Bulletin: 16th June 2024

PARISH BULLETIN – 11th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – 16th June 2024

 

SUNDAY MASSES

 

SATURDAY VIGIL

Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen:                6 pm [webcam]

St. Patrick’s, Keenaught:               7.30 pm

 

SUNDAY

St. Columba’s, Straw:                         9 am

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

St. Patrick’s, Sixtowns:                       11 am

St. Eugene’s, Moneyneena:                12 noon

 

 

WEEKDAY MASSES THIS WEEK

 

St. Mary’s, Coolcalm:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday ~ 10 am.  [webcam]

 

Holy Rosary, Ballinascreen:  Wednesday – 10 am; Friday ~ 7.30 pm.  [webcam]

 

 

All Masses in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm are transmitted live via the Desertmartin parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Desertmartin

All Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the Ballinascreen parish webcam:

https://www.churchservices.tv/Draperstown

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Fr. Peter Madden P.P. V.F.                                    

31 Sixtowns Road, Draperstown

Phone:  028 7962 8376

Email:  ballinascreenparish@gmail.com

 

Fr. Dermot McGirr C.C.

50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin

Telephone:  028 7963 2196

Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com

 

Desertmartin Parish Office:

Tel. 028 7939 7047.  Wednesday and Thursday, 10.30 am to 3 pm.

Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com

 

Christenings:  To book a baptism, contact Fr. McGirr on 028 7963 2196

 

Parish Anniversary and Month’s Mind Masses:  If parishioners wish to have their loved one prayed for at any Anniversary Friday Mass, please email their name to the Parish Office by noon on Thursday of the relevant week.  Email:  desertmartinparish@gmail.com.

Notices for First Anniversary and Month’s Mind Masses should be received before the Thursday of the previous week so they may be printed in the Bulletin the weekend before the Anniversary Mass.

 

Sperrin Foodbank:  075 4342 0639     SVP Helpline:  077 1083 8050

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DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Please remember in your prayers:

 

Christine Devine, Toomebridge; Fianna Grace Harkin, Tirruadh Road; Declan McGuigan, Dungiven; Francis Lagan, Maghera and Mary McCrory, Ballymena, whose funerals were held during the week.

 

Patrick McNulty, Brian Martin, Carmel Molloy, Eileen O’Hagan, Paddy McGuigan, Fionnuala McAleese, Dan Gormley, Maureen Kelly and Mick Kelly (Dan) who died recently.

 

Fr. Patrick O’Connor, Doncaster and Desertmartin and Matthew Wilson, Cookstown and Desertmartin whose First Anniversaries occur at this time.

 

George Murray, Dympna Connery, Harry McCann, Tommy McGonigle, Kevin Donnelly, Paddy Kelly, Frank Henry, Mary Toner, Joe McCluskey Dublin and Francis Donnelly Crocknamohill whose anniversaries occur at this time.

 

MONTH’S MIND MASS

The Month’s Mind Mass for Eileen O’Hagan, 89 Iniscarn Road, will be celebrated on Friday 21st June at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, Desertmartin.

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THANK YOU for your generous contributions to the Parish.

Last Week:  Sunday/Priest’s Collection envelopes:  £1,082.00.

Diocesan Purposes Collection envelopes:  £45.00 (total so far £540.01).

Thank you to those who contribute to the parish by direct debit.

 

SICK VISITATION

On Thursday and Friday Fr. McGirr will visit the sick on Carncose, Quilly, Luney, Drumsamney, Tobermore and Forgetown Roads, and Brackagh Lane.

 

BLESSING OF GRAVES

Thank you to everyone who attended the Blessing of the Graves ceremonies in the parish last weekend.  Thank you also for your generous contributions to the departing gate collection to help with the upkeep of the graveyards which came to £2,845.00.

 

THE FORTY HOURS

The Forty Hours Devotions – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – in Desertmartin Parish is this weekend, Sunday 16th to Monday 17th June in St. Mary’s, Coolcalm from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm on Sunday and Monday.  Exposition will begin after the Sunday morning 10 am Mass concluding with Devotions and Benediction at 7.30 pm that evening.  It will resume after 10 am Mass on Monday morning with the 40 Hours ending at 7.30 pm with Devotions and Benediction that evening.  Everyone is welcome to visit the church or go online and spend a short while in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament over the course of the two days.

