13th July 2008 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

13th July 2008
Fifteenth 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 – not July or August

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, Elizabeth McGarry, Sadie Garvey
At This Time:  Florence McCaffrey, Catherine, James, Kathleen Byrne, Rose Veronica Grimes Sunday 13th:  Joyce Kelly (1st Anniversary), Margaret McParland, Mary Ellen McCann, Margaret Killops, Joao Soares Monday 14th:  Billy Kelly, Philip Wilson, Jerome Mulholland, Sally McGeough, Ana Maria & Filomeno Xavier, Vanessa Araujo Tuesday 15th: Shea Day (1st Anniversary), Patrick McDonald, Kathleen Hackett Wednesday 16th:   Annie McShane Thursday 17th: Jack McAtamney, William John Glassey Friday 18th:  Mary McNeill (1st Anniversary), Votatus Valencius (1st Anniversary), Samuel Livingstone Saturday 19th: Elizabeth Johnston, Matilda Grimes

World Youth Day: God bless Aine, Angela, Cliodhna, Patricia, Eoin, Dermot and Fr. Brian as they travel to Sydney after their stay in New Zealand. Cardinal Sean Brady will join them this week. World Youth Day events: Tuesday 15th Opening Mass at Barangaroo with Cardinal George Pell; Wednesday 16th through to Friday 18th catechesis sessions; Thursday 17th Pope Benedict arrives by boat in Sydney harbour; Friday 18th Stations of the Cross; Saturday 19th Pilgrimage Walk across Sydney
Harbour Bridge to evening vigil with Pope Benedict and sleep under the stars; Sunday 20th Mass with Pope Benedict. See also wyd2008.org for more details and
Archdiocese of Armagh website. The
WYD/SYD Drumcree Candles continue to burn in both Churches during liturgies to keep us all in prayerful contact.

Monday 14th July no 10 a.m. Mass in St. Patrick’s.
Novena in St. John the Baptist Church at 7pm.

Recent Baptisms: Freya Jane Tiffney

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 14th July Martin Barlow

Ministry of The Word: Week beginning  15th July 10 a.m. Michael Sherry. 7 p.m. Margaret Marley.

Yousef Yakoub, a clerical student in Maynooth from Maronite Catholic Diocese of Haifa and the Holy Land will speak at all Masses next weekend about the plight of Christians in the Holy Land. He will also have handcarved wooded religious objects for sale to help his fellow brothers and sisters.

The Mass and the reception of Holy Communion - please see text below

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

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. 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. 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.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 6th July
Thanks to all who contributed



In the rich soil of care,
the word of God takes root.

In the fruitful soil of birth,
the word of God becomes flesh.

In the thorny soil of suffering,
the word of God consoles.

In the flowering soil of friendship,
the word of God makes sense.

In the deep soil of faith
the word of God comes to life.
And in the times
we till our lives
with care, compassion,
with courage and endurance,
with joy and with love,
the word of God is sown by
and bears its rich fruit,
and is given to us
in the Bread of Life.


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.

ACCORD:  Marriage Preparation Courses begin in Armagh City Hotel as follows:-  Course 1 - Wednesday 27th August 7 - 10 p.m. Course 2 - Wednesday 22nd October 7 - 10 p.m.   And begin in Cohannon Inn: Course 1 Tuesday 23rd September 7-10pm; Course 2 Tuesday 21st October 7-10pm; Course 3 Tuesday 25th November 7.10pm. Due to increasing demand couples are advised to book their place at least ten months before the wedding. Telephone 38334781

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.

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.


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

Wednesday 16th July - feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. also the 150th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady to St. Bernadette at Lourdes. Safe jouney to Parishioners travelling to Lourdes at this time - some as Pilgrims and others as Workers. Also anniversary of episcopal ordaination of Cardinal Cahal Daly, 1967.