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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 1 NOVEMBER 2020

No. 1835 ~ FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

​​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

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

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

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

31 Sixtowns 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)

SVP HELPLINE

Helpline telephone number: 07710838050

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 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.


PLENARY INDULGENCE

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.