BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

September 15, 2019

 

No. 1775 ~ TWENTY-FOURTH 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

Wednesday ~  7.30pm

 

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 16: St Cornelius and St Cyprian.

Friday 20: Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions. Andrew was the first Korean priest and Paul a catechist, who were martyred along with 101 others during the persecutions of the Church in Korea from 1839 -1867.

Saturday 21: St Matthew, apostle and evangelist. 

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick of the parish on the following days:

Monday September 16: Moneyneena Road, Drumderg, Mulnavoo, Bancran, Sixtowns Road, Tonagh.

Tuesday September 17: Gortnari, Fivemilestraight, Ranaghan, Disert, Drumard, Gortnaskea.

Monday September 23:  Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park.

Tuesday September 24:  Cavanreagh, Cordarragh, Strawmore, Derrynoyd Road. 

 

KNOCK  DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

Bus is now fully booked and will leave Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 am on Saturday 28 September.  This pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Donal McKeown. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Mary McEldowney, Patricia Kelly, Tommy Heaney.

Michael McIvor, Christine Gray,

Stephen McGlade, Annie Casey

Mary Bradley, Jim Noonan.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Mary McEldowney, Ballinascreen Fold

Wednesday 18 September in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30 pm.

Patricia Kelly Mulnavoo Road Saturday 21 September in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 6.00 pm.

Tommy Heaney Tonagh Heights, Sunday 22 September in St Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns at 10.00 am.  

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection:£2106

Church Renovation Collection:£1525.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Niamh McAuley and Aodhan McGoldrick who were married recently in St Columba’s Church, Straw.  

 

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.

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s Church 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.

 

ANONYMOUS LETTERS

If anyone is in receipt of anonymous letters, please do not take them seriously. They do not deserve to be given any attention whatsoever. Ignore them. Tear them up. Put them in the fire. Shred them. Do not be tempted to give them any consideration, no matter what is written. Do not let an anonymous writer win by worrying over what they have put in this letter. Ask the Lord to help you forget what has been written and pray for the person who wrote the letter, whoever they maybe. They obviously need the prayers

 

HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS

Fr Declan McGeehan, CC Cappagh, will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life in the Diocese of Derry on Thursday 19 September at 8.00 pm in St. Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.  All welcome.

 

LOUGH DERG 2019

Standard One Day Retreats will be held on  September 21, 22 and 29.  Special Living with Suicide Retreat on Saturday 28 September.  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

 

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. Pilgrimage starts at 11.00 am and ends after 3.00 pm Mass,  which will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown. Transport will be provided. For more information phone The Catechetical Centre Derry on 028 71264087 or email ddcc@derrydiocese.org.  Closing date for bookings is Monday 23 September.

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Is gambling affecting your life?  Perhaps G.A. can help.  Phone 7135 1329.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER

Charity Coffee Morning on Thursday 26 September from 10.30 am - 12.30 approx, in back lounge of Market Inn, (Regan's). All are welcome.

 

33rd DERRY BALLINASCREEN SCOUTS

Registration on Thursday 19 September from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm in the Scouts’  Den (St Colm’s Hall, Cahore Road). Anyone wishing to register or just to find out more about Scouts should attend. Boys and girls welcome in all sections. Spaces may be limited, so will be given on a ‘first come’ basis.  Please contact Michelle 07902673685 with any queries.  Leaders needed, if interested, please contact Michelle or one of the leaders.

 

S.T.E.P.S. TRAINING

S.T.E.P.S. with ALPS Ltd invite you to St. Colm's GAC on Saturday 5 October from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm to provide our community with QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Accredited Suicide Prevention Training.  Cost is £10 plus administration fee when you register on www.eventbrite.com/e/qpr-suicide-prevention-training-tickets-71418636063 or go to S.T.E.P.S. Facebook page to register. Registration is necessary prior to this event. This training is for everyone over 18 years of age.  

 

IPT  PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES EASTER 2020

Applications are invited from / for young people (11-30 years) with a medical condition, physical disability, illness, learning disability, social or emotional need.  Applications also invited for very seriously ill children under 11years , who would be accompanied by a parent or close relative. Those over 11 years travel without their family but are accompanied by experienced adult carers. The pilgrimage can  provide respite for parents /carers. The IPT covers the cost of those young people selected to travel. Contact Maureen Devine after 5.00 pm 00447717732550 or Mary Dunnion 0877962047 for details and an application form.  Closing date for applications is 31 October. Volunteers, particularly male, are required; training will be offered. For more details view www.irishpilgrimagetrust.ie

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

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

 

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • 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 Friday at 10.30 am. New mums and tots welcome.

  • Adult Book Group meet on Tuesday 17 September at 7.00 pm.  New members 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. Course starts on Wednesday 18 September at 6.30 pm in Medowbank Arena, Magherafelt. 

 

MAGHERAFELT CHRISTMAS MARKET

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 HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • 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.

  • Advice NI Clinic on 4 October

  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing Programme funded by Public Health Agency on 16 and 30 September, Registration essential phone        Olive 07887 614094 or Anne 7964 2711 or Philomena on 07866 381473. 

 

GLÓR NA SPEIRÍNÍ

  • Oíche Chultúir - Cultural Night.

Beidh seisiún ceoil agus bronnadh na scoláireachta ar na mic léinn a d'fhreastail ar chúrsaí samhraí mar chuid den ócáid seo.  Music session and presentation of Gaeltacht bursaries to those who applied on Friday 20 September in St Colm’s GAC starting at 8.00 pm.

  • Ranganna Gaeilge ~ Irish Language Classes

Tá na ranganna Gaeilge ag tosú arís ar an Déardaoin 26ú Meán Fómhair ar 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm san ionad Ghlór na Speiríní. Mairfidh an cúrsa seo 10 seachtaine agus £25 costas de, tá fáilte roimh chách Adult Irish language classes resume on Thursday 26 September from 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm in Gaelscoil na Speiríní Straw. Classes for 10 weeks, cost £25. Everyone welcome. 

  • Lapóglann- Toddle-Inn.

Tagann an grúpa seo le chéíle gach maidin Chéadaoin agus gach Aoine ar 9.00 am go dtí 10.30am san ionad Ghlór na Speiríní. Ní ach £2 le freastail ar seisiún amháin agus tá fáilte roimh chách. Parent and Toddlers’ Group meet 9.00 am – 10.30 am every Wednesday and Friday  in Gaelscoil na Speiríní, Straw. This is a great opportunity for parent/ guardian and child to socialise and bond in a child friendly environment. Cost is £2 per session.

All are welcome.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Sinead McGuigan, £50 Sinead McGuigan, £50 Geraldine McCullagh.

  • Senior  Championship Games today (Sunday)  

Camogie ~ Ballinascreen v Newbridge in Lavey at 3.00 pm,

Hurling ~ Ballinascreen  v Kevin Lynch’s in Owenbeg at 5.30 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.

  • Music session and presentation of Gaeltacht bursaries on Friday 20 September starting at 8.00 pm.

     

     

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