25th October 2009 PDF Print E-mail

Mission Statement: Our Parish 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.

St. John the Baptist Church, Garvaghy Road, (1777) - 1977
St. Patrick's Church, William Street – 1835

25th October 2009
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mass Times:
St. John the Baptist
Saturday   7 p.m.
Sunday      8.30 & 11.30 a.m.
St. Patrick's
Sunday    10 a.m.

Weekday Masses:
St. John the Baptist
Tuesday - Friday 7p.m.
St. Patrick's
Monday - Saturday  10 a.m.
Monday 7p.m. (Novena -
Miraculous Medal)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays in St. John the Baptist Church beginning at 6 p.m.

Devotions 1st and 2nd Sunday


St. Patrick's
Saturday - 12.30 - 1.15 p.m.
St. John the Baptist
Saturday - 6.15 - 6.45 p.m.

Every Saturday, 5 p.m.
Registration for Baptism must be  made in St. John the Baptist Church, after Friday evening Mass, two weeks prior to date.

At least three months notice must be given to the Priests of the Parish.

Phone Numbers:  
Fr. O'Dwyer 38350610
Fr. White 38332218
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

Ministers of the Eucharist
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 19th October Eddie McVeigh.

Ministry of The Word  - Week beginning  26th October 10 a.m. Margaret Donovan.  7 p.m. Jerome Marley.  

Sacrament of Confirmation - Saturday 29th May 2010 at 3 p.m.  with Cardinal Sean Brady.
Gaelige - St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, Saturday 20th March, 5 p.m., with Bishop Clifford.   

First Communion Dates: Presentation P.S..24th April, Ballyoran CPS 8th May, Eoin Baiste Bun Scoil 8th May, St. John the Baptist P.S.22nd May.   

Recent Baptisms:  Mollie Ava Bentley

SHYNE - meeting this evening in Youth Club 6 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

St. Joseph's Young Priest Society:
Meeting on Wednesday 28th October in St. John's Meeting Room after 7 p.m. Mass.

Weddings 2010 - couples who have booked weddings for next year should confirm their bookings this month.

Evangelium: Friday 30th October at 7.30 p.m. in the Meeting Room, St. John the Baptist Church.  Next module - `Confession and Anointing.' Reading questions 295-320 of the Compendium. All are welcome.

Commemoration of The Faithful Departed:
Mass for the deceased Monday 2nd November at 7 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Church (Novena Prayers said).  List of the Dead Sheets for completion are now available in the Churches - to be returned by Saturday 31st October.

Feasts: Tuesday 27th St. Otteran; Wednesday 28th Ss Simon and Jude; Thursday 29th St. Colman;  Saturday 31st Bl. Dominic Colllins.

Workshop in Sacred Music - Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk Monday 16th November, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.  Facilitator Mr. Colm Murphy, Head of Music St. Paul's High School, Bessbrook and Director of Sacred Music in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.  Resource pack and refreshments available on the evening and a contribution of £5 will be requested.

Fireworks when used responsibly and carefully can add to celebrations and gatherings but remember some people, especially babies and children and senior citizens, and those living alone, might not like the noise of fireworks - Keep this in mind.  Play safe.

Feasts: Wednesday 14th St. Callistus; Thursday 15th St. Teresa of Avila;  Friday 16th St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, St. Gall;
Dead Lists available in Churches -

Offertory Collection - Sunday 18th
Thanks to all who contributed
Requiescant In Pace
Lately deceased:  Mary Mulholland, Jean McAlinden, Don Lucas, Kathleen Hagan, Fr. Charles Vallely, Patrick Byrne, Sr. Frances Carley(Sr. Oliver), Jackie Franklin
At This Time:  Joseph Byrne, Soares Family, James McParland, Baby Ben McParland
Sunday 25th: Lizzy Crossey, Mary Ann Campbell, Rose Keegan, Kenny Totton, Sr. Marie Therese McCreesh, Colm Boyle, Josephine Mitchell
 Monday 26th:  Annie Sharkey(1st Anniversary), Edward Cullen, Rose Beattie, Mary Connolly, Delphine McLoughlin, Gerald Livingstone, John McCann
Tuesday 27th:  Rose Ann Pask, Ana Maria Xavier Rego Filomeno, Oliver Brown, Thomas Morgan.  
Wednesday 28th: Jim Mulholland, Kevin O'Connor, Edward Mulholland, Charles McNally, Sr. M. Alphonsus Russell, Violeta De Sousa, William Cullen
Thursday 29th:  M.M. Tom Ward, Mother Margaret Mary Gannon, Frank Megarity, John Keating, Desmond Joseph O'Connell, John Jordan, Michael McEvoy, Patricia Hyde, Oliver McKeown
Friday 30th: Mary Campbell, Ernest Elliott, Dr. Eamonn Fleming, Sr. M. Teresa Miliffe, Rosaleen Judge
Saturday 31st:  Brendan Bailey(1st Anniversary), Gareth McCormac, Francis Hanratty,  Peter McGurk

Anniversaries late for bulletin should be left in the Sacristy for inclusion on the proper day.

