23rd 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

23rd August 2009
Twenty – First 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 24th August Martin Barlow.

Ministry of The Word
Week beginning 24th August 10 a.m.
Margaret Donovan.  7 p.m. Mary McAlinden.                         

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

Feasts:  Monday 24th St. Bartholomew;  Tuesday 25th St. Louis of France, St. Joseph Calasanz; Friday 28th St. Augustine Saturday 29th The Beheading of St. John the Baptist..

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.

Year for Priests - 19th June 2009 to 11th June 2010. Rosary intentions for priests: The Sorrowful Mysteries: 1.The agony in the garden - we pray that every priest may be steadfast in prayer. 2. The scourging at the pillar - we pray that every priest may bear suffering patiently for Christ. 3. The crowning with thorns  - we pray that evry priest may be faithful to priestly promises. 4. The carrying of the Cross - we pray that every priest may experience the power of the Cross. 5. The Crucifixion - 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;

Offertory Collection - Sunday 16th
Total - £2515-86

Requiescant In Pace
Lately deceased:  Mary Campbell, Ann Green, Marie McClean, Paul Douglas, Oliver O'Neill, Kieran McClean
At This Time: Mary Moonan, Mary Donnelly, Paddy McCann, Willie O'Neill
Sunday 23rd: Kathleen Shanks, Eddie Lappin, Michael McVeigh, Brendan Hamill, Brendan
Rafferty, Stephen Wilson, James O'Neill, Bernard & Catherine White, Rose Ann Robinson
Monday 24th:  M.M. Eddie Cullen, James McKenna, Sr. Joseph Smith, Sr. Gerard Morgan, Ann Wilson, Fernando Moniz, Maria Santana
Tuesday 25th:  Lily McClean, Cassie McCann, Lee Cusack, Mary McNally, Francis Murphy
Wednesday 26th: Harry Creaney, Kitty Breen, Kathleen Blake, Una Wilson, Peter Megarity,
Dominic Marley, Paschal Devine
Thursday 27th: William Donaghy, Bernard Neeson, Stella Doran, Annie McKeown, James Turley, Hugh McAnallen, Brendan Brankin
Friday 28th: M.M. Seamus McKeever, Evelyn White, Marie Benson, Bernard White, Rose
Saturday 29th:  M.M. Elizabeth Tiffney, Margaret Dummigan, Paul Coleman, Charlie Conlon,
Annie O'Hare, William Serpliss, Sadie McKeever
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.

Lord, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  Choose to follow and serve God with your whole life.  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.
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.

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.

Pride of Eireann F.B. - Carwash Fundraiser at Tommy's Carwash Sunday 23rd August at 12 noon.  Face painting, sponge throwing, car boot, music tea and coffee.  Everyone welcome.
The winner of the football was Mr. McAtee, Rose Cottages.

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.
You have the message of eternal life

We pick up messages
about what will give us a full life.
from many daily sources.

We're told to seek the fullness of life
in keeping the body young,
or in knowing yourself,
or in prayer and fasting,
or in wealth and health,
or in being well-insured.

We're told to seek the fullness of life
in avoiding pain,
in doing good,
in loving others.
And Jesus says to seek the fullness of life,
in knowing and living by the truths
that God our Father loves us,
that we are brothers and sisters,
and that good overcomes evil.

Jesus lived like this himself,
aware of his Father's love,
of his love for others,
and courageous in his victory over evil.