BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 11 November 2018

November 11, 2018

No. 1731 ~ THIRTY – SECOND 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 ~ 7.30 pm

Friday  ~ 7.30 pm

 

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

Monday 12: St Josaphat. Lived 1580 -1623.

Saturday 17: St Elizabeth of Hungary, She lived from 1207 -1231. A woman of prayer and service to the poor.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday 12 November  following the 10.00 am Ma           ss until 7.25 pm.  Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Monday 12, Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 November, after 10.00 am Mass.

BookS of Remembrance

During November Books of Remembrance will be in each of the churches for parishioners to enrol the names of their deceased loved ones.

 

PAPAL VISIT COLLECTION

The second collection this weekend in Ballinascreen will go to help defray the cost of the recent Papal Visit to Ireland.

 

DEATHS

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

Peter Rogers, Drumderg,

Partick Kelly Corrick and Portstewart,

Leo Burke, Feeny,

Tony Murray, Australia.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Vera McKenna, Teresa Campbell,

Ella O’Kane, James McTeague,

Martha and Mary McLarnon, Alicia Kelly, Patrick Joseph Kelly, Anne O’Kane.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Mary McKenna, Ballinascreen Fold, on Wednesday 14 November in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

Brendan Brunton, Mulnavoo, on Saturday 17 November in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

DESERTMARTIN PARISH MASS FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS

Annual Mass for deceased parishioners will be on Friday November 16 at 7.30 pm in St Patrick’s Church, Keenaught.  

 

ST EUGENE’S CHURCH ~ TOILETS

The new toilets (including disabled facility) situated at the rear of the Parochial House are now completed and will only be opened when St Eugene’s Church is in use for Mass or other church events.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018 - 2019

First Holy Communion Preparation Masses will be celebrated  in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon on the following dates:

25 November 2018,  16 December 2018, 

27 January 2019,  10  March  2019 and

14 April 2019. On 23 June 2019 the Final Mass will be celebrated in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am All Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited and encouraged to attend this family and parish focussed programme.

 

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.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Collection: £3256

Church Renovation Collection: £1556

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

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 Mass for Deceased Children and Young People will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown in St Eugene’s

Cathedral, Derry today Sunday 11November at 7.00 pm. An invitation is extended to all who are grieving the loss of a young relative or friend to come together in prayer and support.

 

ANAM CARA BELFAST

Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 14 November at 7.20 pm in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, BT8 7XP. This free event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. For more information phone 028 95213120 or see anamcara.ie 

 

ANNUAL DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Pilgrimage from 4 - 9 July 2019.  The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street,  Derry, is now taking enquiries and initial expressions of interest from anyone who might intend to participate in it.  Christmas Vouchers (which may be given as a gift to someone wishing to participate in the pilgrimage) may be ordered. Pilgrimage Office opening hours: Thursday and Saturday 11.00 am–1.00 pm.

 

ROME / TUSCANY PILGRIMAGE

Seven  nights from 18 June 2019, flying from Dublin. Pilgrimage includes Assisi, Pisa and  Florence. Spiritual Director ~ Fr Brian Donnelly. Guide ~ Kieran Troy. Cost £1,090 per person sharing, single room supplement £280. Price includes guided tours and most meals. Contact Downe Travel: phone  44613288 or email marie@downetravel.co.uk.

 

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE

Blood donation sessions in St Colm’s High School on Monday 12 November from

2.30 pm - 4.15 pm and 5.30 pm – 8.00pm.

 

PRO-LIFE SEMINAR 

'The Case for Life' in the Carmelite Centre, Termonbacca, Derry, on Saturday, 24 November,10.00 am – 1.00 pm.  

 

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Evening of ‘Local Archive Films’ on Tuesday 13 November at 8.00 pm in 50 High St. beside Library. All welcome.

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

Charity Event for N.I Hospice on Thursday 15 November, 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm. Music and dancing, refreshments served. 

 

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

Concert with The Priests in Guildhall Derry on Thursday 3 January. Tickets from Millennium Forum. Phone 71264455.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Junior Session on Friday 16 November    8.30 pm – 9.30 pm in An Scioból, followed by Open House.  All welcome.

 

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 16-18 November in Lake Hotel, Killarney. For more details or  to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie  or call 086-609 5168 / 064 664 4319.

 

SG ACTIVE RETIREMENT

·   Meeting Monday 12 November at 8.00 pm in Knocknagin Hall, Desertmartin.

·Six day holiday to Golden Years Festival, Westport Plaza Hotel 6 January 2019. Places available. Contact: Chris: 07546 010560, or 79631425.

