BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 8 SEPTEMBER 2019

September 8, 2019

 

No. 1774 ~ TWENTY-THIRD 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 Mass

 

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

Monday 9: St Ciaran, abbot.

Tuesday 10: St Peter Claver. Jesuit priest who worked for 33 years among the slaves until his death in 1654.

Friday 13: St John Chrysostom.  Lived from 347 - 407. Patron saint of preachers.

Saturday 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The discovery of the True Cross is dated to 14 September 320.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY MASS

The 10.00 am Mass on Friday September 13 will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

2 seats only are left on the bus that will leave Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 am on Saturday 28 September.  Please contact Maire at Ballinascreen Parish Office by phone 79628248 or in person. Cost £35, this includes breakfast and evening meal.  This Diocesan Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown. 

 

VIGIL MASS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14

In the light of the excitement generated by last Sunday’s All Ireland Final and the now subsequent replay with a throw in at 6.00 pm, the Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena next Saturday September 14, will be at 5.00 pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Michael Bradley, May McShane,

Mary Lagan, Susan Clerkin.  

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2915

Church Renovation Collection: £1701.

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 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 inSt 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.

 

ST COLUMBA’S CHOIR, STRAW

Choir practices will resume on Thursday 12 September at 7.30 pm. The choir is looking forward to another year of worshipping God in song and enhancing Liturgical ceremonies. The beginning of a new choir year is the perfect time to invite and welcome new volunteers. Research has shown that singing in a choir has tremendous benefits for physical and mental well-being. Why not give some consideration to joining us for rehearsals, using your talent to help the Church and fulfil its needs with service.

 

LOUGH DERG 2019

One Day Retreats will be held on the following dates: September 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. To book phone 00353719861518 or view www.loughderg.org  or email info@loughderg.org

 

PARTNERS IN MISSION DAY

Listening Event next Saturday, 14 September  10.00 am to 4.30 pm in Ardmore Parish Centre, Derry.  This will provide an opportunity for everyone (clerical and lay) who is interested in the Mission of the church (at home and overseas) to share experiences and ideas about their faith and work.  We have so much to learn from one another. Tea and refreshments provided. Contact Fr. David O Kane:71337727 (e-mail: office@parishofclaudy.com) or Noel Bradley 074-9362390 (e-mail: noelbradley1512@gmail.com) if interested, and for catering purposes

 

POPE JOHN PAUL II AWARD PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK

National Pilgrimage on Friday 27 September for young people aged 16 to18.  The theme is ‘Life To The Full’ - Positive Friendships - Your Parish Needs You Now!  Guest speaker will be Elma Walsh #LiveLife.  Music by Elation Ministries. The pilgrimage will start at 11.00 am and will conclude after 3:00 pm which will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown. Transport provided. For more information phone  00442871264087 or email ddcc@derrydiocese.org.  Closing date for bookings is Monday 23 September.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER

Coffee Morning on Thursday 26 September from 10.30 am - 12.30 approx, in back lounge of Market Inn, (Regan's). All welcome for wee cuppa and some scones and cake.

 

DAY OF RENEWAL

omagh Charismatic Prayer Group will host a Day of Renewal in Mellon Hotel on Sunday 10 November.  Registration from 9.00 am.  Mass at 3.30 pm. Speaker ~ Fr Brendan Walsh SAC.  Cost £25 including lunch, tea and coffee.  Booking essential.  To book phone 82242092 or 07876411435 or 07596609041 or email evelynheaney@hotmail.com

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Art Classes, suitable for beginners and experienced artists, start Wednesday 11 September.  Tutor ~

  • Free Willow Weaving classes will recommence on Monday 16 September for 4 weeks. Everyone welcome.

  • Yoga for all ages and abilities with Angela starts Thursday 19  September, 10.30 am – 12 noon for  6 weeks.

  • Places on all classes must be prebooked by phoning 79627826.

