BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 2 June 2019

June 2, 2019

 

No. 1760 ~ THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD ~ WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

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 Columba’s Church Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

Pioneer Mass in St Mary’s Coolcalm on Wednesday June 5 at 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 3: St Kevin.

Tuesday 4: Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs.

Wednesday 5: St Boniface, bishop and martyr.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 3 from 10.30 am until 7.25 pm.

 

FR. JOHN DOWNEY

It is announced this weekend that on the advice of his doctors, Fr John Downey is to retire as curate in Moneyneena with immediate effect. Fr John will remain as Priest in Residence in Moneyneena and health permitting, he has very kindly offered to assist the priests of the parish on occasion, especially during times when either Fr Madden or Fr McGirr will be absent from the parish.

Fr Downey came to Moneyneena in September 2004 and for the past 15 years he has fulfilled his duties and commitments to Ballinascreen Parish with great dedication and service, not least in his monthly visits to the sick of the parish. His work in the schools, especially in St Eoghan’s P.S. Moneyneena and prior to its closure, Altayeskey P.S. has been a constant over these 15 years. As Parish Priest of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin I want to take this opportunity to thank Fr John for his 15 years of active service to the people of Ballinascreen and to wish him every good health and a long and well-deserved retirement.   

Fr Peter Madden PP VF

 

PARISH NOTICE

Following Fr Downey’s retirement there will naturally have to be a realignment of priestly duties and times of Masses across both parishes. New arrangements for the visitation of the sick will be announced in due course as Fr Madden and Fr McGirr consider what is possible and realistic. Some changes are necessary now to make it possible for two priests to minister across six churches in two parishes, where once there were five priests.

At this time Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, is engaged in detailed discussions with the priests of the diocese and the Derry Diocesan Pastoral Council about the future direction of all parishes and the provision of pastoral care across the entire diocese. Other necessary changes across our diocese will come into effect over the next couple of years and we rely on the help of the Holy Spirit to guide our Bishop and all of us in this ongoing process.

Effective from next weekend there will be no 7.30 pm Vigil Mass in Moneyneena.

The 6.30 pm Vigil Mass in Keenaught will move to a new time of 7.30 pm. There will be no 11.30 am Mass in Keenaught on Sunday morning.  We understand that this is difficult for those who go to these Masses faithfully each weekend. But at the moment, while there are still two priests in full time ministry, the goal is to provide a Mass in each church either on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning. This may be a time of change, but it is also a time of grace.   We keep in mind the words of the Lord: ‘BE NOT AFRAID.’

 

MONTHLY PADRE PIO MASS

  • Monthly Mass in honour of St Pio of Pietrelcina will be celebrated on Monday June 3 at 7.30 pm in  Holy Rosary Church. Rosary and novena prayers at 7.10 pm.

  • Annual subscriptions for “The Voice of Padre Pio” magazine are now due. If you wish to have this magazine posted to you directly from San Giovanni then enclose £13 in a sealed envelope with your name and full postal address and bring to the Mass on June 2 in Holy Rosary Church in honour of St Pio.

 

PIONEER MASS

Anyone from Ballinascreen Parish who would like to become a pioneer or who is due a silver or gold or diamond pin this year is asked to contact Fr Madden or Fr McGirr as soon as possible.

A Mass of Presentation for both parishes will take place in St Mary’s Church Coolcalm on Wednesday June 5 at 7.30 pm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Kathleen Bradley, High Street, Sunday

2 June in St Columba’s  Straw at 11.00 am.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Peggy McGlade, Tonagh Friday 7 June in St Columba’s Church Straw 7.30 pm.

Seamus Kelly, Sixtowns Road Sunday 9 June in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Kathleen Bradley.

Nancy Bradley,  Sophia McKernan,  

Rosie McGuigan, Anna Grant,

Anne McCurley, Patrick Kelly.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019   

Annual Blessing of the Graves will take place on Sunday 16 June at the following times:

St Columba’s  Straw ~  2.00 pm

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 3.30 pm

St Eugene’s Moneyneena  ~ 4.30 pm.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Erin  Marie McCrory, Davagh Road,

Rosa Eibhlin O’Sullivan, Dromdallagan,

Dara StephenO’Sullivan, Dromdallagan,

Mia Elizabeth O’Neill, Slievegallion Park,

Esme-Rose Kinney, Tonagh Road,

Rebecca Niamh Curran, Lisnamuck Road, 

Joe Kelly, Glengomna Road.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £1925

Church Renovation Collection: £1290.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

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.

