No. 1746 ~ SEVENTH 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
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
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
PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
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
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
Christians promote peace, starting with the community in which they live.