No. 1756 ~ THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
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 – Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
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
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:
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Wednesday 8; Blessed John Sullivan. Born 8 May 1861, ordained Jesuit priest in 1907. His reputation for holiness and as a person of prayer spread rapidly and he was always available to the sick, the poor and anyone in need. He died in 1933. He was declared blessed at the first ever betification in Ireland on 13 May 2017 at St Francis Xavier Church, Gardiner Street, Dublin.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 6 will start immediately after the 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25 pm.
PADRE PIO MASS
The monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday May 6 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.
Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.
A relic will be available for veneration.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Downey will visit the sick in his care on Monday 6, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Hugh Mills, Scutchers Lane,
Patsy Hazlett, Dungiven,
Sally O'Neill, Bellaghy,
Bernie Devlin, Coalisland.
Mary Cleary, James McNamee,
Elizabeth Henry, Pat Armour,
John Joe Trainor.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism
Cormac McGeary, Tirruadh Heights.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2099
Church Renovation Collection: £1294.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
First Holy Communion will continue to be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates:
Saturday 11 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosa ry Church, Draperstown,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in
St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW
In this 40th Anniversary Year of the opening of Holy Rosary Church we had hoped to redecorate the interior which is long overdue. Unfortunately, the winter has not been kind to the church roof in recent years and it needs replacing immediately. When that work is completed the inside will then be redecorated and toilet facilities provided. This will incur major expense and so it makes our Parish Draw more necessary than ever.
We appeal to all parishioners to enter the Parish Draw which commences its new year this month. If you do not know who your nearest Promoter is please contact the Parish Office at 79628248 and Maire will let you know. We are very grateful to our many parishioners and friends who already support this Draw and we trust this will continue.
This Draw makes a very valuable contribution to the parish funds, as well as providing £2000 monthly in prizes to you, the contributors. Annual subscription is £60 or £5 per month. You may join the Draw through your promoter of through the Parish Office.
We also sincerely thank all the Promoters who willingly give so much of their time to collecting each month. Their work is greatly appreciated.
If you are willing to become a Promoter in your area or work place please contact the Parish Office. Promoters’ cards available.
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.
COME AND SEE ~ MAYNOOTH
If interested in exploring the possibility of diocesan priesthood, you are invited to attend a Come and See Weekend in St Patrick’s College Maynooth on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May. To register or for more information, please contact Fr Chris Ferguson on 07973423152 or by email email@example.com.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
Holy Hour led by Fr Paul McCafferty, at 8.00 pm on Thursday 9 May, in St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry, to pray for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life in the Diocese of Derry. All welcome.
DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
World Day of Prayer will be observed next Sunday, May 12, Good Shepherd Sunday. The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, ‘Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest’ (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life. For more information on vocations to the priesthood and religious life please view: www.vocations.ie
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s Straw 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.
PARISH MINISTRY DAY
A Parish Ministry Day will be held on Lough Derg on Saturday 18 May.
This unique day on the Island offers the opportunity for people in lay ministry across all parishes and dioceses to gather together and enjoy an enriching spiritual experience.
The theme for the day is ‘It is Christ We Are Serving’ and the guest speaker will be Mr Jim Deeds. The day will begin at 10.30 am and conclude with the Celebration of Eucharist at 3.00 pm. Tea/coffee, scones and light lunch will be served. Admission £22. Booking essential.
To book or for more information please view www.loughderg.org/parish-ministry-day-programme or phone Sharon on 00353719861518.
One Day Retreats on 6, 11,12, 14,19, 21, 25 , 26 and 27 May. Booking essential. For more details or to book phone 00353 719861518 view www.loughderg.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned ‘Queen of the May’Festival in Thornhill House,has been postponed until the end of May. Further details to follow.
BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Please note change of date for “The Verdant Braes” featuring Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy is now May 21 in the Shepherd’s Rest at 8.00 pm.
SMA DROMANTINE RETREATS
Awareness and Mindful Living. Conducted by Martina and Patrick Sheehan. 10.00 am on Friday 10 May – Sunday 12 May at 2.00 pm.
Forgiveness; the journey from hurt to healing, freedom and peace. Conducted by Fr. Des Corrigan SMA Saturday. 22 June 9.30 am – 5.00 pm . Contact Retreat Centre, Dromantine Tel. 028-30821964 or email email@example.com
MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, in partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This post graduate degree is dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. The next intake will be Autumn 2019.
Information session will in St Mary’s College, Derry on Monday 10 June at 4.00 pm. If interested in attending or for further information, please contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 02871264087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Advice NI Clinic on Friday 10 May from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm for appointment call Outreach Officer Michael 92448738.
Tea Dance, Friday 10 May music by Glenshane Country. Dancing 9.00 pm -12pm. Admission £5 includes light supper.
Yoga, for ladies and gents, commences Tuesday 7 May 7.30 pm with Paula. Cost £25 for 4weeks to be paid on first class If interested please contact 07887614 4094.
Free Chair Yoga and Mindfulness session on Monday 13 May at 2.00 pm, with Angela O’Loughlin. Booking advisable, but all welcome.
Free flower arranging demonstration on Tuesday 14May, at 7.00 pm.
One-to one sessions about computer or any IT problems on Friday 31 May and Friday 21 June. Booking essential.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Lucy McWilliams, £50 Micheala Moran, £50 Conor McWilliams.
Derry v Tyrone Ulster Championship. Any member who requires tickets for this match please email by tonight, Sunday, Secretary.email@example.com
Irish Language Collection held on 16 /17 March, for teenagers from Ballinascreen who will attend the Gaeltacht this summer, raised £1386.44. Go raibh maith agat.
God searches for you, even if you don’t search for Him. God loves you, even if you have forgotten Him. God looks for beauty in you, even if you think you have uselessly squandered all your talents.