No. 1766 ~ FIFTEENTH 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
Monday 15: St Bonaventure, lived 1221 – 1274.
Tuesday 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
During the months of July and August there will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Rosary Church.
THE SACRED HEART MESSENGER
The Sacred Heart Messengers, for July and August are available to purchase in the Church porches.
From September onwards you may wish to become a personal subscriber to the magazine and have it delivered directly to your door each month. If you decide to subscribe to it 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 (email@example.com) or telephone 0035317758524 quoting ‘Free Book Offer’.
Subscription rates are as follows:
1 Year: £27 or €30
2 Years: £49 or €54 (10%discount)
3 Years: £65 or €72 (20% discount).
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Irene Magee, Moykeeran Crescent.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Rosie Church, Sixtowns, on Sunday July 14 in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 10.00 am.
Charlie O’Hagan, High Street, Friday July 19 at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw.
Eugene Corbett, Mary Crilly,
Michael McKee, Denis Casey,
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2716.50
Church Renovation Collection: £1414.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Congratulations and best wishes for the future to:
Clara Murray and Gerard McNamee, Louise McWilliams and Niall Toner, who were married recently in our Parish.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Sé Joseph McAuley, Ranaghan Road.
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 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.
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. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality.
Phone Lorraine on 00353 71 9861518 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 for one day retreats. Phone 00353719861518 or email email@example.com or view website www.loughderg.org to book.
National Novena 2019
To mark the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, the theme of this year’s Novena is ‘Continuing Our Journey’. The speakers for the National Novena at Knock this year have just been announced:
Wednesday 14 August: John Bruton Theme: Faith, Future and Europe.
Thursday 15 August: Most Rev. Rino Fisichella, Archbishop of Voghenza, Italy
Theme: Mary in the life of the Church.
Friday 16 August : Olive Foley
Theme: Family and Faith.
Saturday, 17 August: Most Rev. Alan Mc Guckian, Bishop of Raphoe
Theme: What Knock means to me.
Saturday 17 August: Dr. John Feehan
Theme: God in Creation – learning to read the other Book of Revelation.
Sunday 18 August: Family Day at Knock. A day to celebrate all things family at Knock Shrine. Activities include drumming, kite design, face painting, games and much more! The day begins at 12 noon.
Speaker: Most Rev. Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin.
Theme: A joy that lies ahead of us
Speaker: Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Armitage
Theme: Mary and the reality of family life.
Monday 19 August: Carole Coleman. Theme: Motherhood, media and me
Tuesday 20 August: Rev. Trevor Sargent
Theme: Faith in Action
Thursday, 22 August: Fr. Peter McVerry.
Theme: Following the dream of Jesus.
140th Anniversary DAY
Wednesday, 21 August : Special day of Celebration with Most Rev. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam
Theme: The message of the Knock Apparition then and now.
On this 140th Anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, Archbishop Neary will be the main Celebrant at the ceremonies. The local people who witnessed the heavenly vision on a wet August evening in 1879 will be remembered in particular way.
12 noon ~ Seminar on 19th Century Mayo – Place, people and the Knock Apparition by Nollaig O Muraile and Tom Neary.
Unveiling of the new Knock Village Model will take place at the 12 noon seminar.
Blessing of the New Processional Statue of Our Lady of Knock carved in Italy by Stuflesser Ortesei will take place at the 3.00 pm Mass.
Meeting Heaven at Harvest Time – Witness Walk’ – celebration and commemoration of the Apparition witnesses takes place at 7.00 pm.
STUDY THEOLOGY ONLINE
Attend Saturday lectures at the Priory Institute in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home. Flexible accessible courses on offer. Register now for autumn 2019. For further details view prioryinstitute.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0035314048124.
ST MARIA GORETTI PRAYER MOVEMENT
Prayer for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church. First Holy Hour of Prayer in the Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry, on Tuesday 16 July at 8.15 pm, led by Fr Sean O’Donnell. The group will meet on the third Tuesday of every month thereafter. Everyone welcome.
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.
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.
A pair of glasses were found outside the Holy Rosary Church. Contact the Parish Office.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for babies and children up to 4 years old every Friday10.30 am to 11.00 am, recommence on Friday 19 July. New members welcome.
Summer reading challenge is now on for all children up to age 15. Many new picture books and board books available for lending.
2 craft sessions will be held in July and August. Booking essential.
Opening hours ~ Tuesdays 2.00 pm -5.00 pm, Fridays 10.00 am -1.00 pm and 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, Saturdays 10.00 am -1.00 pm and 1.30 pm -4.00 pm.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners:
£300 Mary-Jo McEldowney, £50 Ollie Quinn, £50 Gavin Bradley.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Through your attention to the little ones and to the poor, you can kindle star s in the night for those who suffer.