No. 1739 ~ THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
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 ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Columba’s Church Straw
Wednesday and Friday ~ 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
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
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:
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Sunday 6: The Epiphany of the Lord. The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. This feast celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the magi from the East, together with his Baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday January 7. Adoration will commence after 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 7, Thursday 10 and Friday 11 January.
Padre Pio Mass
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday January 7 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Novena prayers and Rosary at 7.10 pm.
There will be a relic for veneration at this Mass.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Patrick Toner, Derrynoid Lane, Saturday 5 January in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
Patrick McEldowney, Drumard Road, on Wednesday 9 January in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
Patrick Toner, Patrick McEldowney.
Kevin Kelly, Michael McCullagh, Phyllis Convery, Mary O’Connor, Eileen Bradley, Seamus Donnelly.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of
Kevin Bradley Glenullin.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2465
Church Renovation Fund: £1627.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Walter Patrick Donnelly, Slievegallion Drive,
Lee Martin Kidd, Dromdallagan,
Christopher Lochlann Murray, Woodland Heights,
Ada Kelly Quinn, Belfast.
HOLY ROSARY WEBCAM
Webcam Mass streaming service has been down for the past week. MCN Dungannon has examined and tested the equipment and discovered that the problem lies in the broadband speed. Hopefully it will be up and running again as soon as possible.
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 5 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 will be held from 4 - 9 July 2019. The 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 at www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
Ballinascreen Historical Society
An evening to celebrate the life of Henry McKenna ~ Kentucky’s Distiller, will be held on Tuesday January 8 at 8.00pm in the Market Inn.
The society’s latest publication ‘Henry McKenna’ will be available at this event.
BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION
December Quarterly Cash Draw Winners-
£10,000 ~ Mr Colin Doyle, 220 Sixtowns Road.
£5,000 ~ Miss Lorraine McAuley, 37 Sixtowns Road.
£2,500 ~ Mrs Bernice McLaughlin, 14 Gortnari, Moneyneena
Next Quarterly Cash Draw Saturday 30 March 2019.
SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY CENTRE ~ DANCE CLASSES
Old time dance classes will start in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre on Tuesday 8 January at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
£100 ~ Stephen McKee,
£50 ~ Vera Cuskeran,
£30 ~ Cerys McParland,
£20 ~ Colm O'Kane.
Thanks to all who bought or sold tickets.
Happy and musical New Year to all!
O’NEILL ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
Classes resume Thursday 10 January in Rath Dubh, Moneyneany at 6.30 pm. New members welcome
Painting for Pleasure resumes on Wednesday 9 January 10.00 am – 12 noon or 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. 14 weeks for £42. Suitable for all abilities. New members are always very welcome.
Creative Writing and Poetry Classes with Maura Johnston commence Tuesday 29 January 11.00 am - 12.30 pm for 6 weeks. £2/week. Suitable for beginners and experienced writers. Everyone welcome.
Phone 796 27826 to book any course.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Tea Dance on Friday 11 January, from 9.00 pm -12.00 am. Music by Outbound Express Admission £5 includes light supper.
Crochet/Knitting with Mary Kelly recommences Thursday 17 January from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, for 6 weeks. Cost £25 is payable on the first night.
Sewing class with Rosemarie on Friday 18 January 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
Yoga classes with Angela on Monday 28 January10.00 am - 12 noon. £25 for 6 weeks.
Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to register for any of the above classes.
ST COLM’S GAC
£300 ~ Laoise Burns.
£100 ~ Sindy & Mickey McEldowney, Kathleen Toner, S & A Doherty, Amy Quinn and Ada Quinn.
£50 ~ Danielle Cuskeran, Deaglan O’Neill,Victor Lynn and Eamon Irwin. Thanks to everyone who supported the Christmas Draw and to all our sellers. Next draw is on Sunday 6 January.
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported annual charity games. £1700 was raised in memory of Tommy Heaney for St Vincent de Paul society.
Ballinascreen Camogie and Ladies Football will host a Ladies’ Night in the Club on Saturday 2 February at 7.00 pm. Tickets £10 for adults and £5 for 12 - 18 year old and are available from Heron’s Gift Shop, Oliveen’s Hair Salon or from any senior player.