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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 15 MARCH 2020

No. 1802 ~ THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

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 6.00 pm

Wednesday, Thursday ~ 10.00 am (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)

Friday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)

ST EUGENE’S MONEYNEENA

Tuesday ~ 9.00 am

ST PATRICK’S SIXTOWNS

Tuesday ~ 11.00 am

ST COLUMBA'S STRAW

Tuesday ~ 12 noon

CONFESSIONS

Before the Vigil Masses and following the 10.00 am Saturday Mass in St Eugene’s Moneyneena.

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 webcam. A link is available on the front page of the parish website:

www.parishofballinascreen.com

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Tuesday 17: St Patrick, Bishop, Principal Patron of Ireland.

This is a holyday of obligation. Masses for the holyday are:

HOLYDAY MASSES

Monday 16 March ~ Vigil Masses

Holy Rosary ~ 6.00 pm (Mass in English and Irish)

St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm

Tuesday 17 March

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

Wednesday 18: St Cyril of Jerusalem. Lived 315 – 386. Bishop of Jerusalem.

Thursday 19: St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration will be held in Holy Rosary Church on Monday 16 March. Adoration will start after 10.00 am Mass and finish at 5.00 pm. Mass at 6.00 pm

COVID – 19 PRECAUTIONS

Please take a copy of the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter and current Parish Information regarding Coronavirus (Covid 19) home with you. Available in all Church porches.

DEATHS

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

Josie Cushenan, Glenelly Villas,

Mary Kerlin, Claudy.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Bridie Elmslie Belfast and Sixtowns, on Sunday 15 March in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 11.00 am

Willie Murray, Glengomna on Sunday 15 March in St Columba’s Church Straw at 12 noon.

Sadie Glasgow, Gortnari on Sunday 22 March in St Patrick’s Church Sixtowns at 11.00 am.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mary McBride, Alice Jo O’Neill,

Anna McGuigan, Peter McGuigan,

James Murray.

BAPTISMS

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

Brendan Patrick Brunton, Mulnavoo Road

Daithi Christy Cleal, Mullinderg.

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection: £2319

Church Renovation Collection: £1350.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES

Parish records for organising the distribution of the new boxes of weekly envelopes are being currently updated.

If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box or if you have changed your address during the past year please advise the Parish Office as soon as possible. We ask that all wage earners please consider contributing to the parish by having their own personal box of envelopes.

PARISH BAPTISMS

Baptisms on Saturday 4 April in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary, which may be viewed on Parish Webcam, will be 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 Fridays (exception when this 10.00 am Mass is cancelled)

LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE

Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, led by Bishop Donal McKeown from Thursday 2 July to Tuesday 7 July 2020, cost £679. This includes full board accomodation and transfers in Lourdes. Pilgrimage Office in Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 164 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6UJ, is open for enquiries and bookings Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. For details phone 71260293 or email: derrypilgrim@outlook.com

HEALING SERVICE

Healing Service in Franciscan Friary Rossnowlagh Co Donegal on Sunday 5 April. Bus will leav Draperstown at 9.00 am. Other pick up points may be arranged.Cost £30, included dinner in The Abbey Hotel. To book please phone Damian on 07864821027.

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN

Lenten Boxes are now available in all Church porches. Please take one home and support this annual appeal to help people living in developing countries.

RADIO MARIA IRELAND

This Irish-run Catholic talk-radio station provides prayer, catechesis, uplifting music, talks, interviews and testimonies – all commercial free. Listen to Radio Maria via TV on Saorview - Channel 210 or Freeview - Channel 826. Free app ‘Radio Maria Ireland’ may be downloaded. Streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via phone – get live radio feed by telephoning 0035314373277 (no extra charges apply). You are invited to join their growing faith family.

FUNDRAISING EVENT

Pilgrimage to Lourdes fundraising event in Tirgan Hall Moneymore from 10.00 am - 1.00 pm on Sunday 22 March.

Homemade bakes, tea and coffee and raffle. Event hosted by Orla O’Neill, Dearbhail O’Neill, Chloe McGuigan, Caoimhe Kelly and Sara Kelly.

ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Draw Winners ~ Week 2

1st £60 ~ Mary McGuigan, Drumard Road,

2nd £30 ~Katie McGuigan, Dunlogan Road,

3rd £20 ~ Sian McWilliams Dromdallagan.

