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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 25 OCTOBER 2020

No. 1834 ~ THIRTIETH 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

Wednesday 28: St Simon and St Jude.

PARISH OCTOBER DEVOTIONS

Devotions in Holy Rosary Church today, Sunday October 25, 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.


NOVEMBER REMEMBERING OUR DEARLY DEPARTED

At the recent general meeting of the Irish bishops it was agreed that the beginning of the month of November should be marked with a short Service to dedicate the month of November as a month of Prayer and Remembrance for the Dead and for the Comfort of the Bereaved.

This Service is to take place on

Sunday 1 November at 3.00pm in cathedrals and churches throughout the country, and people will be invited to participate via webcam and other online media from their homes.

In Ballinascreen and Desertmartin parishes the services will be broadcast on the parish webcams simultaneously at 3.00 pm from Holy Rosary Church and St Mary’s Coolcalm Church. Due to the huge number of people who would usually attend these services, they will only be available on the webcams.

Monday 2 November is All Souls Day and a day when people visit family graves and churches. More details will be available next weekend as we hope to have all churches opened on this special day, except during Mass times in Holy Rosary and St Mary's Coolcalm, when Mass will be available only on the webcam due to the high numbers that cannot be accommodated at this time.

A short booklet for families has been created to highlight the month of November as a time to remember and pray for our dearly departed. It marks out the feast days, provides a family prayer service, instructions to prepare a sacred space in the home and some prayers for November.

We hope it may bring comfort, solace and the light of Christ to many people during the coming days and weeks.

The booklet can be downloaded here: LINK TO BOOKLET


DEATHS

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

Aiden Quinn, Longfield,

Joe McNamee, Dungiven.


ANNIVERSARIES

Daniel Doherty (1st Anniversary)

Elizabeth Edwards,

Eithine Bradley,

Maggie McGillian,

Annie McKernan

Reece Kelly,

Maureen McCullagh,

Brigid McEldowney.


BAPTISMS

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

Anna Teresa McDevitt, Mulinderg,

Blaithin Mairead McKenna-McKeown, The Orchard


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 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.

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 P