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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 11 OCTOBER 2020

No. 1832 ~ TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

​​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 and Wednesday ~ 10.00 am Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm: 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

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

Thursday 15: St Teresa of Avila, virgin and doctor of the Church.

Saturday 17: St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr. .

PARISH OCTOBER DEVOTIONS

Devotions in Holy Rosary Church on today, Sunday October 11, at 5.00 pm. Parishioners welcome. Devotions will also be broadcast on our parish webcam.


MONTH OF THE ROSARY

October is the month of the Rosary and during this month we are invited to recite the Rosary as a family prayer in the home. Click HERE to view the Mysteries of the Rosary and how to pray it on the Ballinascreen Parish Website.

Also on the parish website home page is the recording of the priests of the parish reciting the Rosary.


HOLY ROSARY CHURCH - PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Holy Rosary Church will open Monday to Thursday from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm and on Friday and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (this is to allow the sanitising of the church in preparation for evening Masses). The Church will be open for private prayer on Sundays from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Parishioners are asked to please sanitise their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitise the candle lighter if used. Upon entering the church for Private Prayer please lift one of the yellow coloured cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated.


PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Holy Rosary Church will open for private prayer at the following times:

Monday 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 sanitise their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitise 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.


MONTH’S MIND MASSES

Bernadette Mullin Magherafelt Road, on Friday 16 October at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.

John Bradley, Mulnavoo Road, on Friday 16 October at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church


FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

John Donnelly, Bancran Road, on Friday 16 October at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church.


ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: John Donnelly

Patrick Convery,

Seamus Kelly,

Patrick Joseph McAllister,

Anthony Rooney,

Sean McCullagh,

Bridget McCloskey,

Richard Edwards.

BAPTISM

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

Niamh Emma Crilly, Cahore Heights,

Connor Patrick Murray, Moyard Road,

Daisy Anna McEldowney, Strawmore Road.

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

Thanks also for several donations received for St Vincent de Paul.

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

WAKES, FUNERALS, MONTH’S MINDS AND ANNIVERSARIES

One of the great losses during this time of pandemic has been the restrictions placed on parishioners attending wakes and funerals. The natural instinct is to go and offer sympathy to the bereaved. It goes against the grain to absent yourself from the home of a deceased neighbour or friend. It is also distressing when you cannot attend a funeral either. Ballinascreen and Desertmartin families are noted for their loyalty and support to families who suffer a bereavement. No one ever needed to think twice about going to a wake or funeral.

But these are not ordinary times we are now living through. We all have our part to play in keeping the numbers who contract Coronavirus low, for it’s out there to be picked up if we do not follow the rules. And though for most people Covid 19 may not impact seriously on their health, it is dangerous and life threatening for others and that might very well include ourselves. We cannot take the risk. We cannot presume that if we get the virus we will escape its worst effects. Wearing a mask is essential. We ask those who visit any of our churches to please wear a mask for their own and others’ safety. Please sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the Church. If visiting the Holy Rosary Church for private prayer please place a yellow card on the seat where you have been seated so that no one will sit there until the area is sanitised.

Those who attend wakes should only do so if they are related to the family or the very closest of friends. This is a difficult call to make but no one will take offence by your absence. They will understand. We are all in this together. Standing alongside the road on the day of the funeral is a very moving tribute. We are entering into the winter months when flu and other ailments will be the order of the day. We must do our bit not to exacerbate an already demanding situation for our health professionals.

From now on 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. The Anniversary Mass will be available on the parish webcam.

VOLUNTEERS

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: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY 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: ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.

EVANGELISING IRISH CULTURE

Brought to you by ‘The Hook of Faith’ A Zoom Conference that shines the light of the Gospel on modern Irish culture. Expert input for 25 mins. Q and A for 10 minutes. Each conference begins at 8.00 pm. Open to all. To take part, just send an email to thehookoffaith@gmail.com to receive details for the Zoom call. For details on dates and speakers please google- Hook of Faith Evangelising Irish Culture Today.

It is imperative to evangelise cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel. In countries of Catholic tradition, this means encouraging, fostering and reinforcing a richness which already exists’

(Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel)


JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ

  • Clerical Officer 22 ½ hours per week

  • Supervisory Assistant 5 hours per week

Closing date: 13 October. Job details are available on EA Website.


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

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


HOPE IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

Lecture by Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds CJ, theologian and spiritual director. Hosted by Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, via Zoom, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, 22 October. This is the first Lecture in the Elizabeth Prout (Foundress of the Cross & Passion) Bicentenary Series. Suggested donation: £10. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis – 028 28276455/8272196(during office hours Monday -Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm) or email katrina@drumalis.co.uk

DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE

Dromantine Centre intends to host the following events in November. Offering a safe welcome back, numbers will be restricted, with social distancing and all Northern Health and Executive directives being adhered to:

‘Broken Open’: How difficult times can help us grow - a Workshop that will explore the potential for discovering courage, compassion and wisdom even in the most painful of life circumstances. Presented by Fr Hugh Lagan SMA: Monday 2 November, 9.30am – Tuesday 3 November, 5.00pm. Full cost £115.

‘Loss and Recovery’: This seminar will explore loss in its many facets and how it is also an invitation to wholeness. "While the heart grieves for what it has lost, the Spirit dances for that which it has found." Presented by Fr Jim Cogley: Saturday 14 November, 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Full cost £35. To book, or for further enquiries, Tel 028 30821964 or email sma.dromantine@sma.ie


THE NET

October edition of The Net is now available online on www.derrydiocese.org. As always, it features a wide variety of news, interesting and inspiring interviews, articles and photos from parishes across the diocese. You are invited to read The Net, on the diocesan website, at your convenience.


POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX

Belief in God, and the worship of God are not enough to ensure that we actually live in a way pleasing to God. The guarantee of an authentic openness to God is a way of practising the faith that helps open our hearts to our brothers and sisters.


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 September and October 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 :

www.parishofballinascreen.com or

https://www.facebook.com/ParishOfBallinascreen

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

PARISH CONTACT DETAILS

Fr. Peter Madden PP VF

40 Derrynoyd 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 Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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