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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 19 JANUARY 2020

No. 1794 ~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

VIGIL MASSES

Holy Rosary Draperstown 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 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

CONFESSIONS

Before the Vigil Masses

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

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

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.

  • If you are willing to become a regular Adorer in the Parish each Monday please leave your name in the Parish Office.

Adorers are needed particularly for the hour of 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm.

DEATHS

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

  • Meeting Monday January 20 following the 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church. Rosary will be offered for priests and more vocations at 7.10 pm.

  • Sincere thanks for a generous donation received for the support and education of student priests at home and abroad. All benefactors share in the Masses and prayers of the Society. Further donations gratefully accepted. Please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood for the Church of tomorrow.

ANNIVERSARIES

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.

PARISH BAPTISMS

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.

CONFIRMATION 2020

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 derrypilgrim@outlook.com

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 lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

  • ‘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 thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Pilgrimage / Retreat 24 September – 8 October. For more information or to book, please contact Thornhill Ministries, at 7135123, or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org. Website: www.thornhillministries.co.uk

AN RATH DUBH

  • Annual Moneyneena Big Breakfast on today Sunday 19 January. Breakfast served from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. All welcome.

  • St Bridget’s Cross Making Night on Friday 31 January at 8.00 pm. All welcome

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

  • Christmas Draw Winners:

1st - £100 ~ Bronagh Hughes, The Loup

2nd - £50 ~ Cliodhna McNicholl Glenelly Road

3rd - £30 ~ Mary Moran, Glenviggan,

4th - £20 ~ Meave McNally Glenelly Road.

  • Registration for new term of classes in St. Colm's High School on Tuesday 21 January. Classes will resume on Tuesday 28 January.

  • AGM in An Scioból on Sunday 19 January at 5.00 pm.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • 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.

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

  • Exercise classes for over 50’s commence Monday February 3, 10.30 am – 11.30 am. £3 per week. Classes for 6 weeks. Suitable for all abilities and chair based for the less mobile. Places must be prebooked.

  • 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.

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

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.

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