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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.