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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 28 July 2019

No. 1768 ~ SEVENTEENTH 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 29: St Martha, sister of Lazarus and Mary.

Wednesday 31: St Ignatius of Loyola. Lived 1491 – 1556. Founded the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits.

Thursday 1: St Alphonsus Liguori, Lived 1696- 1787. Founded the Redemptorist Congregation.

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.

THE SACRED HEART MESSENGER

The Sacred Heart Messenger, for August is available to purchase in the Church porches.

From September onwards, it will not be available to buy in our churches so 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

Peggy Trolan, Annie Hegarty,

Joseph McAllister, David Walsh,

Ayna McCloskey, Charles Conville, Bill Brennan, John Campbell,

Joe Hegarty.

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the relatives and friends of:

Joseph Hegarty, Gortnari,

Christopher Donnelly Desertmartin,

Daniel McGoldrick, Kilrea.

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Paddy O’Kane Whitewater Court, Friday 2 August in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Seamus Thayaparan, Mallonvillas, Friday 2 August in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £1950

Church Renovation Collection: £1367.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place in August on the following dates:

St Columba’s Church Straw

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.

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

Draw will take place on Monday July 29. Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

MASS AT THE MASS ROCK

Mass will be celebrated at the Mass Rock in Glenshane Forest on Sunday 28 July at 3.00 pm. Those attending are asked to start walking at 2.00 pm. Transport to Mass Rock will also be available.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL

Youth 2000 Summer Festival from 15 - 18 August, at Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare. This is both Youth 2000’s largest event and the largest Catholic youth event in Ireland with over 1,000 attending. Free buses from various locations. For more information and to book a place please visit http://youth2000.ie/

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 Most Rev. Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam will be the 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.

HELP FOR MACMILLAN CANCER CARE

Antrim Macmillan Cancer Care are running low on syringe driver bags. If you can spare an hour to help this great cause please come to An Rath Dubh on Tuesday 30 July between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Please bring your sewing machine, cutting board, cutters and any spare fabric you may have. If unable to attend, but able to donate fabric, thread or velcro these may be left in Devlin’s Shop and all contributions will be greatly appreciated. For further detais please contact Pauline 07974952560 or Amanda 07880874738.

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Good luck and best wishes to all the local members who are taking part in the Ulster Fleadh this weekend. Remember it is not all about the competitions. It is about making new friends and enjoying the experience.

YOUTH CONFERENCE

Annual Young Adult Catholic Conference in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31and Sunday September 1. This will be a fantastic weekend with interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25 - €50, accommodation also available. For further details contact Lucy on 087 9959803 or visit www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com/

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Eamon Conway, £50 Mirran Quinn, £50 Enda Groogan.

  • Congratulations to senior ladies footballers who retained the Derry Senior Championship last weekend defeating Ballymaguigan in the final, a fantastic achievement

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Witness is born from the encounter with the living Jesus.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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