DROMANTINE LENTEN DAYS OF RECOLLECTION

  • ‘Remember – you’re worth it!’ led by Fr. John Gallagher SMA on Saturday 28 March from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Cost £25 includes lunch.

  • Holy Week Retreat: Wednesday 8 – Easter Sunday 12 April The SMA Community invites you to join in reflectively celebrating the Easter Triduum, beginning with the Seder Meal. Cost £260. To book phone SMA Retreat Centre, Dromanitine on 30821964

WORKSHOPS DROMANTINE 2020

Please check church notice boards for details of various workshops being held in Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre in 2020, led by Fr Hugh Lagan, SMA.

THORNHILL MINISTRIES

Praying Lent: Be part of a praying community this Lent. Led Meditation, Exposition, Mid-Day Prayer and Lenten soup! Thursdays 10.30 am-12.45 pm Suggested donation £10.

The Two Popes: A relaxed, yet insightful morning exploring the film The Two Popes with Fr Paschal McDonnell. Cuppa in hand and eye on the screen! All welcome! Monday 16 March from 10.30am-12.45 pm. Suggested Donation: £10

Let’s Talk Music: Those who serve our faith communities through music can come together and explore their ministry’s challenges, questions, joys and good practice on Saturday 21 March 10.00 am-11.30 am Suggested donation £5.

To book or for more information, phone 71351233 or email thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org.

MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, in Partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers this post graduate degree that is dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. The next intake will be Autumn 2020. For more information, please contact the Catechetical Centre on 71264087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

BALLINASCREEN TRADITIONAL MUSIC GROUP

  • Monthly Session in An Scioból on 20 March. Juniors 8.00 pm - 9.00 pm followed by Open House.

  • Singing class in An Scioból on Saturday 21 March from 10am - 11am

  • Set dancing in An Scioból Thursdays 8.30 pm – 10.00 pm. All welcome.

QUB CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY

Evening of classical music to celebrate the arrival of its new Wells-Kennedy Pipe Organ Friday 20 March at 7.30 pm. Performers include organist Niall Leonard, Queen’s Chamber Choir and soloists from St Malachy’s College. Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of the Organ Fund. . Everyone welcome.

GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ

Temporary Classroom Assistant position in Gaelscoil na Speiríní, 15 hours per week. Please contact School Principal 79628445.

ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN

  • Crochet classes Thursdays 7pm – 9 pm.

  • Sewing classes Fridays 6.30 pm – 9pm.

  • AcroBats Gymnastics on Saturdays.

  • Chair based exercises to help improve joint movement and muscle tone. Wednesday 18 March 10.30 am -11.30 am, suitable for all. £2 per person.

  • Easter Tea Dance on Tuesday 14 April, music by Micheal Mawhinney.

  • Art Monday 16 March 7.30 pm –9.00 pm

  • Jiving Classes commence 21 April with Conor and Mairead ~ 5 weeks cost £25.00

  • Bingo Night Thursday 19 March.

  • Black Bags may be left at Parish Hall or phone 07887614094 for collection.

  • To register for any of the above classes phone Anne on 79642711 or Teeni on 79633200 or Olive on 07887614 094.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

  • Digital citizen event on The Cloud on Friday 27 March 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm.

  • Lego Club Tuesdays 5.00 – 6.30 pm.

  • Free Rhythm and Rhyme sessions every Friday 10.30 am- 11.00 am.

  • Easter Crafts now on Tuesday 31 March at 6.00 pm and Friday 3 April at 3.30 pm. If your child has been signed up for the Easter Crafts on 7 April please call to the library and choose one of the above new dates for your child.

ST COLM’S GAC

  • 400 Club Winners: £300 Patricia Higgins, £50 Bridie Kearney £50 Oliveen Marron.

  • Club Shop open on Fridays from 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm.

DERRY DIOCESE

LENTEN PRAYER

Loving Father, to prepare for His mission of proclaiming Your kingdom to the world Your Son Jesus was guided by Your Holy Spirit to the quiet of the desert.

In these Lenten days, I pray that I will be guided by that same Spirit, to a place of renewal in my heart and mind, so that I will seek opportunities for daily personal prayer, personal sacrifices and acts of kindness.

With Your help, may I too be truly prepared to share in the story of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Your Son, our Lord.

Amen

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

#Prayer is an expression of our need to respond to God’s love, which always precedes and sustains us. Christians pray in the knowledge that, although unworthy, we are still loved.

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