No. 1743 ~ FOURTH 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
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 5: St Agatha, virgin and martyr.
Wednesday 6: St Paul Miki and Companions, martyred at Nagasaki, Japan in 1597. The six Franciscans, seventeen Franciscan Tertiaries and three Jesuits died suspended on crosses.
Friday 8: International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. This day was first observed in 2015 on the memorial of Sr Josephine Bakhita,1868 – 1947. She was brought as a slave from Sudan to Italy, where she became a Christian and later entered a convent in Venice.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 4, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 February.
PADRE PIO MASS
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday 4 February at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Novena prayers and Rosary at 7.10 pm.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 4 February, will commence after 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25pm. Mass at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Michael McKenna, Doon, Sunday 3 February in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.
Helen Lagan, St Patrick’s Street, Sunday 10 February in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.
First Anniversary: Helen Lagan.
Jim Donnelly, Mairead McCullagh,
Peter Girvan, Helen Gray,
Philip Donnelly, Josephine Kelly.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and friends of:
Brian McGurk, Cloane Road,
Deirdre Diamond, Moneyneena,
Sean Diffley, Roscommon,
Margaret Farrell, Manchester.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2380
Church Renovation Fund: £1316
Many thanks to all who contributed.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
Bishop McKeown will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life, in St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry, at 8.00 pm on Thursday 7 February. All welcome.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Cain Boyd, Dromdallagan,
Bella Rose Margaret McKenna, Dromdallagan,
James Gerard McBride, Strawmore Road.
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.
POLISH MASS AND CONFESSION
Fr. Ignacy Saniuta (Polish Priest) will celebrate Mass in Polish in St. Patrick’s Church, Dungiven, on 2 February at 7.30 pm. Confessions will be available before Mass at 7.00 pm.
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019
Do This in Memory Masses will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon on the following dates:
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 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.
GDPR ~ PRIVACY NOTICE
Derry Diocese Privacy Notice may be viewed on our parish website ~ www.parishofballinascreen.com. It is
also displayed in all our Churches.
This Derry Diocesan monthly newspaper which reports on various diocesan events and personal faith stories is available to buy in Church porches. Cost £1.50.
STUDY THEOLOGY ONLINE
Registration is now open for the Spring Semester of studies beginning on 2 March at the Priory Institute. Email email@example.com or phone 0035314048124 or view website www.prioryinstitute.com.
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.
PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND
6-14 October 2019. Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown. Price: £1,330 / €1,445 per person sharing (inclusive). For details email: email@example.com or phone 02895680005 / 003531878815.
NEW MISSION TEAM 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 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 HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Talk entitled ‘Under the Night Sky’ by Michael MacDonagh will be held on Tuesday February 5 in 50 High Street at 8.00 pm.
Society’s AGM will follow this talk. Everyone welcome.
Volunteer workers sought, home-based roles, a couple of hours per month. Call Emma McKeown on 0344 2253673 for further information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
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 Wednesday 24 April 8.00 pm.
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.
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
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 James Breen, £50 Brogan Murray, £50 Daniel Murray.
Adult Irish Language Classes: Classes organised by CLG Naomh Colm and Glór na Speiríní will resume in Glór na Speiríní, Straw on Thursday 31 January. This 10 week course is designed to suit the needs of adult learners in a relaxed and informal environment. Tá fáilte roimh chách- Everyone welcome! Urraithe ag Comhairle Ceantair Lár Uladh.
The secret to navigating life well is to invite Jesus on board. The helm of life should be given to Him, so that He can direct the route.