BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 4 AUGUST 2019

August 4, 2019

 

No. 1769 ~ EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASS

St Eugene’s Moneyneena          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

 

DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK

St. Eugene's Moneyneena

Monday – Friday ~ 10.00 am

 

St Columba’s Church Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

CONTACT DETAILS

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

 

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

First Anniversary:

Seamus Thayaparan

Mary Walsh, Bernard Haughey, Elizabeth McCullagh, Mary McKernan

Anna McEldowney.

 

DEATHS

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

John McNamee,  Campbelltown,

Alex Deery, Maghera.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Irene Magee Sunday 11 August in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00am

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £2275

Church Renovation Collection: £1525

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place in August on the following dates:

St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena

Saturday August 10 at 3.00 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw

Sunday August 25 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.

 

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/

 

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

Fr Eamon Graham, PP Lavey will lead a Holy Hour on Thursday 8 August at 8.00 pm in St. Eugene's Cathedral, to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life in the Diocese of Derry.  All welcome.

 

PARTNERS IN MISSION

We need you! Listening Events  will take place on Saturday 14 September, from 10.30 am – 3.00 pm, in Ardmore Pastoral Centre, Derry and in St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Omagh.  These will provide an opportunity for dialogue and sharing with those who have worked in pastoral and missionary work overseas and in our local parish. We have so much to learn from each other. Tea and refreshments provided. All are welcome.   Please contact Fr David O’Kane on 028 71337727 for more information on Ardmore Listening Event.

Or Bernie on 07776366764 for more information on Omagh Listening Event.

 

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.

 

DESERTMARTIN ANNUAL PONY DRIVE

Sunday 4August commencing at 2.30 pm  from Cullion Hall.  Proceeds in aid of RVH Liver Support Group.   Everyone welcome.

 

FOUND

Keys found on the Tobermore Road, Contact the Parish Office

 

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/ 

 

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

Witness is born from the encounter with the living Jesus.

 

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