BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 25 November 2018

November 25, 2018

No. 1733 ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe  

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 Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw

Friday  ~ 7.30 pm

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

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

 

FEAST OF THE WEEK

Friday 30: St Andrew.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday 26  November.  Starts after the 10.00 am Mass, continues until 7.25 pm.  Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

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.

 

DEATH

we extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Barney Conlon, Cookstown.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Brigid McGlade, Patrick Boyle, John Farrelly, Rose Grant, Brenda Kennedy, James Gerard McGuigan, MamieO’Hagan,

Rose Conville.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Brigid McEldowney, Fivemile Straight Saturday 1 December in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY 2018 - 2019

First Holy Communion Preparation Mass will be celebrated today, Sunday 25 Novemebr at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Church.

Do This in Memory Masses will also be celebrated on the following dates:

16 December 2018,  27 January, 

10  March, 14 April and  23 June 2019.

All Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited 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

Weekly  Collection: £2265

Retired Priests’ Collection: £1772

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.

 

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2018 DRAW

Desertmartin Parish is having a special Christmas Draw this year.  There will be draws every day of the 12 days between Christmas Day and Saturday 5 January 2019.  Every ticket will be entered into all 33 draws, which means everyone has 33 chances to win prizes.  Total prize fund is £5,000.  Tickets are £20 each and are available to buy in Ballinascreen Parish Office. This would make a nice Christmas gift to send to your family and friends!

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

· Meeting of the above society will be held in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 26 November 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

 

KNOCK SHRINE

All-Night Vigil, 7 – 8 December. Confessions from 10.00 pm;  Vigil starts at 12midnight, with Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr Brendan Walsh SCA.  Concelebrated Mass at  4.00am.  Chief Celebrant  His Excellency Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio. For further details visit  www.knockshrine.ie

 

BALLINASCREN PARISH DRAW

Draw on Monday 26 November.  Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

 

LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

Derry Diocesan 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.

 

ONLINE ADVENT RETREAT 

Hosted by Priory Institute, starts Sunday 2 December.  Taking the format of Lectio Divina, it will be facilitated by Irish Dominican brothers and their collaborators.  Cost: €40. For further detail, or to register online visit:  www.prioryinstitute.com/events/advent-retreat-online-2018.  For more details email enquiries@prioryinstitute.com or phone +353 (0)1 4048124.

 

DRAPERSTOWN SURGERY ~ FLU CLINIC

Evening Flu Clinic on tomorrow, Monday 26 November from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

No appointment is necessary.

This will be the final Flu Clinic this year, so it is important to attend

 

TRÓCAIRE ~ A GIFT OF LOVE

If you want to help make the world a better place this Christmas and to give a gift that shows how much you care ... then please give a Trócaire Gift of Love.  For details  view www.trocaire.org/gifts or phone 08009121200.

 

ST COLUMBA’S PARISH CHURCH (CHURCH OF IRELAND)

Everyone is invited to Annual Carol Event on Sunday 2 December at 6.30pm in St Columba’s Church of Ireland.  Special music by the Newmills Male Voice Choir.  Festive refreshments served at the end of the evening.   Everyone welcome.  

 

ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Is your child ready to start school in September 2019?  St. Mary’s P.S. Draperstown invite you to come and enjoy the fun at their  Open Night on Wednesday 28 November 6.00 pm  – 7.30 pm. Everyone welcome.  Come along, meet Santa and see what St Mary’s has  to offer.

 

ST EOGHAN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Open Night on Thursday 29 November at 7.30 pm. Come along to see what we have to offer and meet the teachers.

‘Preparing today's children to be tomorrow's answer.’

 

ST COLUMBA’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

St Columba’s Straw, PTA are hosting a Community Christmas Fair, on 6 December from 7.00 pm -8.30 pm, at St Columba’s PS. Everyone welcome! Enjoy Santa’s Grotto, Christmas crafts, festive games and much more. Entrance fee  £5 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

LITTLE WOMBLES OPEN NIGHT

Little Wombles Cross Community Playgroup, (above old library) will host an Open Night on Thursday 29 November 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm. Children who will be 3 years of age on or before 1 July 2019  are entitled to a funded place.  All welcome. 

