7th October 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.

Sunday 7th October 2007
Day for Life

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:  Thomas McCooe, Angela Doyle, Joyce Kelly, Francis Grimes.
At This Time:  Eddie Atkinson, Ned Loughran, Michael Toland, Bridie McDonnell, Maureen Fay, Eileen Sloan, Denis Gallagher.
Sunday 7th:  Harry Creaney, Kathleen McAlinden, McAlinden Family, Alice Wilson, Bridie McStravick, Paul Murphy, Seamus Cullen, Joseph Neill, Tony O’Dwyer.  
Monday 8th:   Alfred Hall, James O’Hare, Kathleen Smith.  
Tuesday 9th:  Brid Mhic Iomhair, Jose Maria Martin Cabot.  
Wednesday 10th:  Joe Kelly(1st Anniversary), Mary Ann McShane, Darren Murray, Daniel Thompson, Jim White, Ana Maria Xavier do Rego, Michael Conlon Theresa McReynolds.
Thursday 11th:  Margaret Brankin, Annie Lawless.  
Friday 12th:  Patrick McCann, Annie Conlon, Hugh Headley, Mary McGarry, Mary Kelly, Bridget Hamill
Saturday 13th:  Joseph Goodwin, Eleanor McCaffrey, Billy Lyttle.

Sacrament of Confirmation
Bun Scoil - Friday 9th May at 5 p.m. in
St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh
Parish - Saturday 24th May at 3 p.m. in St.
John the Baptist Church.

First Holy Communion
Presentation P.S.  - Saturday 26th April 11am
St. John the Baptist P.S. Saturday 10th
May 11 a.m.
Ballyoran C.P.S. - Saturday 31st May
11 a.m.
Bun Scoil - Saturday 31st May 1 p.m.

First Communion Programme: St. John
the Baptist P.S. P4 and Bun Scoil Rang 4
children will attend 7 p.m. Mass next
Saturday and Ballyoran C.P.S. P4 children
will attend 11.30 a.m. Mass next Sunday -
with their parents and families.

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 9th October Eddie McVeigh.

Ministry of The Word:  Week beginning 8th October, 10 a.m. Michael Sherry.
7.30 p.m. Ursula Barlow.

Recent Baptisms:  Jessica Grace Todd, Leah Anne Gibson, Oscar James Mallon.

Servite Priory, Benburb:   Healing Service, Saturday 3rd November, prayers and talks begin 2 p.m. concludes with Mass.

Day for Life - 7th October:  Please take home a leaflet “Blessed is the fruit of your womb”.

Parish Pastoral Council meeting on thursday 11th October at 8pm.

Thanks to all who helped clean the upper inside windows of St. John the Baptist Church, especially the Knights of Columbanus.

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.

Spiritual Exercises in Daily Life - If you feel a need to deepen your spiritual life, without having to interrupt daily routine, you may be interested in this course.  It will be, hopefully, a mixed church group experience and spread over several months.  First meeting Friday 5th October.  Phone Fr. Michael Bingham 38330366.

Anniversary of  canonization of St. Oliver Plunkett - Mass in St. Peter’s Church, Drogheda on Friday 12th October at 7.30pm. Ten years ago Fr. Larkin and some Parishioners attended this celebration and received a relic of the saint, now displayed in St. John the Baptist Church. Drogheda extends an invite and welcome to all from Drumcree Parish next Friday.

Southern Area Hospice Annual Church Door
Collection after all Masses this weekend.

Sunday 30th September Collection


Thanks to all who contributed


#Increase our faith

Faith is like a well:
its water is deep, refreshing,
fed by the stream of living water from God;

it started like a trickle of baptismal water,
now it is deeper,
and we draw on it
for meaning, compassion and God’s love.

Faith is personal to each of us,
like every child is uniquely loved by parents
in a way that is just for that child.
Faith is like holding God’s hand,
and we each hold hands
our own way, with our own unique touch.

Be grateful for faith, the gift of God.
Be patient with its growth.
And let’s be confident in its growth.
Through the darkness of doubts,
through the fog of questions,
through the storms of let-down,
faith is nourished and grows.

Like a stone thrown into the well
immediately upsets the water
at the top,
but as it falls it upsets less,
until it hardly disturbs the deep water,
the place of peace and silence,
that place of deep faith,
at the bottom of the well.

For in the bottom of the well is
the home of God,
and nobody can destroy that home
within us.
In the peace and silence of its depths
is the living water,
given for ever;
the water that no stone can disturb,
no sin can destroy.

We are grateful for the water that
lasts forever,
that springs up inside us for eternal
Jesus, the life of God, the life of the world.

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.

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

ph. 38334781.

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:  Conwell School of Dance - classes for children 9 - 15 yrs, Monday 1st October.  Contact Kevin 38347286 or 07933528627 for more information.

St. John’s Scouts:  Scouts - Monday 7 - 9 p.m. - Cubs Tuesday 7 - 8.30 p.m. - Beavers Wednesday 7 - 8.30 p.m.  New members always welcome.

 Meditation on Monday at 7.30 p.m.at 103 Thomas St.  T’ai Chi Chih classes Tuesday 8 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m. in Committee Room of Cascades Leisure Centre.  Information nights for HEALING AND
EMPOWERING YOUR INNER CHILD Wednesday 17th or Thursday 18th October.  Come to 103 Thomas Street and find out if this
programme is for you. For information and to register call Sr. Brigid  38332220.

Ashgrove Community Centre:  Conwell School of Dance - classes starting Tuesday 9th October, 8.15 p.m.  16 - adult.  For information phone 38347286 or 07933528627.

An Cumann Gaelach - Anyone interested in learning Irish is welcome to an Enrolment Night/Oíche Clarú in Ashgrove Community Centre on Thursday 10th October, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

“Eamonn McCrystal on Tour”, Market place Theatre, Armagh, October 10th.  Tickets from theatre direct.  Proceeds to Sue Ryder Charity for Palliative Care in Albania.

African Missions, Dromantine Presents:  October 29th, 8 p.m.
Concert Starring Philomena Begley, Aiden Quinn, Gene Fitzpatrick,
Malachi Cush, Rosemary Woods, Conor “Singing Brickie” and
Dromantine Priests with Country Harmony.
October 20th, 8 p.m. - Concert Starring Susan McCann, Garry Gamble
Tom O’Rourke, Conor “Singing Brickie”, Sharon Larkin, Kenny Archer,
and Dromantine Priests with Country Harmony.  Tickets £10 per
concert.  Contact Dromantine 30821224.  All proceeds go directly to
Projects in Africa.

D.A.R.T. seek volunteer drivers for minibuses and social car scheme - leaflets in Churches - contact