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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