PARISH BULLETIN – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20th June 2021
St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 5 pm
Holy Rosary, Draperstown: 6.15 pm [webcam]
St. Patrick’s, Keenaught: 7.30 pm
St. Columba’s, Straw: 9 am
St. Mary’s, Coolcalm: 10 am [webcam]
St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns: 11 am
Holy Rosary, Draperstown: 12 noon [webcam]
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church: Monday and Wednesday ~ 11 am. Friday ~ 7.30 pm.
St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning ~ 11 am.
All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:
All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:
Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.
31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown
Phone: 028 7962 8376
Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
Telephone: 028 7963 2196
Fr. John Downey C.C.
36 Moneyneena Road
Telephone: 028 7962 8375
DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Please remember in your prayers:
Joe Martin, Cookstown; Michael Kelly, Drumard and Fergal Kennedy, Dunlogan Road who were buried during the week.
Jim McCann and Gerry Convery who died recently.
Mary Toner, Frank Moran, Kathleen Henry, Kathleen Trainor, Charlie Donnelly, Hugh Devlin, Minnie Higgins, Noel Crawley and Joe McCloskey whose anniversaries occur at this time.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Ríona Grace Quinn, 27c Tirgan Road.
THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.
Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes: £569.50.
Restoration Fund envelopes: £92.00.
Diocesan Purposes Collection envelopes: £15.00 (total so far: £383.00).
Those who contribute with a church collection envelope, you are welcome to return them at any parish Mass or put them through the Parochial House letterbox.
Many thanks to all who have dropped in parish envelopes or established standing orders. Your generosity is vital to the parish and is appreciated very, very much.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL
If you would like to make a donation, please put it in an envelope marked ‘St. Vincent de Paul’ and put the envelope through the letterbox at the Parochial House. Thank you.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2021
First Holy Communion Masses will take place on the following dates in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm (webcam):
Today, Sunday 20th June at 2 pm ~ Knocknagin P.S.
To the Primary 7 children of St. Columb’s P.S., Cullion who were Confirmed on Saturday. Congratulations to their parents, sponsors, families, relatives and friends on this special day for them too.
We also Congratulate the Primary 4 children of St. Columb’s P.S., Cullion who made their First Holy Communion last Sunday, 13th June. Congratulations to their parents, families, relatives and friends on this special day for them as well.
Congratulations to the Primary 7 children of Knocknagin P.S. who were Confirmed on Saturday 12th June and who also shared in the occasion supporting each other. Congratulations to their parents, sponsors, families, relatives and friends on this special day for them too.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
If parishioners in Desertmartin and Ballinascreen wish to have their loved one prayed for at the 11 am Mass in Coolcalm or the 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary on Friday, phone the Desertmartin Parish Office answering machine on 028 7939 7047 or email email@example.com by 12 noon on Thursday of the relevant week. These Masses from Coolcalm and the Holy Rosary may be viewed on the respective Parish webcams.
For Coolcalm go to www.desertmartinparish.com and click on the blue webcam button.
For Holy Rosary, go to www.parishofballinascreen.com and click on the word ‘webcams’ in yellow.
COOLCALM AND KEENAUGHT OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER
St. Mary’s, Coolcalm, will be open for private prayer and to light candles this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and FRIDAY from 11 am to 2 pm.
St. Patrick’s, Keenaught, will be open for private prayer and to light candles this week on Thursday and FRIDAY from 11 am to 2 pm.
Please, you must wear a face covering while entering and leaving the church. Also, please use hand sanitiser at the door. When you call into the church please pick up a coloured card at the door on the way to your seat. When you have finished praying please leave the card behind on your seat. That seat will be cleaned later in the day. Do not sit on a seat where a card has been left behind. Thank you.
NUMBERS ATTENDING SUNDAY MASSES IN KEENAUGHT AND COOLCALM
In Ballinascreen and Desertmartin it has been decided that anyone may attend Sunday Mass in the following churches, regardless of where they live in the parish: St. Columba’s, Straw; St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena; St. Patrick’s, Keenaught and Holy Rosary, Draperstown. There are plenty of spaces available at the moment and when the number of spaces have been allocated before Mass begins, the doors will close.
Because of their relative size and the larger numbers attending St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns and St. Mary’s, Coolcalm, it is not possible to open these churches for Sunday Mass except on a townland area basis. So, the 2-week townland area rota will continue in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm for Sunday Masses.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH ~ NEW SUMMER BONANZA PARISH DRAW
Five Weekly Draws from Saturday 17th July to Saturday 14th August.
- Total Prize Fund £8,000
- 15 chances to win!
- Week 1: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
- Week 2: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
- Week 3: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
- Week 4: 1st Prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £100
- Week 5: 1st Prize £2,000, 2nd Prize £500, 3rd Prize £300
Three fantastic cash prizes every week of the draw.
