9th September 2007 PDF Print E-mail

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 September 2007

Racial Justice Sunday

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.

Phone Numbers:  
Fr. O’Dwyer 38350610
Fr. White 38332218
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

Requiescat In Pace

Lately deceased: Sheila McQuillan, Maurice McCann, Una  Wilson, Hugh McAnallen, Charles Conlon, Eugene Marley, Sr. Monica Cavanagh, James Edward Tennyson
At This Time:  Jinny Molloy, Mary Smith, Tess Woods, Teresa Lawless, Peter Lawless, Margaret Campbell, Ana Maria Xavier Rego, Filipe, Miguel, Maria & Joao Soares,Catherine McCann, Cornelious McCann.
Sunday 9th:  Maureen Kavanagh(1st Anniversary), John Garvey, Laurence Cusack, Emer Treacy. Monday 10th:  Tony Gorman(1st Anniversary), Ted McCorry, Catherine Kelly.  
Tuesday 11th:  Susanna Creaney, Charlie Keegan, Patrick Gerard Lavery.  
Wednesday 12th:  Thomas McNeice.
Thursday 13th: M.M. Matt Harbinson, Tommy McAlinden, Mary Breen.
Friday 14th:  Mary Agnes Daly (1st Anniversary), Mary Beattie, Bernard McParland, Rita McShane, John McNiece
Saturday 15th:  James Lavery, Mary Gillen

Drumcree College Opening of Year Mass in St. John the Baptist Church on Thursday 13th September at 2.30 p.m.  All
Parishioners are welcome to join pupils and staff in asking God’s Blessing for a new school year.

Tuesday 9th September, 7.30 p.m., Mass for Polish Community in St. John the Baptist Church.

Sunday 16th September 10 a.m. Mass in St. Patrick’s participation of the Filipino Community.

Sunday 2nd September Collection


Thanks to all who contributed

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. 003531 4048124 or  www.prioryinstitute.com

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 11th Sept. Paddy Gorman.

Ministry of Word:
Week beginning 10th Sept., 10 a.m. Aidan McCormack.  7.30 p.m. Mary McAlinden.

Recent Baptisms:    Aoife Patricia Neeson,  Aoife Elizabeth Findlay

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

URGENT PRO-LIFE PETITION - a motion has been tabled in the Assembly opposing Health Department Guidelines which will make abortion widely available in N. Ireland.  Precious Life has launched a Petition Postcard for the public to sign and send to their local Assembly members, calling on them to vote in support of this pro-life motion.  To order free Campaign Postcards please  contact  028 9027 8484.

Racial Justice Sunday - 9th September - A World on the Move - One Race: The Human Race.  Who today needs release from slavery?  Who speaks for refugees? Do I welcome migrants to my country, to my Church?

GATE - Magazine for young people on sale in Churches, £1-50.

 Whoever does not carry the cross and
follow me cannot be my disciple

Each of us has our own cross to carry;
the weaknesses of body, mind or spirit,
which affect our lives,

or loneliness, illness, failure,
and our personal secret problems.
All of us carry burdens
which our known or unknown to others.

Our cross may be caused by others;
we may be victims of greed and violence,
or of other’s addictions.

For the Lord himself carried the cross
of poverty and misunderstanding
of bereavement when Joseph died,
Pof loss of friends like Lazarus,
of the pain of his mother as he went to death;
he has carried burdens like ours.

And each cross is different;
at times we feel we could carry
another’s cross more lightly.
And we resent the crosses of
our lives caused by others.

The Lord has suffered,
and promises us the companionship we need.
He weeps with us,
suffers with us,
promises friendship
now and forever.

Our way of the cross, like his,
is the path to resurrection.
With our hand in his wounded hand,
we can carry the burdens
life brings,
and follow him,
with confidence
and with a helping hand,
to carry the crosses of others.

Parish & Community Notices

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.


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.  NEW SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

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.

St. Mary’s Youth Centre:  Check out our website for photographs of this years Summer Scheme.  Spot someone you know!   www.stmarysyc.org                   

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

Bannside Scribblers, Monday 7 - 9 p.m.  Arts & Crafts, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 - 8.30 p.m. English/Culture Awareness/Child Protection/ ICT for beginners.   Contact Phyllis for further information.  38339916.  Volunteers needed to supervise Homework Club.
Cafe Lisboa - authentic Portugese and local food.  Open Monday - Saturday 9.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. John’s Accordion Band.  Lessons in accordion, percussion and keyboard Thursdays 7 p.m. in St. John the Baptist School.  All ages welcome.

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.

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.

PRESENTATION SISTERS KOINIA PROJECT begins 17th September with Meditation on Monday at 7.30 p.m.  C’ai Chi Chih classes Tuesday 7.30 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m.  For information and to register call 38332220.

Armagh Diocesan Historical Society:  Wednesday 19th September, 8 p.m.  Lecture in Cardinal ÓFiaich Library, ‘The Early Years of the Irish Colleges in Paris’.  All welcome.

Ceili 15th Sept. in Maghery Hall, 9 p.m. Kinlochard Ceili Band.
Ceili 22nd Sept. in Sarsfields, Derrytrasna, 9 p.m.  Thomas Clarke Ceili Band.   

Marie Curie Cancer Care Fundraising Table Quiz in Goodyear Social Club, Friday 21st Sept. at 9 p.m.  Tickets £5.  For tickets contact  38343411, 38345943, 38831272.