PARISH BULLETIN – 20th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 14th 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: Monday ~ 10 am; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 11 am.
St. Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena: Monday ~ 11 am.
Holy Rosary Church: Monday ~ 6 pm; Wednesday ~ 11 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.
St. Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns: Monday ~ 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, Rose Masters, Mary Tosh, Charlie O’Hagan, Brendan Wilson, Marion Devlin, Paul Anthony McToal who died recently.
Benny Kelly, Josie McAllister, Gertrude Higgins, Catherine McKenna, Joseph O’Hagan, Sean Bradley, Maureen McNally, Ellen Shaw, Bernard Donnelly, Anthony Donnelly and Barney Regan whose anniversaries occur at this time.
THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.
Sunday Collection/Priests’ Collection envelopes: £955.60.
Restoration Fund envelopes: £673.90.
MASSES FOR THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION ~ MONDAY 15TH AUGUST
10 am ~ St. Mary’s Church, Coolcalm
11 am ~ St. Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena
6 pm ~ Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown
7.30 pm ~ St. Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns
CONGRATULATIONS TO FR. JOHN
Many congratulations to Fr. John O’Laverty who was ordained a priest for service in the Down and Connor Diocese on 31st July. Fr. John will offer Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Sixtowns on Monday 15th August at 7.30 pm and afterwards he will give his First Blessing to all who attend.
Fr. O’Lavery’s mother is the former Elizabeth Campbell from Sixtowns, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Ellen Campbell. We wish him every blessing in his priestly ministry. Ad Multos Annos.
BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2022
Winners Week 3:
£1,000 ~ Tracey McWilliams, Tirruadh Road.
£200 ~ Niambh McCullagh, Maghera.
£100 ~ Veronica McCullagh, Glengomna Road.
The Fourth Week’s Draw in the Ballinascreen Summer Parish Draw takes place this weekend ~ Saturday 13th August. The Fifth and final Week’s Draw will take place next Saturday evening, 20th August, in Holy Rosary Church AFTER the 6.15 pm Vigil Mass.
Week 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!
KNOCKNAGIN HALL COMMITTEE
Chair Exercise with Thomasina will resume on Tuesday 16th August at 10 am. Admission £4. Everyone welcome.
Knit and Natter: The Knit and Natter classes will resume again in September.
Line Dancing with Thomasina will resume again in the first week of September.
Cancer Focus NI would like to thank all those who attended the health checks that was carried out while visiting Desertmartin on 27th July and the generous donation of £150.00.
If you wish to register for any of the above classes, or alternatively if you have any ideas for group activities, please contact Olive 078 8761 4094, Kathleen 077 6427 7809 or Anne 028 7964 2711.
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.
SLIEVE GALLION ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
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.
Painting Class begins on Wednesday 7th September for 8 weeks. Choose from 10 am – 12 noon or 7 pm – 9 pm.
Felt Flower Crafting begins on Monday 12th September, 10 am – 12.30 pm for 3 weeks. £10, all materials supplied.
Yoga with Angela begins on Thursday 22nd September, 10.30 am – 12 noon for 6 weeks.
Watercolours with George Gourley begins on Monday 3rd October, 10 am – 12 noon for 4 weeks.
Creative Writing with Maura Johnston begins on Tuesday 4th October, 10.30 am – 12 noon for 9 weeks.
Our annual Vintage Rally, Craft Fair and Family Fun Day returns this year on Saturday 24th September at 11 am. We are taking bookings for craft tables now – drop us a message if you’re interested in reserving a space. Text 078 2196 3749, ring 028 7962 7826 or PM Kilcronaghan facebook for more details and to book your place.
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.
ST. PIO PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE
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.
COME AND SEE VOCATIONS RETREAT
‘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.
KNOCK NOVENA 2022
National Novena to Our Lady of Knock starts today Sunday 14th and continues until Monday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.