20th 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

20th June 2010
Twelfth 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 & 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 22nd Teresa McCaffrey.

Ministry of The Word
Week beginning 21st 10 am Denis McCourt  7 pm Sr Mona Taggart.

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.

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 2 pm. Bring a packed lunch. Buses leave St John the Baptist car park at 12.30 pm. Tickets for bus £3.50 available in sacristies. Some may wish to travel by their own means. All welcome.

St Oliver Plunkett Celebration in Drogheda on Sunday 4th July to mark the 90th anniversary of the Beatification of Oliver Plunkett. There will be a procession of the relics and a Diocesan Mass. The Parish have organised a bus leaving that Sunday at 12.30 pm. Tickets available in sacristy of both churches.

Recent Baptisms: Megan McQuaid, Enda Joseph Kerr, Darragh Leo Mackle.

Sacrament of Marriage: Congratulations to Andrea Obispo and Cathal Breen; Maeve O’Neill and John McConville; Leanne McConville and Ciaran Fix who were married recently.

Birth of St John the Baptist – Parish Patron: Mass in St John the Baptist Church on Thursday at 9.30 am with the Primary School – no 10 am Mass that day in St Patrick’s Church.

Parish Safeguarding Children Committee: those in the vetting process can bring their forms for verification to St John the Baptist Church on Tuesday 22nd June after evening Mass.

Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Thursday 24th.

Congratulations to Fr. John Lavery, formerly of William Street, who celebrates the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination on Saturday 19th June.

Developing World Project: Parish Romania Appeal in conjunction with Comber Group Homes 2010 are sending a lorry to Romania next week and require the following items:

Kitchen itmes (new if possible)
sets of delph; sets of cutlery; sets of glasses; sets of mugs; saucepans.

Household linen (new if possible)
sets of single sheets, pillow cases; duvet covers; towels.

Activity/Work items
Garden tools and equipment; work tools.

Items can be left at 29 Selshion Hall before Thursday – thank you in anticipation.

God bless all Fathers and all who assume that role in families – and eternal life to all Fathers who have died.

Fr O’Dwyer and Fr White thank all who contributed to the June Dues.

Requiescant In Pace

Lately deceased:  James Patrick McClean, Pam Smyth, Danny Connors, Lily McKenna, Barney McIlkenny, Eugene Weir.
At This Time:  Billy & Betty Blacker, Ellie Mackey, Guterres Family.
Sunday 20th:  M. M. Cassie Furphy, Laurence Dermot Creaney, Oliver Beattie, Mary Ellen McGrane, Josephine Hughes, Mary Cush, Gerry Donlon, Sally Creaney.
Monday 21st:  Jackie McNally (1st Anniversary), Annie Lennon, Stephen Hueston, Agnes Tiffney.
Tuesday 22nd:  Agnes Kelly, Daniel O’Neill.
Wednesday 23rd:  Seamus McAlinden, Eddie Kelly, Joseph McClean, Thomas Hyde, Mary Cullen, Denis Fisher.
Thursday 24th:  M M. Baby Ryan Americo Victor, Sean Quinn, Mary Creaney, Elizabeth McAlinden, Matthew John Devlin, John Daly.
Friday 25th:  John Hamill, Phyllis Kelly.
Saturday 26th:  Lily McConville, Elizabeth taggart, Roseann Dunbar.

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.

Feasts: Monday 21st St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Tuesday 22nd St. Paulinus of Nola, Ss John Fisher and Thomas More;; Thursday 24th The Birth of St John the Baptist.

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 after a child
0-4yrs - every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm.  Feileacan -
parent and child group Fridays 2pm-3.30pm

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club, ICT Classes, English classes will recommence in September. Arts and Crafts Classes from 7 - 8.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. For more information contact Carol on 38339916.

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. 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.

Concert with Three Tenors: Friday 25th June at 8 pm in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. Ticket £20 (includes supper and refreshments). Contact Brendan McCann 07770838301.

ACCORD - INTER-CHURCH MARRIAGE PREPARATION:  Inter-church couples preparing for marriage please contact ACCORD for dates of courses - 028 9023 3002.

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 look and see if there is something that interests you - maybe even take a risk and read something you might normally not be interested in.

Precious Life - A massive Pro-Life Rally will be held in Belfast City Centre on Saturday 3rd July.  A bus for the Rally will leave St. John the Baptist Church car park on the day at 12 noon.  For more information contact Eamon on 07771965059 or Pat on 07957282907.  Flyers for the Rally will be distributed after all Masses this weekend.

Mission Collection 2009: Fr. Gary Howley, National Director of World Missions Ireland, has written to Cardinal Brady to thank Parishioners for their generous contribution last year despite difficult financial times. The Diocese collected 125,001 Euro, an increase of 7% on 2008. He asks God’s blessing on all who contribute and pray and support missionaries.

The Columbanus Festival – Sunday 27th June – Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh at 10 am. Choice of lectures at 5 pm. Information at tel. 37521800.ount Mellery Trip 12th June All
:Armagh DiocesPioneers invite parishioners to spend an hour in the company of the Sacred Heart on Thursday 10th June in St. Mochua Church, errynoose at 9pmuding with Mass at 10pm. Or St. Patrick's Church, Dungannon - times to be

Who do you say that I am?

We call Jesus by many names
and we all have our own answer
to Jesus’ question.
Who do people say that I am?

We call him the child Jesus,
for he came mong us like any of us,
born of his mother, helpless and weak,
needing the care we all want
at the beginning of life.

We call him Saviour
for his forgiveness offers us
a way out to let sin control us,
and his call to be disciples offers
a way to the world to overcome evil.

We call him Brother,
for he is like us  
in everything but sin,
sharing our joys and sorrows,
wanting, like us, to love those we care for,
and longing for a world of equality and justice for all his poor.

We call him Lord,
for he is the wod of God
and Son of God,
who comes from heaven to guide us home.
He is the truth of God
teaching the meaning of life
so that we will never be lost
in our search and hope for God.

We call him Friend,
for that is what he calls us.
He is the friend who shares himself with us,
who is the hand of guidance and consolation
all the days of our life.

Who do you say that I am?
Friend, Lord, Brother, Child,
Son of God, Word of Life,
Way, Truth and Life.