BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 17 February 2019

February 17, 2019

No. 1745 ~ SIXTH 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

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 and 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

Thursday 21: St Peter Damian, bishop and doctor of the Church. Died in 1072.

Friday 22: The Chair of St Peter.  This feast celebrates Peter as bishop of Rome and the focus of unity in the communion of one faith.

Saturday 23: St Polycarp, a disciple of St John the Apostle, he was martyred in 155.

 

CANDLES OF ATONEMENT

Parishioners are invited to light a candle at any of the candelabras in any of the Churches of the parish over the next week and to pray the Prayer for Atonement to remember the victims and survivors of abuse. The candles are a reminder to pray for those who carry lifelong suffering following abuse – they symbolise repentance, light in the darkness and hope.There is no charge for lighting a candle of atonement.  

Below is the prayer but it is also available to read at each candelabra.

 

Candle of Atonement Prayer

Lord, forgive us our many sins.

We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.

We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.

Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness and into the light of your Word.

May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church.  Amen.

 

TOWARDS PEACE

Towards Peace is a service offering spiritual support to those who have experienced abuse perpetrated by Church personnel, individually or institutionally.  The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space for people and their families, whose spiritual life has been damaged by abuse. It is also a response to the continually growing understanding of the spiritual impact of the trauma of abuse. Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion. If you have been abused and would like a space to reflect on the impact of the trauma of abuse on your own relationship with God and spirituality, Towards Peace is here for you.  www.towardspeace.ie  Phonr: 015053028.  Mobile: 0867710533.

Up to twelve sessions are available and there is no fee.

 

ST COLUMBA'S CHURCH, STRAW

For health and safety reasons, there will be no Sunday Mass  in St Columba’s Church Straw on February 17, February 24 and March 3. Celebration of Sunday Mass at 11.00 am in St Columba’s will resume on Sunday March 10.

While this work is being completed the Friday evening Parish Anniversary Mass will take place in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 18 February, commences after 10.00 am Mass and concludes at 7.25pm.  Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

D.D.S. MASS

The 7.30 pm Mass on Monday 18 February in Holy Rosary Church will be offered for all the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

 

DEATHS

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

Bridie Lagan, Moneyneena,

Julia Morgan, Scutchers Lane,

Fr. Colm Rafferty, Columban Fathers Dalgan and Swatragh,

Molly McFlynn, Moneymore.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Annie McGuigan Dunmurry Saturday 23 February in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Margaret Donnelly, John Loughran, Patrick Kelly, Joe Morgan, Bernie Hamill,

Dan McKenna, Marian Haskins.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2106

Lourdes Diocesan Hospitalite Collection: £1827.

This money will help to bring sick pilgrims on the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in July and to provide them with the support needed during their pilgrimage.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Aoife Rose O’Kane, Dedmere Road,

Leah Marie Kelly, Bancran Road,

James Tam Kennedy, Ranaghan Road.

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The society acknowledges with sincere thanks a generous donation 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.

 

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.

 

MASS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Annual Diocesan Mass for those with special needs, and their families and friends, will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Steelstown, Derry on Saturday 13 April at 2.00 pm. Bishop Mc Keown will celebrate this Mass. 

If you have a child who wishes to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation or First Holy Communion at this Mass please contact the Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email ddcc@derrydiocese.org

 

PARISH DRAW

Parish Draw for February will be held on Monday 25 February.  All returns should be made please to Parish Office on or before 12 noon on Friday 22 February.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019

Do This in Memory Masses will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon on 10 March and 14 April.  On 23 June the Final Mass will be   celebrated in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 11.00 am.   

 

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

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

The Friday Mass at 7.30 pm 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 VOCATIONS WEEK

Derry  Diocese will celebrate its inaugural Vocations Week from Sunday 24 February  to Saturday 2 March, during which there will be special Scripture quotations, prayers and reflections for each day.  The focus of the week will be on highlighting how each of us lives out our specific God-given vocation in life. 

  • Diocesan Vocations Day, 'Come and See', on Saturday 2 March, in Thornhill Retreat Centre, starting at 10.30 am.  All enquiries in relation to this Day to Fr Chris Ferguson, Director of Vocations for Derry Diocese: Telephone 71351261, email: chris_j_ferguson@hotmail.com

 

KNOCK SHRINE ~ VOLUNTEERS

 Knock Shrine Society  is seeking new members to join Our Lady’s Volunteers, to assist pilgrims who visit the Shrine. This opportunity is open to all men and women over 18 who wish to share their time and be of service to the sick and infirm, and to assist in the Eucharistic and Liturgical services. For further information contact John Hynes at 0035387689 1422 or email knockshrinesociety@gmail.com

 

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER

Prepare for your Marriage with a two-day non-residential course presented by Catholic Engaged Encounter on 23 / 24 March in Our Lady and St. Patrick's Parish Centre, Ballymoney. For information and to book phone27638512 or email marriageencounter.ie

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

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.

 

ALIVE

February edition of the free newspaper Alive is now available in all churches.

 

THE NET

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 now open for the Spring Semester of studies beginning 2 March at the Priory Institute. Phone 0035314048124 or view website www.prioryinstitute.com.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND

6-14 October 2019.  Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown.  Price: £1,330 / per person sharing (inclusive).  For details email: info@marian.ie phone  95680005.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Set dancing every Thursday from 8.30 pm – 10.00 pm in An Sciobol.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

SAD Lightbox, to help adults who suffer from the winter blues, is available during February and possibly March.  Opening hours: Tuesdays 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm, Fridays 10.00 am -1.00 pm and 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm, Saturdays 10.00 am -1.00 pm and 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm.  Telephone 79628249. 

 

ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL

Junior All Ireland Camogie Semi Final St. Colm’s High School V Ballyhaunis C. S. Mayo on Saturday 23 February at 2.00 pm in Dean McGlinchey Park. All support welcome.

 

GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ~ BINGO

Family Bingo Evening - fundraising for Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Colm’s GAC, on Sunday 24 February at 6.00 pm.
£5 - half book, £10 - full book. £100 top prize. Everyone welcome.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Advice NI clinic on Friday 8 March for appointments contact Out Reach Officer Micheal on 92448738.

  • Tea Dance on Friday 8 March,

  • Coffee Morning on Sunday 3 March.

 

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

If we practice seeing with the eyes of Jesus, we will always be able to recognize those who need our help.

 

 

 

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