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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 31 MAY 2020

No. 1813 ~ PENTECOST SUNDAY

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://site2.watchmcnmedia.tv/camera/desertmartin-desertmartin.html

BULLETIN NOTES

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 1 June: The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.

Tuesday 2:Saints Marcellinus and Peter. Roman clergy, martyred under Diocletian in 303.

Wednesday 3: Saint Kevin

Thursday 4: Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions. Twenty –two Ugandan youths martyred in 1886.

Friday 5: Saint Boniface. Lived from 673 to 754. He founded monasteries in Bavaria, including Fulda in 735.

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

On Sunday Holy Rosary Church will open at 2.00 pm for private prayer and close at 5.00 pm. It will open Monday to Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

If more parishioners offer to supervise the church it may be possible to open the church for longer. If willing to volunteer, please email ballinascreenparish@gmail.com or contact Fr Madden on 028 79628376.

HOLY HOUR

Holy Hour on Monday June 1 at 3.00 pm in Holy Rosary please join in via parish webcam.

MONTH’S MIND

Kathleen Burns, Derrynoyd Road,

Susan Moran, Iniscarn Road.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Molly McGlade.

Anna Grant, Baby Jimmy Bonnie McSorley, Patrick Kelly, Anne McCurley, Kathleen Bradley.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Molly McGlade, Mulnavoo on Friday June 5.

DEATHS

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

Gemma McLaughlin, Maghera,

Gabrielle Kelly, Donegal.

PARISH BAPTISMS

Though baptism ceremonies are not yet permitted Fr Madden would like to get an idea of the number of parents who are looking forward to having their children baptised. Please email details and contact information to ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

PENTECOST 2020

The boys and girls who are awaiting their Confirmation will be remembered at the 12 noon Mass in Holy Rosary today, Pentecost Sunday 31 May. Their names will be read out at this Mass.

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY

The 10.00 am Mass on Tuesday June 2 will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diuocesan Society. This Mass will be broadcast from St Mary’s Coolcalm.

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 Mass in Saint Eugene’s Cathedral for them at 10.00 am on Thursday June 4 via the webcam. www.steugenescathedral.com/

webcam.html

HOLY SPIRIT NOVENA

Novena concludes today, Pentecost Sunday. Novena prayers available on Ballinascreen Parish website.

PARISH COLLECTIONS

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 will be delayed this year.

  • Many thanks also for the generous donations received for St Vincent de Paul and for Trócaire.

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. E mail 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 this link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.

PADRE PIO MASS

Padre Pio Mass every MONDAY at 7.30 pm in Longtower Church Derry. You are invited to take part from home and join in the prayers of this Mass during this pandemic.

ONLINE YOUTH COURSE

Calling all young people 15-18 years from Derry Diocese! An online meeting / course, for 8 weeks, starts tonight Sunday May 31 at 7.00 pm. It will have some craic, games and quizzes but an opportunity will also be provided to explore some big questions about faith with the help of a programme called Alpha.

Alpha Youth explores the Christian Faith and answers some pretty big questions. Each Sunday evening as part of the meeting a video will be viewed followed by a discussion.

For more information please email lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org or yvonne.rooney@derrydiocese.org

2020 SACRED HEART NOVENA

The Sacred Heart Novena is held for the nine days leading up to the Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is always celebrated nineteen days after Pentecost. This year the Novena will be from Thursday 11 June until Friday 19 June. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is considered a symbol of "God's boundless and passionate love for humanity". Many have found comfort and solace praying the Novena, and this year we have particular reason as a community, a nation and a global people to find strength, patience and reassurance in God’s love for us.

The 2020 Novena is available to download from the Sacred Heart Messenger website FREE.

NOTE: The Novena is also available as a pull-out supplement in the June Messenger.

SACRED HEART MESSENGER

Messenger Publications are now offering a free online copy of the June edition of The Messenger,

To access it, visit https://issuu.com/messengerpublications/docs/messenger_june_v11.3_low_res

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

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Classroom Assistant at Gaelscoil na Speirini. 15 hours per week. Closing date 9 June 2020.

Please visit Education Authority Website for more details.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Resources are available on the Derry Diocesan Cathtical 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 to view a range of resources suitable for primary school children, secondary school pupils and young people.

THE NET

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

KNOCKNAGIN HALL COMMITTEE

  • Thanks to those who donated material and elastic for face masks. 280 face masks and 20 scrub-bags have been made to date. Thanks also to the ladies who knitted little hats for new born babies, these were donated to Antrim Area Hospital.

  • Volunteers are continuing to support those who are shielding and those who require assistance with shopping, prescription collection etc Contact: Seamus O’Hagan - 077880816392, Gerard Walls - 79631744, Kathleen Mallon - 07764277809, Micheal Higgins - 07795563365, Monica Walls - 07594061178. If feeling lonely, worried, afraid, need to talk or need support, please call Olive - 077887614094 and you will be sign posted to professional advice.

  • Remember the Take Five Actions: Connect with someone;

Be active - have a short walk;

Take notice of changes around you;

Keep learning – take up a new hobby Give- Show kindnesses.

Try to include these in your daily routines. Keep well and stay safe!

  • Please be aware of scammers who are active through the internet, emails and phone calls. Keep doors and property secure at all times. Help to protect yourselves and your families.

  • Black Bags, with clothes for recycling, may still be left outside the Parish Hall.

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

The Holy Spirit makes us take flight, opens up the wonderful destiny for which we were born, and nourishes us with living hope. Let us ask Him to come to us, and He will draw near.

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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