 

 

 

KNOCKNAGIN HALL ACTIVITIES

Yoga Classes and Knit and Natter Classes have stopped for the summer months and will resume again in September.

Convery School of Irish Dancing Class for boys and girls aged 3+ on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.  To register or for more information, contact Nicola on 075 1820 4758.

Chair Exercise Classes continue on Tuesday at 10 am, followed by a short walk.  Admission £4.

Line Dancing Classes on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm.

Read Yourself Well:  Selection of books from wellness experts, doctors and bestselling authors.  There are a number of books out on loan but no details were recorded.  If you are borrowing a book, it is necessary to record your name and a contact number.  Please return any overdue books or if you require it for a longer period then contact any committee member below.

Come along to any of the above actives and enjoy a fun way to exercise, keep fit and improve your health and wellbeing.  Contact Olive on 078 8761 4094, Kathleen on 077 6427 7809 or Anne on 028 7964 2711 to register.

Sarsfield’s Accordion Band & Div. 30 would like to pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to band members, Ryan McAleese on the death of his mother Fionnuala McAleese, and to Mary-Kate and Sarah Bradley on the recent loss of their great uncle, Paddy McGuigan.

April Monthly Draw winner:  no. 172 Pat Wilson, Ballinderry.

Band Practice continues on Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm.  All members are asked to make a special effort to attend band practice and check they have a complete uniform.  New and past members welcome.

 

RECYCLING LIFT – ST. COLUMB’S P.S. CULLION

St. Columb’s P.S., Cullion has arranged for a recycling lift for clothes, paired shoes, handbags, belts, curtains, etc.  Any bags can be left at the school up until the morning of Wednesday 26th June.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

ST. EUGENE’S CHURCH, MONEYNEENA

Fr. Madden is grateful for the donations already received towards the renovation work at St. Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.  Further donations gratefully accepted.  Donations may be given directly to Fr. Madden or left in the Ballinascreen Parish Office or made on-line via the Donate Button on the Ballinascreen Parish website.  If using this button, please select the ‘Restoration Fund’ option.  You may also contribute directly to Ballinascreen Church Renovation Fund account, using these bank account details:  Ballinascreen Parish Premium Business Reserve account number: 10585922.  Sort code: 98-05-50.  Thank you once again for your ongoing support and for your support of the various fund-raising events.

 

BALLINASCREEN PARISH SUMMER DRAW 2024

The Ballinascreen Annual Summer Draw is upon us and this year it will aid the work at St. Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena, which is progressing well.  We are hoping that the Summer Draw will be a great success.  The total prize fund is £8,000 and the Draw will be held each Saturday from 13th July until Saturday 10th August.  Winners will be announced each Saturday at the 6 pm Vigil Mass in the Holy Rosary Church, Ballinascreen.

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

Tickets only £20 each are available to buy from:  Parish Draw Promoters; Heron’s Gift Shop, Draperstown; Moneyneena Post Office; Fr. Madden’s and Fr. McGirr’s Parochial Houses; Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Parish Offices; and Ballinascreen and Desertmartin Credit Union Offices.  Tickets may also be purchased online by logging onto https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Ballinascreen_Parish/TicketSales or by scanning this QR code:

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC FUNDRAISING EVENT

Irish Traditional Music Session in An Rath Dubh on Saturday 15th June.  Senior Session 8.30 pm til late.  Admission £10.  All proceeds from this event are in aid of renovation work at St. Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.  All welcome.

 

WARM WELCOME WEDNESDAY LUNCHEON CLUB

Final lunch before the summer break takes place on Wednesday 19th June, offering a Free lunch for over 60s and the chance to meet and chat to others.  This event will be held in Workspace Community Hub from 11 am – 1.30 pm, food will be served about 12.15 pm.  Places limited, so booking is essential.  To confirm your place, please contact Workspace on 028 7962 8113 by 12 noon on Monday 17th June.

 

KILCRONAGHAN CENTRE

Annual Art Exhibition and Creamed Tea Fundraiser on Saturday 22nd June, 12 noon – 4 pm.  All proceeds on the day for a local Parkinson’s support group.

