27th 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

27th July 2008
Seventeenth 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.

Devotions1st and 2nd Sunday- except July & 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: Sadie Garvey, Frank McNeice, John McParland, Christina Grigiene, George Halfpenny
At This Time:  Patricia McConville, Harry McQuaid Junior, Mary Reid
Sunday 27th:  Jean Morris, Clara McCann, Patrick McGurgan, Eugene McCann,
Sarah Jane Tiffney  Monday 28th: Tom McCann, Annie Keogh, Una Campbell,
Mary Loftus Tuesday 29th:  Michael Kelly, George Smith, Caoimhe McCann,
Ellen Hamill Wednesday 30th:  Eamonn Kelly, Mary Donaghy
Thursday 31st: Bronagh McNally   Friday 1st:  Maureen Henry (Month Mind),
Vera McDonald, Mary McCann, Patrick Judge Saturday 2nd: Brigid Devlin,
Dan Murphy, James Tiffney

World Youth Day: welcome home Aine, Angela, Cliodhna, Patricia, Eoin, Dermot and Fr. Brian from WYD Sydney. The WYD/SYD Candles burn in thanksgiving for a safe return.

Recent Baptisms:  
Sinead Alison Maria Williamson;
Rhea Ainne Maguire; Rhys Connolly

Ministry of The Word: Week beginning  28th July 10 a.m. Tommy Mallon                 
7 p.m. Ursula Barlow

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 29th July Eddie McVeigh
For August:: 7pm Sharon Gartland, Colm McCann, Patsy Lambe, Theresa McCaffrey; 8.30am Martin Barlow, Eddie McVeigh, Patsy hanratty; 10am Winnie Breen, AnnMarie Hamill, Madeline O'Neill; 11.30am Bernie Mallon, Patricia Halfpenny, Rosaleen Hamill, Nicola Fay.

Letter in sacristy for Eucharist Ministers.

First Friday Notices: Confessions Thursday- St. Patrick's 6-6.30pm and
St. John the Baptist 7.30pm
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament on Friday St. Patrick's Church 10.30am to 6pm
The sick and housebound will be visited this week.

Good luck to Armagh Senior Men's Team in the Ulster Final replay and safe journey to all who travel.

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. 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.

Cardinal Daly's latest book, `The Breaking of Bread' will be launched on Wednesday next at 7pm in Cardinal O'Fiaich Library, Armagh. All welcome.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage: Sunday 14th September at Knock. All welcome.

Anniversaries late for bulletin publication should be left in the sacristry if families want their departed prayed for on the proper day, otherwise they will be included in `At This Time' the following week.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 13th July
Thanks to all who contributed


Where is the Kingdom of God?
How to recognise it?
Has it an anthem like a country, a flag like a nation, a language of its own?

In the middle of the heart of
experience is found the Kingdom of God.
Through the gaps of life, shines the Kingdom of God.
Like treasure hidden in a field.
Glimpsed in the narrow gaps between tight thoughts and you're surprised by a new idea. Glimpsed in the narrow gaps between people who know each other and you're surprised by the newness of one you love. Glimpsed in the narrow gap of acceptance of injustice and inequality and you're surprised by new initiatives.

There is no flag, no anthem, no language separate from the flag, anthem and language of our experience of life: the flag, anthem and language of love, compassion, truth, of the works of justice, of Eucharist.

Like treasure hidden in a field.

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.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: Alone Again! Separated or
Widowed? Beginning Experience helps people to work through their grief to be healed and live again. Coping Programme for Widowed and Separated - Thursdays 8pm-10pm September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th; Residential Weekend October 17th/19th.

TRAUMA PROGRAMME: Are you feeling fearful? Alone? Helpless? Angry? Shameful? Guilty? The Wider Circle offers structured self-help programmes for individuals and to those who care for traumatised individuals. Introduction night,
Tuesday 30th September at 7pm

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: one to one bereavement support - confidentiality assured. Appointment not necessary. Time: Thursday mornings 1030am to 12.30pm.

TEL: 00 353 42 9336393   OR    00 353 879 338 737.

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
Feasts this week:
Tuesday 29th St. Martha; Wednesday 30th St. Peter
Chrysologus; Thursday 31st St. Ignatius of Loyola; Friday 1st St. Alphonsus Liguori. Saturday 2nd St. Eusebius and St. Peter Julian Eymard.

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.


LIFELINE is a new regional 24/7 helpline funded by the DHSS and Public Safety - calls are answered by trained counsellors who are experienced in dealing with suicide, self-harm, abuse, trauma, depression and anxiety. The number is 0808 808 8000, lines are open 24hours a day, 7days a week and calls are free from all landlines and mobile phones.

Gen X Peer Leadership Training: are you aged 18-25 years old? Interested in Youth/Community Work? The Gen X Project is for you!! We offer accredited training in peer leadership as well as residential, social events and the opportunity to meet new people. Project starts September 2008. If interested call Mikhaila or James at 028-3832 5218.