2nd September 2007 PDF Print E-mail



St. John the Baptist Church, Garvaghy Road (1777) - 1977

St. Patrick’s Church, William Street – 1835

Sunday 2nd September 2007
Twenty-Second 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     7.30 p.m.
St. Patrick’s
Monday - Saturday      10 a.m.
Monday 7.30 p.m. (Novena - Miraculous Medal)

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.

Requiescat In Pace
Lately deceased:  Matt Harbinson, Sheila McQuillan, Maurice McCann, Una
Wilson, Hugh McAnallen, Charles Conlon, Eugene Marley, Sr. Monica Cavanagh  
At This Time:  John Faloon, Elizabeth Ann McDowell, Jim McCorry, Antonio Correia, Kathleen Shanks. Sunday 2nd:  Mary Dalzell, Margaret Fearon,
Jean McCabe.  Monday 3rd:  Liam Donnelly, Desmond Hamill, Ellen Roberts.  
Tuesday 4th:  M.M. Mona McCann, Jamie Harrison, John Hagan, Brian Leo Hamill.  Wednesday 5th:  M.M. Michael Carvill. Thursday 6th: Tom Robinson (1st Anniversary), Louis Neill, Jim Millsopp, Margaret McClafferty, Rose Fox.

Friday 7th:  Sally McAlinden Edon, Mary Molloy, Joan Goodwin, Margaret Foy
Saturday 8th:  Charlotte Hueston, Mary Hamill

First Friday Notices:

Confessions Thursday 6th
St. Patrick’s 6.30 pm. - 7 p.m.
St. John’s    8 p.m.
Masses Friday 7th
St. Patrick’s 10 a.m.
(Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament 10.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
St. John’s     7.30 p.m.
Fr. O’Dwyer will visit his Tuesday calls on Wednesday.

Theology by Distance Learning September 2007 to January 2008:  Introduction to Theology and Scripture:  The Gospel of Mark and Moral Theology.  For more information contact The Priory
Institute, Tallagh, Tel. 00353 1 4048124 or www.prioryinstitute.com

Permanent Diaconate in Ireland: please take home the leaflet from the Irish Bishops on this - “Among You as One who Serves”.

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 4th September Geraldine Lawless.

Ministry of Word:
Week beginning 3rd September, 10 a.m. Tommy Bradley.  7.30 p.m. Paddy Gorman.

Recent Baptisms:     Bree Isobella Bates, Emma McGlade, Eimear Kate Toman

Interested in being a Loreto Sister?
To find out more about the way of life today see www.loreto.ie.  The next Loreto Life Weekend will be held in Donegal on October 13th 2007.  For more information you can contact Therese at
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TROCAIRE:  The total  contributed by parishioners this year amounted to £14,803-44.  Thanks for your generosity.

Saturday 8th September - Birthday of Mary Mother of Jesus.

Back to School:
to all who go to school or college for the first time and all who return to school these days - learn plenty, teach well, work together.  May God bless all pupils, teachers and staff.

Sunday 26th August
Fr. O’Dwyer and Fr. White sincerely thank all who contributed to the Dues.
Phone Nos:  Fr. O’Dwyer 38350610. Fr. White 38332218.
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

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.


  Jesus’ place at a banquet

When Jesus goes to a banquet -
a wedding reception,
a celebration in the club,
a parish celebration,
he doesn’t seem to look for the top table.

He seems to look more in the ordinary places,
to find congenial company
with the person who goes for the
lowest place,
with the person who hides behind
the pillar,
with the person hanging back to be
invited somewhere.
And at the banquet of life
he seems to sit
with those who get the leftovers,
and enjoy their company.

And he is teaching about heaven
as he invites all to the banquet;
we are welcomed by God
for who we are,
for what we have given,
for what love we have created in
and tried to give, even with

What God praises in us may
surprise us;
the simple moments where we have
made a difference in the lives of
and big moments where we have
made our effort
to help create a world according to
the mind of God.

And he embarrassed people
in his own day
by bringing all sorts of people
to the top table.
Maybe he will praise in us
what we least expect.

Sort of turns things
upside down,
doesn’t it?

Parish & Community Notices

Legion of Mary:   Meeting every Monday evening after Novena Mass in St. Patrick’s Church.  New members always welcome.  Any enquiries please contact Lee Walters 028 38341496.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Good quality used clothing and furniture welcome at all times.  Collection can be arranged.  Contact the shop. Clothes shop and Furniture shop in Mayfair Business Centre, Garvaghy Road, tel. 38393898. Opening Hours:  Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Note: from 1st September opening hours on Saturday will change to 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
NEW SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

St. Mary’s Women’s Guild:  Meeting Wednesday 5th September in Ashgrove Community Centre.  Guest Speaker.  New members welcome.

GAMBLING:  Is Gambling affecting your home life, work life, or reputation?  Contact the local GA helpline on 07926170921.

St. Mary’s Youth Centre:  Visit the Centre’s web-site for further information at www.stmarysyc.org

St. Malachy’s Indoor Bowling Club:  Recommencing Thursday 30th August at 7.30 p.m. in Ashgrove Community Centre.  New Season.  New Division,  New challenge.  New members always assured of a warm welcome.

Bannside Scribblers, Monday 7 - 9 p.m.  Arts & Crafts, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 - 8.30 p.m.
ICT for beginners.   Contact Carol for further information.  38339916.
Cafe Lisboa - authentic Portugese and local food.  Open Monday - Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

DRUMCREE COLLEGE:   Linda May Martin’s disco- freestyle / keep fit dance classes starting Monday 17th September,  (from age 4 yrs. to adult)   £2-50 per class. For more information phone College 38334725.
WANTED!  old/used greeting cards for craft classes.  Please leave in office at Drumcree College.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  Bingo every Tuesday 8.30 p.m.  The bigger the crowd the bigger the prizes.  Support the Club Lotto.

Drumcree House of Health:  Salsa Exercise Tuesday 4th Sept. 8.30 p.m.  Price £1. New Weigh In sessions start Mon. 10th Sept.  11 a.m. or 7 p.m. in House of Health.
Yoga, new sessions in Drumcree Centre, Wed. 5th Sept. 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. £l.  Please enrol.

Craigavon Cardiac Care Association present An Evening of Autumn Floral Displays (Fr. Sean McEvoy) in Thomas Street Methodist Church Hall, Friday 21st September, 8 p.m.  Admission £5.  Tickets available from Wray Cleaners, Winnies or committee members.

Craigavon Ceili Class resumes Tuesday 9 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.  All welcome.

Unislim class every Monday at 6.30 p.m. in Armagh Road, Presbyterian Church Hall.

Orchard Training Services & Cots & Tots:  Offering NVQ awards in Child Care, Learning & Development with a wide range of optional units on offer including Classroom Assistant Units.
Courses in Computers for Beginners and First Aid, Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Beginning 25th September.  If interested in any of above contact 38350552, 9.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. Monday - Friday.