30th 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

30th March 2014 - 4th 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

Mother's Day - We ask God's Blessing on our Mother's and those who fulfill that role in our lives, and give eternal life to those that have gone before us. 

First Friday Notices:
Confessions - Thursday 3rd
St. Patrick’s 6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
St. John’s 7.30 p.m.
Masses - Friday 4th
St. Patrick’s 10 a.m. (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
St. John the Baptist  7 p.m.
The sick and housebound will be visited.

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 Adoration Group on Friday 4th April. 

Lectio Divina: in Pastoral Centre continuing Monday 31st March at 11am (after tea), finishing at 12 noon. The reflection will be on the Gospel of Sunday 6th April. 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: Aine Kelly, Margaret Mallon, Theresa McCaffrey, Colm McCann;
8.30 am: Eddie McVaigh, Dylan Murphy, Patsy Hanratty;  
10 am: Seamus McCaffrey, Winnie Breen, Ann Marie Hamill;  
11.30 am: John Marley, Kate Guy, Declan McAtarsney, Bronagh Hagan;
St. Francis: Mary Taggart;  
Rosemount: Margaret Marley;
St. John the Baptist - Week beginning 31st March: Theresa McCaffrey.

Ministry of The Word - March
Vigil: Shannon McCooe; 
8.30 am: Kevin McConville;
10 am: Ann Hamill;  
11.30 am: Niamh Marley;
Week beginning 31st March - 10 am: Stephen Smyth; 7pm: Olivia McDonald.

Recent Baptisms: Emily Madeline Krzeminske, Lochlann Patrick Mallon.

Legion of Mary: Annual Retreat to Benburb Priory Sunday 13th April. £31 (include transport). Bus departs St Patrick's Church @ 9am, Obin Street @ 9.05am, St John the Baptist Church @ 9.25am. 

First Confessions on Tuesday 1st April at 6pm for Ballyoran Primary School Pupils.

The Prayer & Spirituality Commission are having a Lenten talk on forgiveness, led by Denis Bradley, in Drumcree Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 1st April at 7.30pm. Theme: Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us - The Challenge to be people of forgiveness. Make this part of your Lenten journey this year. 

PALS Arrangements:
7pm(St John the Baptist Church): Every week at 7pm Mass; 10am(St Patrick's Church): 1st & 3rd Sunday ONLY; 11.30(St John the Baptist Church): 2nd & 4th Sunday ONLY.
April Rota:
7pm: Catherine & Marie;
10am: Martina & Marie;
11.30am: Rachael & Aiveen.

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, Sr Breda Wall, Fr Rafael Dos Santos;
At This Time: Margaret Lyness, Agostinha Lopes, Lucrecia Monterio, Luisa Vasconcelos, Odila Victor, Maria das dores da Silva, Maria Lay;
Sunday 30th: Rita Kelly, Patrick Lappin, Fr Brendan Sherry;
Monday 31st: Anna Hughes(1st Anniversary), John McCarthy(1st Anniversary), Lily O'Neill, Pat O'Neill, Mary Josephine Mulholland; 
Tuesday 1st: Denis McGuigan;
Wednesday 2nd: Jackie Grimley, Patrick Grimley;
Thursday 3rd: Martin McVeigh, Louis McCann, John Mallon, Elizabeth & Joe Corr, Michael McGoldrick;
Friday 4th: Josephine Atkinson, Alice Marley, Kathleen Crozier, Vincent Creaney, Aidan Brankin; 
Saturday 5th: -

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 - £2520-47
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.
ACCORD: Recruiting Counsellors & Facilitators in the Armagh area. Information evening on Tuesday 8th April. For more information, contact Armagh ACCORD Centre on 028 3833 4781.

Ashgrove Luncheon Club: Tea Dance on Friday 4th April in Ashgrove Community Centre. Music by Damian. Admission £3. B.Y.O.B.

St Mary's Women's Guild: Meeting in Ashgrove Community Centre on Wednesday 2nd April. Guest Speaker. All Welcome. 

Mayor's Top Ten Hymns Evening: Thursday 10th April at 7.30pm at Craigavon Civic Centre. Admission is free, but a goodwill offering will be collected on the evening for local missionaries. All Welcome. 

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. 

Offertory Collection Envelopes now available in St John the Baptist Church. Anyone who wishes to contribute to the upkeep of the Parish in this way is asked to leave their name and address in the Collection Basket.