No. 1765 ~ FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
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.
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey
Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 9: Saints Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions.
Thursday 11: St Benedict, Lived 480 – 547. Abbot, Patron of Europe.
Saturday 13: St Henry.
THE SACRED HEART MESSENGER
Over the years many homes have received a copy of The Sacred Heart Messenger, a Jesuit run monthly magazine that has been distributed around parishes all over Ireland since 1888. The ‘Messenger’ or the ‘little red book’ as it is called is Ireland’s biggest selling religious magazine for over 130 years. It contains beautifully written articles and reflections, each appropriate to the different church seasons throughout the year. Ballinascreen Parish has gladly provided the magazine for those who wish to buy it each month. Unfortunately, each month there are more unsold than sold and the cost to the parish over the year is considerable. Indeed, over the last few years it has amounted to many hundreds of pounds. Therefore, we would like to ask those who buy it each month to become personal subscribers to the magazine and have it delivered directly to their door each month. We will assist you in your application.
The magazine is currently offering a Free Book for New Subscribers.
It is called Sharing The Wisdom Of Time by Pope Francis and Friends. It would usually cost €24.95.
You can complete and return an Order Form which may be obtained from the Parish Office or you may apply directly by email or phone quoting ‘Free Book Offer’. email@example.com or telephone 0035317758524.
Subscription rates are as follows:
1 Year: £27 or €30
2 Years: £49 or €54 (10%discount)
3 Years: £65 or €72 (20% discount).
During the months of July and August there will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Rosary Church.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Sarah Donnelly, Desertmartin,
Padraig McCaughan, Ballycastle.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Molly McGlade, Mulnavoo, on Sunday 7 July in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.
Rosie Church, Sixtowns Road, on Sunday July 14 in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns. at 10.00 am.
Paddy Trolan, James McNally,
Patrick McKenna, Cyril Harkin.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Nora Mary Crozier, Sixtowns Road,
Jacob Christopher McCullagh, Bancran Road,
Rosie May McCloskey, Glengomna Lane,
Ava Marie McConnell, Cahore Road.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2050
Church Renovation Collection: £1306.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Danielle Donnelly and Aidan McGuigan who were married recently in our Parish.
Baptisms will take place during 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.
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 Malachy Gallagher, Glendermott will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase to vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life in St Eugene’s Cathedral on Thursday 11July at 8.00 pm. All welcome.
LOUGH DERG 2019
Three Day Pilgrimages:
You may begin any day until Tuesday 13 August. Booking not required. Boats daily from 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
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 details 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 Irish Pilgrimage Trust Facebook page for more details.
SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY FESTIVAL
Annual Fun Day on today Sunday July 7, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm ~ £3 per person, free admission for children under 2.
Fun for all the family, food, music, bouncy castles and much more!
Congratulations to Bernie McCrory, Kathleen Kelly and Shauna Kelly winners of the Treasure Hunt.
All proceeds from the Festival Events will go towards the up keep of Sixtowns Hall.
Thanks to Mid Ulster District Council for funding.
CORNSTORE YOUTH CLUB SUMMER SCHEME
Summer Scheme from Monday 8 July to Friday 19 July from10.00am - 2.00 pm. Trips to Cookstown Leisure Centre and Maghera Cinema. Cost of the Summer Scheme is £15 per week. Please contact Michelle McNamee for further details on 07892391262.
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.
SG ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
Dine and Dance Function in St Mary's Parish Hall, Desertmartin on today, Sunday 7 July, 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Dancing 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm. Music by Michael Mawhinney, Tickets £15. Admission to dance only, £5. All welcome.
Monthly Meeting on Monday 8 July at 8.15 pm.
BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION
June Quarterly Cash Draw Winners:
£10,000:Kerry Kelly, Drumderg Road.
£7,000: Pauline Donnelly, Cahore Heights.
£3,000: Emma Toner, Brackaghlislea.
Next Quarterly Cash Draw will be held on Saturday 28 September.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Tea Dance on Friday 12 July. Music by Ed Fox.
Come Dine With Us ~ 22 September.
Country Concert ~ 3 November.
Free Craft s and Storytime sessions on 23 July and 13 August, both at 3.30 pm. Booking essential!
Ipads available for children who may wish to complete Accelerated Reading tests during the summer.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Pal Murray, £50 M.J. & Laura Groogan, £50 Paddy McBride.
Congratulations to Ballinascreen U14 Ladies footballers who won their division of the All-Ireland Feile last weekend, a fantastic achievement.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
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