No. 1831 ~ TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 6: St Bruno.
Wednesday 7: Our Lady of the Rosary.
Friday 9: St John Henry Newman, priest.
PARISH OCTOBER DEVOTIONS
Devotions in Holy Rosary Church on today, Sunday October 4, at 5.00 pm. Parishioners welcome. Devotions will also be broadcast on our parish webcam.
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.
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.
Adoration and Rosary every evening at 8.00 pm in St Eugene’s Cathedral, which you may join in with via their webcam. https://www.churchservices.tv/derrysteugenes
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 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 cards and leave it on the seat where you have been seated. Thank you.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Gavin Bradley, Magherafelt Road,
Pat McGlone, Glenelly Villas.
Peggy Sargent, Gortnaskea Road.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Cabhan James Scullion, The Orchard.
Envelopes for October 2020 to April 2021 have now been distributed. Many thanks to the many parishioners who assisted with the distribution of these envelopes. Sincere thanks also to all who have contributed over the past 6 months by either parish envelopes, cash, standing orders or by using the Donate button on the parish website.
Since April 6 the AVERAGE WEEKLY total for the First Collection is £1,150 and for the Second Collection (Renovation Fund) is £590.
Thanks also for several donations received for St Vincent de Paul.
Thank you very much for your generous support which is greatly appreciated.
SEASON OF CREATION IMAGES
Thank you for the many beautiful images of creation submitted, all these images have been compiled into a short video which is available to view on the Parish Facebook or by the link:
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.
EVANGELISING IRISH CULTURE
Brought to you by ‘The Hook of Faith’ A Zoom Conference that shines the light of the Gospel on modern Irish culture. Expert input for 25 mins. Q and A for 10 minutes. Each conference begins at 8.00 pm. Open to all. To take part, just send an email to email@example.com to receive details for the Zoom call. For details on dates and speakers please google- Hook of Faith Evangelising Irish Culture Today.
‘It is imperative to evangelise cultures in order to inculturate the Gospel. In countries of Catholic tradition, this means encouraging, fostering and reinforcing a richness which already exists’
(Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel)
BALLINASCREEN BOOK LAUNCH
The Historical Society will launch their new book –‘Blackhill School Draperstown (1820-1967) and Other Local National Schools’ on Saturday 10 October at Kilcronaghan Centre (2.30 pm - 4.00 pm).
NB. This will be an outdoor ‘drop-in’ event in the spacious courtyard with all the current regulations being strictly adhered to. Further details available from any committee member.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN GAELSCOIL NA SPEIRÍNÍ
Clerical Officer 22 ½ hours per week
Supervisory Assistant 5 hours per week
Closing date: 13 October. Job details are available on EA Website.
BALLINASCREEN CREDIT UNION DRAW WINNERS
£10,000 Kevin P Kelly, Moneyneena Road
£7,000 Colleen Kearney, Swatragh
£3,000 Susanne Flanagan, Glengomna Road.
Next Quarterly Cash Draw will be held on Saturday 19 December.
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
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.
The Canticle of Creatures (St. Francis)
O Most High, all-powerful, good Lord God, to you belong praise, glory, honour and all blessing. Be praised, my Lord, for all your creation and especially for our Brother Sun, who brings us the day and the light; he is strong and shines magnificently. O Lord, we think of you when we look at him. Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Moon, and for the stars which you have set shining and lovely in the heavens. Be praised, my Lord, for our Brothers Wind and Air and every kind of weather by which you, Lord, uphold life in all your creatures. Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Water, who is very useful to us, and humble and precious and pure.
Be praised, my Lord, for Brother Fire, through whom you give us light in the darkness: he is bright and lively and strong. Be praised, my Lord, for Sister Earth, our Mother, who nourishes us and sustains us, bringing forth fruits and vegetables of many kinds and flowers of many colours.
Be praised, my Lord, for those who forgive for love of you; and for those who bear sickness and weakness in peace and patience - you will grant them a crown. Be praised, my Lord, for our Sister Death, whom we must all face. I praise and bless you, Lord, and I give thanks to you, and I will serve you in all humility.
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