No. 1835 ~ FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm
Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)
St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm
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
Holy Rosary Church:
Monday 7.30 am and 12 noon BY WEBCAM OINLY
Wednesday ~ 10.00 am
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
St Mary’s Church Coolcalm:
Monday 10.00 am and 7.30 pm BY WEBCAM ONLY
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
PARISH CONTACT DETAILS
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
31 Sixtowns Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248
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)
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday email@example.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 2: Feast of All Souls.
Tuesday 3: St Malachy, bishop.
Wednesday 4: St Charles Borromeo, bishop.
Thursday 5: St Martin de Porres.
Friday 6: All The Saints of Ireland.
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS
Today, Sunday 1st November at 3.00 pm in cathedrals and churches all over Ireland, including Holy Rosary Church and St Mary’s Coolcalm, there will be Services of Remembrance for all who have died. Due to the huge number of people who would usually attend these services, they are available on the webcams only.
MONDAY ~ ALL SOULS’ DAY
All Souls’ Day, November 2, is a day when parishioners come to Mass to pray for their loved ones who have died. In Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parishes there will be four Masses on Monday November 2 at the following times:
Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown: 7.30 am and 12 noon
St Mary's, Coolcalm: 10.00 am and 7.30 pm.
These four Masses will only be available on the respective parish webcam, as it simply would not be possible to facilitate the huge numbers who would wish to attend. The names of those who have died in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin, since All Souls’ Day 2019, will be read out at these Masses.
This year, due to present circumstances arising from the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic, the period during which Plenary Indulgences can be gained for the Faithful Departed is extended to the entire month of November.
The Plenary Indulgence to be gained on 2 November, Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, by those who reverently visit a church or oratory and recite there the “Our Father” and “Creed”, may be transferred, not only to the preceding or following Sunday or to the day of the Solemnity of All Saints, but also to another day of the month of November, freely chosen by each member of the faithful. This means it is not necessary to visit a church on All Souls’ Day to obtain the indulgence for the Faithful Departed. Any day in November will suffice.
Also, as instructed by Pope Francis, earlier in the year during Lent, so as to avoid crowded gatherings in sacred places – we can still gain the Plenary Indulgence if – united in spirit with all the other faithful, shunning sin completely and intending to fulfil the customary conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father) as soon as possible – we recite, before an image of Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mary, prayers for the departed – for example Evening Prayer or Vespers of the Office for the Dead, the Holy Rosary, the Crown of Divine Mercy, other prayers for beloved deceased relatives – or spend time meditating on one of the Gospel passages proposed by the Liturgy of the Dead or perform a work of mercy, offering to God the pains and labours of our own lives.
ONLINE BOOK OF REMEMBERANCE
Parishioners from Ballinascreen and Desertmartin who wish to have the name(s) of their departed loved one(s) included in an online Book of Remembrance are invited to send the name(s) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If unable to access email please leave the name(s) you wish to have included in the online Book of Remembrance into Ballinascreen Parish Office. This online Book of Remembrance will be regularly updated during November and will be available to view on the Ballinascreen Parish website. https://www.parishofballinascreen.com
All names included in this online Book of Remembrance will be remembered at a special Mass later in November. More details later.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Teresa Kelly, Magherafelt Road,
Terence McKay, Longfield,
Agnes Gray, Belfast,
Charlie Canning, Drumsurn
Elizabeth Quinn (1st Anniversary)
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Elizabeth Quinn, Gortnaskea, on Friday 6 November in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Ùna Siobhan Glass, Moneyneena Road,
Charlie John Hegarty, Whitewater Court,
Lana Kennedy, Ranaghan Road,
Lochlan Kennedy, Ranaghan Road,
Joseph Lagan-McKenna, Rannakeeran.
DERRY DIOCESAN SOCIETY
The 10.00 am Mass on Wednesday Novemberr 4 in Holy Rosary will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society.
LOUGH DERG NOVEMBER MEMORIAL SERVICE
Memorial Service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors, live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo on Sunday 22 November at 7.00 pm www.churchservices.tv/pettigo
To enrol a departed loved one please email: email@example.com or phone 00353 71 9861518 or write to
Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal F94 YC60.
RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES FOR NOVEMBER
A short booklet for families has been created to highlight the month of November as a time to remember and pray for our dearly departed. It marks out the feast days, provides a family prayer service and instructions to prepare a sacred space in the home. We hope it may bring comfort, solace and the light of Christ to many people during November. It can be downloaded at this link: LINK TO BOOKLET
The Catechetical Centre have also created a range of prayer resources for families to use during November. There is also a 'World Drawing God Day', to engage children in creative drawing. Drawings may be shared online and you can take an online tour of the Drawing God Museum. To view all available resources please visit www.catecheticalcentre.org
PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES
Holy Rosary Church will open for private prayer at the following times:
Monday: 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 11.00am - 6.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.00 pm
Sunday: 1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Parishioners are asked to please sanitize their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitize the candle lighter if used. Upon entering the church for Private Prayer please lift one of the yellow cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated. Thank you.
FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH'S MIND 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that only members of a family, whose loved one is being prayed for, attend the Friday Anniversary Mass in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. This will ensure that there is sufficient space for those who are remembering a Month’s Mind, First Anniversary and other anniversaries.
These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
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. You can also access the Parish Donation web page by clicking here: DONATE
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 which is greatly appreciated.
DIOCESAN MASS FOR DECEASED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The Annual Mass for deceased children and young people will be celebrated in St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Sunday 8 November, at 7.00 pm. You can join this Mass live on the St Eugene’s Cathedral webcam. If you would like to have a child or young person remembered at this Mass, please email their name to: email@example.com or telephone 7126 4087.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN YOU FOSTER?
Could you give a home to a vulnerable child? Fostering is about giving them a safe, secure place to live for a few weeks, months or even years. Barnardo’s Fostering NI seeks foster carers. Placements can be: long-term, short-term, emergency, short breaks and parent and child together. You must be over 21 and have a spare bedroom in your home. Foster carers are offered a fostering fee and allowances; and given training and support. For details phone 90652288 or view www.barnardos.org.uk/foster
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
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 two week cycle for November and December are detailed in this Bulletin (below) 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 :
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.
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