BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 22 SEPTEMBER 2019

September 22, 2019

 

No. 1776 ~ TWENTY-FIFTH 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 23: St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), died September 23 1968.  Capuchin friar, stigmatist, confessor, friend of all who suffer.

Thursday 26: Saints Cosmas and Damian.  Patrons of physicians.

Friday 27: St Vincent de Paul. Priest lived 1580–1660. Patron of all charitable works.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

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

Monday September 23:  Moykeeran, Cahore, Campbeltown, Glenelly Villas.

Tuesday September 24: Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Derrynoid Road, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park, Cordarragh. 

 

KNOCK DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

The bus to Knock will leave from the Holy Rosary Car Park on Saturday next September 28 at 7.30 am sharp. Holy Rosary Car Park, though at present not in use will be opened. Pilgrims are free to leave their cars there, safe in the knowledge that the gates will be locked until we return in the evening. We will stop for a full Irish breakfast at Yeats County Inn Hotel, Curry Co. Mayo at approx 9.30 am  /  10.00 am and return there in the evening for a meal before our direct journey home.

No ticket money will be taken up on the day and so we would appreciate that all are paid up in full  (£35)  via Ballinascreen Parish Office. All pilgrims will remember the parish in our prayers at the National Marian Shrine of Ireland.

 

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Bernard (Barney) Rogers, Disert.

 

ANNIVERSARY

Eileen Kelly.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

John Convery, Gortnari, Friday 27 September in St Columba’s Church Straw, at 7.30 pm.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Rosaleen Leyden Tonagh Road, Friday 27 September  in St Columba’s Church Straw  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.  

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

The Do This in Memory preparation programme for children making their First Holy Communion in 2020 will commence with a Mass of Enrolment on Saturday 5 October at 6.00 pm in St. Eugene's Church, Moneyneena. 

All P4 children and their families are encouraged to attend.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly  Collection:£1847

 Church Renovation Collection:£1302.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on

Saturday October 5.

Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw on  Sunday October 20.

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.

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

Next Draw on Monday September 30.  All returns to Parish Office please before 3.00 pm on Thursday 26 September.

 

LOUGH DERG 2019

One Day Retreat on Sunday September 29. 

Special Living with Suicide Retreat on Saturday 28 September.  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 and 18.  The theme is ‘Life To The Full’ - Positive Friendships - Your Parish Needs You Now!  Guest speaker  Elma Walsh #LiveLife. Music by Elation Ministries.  Pilgrimage starts at 11.00 am and concludes after 3.00 pm Mass which will be celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown. Transport  provided. For more information contact Catechetical Centre 71264087 or   email ddcc@derrydiocese.org  Closing date for bookings  Monday 23 September.

 

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.  

 

TERMONBACCA CENTRE DERRY

  • ‘Hope in Darkness’ A Journey with St Therese through situations of despair.  A day of healing and prayer, suitable for all. Saturday 28 September, 10.30 am – 5.30 pm.   Phone 7126 2512 to book.

  • St Therese Triduum, September 29, 30 and October 1 at 7.30 pm. Mass, Triduum prayers, Blessing of Roses and Blessing with Relic. Led by Fr John Grennan OCD.

  • Mass remembering Sr Clare Crockett on Sunday 13 October at 7.00 pm. 

  • Silent Retreat for Ladies on 22, 23 and 24 November, led by Fr Stephen Quinn.

 

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS

Is gambling affecting your life? 

Perhaps G.A. can help.  Phone 71351329.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER

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

 

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

 

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

  • Spiritual Reading Book Club to review books and to help stay in touch with current issues and theology. 'The Beatitudes of Pope Francis' by Aidan Donaldson.  Copies available for purchase. On Tuesdays 24 September, 22 October and 19 November,  10.30 am – 11.45 am. Suggested offering £5.  All welcome. 

  • She Inspires Me. A series of meditative mornings that allow women from the Scriptures to inspire us as we are led into reflection on texts from the Bible. 10.30 am - 12 noon.  Mondays 7, 14, 21 and 28 October Suggested offering £7.50. For more details please phone 7135 1233, visit www.thornhillministries.co.uk or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

Vintage Rally and Family Fun Day, Saturday 28 September 11.00 am – 4.00 pm. Includes Dog Show and free Circus Skills and Hula Hoop workshops. Entertainment throughout the day with Kenny Archer and Billy McFarland.

  • Creative Writing with Maura Johnston, Tuesday 15 October for 8 weeks.

  •  Autumn Gardening and  Spring Bulb planting, Monday 14  October, 10.00 am

  •  Make a Halloween Apple Tart cookery class with Catherine Curran.  Tuesday 29 October at 10.00 am.

  •  Halloween Cupcake Decorating class, Monday 28 October at11.00 am. Suitable for adults and children aged 12+.

  • Gentle Exercise Classes start Monday 4 November for 4 weeks at 11.00 am.  For all ages and those with reduced mobility.

  • Christmas Cake Making Class, Tuesday 12and 19 November, 10am and 12 noon.  Must attend both weeks.

  • Christmas Craft Fair and Art Sale.  Friday 7 November 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Saturday 8 November 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.

  • Christmas Cookery on Friday 6 and Friday 13 December at 10.00 am. 

  • Christmas Flowers Friday 20 December.

  • Contact 79627826 for more information.  Places must be booked for all classes.  Classes  suitable for males and females.

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

  • New term of classes on Tuesday nights in St. Colm's High School from 7.30 pm. Classes in fiddle, tin whistle, banjo, bodhrán and harp

  • Singing class resume in An Scioból on Saturday 28 September 10 am - 11.00 am

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Sunday 22 September - Come Dine With Us.  Meal served at 3.00 pm, please ensure you have informed committee of any special  dietary requirements.

  • 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

  • Well Being Programme funded by Public Health Agency on 30 September. Phone Olive 07887614094 or Anne 79642711 or Philomena  07866381473 to register.

 

FÉILE PHEADAIR JOE

Talk with Maurice Bradley Ballinascreen Irish, on Thursday 26 September  at 7.30 pm  in Teach Pheadair Joe, close to An Creagán Centre (Cookstown  direction).

 

SIXTOWNS BOWLING CLUB

Bowling Club meets every Monday at 8.00 pm in Sixtowns Cross Community Centre. Newcomers welcome.

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Patricia Shaw, £50 Olivia Murray, £50 Rachel McCullagh

  • Adult Irish language classes resume on Thursday 26 September from 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm in Gaelscoil na Speiríní Straw. The course will last 10 weeks at a cost of £25, everyone is welcome.

  • Ulster Ladies Championship ~ Ballinascreen v  O’Neill Shamrocks today (Sunday) in Ballinascreen at 1.00 pm.

  • Senior Football Championship ~ Ballinascreen v Magherafelt today (Sunday) in Owenbeg at 4.30 pm.

 

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Christ is the hope of the world: His Gospel is the most powerful leaven of brotherhood, freedom, justice and peace for all people.

 

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