13th June 2010

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

13th June 2010
Eleventh 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
Tuesday - Friday 7p.m.
St. Patrick's
Monday - Saturday  10 a.m.
Monday 7p.m. (Novena -
Miraculous Medal)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays in  St. John the Baptist Church beginning at 6 p.m.

Devotions 1st and 2nd Sunday

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. White 38332218
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament in St. John the Baptist Church today, commencing at 4 p.m. and concluding with Benediction at 7 p.m.

Minister of the Eucharist
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 15th Martin Barlow.  

Ministry of The Word
Week beginning 14th  10 a.m. Peggy McKeever.   7 p.m. Jerome Marley

We welcome Brian Slater from Coalisland, a first year student for the priesthood, who is spending two weeks placement in the Parish.

Pastoral Centre: meeting, re shop, Wednesday 16th June, after evening Mass.

Garden Party - next Saturday -  meeting for those wishing to help set up site, prepare food, get involved, on Tuesday 15th June after evening Mass.

Cemetery Sunday:  the weather was disappointing but the expression of faith by those who braved the rain was great.  Thanks to all who contributed before, during and after the event: Francis and the Sacristy team, Choir, First Communion Children, Servers, Reader, Eucharistic Ministers, Knights of St. Columbanus, Jimmy, SHYNE and all who stayed to pray.  Others will do the same for us someday.

Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August.  For young people aged 16 - 35 yrs.  For more information contact 0751 482 0572 or website www.youth2000.ie

Cultra trip to Old Drumcree 27th June. Mass at 2pm. Bring a packed lunch. Buses leave St John the Baptist carpark at 12.30pm. Tickets for bus £3.50 available in sacristies. Some may wish to travel by their own means. All welcome.

St. Oliver Plunkett Celebration in Drogheda on Sunday 4th July to mark the 90th anniversary of the Beatification of Oliver Plunkett.  There will be a procession
of the relics and a Diocesan Mass.  The Parish have organised a bus leaving that Sunday at 12.30 p.m.  Tickets available in sacristy of both churches.

Prayer Workshop with Fr Flann Lynch, who will be here for our Triduum, on Saturday 19th June 10am to 4pm in St. John the Baptist Primary School. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Names to Sacristan Francis or tel: 38350610. Get a better
understanding of prayer and yourself.

Sacrament of Marriage:  congratulations to Shauna Finnegan and Aaron McGill who were married recently.

Eucharistic Congress 2012:  congratulations to
Martin Barlow who designed the logo for this international Church event.

Teresa of Avila;  Friday 16th St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alocoque, St. Gall;

Offertory Collection
Sunday 6th - £1725-59
Thanks to all who contributed

Gate Magazine for youth available in Churches - £1.50

Requiescant In Pace
Lately deceased:  Conleth McConville, Jackie McVeigh, Cassie Furphy, Fr. Joe Campbell. Pray for the Parents of baby Ryan Americo Victor who died, James Patrick McClean, Pam Smyth
At This Time:  Francis O'Neill, Eileen McCabe, Mona McCorry, Owen Harbinson
Sunday 13th:  Thomas Campbell, Anne McCausland, Patrick Tennyson, Joseph Wilson, Joe Atkinson, Teresa Gordon Lavery, Thomas McKenna, Elizabeth McKeown
Monday 14th:  M.M. Laurence Hall, Eugene Wilson, Johnny Lappin, Kathleen Lavery, James McParland, Patrick Kelly, Don Douglas
Tuesday 15th:  Tommy Marley(1st Anniversary), Michael Halfpenny, Vera Creaney
Wednesday 16th:  M.M. John Patrick Mackle, Frank McParland(1st Anniversary), Maria McConville
Thursday 17th:       
Friday 18th:  John Loseph Lavery, Gavin Tennyson    
Saturday 19th:  John McParland, Agnes O'Hanlon

Anniversaries late for bulletin should be left in the Sacristy for inclusion on the proper day.
When submitting notices for the bulletin please include a contact name and telephone number.
Notices and anniversaries should be left in by the Wednesday prior to publication.

