23rd 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.

23rd September 2007
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

St. Patrick’s Church, William Street - 1835

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:   James Edward Tennyson, Maria Mannela Pompeia, Sarmento Guterres, Frank Campbell, Mary Clarke, Thomas McCooe.
At This Time:  Margaret Lester.
Sunday 23rd:  Hughes Family, Elizabeth Brady, Margaret McGrane, Jim Monaghan.  
Monday 24th:  Sarah Heyburn, Rose Lyttle, Mary Anne McCormick, Bridget Boyle, Mary McCann.  
Tuesday 25th:  Mona McKeown, Edith Woolsey, James McCann, Thomas Marley, John Thomas Connelly, Margaret McConville, Joseph Desmond Caldwell, Margaret Litter, Gerald McIlkenny.
Wednesday 26th: M.M. Una Wilson, John Gorman, Patrick Farrell, Mary Molloy.
Thursday 27th:  M.M. Hugh McAnallen, Alice Marley, Patrick Garvey, Martha Holland.  
Friday 28th:  Dan Murphy.  
Saturday 29th:  M.M. Charles Conlon, Eileen Marley, Breda McCann, Sean Berry

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 25th Sept. Martin Barlow.

Ministry of Word:
Week beginning 24th Sept., 10 a.m.
Presentation Sisters. 7.30 p.m. Margaret Marley.

Recent Baptisms:  Ellie Murphy, Cassie Leigh Murphy, Sienna Callan

English/Polish Mass next Sunday at 11.30 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church.  Prayers, Readings
and Sermon in both languages.

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

P.A.L.S. Group: If you wish to register your child for the group, volunteers will be available after all Masses this weekend.  To comply with Health & Safety Regulations all children attending must be registered. (Ages 4 - 7).

St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society -
Meeting Wednesday 26th September after evening Mass in St. John the Baptist.  New members are welcome to come along and find out more about the work of the society.

CALL ACCORD - ph. 38334781.

Mass to celebrate the Feast of St. Theresa will be held in St. Malachy’s Church, Irish St., Armagh on 1st October at 7.30 p.m.  Bring your own roses to be blessed with the relic of St. Theresa.

Servite Priory, Benburb:  Tuesday Evenings with the Bible, beginning 25th September, 8 - 9.30 p.m.
Pilgrimage to Knock, “Our Lady Help of the Sick”, Saturday 29th September.  Bus departs Benburb at 8 a.m.  Contact 37548241. Healing Service, Saturday 3rd November, prayers and talks begin 2 p.m. concludes with Mass.

An Exploration of Catholic Faith (Nine Session Course) Begins Thursday 11th October in Convent of Mercy, Dungannon, 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.  Course Fee £75.  Phone 00353 42 937 1945 to register.

Thursday next is the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul - patron of all charitable works.

Sunday 16th September Collection


Thanks to all who contributed

To what do we entrust our lives?

In each man and woman
is the need and desire for security.
As infants we look to parents totally
for security
and as life moves on,
we may look to family, peers, friends
and children
for our security,
like rocks on which we feel we will be safe.

And we can entrust ourselves to God,
knowing that words for God
like Rock, Fountain of Living Water,
Eternal Life,
are foundations of our security.

Or we may place our trust in
money or financial security,
or prestige and honour from
a job,
or entrust our feelings of security
to an over-care of the body,
and the question from the gospel
of Jesus is:
to what do you entrust yourself?

We cannot place full trust at
the same time
in God and wealth,
not in love and possessions,
nor in a long life and trust
in God

God intends that we use created gifts
like wealth and honour
and appearance,
friendship, love and prayer,
to bring us to him;
but if we are entrusted to them,
they may draw us away from him.

May we know the happiness of
entrusting ourselves to God
and to love,
and wanting to use all else in
his service.

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
URGENTLY REQUIRED!!  Baby clothes and Bric a Brac.
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.

BANNSIDE COMMUNITY GROUP:   Arts & Crafts, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 - 8.30 p.m. English/ ICT for beginners. October - TADI (talking about tough issues) and Bill of Rights.  November - Know Yourself & Your Neighbour.  Contact Phyllis for further information.  38339916.  Volunteers needed to supervise Homework Club.

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

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 Community Centre: (House of Health) - Hillwalking at Slieve Gullion, Sunday 30th Sept.  Bus leaves Centre at 10 a.m. returns 6 p.m. approx.  Free.  For more information contact Jennifer 38334522.
Conwell School of Dance - classes for children 9 - 15 yrs, Monday 1st October.  Contact Kevin 38347286 or 07933528627 for more information.

SPRED Group - Recommences Wednesday 26th September in
Drumcree Community Centre, 7.30 p.m.  Enquiries ph. 38392568.

Oran Fold - Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan Cancer, Thursday 27th September, 10.30 a.m. - 12 noon.

PRESENTATION SISTERS KOINONIA PROJECT begins 17th September with Meditation on Monday at 7.30 p.m.at 103 Thomas St.  T’ai Chi Chih classes Tuesday 7.30 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. in Committee Room of Cascades Leisure Centre.  For information and to register call 38332220.

St. John’s Scouts:  Open Day, Sunday 23rd September, 2 - 4 p.m. Scout Den, Moy Road.  All welcome.  New and current members invited to come along and enrol for coming year.

Ashgrove Community Centre:  Conwell School of Dance - classes starting Tuesday 9th October, 8.15 p.m.  16 - adult.  For information phone 38347286 or 07933528627.  Irish Classes - Enrolment for all levels - Thursday 27th September 8 - 9 p.m.

Ann and Liz invite you to join them at a Macmillan Coffee Morning in the Ashgrove Centre on Friday 28th September, 9.30 - 11.30 a.m.

St. Anthony’s, Craigavon - Ceili, Saturday 29th September, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.  Ardmore Ceili Band.

The Children of Belarus Need Your Help - Chernobyl Children Appeal (NI) is a charity set up in 1994 to help the children of Belarus suffering in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster.  If you would like more information please attend the Craigavon Branch information evening in Lurgan Town Hall, Wednesday 3rd October, 7.30 p.m. or phone 38329820.