2nd February 2014 Bulletin

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

2nd February 2014 - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

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 7pm
St. Patrick’s
Tuesday - Saturday  10 am
Monday 7pm (Novena -Miraculous Medal)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays in St. John the Baptist Church from 8a.m to 6.55 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
Fr. Sheehan 38332218
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

Benediction and Devotions this evening (Sunday 2nd) in St Patrick's Church, William Street at 7pm

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - February
Ciara Wilson, Sharon Garland, Thomas McCooe, Mary McAlinden;
8.30 am: Margaret Marley, Owen Beattie, Richard Hendron; 
10 am: Ann Fleming, Madeline O'Neill, Pat Devlin; 
11.30 am: Ann Murphy, Eilish McKeever, Gerry Barlow, Pauline Chambers;
St. Francis: Jackie McKeown; 
Rosemount: Gerry Barlow;
St. John the Baptist - Week beginning 3rd February: Maura Berry.

Ministry of The Word - February
Ursula Barlow;
8.30 am: Colm Hagan;
10 am: Marcelle McAtarsney; 
11.30 am: Cathal Mercer;
Week beginning 3rd February - 10 am: Denis McCourt; 7 pm: Pat Hagan.

Recent Baptisms:  Saorla Lawless, Molly Bridget Sarah Reynolds                

Feasts: Monday 3rd - St Blaise, St Ansgar; Wednesday 5th - St Agatha; Thursday 6th - Sts Paul Miki and Companions; Friday 7th - St Mel; Saturday 8th - St Jerome, St Josephine Bakhita.

Monday 3rd: Feast of St Blaise - Blessing of Throats at Both 10am & 7pm Masses. 

Vocations Evening: Is God calling you to live the life of a Priest in the Archdiocese of Armagh? Evening of Prayer and Reflection in The Servite Priory, Benburb on Tuesday 4th March 5pm - 8pm. For more information, contact Fr Peter McAnenly - 42 Abbey Street, Armagh - 028 37522802

SHYNE Gift Programme for all Confirmation Pupils continues on Friday in St Mary's Youth Club, Obins Street at 6.30pm. £3 Membership.

Pastoral Centre Shop - Open as usual. Confirmation Gifts now Available.

Armagh Hospitalite Pilgrimage To Lourdes: Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 12th - 17th May 2014.  Direct flight from Belfast including full board 690 Euro.  Single room supplement 150 Euro.  To request a booking form for a Pilgrim or Assisted Pilgrim place contact a member of Lourdes Committee.

Coffee/Bun & Cake Event in aid of "Kenya Project" in the Pastoral Centre Saturday 8th February after 7pm Mass and Sunday after 8.30am & 11.30am Masses.

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association: Presentation of Pioneer Medals will be made soon. Those who wish to receive medals and certificates or Fr Cullen Medal and Diploma should leave Name, Address, Approximate Date of Joining the Association in the Sacristy of either Church. 

Requiescat In Pace

Lately Deceased: Maro O'Neill, Stephen McCusker, Ann Marie Loughlin, Rosemary Campbell, Molly Morgan.
At This Time: Doris Murphy, Sarah McCaughley, Danny Turley, Charlie Campbell, Rose McShane, Alice Tate.
Sunday 2nd: Ann Hughes(1st Anniversary), Vincent McCann(1st Anniversary), John Murphy, Joe Grimes, Jane McKeown, Bridget Woolsey, Peter Hughes, Teresa Hamill, Rosaleen Reynolds, Malachy Cumberton, Malachy McAlinden. 
Monday 3rd: M.M. Baby Ava Boland, M.M. Patsy McCourt, Bobby Judge(1st Anniversary), Rose Larkin(1st Anniversary), Winifred Kelly, Soares, Mendonca, da Costa & Varvalho Families.
Tuesday 4th: Stephen McCann(1st Anniversary), Annie Donnelly, Michael Breen, Mary Rose McKeown, Neal Breen.
Wednesday 5th: Bridget Geraghty(1st Anniversary), Edward Fearon, Meave Fearon, Philomena Dunbar.
Thursday 6th: Paula Haughey(1st Anniversary), Pat Lawless, Sarah Jane McCann, Elizabeth Freeburn, Teresa Davidson, Eddie Grimes, Joey Hanratty, Patrick Campbell, Ronnie Magennis.
Friday 7th: Elizabeth Turley, Joseph McDonald, Lily McMahon, Jack Roberts, Mary Cullen.
Saturday 8th: M.M. Mary Jane Walker, M.M. Christopher Connolly, Madeline Dunbar, Elsie McCourt, Adrian Marley.

Anniversaries late for Bulletin should be left in the Sacristy on proper day. When submitting notices for bulletin please include name and phone number. Notices and anniversaries should be left in by the Wednesday prior to publication.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 26th - £2348-69
Thanks to all who contributed
Pastoral Centre: Cafe Bethany open after
10 a.m. Mass on Mondays

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Ladies, Men’s and Children’s Clothing. Furniture also needed - collection available.  Clothes shop phone 38393898. Furniture shop phone 38394219, Mayfair   Business Centre, Garvaghy Road.  Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.          PRAMS, COTS, BUGGIES REQUIRED.
SELF HELP LINE - 38339639 - Response within 48 hours.

Medjugorje - Pilgrimage departs Wednesday 4th June 2014 - 7 nights f/b ex Belfast £519.  £50 deposit secures place.  Courtesy bus to and from airport.  Spiritual Director Fr. Joseph Wozniak.  Group leader Marguerite O’Kane.    For more information contact 078 431 924 31.

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

St. Malachy’s Hurling Club:  Bingo in Drumcree Pastoral Centre every Friday night 8.15 p.m. sharp.  All support welcome. 

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club Monday & Tuesday  3 - 4.30 p.m.  £1 per day.  Arts & Crafts and other activities Tuesday & Wednesday evenings 6.30 p.m. - 8 p.m £1 per session.  Computer Classes Thursday 10 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. £3 per session.  For further information contact Ann on 38339916.  

St Malachy's Indoor Bowling Club (Seniors): Bowling practice Tuesdays from 7.30pm - 9pm in Ashgrove Community Centre.

Tir Na nOg GFC: U6 training in Drumcree College Friday 6.30pm - 7.30pm. U8 training also Drumcree College Friday 7.30pm - 8.30pm; 
                           Saturday 8th February - Mr & Mrs. Music by Three's a Crowd. Admission £3 per person or £5 per couple;
                          Bingo as usual Tuesday night.  The bigger the crowd the bigger the prizes.

Craigavon Cardiac Care Association: Musical Roadshow in Portadown Town Hall, Edward Street on Thursday 6th February at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 available from Portadown Town Hall and Winnie's Shop, Woodhouse Street.

Chen Wu Tai-Chi School: Tai-Chi Chuan Classes for Better Health and Longevity, Chi-Kung Classes Healing Exercises, Yoga Classes, Raising Sun Meditation Exercise, Moon Meditation Exercise. It is hoped to have the above classes in Drumcree Pastoral Centre. Day and Time to be arranged. For More Information, contact 07519767483

Marie Curie Cancer Care: Table Quiz in Portadown Rugby Club on Friday 7th February at 8pm. Tickets £5 or pay at the door. Contact Thelma on 38337896. If interested in joining the group or helping in any way, please contact Phil Kane on 90882060 or Margaret Coleman on 37344311.