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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 21 MARCH 2021

No. 1855 ~ FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

​​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, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ 11.00 am

Friday ~ 7.30 pm

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ~ 7.30 pm

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

Thursday March 25: The Annunciation of the Lord.


REOPENING OF CHURCHES - COMMENCING PALM SUNDAY

  • During the past week the Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland issued a statement announcing a ‘cautious’ return to worship, which should only begin after a thorough risk assessment has been carried outto ensure the safest possible return to public worship in our Churches.’ The bishops emphasise the need for continued caution and a rigorous application of all mitigations and safeguards required.

  • The bishops also state that every person should consider carefully if returning to collective worship is a safe and appropriate step for them, at this time, and they strongly encourage the faithful to join in the ceremonies of Holy Week, by way of live-streaming, from the ‘domestic church’ of their own living rooms.

  • The bishops also remind all the faithful that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days remains suspended.

  • It is important to note that Weddings and Funerals will continue to be subject to the relevant state participation, including regulations in terms of the numbers that can attend.

  • In light of this statement and following the necessary risk assessment the following will apply in the Parishes of Ballinascreen and Desertmartin for Holy Week 2021.

  1. Anniversary Masses on Friday March 26 will be available via WEBCAM ONLY.

  2. Masses for Palm Sunday, 28 March, will be at usual times in both parishes (Vigil and Sunday morning) but to attend TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE.

  3. Masses on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March will be celebrated at 11.00 am in Holy Rosary Church and 7.30 pm in St Mary’s Coolcalm. No booking is required for these three days of Holy Week, but obviously social distancing rules will apply.

  4. Tickets MUST be booked online if you wish to attend any of the Holy Week Ceremonies on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday. Tickets may be booked for more than one ceremony. However if you book for Holy Saturday we ask you not to book also for a Mass on Easter Sunday, (and vice-versa) this will enable as many people as possible to share in the Easter Eucharist.

  5. Online bookings for Palm Sunday Masses and Holy Week Ceremonies will open for both parishes on WEDNESDAY MARCH 24 at 7.00 pm - a link to the booking form will be placed on each parish website.

The times of all Masses in both parishes for Palm Sunday and Holy Week 2021 are at the bottom of this Bulletin.


REMEMBERING ALL WHO HAVE DIED IN OUR DIOCESE SINCE THE START OF COVID-19

Bishop McKeown will lead an all-night Vigil in St Eugene’s Cathedral on the night of Friday 26 March, as we prepare for Holy Week. This Vigil will be built round the Stations of the Cross and all those who have died in our diocese since the start of Covid restrictions will be remembered, since during this time funerals have been far from ‘normal’ and the pain of loss has, in many cases, been compounded by the paucity of support which would normally be there through attendance at wake and funeral.

During the Vigil, the names of the deceased will be read out and a rose plant will be brought forward to the sanctuary in the name of each parish. These roses will, at a later stage, be planted in a planned Garden of Remembrance at the Cathedral. Further details on Parish Faceboook and website during the week.


DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK (Monday 22 - Friday 26 March) - WEBCAM ONLY

Monday March 22:

11.00 am Holy Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Angelus and

Rosary at 12 noon.

7.30 pm ~ St Mary’s Coolcalm

Tuesday March 23:

11.00 am Holy Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Angelus and

Rosary at 12 noon.

7.30 pm St Mary’s Coolcalm

Wednesday March 24:

11.00 am in Holy Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Angelus and

Rosary at 12 noon

7.30 pm St Mary's Church, Coolcalm.

Thursday March 25:

11.00 am Holy Rosary followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Angelus and

Rosary at 12 noon.

7.30 pm St Mary's Church, Coolcalm

Friday March 26:

11.00 am Parish Anniversary Mass in St Mary's Coolcalm followed by Exposition of the

Blessed Sacrament. Angelus and Rosary at 12 noon.

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

Blessed Sacrament will continue until the Parish Anniversary Mass at 7.30 pm.


MONTH’S MIND MASS

Paul Carlin Drumderg, on Friday March 26 in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm.


DEATHS

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

Noel McKenna, Derrynoid;

Cassie Toner, Straw;

Ellen Hefferon, Maghera;

Liam Magill, Randalstown.


ANNIVERSARIES

Baby Freya Rose McSorley,

Mary Hegarty,

Ann McKenna,

John Trolan,

Brian Quinn,

Francis Donnelly and

Marie Gormley.


BAPTISM

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

Enda Patrick Fullerton, The Orchard.


YEAR OF ST JOSEPH

Pope Francis has declared this year to be the 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. You are free to light a candle at St Joseph’s shrine or the other candelabra. The special prayer to St Joseph that Pope Francis has written is displayed at the St Joseph shrine in Holy Rosary.


TRÓCAIRE BOXES

Trocaire boxes are now available in all Church porches. Please take one home with you.


SUGGESTIONS FOR LENT

Many ideas and worthwhile resources on how to make a prayerful and meaningful Lent are to be found on Derry diocesan website: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/categories/lent-2021


PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

During Lent churches in our parish will be open as follows for Private Prayer:

HOLY ROSARY

Monday to Thursday: 12.30 pm – 4.00 pm

Saturday: 12 noon – 4.00 pm

Sunday: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.

ST COLUMBA’S STRAW

Open daily until 5.00 pm

ST EUGENE’S MONEYNEENA

Open daily until 5.00 pm

ST PATRICK’S SIXTOWNS

Open daily until 12 noon.

HEALTH NOTICE:

Upon entering any of our Churches for Private Prayer please:

  • Sanitise your hands on arrival

  • Follow the one way system in each Church

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


SOCIAL DISTANCING

In the fight against coronavirus, maintaining social distancing is everyone’s responsibility. And with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme well underway there are fresh concerns around complacency. These concerns coupled with the increased anxiety of many, especially those in vulnerable groups, around contracting the virus is why it is so important to continue to show support for and practice social distancing.



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.


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.


MASS TIMES IN BALLINASCREEN & DESERTMARTIN FOR PALM SUNDAY & HOLY WEEK 2021


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

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