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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 15 NOVEMBER 2020

No. 1837 ~ THIRTY-THIRD 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 ~ 10.00 am

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

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 online at www.parishofballinascreen.com

A printed copy is displayed in front porch of Holy Rosary Church.

FEASTS OF THE WEEK

Tuesday 17: St Elizabeth of Hungary, religious. Lived 1207 – 1231. A woman of prayer and service of the poor.

Wednesday 18: The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul.

Saturday 21: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

FRIDAY~ ONLINE HOLY HOUR

Holy Hour from Holy Rosary Church on Friday 20 November from 3.00 pm until 4.00 pm. Parishioners are invited to join this Holy Hour via the parish webcam only.


REVISED PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Holy Rosary Church will open for Private Prayer as follows:

Monday and Wednesday: 11.00 am - 4.00pm

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Sunday: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Please Note: No Private Prayer time on Friday.

Parishioners are asked to please sanitize their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitize 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


ONLINE BOOK OF REMEMBERANCE

Parishioners from Ballinascreen and Desertmartin who wish to have the name(s) of their departed loved one(s) included in an online Book of Remembrance are invited to send the name(s) by email to ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

If unable to access email please leave the name(s) you wish to have included in the online Book of Remembrance into Ballinascreen Parish Office. This online Book of Remembrance will be regularly updated during November and will be available to view on the Ballinascreen Parish website. https://www.parishofballinascreen.com

All names included in this online Book of Remembrance will be remembered at a special Mass later in November. More details later.


PLENARY INDULGENCE

This year, due to the pandemic, the period during which Plenary Indulgences can be gained for the Faithful Departed is extended to the entire month of November.


DEATH

We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:

Fr Stephen Keraney.


FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

John McDaid, Moneyneena, Mass on Friday 20 November in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.


ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: Breige McGuigan

Rose McCloskey,

Ella O'Kane,

James McTeague,

Elizabeth McEldowney,

Sarah Quinn,

Alicia Kelly,

Eileen Donnelly,

Patricia Heron,

Patrick Joseph Kelly,

Seamus McKenna,

Brendan Brunton.


BAPTISMS

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

Olivia Gray, Cahore Heights

Connla Patrick Moran, Moyard Road.


FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY AND MONTH'S MIND 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

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.

These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.


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.


TARSUS SCRIPTURE SCHOOL FOR ADVENT

The theme of this Advent course is: "Resilient faith: Advent spirituality for a time of pandemic”. The course offers six presentations (two from each of three speakers) and a joint webinar. The presentations will be available from 23 November onwards. Cost is €20.

To register or for more detail visit:

www.tarsus.ie/TarsusScriptureSchool

Check out also the free introductory videos on their website for more details


LOUGH DERG NOVEMBER MEMORIAL SERVICE

Memorial Service for deceased pilgrims and benefactors, live via webcam from St. Mary’s Church, Pettigo on Sunday 22 November at 7.00 pm. Mass may be viewed on www.churchservices.tv/pettigo.

To enrol a departed loved one please email: info@loughderg.org or phone 00353 71 9861518 or write to Fr La Flynn, Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal F94 YC60


THE NET - NOVEMBER 2020

With Covid-19 restrictions still in place, the November edition of ‘The Net’ is only available on the Diocesan website - www.derrydiocese.org However, the publication will be available again in parishes when the restrictions are lifted. Enquiries to – editorthenet15@gmail.com.

There are many interesting articles in this month’s edition including:

  • St Columba’s Straw pupils love exploring and caring for creation

  • Derry Youth Online – Youth Alpha

  • Mercy Moments during lockdown

  • Mission Month displays

  • JPII Reflections

  • Thoughts on beatification of Carlo Acutis

  • Exploring Christus Vivit

  • Focus on Mary’s Meals

  • Bishop Donal sees youth as shining light of hope

  • Children’s Catechism Club

  • New stained glass windows in Lavey

  • Cemetery and church works in Magilligan

  • My faith journey by Fr Neil Farren

  • Ceiliuradh na bhFirean by Fr O Crilly

  • Reflection on Artificial Intelligence

  • Life behind the cloister door

  • A Word of God for your family life


RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES FOR NOVEMBER

· Daily Prayer for each day of November created by the Northern Pastoral Network of dioceses are available at this link: https://www.northernpastoral.network/novemberprayers.html


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


BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP

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


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 November and December 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

Ballinascreen Parish Office, 9 High Street, Draperstown

028 79628248

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