No. 1779 ~ TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns 10.00 am
St Mary’s Coolcalm 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.
Before the Vigil Mass
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
Closed from Monday 14 October until Monday 28 October.
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. email@example.com
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 15: St Teresa of Avila. Lived 1515-1582, established Carmelite convents. Patron of Spain.
Thursday 17: St Ignatius. Bishop of Antioch, he died a martyr about 107.
Friday 18: St Luke. A physician. One of the authors of the Gospels.
Saturday 19: St Paul of the Cross. Founder of the Passionists in Rome.
FORTY HOURS ADORATION
Last weekend’s Forty Hours Adoration was very well attended and the parish will surely benefit from the prayers offered by so many. Thanks to Margaret Kelly, Sacristan for her continual presence over both days, ensuring that St Eugene’s Church was a pleasant and prayerful space for us. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will next take place on Monday November 4 in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
Next Sunday, October 20, will be Mission Sunday. The theme, chosen by Pope Francis, this year is also the theme for the Missionary Month of October: Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.
Pope Francis reminds us that every baptised man and woman is a mission. As far as God’s love is concerned, no one is useless or insignificant. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love. God never takes back his gift of life. Mission Sunday also encourages prayers, cooperation and help for missions. The Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to Mission Sunday Collections. Your contributions will be used in various countries to build simple mission churches, to educate seminarians, religious novices, lay catechists and pastoral workers and for raising missionary awareness in children and in encouraging the missionary dimension of Christian faith. The Pope sends his heartfelt blessing to all those who, by virtue of their baptism, share in any way in the mission of the Church. The full text of the Pope’s message for Mission Sunday may be read on the Vatican website. The second collection at all Masses next weekend will be the Mission Sunday Collection.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME
Many thanks to all parents, guardians and family members who attended our first DTIM Mass last Saturday. It was a very joyful celebration of Mass for the children in Primary 4 who look forward to receiving Jesus in Holy Communion next May. Our next DoThis In Memory Mass is in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Saturday 23 November at 6.00 pm.
The best way to prepare a child for First Holy Communion is to bring them to Mass each weekend. As First Holy Communion date draws near, their excitement at being able to receive the Eucharist at long last for the first time is an experience they shouldn’t be denied.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020
Celebration of First Holy Communion in our parish in 2020 will be on:
Saturday May 2 for Gaelscoil Na Speirini at 11.00 am in
St Columba’s Church Straw and St Marys P. S. Draperstown at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown.
Saturday May 16 for St Columba’s P.S. Straw at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church, Straw, and St Eoghan’s P. S. Moneyneena at 11.00 am in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE
Parish Office will be closed from Monday 14 October until Monday 28 October.
Names to be included in the Parish Anniversary Mass on Friday 18 or Friday 25 October may be emailed to the Parish Office or posted through letter box before 1.00 pm on Thursday of the relevant week.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Friday November 15 ~ St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm, Annual Mass for the Dead.
Sunday December 1~ Holy Rosary Church, Mass of Rededication at 3.00 pm.
Sunday December 15 ~ Annual Parish Carol Service at 6.00 pm in St Columba’s Straw.
Saturday April 25 ~ Confirmation at
11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Peggy Sargent, Gortnaskea,
Francis Kirk, Cranagh,
Charlie Murtagh, Lisnamuck,
Tommy Toner, Nottingham, formerly River Road,
Susan O’Mara (nee Henry), Philadelphia, formerly Tonagh.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Bernard Rodgers, Disert, on Saturday 19 October in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 6.00 pm.
Eileen Devlin, Dympna Kelly,
Patrick Convery, Seamus Kelly,
Isobel McCloskey, Marie Donnelly, Bridget McCloskey, Sean McCullagh, Patrick Joseph McAllister.
Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw on Sunday October 20, Sunday 24 November and Sunday 22 December .
Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Saturday 9 November and Saturday 7 December.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism.
Please contact the Parish Office to book.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Priests’ Monthly Collection: £2800
Church Renovation Collection: £1330.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
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.
