16th August 2009 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

16th August 2009
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


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
Ministers of the Eucharist
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 17th August Maura Berry.

Ministry of The Word
Week beginning 17th August 10 a.m.
Patricia Doran.  7 p.m. Paddy Gorman.                         

Ordination: Rev Francis Coll was ordained priest for service in our Diocese on15th August, in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh. Keep him and his family in your prayers.

PALS - no PALS group in St. Patrick's Church during August - will resume in September.

Feasts:  Wednesday 19th St. John Eudes;   Thursday 20th St. Bernard; Friday 21st St. Pius X; Saturday 22nd The Queenship of Mary.

Sign-Up Sunday: 26th/27th
September - Parish based societies/groups/organisations should use this weekend to promote and recruit new members.

Parish Pastoral Centre - model and plans are in St. John the Baptist Church to view.

Servite Priory - Benburb:  Forthcoming events.
Sunday 23rd August - St. Philip's Sunday.Beginning 3 p.m.
Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September.  De Mello Weekend.
Wednesday 30th September.  An Evening with Sr. Joyce Rupp O.S.M.  Beginning 7.30 p.m.
Thursday 1st October.  A Day with Joyce Rupp.
Beginning at 10 a.m.

Friday 21st August - anniversary of the
apparitions of Our Lady, the Lamb of God,
St. Joseph, St. John,  at Knock in 1879.

Year for Priests - 19th June 2009 to 11th June 2010. Rosary intentions for priests: The Joyful Mysteries:
1.The Annunciation - we pray that  every priest may hear and live God's Word.
2. The Visitation - we pray that every priest may bear Christ to others.
3. The Nativity - we pray that evry priest may proclaim Jesus as saviour and Lord.
 4. The Presentation - we pray that every priest may possess deep faith in the Sacraments.
 5. The Finding in the Temple - we pray for our own bishops, priests and deacons.
PALFeasts:  Tuesday 4th St. John Vianney; Wednesday 5th Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major;
Thursday 6th The Transfiguration of The Lord; Friday 7th Ss. Sixtus II pope and Companions, martyrs;
Saturday 8th St. Dominic.
Anniversaries late for bulletin should be left in the sacristies.Dead Lists available in Churches -
Offertory Collection - Sunday 9th
Total - £2487-58


Requiescant In Pace

Lately deceased:  Eddie Cullen, Seamus McKeever, Elizabeth Tiffney, Mary Campbell, Ann Greene
At This Time: Bernard Fearon, Malachi McCormac, Harry McVeigh, McVeigh Family, Fowler Family, Hamill Family, Griffes Family, Jones Family, John McBennett, John Madden,
Eileen McCabe, Patrick Battersby, Catherine Daly, Elizabeth Campbell, Bernard Mcveigh
Sunday 16th: James Jerome Harte, Joao De Sousa Gama, Bill & Eileen Greer, Sofia Soares, Ana & Eduardo Silva, Fernando Cavaterra
Monday 17th:  M.M. William Dougan, Tommy Donnelly, James Grimes, Jim Turley, Ed Lappin, Muriel Crealey, Aidan Mawhinney, Mother Emeria Harbison, Mother Columba O'Connor, Marie Murphy , Patrick Reynolds
Tuesday 18th:  Valentine Blacker, Dermot Hamill
Wednesday 19th:  Sarah Berry
Thursday 20th: Willie McCann(1st Anniversary), Sheila McQuillan, Dolores McConville,
Laurence Hall, Jackie Harte, Tommy Hendron, Michael Creaney, Joseph Hughes, Paddy McCann
Friday 21st: Brian McNeice, Malachy Hagan, Michael McCann, Thomas McKeown, Kathleen Breen  
Saturday 22nd:  Bro. James McCann, Maurice McCann, William McQuade, Brigid
Donnelly, Margaret Marley

Anniversaries late for bulletin should be left in the Sacristy for inclusion on the proper day.
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.

Our communion with Jesus unites us with all believers.  As you participate in the Eucharist pray that the Church may be strengthened as the Body of Christ.  Contact
Fr. Paddy Rushe 00353 42 93 34259.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
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.
ANNUAL OUTING - Wednesday 19th August
Pick up times as follows:-
St. Patrick's Hall            12 noon
Obins Drive                12.10 p.m.
St. Mary's Hall                12.15 p.m.
St. John's School            12.20 p.m.
Mayfair                    12.25 p.m.
Spar                    12.30 p.m.
Ticket £2 - available from St. Vincent's shop.
ACCORD Marriage Preparation Courses: in Armagh City
Hotel on 9th/16th/23rd September and 4th/11th/18th
November; in Cohannon Inn on 8th/15th/22nd September and 6th/13th/20th October and 3rd/10th/17th November. It is
important to book early even if your wedding is not until 2010. To book contact ACCORD Office at 38334781.

New website connects Pope Benedict to youth - check it out - Pope2you.

An Evening of Celebration and Song in the newly restored St. Patrick's Church, Dungannon on Friday 21st August at 8pm. The Church will be formally rededicated on Sunday 6th September. Artists on 21st include Susan McCann, Malachi Cush, Liam Lawton. Tickets available by contacting 87722631 or 87726893.

Tir na nOg GFC:  Summer Football Camp - 18 - 21st August  Anyone wishing to book a place please contact Paul Carvill on 07708519249.

Bannside Development Centre: Bannside Scribblers
Mondays 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Arts and Crafts Classes from 7 - 8.30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.  English classes Thursday 10 a.m.  I.C.T. for beginners.  Phone 38339916.

St. Malachy's Indoor Bowling Club:  Practice for the new season commences Thursday 27th August, 7.30 p.m. in Ashgrove Community Centre.  New members welcome.

Pensioners' Senior Club:  Tea Dance in Ashgrove Community Centre on Friday 28th August 8.30 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Admission £3

Junior Phoenix Players present "Fame" in Portadown Town Hall Wednesday 2nd - Saturday 5th September 8 p.m. sharp. Tickets £8 may be purchased from Winnies, Litter's Garage and Wray's Cleaners.  
Matinee Saturday 5th at 2 p.m.  For Matinee pay at door.

Fancy yourself as a budding football manager?  Why not join Drumcree League in the Premiership Football League Manager.  Log on to www.fantasy.premierleague.com and register.  To join the Drumcree Premier League the league no. is 73161-237706.  League start date Tuesday 18th August.
I give my flesh for the life of the world

The promise of Jesus
to give his flesh for the life of the world
is the promise of someone
who wants to give everything.

Like the parent wanting to give
everything -
life, love, money, education,
to the point when it hurts -
Jesus wants to give himself,
and the best way to do it now
is to give his body.

It's his way of saying:
I want to give everything.
We know what he means
when we love someone,
and our giving means it hurts

Where we suffer for another,
we give our lives;
where we suffer with another,
we give our lives.
Where we share the joy of another,
we give our lives.

What Jesus gives us,
the bread and wine of his body and blood,
is energy for growth,
food for the journey,
nourishment for the community,
and we are, one and all
raised up, now and in the future.

For this bread of strength,
for this Eucharist of love,
we give thanks.