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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 12 APRIL 2020

No. 1806 ~ EASTER DAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION

EASTER MASSES

  • HOLY SATURDAY ~ APRIL 11

7.30 pm Easter Vigil Mass: Holy Rosary Church

10.00 pm Full Easter Vigil: St Eugene’s Cathedral Derry via the Cathedral webcam

  • EASTER SUNDAY ~ APRIL 12

10.00 am Mass: St Mary’s Coolcalm

12 noon Mass: Holy Rosary Draperstown

DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK

Holy Rosary Church: Monday, Wednesday and Friday ~ 10.00 am

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm: Tuesday and Thursday ~ 10.00 am Friday ~ 7.30 pm

NEXT WEEKEND MASS TIMES (18 & 19 APRIL)

VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm

SUNDAY

St Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am

Holy Rosary: 12 noon

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish webcam: www.parishofballinascreen.com

All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the parish/diocesan/mcnmedia link

BULLETIN NOTES

EASTER 2020

The priests of the parish wish everyone the Blessings of Easter. This year we celebrate the victory of Christ over death as the world struggles with the COVID 19 pandemic. Current events remind us how much hope is a dimension of our faith. May this hope that the resurrection of Jesus offers us bring much needed hope and light to each of us and into our world.

Christ is risen,

He is truly risen!

HOLY HOUR

Monday at 3.00 pm in Holy Rosary please join via parish webcam.

DEATHS

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

Tony McCormack, Fivemile Straight,

Gertrude Steadman, Ballinderry,

Helen McAlister, Belfast,

Con Larkin, England,

Nellie Carlin, Canada.

MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Eamon McGovern, Bancran, on Saturday 11 April,

Josie Cushenan, Glenelly Villas, on Friday April 17.

ANNIVERSARIES

Clare O'Kane, Gary Manning, Kieran McCullagh, Nuala O'Kane, Joseph Conway, Mary Kelly, Susan Kennedy.

COMMUNITY VIGILANCE

During the week an attempted burglary on the home of a parishioner was thwarted when, mercifully, the intruder was distracted by a passer-by who noticed something amiss.

The police were called but the intruder made off on a motor bike.

Please make sure your home and property are secure at all times and that those live on their own are well protected. In the midst of this pandemic, there are those who would exploit the vulnerable.

When you are out for your daily walk, keep an eye out for those who live alone and if you see anything amiss, please call the police and report it.

LOURDES DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 2020

After consultation with the tour operator, and having reviewed the present situation in Lourdes and the continuing closure of the Sanctuary, the Diocesan Pilgrimage administration team has decided that the Derry Pilgrimage scheduled to travel at the start of July will not take place. Please God, it can be rescheduled for summer 2021. Any deposits or payments made already will either be refunded or may be used as deposits in whole or part for 2021 in accordance with the wishes of the individual pilgrims. This may take some time as the Pilgrimage Office is currently closed in accordance with Diocesan directives.

All youth deposits will be refunded, as rescheduling does not appear to be an option for the youth scheduled to travel at the moment.

We very much regret the necessity of this very unusual step but believe we have reached a stage where no other course of action is possible.

The Diocesan Pilgrimage administration team hope that all their past and aspiring pilgrims, their families and friends stay safe and well at this difficult time and entrust all to the care of Our Lady of Lourdes,

ONLINE RESOURCES

Resources are available on the Derry Diocesan Cathtical website to help families, young people and children to celebrate Easter and to continue to engage with their Faith Formation during this time of the Covid -19 pandemic. Please log on to www.catecheticalcentre.org

Primary School Resources

https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/primary-school-resources/

Post Primary School Resources

https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/post-primary-school-resources/

YouthResources

https://catecheticalcentre.org/category/youth-resources/

THE NET

The April 2020 edition of ‘The Net’, the monthly publication sharing the fruits of the faith in parishes and schools within the Diocese of Derry, marks its fifth anniversary.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the April edition will be available only on the Diocesan website at this stage. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted.

Coverage in April’s edition includes:

  • Ballinascreen Remembrance Service;

  • Comforting thoughts and prayers shared from around the Diocese

  • Diocesan Youth Ministry team’s online programme;