BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 16 June 2019

June 16, 2019

 

No. 1762 ~ THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary:                            6.00 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 Dermot McGirr CC

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone: 79632196

 

Fr John Downey

Priest In Residence

36 Moneyneena Rd

Telephone: 79628375

Email: j.downey75@btinternet.com

 

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

Thursday 20: The Irish Martyrs. 17 Irish martyrs, men and women, cleric and lay, put to death for the Catholic faith between 1579 and 1654 were beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992.

Friday 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga. Jesuit. As a novice he worked in the plague hospital and caught the fever, dying in 1591, aged 23.  He is patron of youth.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019   

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

  • STRAW                         2.00 pm

  • SIXTOWNS                  3.30 pm

  • MONEYNEENA           4.30 pm.

Please gather at your family grave before the Ceremony begins.  Please bring a small container of water (ONE for each grave) to the Ceremony. This water will be blessed by the priests during the Ceremony. 

A member of each family will be invited to sprinkle holy water on the grave after the prayers of blessing over all the graves have been recited by the priests.

At each Ceremony we will also remember by name all those parishioners who were buried in Ballinascreen since Cemetery Sunday last year.

A gate collection will be taken up, at the end of each ceremony to help with the upkeep of the graveyards. 

Please  use the white envelope (at the back of each box of envelopes)  marked Special Collection  No 1 for this collection.

Thank you.

 

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART

Thursday 20 June – Friday 28 June

Novena Prayer

Lord Jesus, you have said, ‘Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you’. I come to you in faith and trust, in love and hope.  Let me know your closeness to me, and your care of me and for all who are dear to me.

My intention for this Novena is dear to me and I know that what is important to me is

important to you.  Hear my prayer (mention your intention); grant what I ask, and may I always trust that in all that happens in life, you will be close to me as my friend, guide and saviour.

And so, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday June 17 commences after 10.00 am Mass and continues until 7.25 pm.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will next visit the sick of the parish on the following days:

Those visited by Fr Downey will be attended by Fr Madden on Monday 24 June, Tuesday 25 June and Wednesday 26 June. Fr Madden will tend the sick of his own area the following week on Monday July 1, Tuesday July 2 and Wednesday July 3. Fr McGirr will continue to tend to those resident in Ballinascreen Fold.

 

DEATH

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

Rosemary Church Sixtowns Road.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

John Reid, Bancran Friday 21 June in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.  

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Barney McGuigan, Moykeeran on Saturday 22 June in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.

Sophia Conway, Bradley Park, Sunday 23 June in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns at 10.00 am.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Bernard McGuigan, Sophia Conway

Kathleen Reid, Mary McKee, Rose Devlin, Margaret Kelly, David Hegarty, Dessie Manning.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019

Annual Corpus Christi Mass followed by Eucharistic Procession and Benediction on Sunday 23 June at 11.00 am in St. Columba’s Church, Straw. This Mass, Procession and Benediction will mark the conclusion of the Do This in Memory Programme for this year.  All P4 children are invited to wear their First Communion outfits to this Mass.  All parishioners are very welcome.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2310

Church Renovation Collection: £1410.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Bronagh Kelly and Thomas Campbell who were married recently in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns.

 

PIONEER MASS

Mass of Presentation of Jubilee pins in St Eugene's Church, Moneyneena on Wednesday June 26 at 7.30 pm.  At this Mass pupils who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this year will be invited to take their Confirmation Pledge. If anyone from Year 8 has not yet taken their Confirmation Pledge, they may do so at this Mass also. All welcome.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place during June, July and August on the following dates:

St Columba’s Church Straw

Sunday June 30 at 3.00 pm

Sunday July 28 at 3.00 pm

Sunday August 25 at 3.00 pm

 

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Saturday July 13 at 3.00 pm

Saturday August 10 at 3.00 pm.

 

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

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from July 4 – July 9.  In preparation for the pilgrimage all pilgrims and their families are welcome to Mass on Tuesday 25 June at 7.30 pm  in Our Lady of Lourdes Steelstown, Derry.  Tickets will be distributed to pilgrims after the Mass.  We ask for everyone in the diocese to please pray for the success of the pilgrimage.

