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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 8 DECEMBER 2019

No. 1787 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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 Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am

St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am

St Columba’s Straw 12 noon

DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Monday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Tuesday – 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

PARISH WEBCAM

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:

www.parishofballinascreen.com

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 9: As the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) is a Sunday it is moved to Monday 9 December and is not a holy day of obligation this year.

Friday 13: St Lucy, virgin and martyr.

Saturday 14: St John of the Cross.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 9 December, will commence after the 10.00 am Mass. Adoration will finish with 7.30pm Mass.

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Due to the large number of sick and housebound in Ballinascreen Parish,

Fr Madden will make his Advent Visits on the following days:

Monday 9 December: Moneyneena Road, Drumderg, Mulnavoo, Bancran,

Tuesday 10 December:Fivemilestraight, Ranaghan, Disert, Sixtowns Road, Tonagh Straw, Cavanreagh,The Orchard, Strawmore,

Wednesday 11 December: Moykeeran, Cahore, Campbeltown, Slievegallion Drive,Cordarragh, Derrynoid Road,

Monday 16 December: Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Slievegallion Park, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park, Drumard, Gortnaskea.

PARISH CAROL SERVICE

Annual Parish Christmas Carol Service will be held next Sunday 15 December in St Columba’s Church Straw at 6.00 pm.

The Carol Service will include the presentation of gifts for distribution by the St Vincent de Paul local conference.

Parishioners are invited to please bring a non-perishable food item as their gift for presentation during the Carol Service.

All welcome.

SPECIAL SVP COLLECTION

Annual Christmas Collection will be taken up following all Masses next weekend 14 and 15 December. Your support for the vital work of the Conference in our parish will be greatly appreciated, especially at this time of year which can be difficult for some families in our local community.

RECONCILIATION SERVICES

Reconciliation Services for Advent in

Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday December 18 at 7.30 pm and in

St Patrick’s Church Keenaught on Sunday December 22 at 5.00 pm.

Further details next week

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Many thanks to all who attended last Sunday's reopening of Holy Rosary Church, especially the Parish Choir who sang beautifully for the occasion.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES