No. 1738 ~ THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH
The priests of the parish wish all the parishioners of Ballinascreen every grace and blessing in 2019.
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 7.30 pm
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 – Friday ~ 10.00 am
Please Note: No 7.30 pm Mass on Monday December 31.
St Columba’s Church Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Closed until Thursday January 3 2019.
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. email@example.com
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 31: St Sylvester. Died in 335. Was pope for twenty-one years.
Tuesday 1: Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
Wednesday 2: Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors of the Church.
Thursday 3: The Holy Name of Jesus.
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday Decemmber 31.
Adoration will resume in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 7 January 2019.
Please Note: There will be no 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Monday December 31.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Seamus McBride, Campbelltown, Friday January 4 at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Patrick Toner, Derrynoid Lane, Saturday 5 January in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena 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 in Holy Rosary at 12 noon.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of
Alice Hughes, Moneyneena
Gerard O’Kane, Maghera,
Christopher Flanagan, Maghera.
Seamus Kerrigan, Nellie Toner,
Rose Brolly, Owen Walsh,
John Henry, Mary B McKee.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE
Parish Office will reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019. Notices for Bulletin should be emailed or posted through letter box before 1.00 pm on Wednesday January 2.
CHRISTMAS BOX COLLECTION
The priests of the parish wish to express their sincere thanks and deep appreciation to the people of the parish for their great kindness and generosity to them in the Christmas Collection.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTION
Weekly Collection: £2744.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
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
Fr Madden will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 23 March in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.
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 6 weeks for £1.
We encourage those who have never bought the paper before to consider buying it this week.
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.
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 hoursare 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 at www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
CELTIC GARDEN JOB OPPORTUNITY
Marketing and Programme Manager required for Celtic Prayer Garden & Iosas Centre, Derryvane, Muff. Full details on Facebook page – IOSAS Centre & Celtic Prayer Garden. Emailgoldenagecentre@hotmail.com or telephone (00353) (0)74 9384866 for application pack. Closing date for completed applications is 5.00 pm on 18 January 2019.
KEEP FIT CLASSES
Classes with Nuala McWilliams in 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL DRAW WINNERS
£30 Shane Keenan
£50 Veronica Madden
£100 Aine Gallagher
Collector’s Prize: Péarse Mulholland
£30 – Dara & John Rafferty
£50 Sinead Jeffery
£100 Jordan Bradley
Collector’s Prize: Niall O’Hagan
£30 Theresa Lanigan
£50 Randel Evans
£100 Mia McGuigan
Collector’s Prize: Ryan McAulay
£500 Francis Shaw
£500 Shea Kelly
£200 Therese O’Hagan
£100 Mary McBride
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Crochet/Knitting with Mary Kelly every Thursday 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
Sewing classes with Rosemary every Friday 7.00 pm -9.00 pm.
Yoga classes with Angela on every Monday 10.30 am – 12 noon.
Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to register for any of the above classes.
Date for your Diary: Sunday 17 February fund raising dinner Come Dine With Us
PRAYER FOR THE NEW YEAR
Dear Lord,We pray that this new year will bring us closer to You.
May we take the time to get to know You.
Help us to truly celebrate the gifts You have graciously given us
and use them to serve You and spread Your word,
May we also see and love you in all the people we meet,
so that in turn, they can see You in us.
Let us accept You in our lives, in the way it pleases You,
as Truth, to be spoken, as Life, to be lived,
as Light, to be lighted, as Love, to be followed, as Joy, to be given,
as Peace, to be spread about, as Sacrifice, to be offered among our relatives, friends, neighbours and all people. Amen.