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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 21 July 2019

No. 1767 ~ SIXTEENTH 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 22: St Mary Magdalene.

Tuesday 23: St Bridget of Sweden, Patron of Europe.

Thursday 25: St James, apostle.

Friday 26: Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Holy Rosary Church will close after 12 noon Mass on Sunday 4 August 2019. Work to replace the roof and to update the church interior, providing new sanctuary furniture and other necessary modifications will begin immediately. The church will remain closed until the work is completed.

From Monday 5 August morning Mass at 10.00 am will be celebrated in St Eugene's Church Moneyneena as well as the 6.00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass. There will be no 12 noon Mass in the parish on a Sunday during this short time.

In this Fortieth Anniversary Year of the opening of Holy Rosary Church, we look forward to the reopening of the church, where so much of the prayer life of the Parish of Ballinascreen is centred.

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY

The 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday July 24 will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

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 home 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 (sales@messenger.ie) 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).

ANNIVERSARIES

Kathleen Henry, Margaret Kennedy,

Plunkett Kelly, Alice Kerr.

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the relatives and friends of

Anthony Duffy, Cranagh.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £1734

Church Renovation Collection: £1140.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Bridgine McGlade and Johnny Lafferty who were married recently in out Parish.

BAPTISMS

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

Daniel Patrick Laverty, Cahore Heights,

Áda Rose McGlone, Bradley Park,

Destiny Rose Rogers, Cloane Road,

Aimee Louise Glass, Dromdallagan,

Orla Margaret McCusker, Derrynoyd Road,

Aodhán Daniel Walls, Glenshane Gardens.

PARISH BAPTISMS

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 00353719861518 or email: info@loughderg.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 info@loughderg.org or view website www.loughderg.org to book.

HUDY’S WAY CHARITY WALK

Charity Walk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday 27 July from An Rath Dubh Moneyneena. Registration from 8.00 am. Long walk (6 miles) starts at 9.00 am, short walk (3miles) starts at 11.00 am. Walkers are advised to wear suitable footwear for roads and hill walking and to bring water and a light snack. Both walks will be guided and have regular breaks. Lunch served from 12.30 pm onwards. Buckets available on day for donations or donations may be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walkhudysway2019. For more information please contact Joseph McCullagh 07841820228 or email josephmccullagh@hotmail.co.uk

KNOCK NOVENA 2019

To mark the 140th anniversary of the Apparition at Knock, the theme of this year’s Novena from Wednesday 14 August – Thursday 22 August is ‘Continuing Our Journey’. Speakers at this Nationa Novena will be:

Wednesday 14: John Bruton. Theme: Faith, Future and Europe.

Thursday 15: Most Rev.Rino Fisichella, Archbishop of Voghenza.

Theme: Mary in the life of the Church.

Friday 16 : Olive Foley.

Theme: Family and Faith.

Saturday 17: Most Rev. Alan

Mc Guckian, Bishop of Raphoe.

Theme: What Knock means to me.

Saturday 17: Dr. John Feehan

Theme: God in Creation.

Sunday 18: Family Day at Knock. 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 : Carole Coleman.

Theme: Motherhood, media and me.

Tuesday 20: Rev. Trevor Sargent.

Theme: Faith in Action

Thursday, 22: Fr. Peter McVerry.

Theme: Following the dream of Jesus.

140th Anniversary DAY

Special day of Celebration on Wednesday 21 August with Most Rev. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam as main celebrant at 3.00 pm and 8.00 pm Ceremonies.

Theme: The message of the Knock Apparition then and now.

  • 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 at the 12 noon seminar.

  • Blessing of New Processional Statue of Our Lady of Knock carved in Italy by Stuflesser Ortesei at 3.00 pm Mass.

  • Meeting Heaven at Harvest Time – Witness Walk – celebration and commemoration of the Apparition witnesses 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 enquiries@prioryinstitute.com or phone 0035314048124.

Silent Retreat

Theme: ‘If you but knew the gift of God...’ . This retreat at Ards Retreat Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal will be preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne and takes place from Monday 16

September to Sunday 22 September .

Cost is €390 ~ full board. For more details please phone Helen on 0861678027 or email hellywilliams@gmail.com or view website www.foyerofcharity.ie

A privileged time to come away from noise and distractions, and listen to the Spirit of God, - Who is Love. Silence, prayer, teachings and liturgy of the Church.

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.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for babies and children up to 4 years old every Friday10.30 am to 11.00 am. New members welcome.

  • Summer reading challenge is now on for all children up to age 15.

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Faith is a gift that keeps alive a profound and beautiful certainty: that we are God’s beloved children.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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