  • Vintage Rally and Family Fun Day on Saturday 28 September 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.  Entertainment to suit all ages.  Lots of free children’s activities.

 

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. 

  • Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning on Friday 20 September 11.00 am - 1.00 pm.  This is a week earlier due to staffing arrangements.  Everyone welcome.

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

  • Adult Book Group will meet on Tuesday 17 September at 7.00 pm.  New members welcome. 

 

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

  • Short Monday Prayer with focus on nature's resources as gift on 9, 16, 23 and 30 September at 10.30 am.

  • Spiritual Reading Book Club for anyone interested in spiritual-religious writings, Books for review this term are ~ September 'The Beatitudes of Pope Francis' by Aidan Donaldson,  October -'Heart Speaks to Heart'  by Dermot Mansfield. Copies of books are available for purchase.  If interested in joining phone 7135 1233 or email  thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org Dates for this term are Tuesdays 24 September, 22 October and 19 November. Time: 10.30 am – 11.45 am.  Suggested offering £5.00.  All welcome. 

  • Coffee and Clobber Morning on Tuesday 10 September. This fundraising activity will raise funds to help clothe children and adults in the developing world.  Please bring your used clothes between 10.30 am and 12 noon, and you will be provided with a cuppa and tray bake as a thank you. Material, bedding and towelling also welcome.  Clobber donations welcome  during the year at Thornhill House 121 Culmore Road, Derry

 

MEN’S HEALTH PROGRAMME

The Workspace Group in partnership with O’Kanes Chemist and Ballinascreen Men’s Shed will host a men’s health programme over a series of sessions starting on September 12 at 12 noon in the Workspace Main Office.  All men aged 18 and above are welcome. 

 

STRESS CONTROL COURSE

This free six week, self-help course is for people experiencing anxiety or depression, or anyone who is experiencing stress, knows someone who is, or just wants to be better equipped to deal with stress. People who have attended classes to date identify learning a range of beneficial skills to help them manage stress. Course starts on Wednesday 18 September at 6.30 pm in Medowbank Arena, Magherafelt. 

 

MAGHERAFELT CHRISTMAS MARKET

At this event there will be a  large stage and a hospitality marquee which will provide a variety of entertainment for all. The Council are currently seeking local talent like choirs, performances groups and drama schools to perform on stage on Saturday 23 November. If interested email diane.miller@bnlproductions.co.uk

or phone Lynn Shiels on 03000132132.

 

ST MARY’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Familiarisation Evening on Thursday 12 September at 7.00 pm.  All P7 pupils intending to register for the Transfer Test and their parents/guardians are invited.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

  • Registration for new term of music classes in St. Colm's High School on Tuesday 10 September from 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm. It is very important to please register on this night so as to avoid disrupting classes which will start on Tuesday 17 September.

  • Singing classes start in An Scioból on Saturday 28 September.

 

SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

Meeting in St Mary's Hall, Desertmartin on Monday 9 September at 8.15 pm. 

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Tea Dance Friday 13 September, music by Colin Harney, 9.00 pm - midnight.

  • Sunday 22 September - Come Dine With Us and Storyteller Patsy O’Hagan tickets available from any Committee member.

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

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

  • Yoga with Paula on Tuesdays 7.30 pm -9.00 pm, starts 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. Registration necessary by contacting Olive 07887 614094 or Anne on 0287964 2711 or Philomena on 07866 381473. 

  • Advice NI Clinic on 4 October.

  • November 3 ~ Country Music Concert.

  • November 17 ~ Craft Fair.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Megan McDaid,  £50 Anne-Marie Conway, £50 Holly McKenna.

  • Senior Football Championship ~ Ballinascreen v Kilrea today (Sunday) in Owenbeg at 6.00 pm.

  • Night of Magic with Rodd Hogg followed by music from Folks and Rogues on Saturday 28 September. See Club’s Facebook page for ticket details.

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