Jesus said to his disciples:  ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard.  At about the sixth hour and at about the ninth hour, he went out and did the same.’  [Sunday’s Gospel]




Fr. John Downey R.I.P.


Please pray for the happy repose of Fr. John Downey’s soul as we thank the Lord for his many years of devoted service as a priest in the parish of Ballinascreen and assisting in the parish of Desertmartin.


The video of Fr. John Downey’s Requiem Mass can be viewed on this link:







Season of Creation is the name given to the period from 1st September to 4th October each year.  During this time, churches are encouraged to have a focus on creation, with all the blessings and responsibilities that being part of God’s creation brings to us.








in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen:



Saturday ~

6 pm Vigil in Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen [webcam]

7.30 pm Vigil in St. Patrick’s, Keenaught


Sunday ~

9 am in St. Columba’s, Straw

10 am in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm [webcam]

11 am in St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns

12 noon in St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena




Monday and Wednesday morning

10 am in Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen [webcam]


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning

10 am in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm [webcam]


Friday evening ~

7.30 pm in Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen [webcam]



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The Diocese of Derry complies with GDPR regulations.  A privacy notice is available on the Parish Website or by contacting the Parish Office.  Live streaming and recordings of Mass and Services in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm is available online.  Parishioners should note that the first three rows of seats on the left-hand side are visible online.



If you have any concerns with regard to Safeguarding children or adults in need of protection within the Church, contact Marie Gormley, the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person (DLP), on 075 9650 0793, or at

Additional contact numbers:

PSNI Tel. 101 or Social Services Western HSC Trust on 028 7131 4090 (ask for Duty Social Worker).