Annual Vintage Rally, Family Fun Day and Craft Fair on Saturday 28th September from 11 am.  For more details, ring 028 7962 7826 or message 078 2196 3749.

 

DRAPERSTOWN HEALTH MATTERS PROJECT

The last session of this project will be held on Wednesday 26th June in Workspace Community Hub from 11 am.  To mark Deaf Blind Awareness Week, a representative from Deafblind UK will be giving a talk at 11.30 am and O’Kane’s Pharmacy will be carrying out ear checks.   Everyone welcome, no booking required.  Refreshments served.

 

ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE 

All-Ireland Rally for Life takes place in Dublin on Saturday 6th July.  Make a stand to protect Ireland’s unborn babies.  Coaches will be travelling from towns across Northern Ireland.  To book your seat, tel. 028 9027 8484 or 075 9228 0522 or email info@preciouslife.com

 

AFTERNOON TEA WITH DANIEL O’DONNELL

St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, proudly presents ‘Afternoon Tea with Daniel O’Donnell’ on Sunday 14th July at 3 pm in St. Mary’s College, Northland Road, Derry.  Tickets cost £35 and are available to buy at the Cathedral Parish Office, Tel.  028 7126 2894.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER WALK

Annual Walk will be held on Saturday 27th July, starting and finishing at An Rath Dubh, Moneyneena.  More details later.

 

SPERRIN FOODBANK NEW OPENING HOURS

Foodbank operates Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm.  If you or someone you know requires assistance, please call 075 4342 0639.  No questions asked or criteria to meet.  Follow them on facebook at Sperrinfoodbank or email foodbank@theworkspacegroup.org.

 

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE

The Lough Derg traditional Three Day Pilgrimage has begun and continues until Thursday 15th August.

 

DIOCESE OF DERRY THREE-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG 2024

Diocese of Derry Three-Day Pilgrimage to Lough Derg 2024 led by Bishop Donal McKeown starts on Friday 26th July and concludes on Sunday 28th July.  Bus will leave St. Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry, on Friday 26th July at 11 am and will travel via Strabane, Lifford and Ballybofey.  Cost £80 including transport.  Cost for those making their own way to Lough Derg, £70.  Pre-booking is required for those travelling by bus.  Please contact Tony Brennan on tony.brennan@derrydiocese.org or phone the Diocese Office on 028 7126 2302 for a booking form.  Lough Derg is a sacred place set apart to bring burdens and leave them behind, to seek healing for wounds and to ask for them to be healed.  The Lough Derg Pilgrimage provides a kind of breathing space in which people can calmly explore and reflect on where they find themselves in their lives at that moment in time.  We look forward to welcoming you.

 

FR. LIAM DONNELLY – 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION

To mark this special occasion, Fr. Liam will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on Friday 21st June at 7 pm in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Lavey.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in Lavey Club.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

MASTERS IN CATHOLIC SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

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.   If you require any further information or wish to register for the information session, please contact the Derry Diocesan Catechetical Centre on 028 7126 4087 or email tferry@derrydiocese.org.

 

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE 2024

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine 2024 on Sunday 28th July.  Led by Archbishop Luis Mariano Montemayor, Papal Nuncio to Ireland.  Theme: ‘Do Not Cast Me Off in My Old Age’ (psalm 71:9).  2.30 pm – Anointing of the Sick in the Basilica.  3 pm – Pilgrimage Mass followed by Rosary Procession.  Those unable to join in person can take part online at www.knockshrine.ie/watch.

 

LIFE CAMP 2024

Living – In – Faith – Everywhere.  LIFE Camp is a voluntary organisation staffed by teachers, students and experienced volunteers.  It takes place in St. Mary’s College, Northland Road, Derry.  We are calling all pupils currently in P3 – P7.  Week 1:  Monday 1st – Friday 5th July and Week 2:  Monday 8th – Friday 12th July.  Cost for each week is £40.  To register go to www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Life%20Summer%20Camp

 

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage Society’s 52nd Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 7 nights – 10th – 17th July.  From Belfast International Airport and staying full board at Hotel Agena.  Contact Kathleen McCann on 028 7963 2205 or 077 1970 1925.

