10th August 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

10th August 2008
Nineteenth 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
- except July and 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: John McParland, Christina Grigiene, George Halfpenny, Annie Laverty, May Markey, Brian Loughran
At This Time:  Kathleen McVeigh, Annie McCabe, Michael Turley
Sunday 10th:   Patrick McAlinden, McAlinden Family, Annie Holland, Eileen Hendron, Mary & Joseph McCourt, Agnes Wright, Frank Laverty, Sebastiao Alves and Family
Monday 11th: Margaret Lavery Tuesday 12th:  M.M. Sadie Garvey, Kathleen
McCooe, Michael Battersby, Michael McCann, The Soares Family
Wednesday 13th:  M.M. Frank McNeice, Matt Harbinson(1st Anniversary), Alice Austin, Desie Hamill.   Thursday 14th: Mary Ellen Richardson, Ellen McDermott,
Anna Foy  Friday 15th: Betty Handy, Marie McCavanagh, Margaret Mallon, Thomas Robinson, John McBennett, John Madden, Bernard McVeigh Saturday 16th:  Kathleen Atkinson, Mary Donnelly

Friday 15th August - Feast of The
Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary -
Holy Day - Masses as follows:
St. John the Baptist - 8.30, 11.30 a.m,7 p.m.
St. Patrick’s - 10 a.m.
(The 7 p.m. Mass on Thursday 14th will serve as a Vigil for the Holy Day).

Recent Baptisms: Hannah Margaret Perry,
Abi Magennis, Ciaran Michael McAlinden,
Jose Francis Matchett Guimaraes,
Henrique Anael Soares.

Ministry of The Word: Week beginning  11th August  10 a.m. Aidan McCormack.                
7 p.m. Olivia McDonald.

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 12th August Paddy Gorman

PALS - Children’s Prayer and Liturgy Group for children from 4 yrs/primary 3. More infromation contact Ursula on 07889424614.   

As the bulletin is printed Armagh Senior Men’s Team prepare to face Wexford - hopefully you read this in celebration!

Dogs in Cemetery - we can not do anything about stray dogs but can it be true that dog owners are letting their dogs loose in the cemetery where they can foul the grounds? Not only should this not happen, but  it is dangerous to health and safety to those who work and visit the cemetery.
Youth 2000 - welcome to guest speakers at Masses this weekend.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
Good quality used clothing and furniture welcome at all times.  Collection can be arranged.  Contact the clothes shop, tel. 38393898 or  Furniture shop tel. 38394219,  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.
Senior Citizens Outing Wednesday 13th August.
Tickets now available in clothes shop.
Bus times: St. Patrick’s Hall 12.30pm; Parkside 12.40; Obin Avenue 12.50; St. Mary’s Hall 1pm; St. John the Baptist Church 1.10; Mayfair 1.20; Spar 1.30pm.

Abortion Threat from Westminster - abortion could be legalised in N. Ireland as early as October when MPs will vote on proposals to extend the 1967 Abortion Act.  Pro-life group PRECIOUS LIFE are asking for your prayers and support for their urgent campaign to protect our unborn babies and mothers from abortion.
For further information please contact Bernadette on 028 90278484 or www.preciouslife.com

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.

St. Patrick’s College, Banbridge - 50th Anniversary Celebrations. If you attended between September 1958 and June 1959 you are invited to Mass of
Celebration in St. Therese Church on Tuesday 7th
October at 11.30am. If going contact tel: 40662309.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 3rd August
Thanks to all who contributed

Courage, it is I!
Do not be afraid.

When you fear for the future of your
children, and
wonder will they make it safely through life,
Do not be afraid.

When you fear that love may not last
and your
commitment will run dry,
Do not be afraid.

When you fear in teenage years that
you’ll not find
friends and you will be left alone,
Do not be afraid.
When death is close and you feel so confused and anxious,
Do not be afraid.

When God seems distant and you
can’t find consolation,
Do not be afraid.

When faults and sin take over and you wonder can God
ever really love you,
Do not be afraid.

In all moments of life
when it seems like walking on
in our fears and anxieties,
our despair and our hopelessness,
in mourning and sadness,
and also in joy and hope,
love and peace,
when the water is calm
and life seems to support us,
we hear the word of God:

Courage, it is I!
Do not be afraid.

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 10.30am 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 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
Over 50’s Club - trip to Kilkenny 4nights BB and Evening Meal, 7th/11th September £299pps. £20deposit. Contact Frances 38339506. All welcome.

Jumble Sale - in Ashgrove Community Centre Saturday 23rd August from 9.30 to 11.30am Proceeds in aid of Craigavon Cardiac Care Association.

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.

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.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Medjugorje Pilgrimage dates 2008:
24th September - 1st October.  For details contact Josephine 028 38343091.

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