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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 22 NOVEMBER 2020

No. 1838 ~ OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

​​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 (Webcam only)

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm:

Tuesday & Thursday ~ 10.00 am

*Friday ~ 10.00 am (Webcam only)

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

Monday 23: St Columban, abbot and missionary.

Tuesday 24: St Andrew Dung-Lac, priest and Companions, martyrs.

CLOSURE OF CHURCHES

Following the Northern Ireland Executive’s latest Covid 19 announcement that all churches must close for public worship from Friday next November 27 to December 11 inclusive (with the exception of weddings and funerals with 25 people present) all Masses from Friday November 27 in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin will be celebrated behind closed doors and available only on the parish webcams.

  • On Saturday and Sunday Masses will be at the following times only:

Saturday Vigil:

Holy Rosary Church~ 6.15 pm

Sunday:

St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am

Holy Rosary Church ~ 12 noon.

  • Daily Masses will continue at the usual times and places but only on webcam.

  • On Saturday 28 November, at the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass from Holy Rosary and the Sunday 10.00 am Mass from St Mary’s Coolcalm, Fr Madden and Fr McGirr will enrol by name all those children who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion in 2021. We had hoped to invite a teacher from each school to participate at these Masses but that is not now possible under the new guidelines. We encourage all First Communion Families to come together either on Saturday evening or Sunday morning to celebrate their Mass of Enrolment.


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 those name(s) by email to ballinascreenparish@gmail.com before Wednesday 25 November.

All enrolled in this online Book of Remembrance will be remembered at a special Mass, which will be broadcast from Holy Rosary Church via the parish webcam on Monday 30 November at 7.30 pm.


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.


MONTH’S MIND MASS

Teresa Kelly, Magherafelt Road, on Friday 27 November in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. (Webcam only)*


FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS

Brian McGuigan, Cahore Terrace, on Friday 27 November in Holy Rosary Church at 7.30 pm. (Webcam only)*


ANNIVERSARIES

First Anniversary: John McDaid

Brenda Kennedy,

Mamie O'Hagan.


DEATHS

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

Colm McFaul Magherafelt,

Mary Forde, Dunstable England.


BAPTISMS

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

Cliadhna Bridget O'Kane, Tirruadh Square

Eadaoin Teresa Bell, Bancran 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

*Due to new regulations these Masses will currently be only available on the parish webcams.


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.


ADVENT SCRIPTURE COURSE

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.


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


DIOCESAN PRAYER RESOURCES FOR ADVENT

These resources have been been created by the diocese, in conjunction with the Northern Pastoral Network , for family prayer during Advent. A family prayer booklet with the Gospel for each Sunday of Advent with a family activity, prayers and a reflection, can be downloaded at: https://www.derrydiocese.org/news/advent-prayer-service-for-use-at-home Other family activities for Advent including prayers, how to create an Advent Wreath are available on the Catechetical Centre 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.


VIGIL AND SUNDAY MASSES

Following the Northern Ireland Executive’s latest Covid 19 announcement that all churches must close for public worship from Friday next November 27 to December 11 inclusive (with the exception of weddings and funerals with 25 people present) all Masses from Friday November 27 in Ballinascreen and Desertmartin will be celebrated behind closed doors and available only on the parish webcams.

On Saturday and Sunday Masses will be at the following times only:

Saturday Vigil:

Holy Rosary Church~ 6.15 pm

Sunday:

St Mary’s Coolcalm ~ 10.00 am

Holy Rosary Church ~ 12 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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