28th October 2012 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

28th October 2012
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
Monday 10am
Tuesday - Friday 7p.m.
St. Patrick's
Tuesday - 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 - October - June

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. Sheehan 38332218
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

First Friday Notices:
Confessions - Thursday 1st
St. Patrick's    6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
St. John's    7.30 p.m.
Masses - Friday 2nd (ALL SOULS)
St. Patrick's 10 a.m. (Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament 10.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
St. John the Baptist 7p.m. (Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed)
The sick and housebound will be visited.

Thursday 1st November - Feast of All Saints (Holy Day of Obligation)
Masses as follows:-
Vigil Wednesday 31st - 7 p.m. St. John the Baptist
Thursday 1st - St. Patrick's 10 a.m.
St. John the Baptist 7 p.m.

Minister of The Eucharist - November
Vigil Aine Kelly, Sharon Garland, Kathleen Lavery, Colm McCann.  8.30 a.m. Martin Barlow, Patsy Hanratty.  10 a.m. Winnie Breen, Ann Marie Hamill, Madeline O'Neill.  11.30 a.m. Declan McAtarsney, Bronagh Hagan, Kate Guy, Bernie Mallon.
St. Francis Madeline O'Neill.
Rosemount Gerry Barlow.
St. John the Baptist -  from 29th
Martin Barlow.

Ministry of The Word - November
Vigil Olivia McDonald.  8.30 a.m. Eamon McCausland.  10 a.m. Michael Sherry.
11.30 a.m. Niamh Marley.
from 29th  - 10 a.m. Denis McCourt.
7 p.m. Pat Hagan.

YEAR OF FAITH 11TH OCTOBER 2012 TO 24TH NOVEMBER 2013 - Fr. Bede McGregor, OP, Dundalk, will give a talk introducing the Year of Faith on Tuesday 30th October in the Pastoral Centre after evening Mass.

St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir will be hosting a `Come and Sing' Day on Saturday 10th November to prepare and
perform Faure's Requiem beginning at 10 a.m. and finishing with a performance in the Cathedral at 4 p.m.  
Everyone is welcome to take part.  Anyone interested in taking part should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it leaving a home address, mobile number, voice part (SATB) and if you require a score.

Feasts: Monday 28th St. Colman; Wednesday 31st Bl. Dominic Collins; Thursday 1st All Saints.  Friday 2nd The Commemoration of All The Faithful Departed.

Recent Baptisms:  Cody Fay-McGilly,Aodhan Thomas Fleming,  Alfie Ned Keightley

"Come and See" Jn 1:39   To welcome in the Year of Faith, the Armagh Archdiocese, led by the Diocesan   Commissions, is holding a Diocese-wide campaign, asking regular Churchgoers to invite a friend or relative to come to the celebration of Mass, on the First Sunday of Advent, 2 December. People who drop out of Churchgoing may have simply got out of the habit. They may have moved or had a change in life circumstances and drifted away. Quite often, life has become too busy. Come and See Sunday is a  special day set aside when people who do not regularly attend Church are invited and welcomed to a Church near them by a friend or relative. This Parish has normally done this on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in January.
St. Joseph's Young Priest Society - next meeting on Wednesday 31st October in the Pastoral Centre after evening Mass.

Sunday 21st
Offertory Collection £2618-83
Thanks to all who contributed
Pastoral Centre: Cafe Bethany open after
10 a.m. Mass on Mondays
Requiescant in Pace
Lately Deceased: Rosaleen Sherry, Patricia Bonderup, Paddy Gorman, Fr Patrick Kennedy, Margaret Breen, Mona Lappin, Harold Wilson
At This Time: Kathleen & Paddy McConville, Brendan McConville, Arthur O'Neill, Kenneth Totton,
Pereira Family, Benevides Family, De Arujo Family, Delphine McLoughlin, Felix Morgan
Sunday 28th: James Mulholland, Charles McNally, Kevin O'Connor, Edward Mulholland
Monday 29th:  Francis Megarity, Oliver McKeown, John Jordan, John Keating  Tuesday 30th: Mary
Campbell, Ernest Elliott, Kathleen Keegan, Dr. Eamonn Fleming, Desmond Joseph OConnell, Rosaleen Judge  Wednesday 31st: Brendan Bailey, Francis Hanratty   Thursday 1st: Elizabeth Murphy, Emily
McCourt   Friday 2nd:  Thomas Moonan, Mamie Tiffney, Jim McNally
Saturday 3rd:  Kathleen Hall(1st Anniversary), Rory O'Connor(1st Anniversary),
Kathleen Creaney(1st Anniversary), Sean Keegan, Keegan & Kelly Families, Christina Hamill, Bro Serenus

