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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 9 September 2018

No. 1722 ~ TWENTY– THIRD 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

Wednesday and Friday ~ 7.30 pm

CONFESSIONS

Before the Vigil Mass

CONTACT DETAILS

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 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

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.

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of

Danny Mullan, Campbelltown,

Gerard McCann, Cullion.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

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.

WEDDINGS

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.

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 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 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.

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.

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

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:

Vanessa.Nelis@westerntrust.hscni.net

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.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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