No. 1812 ~ THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
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 25: St Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor of the Church.
Tuesday 26: St Philip Neri, lived 1515 to 1595. Founded the Congregation of the Oratory to foster good preaching and to promote holiness of priestly life.
Wednesday 27: St Augustine of Cantebury.
Friday 29: Pope St Paul VI. Elected pope on 21 June 1963. He died on 6 August 1978.
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH
Holy Rosary Church is now open for private prayer from Monday to Saturday from 11.00 am until 1.00 pm and on Sundays from 3.00 pm until 5.00 pm.
Holy Hour on Monday May 25 at
3.00 pm in Holy Rosary please join in via parish webcam.
Josie McNally, Cordarragh.
Bridget Hegarty, Kathleen Simiyu, Patrick Joseph McGuigan,
Brian Donnelly, Kathleen Wilds, Siobhan Lappin.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Mary Quinn, Magherafelt,
Noel Cleary, Cookstown,
Ann McIvor Moneymore.
NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Novena continues until Sunday 31 May (Pentecost Sunday). Daily Novena prayers available on Ballinascreen Parish website.
Many thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders or have made online payments. The ‘Donate’ button on the Parish Website will hopefully soon be active. Envelopes may be returned to the Parish Office or Parochial Houses or placed in a secure box located in Holy Rosary Church.
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.
Many thanks also for the generous donations received for St Vincent de Paul and for Trócaire.
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.
WORLD DAY OF SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS
The 54th World Day of Social Communications will be celebrated today Sunday 24 May – the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.
Pope Francis has chosen to reflect on the theme of storytelling in his message this year. This morning and throughout the day, resources and video clips from around the diocese will be published on the Diocese website and its social media channels on this storytelling theme. You can follow them online at: www.derrydiocese.org/ www.facebook.com/derrydiocese twitter.com/dioceseofderry
VIRTUAL LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE
Bishop McKeown is inviting people to join him on Friday 29 May from St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry, where he will lead his second 24 hour 'virtual pilgrimage' to fast and pray, asking God:
to free us from this pandemic and to support those who are fighting it
to comfort those who have been afflicted with this pandemic; and
to ask God for the wisdom to know how to live now and in the aftermath of the pandemic.
This time of prayer and penance at home will take its shape from core elements of the 3-day Lough Derg pilgrimage.
The day will start with 6.00 am Mass, Seven Stations through the 24 hour period and conclude with 6.00 am Mass on Saturday 30 May. You can follow and participate in the pilgrimage online at www.derrydiocese.org.
A number of parishes across the diocese are participating from their own churches, and a Station from each of seven of these parishes will be live-streamed to the diocesan website (as well as their own parish website).
Full details of Mass, Station times and prayers are available at: www.derrydiocese.org/news/day-of-prayer
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 email@example.com
You may contact the office by email. These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
FAN THE FLAME MASS 2020
Thursday 4 June was to be the date for the annual Fan the Flame Mass, where we come together to celebrate all of the young people in our diocese who have received the sacrament of Confirmation and who are preparing to move to the next stage of their education. Unfortunately, that will not be possible this year. We do hope that these young people will experience the full Fan the Flame in the future as it is such a joy-filled day for all of us.
To mark the end of their primary education, Bishop McKeown will celebrate the 10.00 am Mass in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral for them on that day via the webcam. www