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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 23 June 2019

No. 1763 ~ THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)

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

Monday 24: The Feast of St John the Baptist.

Friday 28: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Saturday 29: St Peter and St Paul, apostles.

NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART (Continues until 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 24 will commence after the 10.30 am Mass and conclude at 7.25 pm.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick this week at the following times:

Monday morning (24 June): Oakpark, Derrynoid, Drumderg and Mulnavoo

Monday afternoon: Bancran.

Tuesday morning (25 June): Gortnari, Fivemilestraight, Ranaghan and Moneyneena Road.

Fr Madden will tend the sick of his own area on Monday July 1, Tuesday July 2 and Wednesday July 3.

Fr McGirr will continue to tend to those resident in Ballinascreen Fold.

PARISH SURVEY RESULTS

Available on-line and at the back of all churches is a summary of responses to the survey that was taken up recently in the parishes of Ballinascreen and Desermtartin. The generosity of your responses will assist Bishop Donal to plan the way ahead for our diocese over the next number of years, confident in the knowledge that there are many in parishes right across the diocese who are committed to their faith. Thank you for taking part and please continue to pray for our Diocese of Derry.

Please also remember in your prayers today Declan McGeehan who will be ordained a priest for our diocese in St Eugene'e Cathedral this afternoon,Sunday, at 3.00 pm. His ordination may be watched live on

www.steugenescathedral.com/webcam

PIONEER MASS

We are delighted to announce that Fr Francis Bradley, Parish Priest of Buncrana and recently appointed National Spiritual Director of the Pioneer Association of Ireland will be Chief Celebrant at the Pioneer Mass on Wednesday June 26 at 7.30 pm in St Eugene's Church Moneyneena.

Those receiving Jubilee Pins and Full Pins are asked to be in their place no later than 7.20 pm please.

During this Mass P7 children who were confirmed this year in the parish will take their Confirmation Pledge.

Year 8 pupils who were confirmed last year and have not taken thier pledge are welcome to come and take their pledge as well.

We ask all parents to have a serious conversation about alcohol and drug abuse over these next few days to prepare their children for taking their Confirmation Pledge.

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 Anniversary: Hugh Doherty.

Mary B Cuskeran, John McWilliams,

Annie McShane, Peter Leyden,

Teresa Brennan.

DO THIS IN MEMORY 2019

Annual Corpus Christi Mass followed by Eucharistic Procession and Benediction on today, 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.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Michael McGlone and Natasha Davis who were married recently in our Parish.

BAPTISM

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

Leo John McKenna, Tullybrick Road.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Collection: £2140

Pope’s Collection: £1576

Annual Graveyard Maintenance Collection

£4238.

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 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.

ALIVE ~ FREE NEWSPAPER

The June edition of ALIVE is now available in all churches, free of charge.

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 today, 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.

PILGRIMAGE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST JOHN PAUL II

10 Night Pilgrimage to Poland from 21 April 2020 - 1 May 2020. Pilgrimage will include a visit to the capital of Divine Mercy to venerate the messenger of Mercy St. Faustina’s relics, also a visit to the cell that imprisoned St. Maximillian Kolbe, martyr, as well as visits to the largest Marian shrines and sanctuaries in Poland. There will be daily Mass and various spiritual activities. Flights from Belfast, luxury coach travel and excellent accommodation. For more information, detailed itinerary and price, please contact Fr Micheál McGavigan at michealmcgavigan@icloud.com.

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.

SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY GROUP FESTIVAL

  • June 28, 8.00 pm ~ Supper Night with entertainment. Tickets only £12.

  • June 20, from 3.00 pm onwards ~ Treasure Hunt. Cost £5

  • June 30, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm ~ Coffee Morning in Sixtowns Cross Community Hall.

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

View Sixtowns Cross Community Group Facebook page for more details.

Special thanks to Mid Ulster District Council for funding these events.

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 DATH 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.

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.

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 Paul Grant, £50 Ciaran McWilliams, £50 Leo Shaw.

  • End of School Year Disco on Sunday 23 June 8.00 pm - 10.30 pm , for P7 - Year 11

  • Anyone wishing to attend this year’s Campa Chormaic please see Club’s Facebook page for details.

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

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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