BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 20 OCTOBER 2019

October 20, 2019

 

No. 1780 ~ TWENTY-NINTH 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 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 22: St John Paul II. Pope from 22 October 1978 until 2 April 2005.  

Wednesday 23: St John of Capistrano, 1386 -1456.  A Franciscan, renowned for his preaching throughout Italy.

Thursday 24: St Anthony Mary Claret. 1807 -1870. Founded the Claretians in Spain for missionary work.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will visit the sick and housebound of the Parish on the following days:

Tuesday October 22:  Moneyneena Road, Drumderg, Mulnavoo, Bancran,

Wednesday 23 October: Fivemilestraight, Ranaghan, Disert, Sixtowns Road, Tonagh, Straw, Cavanreagh, Strawmore

Monday 28 October; Moykeeran, Cahore, Campbeltown, Cordarragh, Derrynoid Road

Tuesday Morning 29 October:Magherafelt Road, Tobermore Road, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park,

Tuesday Afternoon 29 October: Drumard, Gortnaskea.

 

MISSION SUNDAY

The theme, chosen by Pope Francis, this year for Mission Sunday  is also the theme for the Missionary Month of October: 

 and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.Baptised

Pope Francis reminds us that every baptised man and woman is a mission. Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love. Mission Sunday also encourages prayers, cooperation and help for missions.

The Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to Mission Sunday Collections. The contributions given on Mission Sunday contribute to the Pontifical Mission Societies. 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 this weekend will be the Mission Sunday Collection.

 

BAPTISM

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Brenna Rose McGee, Dunmurry Road.

 

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

John Donnelly, Bancran,

Ann Toner, Nottingham.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Reece Kellly, Mallonvillas, on Friday 25 October in St Columba’s Church, Straw at 7.30 pm.

Brigid McEldowney, Fivemilestraight, on Saturday 26 October at 6.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

Rita Harkin Tobermore Road, on Sunday 27 October at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church, Straw.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Rita Harkin, Reece Kelly.

Teresa Convery, Michael Lagan,

Elizabeth Edwards, Margaret Donnelly, Mary O’Hagan, Anna McCormick,

Maureen Murray, Maggie McGillian.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME

The next DoThis In Memory Mass will be celebrated   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 Ballinascreen 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.

 

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 Church, Straw.

Saturday April 25 ~ Confirmation at

11.00  am  in St Columba’s Church Straw.

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH OFFICE

Parish Office will be closed until Monday 28 October.  Names to be included in the Parish Anniversary Mass on Friday 25 October may be emailed to the office or posted through the letter box before 1.00 pm on Thursday.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms will take place at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw on 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

Weekly Collection: £2317

Church Renovation Collection: £1364.

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.

 

ANNUAL DERRY DIOCESAN PIONEER MASS 

Annual Mass will be celebrated by Bishop McKeown on Sunday 27 October at 3.00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Ballerin, Co Derry. Refreshments served after in the nearby Errigal Hall. Everyone welcome.

 

ST MARIA GORETTI PRAYER MOVEMENT

Holy Hour Tuesday 22 October at 8.15 pm in Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayer for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church. Veneration of the relic of St Maria Goretti afterwards. Everyone 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

 

THORNHILL MINISTRIES DERRY

  • Annual Crib Festival on last weekend of November.  Do you have a crib that you would be willing to lend for their display which will bring alive the true story of Christmas?  If so, please contact Thornhill Ministries before 31 October.

  • Oasis Day: Fr Paschal McDonnell offers a gentle day’s reflection and meditation on 'Harvesting Experience's Wisdom'  Tuesday 5 November  9.30 am -  2.15pm.  Booking essential. Suggested offering £20.  (includes light lunch).  Phone 71351233 or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org  view www.thornhillministries.co.uk

 

DAY OF RENEWAL

Hosted by Omagh Charismatic Prayer Group in Mellon Hotel, Omagh on Saturday 10 November.  Registration from 9.00 am.  Mass at 3.00 pm. Speaker Fr Brendan Walsh SAC. Cost £25 includes lunch and tea.  Booking essential.

To book phone 82242092,  82243973,  07876411435 or  07596609041 or email evelynheaney@hotmail.com

 

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 RETREAT

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.

 

BOOK LAUNCH

The Graham Letters (1792-1907)

Book edited and compiled by Graham Mawhinney will be launched on Tuesday 22 October at 7.30 pm in The Shepherd's Rest.  

 A short talk by Dr Patrick Fitzgerald, titled ‘The Tullybrick Turf!’ will be followed by light refreshments. Admission by voluntary donation to Air Ambulance NI.  All are welcome.

 

SIXTOWNS CROSS COMMUNITY CENTRE

Dance Thursday 24 October at 9.00 pm.  Music by Sprig of Heather. All welcome.

 

TRÓCAIRE CONCERT

Fr Martin and Fr Eugene O'Hagan of ‘The Priests’ and Derry soprano Margaret Keys will feature along with the choir of St. Dominic’s Grammar School, Belfast in an  Autumn Gala Concert in aid of Trócaire  in Clonard Monastery Belfast on Friday 15 November at 7.30 pm.  Admission will be free by ticket with a suggested donation on the night of £10.  To reserve tickets, visit  www.eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘Trócaire Autumn Gala Concert’, or email  infoni@trocaire.org or phone 90808030.

 

COFFEE MORNING ~ THANKS

The organisers of the Coffee Morning wish to thank all who supported and sponsored it. £1120.50 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Care. Special thanks to Maurice Regan for the use of his premises, to Bernie for her hospitality and to all who baked or helped in anyway.

 

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing Programme:  

28 October ~ Flower Arranging 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm please bring a small tray, oasis block and scissors.

  • NiHSCT are recruiting volunteers to train as community walk leaders to encourage people to walk and so improve their physical and mental health. Training will be offered for all levels. If there’s enough interest a Walking Group from the Parish Hall may be organised. To register contact Olive 07887 614094, Anne 79642711 or Philomena 07886381473.

  • Gala Variety Concert on  Sunday 3 November.  Tickets now available from any committee member. Cost £12, all proceeds are in aid of Hall restoration.  

 

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Mary McKenna,  £50 Aiobhin and Blathin Murray,  £50 Mena Craig.

  • Leadon Timberframe Ulster Minor Final on today Sunday 20, Eoghan Ruadh  v Loughgeil at 1.30 pm in Ballinascreen.

All stewards requested to be at the pitch please for 12.30 pm sharp.

  • Dance on Friday 25 October in GAA Club.  Music by local band Bleed'n Cowboys . Pay at door £10. Doors will open at 9.00 pm. Dancing to late.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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