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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 14 FEBRUARY 2021

No. 1850 ~ SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~ DAY OF PRAYER FOR TEMPERANCE

​​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, Wednesday and Thursday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm:

Tuesday and Friday ~ 11.00 am

Wednesday and Thursday ~ 7.30 pm


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:


DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK (Monday 15 - Friday 19 February) - (WEBCAM ONLY)

Monday February 15: 11.00 am - Holy Rosary

Tuesday February 16: 11.00 am - St Mary’s, Coolcalm

ASH Wednesday February 17: 11.00 am - Holy Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Angelus and Rosary at 12 noon. There will be a recording made of this Angelus

and Rosary so families may use it to pray together later in the day.

7.30 pm - St Mary’s, Coolcalm

  • As ashes will not distributed on foreheads this year, maybe we have the opportunity, those who can, to wear the ashes on our hearts by offering up some or all of our meals today.

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are the only days of Fast and Abstinence in our catholic tradition.

Thursday February 18: 11.00 am - Holy Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Angelus and Rosary at 12 noon. The recording of the Angelus and Rosary on

the parish webcam site offers to families the opportunity to pray together later in

the day.

7.30 pm - St Mary’s, Coolcalm

Friday February 19: World Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse

11.00 am - St Mary’s, Coolcalm - Parish Anniversary Mass followed by

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Angelus and Rosary at 12 noon.

3.00 pm - Exposition and Stations of the Cross in Holy Rosary Church.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until the Parish

Anniversary Mass at 7.30 pm.

7.30 pm - Holy Rosary - Parish Anniversary Mass


SUGGESTIONS FOR LENT

Create a Prayer Space in our homes with a Crucifix or the image of Christ Crucified at the centre and that we remember each day all those who carry heavy burdens at this time.

Further ideas on how to create such a space are to be found on this link: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/categories/lent-2021

This link will also provide you with many other worthwhile resources for a prayerful and meaningful Lent.

As it is not possible to safely distribute Trócaire Boxes at this time to everyone, we ask that you create your own Trocaire Box or Jar and place it somewhere for all to see as a reminder of daily blessing and the need to give to those much less fortunate than ourselves.


ANNIVERSARIES

Veronica Kelly,

Joe Morgan,

Dan McKenna,

Cathal Conville,

Bernie Hamill,

Collette Kelly.


BAPTISM

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

Remi Eden McSorley, Sixtowns Road.


TRÓCAIRE

Trócaire are delivering a series of online workshops/webinars this Lent. Find out more and sign up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsitZjQ6LENkWcgfhJng9VHUFFtxTTSq4jelHAZRpCgzqLWQ/viewform?usp=sf_link


LENTEN CONVERSATIONS - ONLINE AT KNOCK SHRINE

Knock Shrine are launching a new series of online discussions to engage you during Lent. The talks will be streamed at 8.30 pm every Thursday during Lent.

Speakers will address issues such as:

  • What nurtures our faith and what challenges it today?

  • Where do we find hope and joy in our lives?

  • How can our faith build mental strength, wellbeing and resilience?

  • How has the Covid pandemic impacted upon our faith?

Join them at www.knockshrine.ie/watch-live or on Facebook @knockshrine


33 DAYS FOR ST JOSEPH

In response to Pope Francis declaring the Year of St Joseph, the Irish Dominicans invite you to join them online via Zoom at 8.00 pm each day from 15 February to 19 March (Feast of St Joseph) as they make a collective consecration to St Joseph, while seeking his intercession for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.

Zoom ID: 986 4005 1501

Passcode: 122013

All welcome. All prayers and readings will be displayed on screen.

For more details email colm.manniion@dominicans.ie or view www.irishdominicanvocations.com


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


NB: Following requests we would like to repeat that NO STIPEND / DONATION is required for the Friday anniversary Masses.


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.


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.

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.


DIOCESAN ONLINE RESOURCES

During these times of being at home more than usual you might like to visit the Derry Diocesan Webpage and click on the bottom left hand corner where the link to Media Gallery is. Here you will find that there are hundreds of free talks, short films…etc available for you to view.


SMOKING CESSATION SERVICE

Thinking of giving up smoking for Lent? FREE smoking cessation service available at O'Kanes pharmacy. Call 028 79628209 for more information.


THE NET

Sharing the fruits of the faith in the Derry Diocese. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the February edition of ‘The Net’ is only available on the Diocesan website - https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/the-net-february-2021

Coverage this month includes:

  • School year in St Colm’s Draperstown a good faith diary –Roisin McKenna

  • May Lent be a time of prayer and discernment Bishop Donal

  • Reflecting on God’s Mercy – Part 1 by Bishop Donal

  • New youth online bookclub - Hollie Frystal.

  • Ardmore Parish & school celebration

  • Celebrating grandparents

  • Trócaire Lenten Appeal 2021

  • Thornhill Lenten calendars

  • Youth writers share thoughts on Lent

  • Derry Youth Ministry update

  • Children’s Catechism Club

  • Is God asking big sacrifices for Ireland?.

  • Ancient Celtic Church and Renewal of Faith in Ireland

  • St Joseph ~ actions speak louder than words

  • Termonbacca Novena to Sleeping St Joseph

  • Consecration to St Joseph

  • St Colmcille’s Claudy principal helps schools navigate online resources

  • Sr Clare Crockett beatification cause

  • ‘Year of the Family’ reflection

  • Reflections from across the Diocese on the Holy Spirit

  • Christian Unity Week

  • Vocations Holy Hour

  • A Word of God for your family life

  • A reflection on marriage

  • The Quality of Mercy

  • National Divine Mercy Conference

  • The rise and growth of food banks

  • Memories of Dungiven

  • Cuimhní Cóivide – Fr Oliver Crilly

  • Quiz Time


DRAPERSTOWN LIBRARY

Library open 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Returned books may be left in the foyer, and people may phone (79628249) and reserve books, which can be collected from the foyer.

Free online classes (Happiness labs) on mindfulness, hatha yoga, chair yoga, positivity talk, healthy eating – cookery, and Tai Chi in Cookstown (Phone 86763702) and Magherafelt (Phone 79632278) libraries. To book classes please contact the relevant library


THE BIBLE IN A YEAR FREE PODCAST

Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins.

For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.

With this podcast, you won’t just read the Bible in a year … you’ll finally understand how all the pieces of the Bible fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!

Listen and…

  1. Read the ENTIRE Bible

  2. Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture

  3. Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life

  4. Start seeing the world through the lens of Scripture

Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

  • Two to three scripture readings

  • A reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz

  • A guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word

https://podcasts.apple.com/…/the-bible-in-a-y…/id1539568321


DIOCESE OF DERRY - PRAYER FOR LENT 2021

Loving Father,

To prepare for His mission of proclaiming Your kingdom to the world

Your Son Jesus was guided by

Your Holy Spirit to the quiet of the desert.

In these Lenten days,

I pray that I will be guided by that same Spirit,

to a place of renewal in my heart and mind, so that I will seek opportunities for daily personal prayer, personal sacrifices and acts of kindness.

With Your help,

may I too be truly prepared to share in the story of the passion, death and resurrection of

Jesus Your Son, our Lord.

Amen.

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

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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