BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 24 February 2019

February 21, 2019

No. 1746 ~ SEVENTH 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

PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25

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

Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:

www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 25 February, commences after 10.00 am Mass and concludes at 7.25 pm.  Mass at 7.30 pm.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Tueday 26, Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February after morning Mass.

 

DEATHS

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

Colette Kelly, Drumard Lane,

Eddie O’Neill, Portadown,

Maura Mearns, Coleraine.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Brian McGurk, Cloane Road, Wednesday 27 February in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

Deirdre Diamond, Moneyneena Road, Friday 1 March in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

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

Danny Kelly, Gortnari Saturday 2 March in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at

7.30 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Philomena Kelly, James Conville,

Patrick Hegarty, Mary Gordon,

Mary Hegarty, Mary McKenna,

Patrick McEldowney, Mary Bradley,

Baby Majella McGuigan.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2215

Church Renovation Collection £1347.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Niamh Philomena McConnell, Laganvale Court, 

Catherine Evangeling Niblock, Strangford Avenue,

Annie Hegarty Tonagh Road.

 

DIOCESAN VOCATIONS WEEK

Derry  Diocese celebrates its inaugural Vocations Week from today Sunday 24 February  to Saturday 2 March, The focus of this week will be on highlighting how each of us lives out our specific God-given vocation in life. 

 

Diocesan Vocations Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, gentle shepherd,

You know your sheep,

And you know how to reach their hearts. Give to the people of the diocese of Derry Hearts that are open to the call of the Holy Spirit.

Speak to the hearts of the people of our diocese that they may hear your call to follow you and serve your people as priests or religious.

Awaken in them the courage to answer:

‘Here I am, Lord. Send me.’

St Eugene, pray for us.

St Columba, pray for us.

St John Vianney, pray for us.

Seek His Face Know His Love Serve His People

 

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, Vocations Director Derry Diocese. Phone 71351261, email: chris_j_ferguson@hotmail.com

 

ST COLUMBA'S CHURCH, STRAW

For health and safety reasons, there will be no Sunday Mass  in St Columba’s Church Straw on 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 Anniversary Mass will take place in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

 

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.

 

SPECIAL DIOCESAN MASS

Annual Diocesan Mass for those with special needs, and their families and friends, 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 on Tuesday 26 February. Results in next week’s Bulletin.

 

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.   

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

The Friday 7.30 pm Mass 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 by Thursday of the relevant week.

 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS

Maghera Pastoral Centre

A Series of six talks, presented on DVD , to help you open your heart even more to the life-changing work of the Holy Spirit.  Talks begin at 7.30 pm on Monday 4 March in Maghera Pastoral Centre and continue each Monday for 6 weeks.  Everyone welcome.

Sacred Heart Church Omagh

Seminars will take place over seven Thursday evenings in conjunction with 7.30 pm Mass in Sacred Heart Church Omagh, starting Thursday 28 February.

Speakers:  28 February - Teresa Lappin,

7 March - Sr Josephine Walsh,

14 March - Fr Eugene Hasson,

21 March - Bishop McKeown,

28 March - Fr Eamon Kelly,

4 April - Fr Colum Curry,   

11April - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

 

STAY AWAKE / SLEEP OUT

Derry Diocese will host a Stay Awake / Sleep Out for young people aged 15-18 years in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, from 8.00 pm on Friday 8 March, until 8.00am on Saturday 9 March. This event aims to raise awareness of homelessness across Ireland.  All money raised will go to Saint Vincent de Paul, Damien House and the Simon Community.  Registration is mandatory.  Parental consent forms can be obtained from the Parish Office or the diocesan website www.derrydiocese.org.  All forms to be returned to Catechetical Centre, 2 Francis Street, Derry, by Monday 4 March.  To register or for more information, contact Pádraig Delargy at the Centre on 71264087 or email padraig.delargy@derrydiocese.org

 

KNOCK SHRINE ~ VOLUNTEERS

New members needed to join Our Lady’s Volunteers. 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 at Knock Shrine. 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 Parish Centre, Ballymoney. For information and to book phone27638512 or email marriageencounter.ie

 

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

  • The Lenten Promise Card is a simple, yet practical way of ‘doing something’ for Lent.  Each day, by scratching off the date, you are invited to pray,fast or donate to chatiry. Cards cost £1 and are available from Thornhill Ministries, 121 Culmore Road, Derry. 

  • Jesus, Teach Us to Pray . A series of 6 Retreat mornings (Thursdays) taking us into the mystery of the praying mind and heart of Christ, through the Gospel of Luke.  Silence is a core element.  Begins 28 February 10.15 am -  12.15 pm.

For more information, please phone 71351233, or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org or visit www.thornhillministries.co.uk.

 

LOURDES DIOCESAN 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.

 

DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE

Lenten Days and Holy Week Retreat

  • ‘A Lenten Encounter: Looking Up and Reaching Out’, led by Fr Damian Bresnahan SMA  on 16 March, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.  Cost £25, lunch included. 

  • ‘A Lenten Experience: Called to Renewal’, led by Fr John Gallagher SMA on 30 March, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm. Cost £25, lunch included.                               

  • Holy Week Retreat, Wednesday 17 April, 5.00 pm –Sunday 21 April 11.00 am.  To book: Telephone 30821964 or email admin@dromantineconference.com

 

AN RÁTH DUBH ~ CONCERT

Variety Concert on Saturday 2 March at 7.30 pm. Proceeds in aid of  Ballinascreen Anti-Mining Group. Everyone welcome.  

 

BALLINASCREEN MEN'S SHED

A.G.M. on Thursday, February 28 at 11.00 am in Unit C4, Workspace, Draperstown. New members always welcome!

 

STRESS CONTROL PROGRAMME

Free NHS 6-Week Stress Control Programme, commences on Wednesday 6 March 6.20 pm – 8.00 pm in Meadowbank Sports Arena, Magherafelt. All welcome.

 

GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ~ BINGO

Family Bingo Evening - fundraising for Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Colm’s GAC, today, 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 Michael on 92448738.

  • Tea Dance on Friday 8 March,

  • Coffee Morning on Sunday 3 March.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:

  • 2019 Club membership is now open.

All existing members may renew their membership via the renewal email. All players must specify their age group and codes when registering.

New members may register online at  www.ballinascreengaa.com and click on the membership tab.  Membership rates for 2019 remain unchanged at £50 adult playing member, £40 adult non playing member, £20 youth member and family membership at £100 which may be paid in instalments. When registering, all members are encouraged please to tick to subscribe to the club’s newsletters and emailing system, as this is how the club will now communicate with its members.

  • Scór Sinsir/ Senior Scór.   Any member wishing to participate in this year’s Scór Sinsir, please contact the club on Facebook or through any committee member by Sunday 24 February.

 

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

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