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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 14 JUNE 2020

No. 1815 ~ THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

(CORPUS CHRISTI)

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

FEAST OF THE WEEK

Friday 19: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

2020 SACRED HEART NOVENA

The Sacred Heart Novena continues until Friday 19 June, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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.

DONATE OPTION ON WEBSITE

You will notice on the Parish of Ballinascreen Webpage, (https://www.parishofballinascreen.com), there is now a DONATE button. Those who do not use Sunday Envelopes or Standing Orders may like to avail of this service.

The button can be used by anyone who would like to make a one-off donation as well.

Like any online payment service, you will be asked to sign in with your name, address, telephone number, create a password and the credit or debit card number you are going to use. Once you do that you can then donate.

Many of our younger wage earners may like to use this method of supporting their parish, either weekly or monthly.

PARISH COLLECTIONS

Many thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders or have made online payments. As detailed above the Donate button is now live on the parish website. Envelopes may be returned to the Parish Office or Parochial Houses or placed in the secure box 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.

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, again for private prayer, Monday to Saturday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

HOLY HOUR

Holy Hour on Monday June 15 at 3.00 pm in Holy Rosary. Please join in via parish webcam.

ANNIVERSARIES

Hugh Heron, Bernard McGuigan, Mary McKee, Rose Devlin, Margaret Kelly, David Hegarty.

DEATHS

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

The Most Reverend Dr. Francis Lagan (Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Derry)

Michael Toner, Boveagh,

Brother Ignatius Quinn, Portsmouth and Magherafelt,

Bernadette McCullagh, Ballymena, formerly Bancran,

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 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.

KNOCK EUCHARISTIC PILGRIMAGE

Each year, the National Adoration Apostolate organises "ADOREMUS", a Eucharistic pilgrimage to Knock. This year, the pilgrimage incorporates the National Eucharistic Congress, in cooperation with the Irish Bishops' Conference. This important event takes place online, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June. You may join it using this link:

https://eucharisticadoration.ie/national-eucharistic-congress-apostolate-of-eucharistic-adoration-pilgrimage-to-knock/

This link will bring you to the programme, as well as to the live stream on 20 and 21 June.

DO LOUGH DERG FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE

During the month of June, Lough Derg is offering opportunities to have an experience of retreat and pilgrimage from wherever you are.

Online Retreat Days continue on 13 and 18 June.

From Saturday 27 – Monday 29 June people can do the Three Day Pilgrimage from afar, along with the Prior and the Lough Derg team.

To register for this historic Three Day Pilgrimage and for full details of what is happening during June go to www.loughderg.live or

Phone 00353 719861518 or email info@loughderg.org

Please, be clear that this will not be a virtual pilgrimage. It will entail the full exercises of the traditional Three Day Pilgrimage: the 24 hour vigil that has always been the heart of the matter, the three day fast, and the nine Station Prayers performed in bare feet. A few practical adjustments include Evening Prayer of the Church will be recited instead of evening Mass on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Mass will be celebrated at 6.30 am on Sunday morning only.

On Saturday 27 to Monday 29 June you may join the pilgrimage online at www.loughderg.live

By way of support, Registration Packs have been prepared. To register for free please go to https://loughderg.live/june-3-day-pilgrimage-registration/

or phone 00353 719861518.

From Tuesday 30 June, those who have undertaken the pilgrimage should please email info@loughderg.org or phone 00353 719861518 to confirm that they have completed it conscientiously and give a full postal address, so they can be issued with a memento of this historic occasion.

BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Please click the link on the parish webpage 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 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’ is only available on the Derry Diocesan website.

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

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER

My Jesus, I believe that you desire to make your home within me and that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you in my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my heart.

I embrace your love as if you were already there, and unite myself wholly to you.

Never permit me to be separated from you.

Amen.

POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

If we draw God’s mercy, forgiveness, and tenderness from the #Heart Of Jesus, then our heart too will gradually become more patient, more generous, and more merciful.

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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