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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 23 December 2018

No. 1737 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

The priests of the parish wish everyone a holy and peaceful Christmas.

Beannachtaí na Nollag

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 6.00 pm Tuesday ~ 12 noon

Wednesday – Friday ~ 11.00 am

St Columba’s Church Straw

Monday ~ 8.00 pm

Tuesday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Monday ~ 7.30 pm

Tuesday ~ 9.00 am

St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns

Monday ~ 7.00 pm

Tuesday ~ 10.00 am.

CONFESSIONS

Before the Vigil Masses

See notice re Christmas Confessions.

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

Closed until Thursday January 3 2019.

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

MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS DAY - FEAST OF THE NATIVITY

Vigil Masses

Monday 24 December

Holy Rosary ~ 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 7.00 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 7.30 pm

St Columba’s Straw ~ 8.00 pm

Christmas Day Masses

Tuesday 25 December

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.

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS

Confessions in Holy Rosary Church on Saturday December 22 at 11.00 am and Sunday December 23 at 5.00 pm and after 10.00 am Mass on Christmas Eve morning.

CHRISTMAS WEEK MASSES

Wednesday December 26

Holy Rosary ~ 11.00 am

Thursday December 27

Holy Rosary ~ 11.00 am

Friday December 28

Holy Rosary ~ 11.00 am

St Columba’s Straw ~ 7.30 pm.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

No Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday December 24 or Monday Decemmber31. Adoration will resume in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 7 January 2019.

BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE

Parish Office will be closed next week. It will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Tuesday 25: The Nativity of Our Lord

Wednesday 26: St Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Patron of deacons and bricklayers.

Thursday 27: St John, apostle and evangelist.

Friday 28: The Holy Innocents, martyrs

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DESERTMARTIN PARISH DRAW

Last chance to buy tickets for the above Draw in the Sacristy Holy Rosary Church on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 December immediately following Mass.

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. This would make a nice Christmas gift for family and friends!

SVP ~ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Ballinascreen Conference members of the St Vincent de Paul Society express their deepest appreciation for your enormous generosity towards their annual collection taken up last weekend. Special thanks also to everyone who donated food gifts at the Carol Service. Your kindness will make a huge difference to those in need at Christmas this year.

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of

John Kielt, Clady,

Sr Winifred Kiernan, Ballymagroarty.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: John McEldowney

Bridget Kelly, Nellie McWilliams

Bridget Duggan, Mary Teresa McNamee,

Susanna Groogan, Carmel McCartan,

Joe Conville, Gerard McAllister.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

John McEldowney, Magherafelt Road, Friday 28 December in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.

Margaret Groogan, Corrick Sunday 30 December in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.

Anne O’Kane, Mallonvillas Sunday 30 December 2018 in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon.

DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019

Do This in Memory Masses will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 nooon on the following dates:

27 January, 10 March and 14 April.

On 23 June 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 to attend this family and parish focussed programme.

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

CONFIRMATION 2019

Fr Madden will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 23 March in

St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.

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.

IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER

As part of The Irish Catholic Evangelisation Initiative, the newspaper will be available each week for the next 7 weeks for £1. We encourage those who have never bought the paper before to consider buying it this week.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2305

Church Renovation Fund: £1530.

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.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The Society acknowledges a generous donation for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society.

LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage 4 - 9 July 2019. Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, is now taking enquiries and initial expressions of interest.. Pilgrimage Office opening hours:are Thursday and Saturday 11.00 am–1.00 pm.

SCHOOL NOTICE FOR PARENTS

If your child will be starting pre-school or Primary School in September 2019, you should apply for their place online from Wednesday 2 January. Closing date for pre-school and Primary One applications is midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019. Further information can be found at www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions

KEEP FIT CLASSES

Classes with Nuala McWilliams Iin Workspace Recreation Centre from the January 7 - March 1. Circuits class to suit a range of different fitness levels these include mixed, men only and women only. As the Recreation Centre is ten years old there is a 10% discount on all classes. One weekly class costs £18 two weekly classes cost costs £36 for the eight week block. Spaces are only secure once payment has been received. Please call into Workspace Office, Monday – Friday 9 .00 am-5.00 pm to book and pay.

SECURITY NOTICE

In the run up to Christmas, police are urging homeowners to take steps to protect their property and reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime this festive season. Everyone is encouraged to report suspicious activity to the police – no matter how insignificant it may seem. For further advice on home security please contact your local Crime Prevention Officer on the non-emergency 101.

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

· Tea Dance on Boxing Night music by Two Star Country dancing 9.00 pm – Midnight. Admission £5, includes light supper.

ST COLM’S GAC

· 400 Club Winners:

£300 Eamon Groogan,

£50 Peter Doherty, £50 Michael Grant. £1000 will be paid out in prizes tonight Sunday 23 December.

· Annual Charity Game on Friday 28 December, Hurling 6.30 pm, Football 7.30 pm. Live music in Club after

· Nollaig faoi shéan agus faoi shonas do chách ó CLG Naomh Colm. A prosperous and happy Christmas to everyone from St Colm's GAC.

· Club shop is closed until mid January. Opening date will be posted on Club’s Facebook page.

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Advent is a time for us to prepare for the coming of Jesus, Prince of Peace. It's a time to make peace with ourselves and our neighbours.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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