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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 2 December 2018

No. 1734 ~ FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 3: St Francis Xavier, priest.

Friday 7: St Ambrose,

Saturday 8: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

This feast is a holyday of obligation. Vigil Masses on Saturday evening covers our obligation to attend Sunday Mass or the holyday Mass but not both.

Confessions before Masses on both evenings.

HOLYDAY MASSES

Friday 7 December

Holy Rosary ~ 6.00 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 7.30 pm.

Please Note: Weekly Anniversary Mass on Friday 7 December will be celebrated this week in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena.

Saturday 8 December

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw ~ 11.00 am.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday 3 December. Starts after the 10.00 am Mass, continues until 7.25 pm. .

PADRE PIO MASS

Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday 3 December at 7.30pm in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and novena prayers 7.10 pm.

IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER

As part of The Irish Catholic Evangelisation Initiative, the newspaper will be available each week for the next 10 weeks for £1. We encourage those who have never bought the paper before to consider buying it this week.

PARISH CAROL SERVICE

Annual Parish Christmas Carol Service will be held on Sunday 16 December in St Columba’s Church Straw at 6.00 pm.

The Carol Service will include the presentation of gifts for distribution by the St Vincent de Paul local conference.

Parishioners are invited to please bring a non - perishable food item as their gift for presentation during the Carol Service. All welcome to Parish Carol Service.

SPECIAL SVP COLLECTION

Annual Christmas Collection will be taken up following Masses on 15 and 16 December. Your support for the vital work of the Conference in our parish will be greatly appreciated, especially at this time of year which can be difficult for some people and their families in our local community.

DEATH

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

Patsy Henry Philadelphia.