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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 5 JULY 2020

No. 1818 ~ FOURTEENTH 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 (LIMITED SEATING)

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

Monday 6: St Maria Goretti.

Wednesday 8: St Kilian, bishop and martyr

Thursday 9: Saints Augustine Zhao Rang and Companions.

Saturday 11: St Benedict. Born 480, died 547. After living as a hermit at Subiaco, founded the monastery of Monte Cassino. Named patron of Europe in 1964.

DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of

Michael McNally, Moydamlaght,

Francis Donnelly, Ballynease.

ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Irene Magee.

Cyril Harkin, Gerry Madden, Art McNamee, James McNally,

James Anthony Toner.

PRIVATE PRAYER TIME HOLY ROSARY CHURCH

Holy Rosary Church will be open for private prayer this week ONLY on Tuesday and Thursday from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm.

WEEKDAY MASSES

Since Monday June 29 Mass may be celebrated in churches with a limited number of people, depending on social distancing, therefore some seats are available at morning Mass in Holy Rosary Church Draperstown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.00 am and in St Mary’s Church Coolcalm on Tuesday and Thursday at 10.00 am.

Masses will still be available on the webcam for the majority of parishioners.

However, it is still safer to remain at home and follow Mass on the webcam. This certainly applies to the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions.

Parishioners who wish to attend the 10.00 am Mass are asked to come early and to take directions from the ushers, who will giude you to your seat. It will not be possible to sit wherever you like and social distancing must be maintained.

Please do not genuflect, bow your head in reverence instead.

There will be no kneeling during Mass, only sitting or standing.

Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass and on the hand only. Parishioners must go to communion when instructed to do so and will leave the church by the nearest exit. You cannot come back in to the church.

If the limit of seats is reached, parishioners are asked to sit in their cars and follow Mass, if they can, on the webcam. When those seated have left the church, those who have remained in their cars are welcome to enter the church to receive Holy Communion. They will sanitise their hands and leave as directed.

We thank you, for your cooperation as these new guidelines are implemented.

VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES

Sunday Masses including Saturday Vigils will remain on the webcam for now.

As a greater number of people attend Mass at the weekend than on a weekday, greater attention must be paid to how we can facilitate this larger number safely.

It is very important to note that the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass has been removed.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

A large body of volunteers is needed to implement the many new guidelines. As we hope to open each church in the parish for weekend Masses, as soon as possible, volunteers will be needed for each church.

Dates and times of meetings for volunteers will be posted on Facebook etc….

READERS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Mindful that some Readers of the Word of God and Eucharistic Ministers may not be available to offer their services at this time, those who can are asked to please email the Parish Office as soon as possible giving name, address, and telephone number and the church they usually attend. Thank you.

Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

PARISH BAPTISMS

Thank you to the parents who have sent their details to the Parish Office. Fr Madden would like any other 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 - Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

PARISH COLLECTIONS

Many thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders, have made online payments or used the ‘Donate’ button on the Parish Website.

Envelopes may be returned to the Parish Office or Parochial Houses or placed in a secure box located in Holy Rosary Church when attending morning Mass.

Thank you very much for your generous support.

Thanks also for donations received for St Vincent de Paul.

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: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.

Ballinascreen: https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

Desertmartin: https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

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