BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 25 AUGUST 2019

August 24, 2019

 

No. 1772 ~ TWENTY-FIRST 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

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

Friday ~ 7.30 pm.

 

CONFESSIONS  

Before the Vigil Masses

 

CONTACTS

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 27: St Monica, lived 332 -387.

Wednesday 28: St Augustine, lived 354 - 430.

Thursday 29: The Passion of St John the Baptist.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

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. 

 

DEATHS

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

Patrick Donaghy, Cushendall,

Maura Scullin, Moneyglass,

Nora McKenna, Dungannon.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

John McNamee, Campbelltown, on Wednesday 28 August in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £1934.80

Church Renovation Collection: £1356.53.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw on 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.

 

LOUGH DERG 2019

One Day Retreats will be held on the following dates: August ~ 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  

 

BUSKING FESTIVAL AND FAMILY FUN DAY

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

The committee request that St. Patrick’s St is car free from 7.00 am on Sunday 25

  • For further details view  Facebook  page: Draperstown Busking Festival.

 

MARCH FOR THEIR LIVES

Anti-abortion rally, organised by Precious Life, in Custom House Square Belfast on Saturday September 7 starting at 2.00 pm.

 

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.

 

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.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Congratulations  to Aoife McNamee

on coming 3rd in Under 12 Tin Whistle Slow Air Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda recently.

 

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

 

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Proposed trip to Ballina, Sunday 6 - Friday 11 October. Contact Chris: 07546010560.

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Children welcome to play with the Lego Box during September on Tuesdays at 5.00 pm.   Parents must stay and supervise their children.  If this time does not suit, parents may inform the library staff and an alternative time or days may be arranged. 

  • Children, who have reached their target, may now receive their certificates for the Big Summer Read

  • AR tests may be completed on ipads.

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for tots every Friday 10.30 am - 11.00 am.

 

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 29 August 2019.

 

SILENT RETREAT

Theme: ‘If you but knew the gift of God..’ Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne at Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry, from October 14 to 20 . Cost, £410 full board.

For details contact Helen on  0035386167 8027, email  hellywilliams@gmail.com 

or view www.foyerofcharity.ie

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, with St Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. The next intake will be Autumn 2019. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 004428 71264087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN TRUST

Parish of Maghera ~ Permanent Contract

This is a part time position with the hours stipulated below: 12 hours per week. Sacristan’s Role:  Preparing the church for all liturgies in accordance with diocesan guidelines and ensure effective security, maintenance and cleaning of the church. For application packs please contact:  Personnel, Derry Diocesan Trust, Bishop’s House, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or email: payroll@derrydiocese.org.

Completed applications must be returned via post to: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to payroll@derrydiocese.org  by  5.00 pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

 

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 tickets available from any Committee member.

  • Crochet Classes with Mary start on 29 August from 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. 6 week block costs £25, payable on first night.

  • Sewing classes with Rosemarie start on 20 September 7.00 pm -9.00  pm.  5 week block costs £25, payable on first night - beginners welcome.

  • Yoga with Angela on Mondays 10.30 am - 12 noon, start on 23 September.  6 week block costs £36, payable on first morning.

  • Yoga with Paula on Tuesdays 7.30 pm -9.00 pm, start on  24 September.  4 week block costs £25, payable on first night.

  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing Programme funded by Public Health Agency 

(1) 2 September, Pathway to Health talk,

(2)16 September Bread Baking with Teeni,

(3) 30 September, Cooking with Mark.

(4) Flower arranging with Nuala

(5) Craft based activity.

To facilitate tutors, registration is necessary by contacting Olive 07887 614094 or Anne on 0287964 2711 or Philomena on 07866 381473.  Everyone welcome to come to any of the events to listen and learn, and enjoy the company.

  • Advice NI Clinic on 4 October.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE

Macmillan Cancer Care are running low on syringe driver bags. If you can spare an hour to help this great cause please come to a sewing night in An Rath Dubh on Tuesday 27 August between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Please bring your sewing machine, cutting board, cutters and any spare fabric you may have. Limited sewing machines will be available. If you can’t sew, you are still welcome as cutters will be needed.  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 details please contact Pauline 079474952560 or Amanda 07880874738.

 

SIXTOWNS COMMUNITY CENTRE

Old Tyme Dance Classes begin in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre on Tuesday 3 September at 8.30 pm.  Admission £5. Everyone welcome.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Dara Rafferty, £50  Jude Connery, £50  Annis Groogan

Club Shop open every Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm. All gear may also be ordered online. Track bottoms reduced to clear.

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