No. 1830 ~ TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 5.00 pm
Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm (Also on Ballinascreen Webcam)
St Patrick’s Keenaught: 7.30 pm
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:
All Masses in St Mary’s Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
NOTICES FOR THE BULLETIN
Notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday firstname.lastname@example.org
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 29: Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Archangels.
Wednesday 30: St Jerome. Lived 347 – 420.
Thursday 1: St Thérèse of Lisieux. Declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1997. Patron of missions, florists, aviators and France.
Friday 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels.
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH - PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES
Holy Rosary Church will open Monday to Thursday from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm and on Friday and Saturdays from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm (this is to allow the sanitising of the church in preparation for evening Masses). The Church will be open for private prayer on Sundays from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm. Parishioners are asked to please sanitise their hands as they enter and leave the church and to sanitise the candle lighter if used. Upon entering the church for Private Prayer please lift one of the yellow coloured cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Maggie McCloskey, Fivemilestraight,
Connie Niblock, Magherafelt.
Harry McNamee, Rochdale.
Christy Doherty, Tiruadh Square,
Edmund Hegarty, Moneyneena,
Joe Brunton, Sixtowns Road,
Bridget Woods, Disert Road,
Baby Patrick and Baby James McKernan, Drumderg Road,
Eileen Kelly, Portstewart,
Rosaleen Leyden, Tonagh Road.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Kayleigh Dearbhla Flanagan Dromdallagan,
Grace Susan Kelly Drumderg Road.
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. 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.
Weekly Envelopes: Weekly envelopes for October 2020 – April 2021 are now being distributed. If you do not have envelopes and wish to receive a box please email the Parish Office. Fr Madden also wishes to thank all those who are delivering the new envelopes.
Parish Email: email@example.com
PADRE PIO MASS
Padre Pio Mass every Monday at 7.30 pm from St Columba’s Church Longtower, may be viewed online.
SEASON OF CREATION
Pope Francis has designated September 1- October 4 as Season of Creation, During this time the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi will be recited each day at Mass and we invite families to do the same at home in the evening at meal time or before bedtime. We also invite parishioners to take to the outdoors and to capture on a phone or camera an image that celebrates the Season of Creation. Please send your image to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create our own virtual response to this call to prayer and praise of God's beautiful creation of which we are a part and to which we belong.
Final date for submission of ‘creation images’ is WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER.
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: email@example.com
FRIDAY MASSES - PARISH ANNIVERSARY 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
These Masses may be viewed on the respective Parish webcam.
FREE STRESS CONTROL ONLINE
‘Stress Control’ is a free six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS. You can find out more at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVRme6oWZT2hsCYaSergGw
Due to the current circumstances, Stress Control sessions will be live streamed, twice a day at exactly 2.00 pm and 8.30 pm. Each 90 minute session led by Dr Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist will be on their YouTube channel for 36 hours after the start time.
Go to https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ to learn more about each class and the dates.
September edition is now online at www.derrydiocese.org. As always, it features a variety of interesting interviews, articles and photos from across the diocese. There is also a ‘Remembering Bishop Lagan’ feature and a ‘Remembering John Hume’ article in this issue. You are invited to read The Net, on the diocesan website.
A PRAYER FOR OUR EARTH FROM ‘LAUDATO SI’ ~ POPE FRANCIS All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one. O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light. We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace. Amen.
BALLINASCREEN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP
Please click the link https://www.parishofballinascreen.com/ballinascreen-community-support-gro for full details of Ballinascreen Community Support Group.
ONLINE YOUTH PROGRAMMES
To access a wide variety of initiatives and activities by Derry Diocesan Youth, visit: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerryDiocesanYouth/
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 September and October 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 :
PRAYER OF ST FRANCIS
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seekto be consoled
as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
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.
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
PARISH CONTACT DETAILS
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Fr John Downey Priest In Residence
36 Moneyneena Rd
9 High Street Phone: (028)79628248
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)
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050