BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 28 October 2018

October 27, 2018

No. 1729 ~ THIRTIETH 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 ~ 10.00 am

Wednesday ~ 10.00 am and 6.00 pm

Thursday ~ 12 noon.

 

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

Thursday and Friday  ~ 10.00 am

 

St Columba’s Church Straw

Thursday and Friday  ~ 7.30 pm

 

St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns

Thursday and Friday ~ 11.00 am

 

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 1 November: Feast of All Saints. This is a holy day of obligation. 

Masses for the holy day are as follows:

Vigil masses  for All Saints

WEDNESDAY

Holy Rosary ~ 6.00 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 7.30 pm.

 

Masses for All Saints

THURSDAY

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 10.00 am 

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 11.00 am

Holy Rosary ~ 12 noon

St Columba’s Straw ~ 7.30 pm.

 

Friday 2 November: All Souls’ Day.

All Souls’ Day  is not a holy day but  is a day of solemn remembrance and prayer for all the faithful departed.

Masses for All Souls

FRIDAY

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 10.00 am

St Partick’s Sixtowns ~ 11.00 am

St Columba’s Straw ~ 7.30 pm.

 

Saturday 3 November: St Malachy. Irish saint lived 1094 – 1148.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday 29 October  following the 10.00 am Mass until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of :

Rita Harkin, Tobermore Road,

Terence McGuigan, Desertmartin,

Tommy Rooney, Ballyshannon,

Eddie Gribbin, Dublin.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Maureen McCullagh, Mary McKenna.

Dan McAuley, John Doyle, Eithine Bradley, Getrude Coyle, Michael Gordon.

 

ANNUAL MASSES FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS

  • The Annual Parish Mass for the deceased parishioners will take place on Friday 9 November at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw. The names of all who have died in Ballinascreen or were buried or waked in our parish since last year’s Annual Requiem Mass, will be read out at this Mass.

  • The Annual Mass for deceased parishioners of Desertmartin Parish will take place on Friday November 16 in St Patrick’s Curch, Keenaught at 7.30 pm.

 

SPECIAL BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE

A Book of Remembrance will be placed in each of the churches in the parish for parishioners to enrol the names of their deceased loved ones.  These books will remain in place for the month of November.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019

First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2019:

Saturday 4 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Columba’s Church Straw,

Saturday 11 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,

Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,

Saturday 18 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY PROGRAMME

First Holy Communion Preparation Mass for all Primary 4 children will be celebrated  in the Holy Rosary Church next Sunday 28 October at 12 noon. All  Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited and encouraged to attend this family and parish focused programme.

Do This in Memory Mass will also be held on the following dates:

25 November 2018,   16 December 2018,

27 January 2019,       10  March  2019,        

14 April 2019 and      23 June 2019.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Shea William Graham, Wellington Park Drive,

Aaron Reilly Kelly, Glenelly Heights,

Charles Stewart McKenna, Dromdallagan,

Beau Patrick Bradley, Dromdallagan,

Aideen Rose McBride, Cloane Road,

Annabel Autumn Caulfield, Cordarragh,

James Michael  McNamee, Tirruadh Road.

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

  • Meeting of the above society will be held in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 29 October 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.

 

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.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS

The 6.00 pm Mass iin Holy Rosary Church on Saturday November 3 will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2535

Mission Sunday  Collection: £2602.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

MISSION SUNDAY

Thank you for contributing to the Mission Sunday collection. Your prayers and donations will help missionaries share the Gospel with those in need, and will help to build a worldwide Church. Please continue to pray for the work of World Missions Ireland and all missionaries.

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

Draw will be held on Monday October 29. Results will be in next week’s Bulletin.

 

CO. DERRY REGIONAL P.T.A.A

Annual Derry Diocesan Pioneer Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Killyclogher, Co. Tyrone on Sunday 4 November at 3.00 pm.  Chief celebrant Most Rev. Donal McKeown. Refreshments afterwards in Parochial Hall.

 

SR. CONSILIO – CUAN MHUIRE

Cuan Mhuire wishes to thank the priests and  parishioners of Ballinascreen Parish for the generous church door collection which amounted to £1340. This money will help deliver services at their new Regional facility in Newry.

 

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.

 

DIOCESAN MASS FOR DECEASED YOUNG PEOPLE

Annual Diocesan Mass for Deceased Children and Young People will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Sunday 11 November at 7.00 pm. The Diocese of Derry extends an invitation to all who are grieving the loss of a young relative or friend to come together in prayer and support.

 

PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST

Special screening in Carmelite Centre, Termonbacca, Derry, on Thursday 8 November at 7.30 pm. Film will offer modern Christians a glimpse into the life of the early church and will call us all to live more boldly for Jesus Christ.  All proceeds in aid of Stanton Healthcare Northern Ireland. To book telephone 07845686437.

 

MAKING WEDDING PLANS?

 Prepare for your future married life at a Catholic Engaged Encounter Course on 23-24 March 2019 in Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Ballymoney. For details / booking phone 27638512 or view marriageencounter.ie 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE

Seven night pilgrimage to Medjugorje from 25 May – 1 June 2019. Spiritual Director ~ Fr Seamus Kelly.  Bed / breakfast and dinner.  Price £660 (including insurance).  Offer of special price of £550 for early booking which must be paid in full before 1 December. Flight from Belfast. Contact Martina for more details 77741219 or 07715490880.

 

BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION

September Quarterly Cash Draw Winners:

£10,000 – Patrick Henry, Strawmore Road.

£5,000 – Ciara O’Connor, Cordarragh.

£2,500 – Danielle Murphy, Bancran Road.

Next Quarterly Cash Draw will be held on Saturday 22 December 2018.

 

MONEYNEENA NEWS

Jiving classes with Sean Woods for 5 weeks commence at An Rath Dubh on Wednesday 7 November, 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm.  Cost £25 payable on  first night.

 

CORNSTORE YOUTH CLUB

Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21 November at 5.00 pm in 50b High Street, Please note change of date.

 

GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ

Hallowe’en Spooky Walk ~ Fundraiser for Gaelscoil na Speiríní in Derrynoyd Forest, Rural College, on Sunday 28 October from 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm.  £3 (under 8) £4 (over 8).  Fáilte roimh chách!  Everyone welcome!

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

  • Singing class on Saturday 27 October in An Scioból 10.00 am to 11.00 am.

  • Masterclass Workshop in Singing and Traditional Music in St. Colm's High School on Saturday 3 November from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.  Expert tuition will be provided by the following experienced musicians:

Fiddle ~ Bríd Harper , harp ~ Janet Harbison, banjo ~ Bronagh Graham, singing ~ Jack Warnock, bodhrán ~ Eoin McKee and tin whistle ~ Brigeen Mitchell.

For more information view Facebook @ ballinascreentmg.co.uk

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Energy Efficiency in the Home on Monday 12 November, 10.00 am – 12 noon.  Everyone welcome. Cost £2 includes refreshments. 

  • Cookery Class ~ Winter Warmers on Friday 23 November from 10.00 am – 12 noon. Cost £4 includes light lunch.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

Photography display by the Mid –Ulster Photography Club currently in Library

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Crochet /Knitting Classes with Mary Kelly Thursday 25 November -13 December. Block of 8 weeks cost £35.

  • Sewing classes with Rosemarie continue on Fridays, 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm. All welcome.

  • If sufficient interest is shown Yoga classes with Angela may commence on Tuesday November 6 from 11.00 am -12.30 pm. Cost £36 for 6 weeks.

To register for any of the above classes please contact Olive on 07887614094.

 

THE PRIESTS IN CONCERT

Christmas Concert in Sacred Heart Church, Omagh on Sunday 30 December at 7.30 pm.  Tickets, £25 each, are available from Drumragh Parish Office, 48 Brook St, Omagh, phone 82242092 (office hours), or from Top News, George St, Omagh, phone 82240084.  Purchase early to avoid disappointment.  Perfect as a Christmas gift!

 

CALLING ALL KNITTERS!

The Big Knit for Age NI is back for 2018/19.  For every hat knitted, Age NI receives 25p.  To register or for more information, call Dorothy on  90245729, email bigknit@ageni.org or visit www.ageni.org/thebigknit

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners £300 Carmel McBride, £50 Joanne Kelly, £50 Edna Groogan.

  • Extra Time, a hilarious stage play by Mark Shields featuring local talent on 30 November, 1 and 2 December. Tickets on sale in Club on Friday 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm and in Heron’s Gift Shop.

  • Underage winter programme for P3 – U14 commences from 6 November in Backrow. Please check Club’s Facebook page for full timetable. All sessions £1.  All children must arrive 10 minutes before their session starts.

  • Club Shop opens every Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm, microfleece snoods now in stock

  • Club Disco for P7 – Year 11, Friday 2 November.

 

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

When we listen to the Word of God, we obtain the courage and perseverance to offer the best of ourselves to others!

 

 

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