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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 17 February 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,