23rd 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

23rd March 2014 - 3rd 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 8am 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

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 Pioneers Association on Friday 28th March. 

Lectio Divina: in Pastoral Centre continuing Monday 24th March at 11am (after tea), finishing at 12 noon. The reflection will be on the Gospel of Sunday 30th March. This will continue each Monday until the start of Holy Week. If interested, 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 24th March: Eddie McVeigh.

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 March - 10 am: Denis McKeever; 7pm: David Greer.

Recent Baptisms: Ella Tennyson, Katie Frances Hamilton, Shea Kofa.

Feasts: Monday 24th - St Macartan; Thursday 25th - The Annunciation of the Lord.

Portadown Inter-Church Forum - A Step too far?: A Contemplation on Forgiveness in the Seagoe Hotel, Thursday 27th March at 7pm. A Step too far investigates an alternative to revenge - the idea of forgiveness. Light Refreshments will be served. 

Legion of Mary: Annual Retreat to Benburb Priory Sunday 13th April. Full details later. 

Armagh Diocesan Liturgy Commission: An Evening on the Sacrament of Reconciliation with Fr Paul Farren, Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm in Drumcree Pastoral Centre. All Welcome. 

PALS - Meeting for all volunteers and those currently in the vetting process, Tuesday 25th March at 7.30pm in Drumcree Pastoral Centre. 

St Joseph's Young Priest's Society: Meeting on Wednesday 26th March in Drumcree Pastoral Centre after 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: Ellen Mary Bruce, Fr Eamon Treanor;
At This Time: James Bunting, Sarah Kelly, Gerald Toland, Margaret Cedor, Malachy O'Hagan, Luis & Patricio Correia, Armando Adelaide Pereira & Family, Terejino Mendonca & Family, Evaristo de sa Benevides & Family, Antonio de Araujo & Family, Jose Tavares Filipe;
Sunday 23rd:Kathleen & Barney Vallely, Felix Dalzell, Mary McKeever, Nano McKeown, Peter Kelly, Joseph Marley, John Grimley;
Monday 24th: Alice Weir(1st Anniversary), James Creaney, Harry Breen, Sue McNally, Owen Brankin, Frank Reid, Michael Smith, Dan O'Neill;
Tuesday 25th: Mary McLaughlin, Peggy Bendron, Pat Shevlin, Thomas Vincent Lavery, Nancy Heyburn, Paddy Breen, Kathleen Thornbury, John McAlinden, Mary Muldoon, Grace McCann, Georgine Creaney, Ellen Lappin, Martin Hughes;
Wednesday 26th: Edna Davidson(1st Anniversary), Agnes McCann, Peter James McCann, Ralph McNally, James Marley, Patrick Bunting;
Thursday 27th: Noel Toland, Jimmy Connolly, Michael Crealey, Paddy Roberts, Dan McAreavey;
Friday 28th: Bridie Conlon(1st Anniversary), Eddie Wilson, Martin McCourt;
Saturday 29th: Esther Campbell(1st Anniversary), Hugh Daly, Paddy Wilson, Peter Lynn.

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 - £2425-02
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. 

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

Table Quiz: Michelle & Clare are having a Table Quiz in Tir na Nog Gaelic Club, Ballyoran Park, on Friday 28th March at 8pm in aid of Kenya Project. Admission £5. All Welcome.