BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 16 September 2018

September 16, 2018

No. 1723 ~ TWENTY-FOURTH 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 Columba’s Church Straw

Friday  ~ 7.30 pm

 

No 7.30 pm Mass on Wednesday September 19 in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

 

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

Thursday 20: Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions. Andrew was the first Korean priest and Paul a catechist, who were martyred along with 101 others during the persecutions of the Church in Korea from 1839 -1867.

Friday 21: St Matthew, apostle and evangelist. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church  on Monday September 10 will begin after 10.00 am Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

PADRE PIO ANNIVERSARY MASS

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. 

This Mass will be followed by a blessing with a relic of St Pio of Pietrlecina.

 

FATIMA 2018

Fr Downey will be on pilgrimage to Fatima this week. During his pilgrimage he will offer Mass and remember in prayer the intentions of all parishioners.

 

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of  

Elizabeth Rocks,The Loup.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary:  Jim Noonan

Michael McIvor, Christine Gray, 

Annie Casey, Mary Bradley.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Jim Noonan, Sunday 16 September in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon.  

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

  • A meeting of the above society will be held in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 17 September following the 7.30 pm Mass.

  • The Rosary, which will be recited in the  Holy Rosary Church at 7.10 pm on Monday, will be offered for vocations to the priesthood.  All welcome.

 

WEDDINGS

Congratulations and best wishes for the future  to:

Andrea McGuigan and Emmett McIvor,

Bronagh Donnelly and Patrick McGregor, who were married recently in our Parish.

 

FIRST COMMUNION CHILDREN 2019

Do This in Memory First Holy Communion Preparation Programme commences with a Mass of Enrolment for all Primary 4 children in the Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon on Sunday 7 October. All  Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited and encouraged to attend this family and parish focussed programme.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Conor Gerard Ryan, Mulinderg,

Jamie Anthony John Campbell, Shanmullagh Park.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2416

Church Renovation Fund:£ 1476.38

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH DRAW

September Draw will take place on Monday September 24.

 

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

1 Day Retreats: September  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 1 Day Retreats.  

 

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.

 

POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

The second annual Pope John Paul II Award pilgrimage to Knock will be on Tuesday 25 September, for young  people ages 16-18 who may be interested in participating in the Award or are currently doing it. Starts at 11.00 am and concludes with  Mass at 3.00 pm.  Main celebrant will be Bishop McKeown. Guest speakers: Sr Ethel Normoyle  Little Company of Mary and Alan Kerins, Irish sportsman, humanitarian and social entrepreneur. Music by Elation Ministries. For more details visit www.jp2award.com or contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 71264087.

 

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry 5-7 October. For more information and / or booking visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or call 71359612.  

The Joy of Love in Marriage

A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next Weekend (residential) will be  5 - 7 October at Dromantine Centre, Newry. For information and to book call 71350612 or view www.marriageencounter.ie 

 

TRÓCAIRE

Trócaire is currently recruiting volunteers to support their fundraising, campaigning and education work in Ireland. If interested in volunteering with Trócaire please visit  www.trocaire.org/getinvolved/volunteer or call 90808030 for more information.

 

BOWLS CLUB OPEN EVENING

  • Sixtowns Cross Community Group would like to acknowledge with gratitude grant funding recently received from the Workspace Group. This grant  has enabled them to purchase new bowls equipment.

  • Open Evening in Sixtowns Hall on Monday 17 September from 8.00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Come along and find out more about the Bowls Club. New members welcome.

 

VINTAGE TRACTOR AND CAR RUN

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

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

Places must be prebooked:

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

  • Annual Vintage & Family Fun Day

Saturday 22 September 11.00am– 4.00pm

  • Gardening Classes with Margaret Johnston, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Friday 28 September and Monday 29 October. Everything supplied.

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

  • Drawing Class, Monday 8 October for 8 weeks10.00 am – 12 noon, for all levels.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Registration for the next term of classes will be in St. Colm's High School on Tuesday 18 September from 7.30 pm. Classes in tin whistle, fiddle, harp, banjo/mandolin and bodhrán will resume on Tuesday 25 September.

Please note: Anyone who registers on September18 will get a £5 discount!

 

33RD DERRY BALLINASCREEN SCOUTS

All sections will restart this week, in St Colm’s Hall, Cahore Road from  Monday 17 September, on the following nights and times:

  • Cubs P5- P7 Monday 7:30 pm – 9.00 pm

  • Beavers P3- P4 Provisionally Wednesday 7.15 pm – 8.30 pm.

  • Scouts and  Ventures Year 8 onwards Provisionally Thursday 7.30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Rovers 18years – 25 years  Sunday

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

  • New Leaders needed for both Beavers and Scouts before either can be run at full capacity. Boys and girls welcome in all sections. For further details please contact Michelle Hunt 07709390221.

 

GLOR NA SPEIRÍNÍ

Ióga / Yoga- Rang Ióga do dhaoine fásta ag tosú oíche Mháirt 18ú Meán Fómhair ar 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm ar feadh 8 seachtaine.

Adult Yoga Classes start on Tuesday 18 September  7.30pm  - 8.30 pm for 8 weeks, in the Glór na Speiríní (An Mheithéal) Straw. Payment must be made on first night: £30 for 8 weeks or £15 for first block of 4 weeks. Numbers are limited and booking is essential, Email Conor to book conchurglor@gmail.com   Please bring your own mat and blanket 

 

CHARITY COFFEE MORNING

In aid of  Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday  27 September ,10.30 am - 12.30 pm approx, in The Market Inn, Regan's (back lounge). Come along for a wee cuppa, some scones and cake. 

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning in the Library on Friday 28 September ,11.00am until 1.00 pm. Everyone welcome. 

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Country Music Concert  Sunday 23 September. Tickets  cost £12 contact

 Olive07887614094 or Anne on 79642711.

  • Desertmartin Got Talent  Saturday 24 November. To enter phone/text Michael on 07795563365.

  • Crockandun Wind Farm, Community Open Day Wednesday 26 September 5.00 pm -7.00 pm. To facilitate visitors a bus will depart from St.Columba’s Primary School Straw at 5.00 pm and 5.30 pm.

 

IRISH DANCING CLASSES

Groogan School of Irish Dancing,classes every Tuesday at 6.30 pm in Ballinascreen AOH Hall. All beginners aged 3+ welcome. For more information text Eimhear on 07743645469.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY

Ballinacsreen Credit Union and Draperstown Celtic FC will be hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday 30 September at The Workspace Recreation Centre as both institutions celebrate 50 years in the community. More details to follow soon on facebook.com/BallinascreenCU

 

DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC

Tickets are still on sale for the 50th  Anniversary Dinner which will take place on 6 October at The Wild Duck. Special guests will be ex Manchester United  and Republic of Ireland player John O'Shea and Sky Sports presenter Orla Chennaoui. View www.draperstownceltic.co.uk for further information.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Pat McEldowney£50 Ann Marie Kelly, £50 Annie McCann

  • Beidh Oíche Chultúr sa chlubtheach Dé hAoine 21ú Meán Fómhair. 

Culture Night in Clubhouse on Friday 21 September funded by Oireachtas na Gaeilge, starting at 7.00 pm with an Irish language film for children and young teenagers, followed at 8.30 pm by a music session and presentation of  Gaeltacht scholarships. All students who applied for a GAC Gaeltacht Scholarship must attend this event to receive their cheques.  Fáilte roimh chách. Everyone welcome.

 

 

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