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BALLINASCREEN PARISH BULLETIN - 30 AUGUST 2020

No. 1826 ~ TWENTY-SECOND 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.

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Thursday 3 September: St Gregory the Great. Lived 540 – 604. Patron of musicians.

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH - PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Now that Confirmations and First Holy Communion Masses have been celebrated in Holy Rosary Church, new opening times for daily private prayer are announced this week. Holy Rosary Church will open Monday to Thursday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm and on Friday and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (this is to allow the sanitising of the church in preparation for evening Masses). The Church will remain open after Mass on a Sunday until 6.00 pm. Parishioners are asked to please sanitise their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitise the candle lighter if used. Upon entering the church for Private Prayer please lift one of the yellow coloured cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2020

Congratulations to all the children of the parish who celebrated First Holy Communion over the past fortnight in Ballinascreen. The ceremonies were beautiful in their simplicity and with the focus being solely on receiving Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for the first time, this year’s First Holy Communion Masses were unforgettable experiences. Many thanks to the Principals, Primary 4 teachers in all the schools and the Ballinascreen 'Do This In Memory Of Me Parents’ Team for their commitment to the children and to the parish programme of evangelisation.

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FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCHES

Following the Irish Catholic Bishops recommendation to use face coverings at Masses and other celebrations in churches, from weekend Saturday 29 / Sunday 30 August 2020, we encourage our parishioners to adopt the practice. Many people attending Mass in our parishes already wear a mask but from this weekend we appeal to all who attend Mass to do so.

DEATHS

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

Colette Bennett nee Murray, Balbriggan and Campbelltown,

Baby Patrick and Baby Olivia Bradley Cordarragh Heights,

Seamus McMullan England.

ANNIVERSARIES

Francis McAuley,

Seamus Mulligan,

Seamus O'Kane,

Marian Foley,

Rose Celine Cleary,

Hugh Donnelly,

Francis McCloskey,

Mary Crossett,

Danny Mullan.

BAPTISMS

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

Grace Anne Mieles Glenelly Villas,

Erin Lara Brunton Mulinderg,

James Patrick Diamond Ranaghan Road,

Donnacha James McGillian Bancran Road.

WEDDING

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Conor McEldowney and Mairead Woods who were married last weekend in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY

The 10.00 am Mass in Holy Rosary on Wednesday 2 September will be offered for the intentions of the living members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

VOLUNTEERS

Many thanks to all who have already volunteered to assist as stewards in all our Churches 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 email Ballinascreen Parish Office or contact Fr Madden. Parish Office Email Address: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

SEASON OF CREATION

Pope Francis established 1 September as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. The Season of Creation, is marked throughout the Christian world from 1 September to 4 October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi) and celebrates the joy of creation as well as encouraging awareness-raising initiatives to protect the natural environment.

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.

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