentre.com

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

Course on shopping securely online Friday 11 May at 1.30 pm.  Booking essential

 

KNOCKNAGIN HALL

  • Monthly Tea Dance Friday 11 May
    Dancing 9.00 pm  - Midnight. Music by Housty. Admission £5.00

  • Afternoon Tea and Dance Sunday 20 May, at 4.00 pm. Tickets £12.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners : £300 ~ Pal Murray 

£50 ~ Cassie Caulfield   £50 ~ Emma Hunt

  • Feile Fundraising Black Bag Collection. Bags will be distributed on 12 /13 May and lifted / returned on 20 May. 

  • Big Breakfast in aid of Feile Funds on Sunday 20 May.   

 

 

 

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