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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

6th July 2008
Fourteenth 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

Requiescant In Pace

Lately deceased:  Phyllis Kelly, Dudley Barker, Maureen Henry
At This Time:  Sarah McGuinness, Jean Toland, Eddie Sherry, Annie & Briege O’Callaghan
Sunday 6th:  Charles McCaffrey, Joseph Heyburn, Joseph McGrane, Jane McKeever, Thomas McVeigh Monday 7th:  M.M. May McNeice, Patrick Monaghan, Mary Hamill, Jennifer Devlin, May Hagan, Owen Molloy
Tuesday 8th:  Julia Duggan, Annabella Lappin, Vincent Sherry, Jimmy Reynolds
Wednesday 9th:   M.M. John McHugh, Peter Leo McCann, Michael Fearnon
Thursday 10th: Margaret McCaffrey, Hugh A. Quinn, Terence Kelly, Margaret Gribbin, Henry Gribbin, Reginald Elliot
Friday 11th:  David Kearns(1st Anniversary), Hannah Frances Cullen, Yolandi Martini, Stephen McGuigan, Bronagh Steele, Mary Ann McNeice, Margaret Moonan
Saturday 12th: Maureen Byrne, Sarah Fearon, Felix Reynolds, Jack McCabe

Triduum of Prayer and Reflection on St. Paul. A special word of thanks to our three excellent speakers Lynette McShane, Fr. Brendan McConvery and Tommy Bradley who spoke on St. Paul and gave us a glimpse of the person behind the name and challenged us to realise that Paul is writing to us in our own time. Thanks also to those who provided music and song during the Triduum.

The Second Parish Garden Party - was a great success. Thanks to all who helped in any way in the preparations; those who provided and prepared the food and refreshments; those who looked after
cooking, serving, the children/young people/adult play areas, music. Thanks to all who tidied up on the days following. To all who showed up (Parishioners and visitors) and enjoyed the evening. To God and the Child of Prague for the weather!

World Youth Day: God bless Aine, Angela, Cliodhna, Patricia, Eoin, Dermot and Fr. Brian as they begin their journey to Sydney today. Safe journeys. The WYD SYD 08 candles will burn at all liturgies in the both Churches during their time away to unite us all in prayer.

Saturday 12th July no 10 a.m. Mass in St. Patrick’s.

Recent Baptisms: Baylee Stephen Blanton

Indian Community Family Retreat concludes with benediction in St. Patrick’s Church this evening at 6.45pm. All welcome.

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 7th July Mary McAlinden.

Ministry of The Word: Week beginning  7th July 10 a.m. Tommy Mallon. 7 p.m. Tommy Bradley.

BURMA APPEAL:  The St. Vincent De Paul Society thank all who so generously supported the Burma
Appeal.  Total collected was £2880.

St. Joseph’s Young Priest Society:  The total amount raised by the society in 2008/9 was £2219.  This includes two special donations totalling £915.  Many thanks for your continued support.

The Letters of St. Paul - a CTS publication avaiable to purchase in Church - £2.95.

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is to take place in Dublin in 2012.

St. Oliver Plunkett - Annual Pilgrimage at Drogheda on Sunday 6th July.  Procession from Our Lady of Lourdes at 3 p.m. to St. Peter’s Church for Mass at
4 p.m.  All welcome.

Old Drumcree, Cultra - stories about the Church and people associated with the Church should be recorded on paper and returned to Fr. O’Dwyer.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 29th June
Thanks to all who contributed



In the Ordinary

Come to a quiet place,
a place so quiet
that you can hear
the grass grow.
Run your fingers
through the softness
of its petals,
and listen:
listen to the earth,
the warm earth,
the life pulse
of us all.

Rest your body
against its warmth;
feel its greatness
the pulse and throb,
the foundation
of the world.
Look up into the sky,
the all embracing sky,
the canopy of heaven.
How small we really are:
specks in the greatness
but still a part of it all.
We grow from the earth
and find
our own place.
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.

PALS - Children’s prayer and Liturgy group for children from 4 yrs - primary 3, welcome children at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday in St. Patrick’s.  For more infromation contact
Ursula on 07889424614.   
St. Vincent De Paul Society
Good quality used clothing and furniture welcome at all times.  Collection can be arranged.  Contact the shop, tel. 38393898.  Clothes and Furniture shops 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.

ACCORD:  Marriage Preparation Courses in Armagh City Hotel as follows:-  Course 1 - Wednesday 27th August 7 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday 3rd September 7 - 10 p.m.  Wednesday 10th September 7 - 10 p.m.  Course 2 - Wednesday 22nd October 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesday 29th October 7 - 10 p.m.  Wednesday 5th November 7 - 10 p.m.  Due to increasing demand couples are advised to book their place at least ten months before the wedding.
SPRED - The group meet on Wednesday in Drumcree Community Centre at 7.30 p.m.  Enquiries 38392568.

St. Mary’s Youth Centre: SUMMER SCHEME - 7th - 24th July -Monday - Thursday - 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. & 1.30 p.m. - 4 p.m.Membership £3.  Daily subs. £1.  Ages 8 - 14 yrs. Go along and join the fun!

St. Mary’s Youth Centre U16 Football
Training every Wednesday 6 p.m. in the Park.  Meet at Park Road entrance.  (For players born in 1993 or 1994).  All welcome.
Ashgrove Seniors Luncheon Club:  Places available at the Luncheon Club on Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon.  Lunch & Bingo £1-50.  If interested (over 60’s), contact Ashgrove Community Centre.

Ballyoran Over 50 Club:  Closed during July, reopens 6th August, 2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Bannside Community Centre:  Arts and Crafts Classes, 7 - 8.30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.  English classes, Thursday 10 a.m. ICT for beginners.  Homework Club resumes 8th September..  For information contact Carol 028 38339916.

Knock - Monday 11th August - Sr. Breige McKenna - Coach £15.  Bring packed lunch.  Booking essential.  For details contact  Gabrielle 028 87784964 or Marie 028 3885 1517.

Entertainment - Radio Star Live Country Roadshow, Trevor Moyles, Paul Donnelly.  Compere Ivan Dee.  Boat trips to Coney Island, Helicopter rides, Funfair.