No. 1819 ~ FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY MASSES (VIA WEBCAM ONLY)
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
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:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
FEAST OF THE WEEK
Monday 13: St Henry. Lived 973 – 1024. A just ruler, humble man of prayer and reformer of the Church.
Tuesday 14: St Camillus de Lellis. Lived 1550 – 1614. Patron of nurses, hospitals and the sick.
Wednesday 15: St Bonaventure, bishop and doctor of the Church.
Thursday 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Carmelite communities inherit the early hermits’ devotions to Elijah and his solitary prayer, and to Mary under this title of Mount Carmel.
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.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Darragh Francis Reece McKenna, Glenelly Villas
Aoibhinn Catherine Rafferty, Moyard Road
Halie Rose Bradley, Rannakeeran.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of
Henry McBride, Desertmartin
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.
You may contact the office by email. E-mail address is email@example.com These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
As it is now possible for parishioners to attend daily Mass, as and from Friday July 31, when Confirmations in Holy Rosary are completed, the 10.00 am morning Mass on a Friday will be celebrated in St Mary's Church Coolcalm and the 7.30 pm Friday evening Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church.
Both Masses will be available on webcam.
Social distancing will apply at all Masses and when all the seats are taken, others may remain in their cars and receive Holy Communion when the congregation has left the church.
VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES
Saturday Vigils and Sunday Masses for different areas of the parish will commence next weekend 18 and 19 July.
Masses will be held as follows
5.00 pm Vigil Mass in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
6.15 pm Vigil Mass in Holy Rosary Church
9.00 am Sunday Mass in St Columba’s Church, Straw
11.00 am Sunday Mass in St Patrick’s Sixtowns
12 noon Sunday Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
Church doors will open 30 minutes before Mass starts.
Because of the new guidelines re social distancing the number of parishioners that may attend each Mass is limited. Therefore each Mass, over a four week cycle, will be for certain areas of the parish.
Full details of this four week cycle will be displayed on all Church doors, on the Parish Office window and on the parish website and Facebook page by tomorrow (Monday)
It is very important to note that the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended.
Parish Mass will still be available via the webcam from Holy Rosary Church on Saturday at 6.15 pm and Sunday at 12.00 noon
Only families residing in the same household can sit together.
Mass over the external speakers or watch Mass via the webcam (Holy Rosary Church only) and receive Holy Communion once Mass is ﬁnished and the congregation have left the Church.Churches will be closed when the available seats are taken. People can remain in the car park listen to
The safest place is still to remain at home.
For up-to-date information view :
Many thanks to all who have volunteered to assist in our Churches with implementing the many new guidelines at each Mass.
More volunteers welcome.
If willing to volunteer in any of the Churches please email Ballinascreen Parish Office. E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
E-mail address is email@example.com
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.
No Holy Hours during July and August.
LOUGH DERG LAKESHORE AND ANCIENT PILGRIM PATH
Walk & Pray the Ancient Pilgrim Path with the Prior on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July. Guided Contemplative Walk begins at noon. Approx. 4hours, 12km moderate loop. Booking essential, full details are available on www.loughderg.org or Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE PLANT SALE
Sale of perennials on Friday 17 July at 6.30 pm. Great selection, all reasonably priced.
This will be held outside with a one way system in place observing social distancing requirements.
Please bring your own box to put purchases into. No admission until 6.30 pm.
Messenger Publications have stated that the monthly Messenger will be dispatched to subscribers and promoters as usual, but to help their readers through this crisis they have made the digital edition of The Messenger available free of charge . Please send your email request for an online copy of the July Messenger to: email@example.com
MATT TALBOT PRAYER SOCIETY
This Prayer Society has been created in St Eugene’s Cathedral Derry 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 Tel: 71262894 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org or private message St Eugene’s Cathedral Facebook page.
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
ONLINE YOUTH PROGRAMMES
To access a wide variety of initiatives and activities by Derry Diocesan Youth, visit:
Faith is either missionary or it is no faith at all. Faith takes us out of ourselves and toward others. Faith must be transmitted, not to convince but to offer a treasure. Let us ask the Lord to help us live our faith with open doors: a tra nsparent faith.
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.
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
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248
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)
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday email ~ email@example.com
During the current crisis Bulletins will only be available on the parish website ~ www.parishofballinascreen.com
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050