Triduum of Prayer - 17th to 19th - theme this year: Christ yesterday,
today and forever - praying in today's world.  Thursday: praying for healing - if you wish to put on paper areas of your life that need healing, please leave them around the cross in the Sanctuary this evening.  Fr. Dick Delahunty, Redemptorist, will speak at Mass.
Friday: praying with Fr. Flann Lynch, Capuchin.
Saturday: daily prayer in the rush of everyday living.  Mrs Mary Cunningham will speak at Mass.  "Lord teach me to pray",  "Say but the word and I shall be healed".  Come and see, come and pray, come and be part of the community.  All welcome.
Triduum concludes with Garden Party on Saturday evening.

St. Joseph's Young Priest Society - Annual Pilgrimage to Knock - Saturday 26th June.  Cost £28 includes meal or £14 without meal.  If Interested contact Kathleen 38337603 or Theresa 38331629.

Feasts: Monday 14th St. Davnet;  Saturday 19th St. Romuald.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Clothes shop, tel. 38393898 or  Furniture shop tel. 38394219,  in
Mayfair Business Centre, Garvaghy Road.  Opening hours Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
NEW SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

Drumcree Community Centre:  Sparkles - group for parents, grandparents, minders or anyone who looks aftetr a child 0-4yrs - every Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm.  Feileacan - parent and child group Fridays 2pm-3.30pm

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club  Monday &
Tuesday 3.15 - 4.30 p.m. £1 per day. I.C.T.   English Classes Thursday morning 10am  Arts and Crafts Classes from 7 - 8.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. For more information contact Carol on 38339916.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  Bingo and Lotto Tuesday 8.15 p.m. (All support welcomed).  Development Draw Tickets available from members, £10 each or 3 for £20.  Draw to take place in August 2010.  

St. John the Baptist PTA
Annual Sunday Funday today
 Fun for all the family - BBQ, Bouncy Castles,
Magician, etc.

Concert with Three Tenors:  Friday 25th June at 8 p.m. in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh.  Ticket £20 (includes supper and refreshments).  Contact Brendan McCann 07770838301.

St. John's Accordion Orchestra:  Concert with Sinead McKenna in St. John the Baptist School on Friday 2nd July at 8 p.m.  Ticket £10 (includes refreshments).  Tickets available from the school on any Thursday night from 7 p.m. also Judges Shop and Marian's Shop, Obins Street.

CTS Bookstand - Something New for Summer - In both Churches we have completely renewed the books and leaflets available from the CTS stands. Have a fresh lok and see if there is something that interests you - maybe even take a risk and read something you might normally not be interested in.

Precious Life - Rally for Life Information Evenings - this July, a massive pro-life rally will be held in Belfast City Centre.  Volunteers are urgently required to help with the event.  If you can help in any way, please come along to an Information Evening in St. Anthony'y Centre, Craigavon, on Monday 14th June at 8 p.m. or Synod Hall, Armagh on Tuesday 15th June at 8 p.m.  For further details contact Rally for Life Committee on 028 90278484.

All are invited to the Lord's table

Inviting Jesus into life
is always a risk.
For it means welcoming  joyfully
the challenge of the gospel,
to live in justice, faith and compassion,
and to see Jesus in others.

Those we love and those we find difficult,
those we worry about and feel responsible for,
these are Jesus,
and those whose lives are wrecked or
by society's neglect and greed,
these too are Jesus.

The child at home giving trouble.
The poor looking for some help - each is

The student worried about an exam, husband or wife on a bad day - each is Jesus.

The child at home bringing joy and life.
A man or woman giving time to the poor - each is Jesus.
young people offering talents and
service to others.
The love of husband and wife - each is Jesus.

People who drive us mad,
people who have offended us a lot,
these are Jesus.
People who have let us down
and who have betrayed us -
these are Jesus.

And if we are at Jesus' table,
they will be there too.
The love of Jesus is all-inclusive:
you and I on our best days,
and also on our worst,
are included in this friendship,
forgiveness and love.

All are invited to the table of Jesus,
all are welcome at the Eucharist,
all are forgiven,
all are called to a new life.