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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 23 AUGUST 2020

No. 1825 ~ TWENTY FIRST 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 and Wednesday ~ 10.00 am Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 10.00 am

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

NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN

Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Bulletins are presently only available online at www.parishofballinascreen.com

A printed copy is displayed in front porch of Holy Rosary Church.

FFEASTS OF THE WEEK

Monday 24: St Bartholomew, apostle. Patron of plasterers, tanners and leather workers.

Thursday 27: St Monica. Lived 332 – 387. She converted her pagan husband, Patricius to the faith, and by her prayers and tears brought her son St Augustine to Christianity and a moral life. Patron saint of mothers.

Friday 28: St Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church. Lived 354 – 430. Bishop of Hippo, where he lived with a community until his death. His theological influence has been most significant in the Church, especially on the understanding of God’s grace. Patron of theologians.

Saturday 29: The Passion of St John the Baptist.

FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCHES

At this time, the government has not made mandatory the wearing of face coverings at services of worship.

However, following recent consultations with public health authorities, the leaders of the four main churches in Ireland decided to recommend and encourage the use of face coverings at Masses and other liturgical celebrations, from Sunday 30 August 2020.

While many individuals may decide to wear face coverings in church, it is important to remember that some people are exempted from the wearing of face coverings, even in situations which would otherwise be mandatory, as outlined in this online information which is available at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-face-coverings

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DEATH

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

Marie Groogan, Drumderg Cottages.

FIRST ANNIVERSARIES

John Convery Gortnari

Joseph Duffy Cavanreagh Road.

ANNIVERSARY

Eddie Stewart,St Patrick's Street.

BAPTISMS

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

Tommy Hegarty Tonagh Road,

Thomas Patrick O'Kane Sixtowns Road,

Lily Anna Quinn Dunmurry Road.

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.

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.

Because of the guidelines re social distancing the number of parishioners that may attend each Mass is limited. Full details of the new two week cycle are detailed in this Bulletin and on all Church doors, the Parish Office window and on the parish website and Facebook page. 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. It is very important to note that the Sunday Obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended.

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 stewards, who are free to attend each week, not necessarily every morning, but who can commit to a particular morning are needed for Holy Rosary Church. If willing to volunteer please contact Fr Madden or email Ballinascreen Parish Office. E-mail address is ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

READERS FOR MORNING MASS

Anyone free to read at morning Masses in Holy Rosary Church are also asked to please contact Fr Madden or email Ballinascreen Parish Office

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 when attending any parish 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.

THE NET

The July-August edition of ‘The Net’ is only 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 please email: editorthenet15@gmail.com

GROWTH IN PRAYER AND REFLECTIVE LIVING

Applications are now being accepted for this one-year programme from those who want a closer relationship with God. Living out faith isn't easy against the backdrop of our fast-paced, noisy and instantaneous culture. This course aims to give you the tools and space to become attuned to God's voice in the midst of the clamour.

Taking place over 30 Monday evenings from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm by Zoom, starting Monday 14 September.

When circumstances permit, the option to take part in the Drumalis Centre will also be available.

For more details please phone 28276455 or 28272196 (Monday - Friday 9.00am – 5.00 pm) or email maura@drumalis.co.uk

Details are also available on the Drumalis website http://www.drumalis.co.uk

MESSENGER PUBLICATIONS

Messenger Publications have many books now available to order online at www.messenger.ie

Books available include:

Theology and Ecology in Dialogue,

Sacred Space, The Prayerbook,

Spirituality and the Senses

Many books for Advent and on Ignatian Spirituality are also listed on their website.

DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

Library will re-open to the public on Tuesday 1 September.

Opening hours are:

Tuesdays 2.00 pm - 8.00 pm. Fridays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm.

Saturdays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm.

SACRED HEART MESSENGER

The digital version of the September Messenger will be the last issue to be offered free of charge to non-subscribers. From October onwards, the digital edition will only be available to subscribers. A digital subscription costs just €15 per year and we hope you will decide to subscribe if you are not currently a subscriber. The September issue can be viewed on https://issuu.com/messengerpublications/docs/messenger_september

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

Amid so many passing things, the Lord wants to remind us of what will remain forever: love, because “God is love”.

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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028 79628248

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