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.

 

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

Fr Declan Boland will lead a Holy Hour, to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Thursday 6 June at 8.00 pm.

All are welcome.

 

NOTICE TO SPECIALIST ROOFING CONTRACTORS

Numerous inspections have been carried out on the condition of the existing roof covering of the Holy Rosary Church.

Over the past number of years the roof membrane has been repaired in numerous places. The ingress of damp is now visible in various areas on the internal ceiling. In order to eradicate continuing ingress of damp and the now high risk of the main structural timbers being damaged, we now propose to replace the existing membrane with a new material and also use the opportunity to increase the Thermal quality of the roof by also including insulation .Interested specialist roofing contractors, who would wish to tender for the work, are invited to submit their names on or before Monday June 10 to:

Gerry Loughrey Architects Ltd

22 Foyle Street, 

Derry. BT486AP.

Telephone  028 71263929

Emailgerryl@loughreyarch.com

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG

Annual Pilgrimage to Lough Derg will take place from Friday 21 June - Sunday 23 June.  Spiritual Director: Bishop Donal McKeown.  Please consider participating in this diocesan pilgrimage.  Cost €75.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

Apostolate of Adoration host their National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to Knock  on Friday evening 14June  and/or Saturday 15 June. For details view www.eucharisticadoration.ie  or email info@eucharisticadoration.ie 

 

SPERRIN VINTAGE CLUB

Annual Vintage Day and Children’s Funfair at Rath Dubh today, Sunday June 2,  from 2.00 pm  -  6.00 pm. Usual display of vintage and classic vehicles, music etc. All are welcome. Proceeds to charity.

 

AN RATH DUBH

Charity Night on 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.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Annual Steak and Chicken BBQ followed by session on Friday 7 June in Market Inn. Starts at  8.30 pm. Tickets £15, children’s menu £5.  Phone 79627082 or 79627038. All welcome.

Campa Chormaic 2019

 

IRISH LANGUAGE AND GAMES SUMMER CAMPS 

Campa1: St. Colm’s High School, Ballinascreen from Monday 1 July  – Friday 5 July for Year 8-Year 12. 

Campa 2: An Abhainn Bheag (Owenbeg) from Monday 29 July –Friday 2 Augustfor P5- P7. Cost £45 includes O’Neill’s jersey, camps run 10.00 am - 3.00 pm daily. For more details view www.campachormaic.com or phone 07834049305.  Céad míle fáilte!

 

KNOCKNAGIN P.S.

Family Fun Evening and BBQ on

Friday 14 June from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm in school 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 details, please contact Catechetical Centre on  71264087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE

Glasgowbury / Cornstore Creative Hub on  Back Road host Folsom Prison Blues: A Tribute to Johnny Cash by the Junior Johnson Band on  Saturday 8 June at 8.00 pm. £10. Tickets available at www.glasgowbury.com  or phone 79628428 or in the Cornstore.

 

ART JOURNALING DAY

Oonagh Campbell RSM will facilitate a process of Art Journaling in Thornhill House Monday 17 June, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm which will invite us to listen to what the summer is calling forth in our lives. Suggested donation - £40 inclusive of materials and lunch.  For more details, please phone  71351233, or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org or visit www.thornhillministries.co.uk.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

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

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  •  400 Club Winners £300 Sean Grant, £50 Kellan McKenna, £50 Teresa O'Neill.

  • Study Session today Sunday 2 June for 4th year and upwards 10.00 am-12.30 pm. Thanks to everyone who made this a great success. 

  • Club Shop open Fridays 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

  • Thanks to all our members who helped with the 'Big Scren Clean' last weekend.

  • Black Bags (for clothes for recycling) will be delivered to homes on June 2 for collection on June 9.

     

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