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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 11 APRIL 2021

No.1858 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY


​​SUNDAY MASSES

‘NOTE: TOWNLAND ROTA - DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BULLETIN’

Vigil Masses

St Eugene’s Moneyneena 5.00 pm

Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm

St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm

Sunday

St Columba’s Straw 9.00 am

St Mary’s Coolcalm 10.00 am

St Patrick’s Sixtowns 11.00 am

Holy Rosary: 12 noon

DAILY MASS TIMES

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


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


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

Tuesday 13: St Martin I, pope and martyr.


DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK

Monday 12 - Friday 16 April

  • Monday 12 April: 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Draperstown

  • Tuesday 13 April: 11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm

  • Wednesday 14 April: 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Draperstown

  • Thursday 15 April: 11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm

  • Friday 16 April: Parish Anniversary Mass at 11.00 am in St Mary’s Coolcalm. Parish Anniversary Mass at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary.


PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH’S MIND MASSES

If parishioners wish to have their loved one prayed for at any Anniversary Friday Mass, you MUST please email their name to Ballinascreen Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week.

Email address is: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

Health and Safety Notice re Friday Annniveresary Masses

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 should ensure that there is sufficient space for those who are remembering a Month’s Mind or any other anniversary, as seating is limited and cannot be exceeded.

The Anniversary Mass will be available on the parish webcam.

Holy Communion will be distributed at the door of the Church once the congregation has left.

Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.


DIVINE MERCY ONLINE

There is a link to the Novena Prayers on Parish Facebook. Also available at this link: divinemercy.life/the-divine-mercy-novena/


DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of Jack Wright Rosegarron Road Desertmartin.


MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Cassie Toner, Straw, Friday April 16 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.

Noel McKenna, Derrynoyd, Friday April 16 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.


FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Jane Duffy, Moneyneena, Friday April 16 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.


ANNIVERSARIES

Clare O'Kane,

Gary Manning,

Joseph Conway,

Mary Kelly,

Susan Kennedy.


TRÓCAIRE DONATIONS

We have been requested by Derry Diocesan Office to make our parishioners aware of how donations to Trócaire may be made at this time:

  • Donations may be placed in an envelope marked Trócaire and returned with your normal weekly envelope.

  • You may transfer your donation directly, if so their bank details are: Sorting Code: 93.80.92 Account No: 8822 7020

  • Donate button on Trócaire website

  • Cheques may be posted to Trócaire, 50-52 King Street, Belfast, BT16AD

The Trócaire freephone number is 0800 9121200, if you need more details.


CONFIRMATIONS AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS 2021

Bishop McKeown has deferred all First Holy Communion Masses until September and Confirmation Ceremonies may be provisionally arranged for June, though he will review this in May to decide whether, in the light of the Covid 19 statistics at that time, they can take place. Nevertheless, despite this uncertainty we want to provide the parish with the relevant dates for these ceremonies in the hope that they will not be changed.

  • First Penance will take place in schools on the following days:

St Mary's P.S. - Thursday morning 29 May;

Gaelscoil Na Speirini - Wednesday afternoon May 5;

St Eoghan's P.S. - Thursday morning May 6;

St Columba's P.S. - Tuesday afternoon May 11.

  • Confirmations

St Mary's P.S. - Thursday June 10 at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary,

Gaeil Scoil na Speirini - Friday June 11 at 5.00 pm Holy Rosary,

St Columba's P.S. Straw - Thursday June 17 at 6.00 pm in Holy Rosary,

St Eoghan' s P.S. - Friday June 25 at 5.00 pm in St Eugene's Moneyneena.

  • First Holy Communions

Gael Scoil Na Speirini - Saturday September 18 at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary,

St Eoghan's P.S. - Saturday September 25 at 11.00 am in St Eugene's Moneyneena,

St Mary's P.S. - Saturday October 2 at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary,

St Columba's Straw - Saturday October 16 at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary.


PARISH COLLECTIONS

Sincere thanks to all who have returned parish envelopes, established standing orders, made online payments or used the ‘Donate’ button on Parish Website. Envelopes may be returned at any parish Mass, to Parish Office or any Parochial House.

Thank you for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.


SVP DONATIONS

Many thanks for many generous donations. To make a donation please place it in an envelope and mark it SVP. All donations appreciated


YEAR OF ST JOSEPH

We invite you to come to the Shrine of St Joseph in Holy Rosary Church and to place written petitions to St Joseph in the box provided. Please do not put money in your petition envelopes as all petitions will be burned unopened.


PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Churches are open for Private Prayer: If attending for Private Prayer in any of our Churches we ask you to observe the following:

  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival

  • Prior to leaving the Church please use the materials provided to sanitise the seat where you sat. Thank you.


POPE FRANCIS@PONTIFEX

The Lord calls us to cooperate in the construction of history, becoming, together with Him, peacemakers and witnesses of hope in a future of salvation and resurrection.


SUNDAY VIGIL & SUNDAY MASS TIMES IN BALLINASCREEN FOR APRIL & MAY

TOWNLAND ROTA


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