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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 27 OCTOBER 2019

No. 1781 ~ THIRTIETH 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 Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

Thursday ~ 6.00 pm

St Columba’s Church Straw

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

Saturday ~ 10.00 am

St Patrick Sixtowns

Friday and Saturday ~ 11.00 am

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 28: St Simon and St Jude,

Friday 1 November: Feast of All Saints. This is a holy day of obligation. Masses for the holy day are as follows:

VIGIL MASSES ON THURSDAY FOR FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s Keenaught ~ 7.30 pm.

MASSES ON FRIDAY FOR FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 10.00 am

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 11.00 am

St Columba’s Straw ~ 7.30 pm

Saturday 2 November: All Souls’ Day. All Souls’ Day is not a holy day but is a day of solemn remembrance and prayer for all the faithful departed.

MASSES ON SATURDAY FOR ALL SOULS’ DAY

St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am

St Columba’s Straw ~10.00 am

St Patrick’s Sixtowns ~ 11.00 am

St Eugene’s Moneyneena ~ 6.00 pm

St Patrick’s Keenaught ~ 7.30 pm.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will continue to visit the sick and housebound on the following days:

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.

MASS FOR DECEASED PARISHIONERS

The Annual Parish Mass for the deceased parishioners will take place on Friday 15 November at 7.30 pm in St Columba’s Church, Straw. The names of all who have died in Ballinascreen or were buried or waked in our parish since last year’s Annual Requiem Mass, will be read out at this Mass.

SPECIAL BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE

A Book of Remembrance will be placed in each of the churches in the parish for parishioners to enrol the names of their deceased loved ones. These books will remain in place for the month of November.

D.D.S. MASS

The 11.00 am Mass on Sunday 3 Novemebr in St Columba’s Church Straw will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

DEATH

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

Brónagh Murray, Tirruadh Square.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

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.

Peter Rodgers Drumderg Road, in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Wednesday October 30 at 7.30 pm.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries: Brigid McEldowney, Peter Rodgers.

John Doyle, Eithine Bradley, Annie McKernan, Gertrude Coyle, Maureen McCullagh, Mary McKenna.

BAPTISMS

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

Olivia Rose Hegarty, Whitewater Court,

Caolan Francis Peter Devlin, Cloane Road.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Emer McGuigan and Cathal Quinn who were married recently in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME

Do This In Memory Mass will be next 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.

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

Draw for October will be held on TUESDAY October 29. All returns should be made to the Parish Office please before 3.00 pm on Monday October 28.

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: £2004

Mission Sunday Collection: £2331.

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. These names will also be read out at the 10.00 am Mass on Friday mornings (exception when this 10.00 am Mass is cancelled).

DERRY DIOCESAN PIONEER MASS

Annual Mass will be celebrated by Bishop McKeown today, 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.

COFFEE MORNING ~ THANKS

The staff and pupils of St Colm’s wish to express their heartfelt gratitude to the community for their generous support for the recent Coffee Morning. A special word of thanks to all their sponsors. £2100 was raised for S.T.E.P.S. and Macmillan.

THORNHILL MINISTRIES DERRY

  • 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).

  • Spiritual Reading Book Club: For anyone interested in spiritual-religious writings. Members will reviews books and stay in touch with current issues and theology.November Book is 'A Cry is Heard’ by John Vanier. Copies available to buy. New members welcome! Club meets on Tuesday 19 November 10.30 am-11.45 am. Suggested offering £5.00.

For more details please phone 71351233 or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org or visit 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,or 07876411435 or 07596609041 or email evelynheaney@hotmail.com

DRAPERSTOWN AFTERSCHOOL CLUB

Free up your Friday! Spaces available on Fridays only. Caring, safe and fun environment for children of primary school age.Collections from schools in the Parish, snacks and help with homework provided. For further information, please contact Marion or Deborah on 79629224 or Workspace on 79628113.

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Apple Tart Making class, 12 noon – 2.00 pm on Tuesday 29 October. Cost £5 everything supplied. Booking essential.

  • Gentle exercise class, also suitable for those with limited mobility. Monday 4 November, 10.30 am – 11.30 am for 4 weeks. £3 / week.Booking essential. Phone 79628113 to book.

  • Christmas Craft Fair and Art Sale of handmade local crafts. Edenbane Art selling original paintings at budgets to suit all. Friday 8 November 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm and Saturday 9 November 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Festive refreshments served. Free admission.

SEWING CLASSES ~ MONEYNEENA

Sewing classes recommence in An Rath Dubh on Mondays 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm starting on November 4. New members welcome. To register or to find out more about the classes please message Michelle on 07902673685. Spaces may be limited, so will be given on a ‘first come’ basis.

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE

Macmillan Cancer Care are running low on syringe driver bags. If you can spare an hour to help this great cause please come to a sewing night in An Rath Dubh on Tuesday 29 October between 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Please bring your sewing machine, cutting board, cutters and any spare fabric you may have. Limited sewing machines will be available. If you can’t sew, you are still welcome as cutters will be needed. All help will be greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Pauline 079474952560 or Amanda 07880874738.

RNIB

Are you or someone you know blind or partially sighted and keen to get into paid employment? RNIB has secured funding to provide a range of tailored one to one support, training and paid work placement for six blind or partially sighted people to be supported into employment. To qualify one must be of working age and currently unemployed. Places are extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come basis. For more details please contact Anne Cahill 90334103 or 07845499482 or email Anne.Cahill@rnib.org.uk or view rnib.org.uk/eyeworktoo

TRÓCAIRE CONCERT

Fr Martin and Fr Eugene O'Hagan of ‘The Priests’ and Derry soprano Margaret Keys will feature with the choir of St. Dominic’s Grammar School, Belfast in a 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.

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

During this missionary month, the Lord is also calling you: He is asking you to be a gift wherever you are, just as you are, with everyone around you. Courage! The Lord expects great things from you!

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