BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 22 MARCH 2020

March 19, 2020

 No. 1803 ~ FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

 

 

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

(VIA WEBCAM ONLY)

VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary Draperstown             6.00 pm

SUNDAY

Holy Rosary Draperstown            11.00 am

 

DAILY MASSES FOR THIS WEEK (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Monday – Thursday ~   10.00 am

Friday ~ 10.00 am and 7.30 pm

 

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

 

FEAST OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 25: The Annunciation of the Lord. Giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God’s grace.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Due to COVID-19 precautions there will be no Eucharistic Adoration until further notice.

 

COVID – 19 PRECAUTIONS

The Bishop’s Pastoral Letter and current Parish Information regarding Coronavirus (Covid 19) are available in all Church porches and on Ballinascreen Parish website.

 

FUNERAL MASSES

In accordance with the most recent guidelines re Coronavirus issued by Bishop Donal McKeown all FUNERAL MASSES will be limited to FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS ONLY.

If parishioners so wish, funerals may be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church so that the Funeral Mass may be viewed live via Holy Rosary Webcam. It is very important over the next few weeks and months that we respect the scientific and medical advice not to shake hands.

 

FAMILY ROSARY

We encourage families to pray the Family Rosary each evening. Please click on the link on the Home Page of this Website for instructions on how to say the Rosary and for the Mysteries of The Rosary..  

 

RESOURCES

The following  new useful resources are now on the home page of www.catholicbishops.ie

  1. Masses available via broadcast, online and parish radio.

  2. Prayer Resources for use during the coronavirus pandemic.

  3. Care for one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

  4. RTE will now broadcast daily Mass at 10.30 am from Letterkenny Cathedral for those who do not have access to the internet.

 

DEATHS

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

Patricia McKee, Fivemilestraight,

Eamon McGovern, Bancran Road.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversaries:

Francis Donnelly, Maire Gormley

Angela O’Keeney, Baby Freya Rose McSorley, Mary Hegarty,

Ann McKenna Baby Jack Molloy,

John Trolan, Siobhan Lappin,

Brian Quinn, Mary Kerr.

 

BAPTISM

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

Senan Óg McKenna, Rannakeeran.

 

LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS

Weekly Envelope Collection:£920

Church Renovation Collection: £1015.

Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

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

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic baptisms will remain for now at the usual times and places but only parents and Godparents may attend.

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

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS

If parishioners in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin wish to have their loved one prayed for at the 10.00 am and 7.30 pm Masses in Holy Rosary on a Friday you MUST give their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. You may contact the office by phone, email or by calling in. These Masses from the Holy Rosary. may be viewed on Ballinascreen Parish webcam.

 

PARISH DRAW

The March Draw will be held on Monday March 30.  All returns to the Parish Office please before Thursday 26 March.

 

TRÓCAIRE LENTEN CAMPAIGN

Lenten Boxes are 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.

 

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.

 

MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS 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.

 

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

Prayers for our protection

The Irish Catholic Bishops have asked for prayers for those affected by the Coronavirus.  Placing all our trust in the Lord, and asking Our Lady to intercede for us, the bishops invite everyone to pray these prayers:

 

EXTRACT FROM SAINT PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

 

MEMORARE    

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you,

O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer.  Amen.

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