No. 1741 ~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
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
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 21: St Agnes, martyred in Rome in early fourth century.
Tuesday 22: St Vincent. Martyred in 304 in Valencia after prolonged torture.
Thursday 24: St Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Friday 25: The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle.
Saturday 26: Saints Timothy and Titus, bishops.
WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019
To coincide with World Youth Day in Panama next weekend at which Pope Francis will attend and Bishop Donal McKeown will accompany an Irish Youth Delegation there will be a Celebratory Youth Mass and Blessing in Holy Rosary Church next Saturday 27 Jnauary at the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass. The celebration will celebrate the role and contribution young people make to the life of our parishes. All young people will be blessed at the Mass, and are invited to wear an emblem of any youth club / organisation / school of which they are a member.
CHURCH UNITY WEEK
Church Unity week began on Friday January 18. Please continue to 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.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 21 January, will commence after 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Alice Hughes, Moneyneena, on Saturday 26 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Patrick McGlone, Glenelly Villas on Saturday 19 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
First Anniversary: Patrick McGlone
Patrick Groogan, Breige Rogers,
Peter Joe McNeill, Frances McGregor.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of:
Cassie Wilson, Desertmartin,
Bernadette O’Kane, Maghera.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2440
Church Renovation Fund: £1540
Many thanks to all who contributed.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Cahan Joe Murphy, Dunmurry Road.
IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER
As part of The Irish Catholic Evangelisation Initiative, the newspaper will be available for the next 3 weeks at a reduced price of £1.
Any parishioner who wishes to place a regular order for this weekly paper from February onwards should please contact the Parish Office, as soon as possible, 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 Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon next Sunday 27 January.
All Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited.
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.
Draw for January will be held on Monday January 28. All returns should be made please to the Parish Office before 12 noon on Friday January 25.
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.
The Net is a Derry Diocesan monthly colourful newspaper which reports on various diocesan events, relevant news and personal faith stories. It is available to buy in Church porches cost £1.50.
GDPR ~ PRIVACY NOTICE
Derry Diocese Privacy Notice may now be viewed on our parish website www.parishofballinascreen.com. It is also displayed in Church porches.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY
The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks several generous donations for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.
DERRY DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimage from 4 – 9 July. We welcome all pilgrims, especially pilgrims in need of care. We welcome doctors, nurses and youth (aged 17 years+) to assist with those in need. Application forms now available. Phone 7126 0293, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 11.00 am-1.00 pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org Cost £679.
Annual Lourdes Hospitalité Collection will take place on 9 / 10 February. Prayer Cards will be distributed. Your past generosity to the pilgrimage has made it possible for persons in need to benefit from the experience of Lourdes. Thank you once again in advance.
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
If your child is starting Primary School in September 2019 and you have already completed the online admissions process, please remember to bring your child’s birth certificate to your first choice school before Friday 8 February.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
New term of classes start on Tuesday 22 January in St. Colm's High School at 7.30 pm.
AGM on Sunday 20 January at 4.00 pm in An Scioból.
RATH DUBH ~ BIG BREAKFAST
Big Breakfast on today Sunday 20 January. Food served from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. All welcome.
ST. COLM'S HIGH SCHOOL
The Governors, staff and pupils of St. Colm’s High School invite Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils, parents and guardians to their Open Night on Thursday 24 January. The school will be open from 7.00 pm. Principal’s address at 8.30 pm.All are most welcome.
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Advent boxes should be returned please to any of the Churches this weekend 20 / 21 January. Thank you for your suppport.
GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ
Ranganna Gaeilge - Irish Language Classes
Tá na ranganna Gaeilge ag tosú arís ar an Déardaoin 24ú Eanáir ar 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm san ionad Ghlór na Speiríní. Mairfidh an cúrsa 10 seachtaine agus £25 costas de, tá fáilte roimh chách
Adult Irish language classes resume again on Thursday 24 January from 7.00 pm-8.30 pm in Gaelscoil na Speiríní Straw. The course will last 10 weeks, cost £25. Everyone welcome.
Tagann an grúpa seo le chéíle gach maidin Chéadaoin agus gach Aoine ar 9.00 am go dtí 10.30 am san ionad Ghlór na Speiríní. Ní ach £2 le freastail ar seisiún amháin, fáilte roimh chách.
Mother and Toddlers’ Group meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.00 am to 10.30 am in Gaelscoil na Speiríní, Straw. This is a great opportunity for parent / guardian to socialise and bond in a child friendly environment. Cost £2 per session. Everyone welcome.
Old Time Dance Classes start Tuesday 29 January at 8.30 pm in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre. Everyone welcome.
‘Carefully Yours’ Project, based in the Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre Magherafelt, offers support and a range of activities to all over 55’s. Activities include; exercise classes, luncheon club, computer courses, yoga, health promotion sessions and much more. New schedule of activities available. For more details call Mairead or Natalie on 79301862.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Children’s Disco Sunday 20 January for 10 - 15year olds.3.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
Tea Dance on Friday 8 February.
One to one sessions available with IT trainer on Friday 1 February 9 (morning). Introduction to the iPad from 1.30 pm – 3.0 pm also on Friday 1 February. Booking essential for either session.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions every Friday 10.30 am. Mums and tots welcome.
Volunteers are needed to visit people who feel lonely or isolated due to their mental ill health. If willing to give commitment of approximately 2 hours per week please email email@example.com or phone 79634488 during office hours. Training provided and travel expenses reimbursed. Your friendship could make all the difference!
ST. MARY'S 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 7.00 pm.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Eamonn Brock, £50 Rosie McGuigan, £50 Siobhan Kerr
2018 Youth Presentation on tomorrow Monday 21 January at 6.30 pm in Club for last year's U6s-U10s and at 7.45pm 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.
Club Shop open Friday 25 January from 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm.
Cubs’ Club restarts in Backrow on Saturday 26 January for boys and girls aged 4 - P2 from 9.30 am -11.00 am.
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, Alternative Hair Solutions or Senior players, £10 or £5 for 12-18 year olds. Check out Club’s Facebook for more details.
Let us look at our hands, often so empty of love, and today let us try to think of some gift we can offer freely.