BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 30 September 2018

September 29, 2018

No. 1725 ~ TWENTY-SIXTH 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 and 3.00 pm

 

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 26, 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

Wednesday 26: Saints Cosmas and Damian.  Patrons of physicians.

Thursday 27: St Vincent de Paul.  Priest, lived 1580 – 1660.  He is the patron of all charitable works.

Saturday 29: Archangels, Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. 

 

ST  PIO ANNIVERSARY MASS

Today we welcome Bishop McKeown to Holy Rosary Church where he will be the chief celebrant at a special Mass at 3.00 pm in honour of St Pio of Pietrlecina.  September 23 is the fiftieth anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the centenary of him receiving the stigmata on his body.

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

 

FORTY HOURS

Forty Hours Adoration will take place next weekend in Ballinascreen Parish beginning on Sunday 30 September after 11.00 am  Mass in St Columba’s Straw. It will close that evening at 5.00 pm with Eucharistic Devotions.

Forty Hours will continue on Monday 1 October in the Holy Rosary Church after 10.00 am  Mass and conclude with Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

SR CONSILIO ~ CUAN MHUIRE

Sr Consilio's is a by word for support and recovery for those suffering from alcohol and other addictions in Ireland today.

Friends of Cuan Mhuire, a nationwide network of support for those being helped at one of the Sr Consilio Centres, will be attending all Masses in Ballinascreen Parish next weekend (29 and 30 September) to speak about their work. A church door collection in support of Sr Consilio’s will taken up after all Masses.

There will be no SVP collection next weekend. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Adoration in Holy Rosary Church  on Monday September  24 will begin after 10.00 am  Mass and continue until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

DEATHS

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

Mary McEldowney, Ballinascreen Fold,

Patricia Kelly, Mulnavoo,

Michael Bradley, Greencastle.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Eileen Kelly

Elizabeth McSorley,

Baby Patrick James McKernan.

 

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.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2150

Church Renovation Fund: £1380

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks several generous donations for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted.  Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.

 

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.

 

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

Annual Pope John Paul II Award Pilgrimage to Knock 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 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 Catechetical Centre on 71264087.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

Human Life International invites all families to gather in Knock on Saturday 6 October.  Rosary and Stations 2.00 pm.  Mass 3.00 pm, with Consecration of Families to Our Lady.  'An Evening of Celebration' with music, food and testimony, 4.30 pm.  Holy Hour, 6.00 pm.  Free bus, from Derry at 8.30 am. Booking for bus essential. Phone 0949375993 or email @humanlife.ie to book.

 

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. Residential weekend  5 - 7 October at Dromantine Centre, Newry. For further details and to book call 71350612 or view www.marriageencounter.ie 

 

DAY OF PRAYER FOR HEALING 

Omagh Charismatic Prayer Group will host this Day in the Mellon Country Hotel, Omagh, on Sunday 21 October.  Registration from 9.00 am.  Mass at 3.30 pm. Speaker: Fr Columba  Jordan CFR.  Cost £25 includes lunch / tea and coffee.  Booking essential.  Phone 82242092 (office hours) or 07876411435 to book.

 

TRÓCAIRE

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

 

PRAYER AND PRAISE EVENTS

Derry Search Youth Group with COR Strabane are hosting six Prayer and Praise events on every second Sunday, starting 7 October in the Search Centre, Unit 5 Iona Business Park,Derry.  God’s Word will be shared through music, prayer, testimonies and drama. Open to everyone age 14+. 

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

New term of classes start Tuesday 25 September in St. Colm's High School from 7.30 pm. Singing classes resume in An Scioból on Saturday 29 September from 10.00 am  - 11.00 am.

 

CHARITY COFFEE MORNING

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

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

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

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

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

  • Desertmartin’s  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 School Straw at 5.00 pm and 5.30 pm.

  • Youth Club Wednesdays 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm , Film Night Wednesday 26. £2 per child, includes popcorn.

  • Tea Dance Friday 28 September dancing to Housty,  9.00 pm  –Midnight. Cost  £5.00 includes supper.

  • Traditional Nights start on Sunday 14 October, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm, musicians singers and dancers welcome. Come and  enjoy a cuppa  beside an open fire! All welcome.

 

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 on facebook.com/BallinascreenCU

 

BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS

Free places available for September 2019 for children in their preschool year. For more details please phone Ballinascreen Early Years 79627303 from  9.00 am  to 3.00 pm.

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

Afternoon with local musician James Bradley Thursday 27 September 12.30 pm -3.00 pm.  Cost £5 lunch provided.  Please contact Lisa 07542672841 to confirm your place.  All welcome.

 

BOWLS CLUB

Indoor bowls takes place in Sixtowns Hall every Monday from 8.00 pm.  New members welcome to join.  No equipment or experience needed.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:  

£300 ~ Grace M Kelly,

£50 ~ Eadaoin O'Hagan

£50 ~ Brigid McGuigan.

  • Club Gear: All Christmas orders for club gear must be placed by Friday 28 September. Orders may be placed online or on Friday in the Club Shop between 7.00 pm   -  8.00 pm.

 

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

Goodness is  loving and never imposes itself.  

It is a choice.

 

 

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