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Mission Statement of the Parish of Drumcree

Our Parish of Drumcree is a Christ-centred community. In Baptism we are challenged by the Spirit to live and share the Gospel message.

Through proclaiming the Gospel message to all, growth in faith, liturgy, justice issues and ecumenism we extend our love and care to all people providing support in renewing and deepening our faith. We value the gifts and talents of each of our parishioners and invite them to use these in responding to Christ’s invitation to all of us to follow Him and spread the Good News to the whole world.

‘For the Church the new world of cyberspace is a summons to the great adventure of using its potential to proclaim the Gospel message. This challenge is at the heart of what it means to “put out into the deep” (Lk 5:4)’

Pope John Paul II – Message for the 36th World Communications Day

14th August 2022 Bulletin
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Armagh Archdiocese Clerical Changes 2022
The Archdiocese of Armagh has published the Clerical Changes for 2022 (link provided below). These changes are effective from 3rd September 2022.

Canon Toner will be moving to Lower Creggan (Cullyhanna) parish as PP.

He will be replaced by Fr Michael Sheehan, who will be our new Parish Priest, as well as Administrator of Kilmore Parish.

In our Pastoral Area, Fr Oliver Brennan (PP Kilmore) will be retiring. We wish him well. Fr Paul Murphy has been appointed as curate in Kilmore Parish and will also serve in the Armagh Inter-Diocesan Marriage Tribunal.

We also send our prayers and good wishes to Fr Colm Hagan and Deacon Eunan McCreesh, native sons of the Parish, who have received new appointments. 

Please keep all of these men in your prayers over the coming weeks as they take up their new roles.

St John the Baptist Church Car Park
St John the Baptist Church Car Park will be locked each evening at 9.30pm sharp. Please ensure your vehicle is out of the car park by this time. 
Ordinary Time Explained
Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ. 

Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. 
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