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

Drumcree College: visit www.drumcreecollege.co.uk  Our School. Our Community. Our Future. Your Choice. Support Drumcree

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Ladies, Men's and Children's clothing.  Clothes shop, tel. 38393898 or  Furniture shop tel. 38394219, Mayfair Business Centre.  Monday - Friday 10am- 3pm.  Saturday 10am - 1 pm.  
        SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

Book Shop Pastoral Centre:  Opening hours this week are as follows:  Saturday  6-8.00pm; Sunday 9 am to 1 pm; Monday 10.30 am to 12 noon; Tuesday - Friday  6 - 8.00 pm.
Christian Meditation:  The Meditation Group will meet on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Pastoral Centre.  All welcome.

Autumn Ball: The Knights of St Columbanus in aid of Hospice on Friday 2nd November in the Armagh City Hotel. Formal dress, tickets £40 each.  Contact Brendan 07770838301.

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club Monday and
Tuesday 3.15 - 4.30 p.m. £1 per day.  Arts and Craft Classes Tuesday and Wednesday 7 - 8 p.m.  Computer Classes Begins Thursday 15th November 10a.m. - 12.30 p.m.  For more information contact Ann 028 38339916.

Drumcree Developing World Committee are appealing for volunteers to travel to Romania at Easter 2013 to work on the Parish Orphan Children Home. This is a great experience for those involved and the satisfaction of knowing you helped get the orphans a step closer to their new home. Also new committee members needed.
Upcoming events: Kids Halloween Fancy Dress sponsored walk Sunday 28th October leaving Pastoral centre at 3pm. All welcome.

Liberia - the chart topping boys choral group from London will be performing at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Armagh on 1st November at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £15 (Concessions £10 - Premium £25) www.ticketweb.co.uk

Engaged Encounter is designed for couples preparing for marriage and seeks to enrich communication in all aspects of their relationship.  The next non-residential weekend will take place on 10 & 11 November in the Dromantine Centre Newry.  For more information phone 028 7930 0340.

Ashgrove Community Centre:  
Monday  Junior Indoor Soccer 4.30 - 5.30 p.m. Hip Hop Dance 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday 12 - 1 p.m. Seniors Luncheon Club. MMA Fitness Class (Adult) 7.30 - 8.30 p.m.  Pilates 7 - 8 p.m.  Wednesday 10.30  - 11.30 a.m. Housing Executive Advice.  Ballyoran Seniors Club 2 - 3.30 p.m.  Young Female Activity Programme 7 - 9 p.m.
Thursday Seniors Luncheon Club 11.30 - 12.30 p.m.
St. Malachy's Bowling 7.30 - 9 p.m.  Irish Language Class 8 - 9 p.m.  
Friday Irish Dancing School 4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. Intergenerational Project 7 - 9 p.m.  MMA Fitness Class(Kids) 6 - 7 p.m.
Saturday Ballet Dancing 10.30 - 1.30 p.m.  Christian Meeting 6 - 8 p.m.  Sunday Pride of Eireinn Band Practice 3 - 5 p.m.
For bookings etc contact Chris Cassidy 028 38 331650 or 07912389509 for Birthday Parties and Private Bookings.

Tir Na nOg:  Bingo every Tuesday 8 pm All support needed also Club Lotto.  

Clanbrassil Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann host an evening of ceol, craic agus spraoi Saturday 10th November in Drumcree Pastoral centre from 7.45pm. Adm £5, Senior Citizens and under 14 - £3.

Ballyoran Community Association:  for up to date information log on to Facebook Page - ballyorancommunityassociationPortadown.

Drumcree College:  WANTED!!  unused balls of wool for Knitting Club and old/used greeting cards for Art Club.

Ashgrove Playgroup - AGM Monday 29th October at 7 p.m. in Ashgrove Community Centre.  Everyone welcome.

Service of Remembrance to remember deceased patients and staff of Craigavon Area Hospital on Sunday 4th November at 3 p.m. in the Medical Education Centre, Main Hospital Building.

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.

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.