 

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.

Pilgrimage to Lough Derg

Diocesan 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.

 

ALIVE ~ FREE NEWSPAPER

The June edition of ALIVE is now available in all churches, free of charge. Many interesting articles in this issue.

 

IRISH CHURCH MUSIC

Golden Jubilee Summer School in St Patrick’s College,  Maynooth from 2 – 5 July.  For more information and to book phone 00-353-17083478 or view www.irishchurchmusicassociation.com

 

ST ANNE’S CHURCH SIXTOWNS

Annual Friends’ Service on Sunday 23 June at 3.00 pm. This will be the last service with Rev Carmen Hayes as Rector as she leaves the Parish at the end of August. All are welcome. Tea served in Sixtowns Community Hall afterwards.

 

LOUGH DERG 2019

Three Day Pilgrimages:

You may begin any day until Tuesday 13 August. Booking not required. Daily boats to the island 10.30 am - 3.00 pm, 7 days per week. Cost €75

One Day Retreats:  August ~ 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31.

September ~ 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 29.  All One Day Retreats commence at 10.20 am and conclude at 4.30 pm. Cost €45,  includes all refreshments and return boat. Booking essential phone 00353719861518  or email info@loughderg.org or view website www.loughderg.org to book.

 

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

Traditional Irish Music entertainment for a few hours with Larry Moran and Friends on Wednesday 19 June at 7.30 pm. Light refreshments served. All welcome.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

Art Exhibition by Kilcronaghan Painting Classes on Friday 21 June 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm and Saturday 22 June 10.00 am – 3.00 pm. Everyone welcome and your support will be appreciated.

SG Active Retirement Association

  • Donegal Bay Boat Trip, on Sunday 23 June.  Contact Chris 07546 010560

  • Dine and Dance function in St Mary's Parish Hall, Desertmartin on Sunday 7 July, 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm. Music by Michael Mawhinney, Tickets £15. 

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Come Dine With Us rescheduled for Sunday 22 September. Any tickets that were purchased are still valid or if anyone wishes a re-fund contact 07887614094

  • Sunday 3 November ~ Country Music Concert.

  • Crochet class every Thursday 7.00 pm  -9.00 pm with tutor Mary.

  • Experienced teacher will offer Speech& Drama & communication skills for a  6 week block. Block of lessons will cost £50 for 5/6 year olds, £60 for 7 years and upwards. Limited 10 children per session. Exam qualifications if anyone interested. Please contact 07887614094.

  • Tuesday evenings ~ Yoga with Paula.

 

CAMPA CHORMAIC 2019

Irish Language and Games Summer Camps.     Campa 1: 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 August for P5- P7. Cost £45 includes O’Neill’s jersey, camps will run from 10.00 am - 3.00 pm daily.  For more details view www.campachormaic.com or phone 07834049305.  Céad míle fáilte!

 

FLOWER DEMONSTRATION

Thornhill Ministries will host a Flower Demonstration and Workshop in Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road, Derry, on Thursday 27 June at 7.30 pm. Take home your own floral arrangement for your family grave. Places limited. Cost £30 (includes materials).To book phone 7135 1233 or email thornhilllministries@derrydiocese.org

 

PASTORAL THEOLOGY COURSE

Diploma in Pastoral Theology at Drumalis, in association with St Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth.  Applications now being accepted for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2019.  Further information available at www.drumalis.co.uk or by emailing maura@drumalis.co.uk or by phoning Drumalis during office hours
2827219 or 28276455.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners:  £300 Bernadette Mullin, £50 Mark McCullagh, £50 Fintan Quinn.

  • Big Breakfast in aid of Féile Teams today Sunday 16 June 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. Adults £6, children £3. Black bags still outstanding may be returned at the Big Breakfast.

  • Club Shop open on Fridays 7pm – 8 pm.

 

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

How do I know the Lord listens to me? We have a certainty: Jesus. He is the great intercessor. He ascended into Heaven, and He stands before the Father to intercede for us. His prayer of intercession is never-ending.

 

 

 

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