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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 19 JULY 2020

No. 1820 ~ SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

​​SUNDAY MASSES

  • VIGIL MASS

St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm

Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)

St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm

  • SUNDAY

St Columba’s Straw: 9.00 am

St Mary’s Coolcalm: 10.00 am (Also on Desertmartin Webcam)

St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 11.00 am

Holy Rosary: 12 noon (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)

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

Wednesday 22: St Mary Magdalen. She stood by the Cross of Jesus and with two other women she discovered the empty tomb, she was granted an appearance of the Risen Lord early the same day, from which incident she has been described as ‘the apostle to the apostles.’

Thursday 23: St Bridget of Sweden, religious patron of Europe.

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.

BAPTISMS

We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:

Aaron Frankie Bradley, Dromdallagan

Michael Pio McAllister, Moorside Villas.

first anniversary

Joseph Hegarty, Gortnari.

ANNIVERSARIES

Kathleen Henry Denis Casey

Alice Kerr

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.

FRIDAY MASSES

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 this 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 on Facebook.

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 web-cam 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.

Churches will be closed when the available seats are taken. People can remain in the carpark listen to 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.

The safest place is still to remain at home. For up-to-date information view :

www.parishofballinascreen.com or

https://www.facebook.com/ParishOfBallinascreen

VOLUNTEERS

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 ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

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.

E-mail address is 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.

HOLY HOUR

No Holy Hours during July and August.

JULY MESSENGER

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: chenry@messenger.ie

DERRY YOUTH COMMUNITY

A faith-based Gap Year opportunity for young adults aged between 18 – 25, is now open for applications for the year starting September 2020. DYC offers the opportunity to live in community, to develop and be formed in faith and be involved in youth ministry in parishes. The three main aspects of DYC are: Accompaniment, Community and Encounter. If interested or would like more information, please Email: dyc@derrydiocese.org

THE NET

With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the July-August edition of ‘The Net’ will only be available on the Derry Diocesan website. It will be available again in parishes when restrictions are lifted.

For inclusion of your faith related news in future editions just Email: editorthenet15@gmail.com

Coverage in this month’s edition:

• Youth News – summer programmes, youth ministry scholarship and leadership opportunities

• Sacramental joy for Bellaghy and Limavady children

• Fan the Flame 2020

• ‘End of School Year’ Mass celebrations

• SEARCH lockdown Rosary

• Youth reporters contibutions

• Pope John Paul II youth reflections

• Derry Youth Community recruiting

• Desertmartin family share lockdown experience

• Holy Family honoured

• St Pio House, Galliagh

• Fr Columba CFR off on sabbatical

• Celebrating St Columba

• St Francis’ Men’s Prayer and Friendship Group

•Special creation brings joy in time of sadness by Jeanette Gallagher

• An Bráthair Searlas – Irish section by Fr Oliver Crilly

• Bishop Donal humbled by Community Service Award

•Parishioners share lockdown faith experience

• Bishop Donal on return to public worship

• Oliver Barrett’s faith journey

• Bishop Francis Lagan RIP

•Pope’s monthly prayer intentions

• Black Lives Matter

• Eucharistic Miracles

• Word of God for family life

• Season of Creation

• Children’s Catechism Club

• Quiz Time.

MARY'S MEALS

Mary’s Meals has shared a new film, #LoveReachesEverywhere. Watch for free and join Hollywood actor, Gerard Butler, as he meets some of the children and communities you are helping around the world through your action and prayers. https://www.facebook.com/marysmeals/videos/3074497095951758

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: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerryDiocesanYouth/

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

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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