BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 2 AUGUST 2020

August 1, 2020

No. 1822 ~ EIGHTEENTH 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

 

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Tuesday 4: St John Vianney, 1786 – 1859. He had to contend with poverty, milarity service  and his own intellecutal shortcomings in order to become a priest. In 1817, he was sent to care for the people of Ars, a small obscure French village. The marvellous gift of the unlearned priest for seeing into the depths of the soul the world to Ars. From 1830 on, the curé averaged twelve to sixteen hours a day in the confessional.

Patron of priests.

Wednesday 5: The Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major

The basilica was built by Pope Sixtus lll after the Council of Ephesus (431). lt is the first church in the West named in honour of the Mother of God.

Thursday 6: The Transfuguration of the Lord. The Cross requires the exodus of Jesus, his death, Resurrection and glorification. The disciples have to realise that he must depart, just as they are now prepared for his going up to Jerusalem to die.

Friday 7: Saints Sixtus II, pope, and Companions, martyrs

Saturday 8: St Dominic, priest, 117O - 1221, a Spaniard who founded the Order of Preachers (Dominicans)

 

CONFIRMATION 2020

We congratulate and pray God’s blessing on the children from our parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation during the month of July.  Sincere thanks to the teachers, parents and their sponsors who supported the children with their preparations and also on their Confirmation day.

 

BAPTISMS

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

Calen Lucas Barrett, River Mews Moneymore,

Laney Briege McLaughlin, Woodland Grove,

Louie Ethan Moran, Rannakeeran.

 

DEATHS

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

Margaret McGuigan Moykeeran Crescent,

Mary Kidd, Inniscarn Road,

Mary Breen Cullion Road,

Clare Boyle Whitby Yorkshire, formerly from Cullion

 

ANNIVERSARIES

Joseph McAllister, 

Anya McCloskey, 

Bernard Haughey,

Bill Brennan,         

Elizabeth McCullagh,  

Mary McKernan,

Joe Hegarty,

Sarah Watson.

 

MONTH’S MIND

Michael McNally, Moydamlaght.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASSES

Parish Anniversary Masses will be held every Friday at 10.00 am in St Mary's Coolcalm  and at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.

If parishioners wish to have their loved one prayed for at these Anniversary Friday Masses, please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. 

Email address: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.

 

BISHOP McKEOWN

Bishop Donal McKeown will be the celebrant at the 7.30 pm Mass on Friday 7 August in Holy Rosary. 

 

VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES

Saturday Vigils and Sunday Masses for different areas of the parish 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.  

 

ACTION CANCER

Due to the current situation the Action Cancer Shop will remain closed until further notice. Because of the continued closure, they can no longer accept your kind donations and so ask could you kindly leave no more bags OUTSIDE the shop as they will NOT be collected. Thank you for your patience and continued support and understanding from all our volunteers, It is greatly appreciated. 

 

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.

 

PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP

Padre Pio Prayer Group for Holy Family Parish Ballymagroarty will meet on Tuesday 4 August immediately after Mass at 7.15pm.  A first-class relic will be available at the Prayer Group.  All welcome.

 

MARY'S MEALS

Annual sponsored walk across Ireland from 7-15 August. To take part, you may walk any section of the walk, or do a virtual walk closer to your home.

To find out more information or make a donation see Malin_to_Knock – SbS4MarysMeals

Mary’s Meals helps children in some of the world’s poorest countries - providing one good meal per child per day in schools, so encouraging children to attend school. Mary’s Meals currently feeds 1.6 million children daily. Just £15.90 will feed a child for a whole school year

 

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/

 

POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

#Friendship is one of life’s gifts and a grace from God. Faithful friends, who stand at our side in times of difficulty, are a reflection of the Lord’s love, His gentle and consoling presence in our lives.Men and women who pray know that hope is stronger than discouragement. They believe that love is more powerful than death, and that love will surely triumph one day, even if it be in times and ways we do not know. #Prayer

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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