PARISH BULLETIN – 19th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 7th August 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]
WEEKDAY MASSES THIS COMING WEEK
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:
Mary Connolly, Moyard; Rose Masters, Belfast and Sixtowns; Mary Tosh, Portstewart; Charlie O’Hagan, Connecticut and Brendan Wilson, Cookstown, who died during the week.
Marion Devlin, Paul Anthony McToal, Patsy McGurk, Norah Cuskeran, Keith Meyler and Sean McMoran who died recently.
Elizabeth O’Hagan, Leonard O’Hagan, John O’Connor, Stanley Ferguson, John Crawley Jnr, John Trainor, Fr. Neil Cartin and Rosemary McPeake whose anniversaries occur at this time.
MONTH’S MIND MASS
The Month’s Mind Mass for Maureen Regan, Lecumpher Road, will be celebrated on Friday 12th August at 7.30 pm in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism:
Jane Mary Martin, 19 Carncose Road.
THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.
Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes: £686.00.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022
Winners Week 2:
£1,000 ~ Aileen O’Kane, Gortahurk Road.
£200 ~ Johnny Connery, Tirgan Road.
£100 ~ Claire Scullin, Rannakeeran.
The Third Week’s Draw in the Ballinascreen Summer Parish Draw takes place this weekend ~ Saturday 6th August. The Fourth Week’s Draw will take place next Saturday evening, 13th August, in Holy Rosary Church AFTER the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass.
Weeks 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.
If you missed out on the first draws 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!
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
There will be a meeting in Knocknagin Hall on Monday 8th August at 8 pm. Any new members are welcome to attend.
Dance and tea in Knocknagin Hall on Sunday 21st August at 3 pm. Music by Stuart Moyles. Come along and support the group.
Anyone who ordered tickets for ‘Blood Upon the Rose’ can collect them at the meeting.
Contact Chris on 075 4601 0560.
KNOCKNAGIN HALL COMMITTEE
Social Dancing continues on Friday 12th August. Music by ‘Sprig of Heather’. Dancing from 9 pm to midnight. Admission £7 including light supper.
Chair Exercise with Thomasina will resume on Tuesday 16th August at 10 am. Admission £4. Everyone welcome.
Knit and Natter: 3 baby blankets and 250 baby hats were handed in to Causeway Hospital, Coleraine. Many thanks to all the ladies who took part in the much-needed project. The Knit and Natter class will resume again in September.
The AOH will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption in Belfast on Sunday 14th August. The band will leave the Hall at 9.30 am to parade to Coolcalm Church for 10am Mass and afterwards parade Desertmartin and Magherafelt before joining the main parade in Belfast.
All band members are requested to attend Band practice in preparation.
Anyone wishing to travel on the bus please inform any Band or Div. member ASAP.
Sarsfield’s Band & Div. 30 offers its sincere sympathy and condolences to the McGurk and Walls families on the death of Pasty McGurk, Dunamore.
We are delighted to wish band member Niall O’Hagan and his bride Ciara a long and happy life together after their recent marriage.
The winner of the July Draw was ticket No. 202, £50 to Jim Higgins, Luney.
DERRY DIOCESAN TRUST JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Pastoral Youth Ministry Coordinator, 35 hours per week, in Steelstown Parish, Derry. Closing date: 4.30pm on 23rd August.
Grounds and Maintenance Person, 25 hours per month, Seasonal Contract – April to October in St. Patrick’s Church, Claudy Parish, Co. Derry. Closing date: 4.30pm on 23rd August.
For a job description and application form for either job, please write to Personnel, Derry Diocesan Office, St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Francis Street, Derry BT48 9AP or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 028 7126 2302. Derry Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from all men and women and from members of all communities.
HOLY HOUR FOR VOCATIONS
The next Holy Hour for Vocations will take place in St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, from 8 – 9 pm on Friday 12th August. Everyone is welcome to attend or to join in the devotions via the Cathedral webcam which can be accessed at www.steugenescathedral.com
ST. PIO LAY COMMITTEE
The National Pilgrimage in honour of St. Pio takes place at Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock on Sunday 18th September. Coach leaving Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown at 7 am, returning 10 pm approx. Fare £30, including breakfast payable on booking. Contact: 078 3636 6949, 077 3212 5316 or 028 7962 8920 as soon as possible.
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
‘It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit and then you will be my disciples.’ Anyone interested in studying for the diocesan priesthood is invited to attend a weekend ‘Come and See’ Retreat from 26th – 28th August. Please contact the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Pat O’Hagan, P.P., Moville, at email@example.com for more details and information.
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
LOUGH DERG 3 DAY PILGRIMAGE
Next Saturday 13th August is the final day to begin a 3 Day 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.
KNOCK NOVENA 2022
National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will be from 14th – 22nd August. Visit the website www.knockshrine.ie for full details of guest speakers for the daily ceremonies. The theme for this year’s Novena is ‘A Journey in Hope’.
DERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE
Derry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday 24th September led by Bishop Donal McKeown. Stations of the Cross at 2 pm followed by Mass at 3 pm with Sacrament of the Sick. Buses will travel from a variety of pick-up points. For further information, please contact Fr. Patrick Lagan at St. Eugene’s Cathedral on 028 7126 2894 or email the Cathedral parish office at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BENBURB PRIORY CONFERENCE
Benburb Priory will host a day conference on ‘The Meaning Crisis, Modernity, and the Christian Way: A Benburb Priory Conference’, (rise in suicides, depression, and more) and the Christian way today on Friday 2nd September. The conference will feature leading Christian thinkers, including Paul Kingsnorth, Paul Vander Klay, and Fr. Calvin Robinson. Tickets are available at Benburbpriory.com now. Cost: £34.99. All are welcome. Webpage link: The Meaning Crisis, Modernity, and the Christian Way: A Benburb Priory Conference – Benburb Priory
WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMAGE – LISBON 2023
The Diocese of Derry is inviting any young person who is over 18 or will be 18 by July 2023 to join us on Pilgrimage to Lisbon for World Youth Day. World Youth Day (WYD) is the gathering of young people from all over the world with the Pope. It is also a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and an intense moment of evangelization for the youth world. This pilgrimage will take place in August 2023. For now, we are taking expression of interest until we have more information on dates, times and prices. We have limited space so signing up is essential. You can register your interest on the derrydiocese.org website or on the @derryyouth Facebook page. If you have any questions regarding this pilgrimage, please email Lizzie Rea, Youth Coordinator at: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.