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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 13 OCTOBER 2019

No. 1779 ~ TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASSES

St Eugene’s Moneyneena 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm

SUNDAY

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.

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

Closed from Monday 14 October until Monday 28 October.

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

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.

MISSION SUNDAY

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.