No. 1794 ~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary Draperstown 6.00 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm
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 MASSES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
Monday ~ 7.30 pm
St Columba’s Church Straw
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey
Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Telephone:79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wednesday and Friday ~ Closed
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. email@example.com
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Tuesday 21: St Agnes, martyred in Rome in early fourth century.
Wednesday 22: St Vincent. Martyred in 304 in Valencia after prolonged torture.
Friday 24: St Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Saturday 25: The Conversion of St Paul, Apostle.
VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr Madden will visit the sick and housebound of the parish as follows:
Tuesday 21 January: Moneyneena Road, Drumderg, Mulnavoo, Bancran, Fivemilestraight, Ranaghan and Disert.
Wednesday 22 January: Morning: Moykeeran, Cahore, Campbeltown, Cordarragh, Derrynoid Road, Slievegallion Drive.
Wednesday 22 January: Afternoon: Sixtowns Road, Tonagh Straw, Cavanreagh and Strawmore.
Tuesday 28 January: Tobermore Road, Magherafelt Road, Slievegallion Park, Bradley Park, Glenshane Park Drumard and Gortnaskea.
Eucharistic Adoration in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 20 January will commence after the 10.00 am Mass and will continue until 7.25 pm.
Adorers are needed particularly for the hour of 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Helena McElhennon, Desertmartin,
Seamus McGuigan, The Orchard.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
Patricia McSwiggan, Tobermore Road on Friday 24 January in St. Mary’s Coolcalm Desertmartin at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Deirdre Diamond, Moneyneena in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena on Sunday 26 January at 9.00 am.
ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY
Francis McGregor, Peter Joe O’Neill, Patrick McGlone.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Envelope Collection: £2625
Church Renovation Collection: £1698.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
Baptisms will be held on:
Saturday 1 February at 3.00 pm in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena and on
Sunday 16 February at 3.00 pm in St Columba’s Church Straw.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking.
Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS
Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church next Saturday 25 January at 6.00 pm. The theme of this Mass will be Baptism. Please remember to bring a small bottle of water to this Mass to be blessed.
Ballinascreen Parish Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday April 25 at 11.00 am in St Columba’s Church Straw.
SERVICE OF LIGHT
Service of Light for Primary 7 children will take place on Sunday 2 February (Candlemass Day) at 5.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church. All P7 children and parents are warmly invited to attend this very special service.
Note: Children from Gaelscoil na Speiríní will have a separate Service of Light with other Irish Medium Schools.
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).
LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Donal McKeown, Thursday 2 July to Tuesday 7 July 2020, cost £679 ( deposit £100 - non refundable). This includes full board accomodation and transfers in Lourdes. The Pilgrimage Office in Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ, will be open for enquiries and bookings each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. For more details please phone 71260293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PILGRIMAGE TO SICILY
7 night pilgrimage from 8 October. Accommodation in 4* Hotel Caesar Palace in Girardini Naxos. Spiritual Director will be Fr Seamus Kelly. Pilgrimage includes visits to St Lucy’s Church, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Tears, Chapel of St Agatha and Sanctuary of the Black Madonna. Cost is £985 per person.
For more details please contact Martina O’Neill on 07715490880.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
Fr Chris Ferguson will lead a Holy Hour to pray for an increase in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Diocese of Derry on Thursday 23 January at 8.00 pm in St. Eugene’s Cathedral.
All are welcome.
ST MARIA GORETTI PRAYER GROUP
Holy Hour for healing for victims of abuse and reparation for the Church in Immaculate Conception Church, Trench Road, Derry on Tuesday 21 January at 8.15 pm. All welcome.
CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE
Please return donations for their Advent Appeal to any of the Churches or to the Parish Office as soon as possible.
SCHOOL NOTICE FOR PARENTS
If your child will be starting pre-school or Primary School in September 2020, you should apply for their place online. Closing date for pre-school and Primary One applications is 12 noon on 30 January 2020. Further information at www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions
DERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
Pilgrimage for young people aged 16-18 to Medjugorje for 7 nights from 28 July-4 August. Cost is £599 and there will be a budget plan to help with this. For more details or to book please phone 71264087 or email email@example.com
‘Look Both Ways’ Monday 20 January, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm. A gentle morning to help hold with tenderness the struggles and the blessings of the past and to move into 2020. Offering: £10.
Spiritual Reading Book Club, coffee, conversation and a review of ‘A Cry is Heard’ by Jean Vanier, on Tuesday 21 January 10.30 am -11.45 am. Offering £10.
For more information please phone 71351233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimage / Retreat 24 September – 8 October. For more information or to book, please contact Thornhill Ministries, at 7135123, or email email@example.com. Website: www.thornhillministries.co.uk
AN RATH DUBH
ST BRIDGET’S CROSSES
St. Bridget s Crosses will be made in Shepherd’s Rest at 8.00 pm on Friday 31 January. This will be followed by an Irish cultural night of music, singing, story telling, dancing and craic. Musicians, singers and all are welcome.
WOMEN’S AID COLLECTION
Christmas collection raised £3420.88 and 6 trolleys of items. Many thanks to all.
BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP
1st - £100 ~ Bronagh Hughes, The Loup
2nd - £50 ~ Cliodhna McNicholl Glenelly Road
3rd - £30 ~ Mary Moran, Glenviggan,
4th - £20 ~ Meave McNally Glenelly Road.
Free mindfulness session on Tuesday 28 January at 5.30 pm, all welcome.
Free Valentine craft session for children aged 4-9 years on Tuesday 11 February at 6.30 pm. Booking essential.
Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions on Friday 10.30 am to 11.00 am for babies and toddlers. New members welcome.
Lego Club every Tuesday 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm. New members welcome.
Creative writing and poetry classes resume Tuesday 4 February from 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. £3 /week, for 8 weeks.
Phone 79627826 for details and to book.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Advice NI Clinic on Friday 7 February from 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm. Please phone 07518930318 for an appointment.
Tea Dance on 14 February. Music by Adian Taffee.
Healthy Choices Demonstration on Monday 20 February at 7.30 pm. Enjoy a light supper on a budget. Supported by the NICHI programme. To register please phone 79633200 or 07887614094.
Crochet Classes on Thursdays 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.
Sewing classes start Friday 24 January 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
Yoga Mondays 10.30 am -12 noon
Black bags for recycling may be left at hall or phone 07887614094 for collection.
Bingo on Thursday 19 March
ST COLM’S GAC
400 Club Winners: £300 Frank Kelly, £50 John Scullion, £50 Patsy Murray.
Membership 2020: Oonline membership portal is now open. All members are asked to please pay membership fee as soon as possible. See Facebook page for link.
Club Dinner Dance on Saturday 1 February in Clubhouse. Tickets now available in Heron’s Gift Shop or from any committee member.
‘Ireland Lights Up’ 2020: Top pitch will be lit up on Wednesday and Friday, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, please sign in at top gym.
The Lord has so much compassion, He involves Himself in our problems. Let us often repeat this simple prayer: Lord, I am a sinner, have mercy on me, have compassion for me.