31st January 2010 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

31st January 2010
Fourth 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 & 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

First Friday Notices:
Confessions - Thursday 4th
St. Patrick's    6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
St. John's    7.30 p.m.
Masses - Friday 5th
St. Patrick's    10 a.m. (Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament 10.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
St. John's    7 p.m.
Fr. O'Dwyer will visit his Friday calls on Wednesday.

Cardinal Cahal B. Daly Month Mind Mass on today 31st January in St. Patrick's Cathedral at 5.30 p.m.  All welcome.

Minister of the Eucharist - February
7 p.m. Colm McCann, Patsy Lambe, Theresa McCaffrey, Paddy Gorman.  8.30 a.m.
Margaret Marley, Catherine McCooe,
Geraldine Lawless.  10 a.m. Ann Fleming, Maurice Hagan, Pat Devlin.  11.30 a.m. Roisin Kelly, Gerry Barlow, Ann Murphy,
Declan McAtarsney.  St. Francis Jackie McKeown.
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 1st  February Eddie McVeigh.

Ministry of The Word - February
7 p.m. Ursula Barlow. 8.30 a.m. Colm Hagan.  10 a.m. Marcelle McAtarsney & Sarah Lawless.  11.20 a.m. Margaret Marley.
Week beginning  1st February 10 a.m. Aidan McCormac. 7 p.m.  Janet O'Neill.

Craigavon Suicide Awareness Education and Pervention Programme - first meeting on Friday 5th February at 7.30pm in Intercultural Programme Offices, 16a Mandeville Street. All welcome.

Armagh Hospitalite Pilgrimage to Lourdes - 12th - 17th May 2010.  Limited number of assisted pilgrim and pilgrim places available.  Application forms for Assisted Pilgrim places are available from sacristy of both churches.  Completed forms must be returned to the sacristy before Wednesday 10th February.  Pilgrim places may be booked by contacting Bernie Hanratty on 38361870.  Direct flight from Belfast, including full board, 650 Euro.
Lourdes Committee Meeting Wednesday 10th February after 7 p.m. Mass in St. John the Baptist Church.

Recent Baptisms:  Ashtin Martin Green,
Oisin Haddock, Sean James Furphy

ALPHA - The course continues on Wednesday

HAITI RELIEF COLLECTION -  Donations may still be made.  £7800 to date.

We've Got Talent: Drumcree College - auditions Monday 1st February 4pm-7pm and Wednesday 3rd February 3.30pm-5.30pm. The Show will take place on Thursday 25th March. Competition open to local Primary School and Drumcree College Pupils.

John Paul II Awards:  anyone doing this through their school should contact Fr. White

Feasts:  Monday 1st, St. Brigid, Crosses blessed at both Masses;  Tuesday 2nd, Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Candlemas, Candles blessed at both Masses; Wednesday 3rd, St. Blaise, throats blessed at both Masses;  Friday 5th, St. Agatha.
Trocaire Global Gift:  Change someone's world with a Global Gift for Christmas.  

Offertory Collection

Sunday 24th - £2762-45

Thanks to all who contributed
Requiescant In Pace
Lately deceased: Margaret McConville, Pat Turley, Sr. Mary  Hendron, John Livingstone, Jesuina Abelita Sarmento Guterres
At This Time: Annie Flanagan, Willie Hall, Rose McShane, Doris Murphy, Sarah Johnston,  Santana Family
Sunday 31st: Michael Mallon, Annie Neeson, Lily Daley, Elizabeth Hendron, James Lavery, Sarah Williams, Alice Tate, Lily Heyburn, Stephen McVeigh   
Monday 1st:  Margaret Loughran, Mary McCaffrey, Lily Brennan, Sarah McCaughley, Tommy Lamph   
Tuesday 2nd:  John Murphy, Bridget Woolsey, Peter Hughes, Jane McKeown, Joe Grimes, Rosaleen Reynolds, John McAlinden, Malachy McAlinden  
Wednesday 3rd: William John Quinn  
Thursday 4th:  M.M. Frances Henderson, Michael Breen, Annie Donnelly, Winifred Kelly, Neal Breen  
Friday 5th: Sarah Jordan, Edward Fearon, Gerald Byrne, Philomena Dunbar   
Saturday 6th:  M.M. Mary Hanratty, Joey Hanratty, Ronnie Magennis, Eddie Grimes, Teresa Davidson

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.

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.
SENIORS' TEA DANCE - Thursday 18th February,
in Tir Na nOg Club.  8 p.m. sharp.  
Ticket £2, available from shop.

A Time For Lay People - Irish College, Rome 18th-24th July, renewal course `Rediscovering the meaning of our Baptism.' Cost 870 Euro. Contact College at 00 3906 772631  or ufficio@irishcollege

Drumcree College - Basketball - P7 - 1st & 2nd years every Wednesday from 3.30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Adult fitness classes Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.  For more information contact the school 38334725.

Drumcree Community Centre:  Young Parent's Group,- if you are a parent under 25yrs come along with your child. 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. 9th and 23rd February; 9th and 23rd March.
Sparkles - group for parents, grandparents, minders or anyone who looks aftetr a child 0-4yrs - every Wednesdasy 1030am-12.30pm
Feileacan - parent and child group Fridays 2pm-3.30pm

Drumcree House of Health:  Women's Drop-in Night Tuesday 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.   Young Peoples Health Drop-in Monday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  This confidential service on all aspects of health (male or female) under 25 yrs.
Phone Jennifer or Linda on 38334522 for more details.

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club  £1 per day. I.C.T. a 16week course for beginners starting mid-January.  English Classes Thursday morning 10am Arts and Crafts Classes from 7 - 8.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. For more information contact Carol on 38339916.

St. John's Accordion Band: classes in music on Thursdays 7pm in St. John the Baptist School. Anyone wishing to join contact a
committee member at the school on the evening.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  U10 Training in Drumcree College Tuesdays 6.30 p.m.  Bingo  - Tuesday 8.15 p.m.

St. Mary's Women's Guild:  Meeting on Wednesday 3rd February at 8 p.m. in Ashgrove Community Centre.  Guest Speaker.  All welcome.

Charity Night - Haiti Earthquake Appeal - The Tunnel Bar.
Saturday 6th February.  8 to late.  Admission £3.

Neighbourhood/Community Meeting - If you have a problem or would like to speak to your Neighbourhood Policing Team you asre invited to Ashgrove Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd February at 11 a.m.

Holy Land 2010 - 6th - 15th September, direct from Belfast International, £989 pps, 10 days.  Includes half board, taxes, tours, spiritual director etc.  For more information call Rita O'Neill on 02890623186.
Fatima 2010 - 27th May + 22nd July, £599 pps. 7 days, includes full board en suite, taxes, tours, spiritual director etc.  For more information call Rita O'Neill on 02890623186.

Cumann Gaelach - Irish Class every Thursday in Ashgrove
Community Centre, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

If you have moved house within the Parish in the past 12 months, or recently moved to the Parish. please complete and return the slip below.  Place in collection basket or leave at either Parochial House.



Old Address/Parish .............................................................

They hustled him out of the town

Jesus is for everyone.
Some thought they were the
favourites or chosen or privileged ones of God.
They couldn't accept that he was for the whole world,
not just for them.

God is for everyone
at every time of life -
for the child in helplessness and security,
for the adolescent in confusion and
for the young adult in searching for and finding lasting love,
for the mid-adult in disappointment and in joy of children,
for the elderly in illness and serenity -
let us give thanks to God,
for he is our God at all time and in all places

And God is in all the places within ourselves,
our zones of body, mind and soul;
in that lonely place he is friend,
in that guilty place he is forgiveness,
in that shameful place he is affirmation,
in that joyful place he is happiness,
in that compassionate place he is mercy,
in that sharing place he is

God is big enought to be for everyone;
he is weak enough to be for everyone.
And for this they wanted to get rid of Jesus,
God's presence among us
his faithfulness for always.