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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 17 March 2019

No. 1749 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT - ST PATRICK, PRINCIPAL PATRON OF IRELAND

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

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.

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

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

www.parishofballinascreen.com

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.

PARISH SURVEY

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.

CONFIRMATION 2019

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.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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.

ANNIVERSARIES

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.