No. 1772 ~ TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 6.00 pm
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.
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey
Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Telephone:79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com.
Completed applications must be returned via post to: Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP or via email to firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
Club Shop open every Friday 7.00 pm -8.00 pm. All gear may also be ordered online. Track bottoms reduced to clear.