BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 19 AUGUST 2018

August 19, 2018

No. 1719 ~ TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary:                            6.00 pm    

Saturday 25 AUGUST ONLY

 

HOLY ROSARY Vigil Mass 5.30 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  ~ 7.30 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  

 

PARISH WEBCAM

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

www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 20: St Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church. 1090-1153.

Tuesday 21: St Pius X, pope.  Lived from 1835 – 1914.

Wednesday 22: The Queenship of Mary. During the Middle Ages, Mary was venerated as queen of the angels and saints.  Pope Pius Xll prescribed this memorial for the universal Church at the close of the Marian Year in 1955.

Thursday 23: St Eugene, (Eoghan). Patron saint of the Diocese of Derry.

Friday 24: St Bartholomew, apostle.

 

VIGIL MASSES

SATURDAY 25 AUGUST

To enable parishioners in both parishes watch the Festival of Families on Saturday August 25, the Vigil Masses in both Holy Rosary Church and in St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught, will be celebrated at 5.30 pm on August 25. The Festival of Families, during which Pope Francis will deliver an address, commences at 6.30 pm and will be screened  on RTE 1, EWTN and RTE.ie

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary during July and August.

 

DEATHS

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

Jim O’Hagan, Tobermore Road,

Gerry Clerkin, Bancran Road,

Anne McAteer, Strabane.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Patsy Murphy 

Mary Henry, Eddie Stewart,

John McNamee.

 

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:

Eoin Patrick McKernan, Fivemile Straight,

Conllan Patrick McSorley, Rannakeeran

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

August Draw will take place on Tuesday 28 August.  All returns to be made please to the Parish Office on or before 12 noon on Friday 24 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 FESTIVAL in  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, at which all children must be accompanied by an adult, will conclude at 9.30 pm with a spectacular Fireworks Display!  

  • Many thanks to all who have donated objects for the Great Religious Articles Give Away.

All items on this stall will be free.

In additon to this stall there will also be a stall selling New Religious Objects at very keen and reasonable prices.

  • To commemorate this special event families may choose to have free family digital photographs taken. Please have an email address available to which the  photo(s) may be emailed to.

  • Everyone is very welcome to this Family Fun Festival!

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection: £2200

Church Renovation Fund:£1400

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.

 

LOUGH DERG 2018

One Day Retreats:

August ~ 20, 27, 28 and 29.

September ~ 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30.  

Special One Day Retreats:

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.

 

H&A FAMILY FUN DAY

As H&A celebrate 25 years in business they 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 today, Sunday 19 August, at An Rath Dubh from 12 noon - 4.00 pm, featuring many fun activities for all. Donations will be accepted at the gate, and all proceeds will go to the two worthy charities.

 

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS ASSOCIATION

Annual National Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday 9 September at 2.30pm.  Chief Celebrant will be Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Apostolic Nuncio.  Children are asked to write a prayer for their grandparent(s) and all prayers brought or sent to Knock Shrine will be blessed on the day. For further details please view www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org 

 

BUSKING FESTIVAL / FUN DAY

Busking Festival will be on Sunday 26 August. The committee have incorporated an Art Competition aimed at current P 6 and P 7 pupils from the Parish of Ballinascreen. The piece of art must be completed on an A4 page, using any medium and must focus on some aspect of the Parish. Final copies to be handed into the Credit Union before Thursday 23 August with child’s name, school and contact number. Winners to be announced at the Festival.

The committee request that St. Patrick’s St is car free from 7.00 am on Sunday 26

 

NETWORK PERSONNEL

Just got your exam results and not sure what to do next or maybe you are just currently out of work? Network Personnel offer apprenticeships, training courses, further education and can help you find work. The Magherafelt, Draperstown  and Cookstown offices are open Monday - Friday 9.00 am-5.00 pm. For more information phone 79631032 or text 'career' to 07702 847231  or email info@networkpersonnl.org.uk.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Painting Classes, for 12 weeks commence Wednesday 12 September, 10.00 am – 12noon & 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

  • Felting Workshops for 6 weeks, from Tuesday 2 October, 10.00 am – 12 noon.  

  • Yoga commences for 6 weeks on Thursday 20 Sept 10.30 am – 12 noon.

  • Vintage Rally and Family Fun Day on Saturday 22 September, 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Kenny Archer and Friends Charity Concert on Friday 12 October, tickets available. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.

  • Ring 79627826 for more details and to book a place.  Places on all classes must be pre-booked. Everyone welcome.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Display on Living with Dementia – My World.  All welcome to view this display over the next few weeks.

  • Adult Reading Group re-commences on Tuesday 18 September – members please call earlier to collect book. 

  • If enough children are interested the Junior Reading Group (age 9-11) will restart. Please inform staff of interest.

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions every Friday at 10.30 am.  New mums and tots welcome to join. 

  • Summer Reading Challenge continues, please encourage your children to read and borrow books from the library.  iPads for St Mary’s, St Columba’s and St Eoghan’s Accelerated Reading tests are available in Draperstown Library. 

  • Knit and Natter group meets every Tuesday from 2.00 pm -  4.00 pm.  New members welcome

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Tea Dance on 31 August, music by Micheal Mawhinney. 

  • Crochet Classes, open to all, continue on 17, 21 and 24 August, from 11.00 am - 1.00 pm. Please bring a size 4 or 4.5 crochet hook and a ball of wool.

  • Free Exercise Programme for over 18s on 20 and 27 August 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners

£300 Gerry McGuigan

£50 Sean Kennedy, £50 Sean McGlone.

  • Lost and Found items may be collected at the Club on Fridays 7.00 pm -8.00 pm when the Club shop is open.

  • Cul Camp Monday 20 -  Friday 24 August, 10.00 am - 2.30 pm daily. Camp for primary school children aged 6 - 13 years. Cost 1st  child ~ £45, 2nd child ~ £40, 3rd child and subsequent children ~ £35.  Book now, link on Club’s FB page.

 

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Mary, Mother of tenderness who is always near, teach us how to live and have faith

 

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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