No. 1722 ~ TWENTY– THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 7.30 pm
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
Wednesday and Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Mass
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 10: St Peter Claver. Jesuit priest who worked for 33 years among the slaves until his death in 1654.
Thursday 13: St John Chrysostom. Lived from 347 - 407. Patron saint of preachers.
Friday 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The discovery of the True Cross is dated to 14 September 320.
Saturday 15: Our Lady of Sorrows.
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.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will continue the visitation of the sick in his care on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September.
PADRE PIO ANNIVERSARY MASS
Mass on Sunday 23 September at 3.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Main celebrant will be Bishop Donal McKeown.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of
Danny Mullan, Campbelltown,
Gerard McCann, Cullion.
Mary Lagan Susan Clerkin.
Rose Kennedy, Michael Bradley,
May McShane, Stephen McGlade,
Annie Murray, Rose O;Kane.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Jim O’Hagan Tobermore Road, Saturday 8 September at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Gerry Clerkin, Bancran, Wednesday 12 September in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Mary Lagan Glenelly Villas, Sunday 9 September in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
Congratulations and best wishes to: Hannah Doyle and Stephen Moran,
Brigid McBride and Patrick Coyle
who were married recently in our Parish.
DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS
The 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Thursday 13 September will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
WOOD CRAFTS BETHLEHEM
With permission from Bishop Donal McKeown, Holy Cross Group Bethlehem, will Ballinascreen Parish this weekend to sell olive wood crafts to support the Christians in the Holy Land.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests Monthly Collection: £ 2921
Church Renovation Fund:£ 1350
Many thanks to all who contributed.
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.
Pilgrimage leaving Belfast on Sunday 30 September, returns 7 October. Price £579 includes flights, insurance, airport transfers and half-board accommodation. For further details please contact Hugo and Josephine MacOscar 0754560398.
Lough Derg 2018
One Day Retreats:
September ~ 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 email@example.com 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.
33RD DERRY BALLINASCREEN SCOUTS
Registration Thursday 13 September from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the Scout Den (St Colm’s Hall, Cahore Road). Boys and girls welcome in all sections. As spaces are limited this year, places will be given on a ‘first come’ basis. For more details please contact Michelle Hunt 07709390 221.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry 5-7 October. For more information and / or booking visit www.marriageencounter.ie or call 71359612.
NOTE OF THANKS
Bridie Kelly wishes to thank those who donated or helped in any way at AWARE fundraiser event in the Elk on July 14. £4035 was raised. AWARE Support Meetings are held every other Thursday in the Adult Centre, Magherafelt at 7.00 pm and every other Wednesday in The Beacon Centre, Cookstown at 7.00 pm. These are confidential support groups for people suffering mental health, anxiety or depression. For more information contact www.aware-ni.org or phone 71260602.
MACMILLAN CANCER WALK
Charity Walk held on 28 July raised £2686.68. Many thanks to all who supported this event which is held annually on the last Saturday of July.
BALLINASCREEN MOTHERS & TODDLERS
Reopens Tuesday 11 September and every Tuesday and Thursday thereafter from 9.30 am-11.30 am downstairs in the Old Courthouse for anyone with babies or pre-school children. New members welcome.
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 All welcome.
VINTAGE TRACTOR & CAR RUN
On today, Sunday 16, 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.
Places must be prebooked:
Painting Classes commence Wednesday 12 September, 10.00 am – 12 noon and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Classes for 12 weeks
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.
Kenny Archer and Friends Charity Concert. Friday 12 October, tickets now available. Proceeds to Air Ambulance.
Creative Writing, Tuesday 16 October for 6 weeks. 11.00 am – 12.30 pm.
Brainfit Workshop – a fun morning to encourage healthy brain activity and help reduce mental decline. Friday 19 October 10.00 am – 12 noon. £2.
Christmas Cake ~ Bake and Decorate, Tuesdays 13 and 20 November (must attend both weeks) 10.00 am – 12 noon. All ingredients supplied, £15.
Ring 796 27826 for more details and to book a place on any class. All welcome.
FOSTER CARERS NEEDED
Western Trust urgently needs people who can offer a loving home to foster children. At present there is a greater number of children in need of homes than there are foster carers available.If you have room in your home and in your heart to care for a child, please contact Vanessa Nelis, phone 82835264 or 07554552989, or e-mail:
SLIEVE GALLION ARA
Monthly meeting at 8.00 pm on Monday, 10 September in St Mary's Hall, Desertmartin. Deposits due for holiday in Westport. Contact Chris Trainor, Tel: 79631425. Mob 07546 010560
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. Tickets now available cost £12. Contact Olive 07887614094 or Anne on 79642711.
Sewing classes for 6 weeks, start 14 September 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm. Cost £25 payable at first class.
Christmas Craft Fare Sunday 11 November. Contact Ashlinn 07802352009 to book a table. £20 / table or £30 for 2.
Desertmartin Got Talent on Saturday 24 November, to enter contact Michael on 07795563365.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Draw Winners: £300 ~ Cathal Coyle £50 ~ Shannon McGuigan, £50 ~ Lucy McWilliams.
Congratulations to U14 Hurlers who won the Championship title last Saturday.
Congratulations to U12 camogie team who recently won the Dan McCrystal Cup
PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS
Lord Jesus, you were born at the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them!
They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society.
Support them! As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families
strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardian of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.
Lord Jesus, help families and society to value the presence and roles of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity tor the great embrace of life without end. Amen.
Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock on today 9 September 2018.