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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 9 AUGUST 2020

No. 1823 ~ NINETEENTH 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

Mass arrangements for The Feast of The Assumption and Sunday 16 August will be as follows:

FEAST OF ASSUMPTION

Saturday 15 August is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. There is no obligation to attend Mass for the feast this year.

The Vigil Mass will be celebrated in Holy Rosary on Friday August 14 at 7.30 pm and only those whose family anniversaries are being remembered that evening should attend.

PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday morning, 15 August, Mass will be available by webcam only and will be celebrated at 10.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm and at 12 noon in Holy Rosary Draperstown.

The Saturday evening Vigil Masses on August 15 will continue as usual and attendance at these will follow the new two weekly schedule which will be published on Monday, August 10.

We thank everyone for their good will and cautious approach to Mass attendance. It has allowed the stewards to gain confidence in guiding parishioners to designated seating areas.

BULLETIN NOTES

FFEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 10: St Lawrence, died 258,. Patron Saint of the poor and of cooks.

Tuesday 11: St Clare, virgin, born at Assisi in 1193, died 1253. She followed St Francis in his life of poverty and was founder of the Poor Clares. She led an austere life, abounding in works of piety and charity.

Friday 14: St Maximillian Kolbe, priest and martyr. Born 1894, died 1941. A Conveentual Franciscan who worked in the apostolate of the press in Poland and Japan and died in Auschwitz.

Saturday 15: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

BAPTISM

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

Grace Farren, Elmwood Close.

DEATH

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

Anne Hegarty, Derry.

ANNIVERSARIES

Anna McEldowney,

John Campbell,

Trevor Campbell,

Patrick McKernan,

Larry Mulligan,

James O'Hagan,

Gerry Clerkin,

Seamus Thayaparan.

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

We were delighted to welcome Bishop Donal McKeown to Ballinascreen on 7 August. Bishop McKeown celebrated our Friday evening Parish Anniversary Mass. The Mass has been recorded and is available to watch via this link: https://www.churchservices.tv/draperstown/archive/recordings/O1xkQvM3afycRde

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. However families residing in the same household may sit together.

The current four week cycle (below) finishes this weekend and will be replaced by a new 2 week cycle starting next weekend (15 and 16 August).

Full details of the new two week cycle will be displayed tomorrow (Monday) on all Church doors, on the Parish Office window and on the parish website and Facebook page.

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.