PARISH BULLETIN – 17th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 24th July 2022
St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena: 5 pm
Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen: 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, Ballinascreen: 12 noon [webcam]
St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11 am.
Holy Rosary Church: Monday and Wednesday ~ 11 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.
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:
Patsy McGurk, Kildress; Norah Cuskeran, Limavady; Keith Meyler, Dublin and Sean McMoran, Coalisland who died during the week.
Maureen Regan, Kathleen McAllister, John Joe Diamond, Rosie O’Sullivan, Fr. Dermott Donnelly, Michael McLaughlin and Anna McWilliams who died recently.
Gerry O’Hagan, Iniscarn Road, whose First Anniversary occurs at this time.
Thomas McGuckin, Gerry Donnelly and Hugh O’Neill whose anniversaries occur at this time.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
The First Anniversary Mass for Joseph McGuckin, 53 Tirgan Road, will be celebrated on Friday 29th July at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Eva Brigid Bradley, 8 Hawthorn Crescent, Maghera.
THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.
Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes: £1,110.00.
Pope’s Collection envelopes: £35.00 (total so far: £531.00).
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022
The First Week’s Draw in the Ballinascreen Summer Parish Draw takes place this weekend ~ Saturday 23rd July. The Second Draw will take place next Saturday evening, 30th July, in Holy Rosary Church before the Vigil Mass at 6.15 pm.
Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4: First Prize £1,000, Second Prize £200, Third Prize £100,
Week 5: First Prize £2,000, Second Prize £500, Third Prize £300.
Winners are announced every Saturday night at the 6.15 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church.
If you missed out on the First Week’s Draw and would still like to enter, Tickets are £20 and can be bought from:
Ballinascreen Parish Draw Promoters,
Fr. Madden’s and Fr. McGirr’s Parochial Houses,
Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices, Ballinascreen Credit Union,
Heron’s Gift Shop and Moneyneena Post Office.
Good Luck to everyone entered into the Summer Draw!
NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE
National Grandparents Pilgrimage at the Shrine of our Lady of Knock, also celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly, is on today, Sunday 24th July. Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm. Mass at 3 pm, followed by Rosary. Main Celebrant of the Mass will be Archbishop Francis Duffy, Archbishop of Tuam and Patron of the Irish Catholic Grandparents’ Association. Those unable to join in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch
DANNY McSTRAVOCK CHARITY CYCLE THIS WEEKEND
Hi everyone. I am once again undertaking a cycling challenge this weekend. In December 2021 Daniel Lupari, my grandson aged 7 was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and he is currently on 5 injections per day. This has naturally meant that there has to have been a lot of adjustments for the family and a lot of learning on managing his eating and activities. The treatment has come a long way for diabetics over the years but it’s still not perfect. There can be a lot of unpredictable spikes or dips with no explanation behind them. Daniel has been a wee warrior and never complains, as a family we could not be prouder at how he has adapted. Diabetes UK Northern Ireland help by providing information, providing someone to talk to, provide a helpline, local support groups, type 1 events, online learning zone and even insurance. They also invest in research investing £6.4 million in 2021 to kick start 31 new studies.
With this in mind we wanted to do something to help to raise awareness of Diabetes so on 24th July Sammy (Daniel’s father) and myself will be attempting to cycle twice around Lough Neagh clockwise then anti-clockwise, approx. 160 miles. If you would like to donate you can do through our just giving page link below or search for Danny McStravock on www.justgiving.com
or making a payment to myself or Sammy or any of our families. We hope to be joined on the day by other local cyclists and anyone wishing to join will be more than welcome. We understand that after the last few years things have been difficult for everyone and any support you can provide would be gratefully appreciated.
