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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 9 December 2018

No. 1735 ~ SECOND 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

Wednesday 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe. Patron of the Americas.

Thursday 13: St Lucy, virgin and martyr.

Friday 14: St John of the Cross. Lived 1542 – 1591. Doctor of the Church.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary on Monday 10 December. Starts after the 10.00 am Mass, continues until 7.25 pm. .

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 10, Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December.

Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care during the week beginning Monday December 17 after morning Mass.

RECONCILIATION SERVICES

Service in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena on Tuesday December 18 at 7.30 pm

Service in St Patrick’s Church Keenaught on Wednesday December 19 at 7.30 pm. Further details next week.

IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER

As part of The Irish Catholic Evangelisation Initiative, the newspaper will be available each week for the next 9 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.

SPECIAL SVP COLLECTION

Annual Christmas Collection will be taken up following Masses next weekend 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.

DEATHS

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

Seamus McBride, Campbelltown,

Donal Harkin, Dungiven.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Sean Kelly

Margaret Bradley, Hugh Watson,

Neil Kennedy, James Mullin,

Baby Leonie Ellen Kidd.