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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 8 SEPTEMBER 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