BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 10 MAY 2020

May 8, 2020

No. 1810 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

SUNDAY MASSES (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)

  • VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary:                            6.00 pm

  • SUNDAY

St Mary’s Coolcalm:               10.00 am

Holy Rosary:                           12 noon

 

DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)

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

 

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/ballinascreen-parish-1

All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/desertmartin-parish

BULLETIN NOTES

 

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 13: Our Lady of Fatima. 

The apparitions to the three children of Fatima began on 13 May 1917, in the final apparition on 13 October 1917 the ‘Lady’ identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary and called for prayer and conversion.

Thursday 14: St Matthias, apostle.

 

HOLY HOUR

Holy Hour on Monday May 11 at

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

 

CEMETERY SUNDAY

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, Cemetery Sunday in both Desertmartin and Ballinascreen Parishes has been deferred to a later date. 

There will be NO Cemetery Sunday in Desertmartin at the end of this month.

 

DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Susan Moran, Iniscarn.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

Jane Duffy, Moneyneena Road, on Friday May 15.

 

FIRST ANNIVERSARIES

Seamus Kelly, Sixtowns Road,  

Susan Toner, Brackalislea.

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Francis McGurk, Elizabeth Henry.

 

PADRE PIO MASS

A Padre Pio Mass will be celebrated every Wednesday at 7.30 pm in Longtower Church Derry while this pandemic lasts. You are invited to take part from home and join in the prayers of this Mass during this pandemic.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Resources are available on the Derry Diocesan Catechtical website to help families, young people and children to continue to engage with their Faith Formation during this time. 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/

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

 

PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASSES

If parishioners in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin wish to have their loved one prayed for at the 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary and the 7.30 pm Mass in Coolcam every Friday, you MUST email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week.  

Email address is ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

You may contact the office by email. These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.

 

BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Please click the link on the parish webpage parishofballinascreen.com for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group or click HERE

 

PARISH BAPTISMS

In accordance with the Government statement and guidelines issued by Bishop McKeown there will be no baptisms until further notice. Baptisms will resume as soon as possible, but we ask parents not to be anxious.

It is customary nowadays for children to be baptised many weeks and months after they are born.

Parents can bless their children with the Sign of the Cross morning and evening and recite the

Guardian Angel Prayer for them:

 

Angel of God
My guardian dear
To whom God’s love
Commits me here
Ever this day
Be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide.   

Amen.

 

THE MESSENGER

Messenger Publications are offering a free online copy of the May edition (and possibly further editions) of The Messenger, given that it is impossible to distribute the paper copy in the usual manner.  To access the May edition, visit: https://issuu.com/messengerpublications/docs/05_messenger_may_2020

Even if you do not normally receive The Messenger, you are welcome to access this link.  If you have any difficulty accessing the link or if you have any further queries please email c.henry@messenger.ie  

 

THE NET ~ MAY 2020

With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the May edition of ‘The Net’ will only be available on the Diocesan website. However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted.

For inclusion of your faith news in future editions just email: editorthenet15@gmail.com

Coverage in this month’s edition includes:

  • Diocesan Catechetical team keeping focus on faith

  • Online prayer important link with parish community by Fr Colum Clerkin

  • Bellaghy blessed with amazing music ministry by Mgr Andy Dolan

  • Schools maintaining spiritual support for pupils

  • Bishop Donal on staying prayerful and open to God’s promptings

  • Maghera reflection time source of comfort

  • Ministry in Lockdown by Fr Eddie Gallagher

  • Youth Ministry online

  • Tribute to late Fr John McNamara OCD

  • Surviving lockdown by Lizzie Rea

  • Drawing God feature

  • Building ‘new normal’ centred on Christ by Davog McCaffrey

  • Parishes celebrate Divine Mercy

  • Sr Clare Crockett’s family overwhelmed by depth of devotion

  • Faughanvale reflection on Fatima

  • Internet services in Ardstraw East

  • Culmore parishioner, Michelle Burns shares faith story

  • Parish Post-its

  • Irish Page by Fr Oliver Crilly

  • Fr Gerard Mongan reflects on Our Lady’s last recorded words

  • A Word of God for Your Family Life by Fr Johnny Doherty CSsR

  • Derry couple enjoy golden years after Marriage Encounter enrichment

  • Children’s Catechism Club

  • Maytime contemplation in lockdown

  • Boats that sailed by Vera McFadden

  • Trocaire Feature

  • Quiz Time with Lawrence.

 

STRESS CONTROL ONLINE

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class.

‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively.

You can find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVRme6oWZT2hsCYaSergGw    

Due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions. 

Each session will play twice a day (at 2.00 pm and repeated at 8.30 pm) for two consecutive days beginning on Monday 11 May.

The sessions will be led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, To take part:

  1. Go to https://stresscontrol.org/ In the Free zone’ learn more about the classes and find the other dates for the classes

  2. If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.

  3. On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control 2020’ link to access their YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times.

If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available.

You can also follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_BKErJ_jlSQHKFtHPCRmEctDtcNCCowB

  1. The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes with a 10-minute break in the middle.

  2. Each session is one piece of the jigsaw. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress. This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial to practice the skills you learn between sessions.

POPE FRANCIS@ PONTIFEX

In the midst of isolation when we are suffering from a lack of tenderness and chances to meet up, and we experience the loss of so many things, let us once again listen to the proclamation that saves us:

Christ is risen and is living by our side

 

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.

PARISH 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                  Phone: (028)79628248

email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Please note that due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic the Parish Office may only be contacted by email or phone (message may be left)

 

BULLETIN NOTICES

All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday email ~ ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

During the current crisis Bulletins will only be available on the parish website  ~ www.parishofballinascreen.com

 

SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number:  07710838050

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