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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 11 AUGUST 2019

No. 1770 ~ NINETEENTH 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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday ~ 10.00 am

Wednesday ~ Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw

Thursday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

St. Patrick's Sixtowns

Thursday ~ 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

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 14: St Maximilian Kolbe, Lived 1894 – 1941. He died in Auschwitz.

Thursday 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This is a Holyday of Obligation.

MASSES FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

Vigil Masses on Wednesday 14 August

6.00 pm ~ St Eugene’s Moneyneena

7.30 pm ~ St Patrick’s Keenaught.

Masses on Thursday 15 August

10.00 am ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

11.00 am ~ St Columba’s Straw

7.30 pm ~ St Patrick’s Sixtowns.

Friday 16: St Stephen of Hungary

Saturday 17: Our Lady of Knock.

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Holy Rosary Church, is temporarily closed for extensive necessary renovations which include a new roof, installation of new altar furniture, interior redecoration and provision of toilets all of which will make Holy Rosary Church a warm and inviting space for the people of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin to come together to worship the Lord and grow in their own personal relationship with him.

As the number of priests in active ministry fall, due to age and retirement, it is essential that we have a church that is convenient and accessible to all, for the times when a Sunday Mass in all 6 churches might not be possible.

For the duration of the temporary closure there will be no 12 noon Sunday Mass, weekday 10.00 am Mass will be held in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena as will the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings.

Mass for the Do This In Memory Of Me First Communion Programme will take place at the 6.00 pm Vigil Mass in Moneyneena.

Also during the closure of Holy Rosary Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will only take place on the First Monday of the month. It will begin after 10.00 am Mass in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena and conclude at 7.25 pm that same evening, when the monthly Mass in honour St Pio of Pietrelcina will take place.

Holy Rosary Church will reopen on Sunday December 1, First Sunday of Advent, when Bishop Donal McKeown will be Chief Celebrant at the Mass of Rededication.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will continue to visit the sick and housebound of the parish on the following days and dates:

Tuesday afternoon August 13

Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park.

Wednesday morning August 14:

Sixtowns Road, Tonagh, Cavanreagh, Cordarragh, Strawmore, Derrynoyd Road,

Moneyneena Road, Disert.

Wednesday afternoon August 14: Drumard, Gortnaskea.

DEATHS

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

Jack Lynch, Castlederg,

Colette Bradley, Coleraine.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

James O’Hagan, Gerry Clerkin.

Patrick McKernan, Felix Magee,

Mary Murray, Trevor Campbell,

Larry Mulligan.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Irene Magee, Moykeeran Crescent, Sunday 11 August St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.

Joe Hegarty Gortnari, Saturday 17August St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena 6.00 pm.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Gerry Clerkin, Bancran Road,

Jim O’Hagan, Tobermore Road,

in St Columba’s Church Straw on Friday16 August at 7.30 pm.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Kellie Crozier and Donal Murray who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Collection: £2,962

Church Renovation Collection: £1,531.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

GIFT–AID REFUND

a cheque for £33,728.06 has been received in the Parish Office. Many thanks to all who have signed up for Gift Aid. Please consider using an envelope for your weekly parish contributions, and filling in the Gift Aid card inside your box of envelopes. You only have to fill this card in once and the benefit to the parish is considerable. Thank you for your continuing generosity.

THE SACRED HEART MESSENGER

From September onwards, the Sacred Heart Messenger will not be available to buy in our churches so you may wish to become a personal subscriber and have it delivered directly to your home each month. Order forms may be obtained from the Parish Office or you may apply by email sales@messenger.ie or telephone 0035317758524. The magazine is currently offering a free book for new subscribers, called Sharing The Wisdom Of Time by Pope Francis and Friends.

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw on Sunday August 25, Sunday September 22 and Sunday October 20.

Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on

Saturday September 7 and Saturday October 5.

A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

Fr Madden is organising a bus to take pilgrims from Ballinascreen and Desertmartin to Knock on Saturday 28 September leaving Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 am. There will a tea/coffee break stop on the way to Knock and on the return home for an evening meal. Please contact Maire at Ballinascreen Parish Office by phone only or in person 02879628248.

This Diocesan Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Stations of the Cross at 2.00 pm, Mass at 3.00 pm, with Sacrament of the Sick.

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

Last day to begin the Three Day Pilgrimage is Tuesday 13 August. One Day Retreats resume on Saturday 17 August and continue on specific days until Sunday 29 September. For bookings phone 00353719861518 or view www.loughderg.org or email info@loughderg.org

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks a generous donation for the support and education of student priests. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the church of tomorrow.

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. Tea and refreshments provided. All welcome. Please contact Fr David O’Kane on 71337727 for details on the Ardmore Event or Bernie on 07776366764 for details on the Omagh Event.

KNOCK NOVENA 2019

Novena Wednesday 14 August – Thursday 22 August. Special Day of Celebration for 140th Anniversary on Wednesday 21 August. See www.knockshrine.ie for full details.

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS' ASSOCIATION

Annual National Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday September 8 at 2.30 pm. Everybody welcome to honour and thank grandparents alive and dead for all they have done down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran. Singing by Knock Parish Choirs and Dana.

ST MARIA GORETTI PRAYER MOVEMENT

Holy Hour of Adoration and Prayer for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church, in the Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry, on Tuesday 20 August at 8.15 pm led by Fr Sean O’Donnell.Veneration of the relic of St Maria Goretti afterwards. Monthly Holy Hours are on the third Tuesday. Everyone welcome.

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Derry Diocesan Trust seeks to recruit a Youth Co-ordinator for the Parish of Templemore (St Eugene’s Cathedral and St Columba’s, Long Tower). Part-Time (20 hours), Fixed Term One-Year Contract (with possibility of extension). The employee will facilitate the growth of the faith of all youth within the parish, which currently has five primary schools and three post-primary schools. For application packs please email office@derrydiocese.org or phone 028 7126 2302. Completed applications must be returned by post or email no later than 5.00 pm on Thursday 22 August 2019.

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Monthly meeting in St Mary's Hall, Desertmartin on Monday 12 August at 8.15 pm. Proposed trip to Ballina, from Sunday 6 - Friday 11 October. B&B, dinner and entertainment included in price. Contact Chris: 07546 010560.

THE JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE

A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. Residential weekends (Friday 8.00 pm to Sunday 4.30pm) at Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13 – 15 September and at The Lake Hotel Killarney from 15 -17 November. For more details and to book phone 07702812321 or view marriageencounter.ie

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • One to one sessions, E-clinics, with IT tutor Cathal Boyd on Friday August 30, for people who require help with any IT device. Booking through library essential.

  • SCAMS awareness class with Cathal Boyd on Friday 6 September.

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions every Friday 10.30 am - 11.00 am. New mums and tots welcome.

  • Thanks to parents / grandparents who are supporting Draperstown Library during the summer.

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Tea Dance on Friday 30 August, Music by Michael Mawhinney.

  • Sunday 22 September - Come Dine With Us and Storyteller Patsy O’Hagan.

  • Sunday 3 November Country Music Concert.

  • Sunday 17 November Craft Fair - tables £20, contact Aislinn on 07802352009 or PM Parochial Hall Facebook page.

ST COLM’S GAC

400 Club Winners: £300 Fiadh Rose McWilliams, £50 Rachel Kelly, £50 Erin Groogan

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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