 

DERRY DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE

We are inviting young people aged 16+ to join us on pilgrimage to Medjugorje for 9 nights from 30th July to 8th August.  This will be a unique experience for young people and an opportunity to engage with peers from around the world, in a faith context.  Up to 50,000 young people attend the Medjugorje Youth Festival each year.  Cost is £800 and there will be a budget plan to help with this.  Names and deposit of £100 are required as soon as possible to secure a place.  For more information or to book in, please contact lizzie.rea@derrydiocese.org or tel. 028 7126 4087.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA

Fatima Pilgrimage, 9th – 14th August.  Ex Dublin.  Mass in Santarem where the bleeding host took place, visit visionaries homes, Hungarian stations of the cross, Lisbon with church of Saint Anthony where he was born and baptised, seaside excursion.  Payments can be made by instalments.  Contact James Treacy on 00353 61 921 470 or email jamestreacyphotography@gmail.com.

 

ST. EUGENE’S CATHEDRAL PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA

19th – 24th October.  Cost £770 per person sharing with a single room supplement of £150 (subject to availability).  For more information, please contact Anne Marie Hickey on amhickey@derrydiocese.org or phone St. Eugene’s Parish Office on 028 7126 2894.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND SAN GIOVANNI 

4th – 10th November, led by James Molloy.  Spiritual Director, Fr. John McKeever.  To book please phone Kieran and Laura Troyon on 00353 57 9355050.  To book by debit card, see www.myriam.ie.  Passport details needed when booking.  Coach pickup at Oakleaf Restaurant, Maghera.  Cost 895 Euro p.p.s.

 

GLENSHANE PILGRIMAGE TO ROME, SAN GIOVANNI AND MONTECASSINO

6th – 10th November.  €895 euros all in.  Afternoon flights with Aer Lingus.  Excellent accommodation and dinners.  All coaches and tours included.  Phone Kieran and Laura on 00353 57 93 55050.

 

SAFEGUARDING NOTICE

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 mariegormley@derrydiocese.org.

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

 

STRESS CONTROL ONLINE  

Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment.  If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn some great ways, free-of-charge, to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then come along to our online Stress Control class.  ‘Stress Control’ is a six-session cognitive-behavioural therapy class used extensively in community-settings by the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) and across the world.  You can find out more here: https://ni.stresscontrol.org/

As you can’t come to a regular Stress Control class due to the current circumstances, Stress Control will come to you and live stream the sessions.  Each session will be available on the YouTube channel from 9 am and will remain available until 8 am the morning of the next session, e.g. Session One will be available from 9 am on Monday 3rd June and will be taken down at 8 am on Monday 10th June.  Session Two will then premiere at 9 am.  The sessions will be led by Dr. Jim White, consultant clinical psychologist, who created the class and who has taught most of the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland) trainers who would normally be running classes across the country.

To take part:

 

  1. Go to https://ni.stresscontrol.org/ where you can learn more about the class and get the dates. Everything you need to successfully complete the class – the booklets, self-assessment, relaxation and mindfulness – can be found in the ‘Free zone’.  If you can, please read, and start working on, the booklets in the ‘Preparing for the course’ section before Session 1.

 

  1. On the homepage, click on the ‘Stress Control Online’ link to access our YouTube channel where the classes will be available to view at the scheduled times. If you click the ‘Subscribe’ button on our YouTube page (free), you will receive notifications when a new session is available.  You can also follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdCfzKgmXbB30baWLv6L5-g

 

  1. The session will begin exactly on time, so make sure you are there from the start. Sessions run for about 90 minutes and there will be a 10-minute break in the middle.

 

  1. Each session is one piece of the jigsaw in tackling your Stress. By coming to each class, the jigsaw will form, and the big picture can emerge, making you better able to handle your stress.  This is cognitive-behavioural therapy so it is crucial you practice the skills you will learn between sessions.

 

Life is very hard for us just now and there are no easy solutions or magic cures, but, with hard work and determination, we can boost our resilience to cope with these difficult times and come out the other end stronger. Please pass this on to anyone who you think might benefit from the class.

 

 

 

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