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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 7 JUNE 2020

No. 1814 ~ FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

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.watchmcnmedia.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 8: St Colman. Bishop.

Tuesday 9: St Columba, abbot and missionary.

Wednesday 10: St Ephrem, deacon and doctor of the Church.

Thursday 11: St Barnabas.

Saturday 13: St Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor of the Church.

FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST (CORPUS CHRISTI)

Sunday 14 June, the Feast of Corpus Christi, would be the day when the P4 pupils who had received their First Holy Communion would celebrate their final Do This In Memory Of Me Mass in St Columba’s Church Straw. As Bishop Donal said recently, please God the time will come soon when they can receive Jesus in the Blessed Eucharist for the first time.

There is however a sacrament the children received earlier this year in preparation for their First Holy Communion and that sacrament was the Sacrament of Reconciliation or First Confession.

We invite the First Communion classes in both parishes to join, via the webcam, with the rest of their parish community on Tuesday (June 9) for a special Service of Reconciliation from Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.

In the absence of individual confession at these times, we all still need the grace of this beautiful sacrament.

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

FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Rosie Church, Sixtowns Road.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Rosie Church.

Sophia McKernan, Alice Clerkin, Angela Conville, Rosie McGuigan, Oliver Sargent , Charles McKenna, Kevin O’Hagan.

DEATH

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

John James Ryan, Carnacose Road.

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

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.

  • 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.

2020 SACRED HEART NOVENA

The Sacred Heart Novena will be from Thursday 11 June - 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 for FREE from the Sacred Heart Messenger website.

Novena prayer

Lord Jesus, you have said, ‘Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you’. I come to you in faith and trust, in love and hope. Let me know your closeness to me, and your care for me and all who are dear to me.

My intention for this Novena is dear to me, and I know that what is important to me is important to you. Hear my prayer (mention your intention);

grant what I ask, and may I always trust that in all that happens in life, you will be close to me as my friend, guide and saviour. And so, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

SACRED HEART MESSENGER

Messenger Publications are 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

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.

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 YOUTH PROGRAMMES

To access a wide variety of initiatives and activities by Derry Diocesan Youth, visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerryDiocesanYouth/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/derryyouth/

THE NET - JUNE 2020

With the Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the June edition of ‘The Net’ will only be available on the Derry Diocesan website. Coverage in this month’s edition includes:

  • Bishop Donal asks - How can we help young people renew the Church?

  • Diocesan online youth programme continues into summer

  • Special celebration for Newtownstewart Holy Communicants

  • Cappagh Youth Holy Hours

  • Drumragh family’s virtual vigil

  • JPII participants looking forward to completing Award

  • CBS Omagh keeping the faith online

  • Lumen Christi family stay connected

  • St Brigid’s College ~a beacon of light

  • St Joseph’s pupils engage in daily prayer

  • Celebrating St Columba – a Derry tradition by Ivor Doherty

  • Bridget Quigley and Nellie Kerlin stay true to their Donegal roots

  • Drumragh reflection on new ways of engaging in parish life

  • Power of The Little Flower

  • Little Saint of Lisieux as close as ever by Roseann O’Donnell

  • Lifford faithful honour Our Lady

  • Faith Story by Patricia Casey Kilrea

  • Fr Oliver Crilly launches Irish book

  • Shalom Media Award delight for Cappagh parishioner

  • Columba Community founder celebrates 80th birthday

  • Remembering Bridin McDermott

  • Sr Mary McCloskey on The Way of the Heart

  • Mystical espousal to Christ by Taryn Watkins

  • Derry’s Long Tower

  • Fr Peter McCawille on leading lives of quiet isolation

  • Grandparents and grandchildren encouraged to share stories

  • Journeying with great mysteries of our salvation – Bishop Donal

  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit

  • Our Lady of Fatima by Anne Lench

  • St Eugene’s hosts virtual Lough Derg

  • Mary O’Boyle on the Diocesan Catechetical Team

  • Online information session on Masters in Catholic School Leadership

  • Word of God for Family Life

  • Derry Diocese celebrates World Communications Day online

  • Fifth anniversary of Laudato Si

  • Columba in Song by Vera McFadden

  • Children’s Catechism Club

  • Prayer for Grandparents

  • Parish Post-its

  • Quiz Time with Lawrence

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

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Everything is interconnected: Genuine care for our own lives and our relationships with nature is inseparable from fraternit y, justice, and faithfulness to others

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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