9th 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

9th February 2014 - 5th 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 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

We welcome Rev. Sean McGuigan (Deacon) who will assist in the Parish at Weekends until his Ordination in the Summer.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in St John the Baptist Church today (Sunday 9th) from 4pm, concluding with Benediction and Devotions at 7pm.

Lourdes Triduum:
Sunday 9th -
Devotions in St John the Baptist Church at 7pm, followed by Procession to Grotto afterwards;
Monday 10th - (St Patrick's Church) Novena Mass with Blessing of Hands at 7pm;
Tuesday 11th - (St John the Baptist Church) Mass for Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes & Anointing of the Sick 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 10th February: Eddie McVeigh.

Ministry of The Word - February
Ursula Barlow;
8.30 am: Colm Hagan;
10 am: Marcelle McAtarsney; 
11.30 am: Cathal Mercer;
Week beginning 10th February - 10 am: Philomena Gallagher; 7 pm: Jerome Marley.

Recent Baptisms:  Charlie Bowman, Odhran John Desmond Hamill.                 

Feasts: Monday 10th - St Scholastica; Tuesday 11th - Our Lady of Lourdes, St Gobnail; Friday 14th - Ss. Cyril & Methodius

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.

Comfirmation - Ceremony of Light: Confirmandi to attend Tuesday 11th February at 6pm. Please bring Baptismal Candles.

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. 

Parish Calendars, highlighting all important Religious & Parish dates, are now available at the back of the Churches. Please take some home for yourself and your family.


Requiescat In Pace

Lately Deceased: Mary O'Neill, Stephen McCusker, Ann Marie Loughlin, Rosemary Campbell, Molly Morgan, Maureen Fitzsimmons;
At This Time: Susan Brankin, Dympna Hall, Patrick Quinn, James Faloon, Rosetta Grimes, Patrick Grimes;
Sunday 9th: James Dunbar, Margaret Harrison, Cassie Faloon, Patrick Creaney, John Walsh, Maureen Creaney, Roberto Jeronimo, Elsa de Jesus;
Monday 10th: Patricia Wilson(1st Anniversary), Peggy McVeigh, Tony Cavanagh, John Rooney, Patrick Marley, Daniel Lynn, James McConaghy, Claudia Alves;
Tuesday 11th: Sean Mulholland, George Blacker, Bernard Duffy, Pat McGuigan;
Wednesday 12th: George & Theresa McCann, Rose Lappin, Dympna Stuart, Pat Hamill, Patrick Grimes, Harry O'Neill;
Thursday 13th: William Carvill;
Friday 14th: Caroline Byrne, Sarah Breen, Pat Travers, Rosina Williamson, Annie C. O'Neill, Jim Hughes, Peter Corrigan, William Shanks;
Saturday 15th: Thomas Oliver, Zofia Pokooma & Family, Elizabeth Walsh, Lydia Murphy, Bridget Berry.

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 2nd - £2304-05
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.

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

Naiscoil Na Banna - Sponsored Walk in Portadown Park, Sunday 9th February at 3pm. Children encouraged to wear fancy dress, adults also. All Welcome.