BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 12 May 2019

May 12, 2019

 

No. 1757 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

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 – Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

 

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 

Wednesday and Friday ~ 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 13: Our Lady of Fatima.  The apparitions to the three children of Fatima began on 13 May 1917, in the final apparition on 13 October 1917 the ‘Lady’ identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and called for prayer and conversion.

Tuesday 14: St Matthias, apostle.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday when we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We ask that we may all be filled with joy and the Holy Spirit as we carry on the mission of Jesus, our Good Shepherd. Let us pray for one another that we may be strengthened in our Christian vocations as married and single people, priests and religious. May our youth listen to God’s call and be encouraged to respond generously. For more information on vocations to the priesthood and religious life please view:  www.vocations.ie

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 13 will start immediately after the 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25 pm. 

 

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

Peggy McGlade, Tonagh,

Kathleen McShane, Maghera,

Philomena O’Hagan, Ardboe.  

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Charles O’Hagan, Daniel Mulholland,

Francis McGurk, Margaret Bottomley Mark Cassidy, Maureen McCallion.

 

BAPTISM

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Luke Patrick Kelly, Pages Lane.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2987

Church Renovation Collection: £1345

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019

Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary 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 are now available from the Parish Office.

 

ST JOSEPH'S YOUNG PRIEST'S SOCIETY

Meeting will be held in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 13, after the 7.30 pm Mass. The Rosary, which will be recited at 7.10 pm will be offered for vocations.  All welcome.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

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.

 

SVP ANNUAL OUTING

Annual Outing on Tuesday 11 June to Donegal.  Bus will leave from Holy Rosary Church at 9.00 am sharp. Lunch in Beech Hill, stopping in Foyleside before continuing on to Donegal. Cost £15 covers bus fare and lunch.  Name, donation and menu choice for lunch to be given please to Julia McGuigan before Tuesday 4 June.

 

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 chris_j_ferguson@hotmail.com.

 

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.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

The annual pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place from Friday 21 June - Sunday 23June.  Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown.  Please consider participating in the diocesan pilgrimage this year.  A bus is being arranged from Derry for those who wish to avail of it.  £80 per person (including bus) or £65 for students (ages 16 – 18) including bus.  For those making their own way to Lough Derg the cost is £65 / €75.  To book a place on the bus, telephone 71264087 or email padraig.delargy@derrydiocese.org  

 

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.

 

P.T.A.A.

Mass for the intentions of all Pioneers and total abstainers will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Ardmore, on Tuesday 21 May at 8.00 pm.  Everyone welcome.  Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

Lough Derg

One Day Retreats on 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 info@loughderg.org or

 

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

“The Verdant Braes” featuring Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy on Tuesday May 21 in Shepherd’s Rest at 8.00 pm.

 

SLIEVE GALLION ARA

Meeting in St Mary’s Hall, Desertmartin at 8.00 pm on Monday 13 May. Contact: Chris 07546 010560

 

SMA DROMANTINE RETREAT

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  admin@dromantineconference.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 tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Monthly session in An Scioból on Friday 17 May. Juniors 8.30 pm -  9.30 pm followed by Open House.
As this will be the last session until September come along and enjoy!

 

NOTE OF THANKS

Sarah McAllister wishes to thank all who supported her recent fund raising for Marie Curie, which £740.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • 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 14 May, 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 Martin Maharg, £50 Caroline McCloskey, £50 John Cushenan.

  • Tá CLG Naomh Colm ag déanamh scoláireachtaí ar fáil do dhaltaí as Baile na Scríne atá ag dul chun na Gaeltachta i mbliana. St Colm's GAC are providing scholarships for students from Ballinascreen who will be attending summer courses in the Gaeltacht this year. Please note that forms are available on request from the Club or any the Irish language departments in the secondary schools. All forms must be signed and returned to any committee member before 31May.  

 

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

Faith must lead us believers to see other persons as our brothers and sisters that we need to support and love.

 

 

 

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