BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 26 May 2019

May 26, 2019

 

No. 1759 ~ SIXTH 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

Friday 31: The Visitation of  the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Mary, while carrying her Son, visited Elizabeth to offer charitable assistance and to proclaim the mercy of God the Saviour.

Saturday 1: St Justin.  Born in the Holy Land and settled in Rome.  He is remembered for his defence of Christian belief and practice.  Martyred in 165.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday May 27 will start immediately after the 10.00 am Mass and conclude at 7.25 pm. 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019

We congratulate and wish God’s blessings on all the children from our parish who received their First Holy Communion during the month of May.

 

DEATH

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

John Reid, Bancran Road.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Kathleen Bradley High Street, Sunday 2 June in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Colm McGuigan, Bridget Hegarty, Kathleen Simiyu, Brian Donnelly, Patrick Joseph McGuigan, Baby Jimmy Bonnie McSorley, Kathleen Wilds.

 

PARISH TRÓCAIRE COLLECTION

The Annual Lenten Trócaire Collection in Ballinascreen Parish amounted to £10,106.94. 

This amount has now been forwarded  to Trócaire. Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2065

Diocesan Purposes  Collection: £1655.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019    

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

 

PARISH DRAW

The first Parish Draw for the new season will be on Tuesday 28 May in the Parish Office. Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS - NEW ARRANGEMENTS

Baptisms during the month of June will take place only on the following dates:

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena ~ Saturday June 8 at 3.00 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw ~ Sunday June 30 at 3.00 pm.

 

Dates of baptisms for July and August will be provided at the beginning of June.

 

A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.

 

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 bus Phone 71264087 or email padraig.delargy@derrydiocese.org  

 

LOUGH DERG

Three Day Pilgrimages begin Friday 31 May, pre-booking not required. You are invited to walk in the spiritual footsteps of your ancestors as Lough Derg has been a place of continuous prayer for over 1,500 years. Cost €75. View www.loughderg.org or phone 00353719861518 for more details.

 

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.

 

FAITH FORMATION CO-ORDINATOR 

Derry Diocesan Trust, in the parishes of Culmore and Steelstown, Derry City seek applicants for the above post. Full Time (37 hours) Fixed Term One Year Contract (with the possibility of extension). The employee will facilitate the growth of the faith of parishioners of all ages and form an effective team to help implement the vision and parish goals for faith formation, working in both parishes, which currently have three primary schools and one post-primary school.  For application packs please email payroll@derrydiocese.org or phone 71262302.  Completed applications must be returned to Derry Diocesan Trust, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP, or via email, to be received no later than 5.00 pm on Wednesday 12 June.  Interviews will be held on the week beginning 1 July.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

The Apostolate of Adoration invites parishioners to the Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to Knock  on Friday evening 14 June and/or all-day Saturday 15 June.  Adults, young adults and children all welcome. Programmes run separately on the day, with Talks, Testimonies, Praise & Worship, Adoration, Workshops, Procession, Anointing,  Mass and much more. For full details view www.eucharisticadoration.ie  or email info@eucharisticadoration.ie or text 0872478519. Bishop Phonsie Cullinan will be Chief Celebrant on Friday and Archbishop Eamon Martin will be Chief Celebrant on Saturday.

 

AN RATH DUBH

Charity Night Friday 7 June in aid of Marie Curie, dancing to Gerry Guthrie. Doors open 8.00 pm, admission £10. Tickets may be purchased at: Devlin’s Shop / Moneyneena Post Office,

Two Blades Barbers Draperstown,  Diamond Meats Draperstown or Sizzles Take-Away, Feeny.

 

KNOCKNAGIN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Friends of Knocknagin invite you to their Family Fun Evening & BBQ on Friday 14 June from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm in Knocknagin P.S Garden.  Entry includes access to Playbus, Water Zorbing, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles and much more. £5 each or £20 per family of 4 or more. Children 4 and under go free. Everyone welcome.

 

MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

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. The next intake will be Autumn 2019. Information session in St Mary’s College, Derry on Monday 10 June at 4.00 pm. For more details, please contact the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on  71264087 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.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Come Dine With Us is re-scheduled for Sunday 22 September. Tickets that have been purchased are still valid or if anyone wishes to have a re-fund please contact 07887614094.

  • Tea Dance on Friday 31 May from  9.00 pm -12 midnight. Music  by Outbound Express.  

  • Sewing classes every Friday 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm spaces available. Please contact Philomena on 07866381473.

  • Crochet classes Thursdays 7.00 pm  - 9.00 pm. 6week block costs £25. 

  • Experienced Teacher offers Speech and Drama and Communication Skills. 6 week block for 5/6 year olds cost £50 for 7 years and upwards 6 week block costs £60. Sessions limited to 10 children. If interested please contact Olive on 07887614094.

  • Yoga with Paula commences at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 4 June. Sessions open to ladies and gents.  Cost £25 for 4 weeks, to be paid at first class. 

  • Advice NI Clinic on 14 June 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm for appointment contact Out Reach Officer Micheal on 92448738.

  • Country Music Concert on Sunday 3 November.

 

ST COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations to St. Colm’s Under 14 Camogie Team on winning the Ulster Title. This is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of the dedicated players, management and supportive parents. Well done to all on this superb success.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Michael McKenna, £50 Anne-Marie Kitchener, £50 Aaron McCloskey.

  • Summer Camp 2019 will be from Monday  1 July – Thursday  4 July from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm with Family Fun Evening on Friday 5 July from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm. Cost £20 for first child and £10 for each child thereafter. Full details and booking information are on Club’s Facebook page. Registration will close on Thursday 30 May.

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

  • Study Sessions continue today Sunday 26 May and also on Sunday 2 June for 4th year and upwards from 10.00 am-12.30 pm.

 

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

The peace of Jesus is a gift. We cannot obtain it through human means. The peace of Jesus is something else: the peace of Jesus teaches us to endure. To endure is to carry life on our shoulders, our difficulties, our work, everything, and to have the courage to go forward.

 

 

 

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