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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 July 2011
Sixteenth 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
Monday 10am
Tuesday - Friday 7p.m.
St. Patrick's
Tuesday - 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 & 2nd Sunday - October - June

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
Parish Mobile - Emergency No. 07841101850

Ministers of the Eucharist
St. John the Baptist, week beginning 18th  Teresa McCaffrey.

Ministry of The Word
Week beginning 4th - 10 a.m. Tommy
Mallon. 7 p.m. Sr Mona Taggart.

Recent Baptisms: Maeve Nancy Flack, Brogan Stefan Hamill

Sacrament of Marriage:  congratulations to Nenagh McNally and Shane McCann who were married recently. And to Justyna
Garbos and Mateus da Silva who were married recently.

Feasts:  Wednesday 20th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh; St Apollinaris; Thursday 21st St Lawrence of Brindisi; Friday 22nd St Mary Magdalene; Saturday 23rd St Bridget of Sweden.

Ulster Project:  teens from our Parish and area, Catholic and Protestant, have travelled to Kansas as part of the project for July.  We wish them a good time there and thank the Hutchinson and McPherson families and teens for hosting them.

Sr. Briege McKenna at Knock Shrine Monday 8th August. Coach £15, bring a packed lunch. Details and booking contact: Gabrielle at 028 87784964 or Grace at 028 87784942 or Marie at 028 38851517.

Special Collection at all Masses next weekend 23rd/24th July to help East Africa Drought  Famine Relief at Church door organised by St Vincent de Paul Society. Your generosity can save lives.

St. Vincent De Paul Society
URGENTLY REQUIRED!!  Ladies, Men's and Children's clothing.
Clothes shop, tel. 38393898 or  Furniture shop tel. 38394219, Mayfair Business Centre.  Monday - Friday 10am- 3pm.  Saturday 10am - 1 pm.  
NEW SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.
Do you attend 8.30 a.m. or 11.30 a.m. Mass?
Would you be willing to help with Church Door
If so, phone Mary on 38335048.

World Youth Day - Madrid  - August 2011 Thirty seven young people from our Parish will be attending.  

Rosemount Care centre - seek Parishioners to lead a short religious service on one Sunday afternoon per month - interested? contact Fr O'Dwyer.

ACCORD:  Marriage Preparation Courses as follows:
Course 1 - Quinn's Corner, 175 Ballygawley Road,
Dungannon, Tuesday 23rd and 30th August and 6th September.  Course runs for 3 weeks, 7 - 10 p.m.
Course 2 - Venue as above.  Tuesday 8th, 15th and 22nd November.  Course runs for 3 weeks 7 - 10 p.m.
Couples are advised to book their place at least ten months before the wedding. Tel: 38334781.

Offertory Collection
Sunday 3rd - £2763
Thanks to all who contributed
Pastoral Centre: Cafe Bethany open after
10 a.m. Mass on Mondays

Requiescant in Pace
Lately Deceased:  Imelda Murphy, Dermot McKavanagh, Mary Hall, Winifred McCourt, Eugenia de Oliveira, Beatriz de Sousa, Jim Derry
At This Time: Dermot Hamill, Vera Mercer, Joe Kelly, Mollie McNally, Tommy Livingstone   Sunday 17th:  MM Rose McVeighWilliam John Glassey, Jack McAtamney, Luisa Cabral Pereira Monday 18th:  MM Jimmy McNally, Mary Ellen McNeill, Samuel Greer, Peter McKeever, Samuel Livingstone  Tuesday 19th:  Paddy NeesonSarah Ann McIlkenny, John McParland, Elizabeth Johnston, Philomena McDonald Wednesday 20th:   Patrick McCann, John McShane, Sarah Grimes, Mary reid  Thursday 21st: Gertie Elliott, Rita Kelly, John McCooe  Friday 22nd:  Martin Carvill, Annie Atkinson, Catherine McCanney  Saturday 23rd: MM Marie Foy, Roberto Jeronimo, Belinha Goncalves, Ebila Smith, Mary Campbell, Patrick Connolly

Anniversaries late for Bulletin should be left in the Sacristy for inclusion on proper day
When submitting notices for the bulletine please include a contact name and telephone number
Notices and anniversaries should be left in by the Wednesday prior to publication.

Introducing the New Missal that will come into effect on the First Sunday of Advent:  Some of the Prayers that are changing are printed below. We will start using them over the next few months. In September and October there will be an evening of reflection on the Mass and the changes to help us gain a better understanding and appreciation of the Sacred Liturgy.

In August we will start using the following Prayer responses:

Greeting – at the beginning of Mass
Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Or    Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
OrThe Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.

Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Priest: A reading from the holy Gospel according to N.
People: Glory to you, O Lord.

Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Priest: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right and just.

Sign of Peace
Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
People: And with your spirit.

Final Blessing
Priest: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.

In addition you may wish to view the brief video and further
explanations which are now available on www.catholicbishops.ie.  Related topics on the new edition of the Roman Missal are also on www.liturgy-ireland.ie.

Tir Na nOg GFC:  Bingo every Tuesday 8.15 p.m.  All support needed.

Knock Marriage Introductions Bureau - the aim of the Bureau is to introduce people considering marriage to a suitable marriage partner. For further information cotact 00 353 94 9375960 or www.knockmarriagebureau.com.

Youth 2000 invites you to their Summer Festival in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly from 4th - 7th August.  This is a lively 4 day Catholic festival for 16-35 yr olds, with great music, workshops, prayer, concert, inspiring talks, games and plenty of time for relaxing and meeting new people.  The fesitval is donation only with free buses from around the country, just bring a sleeping bag.  To book online and for information on free buses please visit www.youth2000.ie tel. 01 6753690/085 8289231

Rural Support provides a listening and signposting service for farming and rural families through its helpline.  Rural Support can provide
practical and emotional support with regards to a variety of issues
including farm paperwork, financial concerns, physical and mental health and general stress.  The helpline is confidential and operated from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week (voicemail and support
options available at all other times).  Helpline number is 0845 606 7 607.

Slimming World - new group starting on Thursday 28th July at 7.30pm in Drumcree Pastoral Centre. Contact Claire at 07880896434.
Let them both grow till harvest time.

There's a bit of bad in the best of us, and a lot of good in the worst of us.

How true.
Like the farmer in the Gospel looking at weeds and wheat in a field, we look at the goodness and the sinfulness in our lives.

People's strengths have their own weaknesses: a generous person is often hot-tempered and a placid person may seem cold or unfeeling.

Weeds and wheat, weeds and flowers, all grew in the famer's field, and God saw more of the colour and the growth than the weeds. Same with you and me.
With God's grace and our co-operation the good can overcome the bad. And when God looks at a life, he sees the life totally, and the bad is lost and forgiven in the good.

And the word of God is patience. Let them both grow til harvest time, he said, otherwise, if you cut everything, you will do violence to the field.

Lord, healp me to be patient with myself, let me know that you see the heart and you see that behind every fault and sin, there is also the struggle to do good.

Let them both grow til harvest time.