 

BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS

If your child will be 3 years on or before  – 1July 2019 then you are entitled to apply for a free place. To register your child please, call or telephone the Early Years Centre on:  (028) 79627303 and speak to Marie or Paula. (School hours) or outside hours phone 07857168695.

 

ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL

Draw Winners Week 3:

£30 Aodhan McGillian 

£50 Mrs Patricia Glass 

£100 Mrs Margaret McGlade  

Collector ‘s Prize: Aine Devlin Year 8.

 

SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP

Christmas Lights switch on at Sixtowns Hall on Friday 30 November at 6.30 pm. Please arrive in good time to allow for parking etc. Live music, craft stalls, arts activities for the children, balloon modelling and face painting. Santa will have a gift for each child. Refreshments served. Admission £2 per person, under 2s free. Thanks to Mid-Ulster District Council for their support.

 

KNOCKNAGIN PRIMARY SCHOOL

· Open Day for children starting Primary 1 in September 2019 on Thursday 6 December 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm and 6.30 pm  - 7.30 pm. Principal's address at 7.00 pm

· Parent/Carer and Toddler Group

Wednesday 28 November and 5th, 12th December. 9.15 am - 10.45am.

 

ADVENT YOUTH RETREAT 

Hosted by Diocesan Youth Ministry Team, on Saturday 8 December, in Waterside Parish Centre, Chapel Road, Derry, 10.30am - 4.00pm.  Open to all young people aged 16-18 years.  Those completing the Pope John Paul II Award are particularly welcome.  A range of fun and faith activities planned. To book or for further details  call+ 442871 264 087 or email padraig.delargy@derrydiocese.org. Parental consent required.  Consent forms available  at www.derrydiocese.org Lunch will be provided. 

 

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.

 

MID ULSTER TRUCKERS ~ HELPING OTHERS

Clothes and blankets are being collected for the homeless in local towns and cities. Clothes may be left at An Rath Dubh  or phone Brigid Donnelly (McDaid)  on 07595658380 to arrange a collection or see Facebook page ~ Help us help others.

 

SPECIALIST JOINERY FUN DAYS

Festive family fun  in aid of charity on Saturday 8 December (3.00pm) and Sunday 9 December (10.00am / 1.00pm / 5.30pm)  at Specialist Joinery Group Coleraine Road, Maghera. Tickets from projectsanta.eventbrite.co.uk

 

NOTE OF THANKS

Monica McEldowney wishes to express her deepest graitude to her family and friends who helped her clebrate her 80th birthday in July.  £1,500 was raised in lieu of presents and this amount was presented to Sr Natasha McCullagh, Renal Unit, Antrim Area Hospital.  The generosity of all those who contributed is greatly appreciated.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

· Tea Dance Friday 30 November.

· Christmas Cookery Demonstration: Tips and ideas for starters, main course and deserts by professional chef Mark on Saturday 8 December, starts 12 noon. Admisson £4.00.

· Bingo Wednesday 12 December. Money prizes and spot prizes.

· Date for your Diary: Sunday 17 February fund raising dinner Come Dine With Us.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

· 400 Club Winners:£300 – Paul Kelly,

£50Shane McCloskey, Tiernan McKenna.

·  Extra Time tickets on sale Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 November 7.00 pm -8.00 pm in Clubhouse as well as in Heron’s Gift Shop and online.  Limited number of tickets available for Friday 30 and Sunday 2. All ticket sales will conclude on Tuesday 27.  St Colm’s GAC wish to thank everyone for their support and wish the cast and crew all the best on what will be a fantastic weekend of entertainment.

 

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

 May the Virgin Mary help us joyfully follow Jesus on the way of service, the royal road that leads to Heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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