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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 26 AUGUST 2018

No. 1720 ~ TWENTY–FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

PLEASE NOTE

VIGIL MASSES FROM SEPTEMBER 1

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena 7.30 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 27: St Monica, lived 332 -387.

Tuesday 28: St Augustine, lived 354 -430.

Wednesday 29: The Passion of St John the Baptist.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

Next week on September 1, the Vigil Mass resumes in Moneyneena at 7.30pm and the Sunday Mass at 11.30 am in St Patrick’s Keenaught.

Please Note: No 7.30 pm Vigil Mass this weekend Saturday 25 August in St Patrick’s Keenaught. Vigil Masses in Holy Rosary and St Patrick’s Keenaught at 5.30 pm only on Saturday 25 August.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Rosary Church will resume each Monday, beginning September 3 after 10.00 am Mass and continuing throughout the day until 7.25 pm.

If you are free on a Monday and would like to commit to ‘Keeping Watch With Jesus’ and praying for the parish please leave your name in the sacristy or the Parish Office and the time of the day you will be available. It is of vital importance that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended.

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of

Rosaleen Scullin, Moneyglass.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Francis McCloskey,

Mary Crossett,

Aidan Brady, John Burns,

Seamus Mulligan.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Seamus Thrayaparan, Mallonvillas, Friday 31 August in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

Sarah Watson, Ballinascreen Fold, Saturday 1 September in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Frankie McCloskey, Mulnavoo in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena 7.30 pm.

Mary Crossett Ranaghan, in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena Sunday 2 September at 9.00 am.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - FAMILY FUN EVENING

Pope Francis visits Ireland this weekend to close the International World Meeting of Families that opened last Tuesday evening with the pealing of bells across the country. Bells rang out at Dean McGlinchey Park as Ballinascreeen Parish hosted a Family Fun Evening to celebrate the Pope’s visit.

Thanks to St Colm’s GAC who so generously and willingly provided their club facillities. Over a thousand people attended the event which culminated with a spectacular firework display that ended an evening that will live long in the memory of all those who were present.

Sincere thanks go to the many people whose hard work made the evening possible.

A big thank you to all our generous sponsors, local businesses and Mid-Ulster Council whose support enabled the evening to take place.

Those who provided the entertainment created a wonderful atmosphere and a big thank you goes to The Bleed’n Cowboys and Ballinascreen Traditional Irish Group.

It is surely a wonderful reflection on the Parish of Ballinascreen that in so short a time so many could come together to create such a memorable event for all to enjoy.

May the Lord in his goodness bless all our families.

PRAYER CARDS

Prayer Cards, distributed on Tuesday night at the Family Fun Evening, are available at the backof the Church. Please take one.

POPE FRANCIS’S LETTER TO ALL CATHOLICS

During the week Pope Francis issued a letter to all Catholics in response to the recent revelations of sexual abuse in the church in Pennsylvania. This letter can be read and downloaded at www.derrydiocese.org

BAPTISM

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

Zara Mary Hunt, Tirruadh Court.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2156

Church Renovation Fund: £1660

Many thanks to all who contributed.

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

August Draw will be held on Tuesday 28 August. Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

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.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE

Pilgrimage leaving Belfast on Sunday 30 September, returns 7 October. Price £579 included flights, insurance, airport transfers and half-board accommodation. For further details please contact Hugo and Josephine MacOscar 0754560398

LOUGH DERG 2018

One Day Retreats:August 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.

Booking essential for all one day retreats. 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.

BUSKING FESTIVAL / FUN DAY

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

BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS

Reopens Monday 3 September at 9.00 am for morning session and 12.45 pm for afternoon session.

S.T.E.P.S.

Thanks to all who took part in the S.T.E.P.S. Evaluation, which will be launched on Thursday 6 September at 7.00 pm in St Colm’s High School.

All are invited to this launch event, which is also a celebration of the growth of S.T.E.P.S. and an opportunity for them to thank all their supporters.

Everyone welcome.

BLESSING OF BIKES AND BIKERS

An Inter-denominational Service in St. Aengus’ Church, Burt on Sunday 9 September at 1.30 pm. At the prayer service, all deceased bikers will be prayed for, especially those who have died in the past year, followed by a blessing of the bikes and bikers. Collection will be for R.N.L.I. The Service will be followed by a ‘Ride Out’ to Ned’s Point R.N.L.I Station where light refreshments will be served.

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS

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

PLANS FOR LOCAL FORESTS IN BALLINASCREEN

Forest Services will present their draft plans for local forests within the Ballinascreen area on Tuesday 11 September at 7.30 pm in An Ráth Dubh. They are keen to hear from local people as to how the forests could be used for wider recreational activities.

A short presentation will be made with an opportunity to engage with Forest Service staff.

All welcome.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Display on Living with Dementia – My World. All are welcome to view this display.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Exercise with Chris Trainor on Monday 27 August, 7.00 pm -9.00 pm.

  • Sewing Classes commence 7 September, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

  • Grand Variety Concert on Sunday 23 September.

  • Desertmartin’s Got Talent on 24 November. Open to all ages please contact Mickey on 07795563365

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

The Eucharist, Jesus the Bread of Life, is the beating heart of the Church and renews in us the impulse to love.

Official Prayer for WMOF2018

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

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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