6th June 2010 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

6th June 2010
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
(Corpus Christi)

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

Minister of the Eucharist  
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 8th Maura Berry.  

Ministry of The Word
Week beginning 7th  10 a.m. Aidan McCormac.   7 p.m. Michael Dennison.

"Year for Priests" closes on Friday next, Feast of The Sacred Heart.  Fr. White and Fr. O'Dwyer take this opportunity to thank you for your support in prayer, in word, in deed and financially, especially during the daily Rosary.  Let us continue to pray for each other.

Feast of The Sacred Heart - Friday 11th:
Annual Vigil   will commence with Adoration at 6 p.m. continuing after Mass with Public Act of Consecration 7.30 p.m., Scriptural Rosary 7.40 p.m., Litany 8.10 p.m. Chaplet 8.15 p.m., Papal Prayer 8.25 p.m. and concluding with Benediction at 8.30 p.m.

Cemetery Sunday - 6th June Mass at 11.30am. - First Communicants who wish to join the procession to the Altar should
assemble in the Church at 11.15 a.m.

Developing World Project: -  the first group of 14 volunteers go out 10th July to lay foundations to our Parish Group Home in
Romania. Keep the project in your prayers.

St. John the Baptist PTA present Annual Sunday Funday - Sunday 13th June.  Fun for all the family - BBQ, Bouncy Castles,
Magician, etc.

Thanks to SHYNE and Knights of St. Columbanus who helped clean graves that have been neglected (probably due to deceased family members not living here) and the Grotto pond last Sunday afternoon.

Diocesan Celebration - June 8th:  As part of the Strengthening Parishes for the 21st Century initiative Cardinal Brady invites people of the Diocese to a celebration in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 8th June 2010.  At the celebration the new Pastoral Area Resource Teams will be commissioned.  The names of the people from our Parish being commissioned for our Pastoral Area are David Greer, Patsy Lambe and Dennis McKeever.  Please join us in the Cathedral for this important diocesan event.  Our Pastoral Area comprises of Ballymore & Mullaghbrack, Drumcree, Kilmore and Loughgall.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August.  For young people aged 16 - 35 yrs.  For more information contact 0751 482 0572 or website www.youth2000.ie

Cultra trip to Old Drumcree 27th June. Mass at 2pm. Bring a packed lunch. Buses leave St John the Baptist carpark at 12.30pm. Tickets for bus £3.50 available in sacristies. Some may wish to travel by their own means. All welcome.

PALS - No PALS at 11.30 a.m. Mass this Sunday.

Prayer Workshop with Fr Flann Lynch, who will be here for our Triduum, on Saturday 19th June 10am to 4pm in St. John the Baptist Primary School.
Participants should bring a packed lunch. Names to Sacristan Francis or tel: 38350610. Get a better understanding of prayer and yourself.

Teresa of Avila;  Friday 16th St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, St. Gall;

Offertory Collection
Sunday 30th - £2604-76
Thanks to all who contributed

Gate Magazine for youth available in Churches - £1.50
Requiescant In Pace
Lately deceased: Laurence Hall, John Patrick Mackle, Conleth McConville, Jackie McVeigh, Cassie Furphy, Fr. Joe Campbell. Pray for the Parents of baby Ryan Americo Victor who died,
James Patrick McClean.
At This Time:  Bernard McQuaid, William James McDowell, Laurence Dempsey, John, Lucy & Robert Dempsey, Fracisco Mascarenhas
Sunday 6th:  Patrick Cullen, Eileen McNeice, William Atkinson   
Monday 7th:  May McNeice, Rachel McCooe, Sarah McKeever, John Harrison, Mary Lappin, Harry Creaney, Mary McDonagh
Tuesday 8th:  Martin McKee, Kenneth McNally, Margaret Davies, Joseph Bunting, Patrick Gallagher   
Wednesday 9th:  James McCavanagh, Monica Mulholland, Tommy McKernan
Thursday 10th:  Patrick McCourt, Mary Donnelly, Seamus Gallagher   
Friday 11th:  Noel McAtamney    
Saturday 12th:  Mary Marley

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.

