BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 30 June 2019

June 30, 2019

 

No. 1764 ~ THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY

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 – Friday ~ 10.00 am

 

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

Monday 1: St Oliver Plunkett.

Wednesday 3: St Thomas.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick in his care on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 July at the following times:

Monday Morning:Moykeeran, Cahore, Campbeltown, Glenelly Villas.

Monday Afternoon: Sixtowns Road, Tonagh, Cavanreagh, Cordarragh, Strawmore, Derrynoyd Road, Moneyneena Road.

Tuesday Morning: Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road.

Tuesday Afternoon: Drumard, Gortnaskea.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND MONDAY EVENING MASS

During the months of July and August there will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and no Evening Mass on Mondays. We are all in great debt to those who so generously gave of their time each week to pray for us all before Jesus each week. Exposition and the Evening Mass will resume on the first Monday of September.

 

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of

Charlie O’Hagan, High Street,

Paddy O’Kane, White Water Court,

Kathleen Henry, Desertmartin,

Danny Murray, Desertmartin,

Phyllis Greenan, Clones.  

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Molly McGlade,Mulnavoo, Sunday 7 July in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am

 

ANNIVERSARIES

James Anthony Toner, Tillie Stewart,

Art McNamee, Gerry Madden

 

BAPTISM

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

Austin Gabriel Chennaoui, Amsterdam.  

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2364

Church Renovation  Collection:  £1180.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

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

St Columba’s Church Straw

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.

 

SPECIAL PIONEER MASS

Congratulations to the 15 Diamond Jubilarians, 21 Golden Jubilarians and 8 Silver Jubilarians who received their emblems and certificates from Fr Francis Bradley, National Spiritual Director of the Pioneer Association of Ireland, during a special Mass in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneenaon Wednesday June 26.

Primary 7 and Year 8 children also took their Confirmation Pledge at this Mass. We congratulate these young people and pray that they will remain faithful to their pledge.  

 

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.

 

LOUGH DERG 2019

Three Day Pilgrimages:

You may begin any day until Tuesday 13 August. Booking not required. Boats daily ~ 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.

 

ST COLM'S HIGH SCHOOL

Congratulations to the Governors, staff and pupils of St. Colm’s High School on winning The Sustainable Schools Award at the prestigious TES Schools Awards in London on 21 June 2019.  All staff, teaching, non-teaching and pupils at St Colm’s High School, Draperstown led by the Eco coordinator Mrs Clare Devlin, have been praised for their willingness to take action to improve the environment, not only within but beyond the school. They work closely with all our local Primary Schools as part of the Screen Eco Schools Group educating the children of the future on many environmental issues.  Well done to everyone involved.

 

VENERABLE MATT TALBOT

Freedom from Drugs Mass 

Matt Talbot Freedom from Drugs Mass will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Monday 1 July at 7.30 pm. This Mass is offered for those who are addicted to drugs and for their families. We pray through the intercession of Venerable Matt Talbot, that people will be freed from this addiction. Prayer cards and reflection cards will be available. Refreshments provided.  Please email emmett.mullan@derrydiocese.org or phone St Eugene's Cathedral ~ 71262894 with any queries.

 

CATHOLIC MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER IRELAND

Married couples ~  Take a special weekend break together to boost and refresh your relationship on a Marriage Enrichment Weekend, in Dromantine, Newry, from 13 – 15 September or Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15-17 November. For more information or to book, visit  www.marriageencounter.ie  or phone 07702812321 or (087) 7840408. 

 

GUIDED MUCKISH HILL CLIMB

 The Irish Pilgrimage Trust provides a pilgrimage for children and young people with intellectual disabilities, medical conditions and social needs to Lourdes every Easter and depends on fundraising to do this. The IPT will host its first Muckish Mountain Charity Guided Climb, on Sunday 21 July, starting at 10.00 am, with registration near Our Lady’s Shrine on the R256 Falcarragh Road.  Cost €10.  Please phone 0876888 230 or 0877962 046 or visit Facebook page Muckish Charity Climb in Aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust for more details.

 

SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP FESTIVAL

  • Coffee Morning today, Sunday 30 June, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm. If you would like to donate baked goods please drop them in from 9.30 am on Sunday morning.

  • Annual Fun Day ~  July 7,  2.00 pm – 5.00 pm ~ £3 per person, free admission for children under 2.

  • All proceeds from these events will go towards the up keep of Sixtowns Hall.

View Sixtowns Cross Community Group Facebook page for more details. Thanks to Mid Ulster District Council for funding.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

South Derry Down Syndrome Group hope to recruit some volunteers for summer activities and also for throughout the year. Activities may include youth club, football, drama and summer scheme. We are happy to hear from anyone who can give a few hours on a one-off basis or ongoing!  Contact Maureen for more information on  07753718540.

 

AN RATH DUBH ~ BBQ

Annual Steak or Chicken BBQ on Friday 5 July with music by Bleed’n Cowboys.  Tickets £12.50 available at Moneyneena Post Office, from any Rath Dubh Committee member or order on An Rath Dubh Facebook page.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

Action Cancer Big Bus will be at Kilcronaghan Centre on Tuesday 9 July.

Book today as early detection saves lives! Free appointments from 9.30 am - 3.30 pm  for Breast Screening for ladies aged 40 – 49 and 70+  . M.O.T. health checks for males and females aged 16+. Free appointments may be booked online at www.actioncancer.org/appointments or by phoning Action Cancer on 90803344 and selecting Option 6.

 

SG ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

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.  Contact: Chris 07546 010560.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Library will close at 5.00 pm on Tuesdays during July and August, and will  be closed on 9, 12 and 13 July.

  • Please encourage your children / grandchildren to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge starting on 2 July.  Children set their own targets and when they reach it will receive a certificate.

  • Free Craft s and Storytime sessions on Tuesday 23 July and Tuesday 13 August, both at 3.30 pm.  Booking essential! 

  • Ipads available for children from St Mary’s, St. Eoghan’s and St. Columba’s for Accelerated Reading tests they may wish to complete during the summer.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Christine Kelly, £50 Sean Burns, £50 Catherine McCoy.

  • Summer Camp from Monday 1 July - Thursday 4 July, on from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm daily with a FREE Family Fun Night open to everyone on Friday July 5from 6.00 pm. Music in Club by Mick Tam from 8.00 pm.

Please Note: All children registered should arrive at 10.00 am each day and bring their own hurl / helmet (if they have one) clearly labelled, a healthy packed lunch (no nuts), wear sun cream and bring water. Children must be collected at 2.00 pm each day. Parents are asked to please follow the one way traffic system and work with the volunteers.

  • Thank you to the large number of volunteer coaches /parents that are giving up their time to make this a success.

 

 

 

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