Winners will be announced every Saturday night after 6.15 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
TICKETS ONLY £20 each are now available to buy from:
Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters,
Fr. Madden’s and Fr. McGirr’s Parochial Houses,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices,
Heron’s Gift Shop, Draperstown and
Moneyneena Post Office.
We thank all those who are presently selling tickets and encourage as many as possible to please actively promote this draw around your family and friends including those who live outside the parish. Thank you.
SUMMER SCHEMES IN ST. COLM’S HIGH SCHOOL
Summer Scheme for Years 8 and 9 from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July from 9 am to 1 pm.
Primary 7 Transition Scheme from Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July from 9 am to 1 pm.
This scheme is funded by the Education Authority. Please call into the School and collect a form.
DAWN TO DUSK CHARITY CYCLE ON SUNDAY 27TH JUNE
Message from Danny McStravock: As many of you know over the last number of years I have been organising a charity cycle every year to raise money for local charities. This year I am again planning a sponsored cycle on Sunday 27th June when along with my son-in-law Sammy Lupari we will be attempting to cycle from Dawn at 4.30 am until Dusk at 9 pm to raise money for Kinship care N.I. Once again due to COVID the cycle will be taking place locally. We will be using a circuit of Magherafelt, Moneymore, Desertmartin, Tobermore, Magherafelt and attempting to complete as many laps as we can. This year’s charity Kinship Care N.I. provides support to families encountering difficulties and trying to make sure families can stay together no matter what the circumstances are. They do this through a range of support services. One of their many initiatives is ‘Kindness of Strangers’ with shops in many towns throughout Northern Ireland. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. If you would like to donate, please follow this link: https://localgiving.org/dawntoduskcharitycycle Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go around houses due to current restrictions, so if anyone can’t make a donation online and would like to donate, please contact me or any of the family and we will arrange something. Thank you.
Marian Pilgrimages has released its pilgrimage schedule for 2021 and 2022 to Lourdes, Medjugorje, Fatima, Italy and the Holy Land. For more information or to register your interest, please visit www.marian.ie or ring Marian Pilgrimages on 00353 1 878 8159.
LOUGH DERG 2021
Lough Derg regrets that it will not be possible in 2021 to reopen Station Island for the Traditional Three-Day Pilgrimage or even for the autumn programme of Day Retreats. Lough Derg will again offer the opportunity to ‘Do Lough Derg from wherever you are’ on 3rd – 5th July. The outdoor Pilgrimage on the Lough Shore Pilgrim Path will also be available as the summer goes on. Further information from Lough Derg office, tel. 00353 71 9861518 or visit www.loughderg.org.
PRECIOUS LIFE RALLY FOR LIFE
Rally For Life will be holding ‘Life Chains’ in towns and cities throughout Northern Ireland on Saturday 3rd July from 2 pm – 4 pm. For more information on a ‘Life Chain’ near you, please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE? CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER
A Zoom online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 11th-12th September 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. For further information or Booking, visit: marriageencounter.ie or tel. 028 2763 8512.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND
Based at St. Anthony’s Business Park, Ballymount Road, Dublin 22, is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station with commercial-free broadcasting of Prayer, Catechesis, Music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies. If you are not already a follower of the station, Radio Maria Ireland encourage you to join their growing faith family. You can tune in to the station in a variety of ways:
Digital TV – Freeview TV (Channel number varies per location in N.I.)
Download FREE App ‘RADIO MARIA IRELAND’
Streaming on website, www.radiomarie.ie (subscribe and donate here also)
‘Listen Live Radio’ link on Facebook Page. (Like, Share and Follow us on Facebook)
Phone – get live radio feed by calling 00353 1 437 3277 (no extra charges apply).
Prayer and song requests welcome. ‘A Catholic voice in your home’. Fr. Eamonn McCarthy is Director.
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY
Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St. Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will run on the basis of 6 in-house days and 18 evening sessions per year for two years. The main aim of this course is to equip people for skilled and supervised active lay ministry within a parish or church community. The course is knowledge and skill-based and grounded in experiential learning. During the course, participants will:
- study and reflect on Christian life and ministry,
- combine pastoral theology and the acquisition of skills with supervised experience in pastoral placements,
- develop the skills of theological reflection, so as to enable them to relate theology and ministry to everyday life,
- engage in ongoing formation of social, organisational, communication and leadership skills.
Closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 30th June. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/diploma-in-pastoral-theology
CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St. Mary’s University College, Belfast, invites applications for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins in September 2021. The course will be delivered over 7 Saturdays in each of two successive years, from 10 am until 4.30 pm. The Certificate in Christian Thought programme aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon, discuss and study faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level. During the course, participants will cover topics on: Spirituality, Pastoral Theology, The Eucharist, Living the Christian Life, The Sacraments, The Scriptures, Where in the World is God? and much more. Full details are available at: derrydiocese.org/news/certificate-in-christian-thought
The June edition of The Net is now available online, on https://www.derrydiocese.org/images/the-net/the-net-june-2021.pdf As always, it features a wide variety of news, interesting and inspiring interviews, articles and photos from parishes across the diocese.