When submitting notices for the bulletin please include a contact name and telephone number.
Notices and anniversaries should be left in by the Wednesday prior to publication.

Jesus hears our cry for help.  What do you want Jesus to do for you?  How will you show your gratitude?   Contact Fr. Paddy Rushe 00353 42 93 34259.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Clothes shop, tel. 38393898 or  Furniture shop tel. 38394219,  in Mayfair Business Centre, Garvaghy Road.  Opening hours Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
URGENTLY REQUIRED! - Baby clothes.
NEW SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

The Presentation Sisters Koinonia Project -  Meditation Mondays 7.30 p.m., T'ai Chi Chih classes Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. or Thursdays 11 a.m.  Spiritual Direction by appointment. For details please call 38332220 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Drumcree College - Christmas Craft / Food Fair on Sunday 29th November 12 noon - 5 p.m.  Also Car Boot Sale at the same time.  Craft Stalls £15 (indoors).  Car £7 - Van £12.  To book phone
07707287843 or 38334725.  This years event is in aid of P.I.P.S. - charity dealing with the prevention of suicide.
Basketball - P7 - 1st & 2nd years every Wednesday from 3.30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Adult fitness classes Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.  For more information contact the school 38334725.
SPRED -  Wednesday in Drumcree Community Centre at 7.30 p.m.  Enquiries phone 38392568.

Drumcree Community Centre:  Help with Arthritis - 6 week course starting Monday 19th October 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.  Phone to book.
Drumcree House of Health - Monday Young People Clinic 6 - 8 p.m.
Tuesday  Carer's Support & Women's Night, Thursday Men's Evening.
Phone Jennifer or Linda on 38334522 for more details.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  Due to renovations no Bingo until further notice.

Children in Crossfire are recruiting enthusiastic individuals to participate in the Barcelona Half Marathon in February 2010 and Cycle Vietnam in April 2010.  A registration fee is requested and minimum sponsorship applies.  If you are interested in either of these challenges, please contact Sarah on 028 71269898 or e-mail
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Bannside Development Centre:  A Holistic approach to Health - a series of talks starting Thursday 15th October, 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Homework Club Monday and Tuesday 3.15 - 4.30 p.m.  £1 per day.
Bannside Scribblers - Mondays 7 - 9 p.m.  English Classes   Thursday 10 a.m. also I.C.T. for beginners.  For more information contact Carol on 38339916.

ACCORD - Marriage Preparation Courses dates  in 2010.
Course 1 - Armagh City Hotel, Wednesday 20th, 27th of January and Wednesday 3rd February.  Course runs for 3 weeks 7 - 10 p.m.
Course 2 - Armagh City Hotel, Wednesday 14th, 21st and 28th April.
Course runs for 3 weeks 7 - 10 p.m.  Due to increasing demand couples are advised to book their place at least ten months before the wedding.  Phone 38334781.

Pro-Life Prayer Vigil Precious Life Ministries invite you to join them for a Prayer Vigil outside the High Court in Belfast on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October, when a Judicial Review of abortion guidelines will be heard.  We also ask you to unite with us in Three Days of Prayer and Fasting - beginning Monday 26th October - offering up our prayers and sacrifices for the abortion guidelines to be withdrawn and our unborn children protected.

Armagh Diocesan Historical Society:  Lecture on Wednesday 4th November at 8 p.m. in the Cardinal O Fiaich Library, Armagh.  Lecture given by Armagh historian Gerry Oates who will talk about `Personal and Placenames around Armagh City'.

Abbey Christian Bros. Grammar School, Newry:  Past pupils and past members of staff are invited back to tour their `old school' on Saturday 7th November between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. before the doors are finally locked as the Abbey moves to its `state of the art' new school at Castleowen on the Ashgrove Road.  Refreshments will be available.

St. John's Accordion Band: clesses in music on Thursdays 7pm in St. John the Baptist School. Anyone wishing to join contact a committee member at the school on the evening.

Praying with icons - a day of prayer and reflection in SMA, Dromintine 5th December 11am-4pm with Don Gregory Collins OSB. Toattend leave name and phone no at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it cost £20, lunch provided.
Let me see again

In the varied colours of the hills,
the changing sound of waves,
the steady flow of rivers
let me see, Lord God, your beauty,
your peace, your eternity.

In the care of friendship,
the love of family,
the commitment of husband and wife,
let me see, Lord God, your love,
your care, your faithfulness.

In care for the poor,
commitment of justice,
in work for peace,
let me see, Lord God, your passion
your care for the poor, your Incarnation.

In joy and in laughter,
may I see your joy.
In suffering and in mourning,
let me see your cross.
In forgiveness and in courage,
let me see your resurrection.

Let me see again.