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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 18 AUGUST 2019

No. 1771 ~ TWENTIETH 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 Telephone: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

Tuesday 20: St Bernard, abbot and doctor of the Church. 1090-1153.

Wednesday 21: St Pius X, pope.

Lived from 1835 – 1914.

Thursday 22: The Queenship of Mary. During the Middle Ages, Mary was venerated as queen of the angels and saints. Pope Pius Xll prescribed this memorial for the universal Church at the close of the Marian Year in 1955.

Friday 23: St Eugene, (Eoghan).

Patron saint of the Diocese of Derry.

Saturday 24: St Bartholomew, apostle.

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Holy Rosary Church, is temporarily closed for extensive necessary renovations which will make it 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.

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.

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 79628248. Cost is £35, this includes breakfast and evening meal. 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.

DEATH

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

Eileen Shannon Warrenpoint.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mary Henry, Brendan O’Hagan, Eddie Stewart, John McNamee, Patsy Murphy

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

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

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £2000

Church Renovation Collection: £1398.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Aileen O’Neill and Jack Chapman who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.

BAPTISM

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

Ellen Rose Groogan, Bradley Park.

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.

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.

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

Draw will be held on Tuesday 27 August. All returns to Parish Office please before 3.00 pm on Thursday 22 August.

KNOCK NOVENA 2019

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

LOUGH DERG 2019

One Day Retreats will be held on the following dates:

August ~ 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 31. September ~ 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 21, 22 and 29. All Retreats commence at 10.20 am and conclude at 4.30 pm. Cost €45 this includes all refreshments and return boat. Booking essential. For bookings phone 00353719861518 or view www.loughderg.org or email info@loughderg.org

PARTNERS IN MISSION

Listening Events 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 Ardmore Event or Bernie on 07776366764 for details on the Omagh Event.

CATHOLIC GRANDPARENTS' ASSOCIATION

Annual 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 after. All welcome.

SCHOLA

Any singer interested in being part of a schola for the pleasure of singing sacred music and for the occasional liturgical celebration should please contact Sr Perpetua on 71351233. Rehearsals will be on every third Sunday 3.00 pm – 4.15 pm. First rehearsal on Sunday 25 August in Thornhill House, Culmore Road Derry.

YOUTH CO-ORDINATOR ~ POST

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.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

International Food Festival on Saturday 24 August. St Patrick’s Street will be closed from 6.00 pm until 11.00 pm.

Local businesses will be selling tasting plates from different countries.

There will also be live music and games on the street throughout the evening.

Busking Festival and Family Fun Day

Busking Festival and Family Fun Day will be on Sunday 25 August . St Patrick’s Street will be closed from 1.00 pm until 10.00 pm. Everyone welcome.

  • To allow the organisers set up on Sunday morning they would appreciate if cars were not left parked over night on St Patrick's Street. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • For further details about both events view their Facebook pages ~ Draperstown Busking Festival and Community Fun Day.

DIOCESAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CONFERENCE

‘The Path I Walk Christ Walks It’

The Diocese of Derry is hosting its inaugural Education Conference for Schools in Saint Columb’s College, Derry on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August. As part of this event, there will be two public sessions, beginning each evening at 7.00 pm. On 28 August, Fr Adrian Porter, SJ, Director of the Jesuit Institute of Education, London, will speak about, ‘Trusting God-Promoting Positive Mental Health in a Catholic School’. On 29 August, Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor of St Mary’s University Twickenham, will address the topic,

‘Why Choose a Catholic School?’

Everyone is very welcome to attend.

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

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 4.30 pm) at Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry from 13 – 15 September and at The Lake Hotel Killarney from 15 -17 November. For details or to book phone 07702812321 or view marriageencounter.ie

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Good luck and best wishes to Aoife

McNamee who will represent Ballinascreen Traditonal Music Group at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda.

Ádh mór ort

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 for tots every Friday 10.30 am - 11.00 am.

BALLINASCREEN FOLD

Afternoon Tea and music by Geraldine O’Kane on Friday 23 August from 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm. Voluntary donations welcome, all proceeds are going to the charity ~ Aware N.I. Depression.

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.

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Doireann Donnelly, £50 Ciara Scullion, £50 Bernie O'Kane.

  • Club Shop is open every Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm. All gear may also be ordered online.

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

In the midst of all those passing things in which we are so caught up, help us, Father, to seek what truly lasts: your presence and that of our brother or sister.

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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