BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 27 January 2019

January 27, 2019

No. 1742 ~ THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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 7.30 pm

Tuesday - Friday  ~ 10.00 am

Saturday ~ 11.00 am  

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

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

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Friday         9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Wednesday ~ Closed

 

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

 

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 28: St Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church. He is patron of schools, universities, students and booksellers.

Thursday 31: St John Bosco, priest. Founder of the Salesians.  He is patron saint of youth and of Catholic publishers.

Friday 1: St Brigid, abbess, secondary patron of Ireland.

Saturday 2: The Presentation of The Lord. World Day for Consecrated Life.

 

ST BRIGID’S CROSSES

Friday is the First Friday of the month and the Feast of St Brigid. St Brigid Crosses will be blessed at all Masses.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY

Saturday 2 February is Candlemas Day, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and World Day for Consecrated Life.

There will be Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 11.00 am when candles will be blessed that will be used in our churches and homes throughout the year. Anyone wishing to have a blessed candle for their home can place their orders through the Parish Office or Church Sacristy and collect from either place following this Mass.

 

BLESSING OF THROATS

February 3  is the Feast of St Blaise.

As it is a Sunday this year it is not celebrated, but throats will be blessed after all Sunday Masses next weekend, including both Vigil Masses on Saturday evening.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 28 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

Michael McKenna, Doon, Sunday 3 February in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns at 10.00 am.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Margaret McCallion,

Michael McKenna. 

Packy McSorley, Rose Bradley,

Frank O’Hagan, Mary Margaret McGillian

 

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of:

Elizabeth Kelly, England.

 

CONFIRMATION 2019

At Fr Madden’s invitation, Monsignor Joseph Donnelly, P. Em, will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in St Columba’s Church, Straw on Saturday March 23 at 12 noon. Monsignor Donnelly is a former Vicar- General of the Diocese of Derry and a native of Ballinascreen. We look forward to welcoming him home to his parish for this special occasion.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2190

Church Renovation Fund: £1556

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

BAPTISM

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Cadhla Ann Moran, Moyard Road.

 

IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER

Any parishioner who wishes to place a regular order for this weekly paper 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 today, Sunday 27 January.

All Primary 4 children and their families are warmly invited.

 

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.

 

PARISH DRAW

Draw for January will be held on Monday January 28.  Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

 

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

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.

 

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 derrypilgrim@outlook.com Cost £679.

 

NEW MISSION IN DERRY DIOCESE

If you are interested in being part of a new Mission Team in the diocese to promote and foster mission awareness at home and overseas, please come along and join us for our next meeting on Tuesday 5 February at 7.00 pm Ardstraw House, 21A Buncrana Road Derry. All welcome.  For further information please contact

Fr David O’Kane on 71337727.

 

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

  • Set Dancing class every Thursday night in An Scioból from 8.30 pm.

  • Group half zips available to order depending on demand.

 

DANCE CLASSES

Old Time Dance Classes start Tuesday 29 January at 8.30 pm in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre. Everyone welcome.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Sarsfield Accordion Band host St Brgid’s Cross Making today Sunday 27 January 2.30 pm  - 6.00 pm. St Brigid’s candles also available. Refreshments served.

  • Sewing classes for 6 weeks commences Friday 1 February. Cost £25 payable on first night. Beginners welcome.

  •  Yoga classes commence Monday 28 January. 10.30 am -12 noon. Cost £36 for 6 weeks payable at first class.

Please contact Olive on 07887614094 to register for any of the classes.

  • Confidential Welfare Benefit Advice clinic on Friday 1 February 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm. For appointment contact Michael Outreach Officer on 92448738.

  • Tea Dance on Friday 8 February.

  • Come Dine With Us on Sunday 17 February at 3.00 pm.

  • Coffee Morning on Sunday 3 March.

  • Bingo on Wednesday 24 April 8.00 pm.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Creative writing and poetry classes with Maura Johnston starts Tuesday 29 January for 6 weeks.  11.00 am - 12.30 pm. £2 / week. Suitable for beginners and experienced writers.

  • Yoga with Angela returns Thursday 31 January 10.30 am - 12 noon for 6 weeks.Suitable for new and experienced participants

  • Jiving classes with Conor McEldowney and Mairead Woods Thursday 21 February for 5 weeks, £25.Suitable for all abilities.

  • Painting Masterclass with artist Sinéad Smyth, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. 

Saturday 9 March 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, £30, limited availability. Suitable for new and experienced painters.

  • Handmade Soap Workshop, make soap using natural ingredients. Saturday 23 March at 10.00 am. Cost £15, includes refreshments, tuition and materials.   

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake Decorating.

Saturday 30 March at 11.00 am.

Phone 79627826 to book or further details.

 

FOSTER CARERS REQUIRED

The Western Trust urgently needs people to offer loving homes to foster children.   Information Coffee Mornings will be held on  Monday 28 January 10.00 am – 12 noon in  Hollywell Building, Bishop Street, Derry and Sunday 24 February 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm in  St Joseph’s Hall, Omagh Alternatively,  contact Vanessa Nelis, phone  82835264 or 07554552989 or email:  Vanessa.Nelis@westerntrust.hscni.net

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Ivan Lynn, £50 Andrea McConnell £50 B. McEldowney.

  •  Ladies Health and Beauty Night in aid of  Camogie and Ladies Football on Saturday 2 February. Pamper night for the ladies with a free cocktail or mocktail on arrival.  Stalls from over 16 local businesses, music and free refreshments, so will be a night not to be missed. Tickets available from Heron’s Gift Shop, Alternative Hair Solutions or Senior players, £10 or £5 for 12-18 year olds.

 

WORLD YOUTH DAY PRAYER

Merciful Father, You call us to live our lives as a way of salvation.

Help us to recall the past with gratitude, to embrace the present with courage and to build the future with hope.

Lord Jesus, our friend and brother, thank you for looking upon us with love.

Let us listen to your voice as it resonates in the hearts of each one with the strength and light of the Holy Spirit.

Grant us the grace of being a Church that goes forth with vibrant faith and a youthful face to communicate the joy of the Gospel. May we help to build up the kind of society we long for, one where there is fairness and fellowship. We pray for the Pope and the bishops; for young people; for all those who will take part in World Youth Day in Panama and for those who are preparing to welcome them.

Our Lady of Antigua, Patroness of Panama, help us to pray and live with generosity like yours:  “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word”.

 

 

 

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