23rd 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

23rd February 2014 - 7th 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 38350610
Fr. Sheehan 38332218
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - March
Vigil: Maura Berry, Bernadette Breen, Ruairi O'Hanlon, Miriam Loftus;
8.30 am: John Geary, Catherine McCoee, Geraldine Lawless;  
10 am: Eamon Breen, Kathleen Hagan, Denis McKeever;  
11.30 am: Roisin Kelly, Elizabeth Wilson, Mary Taggart, Bernie Mallon;
St. Francis: Eithne McAtarsney;  
Rosemount: Patsy Lambe;
St. John the Baptist - Week beginning 24th February: Geraldine Lawless.

Ministry of The Word - March
Vigil: Louise Wilson; 
8.30 am: Eamon McCausland;
10 am: Eunan McCreesh;  
11.30 am: Rachel Beattie;
Week beginning 24th February - 10 am: Stephen Smyth; 7 pm: Margaret Marley.

Recent Baptisms:  Hollie Rosanne Cusack, Jamie Shane Cusack, Alfie Edward Robinson.                  

Due to the Celebration Mass to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of His Eminence, Cardinal Séan Brady's Ordination to the Priesthood on Wednesday 26th February in Armagh and the unavailablity of a Priest, there will not be a 7pm Mass, but a Communion Service in its place.   

St Joseph's Young Priest's Society - Metting Wednesday 26th February in the Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm. 

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

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

Mass of Thanksgiving - to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Cardinal Séan Brady's Ordination to the Priesthood,. The Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30pm. All welcome to attend. 

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.

St Anthony's Parish Choir, Moyraverty, invites parishioners to an evening of Taize song and Prayer on Sunday 2nd March 7 - 8pm. 

Dromantine - Lenten Retreat Days:
Saturday 8th March: 10am - 5pm;
Saturday 29th March: 10am - 5pm.
To book, phone 028 3082 1964 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Clothing Collection for Kenya - collection of used clothing on Tuesday 25th February 9am - 12 noon in St John the Baptist & St Ptrick's Church Car Parks.  

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: Eileen Fitzsimmons, Patrick McKeever, Fr John Kelly, Aloysia Hesseling, Renata Viacienne, Fr Aloysius McCourt; 
At This Time: Paddy Gillen, Miguel Meta, Charles Lavery, Kathleen Lavery;
Sunday 23rd: Pauline Fay, Rita Litter, Jimmy Clarke, Sean Gorman, Rose Judge, James McNally, Maria Soares & Family, Mary Sherry;
Monday 24th: M.M. Ann Marie Loughlin, Seamus Mallon(1st Anniversary), Molly McCann, Sarah Jane Donnelly; 
Tuesday 25th: Elizabeth Murphy, Marie Jackson, John McNally, Winifred McConaghy;
Wednesday 26th: Nora Cullen, Brendan Smyth, Tommy Knox, Rose Monaghan, Philomena Mackle;
Thursday 27th: Thomas Lawless(1st Anniversary), Sarah Anne Mallon, Anne Williams, Etta Burns, Mary Lavery, Rose O'Neill, Mary Lucy McKeever;
Friday 28th: M.M. Molly MKorgan, Dolly Tennyson, Donal McNeice, Sean Dunbar, Jimmy Hanratty, Gerry Hamill;
Saturday 1st: James Mulholland, Martin Breen, Barney McKeown.

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 16th - £2505-53
Thanks to all who contributed
Pastoral Centre: Cafe Bethany open after 
10 a.m. Mass on Mondays

St. Vincent De Paul Society
URGENTLY REQUIRED!! 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; 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

Rural Support Helpline - support for farmers and rural dwellers. For more information, contact Jude McCann 028 8676 0400. See posters in Church porches. 

Clanbrassil Comhaltas - Ceoltoirí Eíreann are hosting the Armagh County Fleadh in Lurgan 27th - 29th June 2014. Fundraiser in Eire Óg on Saturday 15th March. Seisun of traditional music, 8 - 10pm followed by dancing 10pm - 1am.