Derry Diocesan Trust Banagher Parish: Part Time Parish Financial and Administrative Secretary, 9 hours per week – days and hours flexible. For an application pack please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (028) 71262302. Completed applications to be returned to Derry Diocesan Trust, Bishop’s House, St Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry, BT48 9AP by Wednesday 16 October at 5.00 pm.
Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Thornhill Ministries DERRY
Spiritual Reading Book Club: Interested in spiritual-religious writings? Review books and stay in touch with current issues and theology. This month’s chosen book is 'Heart Speaks to Heart’ by Dermot Mansfield (story of John Henry Newman). Copies available for purchase. Tuesday 22 October at 10.30 am - 11.45 am. Suggested offering £5. All welcome!
Training for Youth Ministry: A bespoke training course aimed at Pope John Paul II students and other young people who wish to serve their faith community as Ministers of Holy Communion or Ministers of the Word. Helping our younger parish members appreciate the 'call to serve', which is at the heart of any Church ministry.
Ministers of the Word on Monday 21 October. Ministers of Holy Communion Tuesday 22 October. Time ~ 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm. For more details or to register, please phone 71351233 or email email@example.com.
BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE
Blood donation sessions in St Colm’s High School on Monday 14 October 2.30 pm – 4.15 pm and 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm.
DIOCESAN LAUDATO SI GROUP
Season of Creation Workshop in Emmaus Room, Pennyburyn Church (Derry City), on Saturday 26 October, from 10.00am – 1.00 pm. Pope Francis has asked all of us to engage with these fundamental issues. To book or for more details contact Mary 07919915958 or Patricia 077119 00420.
Renewal Weekend for men in Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca Derry from 24 – 27 October. For further information please contact 07708066939.
Healing and Faith Renewal Retreat, given by Fr.Anthony Saji V.C. from Monday 4- Friday 8 November in St.Mary's Convent, Knock. For more details please phone Roisin on 0035374 9363336.
Adult Reading Group Tuesday 15 October, at 7.00 pm.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions for babies and tots every Friday 10.30 am - 11.00 am. New mums and tots welcome.
DESERTMARTIN PONY DRIVE 2019
The organisers wish to sincerely thank all who suported, in any way, their recent fundraising event which raised £13,000 for the Royal Victoria Hospital Liver Support Group. Draw prizewinners were:
£300 ~ Jenny Kelly,
£50 ~ Darren c/o John McKaigue,
Food Hamper ~ Brigid Hegarty.
WORKSPACE ~ DRAPERSTOWN
Help available for anyone who is out of work/working part time and needs support with CV, completing application forms or identifying suitable job vacancies. For more details call or phone Workspace.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
First session of the season in An Scioból on Friday 18 October. Juniors 8.30 pm - 9.30 pm followed by Open House. Everybody welcome.
COULD YOU FOSTER?
The Regional Adoption and Foster Care Service is recruiting foster carers to meet the growing demand of children and young people who need to be cared for . You can apply to foster whether you are married or single; you have children of your own or not; you are in employment or are claiming benefits; you own or rent your own home. All foster carers receive financial allowances, ongoing training and 24-hour social work support. If interested please phone 08000720137 or contact foster care service through the website www.adoptionandfostering.hscni.net
Old Time Dance Classes continue in Sixtowns Community Centre every Tuesday night at 8.30 pm. All welcome.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Session 4: 28 October ~ Flower Arranging with Nuala from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm .
Session 5: Yoga Wednesday 18 December.
Registration is necessary. Phone 07887614094 or 79642711 or 07866381473 to register. All welcome.
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club winners:£300 Sean Murray, £50 Georgina McGlone, £50 Leona Groogan.
Senior Camogie Final on today Sunday Ballinascreen v Slaughtneil in Glen 3 pm.
Good luck to the team and management.
Loughiel V Ballygalet
Monday 14 October at 7.30 pm ~
Lavey V Dungannon.