June Triduum - 17th to 19th - theme this year: Christ yesterday,
today and forever - praying in today's world. Concluding with Garden Party on the Saturday evening. Thursday evening theme - praying for healing. Healing is a complex matter!  Jesus sometimes responded to great need with instantaneous healing, but in other situations, Jesus' teaching and healing action took place over a period of time.  Some people heal quickly; others take more time.  Healing is greatly affected by the depth of hurt and pain from which one is trying to recover.  The same is true regarding the great range of reactions experienced by individuals experiencing any kind of relationship breakdown.  Thursday evening may help your healing process and encourage you to move on to a renewed faith and increased spiritual vitality.
Healing is a call to holiness; a holiness that must be reflected in every sphere of our personal and family and communal lives.  A holiness that embraces all is the surest means of bringing about the change of heart that will enable us to reflect the light of Christ to the world.  Come and pray.  Lord, I am hurting, heal me.

St. Joseph's Young Priest Society - Annual Pilgrimage to Knock - Saturday 26th June.  Cost £28 includes meal or £14 without meal.  If Interested contact Kathleen 38337603 or Theresa 38331629.

Feasts: Monday 7th St. Colman;   Wednesday 9th St. Columba;  
Friday 11th The Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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.  
NEW SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

Drumcree Community Centre:  Sparkles - group for parents, grandparents, minders or anyone who looks aftetr a child 0-4yrs - every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm.  Feileacan - parent and child group Fridays 2pm-3.30pm

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club  Monday &
Tuesday 3.15 - 4.30 p.m. £1 per day. I.C.T.   English Classes Thursday morning 10am  Arts and Crafts Classes from 7 - 8.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. For more information contact Carol on 38339916.

Junior PHOENIX PLAYERS: first rehearsal for the new show "Back to the 80s" monday 7th june 7pm-9pm in St Columba's School, Carleton Street. All welcome - upper age limit 21years. This is an opportunity to acquire some performance skills and make new friends. This is Phoenix Players 25th Year, so be part of a unique flashback to the decade that welcomed Phoenix Players, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper and many more, and perform some of the music that made the 80s so memorable.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  Bingo and Lotto Tuesday 8.15 p.m. (All support welcomed).  Development Draw Tickets available from members, £10 each or 3 for £20.  Draw to take place in August 2010.  

St. Oliver Plunkett Celebration in Drogheda on Sunday 4th July - bus being organised. Tickets available next week.  

African Link Youth Mass in Holy Family Church, Coalisland on Sunday 13th June at 6pm. All welcome.

Armagh Diocesan Pioneers invite parishioners to spend an hour in the company of the Sacred Heart on Thursday 10th June in St. Mochua Church, Derrynoose at 9pm, concluding with Mass at 10pm. Or St. Patrick's Church, Dungannon - times to be confirmed later.

Concert with Three Tenors:  Friday 25th June at 8 p.m. in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.  Ticket £20 (includes supper and refreshments).  Contact Brendan McCann 077708388301.

St. John's Accordion Orchestra:  Concert with Sinead McKenna in St. John the Baptist School on Friday 2nd July at 8 p.m.  Ticket £10 (includes refreshments).  Tickets available from the school on any Thursday night from 7 p.m. also Judges Shop and Marian's Shop, Obins Street.

SMA - Dromantine - Family Fun Day - Sunday 13th June - 1.30 - 6pm.

CTS Bookstand - Something New for Summer - In both Churches we have completely renewed the books and leaflets available from the CTS stands. Have a fresh lok and see if there is something that  interests you - maybe even take a risk and read something you might normally not be interested in.

Mount Mellery Trip 12th June All night vigil. Bus from Lurgan. Tel: 38344284.

Mount Mellery Trip 12th June All

In memory of me

Isn't memory powerful?
The mysterious way you can suddenly
remember where you left something,
or the details of a conversation,
or the touch of a hand,
the scent of a rose.
And you remember with feeling;
or you remember the bitter smell of poverty,
the fear of being threatened in any way,
and you recall the event
and relive the feelings.

The feelings and the thoughts -
in the memory.
And the past can become real in the present.

What a life stood for
can be recalled, relived, rejoiced in.
Memory can almost bring a person alive -
people who are absent, deceased.
That's because real life among us is never dead.

`Do this in memory of me.'
In memory of Jesus;
not just a retelling of what he said,
but a reliving of what he did and stood for;
in memory of me and in memory of the living poor,
in memory of me and in memory of the living lonely,
and in memory of the starving and homeless;
in memory of me and in memory of the ones who came for healing,
and in memory of the ones who came
for forgiveness;
in memory of me and in memory of the ones who came for acceptance
and in memory of the ones who came searching for God.

And in memory of one who died for

`Do this in memory of me,'
and remember me alive today
in all who live.
Do this in memory of me.