2nd March 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

1st March 2014 - 8th 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

Benediction & Devotions this evening (Sunday 2nd) at 7pm in St Patrick's Church. 

Ash Wednesday: 5th March (Day of Fast & Abstinence). Distribution of Ashes at Masses:
St John the Baptist - 8.30am, 11.30am, 7pm;
St Patrick's - 10am. 

Trocaire Boxes available in Churches

Fast & Abstinence: if you are a Catholic aged between 14 & 60, you are bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, which means that the amount of food we eat is considerably reduced. All Catholics aged over 14 yrs are bound to abstinence - giving up a particular kind of food, drink or form of amusement. 

As part of our Lenten journey this year, there will be the Stations of the Cross immediately after Mass each Friday during Lent. The Stations of the Cross will be led by variuos Parish Groups, beginning with the Parish Pastoral Council on Friday 7th March. 

Please keep in your prayers the young people of our Parish who will be confirmed next Sunday 9th March at 3pm in St John the Baptist Church. All parishioners welcome to attend the ceremony. 

Lectio Divina: in Pastoral Centre beginning Monday 10th March at 11am (after tea), finishing at 12 noon. The reflection will be on the Gospel of Sunday 16th March. This will continue each Monday until the start of Holy Week. If interedted, please come to the Green Room and bring your bible. All Welcome.

Women's World Day of Prayer: (Praying for Egypt) Friday 7th March at 8pm in Seagoe Parish Centre. All are welcome.  

First Friday Notices:
Confessions - Thursday 6th
St Patrick's: 6pm - 6.30pm;
St John the Baptist: 7.30pm.
Masses - Friday 7th
St Patrick's: 10am (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30am - 6pm);
St John the Baptist: 7pm.
The Sick & Housebound will be visited.  

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 3rd March: Elizabeth Wilson.

Ministry of The Word - March
Vigil: Louise Wilson; 
8.30 am: Eamon McCausland;
10 am: Eunan McCreesh;  
11.30 am: Rachel Beattie;
Week beginning 3rd March - 10 am: Peggy McKeever; 7 pm: Kathleen Hamill.

Recent Baptisms:  Eve Margaret Hamill, Michael Kevin Trainor, Rylee Patrick David McCann.

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. 

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  

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: Patrick McKeever, Aloysia Hesseling, Renata Viacienne, Fr Aloysius McCourt, James White, Eamon McGuigan, Camelia Rvivo, George Quinn;
At This Time: James McNally, Neil Follis, Thomas James Reid, Catherine Kelly, Esther Prentice, Catherine Murphy, Pat Shevlin, Connie Keating; 
Sunday 2nd: Ita Murphy (1st Anniversary), Ita Freeburn, Kay McNally, Kitty O'Neill, Tommy McParland, Brian McGeough, Vera Gorman, Molly McCoee, Leo McCoee, Joaquin da Costa;
Monday 3rd: Antonio Soares (1st Anniversary), Isidore Campbell, Patrick Marley, Anastasia McKeever, Mary Catherine Campbell, Patrick Kelly, Thomas Garvey, Joseph McConville, Mary Agnes Dunbar, Mary McAnallen;
Tuesday 4th: Sr Agnes Collins, Joseph Kelly, Vera Burke, Mary Austin, Dr Joseph Fearon;
Wednesday 5th: M.M. Eileen Fitzsimmons, Lucy Grimley (1st Anniversary), Gerald Grimley, Noel Kelly, Peter Guy, Elizabeth Carson, Julie Litter, Sheila McCann, Joao & Ursula da Costa, Mary Donaghy, Catherine Donaghy;
Thursday 6th: James Conlon;
Friday 7th: Matilda Donnelly, Jimmy Sloan, Felix McKeever, Andy Mulligan, Christina McNally, Venia Prunty;
Saturday 8th: Agnes Farrell, Dennis Kelly, Francis Hagan, Mary McNally, Paddy Halfpenny. 

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 23rd - £2230-17
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.

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. U8 Training every Sunday 1pm - 2pm at Seagoe Indoor 3G. Free Membership. For more information, contact Thomas 078211579451  

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. Sarah's Circle (Women's Spirituality Group) 2nd Saturday of each month 11am - 12.30pm. 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.

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. 

St Mary's Women's Guild: Meeting in Ashgrove Community Centre Wednesday 5th March at 8pm. Guest Speaker. 

Christian Meditation: The group meets on Monday's at 8pm in Drumcree Pastoral Centre. All Welcome. 

Walk with Me books for Lent now available. Cost £1