CANCER FOCUS NORTHERN IRELAND FREE HEALTH CHECKS
The Cancer Focus NI Keeping Well van will be at Knocknagin Hall, Desertmartin on Wednesday 27th July. We will be offering free health checks consisting of a body composition analysis, blood pressure, blood sugars, bespoke lifestyle advice and information on how you can reduce your cancer risk. Make some time to hop on board and get a personalised health check. This will empower you to take control of your health and take steps to lower your risk of cancer. This is an appointment only service. To book your appointment, please contact Olive: 078 8761 4094, Kathleen: 077 6427 7809, Anne: 028 7964 2711.
KNOCKNAGIN HALL COMMITTEE
Band Practice continues on Thursday nights at 8 pm – 9 pm. New members always welcome.
Social Dancing on the second Friday of each month.
WALK HUDY’S WAY MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
Walk from An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena on Saturday 30th July for walkers of all abilities and those folk who just fancy a cup of tea! Long walk ~ 7 miles, starts 9 am. Short walk ~ 3 miles starts 11 am. Registration from 8.30 am at An Rath Dubh Centre, Moneyneena. Lunch served in An Rath Dubh from 12 noon. Donation buckets, for Macmillan Cancer Suppport will be available or donate online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walkhudy2022 For more details contact Joseph McCullagh 07841820228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BISHOP DALY EXHIBITION
‘Bishop Daly: A Man for All Seasons’ (Monday 8th – Sunday 14th August). This exhibition has been compiled to celebrate the life, influence, work and legacy of Bishop Edward Daly. The title of the exhibition, ‘A Man For All Seasons’, was chosen to pay tribute to the wide and varied contribution he made to peace and reconciliation in Ireland, to Derry and its Diocese, to the search for justice and to healing the differences that divide Northern Ireland. He lived out the words of Christ in his work. The project has been kindly supported by Derry and Strabane District Council. Location: St. Eugene’s Cathedral Hall, Infirmary Road, Derry. For more information, please visit www.steugenescathedral.com
Are you being called to love the Lord and his people as a diocesan priest? If considering such a vocation, contact your local priest or Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’ Hagan, P.P. Moville at email@example.com or email the firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL
Join over 1,000 young people between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare from Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August. For more information and to book your place, go to www.youth2000.ie
DROMANTINE CENTRE NEW WORKSHOPS
Bookings now open for these workshops: THE LONG GOODBYE ~ Practical advice for caregivers of people living with dementia. Friday 19th August at 5 pm – Sunday 21st August at 2 pm. WHEN IT IS DARKEST ~ Understanding suicide. Saturday 24th September, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm. CHURCH ABUSE: A UNIQUE BETRAYAL ~ A call to listen, a call to action, a call to change. Friday 4th November at 5 pm – Sunday 6th November at 2 pm. The Workshop Facilitator is Fr. Hugh Lagan SMA, priest and chartered clinical psychologist who has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience. Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: Phone 028 3082 1964 or email email@example.com.
Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage runs from Wednesday1st June until 15th August (Saturday 13th August is the final day to begin the Pilgrimage). Cost €80. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups. All booking information, including information on organised parish groups, at www.loughderg.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 00353 71 9861518. Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, F94 N289.
HIGHER DIPLOMA/DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LITURGY
The National Centre for Liturgy at Maynooth University invites applicants for this blended learning course which will combine online modules with some on-campus learning. For more details, please log onto www.maynoothcollege.ie/courses. Closing date for applications is 9th September. Course will commence on 23rd September.
THE DERRY DIOCESAN CATECHETICAL CENTRE
The Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre, working in Partnership with Saint Mary’s University, Twickenham, offers the Masters in Catholic School Leadership. This is a post-graduate degree dedicated to the professional development and spiritual formation of Catholic school leaders. It is a great opportunity for those currently in leadership roles and those who aspire to, or have an interest in, leadership roles within the Catholic School system. The Derry Centre to date has 42 graduates and 30 more students at different stages of the programme. Applications for the Autumn intake close on 30th September 2022. If you require any further information, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 028 7126 4087 or email email@example.com.