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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 13 SEPTEMBER 2020

No. 1828 ~ TWENTY-FOURTH 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

Monday 14: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The discovery of the True Cross is dated to 14 September 320. On 13 September 335, the churches on Calvary were dedicated and the cross that St Helena discovered was venerated there the next day. The annual commemoration of that event has been celebrated since, in praise of the redemption won for us by Christ.

Tuesday 15: Our Lady of Sorrows.Mary standing by the Cross ‘suffered intently with her only begotten Son and united herself as his Mother to his sacrifice, consenting with love to the offering of the victim who was born of her’, whom she also offered to the eternal Father.

Wednesday 16: Saints Cornelius and Cyprian.Cornelius became pope in 251 and died in exile in 253. Martyr. Patron for cattle and domestic animals. Cyprian lived 210 – 258. Bishop of Carthage, teacher and preacher. Martyred.

HOLY ROSARY CHURCH - PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Holy Rosary Church will open Monday to Thursday from 11.00 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 be open for private prayer on Sundays from 1.00 pm 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.

SEASON OF CREATION

Pope Francis has designated September 1- October 4 as Season of Creation, During this time the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi will be recited each day at Mass and we invite families to do the same at home in the evening at meal time or before bedtime. We also invite parishioners to take to the outdoors and to capture on a phone or camera an image that celebrates the Season of Creation. Please send your image to ballinascreenparish@gmail.com and we will create our own virtual response to this call to prayer and praise of God's beautiful creation of which we are a part and to which we belong.

DEATHS

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

Peter McCrory Maghera,

Francis Donnelly Magherafelt.

FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Bernard Rogers, Disert Road on Friday September 18 at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.

ANNIVERSARIES

Bernard Rogers (1st Anniversary)

Michael Bradley

Stephen McGlade

Annie Casey

Mary Bradley

Jim Noonan

Mary McEldowney

Patricia Kelly.

BAPTISMS

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

Mary-Grace Heron, The Oaks Magherafelt

Paddy James McGlade Strawmore Road,

Tillie Louise Crozier Sixtowns Road.

DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY

The 12 noon Mass today (Sunday September 13) will be offered for the deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.

PARISH COLLECTIONS

Sincere 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 Thanks also for several donations received for St Vincent de Paul. Thank you very much for your generous support.

Weekly Envelopes: Weekly envelopes for October 2020 – April 2021 are now being distributed. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box please email the Parish Office. Fr Madden also wishes to thank all those who are delivering the new envelopes.

Parish Email: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

FACE COVERINGS IN CHURCHES

Following the Irish Catholic Bishops recommendation to use face coverings at Masses and other celebrations in churches we encourage our parishioners to adopt the practice.

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