No. 1811 ~ SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUNDAY MASSES (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
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
FEASTS OF THE WEEK
Monday 18: St John I, pope and martyr. He was the first Bishop of Rome to visit Constantinople. He died at Ravenna in 526.
Wednesday 20: St Bernardine of Siena, priest. Born in 1380. He became a Franciscan, travelled through Italy preaching with great success. He promoted devotion to the Holy Name and to St Joseph. He died in 1444.
Thursday 21: Saints Christopher Magallánes and Companions. These twenty-five priests and laymen were executed in 1927 in Mexico.
Friday 22: St Rita of Cascia. 1386 – 1457. At her canonization ceremony she was bestowed the title of Patroness of Impossible Causes.
Holy Hour on Monday May 18 at
3.00 pm in Holy Rosary please join in via parish webcam.
The priests of the parish are very grateful to the warm response given to the letter parishioners received last week detailing how the parish can be supported during the Covid 19 Pandemic, when regular weekday and Sunday Masses are suspended. Unfortunately, as stated on Parish Facebook, some families received letters, not in the name of head of household but one of the children. We are sorry for this administrative error and grateful for your understanding. During the past week many Sunday envelopes have been returned via the Parish Office and Parochial Houses. Others have taken the opportunity to establish Standing Orders with their bank or commence online payments, and when the Donate button on the parish webpage is up and running, that too will provide an opportunity for others to contribute.
Thank you very much for your generous support.
The start of the Parish Draw, which usually runs from the last Monday of May, will be delayed this year. Details on this will follow in the weeks ahead.
Many thanks also for the generous donations received for St Vincent de Paul and for Trócaire.
As couples are having to defer their wedding celebrations to later dates due to Covid19 Pandemic, Fr Madden will be in the Parish Office on Sunday, May 17 from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm to take any phone queries about upcoming weddings in 2020.
Those who have already rescheduled the date of their weddings do not need to ring.
Sean O’Hagan, Gortnari,
Michael Toner, Brackaghlislea,
Jane Duffy, Moneyneena.