No. 1749 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT - ST PATRICK, PRINCIPAL PATRON OF IRELAND
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
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm
Tuesday – Thursday ~ 7.00 am and 10.00 am
Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Columba’s Church Straw
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Colm’s High School
Tuesday – Thursday ~ 8.40 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
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Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 18: St Cyril of Jerusalem. Lived 315 – 386. Bishop of Jerusalem.
Tuesday 19: St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Survey forms are still available in all the churches or from the Parish Office. Please complete one and return it on or before March 24. Alternatively, it may be completed online by following the links on the parish website.
LENTEN PASTORAL LETTER
Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry has issued a Pastoral Letter on the challenges facing all parishes in the Diocese of Derry as a greater number of priests reach retirement age (75) and the number of vocations has fallen dramatically in recent years. Copies are available at the back of the church and on the parish website.
We welcome Monsignor Joseph Donnelly home to Ballinascreen Parish next Saturday as he confirms 80 boys and girls in St Columba’s Church, Straw. Monsignor Donnelly, a native of the parish, was ordained on 19 June 1966 and celebrated his first Mass in St Columba’s Church, Straw. We are delighted he accepted the invitation to confirm our P7 children this year. The Confirmation Ceremony begins at 12 noon. Candidates for Confirmation and their sponsors must be in their allocated places no later than 11.50 am.
We are grateful to St Colm’s GAC Ballinascreen for providing the venue and the refreshments immediately following the ceremony where Monsignor Donnelly will be available for family photographs.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 18 March, starts after 10.00 am Mass and ends at 7.25 pm. Mass 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Peter McGuigan, Moykeeran, Monday 18 March in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Colette Kelly, Drumard Lane, Wednesday 20 March in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.
Margaret Trainor, Brigid Donnelly,
Marie Trolan, Baby Freya Rose McSorley, John Trolan, Siobhan Lappin.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2543
Church Renovation Collection: £1360
Holy Places in Holy Land: £645.
Many thanks to all who contributed.