No. 1747 ~ EIGHTH 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 ~ 10.00 am
Ash Wednesday ~ 7.00 am & 7.30 pm
Thursday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Ash Wednesday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns
Ash Wednesday ~ 10.00 am.
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. email@example.com
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 6: Ash Wednesday.
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on on Ash Wednesday which are as follows:
Holy Rosary ~ 7.00 am and 7.30 pm,
St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 10.00 am,
St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 10.00 am.
Please note the extra Mass on Ash Wednesday at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church as St Columba’s Church Straw is closed until Sunday March 10. This feast marks the beginning of Lent and is a day of Fast and Abstinence.
Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are the three strands of Lenten observance.
MASSES DURING LENT
During Lent there will be three extra Masses per week at 7.00 am to accommodate those who are working and cannot attend Mass at any other time. Please check the times and places for all Masses during Lent at the side-bar of the Parish Bulletin.
From Tuesday March 12, there will be Mass in St Colm’s High School at 8.40 am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and all are welcome to join the school community for this Mass.
During Lent we invite as many parishioners as possible to attend daily Mass. We ask that those who have transport offer a lift to neighbours and friends so that, with the sick and the housebound who follow daily Mass on the webcam, we can all be united in our prayers and offerings. God’s people gathered together in praise of Him who gave his life for us all.
Thursday 7: St Perpetua and St Felicity, martyred in Carthage in 203.
Friday 8: St John of God. He devoted his life to the care of the poor and sick
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 4 March, starts after 10.00 am Mass and ends at 7.25 pm. Mass 7.30 pm.
ST COLUMBA'S CHURCH, STRAW
St Columba’s Church Straw will reopen on March 10 with celebration of Sunday Mass at 11.00 am.
PADRE PIO MASS
Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday March 4 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and novena prayers will commence at 7.10 pm.
LAUDATO SI ~ FASTING
Fasting is a Christian tradition which we preserve now on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Meat production contributes almost 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. The Derry Diocesan Laudato Si Group ask that you might consider abstinence from meat on Fridays in Lent as a Lenten practice and a sign of Christian concern for our fragile and endangered world.
TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN
Trócaire Lenten Boxes will be available from Ash Wednesday in all Church porches. Please take a box home and support this annual appeal to help people living in developing countries.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Martin Walls Desertmartin,
Margaret Coney Ardboe,
Maureen O’Hagan Park.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Bridie Lagan, Coolnasillagh Lane, Saturday 9 March in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES
Danny Kelly, Gortnari Saturday 2 March in St Eugene’s, Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.
John Bradley, Sixtowns Road Sunday 10 March in St Patrick’s Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
First Anniversaries: Annie McGuigan Danny Kelly.
Michael Kelly, Helen Cuskeran,
Pat Joe Bradley, Nancy Kelly,
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2186
Church Renovation Collection: £1369.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Congratulations and best wishes to
Mary Jo McCullagh and Cathal McDevitt who were married recently in our parish.
DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019
Do This in Memory Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 12 noon next Sunday 10 March.
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 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
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.
MONTHLY HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
Holy Hour led by Fr Patrick Doherty PP Maghera, at 8.00 pm on Thursday 7 March, in St Eugene's Cathedral Derry, to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. All welcome
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 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 charity. 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 phone Pádraig Delargy 71264087 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Lenten Promise Card is a simple, yet practical way of ‘doing something’ for Lent. Cards cost £1 and are available from Thornhill Ministries, 121 Culmore Road, Derry. Phone 71351233, email: email@example.com
Prepare for marriage with a 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
BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Talk entitled ‘Calendar Customs’ by Doreen McBride on Tuesday March 5 at 8.00 pm in 50 High Street. All welcome.
ST EOGHAN'S P.S.
Big Breakfast on Sunday 10 March from
9.00 am - 1.00 pm. Everyone welcome.