 

IÓGA DO THEAGHLAIGH ~ YOGA FOR FAMILIES

Glór na Speiríní will provide a taster yoga class for families on Saturday 24 November and 1 December,  2.00 pm-3.00 pm in  Backrow. Cost £8 for 1 week or £12 for 2 weeks per family. If there's a demand for this class,it will resume in 2019. For further information contact Conchúr  email conchurglor@gmail.com

 

CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH

An introduction to ‘Centering Prayer’ on Saturday 1 December in Clooney Hall, Clooney Terrace, Derry, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.  No cost, but participants are asked to bring a packed lunch, tea/coffee provided.  For more information please contact Janice 07734417824 or Wendy 07724429125.

 

SPECIALIST JOINERY MAGHERA ~ FESTIVE FAMILY FUN DAYS

Enjoy a day of  festive family fun all in aid of charity. Included within ticket is 3 hours of unlimited access to Wonderland (fun fair, carousels, bouncy castles, arts and crafts, farm machinery display, live entertainment,  Santa Experience, gift from Santa and voucher for food fayre with food choices from 4 different continents.) Event on Saturday 8 December (3.00pm) and Sunday 9 December (10.00am / 1.00pm / 5.30pm)

Project Santa and Specialist’s Christmas Wonderland is being held at Specialist Joinery Group Coleraine Road, Maghera.

Please support.  Tickets available via -https://projectsanta.eventbrite.co.uk

 

SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY

'Painting Pottery' workshops in Sixtowns Hall facilitated by Rosegift Cottage Crafts. Choose from a figurine, mug, plate or cup and saucer, no painting skills required, help provided.  Adults: Thursday 15 November 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Cost £7.

Children (age 4+) Saturday 17 November. 11.45 am - 1.00 pm. Cost £5.

For more information or to book call 07769289385. Spaces limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Thanks to grant funding by Mid Ulster District Council Autumn Arts programme

 

GLASGOWBURY

·   New Term of Music Making. Spaces available for 1:1 drums, guitar, piano, violin and bodhran. Samba Band – new members welcome. Age 6 years and over.

·   Free Reminiscence Film Screenings and live music at Ballinascreen Fold.

Monday 19 November 1.00 pm ~ The Quiet Man,

Monday 26 November 1.00 pm ~ Calamity Jane,

Monday 3 December 1.00 pm ~ National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

Tuesdays 20 / 27 November and 4 December Music 'Old Favourites' with Paddy Nash at 10.00 am.

Contact Glasgowbury for more details 79628428.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

·   Craft Fair today, Sunday11 November, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm.  Over 30 stalls, an opportunity to pick up hand-crafted gifts

·   Tea Dance Friday 30 November. Music by Sweet Dreams

·   Crochet/Knitting Thursday 7pm – 9 pm

·   Sewing classes Friday 7 pm – 9 pm

·   Yoga Mondays 10.30 am - 12 noon

Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to register for any of the classes.

 

ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL ~ ULSTER CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to St Colm’s Junior Camogie Team (U16) on winning the Ulster Title. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of the dedicated players, management and supportive parents. Well done to all on this superb success.  We wish St. Colm’s all the best as they progress to the All Ireland series.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

·   400 Club Winners: £300 Mary McKenna, £50 Seamus Doherty,  £50 Paul McSorley

·   Extra Time, a hilarious stage play by Mark Shields staring great local talent on 30 November, 1 December (sold out) and 2 December. Tickets on sale in Club Shop Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm and in Heron’s Gift Shop. 

·   Club Annual Dinner Dance in Clubhouse on Saturday 24 November.  Tickets on sale in Club Shop Friday 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm and in Heron’s Gift Shop. 

·   Anyone wishing to participate in this year’s Scór na nÓg should contact any member of St Colm's GAC or email Conor at conchurglor@gmail.com. Competition dates are 16 November in Sleacht Neil and 17 November in Swatragh. 

·   Ulster Minor Club Hurling Tournament Semi-Finals today Sunday 11 November 12.30 pm ~  Dunloy v Eoghan Ruadh, 2.00 pm ~  Kevin Lynch’s HC v Bredagh.

All available stewards are please asked to be at Club for 11.30 am.

·   Members’ AGM on Monday 3 December at 7.30 pm. Nomination / motion forms available by phoning secretary at 07768079356 or email secretary.ballinascreen.derry@gaa.ie

All forms to be returned by 12 November.

 

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Praying means knocking at the door of a friend.

God is our friend.

 

 

 

 

 

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