BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 2 September 2018

September 2, 2018

No. 1721 ~ TWENTY– SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

VIGIL MASSES

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 3: St Gregory the Great.  Lived 504 -604. Patron of musicians.

Saturday 8: The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary  on Monday September 3 will begin after 10.00  am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.

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

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

  • Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Monday 3 and Wednesday 5 September.

  • Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 3, Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September.

 

PADRE PIO MASSES

  • Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrlecina on Monday September 3 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.  Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.

  • To celebrate the 50th  anniversary of the death of St Pio of Pietrlecina and the centenary of  his having received on his body the stigmata,  Bishop  McKeown, will be the chief celebrant at a special Mass in honour of St Pio on Sunday 23 September in Holy Rosary at 3.00 pm. 

 

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of

Mary Bradley, Magherafelt.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Susan Farrell, Francis McAuley,

Seamus O’Kane, Eugene McGarvey, Marian Foley, Rose Celine Cleary,

Hugh Donnelly, Charlie Murray.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

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

Jim O’Hagan  Tobermore Road, Saturday 8 September at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

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

Susan Clerkin Ballinascreen Fold, Friday 7 September St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

Mary Lagan Glenelly Villas, Sunday 9 September in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.  

 

BAPTISM

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

Freya Lauren McAuley, Strawmore Road.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection: £1950

Church Renovation Fund:£1201

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.

 

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

 

WOOD CRAFTS BETHLEHEM

With permission from Bishop Donal McKeown, Holy Cross Group Bethlehem, will visit  Desertmartin Parish on September 1 and 2, and Ballinascreen Parish on September 8 and 9 to sell  olive wood crafts to support the Christians in the Holy Land.

 

LOUGH DERG 2018

One Day Retreats:

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

Special One Day Retreats:

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

Friday Mass at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Straw is offered 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.

 

HEALTH MOT WEEK

O'Kane’s Pharmacy, Tobermore Road, will provide FREE health checks from 13-15 September, for blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI (Body Mass Index) and blood sugar. These checks are ONLY for people who have not attended a surgery / hospital for above tests in previous 12 months. Book an appointment in the shop or by telephone ~ 79628209. 

 

KNOCK SHRINE PILGRIMAGE

Depending on numbers, a bus may travel to Knock on Sunday 9 September, departing from  Holy Rosary Church at 7.00 am. If interested please telephone 07754720598 or /07708630766, before Thursday 6 Septemebr. Fare £20  must be paid at time of booking.

 

ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL

Job Vacancy - Catering Assistant in Canteen. 14 hours a week. 

If interested please contact Celine at

07564998419 or 79627953.

 

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.

Evaluation will be launched on Thursday 6 September at 7.00 pm in St Colm’s High School. All are invited to this event, which is also a celebration of the growth of S.T.E.P.S. and an opportunity to thank all their supporters.

 

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on 9 September at 2.30 pm. Everybody welcome to come to honour and thank grandparents, alive and dead, for all they have done. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Okolo Apostolic Nuncio. 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 details view  www.catholicgrandparentsassociation.org  

 

PLANS FOR LOCAL FORESTS

Forest Services will present their draft plans for local forests 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.  

 

VINTAGE TRACTOR & CAR RUN

On Sunday 16 September from Cranagh at 1.00 pm to Sixtowns Community Hall. From 2.00 pm there will be children’s entertainment, barbeque and music by Bleed’N Cowboys at Sixtowns Community Hall. All proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Society. All welcome.

 

IRISH DANCE CLASSES

O Neill Academy of Irish Dance, classes resume on Thursday  6 September at 6.30 pm in Rath Dubh, Moneyneany.  All new members welcome. Contact Damian on 07748471279.

 

I AM WORSHIP BAND

This Derry band, who featured in Phoenix Park for the Papal celebrations, will  perform their debut album 'Fight the Good Fight' in the Millennium Forum on Sunday 23 September.  An evening of praise and worship, as young people celebrate their faith in song. Tickets £15, available at the Millennium Forum. CDs  available at Veritas Derry. 

 

MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP  

Working in partnership with St Mary's University, Twickenham, the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre offers, in autumn 2018, this post-graduate degree, dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders.  It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in leadership roles within the Catholic School system. For information please contact Thérèse in the Catechetical Centre 00442871264087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Workshop with Niall McVeigh on ‘More on the iPad’ 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm on Friday 21 September.  Booking essential.  Phone 79628249 to book.

  • Parents are invited to contact the library if their child / children wish to join a Junior Reading Group that hopes to meet monthly during term-time.

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for carers and children aged 0- 4 years, every Friday at 10.30 am.  New members welcome. 

  • Library is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. 

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN.

  • Tea Dance on Friday 14 September from 9.00 pm - 12 pm Music by Aidan Taaffe Admission. £5 includes supper.

Grand Variety Concert on Sunday 23 September. 

 

 

 

 

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