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BALLINASCREEN PARISH - 28 MARCH 2021

No.1856 ~ PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD’S PASSION


​​SUNDAY MASSES

  • VIGIL MASS

Holy Rosary: 6.15 pm

  • SUNDAY


St Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10.00 am

Holy Rosary: 12 noon

DAILY MASS TIMES

Holy Rosary Church:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday ~ 11.00 am

Details for Easter Triduum in bulletin below.

St Mary’s Church Coolcalm:

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm

Details for Easter Triduum in bulletin below.


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 April 1: Holy Thursday

Friday April 2: Good Friday. This is a day of fast and abstinence. Fasting means that the amount of food we eat is considerably reduced. This applies to those aged 18 to 60. Abstinence means that those aged over 14 abstain from eating meat.


CHURCHES OPEN FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP

  • While our Churches are now open for worship our bishop along with the other Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland still wishes us to emphasise the need for continued caution and they 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. 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.

  2. Tickets MUST be booked online if you wish to attend any of the 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.

  3. Online bookings for Holy Week Ceremonies is open for both parishes on each parish website.

  4. Cancellations may become available so please keep an eye on the booking page if the Ceremony you wish to attend is already ‘sold out’.

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


DAILY MASS TIMES THIS WEEK (Monday 29 - Wednesday 31 March)

Monday March 29:

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 30:

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 31:

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.

NB: Details of all Holy Week, including the Easter Triduum, Masses / Services can be found at the end of this bulletin.


DEATHS

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

Catherine Kelly, Portstewart;

Jim Murphy, Cookstown;

Jim Borg, Malta.


ANNIVERSARIES

Annie Kelly,

John Kerlin,

Baby Jack Molloy,

Joe Moran,

Eileen McDermott,

Mary Kerr,

PatrickConway,

Ellen Eames,

Hugh Mills.


DIVINE MERCY NOVENA

The Divine Mercy Novena starts on Good Friday April 2.



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.


PRIVATE PRAYER TIMES

Churches are open for Private Prayer: If attending for Private Prayer in any of our Churches we ask you to observe the following:

  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival

  • 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: 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.


BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION

March Quarterly Cash Draw Winner:

1st Prize - £10,000 – Mrs Laura Heron, The Oaks, Magherafelt

2nd Prize - £7,000 – Mr John McCormick, Whitewater Court

3rd Prize - £3,000 - Mr Jason Wilson, Disert Road

Next Quarterly Cash Draw Saturday 26th June 2021


DIOCESE OF DERRY – PRAYER FOR LENT 2021

Loving Father,

To prepare for His mission of proclaiming Your kingdom to the world

Your Son Jesus was guided by

Your Holy Spirit to the quiet of the desert.

In these Lenten days,

I pray that I will be guided by that same Spirit,

to a place of renewal in my heart and mind,

so that I will seek opportunities for daily personal prayer,

personal sacrifices and acts of kindness.

With Your help,

may I too be truly prepared to share in the story of the passion,

death and resurrection of

Jesus Your Son, our Lord.

Amen.


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

028 79628248

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