9th 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

9th March 2014 - 1st Sunday of Lent

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

No Benediction & Devotions this evening (Sunday 9th).

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

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 various Parish Groups, continuing with the Meditation Group on Friday 14th March. 

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.

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 10 March: John Geary.

Ministry of The Word - March
Vigil: Louise Wilson; 
8.30 am: Eamon McCausland;
10 am: Eunan McCreesh;  
11.30 am: Rachel Beattie;
Week beginning 10th March - 10 am: Denis McCourt; 7pm: Meaghan Anderson.

Recent Baptisms: Kela-rai Wilson

Feasts: Thursday 11th - St Aengus.

Portadown & Loughgall Lourdes Committee: Sponsored Walk at Craigavon Lakes, Sunday 23rd March at 2pm. Sponsor forms available from Peggy McKeever 07964381740 or Siobhan Smith 07718662071

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

Anointing of the Sick - Saturday 15th March in St Patrick's Church at 10am Mass. 

Dromantine - Lenten Retreat Day:
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: James White, Eamon McGuigan, Cameila Rvivo;
At This Time: Joseph McCanny, Patsy Gorman, Margaret Kerr, Joao Da Costa;
Sunday 9th: Paddy Austin, Bertie Redmond, May Batty, Henry Lappin, Daniel Tallon, Tallon Family, Elizabeth Murphy, Caspar & Ebelita Guterres, Fernando Cavaterra, Sr Gertrude Taggart, Mary Frances Douglas, Kathleen Topping;
Monday 10th: M.M. Patrick McKeever, Michael Turley, John McBennett, Martha Hutchinson, Anne McAtarsney;
Tuesday 11th: Billy Moore, Kevin Cullen, Jim Cullen, Ann Hall;
Wednesday 12th: Mary McAlinden(1st Anniversary), Kathleen Bennett, Mary McCarthy, Joseph & Annie McGlade, Patrick McCaffrey, Alex Hannah, Colette Schofield;
Thursday 13th: John Halfpenny, James Lappin, David Henderson, Sean McCausland;
Friday 14th: M.M. Renata Vaicivniene, Thomas Hamill, Gerard McCreesh, Thomas McConville;
Saturday 15th: M.M. George Quinn, Bella McGuigan, John Garvey, Peter Nichols.

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 - £2464-18
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.

Knock Pilgrimage to honour St Joseph - Sunday 23rd March. Coach £15. Bring a Packed Lunch. Contact Gabrielle 87784964 or Grace 87784942.

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. 

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