Ballyclog Donaghenry

Parish of Coalisland

Marian Month of May

our-lady-queen-of-angelsIt is a centuries-old custom of Catholics to dedicate the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This month is always part of the Easter season, the fifty days we celebrate in the liturgy the Resurrection of Christ, and’s it also a time of awaiting the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. They are the two greatest Feasts int eh Chruch’s year and mark the true birth of our faith.  The celebration of May as a Marian month fits well with the two feasts of Easter and Pentecost as we remember Mary’s great joy in her Son’s victory over death as well as her presence with the apostles in the upper room prayerfully awaiting the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This month is a good time to think about the faith of Mary. At the Visitation, Elizabeth said to Mary: Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled. When we think of our Blessed Mother, we recognize that she is indeed blessed, not only because she was the Mother of Jesus, but because she believed in the Lord’s words. She believed with all her heart and said “yes” to become the Mother of the Messiah and Son of God. She allowed herself to be led by God’s grace throughout her life, a life rooted in a deep faith in God. She became her Son’s first and most perfect disciple. She is our model of faith and she helps us with her prayers to live by faith. She teaches us to believe as she believed. In 1965, Pope Paul VI wrote a short encyclical on the month of May. He wrote that May is an occasion for a “moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pay to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance.”  This month why not join for May Devotions as we pray the four mysteries of the Rosary over the four Sundays of the month.  Why not give a few moments to Marian devotion at home or alone.  It’s often said no son can refuse what his mother asks.  In your prayers, this month of grace, ask the intercession of our heavenly Mother and by her help know hope and new faith in life. 

With best wishes – Fr O’Neill

Mass Times

Holy Family Church Coalisland

Coalisland

MASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA WEBCAM AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES

 

Saturday: 6.00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday)

Sunday: 9.30am

Holydays: 10.00am – subject to change

Weekday Mass: Friday: 10.00am

Divine Mercy Chaplet – Tuesday: 7.00pm &  Friday after 10am Mass

St Mary & St Joseph’s Brackaville

Brackaville

MASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA WEBCAM AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES

Weekday Mass: Monday – 7.30pm; Tuesday – Thursday – 10.00am

Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday 10.30am – 6.30pm

May Devotions: Sunday 6.00pm

Confessions: on request after Mass

Rosary: Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am, Wednesday 6.00pm

Holydays: 7.30pm Vigil – subject to change

 

St Mary’s Church Stewartstown

Stewartstown

MASS WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA WEBCAM AT THE FOLLOWING TIME

Sunday: 11.00a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration: Mondays of May 10.00am – 6.00pm

 

 

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First Anniversary and Month's Mind Masses

Month’s Mind Masses and First Anniversary Masses are currently being held in St Mary & St Joseph’s Church, Brackaville on Monday evenings at 7.30pm or Friday evenings at 7.30pm (by arrangement and subject to availability) or on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings at 10.00am. They are also celebrated in the Church of the Holy Family  on Friday mornings at 10.00am or at any of the weekend Masses. Month’s Mind Masses are offered in St Mary’s Church, Stewartstown on Sunday mornings at 11.00am or on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm (by arrangement and subject to availability) and First Anniversary Masses on Sundays at 11am.

The following Masses have been requested during the coming months:

Please note there will be no First Anniversary or Month’s Mind Masses offered in the week of 26th May – 1st June

2nd June – 11.00am – Carmel Kelly – 1st Av

3rd June – 7.30pm – Margaret Jackson – MM

7th June – 7.30pm – Gerard O’Hanlon – 1st Av

10th June – 7.30pm – Yvonne Gervin – 1st Av

Please note there will be no First Anniversary or Month’s Mind Masses offered on Friday 14th June.

14th June – 7.00pm – Blessing of Graves St Mary & St Joseph’s Cemetery

16th June – 11.00am – Blessing of Graves St Mary’s Cemetery

17th June – 7.30pm – Seamus Burns – 1st Av

20th July – 6.00pm – Fergus Harte – 1st Av

26th July – 7.30pm – Brian Rouse – 1st Av

 

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“A lawyer, to disconcert Jesus, put a question , ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’  Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two hang the whole Law and the Prophets also’.

Matthew 22:35-40

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