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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 19 May 2019

No. 1758 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

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 20: St Bernadine of Siena.Born 1380. He travelled through Italy promoting devotion to the Holy Name and to St Joseph. He died in 1444.

Tuesday 21: Saints Christopher Magallánes and Companions. These twenty-five priests and laymen were executed in 1927 in Mexico.

Wednesday 22: St Rita of Cascia. 1386 – 1457. At her canonization ceremony she was bestowed the title of Patroness of Impossible Causes.

Friday 24: World Day of Prayer for the Church in China.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 20 will start immediately after the 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25 pm.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 May after morning Mass.

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Hugh Mills, Scutchers Lane, on Friday 24 May in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

DEATHS

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

Seamus Kelly, Sixtowns Road,

Susan Toner, Brackaghlislea.

ANNIVERSARIES

Patrick McGlade, James P McGuigan,

Francis Toner.

BAPTISMS

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

Joe Christopher O’Neill Mulnavoo,

Freddie Laurence McKenna The Orchard,

Cillian Brendan Shivers Dromdallagan,

Killian Paul Kelly Cahore Heights.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2315

Church Renovation Collection: £1517.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019

Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place in Ballinascreen Parish on Sunday 16 June.

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

Over the past two weekends the Parish Bulletin has highlighted the need for as many parishioners in Ballinascreen to support the upkeep of the parish by joining the Parish Draw which begins on Tuesday May 28. Apart from the Gift Aid Scheme which enables the parish reclaim 25p for every £1 donated to the parish in Sunday Envelopes, the Parish Draw is our main fund-raising event.

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. 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.

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 are kindly ased to make their returns to the Parish Office before before 3.00 pm on Thursday May 23.

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.

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 23 June. 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

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. Further donations gratefully accepted.

Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.

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 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

HONOURING MARY IN MAY

Thornhill Ministries invites you to honour Our Lady by visiting Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road, Derry, on Sunday and Monday 26 and 27 May 11.00 am – 5.00 pm, where there will be a number of May altars on display. This is an opportunity to bring your intentions to Mary in prayer. All welcome!

BALLINASCREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

An evening with Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy entitled “The Verdant Braes” in the Shepherd’s Rest on Tuesday 21 May at 8.00 pm.

TEACHING OPPORTUNITY IN SCOTLAND

The University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Scottish Government, have a teaching opportunity aimed at Primary teachers who have a Catholic Education Teaching Certificate or Secondary teachers in STEM-related areas. Successful applicants will be offered a two-year teaching position in Scotland and at the same time the opportunity to complete an MEd in Inclusive Practice, Policy and Enquiry in University of Glasgow. The cost of the Masters will be covered for successful applicants. If interested in finding out more about this opportunity, Clare Fodey,University of Glasgow will be in Da Vinci’s Hotel, 15 Culmore Rd, Derry BT48 8JB on Wednesday 22 May from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm. If you wish to attend this information session please email clare.fodey@glasgow.ac.uk

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.

GLASGOWBURY / CORNSTORE CREATIVE HUB

Registrations currently being accepted for Hand Built Pottery Workshops also for beginner / intermediate and antenatal Yoga. Classes start week of June 4. Phone Stella 79628428 to register and for further information.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

One-to one sessions about computer or any IT problems on Friday 31 May and Friday 21 June. Booking essential.

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Monday 20 May A.G.M. at 8.00 pm. All welcome.

  • Tuesday 21 May, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm - Dogs Trust – free micro chipping and goodie bags. All welcome

  • Friday 24 May ~ Annual Plant Sale at. 6.30 pm. All welcome.

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Sally Hafferty, £50 Maureen Quinn, £50 Micky Joe Gallagher.

  • Summer Camp 2019 will be from Monday 1 July – Friday 5 July. Full details and booking information to follow this week on Facebook page.

  • Black Bag Collection ~ bags will be delivered to homes on June 2 for collection on June 9.

  • 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. Forms are available on request from the Club or the Irish language departments in the secondary schools. All forms must be signed and returned to any committee member before 31May.

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

God proposes Himself, He never imposes Himself; He enlightens us, but never blinds us.

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