17th 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

17th August 2008
Twentieth 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:  George Halfpenny, Annie Laverty, May Markey, Brian Loughran. Philomena Hughes, Tomas Tishna, Leo Mackle, Imelda Farrell, Henryk Jasniak
At This Time:  Jerome Harte, Colette Dinsmore, Michael McCabe, Inda McCabe, Georgina Loughran, Elizabeth Tiffney, Anarosalia & Plancido da Silva, Afonso Cudalai, Sofia Soares, Fernando Cavaterra, Violeta & Mario Antonio Gama, Odila & Orlando Victor, Lucia Ximenes, Judith Rangel & Francisco Gama
Sunday 17th:   Bernard White, Catherine White, Edward Lappin, Marie A.C. Murphy, James Grimes, Tommy Donnelly, Patrick Reynolds, Michael & Jim Turley, Muriel Crealey, Aidan Mawhinney.   
Monday 18th: Bill Greer, Eileen Greer, Valentine Blacker , Dermot Hamill
Tuesday 19th:  M.M. John McParland, Sarah Berry  
Wednesday 20th:  M.M. Christina Grigiene, Sheila McQuillan(1st Anniversary), Jackie Harte, Laurence Hall, Dolores McConville, Michael
Creaney, Tommy Hendron  
Thursday 21st:  Brian McNeice, Malachy Hagan, Michael McCann, Kathleen Breen   
Friday 22nd: Maurice McCann(1st Anniversary),Brigid Donnelly, Bro. James McCann, Margaret Marley.  
Saturday 23rd:  Patrick Lappin, Stephen Wilson, Eddie Lappin,  Kathleen Shanks.

Recent Baptisms:Shannon Corinna Eileen Giambonini, Katie Prentice, Ava Ellen Breen, Charlie Patrick McCourt, Daniel Ryan Nalazek Costa

Ministry of The Word: Week beginning  18h August  10 a.m. Margaret Donovan.   7 p.m. Aidan McCormack.

Ministers of the Eucharist:
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 19th August Mary McAlinden.

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

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.

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.

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.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 10th August
Thanks to all who contributed


A woman who was true to herself

Be true to yourself and your feelings,
Follow your heart and be guided
by your mind;
Love sincerely and with respect;
express faithfully your love.
Listen and remember,
You’re not alone.

Keep sight of your roots,
the love of your parents,
your home, your friends.
These roots are only the beginnings.
You create the branches,
care for the fruit
and delight in the harvest.
Live really and honestly,
dream of peace and beauty.
Love gently and with care.
Have faith in God.

Be true to yourself.

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

Maryvale Institute, Courses in the Catholic Faith for All Adults:The Certificate in Cathechesis is for anyone interested in developing his or her faith for the sake of explaining it to others.  The Certificate in New Testament Studies helps you to gain the most from reading the Bible.  The Certificate in Studies in the Catechism will enlighten and enliven your faith.  All courses are inexpensive and can be followed from home.  Phone Sr. Felicitas on + 44 0 121 360 8118. or visit

National Grandparents Pilgrimage: Sunday 14th September at Knock. All welcome.
Over 50’s Club - trip to Kilkenny 4nights BB and Evening Meal, 7th/11th September £229pps. £20 deposit. 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

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.

St. Malachy’s Bowling Club:  New season opens with first practice on Thursday 28th August at 7.30 p.m. in the Ashgrove Centre.  New members welcome.

Armagh Road Presbyterian Church:  Choral Evening with
Oberjesingen Church Choir on Friday 29th August, at 8 p.m.  
All welcome.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  Summer Camp for Boys & Girls age 6 - 14 yrs.
19th - 22nd August.  Any enquiries to Paul Carvill 07708519249.