No. 1740 ~ THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
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 Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 15: St Ita. She was given the title ‘foster-mother of the saints of Ireland.’ She died in 570.
Thursday 17: St Anthony of Egypt, died in 356. Known as ‘Father of monasticism,’ he lived a life of solitude but also attracted many others to form communities of hermits.
CHURCH UNITY WEEK
Church Unity week begins on Friday January 18. Please pray for the unity of all Christians so that those who need to hear about Jesus will be convinced of the Love of His Father in heaven for them because We Are One.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Monday 14, Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 January, following the 10.00 am Mass.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 14 January, will commence after 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Patrick McGlone, Glenelly Villas Saturday 19 January in St Eugene’s Church at 7.30 pm.
Patrick McKenna, Josephine Brunton,
Nellie Brunton, Agnes Murray,
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of:
Anna Fullerton Lisnamuck.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £3375
Church Renovation Fund: £1423
Many thanks to all who contributed.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Daire James Conville, Cloane Road
Cahir Diarmuid Gerard McGurk Bessbrook,
Oran Joseph Darragh, Bancran Road.
IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER
As part of The Irish Catholic Evangelisation Initiative, the newspaper will be available each week for the next 4 weeks for £1.
Any parishioner who wishes to place a regular order for this paper from February onwards should please contact the Parish Office with their details and payment. The paper will, from February onwards, be distributed through the Parish Office.
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019
Do This in Memory Masses will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon 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.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
Meeting of the above society in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 14 January following the 7.30 pm Mass.
The Rosary, which will be recited in the Holy Rosary Church at 7.10 pm on Monday, will be offered for vocations to the priesthood. All welcome
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
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.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The 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.
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be held from 4 - 9 July 2019. The Pilgrimage Office, 164 Bishop Street, Derry is open every 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 now apply online for their place. 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 CREDIT UNION
As part of the Credit Union’s 50th Anniversary Celebration the Trading Standards Service (NI) will give a talk and presentation on Scams and Rogue Traders in The Market Inn on Wednesday 16 January commencing at 7.30 pm. This presentation will make you aware of the different types of scams that are currently operating and help you avoid getting caught up in these scams and maybe losing money as a result. This free event which is funded by the Brackagh Quarry Wind Farm Community Fund is open to the general public and everyone is invited. A light supper will be provided
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Advent boxes may be returned to any of the Churches next weekend 20 / 21 January.
RATH DUBH ~ BIG BREAKFAST
Big Breakfast on Sunday 20 January. Food served from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. All welcome.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
Registration for new term of classes on Tuesday 15 January. Classes will commence on Tuesday 22 January.
Group's AGM Sunday 20 January.
Creative Writing and Poetry Classes commence Tuesday 29 January 11.00 am - 12.30 pm for 6 weeks. £2/week.
Yoga recommences Thursday 31 January10.30 am –12, £36 for 6 weeks.
Phone 79627826 to book any course.
ST MARY’S HALL, DESERTMARTIN
Crochet/Knitting recommences Thursday 17 January from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, for 6 weeks. Cost £25.
Sewing class on Friday 18 January 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
Yoga classes 6 weeks from Monday 28 January10.30 am - 12 noon. £36.
Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to register for any of the above classes.
Children’s Disco Sunday 20 January for 10 - 15year olds.3.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
Tea Dance on Friday 8 February Sunday 17 February fund raising dinner ~ Come Dine With Us.
Sunday 17 February fund raising dinner Come Dine With Us.
Coffee Morning Sunday 3 March
Bingo on Wednesday 24 April.
WOMEN’S AID ~ THANKS
The recent collection in Centra for Mid-Ulster Women's Aid raised £2030.81 and 6 full trolleys. Thanks to Centra and to all who donated.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP
Exercise classes with Emmet Stewart commence in Sixtowns Hall on Wednesday 16 January at 7.30 pm and run for 6 weeks. £20 for all classes if paid upfront or £4 per night. All abilities catered for and both men and women welcome.
PILGRIMAGE TO ROME, ASSISI AND CASCIA
Limited places remaining on this Italian Shrines 7 Day / 6 Night pilgrimage from 27 April – 3 May 2019. Package price from £945 p.p.s. This includes return flights from Belfast City Airport (via Heathrow) to Rome, transfers, 2 nights half-board in Assisi and 4 nights half-board in Rome. Fully guided tours of Assisi, Cascia and Rome, including the Divine Mercy Sunday Angelus address with the Pope. For details, please contact Drumbo Parish Office on 90812238.
SG ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
Meeting in St Mary's Hall Desertmartin at 8.00 pm on Monday 14 January. Annual membership fee now due. Contact Chris: 07546 010560.
ST. MARY'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL, MAGHERAFELT
P6 and P7 pupils and their parents / guardians are invited to an Open Evening on Tuesday 22 or Wednesday 23 January. Principal’s Address at 7pm
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 - Anthony Kerr £50 - Conor McGovern £50 - Charlie McNally
2018 Youth Presentation will take place in Club on Monday 21 January at 6.30 pm for last year's U6s-U10s and 7.45 pm for last year's U12s-U16s. Guest speaker will be Monaghan's All Star goal keeper Rory Beggan. All players and managers are requested to attend wearing club colours.
Ladies Health and Beauty Night in aid of Ballinascreen Camogie and Ladies Football on Saturday 2 February. A pamper night for the ladies with a free cocktail or mocktail on arrival. Tickets available from Heron’s Gift Shop, Oliveen’s Hair Salon or Senior players, £10 or £5 for 12-18 year olds. Check out Club’s Facebook for more details.
Club Shop open Friday 25 January from 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm