BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 26 JANUARY 2020

January 22, 2020

No. 1795 ~ THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD

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 -  10.00 am and 7.30 pm

Tuesaday  ~ Friday 10.00 am

 

St Eugene's Church Moneyneena

Wednesday ~ 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 28: St Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church. He is patron of schools, universities, students and booksellers.

Friday 31: St John Bosco. Priest. Founder of the Salesians. Patron saint of youth and Catholic publishers.

Saturday 1: St Brigid, abbess, secondary patron of Ireland.

 

VISITATION OF SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

Fr Madden will continue to visit the sick and housebound of the parish as follows:           

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 27 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:

Paul McCloskey, Draperstown,

John Donnelly, Ballinascreen Fold,

Seamus McGuigan, The Orchard,

Helena McElhennon, Desertmartin.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Gerard McEldowney, Strawmore on Sunday 2 February in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Deirdre Diamond Moneyneena, on Sunday 26 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 9.00am,

Brian McGurk Cloane on Wednesday 29 January in St Eugene’s Church Moneyneena at 7.30pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries: Brian McGurk     Deridre Diamond

Patrick Groogan, Packy McSorley,

Breige Rogers, Rose Bradley, Frank Hagan

Mary Margaret McGillian ,

Margaret McCallion , Michael McKenna.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £2095

Church Renovation Collection: £1410.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

ST BRIGID’S CROSSES

St Brigid’s Crosses will be blessed at all Masses next weekend, 1 and 2 February.

 

CANDLEMAS DAY

Candles may be purchased from David O’Kane Newsagents, St Patrick’s Street.

Candles will be blessed at all Masses on Sunday February 2, including those ordered in O’Kane’s. Candles ordered in O’Kane’s may be collected from there once blessed on February 2.     

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH DRAW

January Draw will be held on Monday January 27.  Results will be printed in next week’s Bulletin.

 

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.

 

CONFIRMATION 2020

Ballinascreen Parish Confirmation will be celebrated on Saturday April 25  at 11.00  am  in St Columba’s Church Straw.

 

BAPTISM

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

Anna Mae McCullagh, Bradley Park.

 

SERVICE OF LIGHT

Service of Light for Primary 7 children will take place next 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).

 

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY

The Society acknowledges with sincere thanks  generous donations 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.

 

A NIGHT OF HOPE

A Night of Hope will be held next Sunday 2 February at 7.00 pm in St. Mary's Church Bellaghy. Artists include St. Mary's Youth Choir, The Ward Sisters,The Gribbin Girls, Oonagh Clarke, The Robinsons Sisters, Justin McGurk, Fiddler Adam, Michael Mawhinney and Cloughfin Pipe Band. There will also be two mental health guest speakers.

Admission ~ voluntary donation.

All proceeds will go to S.T.E.P.S, Community Rescue Services and Mental Health charities. All welcome.   

 

CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY

Catholic Youth Ministry Ireland (CYMI) invites young adults aged 18+ to join them for a faith event at Knock Shrine on Saturday 7 March.   

The event will involve workshops, fellowship, worship and various speakers.  It is hoped to provide transport for those who would like to attend, from the diocese. CYMI is a national network that, amongst its work, shares responsibility for nourishing the faith of youth and young adults.   For more details about 7 March event or to register your attendance, please contact Yvonne in Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre:  phone 71264087 or email yvonne.rooney@derrydiocese.org  

 

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.

 

CHILDREN IN CROSSFIRE

Please return donations for their Advent Appeal  to the Parish Office as soon as possible.  Thank you.

 

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 

 

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

 

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

Singing classes resume in An Scioból on Saturday 1 February 10.00 am to 11.00 am.

 

AN RATH DUBH

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. 

 

BALLINASCREEN EARLY YEARS

A few free funded places are still available for pre-school children from September 2020 to June 2021. To avail please register online before end of January 2020. Contact Ballinascreen Early Years on 79627303  for more information. Places also available for children 2 years and 10 months from September 2020.

 

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.

  • AcroBats Gymnastics on Saturdays for various ages, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm.

  • 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 Fridays 6.30pm – 9 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 Ada-Rose McGlone, £50 Adrian McCoy, £50 Maureen Quinn.

  • Membership 2020: Online 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 available in Heron’s Gift Shop or online via Club’s Facebook page.

 

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