No. 1729 ~ THIRTIETH 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 ~ 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
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
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
Holy Rosary ~ 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 7.30 pm.
Masses for All Saints
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
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 in Holy Rosary on Monday 29 October following the 10.00 am Mass until 7.25 pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of :
Rita Harkin, Tobermore Road,
Terence McGuigan, Desertmartin,
Tommy Rooney, Ballyshannon,
Eddie Gribbin, Dublin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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!