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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 17 NOVEMBER 2019

No. 1784 ~ THIRTY- THIRD 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

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

Thursday 21: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast celebrates Mary in her grace-filled life, wholly given over to the Holy Spirit.

Friday 22: St Cecilia, patron of music and musicians.

Saturday 23: St Columban, (Columbanus) abbot and missionary. Born around 543 and died at Bobbio, near Genoa, in 615.

SUNDAY MASS CHANGES

Holy Rosary Church is on schedule for re-opening on Sunday 1 December at 3.00 pm. Bishop Donal McKeown will be chief concelebrant at the Mass during which he will rededicate the church and anoint the new altar.

The reopening also provides a time for the rescheduling of Sunday Masses in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin to take place, taking into account the availability of priests in active full-time ministry in both parishes. At the centre of the changes taking place is the provision of a Sunday Mass in all churches, either on the Saturday evening or Sunday morning. This we hope to maintain for as long as possible.

Consequently, as from the weekend 7/8 December Masses in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin will be as follows:

6.00 pm V igil Holy Rosary, Draperstown

7.30 pm Vigil St Patrick’s Keenaught

9.00 am St Eugene’s Moneyneena

10.00 am St Mary’s Coolcalm

11.00 am St Patrick’s Sixtowns

12 noon St Columba’s Straw.

Over the past few months while Holy Rosary was closed for renovation, many parishioners remarked positively on the atmosphere at the other Masses, the larger congregations seeming to be an unexpected boost to a sense of an entire community at prayer. This concurs with what has been written about parishes that have reduced the number of Sunday Masses due to the fall in the number of priests. The pooling of talent and resources and the larger congregations have enlivened the worship of God and the celebration of the Eucharist. Please God this will be our experience too.

BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE

During the month of November a Book of Remembrance will be in each of the churches for parishioners to enrol the names of their deceased loved ones.

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Brónagh Murray Tirrudah Square on Sunday 24 November in St Columba’s Church Straw at 11.00 am.

DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME

Do This In Memory Mass will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena next Saturday 23 November at 6.00 pm.

The children preparing for First Holy Communion are asked to please remember to bring their blessed candle and when they arrive should bring it to the front of the Church for it to be lit during this Mass.

Candles will be returned after the Mass.

  • The theme of the Mass on 25 January will be Baptism and a photo will be requested via the schools in advance of this Mass.

DEATH

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

Elizabeth Quinn, Gortnaskea.

ANNIVERSARIES

Rose McCloskey, James McTeague,

Elizabeth McEldowney, Sarah Quinn,

Eileen Donnelly, Patsy Heron,

Seamus McKenna, Brendan Brunton.