No.1858 ~ SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
‘NOTE: TOWNLAND ROTA - DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS BULLETIN’
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 5.00 pm
Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm
St Patrick’s Keenaught 7.30 pm
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:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live on 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
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
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
On the noticeboard inside the front porch of Holy Rosary Church.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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