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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 21 JUNE 2020

No. 1816 ~ TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

BULLETIN NOTES

FEAST OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 24: The Nativity of St John the Baptist. We rejoice at his coming, a man of self-denial, integrity of life and purpose and an uncompromising prophetic voice.

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.

HOLY HOUR

Holy Hour on Monday June 22 at

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

FIRST ANNIVERSARIES

Paddy O’Kane White Water Court,

Charlie O’Hagan, High Street.

ANNIVERSARIES

Mary B Cuskeran, John McWilliams, Annie McShane, Peter Leyden, Teresa Brennan, Dessie Manning and Sophia Conway.

DEATHS

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

Pat Donnelly Portstewart, formerly Magherafelt Road

Colm O’Kane England formerly Drumderg.

PARISH BAPTISMS

Though baptism ceremonies are not yet permitted Fr Madden would like parents who are looking forward to having their children baptised to please email details, including your baby’s date of birth and your contact information to ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

REOPENING OF CHURCHES

Following the announcement that a decision will be made on Thursday next by the Northern Executive about the opening or not of places of worship on Monday June 29, plans are being prepared to put in place the detailed procedures for the safe reopening of churches for public worship that the Irish Episcopal Conference has proposed. No church may open for Mass if these health and safety measures are not in place. Updates on the parish website and Facebook will keep parishioners informed over these next couple of weeks.

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 is now 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. Email address is ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

You may contact the office by email. These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.

MATT TALBOT PRAYER SOCIETY

Praying for those suffering from Addiction

On Friday, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St Eugene’s Cathedral launched the Matt Talbot Prayer Society. This Prayer Society has been created to pray for people who are suffering from any form of addiction, to pray for those recovering from addiction, and to pray for all those affected by addiction, especially family members. As we know addiction takes many forms from alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, to other less acknowledged addictions.

To join the Matt Talbot Prayer Society, you are invited to enrol the name of the person to be prayed for and the addiction from which we are praying that they will be freed.

Those enrolled will be prayed for specifically every day by members of the Matt Talbot Prayer Society.

Mass will be offered for those enrolled on the first Monday of every month in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, at 7.30 pm.

You will also receive an enrolment card to enable you to join in the prayer. To enrol someone in the Matt Talbot Prayer Society please phone St Eugene’s Cathedral 71262894 or email steugenes@btconnect.com or private message St Eugene’s Cathedral Facebook page.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY (SJYPS) KNOCK PILGRIMAGE

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine will be a Virtual pilgrimage on Sunday 28 June. It will include Holy Rosary at 2.30 pm, Holy Mass at 3.00 pm followed by Benediction. The ceremonies will be streamed live on the Knock website www.knockshrine.ie

- SJYPS ~ 125th ANNIVERSARY

This year, the Society celebrates its 125th Anniversary of its founding by Olivia Mary Taaffe in 1895.

The Society has recently launched a new website: www.stjosephsyoungpriestssociety.ie

Since 1895, the Society has assisted the education of thousands of men to the Priesthood. For example over the last 10 years through the generosity of members and benefactors it has assisted, both prayerfully and financially, 1,449 ordinations to priesthood globally.

Prayers for vocations to the priesthood and Religious Life have never been more necessary so members and benefactors are asked to keep up their efforts in this regard.

Bishop McKeown wishes to congratulate the faithful members of SJYP, past and present, on their 125th Anniversary and acknowledges the ongoing good work of the SJYP members in parishes across the country and in our own diocese. Their steady, prayerful and financial support is invaluable to the diocese.

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.

SACRED HEART MESSENGER