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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 10 JANUARY 2021

No. 1845 ~ THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

​​SUNDAY MASSES

  • VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm (WEBCAM ONLY)

  • SUNDAY


St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10.00 am (WEBCAM ONLY)

Holy Rosary: 12 noon (WEBCAM ONLY)

DAILY MASS TIMES (WEBCAM ONLY)

Holy Rosary Church:

Monday and Wednesday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11.00 am

Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm NB Wednesday Mass is via webcam only.


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 on 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:


FEAST OF THE WEEK

Friday 15: St Ita, virgin.

DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK (Monday 11 - Friday 15 January) - (WEBCAM ONLY)

Daily Mass will be celebrated as follows:

Holy Rosary Church:

Monday and Wednesday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ Parish Anniversary Mass 7.30 pm.

St Mary’s Coolcalm:

Tuesday and Thursday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ Parish Anniversary Mass 11.00 am.


HOLY HOUR ~ MONDAY

Holy Hour on Monday from 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm in Holy Rosary Church. Due to the new Covid restrictions this Holy Hour, like all Masses, will ONLY be available via the parish webcam.


PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

In line with current regulations, Holy Rosary Church will close during all Masses and devotions but will open this week for Private Prayer as follows:

Monday: 12 noon – 2.30 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday:12 noon 4.00 pm

Sunday: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.


HEALTH NOTICE:

Upon entering Holy Rosary Church for Private Prayer, parishioners are reminded that it is vitally important that after sanitising hands, they lift one of the yellow cards and leave it on the seat where they sat. These seats will be later cleaned in line with current regulations. Thank you.


CRIB IMAGES

Thank you to the many parishioners who submitted images of their cribs at home. These images have been compiled into a short video presentation which may be viiewed by clicking the link below:

https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/


ANNIVERSARIES

Eileen Bradley,

Mary O'Connor,

Agnes Murray,

Michael McCullagh,

Frank Kelly,

Kevin Kelly,

Patrick Toner.


DEATHS

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of

Donaugh McCallion.Moykeeran,

Michael McDade Longfield.


BAPTISMS

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

Daire Joseph McGlade, Carnamoney Lane,

Felix-Se Patrick Smith Derrynoyd Road.


FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH'S MIND MASSES

Parish Anniversary Masses will be held every Friday and presently will only be available via the respective parish webcam. 11.00 am in St Mary's Coolcalm and 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


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. 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

Thank you very much for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.


SVP DONATIONS

Many thanks for the many generous donations for SVP. If you wish to make a donation please place it in an envelope and mark it SVP. This envelope may be left in the Parish Office or given to any of the priests of the parish. All donations are very much appreciated.


VOCATIONS

Is the One who “baptized you with the Holy Spirit” asking you to consider a call to serve as a priest, a deacon or in the consecrated life? Speak to your local priest or your Diocesan Vocation’s Director, or email the National Vocations Office on info@vocations.ie


SCHOOL NOTICE FOR PARENTS

If your child will be starting pre-school or Primary School in September 2021, you should apply for their place online from 12 noon on 7 January 2021.

Closing date for pre-school and Primary One applications is 12 noon on 29 January 2021.

Further details are available at www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions


SMOKING CESSATION SERVICE

Thinking of giving up smoking for 2021?

Free smoking cessation service available at O'Kane’s Pharmacy.

Please phone 028 79628209 for more information.


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.

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.

MEMORARE

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