30th September 2012 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

30th September 2012
Twenty-Sixth 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
Fr. Sheehan 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.
The sick and housebound will be visited.

Minister of The Eucharist - October
Vigil Mary McAlinden, Ruairi O'Hanlon, Thomas McCooe, Maura Berry.  8.30 a.m. Margaret Marley, Catherine McCooe, Geraldine Lawless.  10 a.m. Kathleen Hagan, Seamus McCaffrey.  11.30 a.m. Roisin Kelly, Pauline Chambers, Gerry Barlow.  Ann Murphy.
St. Francis Ann Murphy.  
Rosemount Margaret Marley.
St. John the Baptist -  from 1st
Martin Barlow.

Ministry of The Word - October
Vigil A. Turley.  8.30 a.m. Kevin McConville.  10 a.m. Aine McCreesh-West.  11.30 a.m. Cathal Mercer.
from 1st  - 10 a.m. Tommy Mallon.
7 p.m. Elizabeth Wilson.

Feasts:  Monday 1st St. Therese of The Child Jesus; Tuesday 2nd The Guardian Angels; Wednesday 3rd Bl. Columba Marmion; Thursday 4th St. Francis of Assisi.

Recent Baptisms:  Hanna Zlotnik, Dylan Cian Burns

Sacrament of Marriage:  congratulations to Martina McVeigh and Mark Goan, Bernadine Madden and Jim McCoy and Natalie Hall and Conor Hamilton who were married recently.

Christian Meditation:  The Meditation Group will meet on Monday at 8 p.m. in the Pastoral Centre.  All welcome.

SHYNE resumes Sunday 30th September at the Pastoral Centre 7 - 9 p.m.  New members welcome - Year 11 onwards.

COFFEE MORNING:  Sunday 30th September in Pastoral Centre after 10 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Masses.  Porceeds in aid of Maisha Mema Children's Home, Kenya.  All welcome.

Christian Aid Lunches are held in Armagh Road Presbyterian Church Hall on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 12 noon - 1.30 p.m.  Soup, various breads and cheese along with tea/coffee and biscuits are provided and served by ladies from a number of local churches.  The cost remains £3 minimum.  Last year approx. £2000 was raised through these lunches.  All welcome on Wednesday 3rd October.

Youth 2000 - young adults between ages 16 - 35 are invited to a weekend retreat from 19th - 21st October in St. Joseph's Grammar, Donaghmore.  The weekend is organised by young people for young people.  Parental consent is essential for all those under 18.  All meals are provided for and accommodation is on site!  Don't let money be an obstacle;  just bring any donation and a sleeping bag.
For more details www.youth2000.ie or tel 07598 876399.

Drumcree College will join Parishioners for their Opening of Year Mass on Monday 1st October at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church.


Sunday 23rd
Offertory Collection - £2559-24
Thanks to all who contributed
Pastoral Centre: Cafe Bethany open after
10 a.m. Mass on Mondays

Requiescant in Pace
Lately Deceased: Betty McKeever,  Bobby Wright, Patrick McCann, Carol Fitzpatrick, Ted Gordon, Gretta Moonan, Mary McNeice, Ryan Byrne, Mary Ann Foy, Teresa Leonard, Bridget O'Connor
At This Time: Margaret Coleman, Bridget Boyle
Sunday 30th: Imelda Millsopp, Jack McCann, Peter Megarity, Felix O'Hanlon
Monday 1st: Elizabeth Daly(1st Anniversary), Julie Clarke
Tuesday 2nd:  Annie McStravick, Robert Hagan, Michael Toland, Bridie McDonnell
Wednesday 3rd: Kathleen Shevlin, Eamon Keegan, Francis Grimes, Gerald Foy
Thursday 4th:  Annie Holland
Friday 5th:  Helena Quinn, Mary Foy, Jean McAlinden, Cavaterra & Da Silva families
Saturday 6th:  Tony O'Dwyer
Anniversaries late for Bulletin should be left in the Sacristy for inclusion on 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.
Drumcree College: visit www.drumcreecollege.co.uk  Our School. Our Community. Our Future. Your Choice. Support Drumcree

St. Vincent De Paul Society
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.  
        SELF HELP LINE - 38339639.  Response within 48 hours.

Book Shop Pastoral Centre:  Opening hours this week are as follows:  Saturday  6-8.00pm; Sunday 9 am to 1 pm; Monday 10.30 am to 12 noon; Tuesday - Friday  6 - 8.00 pm.

Mass of St. Therese:  Monday 1st October in St. Malachy's Church, Armagh, at 7.30 p.m.  Please bring your roses for the blessing.

Richmount Rural Community Association:  
Free Irish and Scottish Folk dancing lessons also free speech and drama lessons in storytelling, recitals and presentation.  All ages welcome including beginners and experienced.  Weekly folk music and singing sessions to include traditional Irish, Ulster Scot and East European  For more information contact Joe Garvey 07934186635.

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club Monday and Tuesday 3.15 - 4.30 p.m. £1 per day.  Arts and Craft Classes Tuesday and Wednesday 7 - 8 p.m.  Computer Classes to be arranged.  For more information contact Ann 028 38339916.

Armagh Diocesan Walk Run from The Bann to The Boyne for Charity (ISPCC) - November 8th - 11th.  The first Armagh Diocesan Clergy Challenge will take place from Thurs. 8th – Sun. 11th November 2012, from the river Bann (S. Derry) to the river Boyne (Drogheda),i.e. the length of the Archdiocese. The challenge is a Walk / Run, whereby clergy within the Archdiocese will either walk or run an allocated distance each day. All proceeds will be in aid of ISPCC and in memory of Fr. Andrew McNally. Parishioners are invited to join clergy for part of this venture or all of it (it will run over a number of days).  More details from Fr. Gerry Campbell at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Fr. Peter McAnenly at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Flower Arranging Classes - every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Pastoral Centre (with renowned florist James Murphy).  A one off fee of £35 payable on the first evening and £12 per week thereafter (all flowers and materials included).

Ashgrove Community Centre:  
Monday  Junior Indoor Soccer (10th Sept.) 4.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Pride of Eireann Band Practice 6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday 12 - 1 p.m. Seniors Luncheon Club.   Slimming World 5.30 - 6.30 p.m. & 7.30 - 9 p.m.  Pilates 7 - 8 p.m.  
Wednesday 10 a.m. - noon Housing Executive Advice.  
2 - 3.30 p.m. Ballyoran Seniors Club.   
Thursday 12 noon - 1 p.m. Seniors Luncheon Club.  
Friday Irish Dancing School 4.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Saturday Ballet Dancing 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Christian Meeting 6 - 8 p.m.  For bookings etc contact Chris Cassidy 028 38 331650 or 07912389509.

Tir Na nOg:  Bingo every Tuesday 8 pm All support needed also Club Lotto.  

Ballyoran Community Association:  for up to date information log on to Facebook Page - ballyorancommunityassociationPortadown.

Ladies Fitness Class - every Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30 p.m. in the Pastoral Centre.  All ages welcome.

Ulster Project 2013 - Information Night Wednesday 17th October at 7.30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist P.S.

Fatima Rosary Group - the group will meet in St. John the Baptist Church next Saturday, 6th October, at 3 p.m.

Cumann Seanchais Ard Mhacha: Lecture  `Out with the warrants, set on the G men, roll up the Black Marias and fill up the jails: Northern prisons and conflict, 1918-1921' will be given by Dr William Murphy of Mater Dei Institute, Dublin, on Wednesday 3 October 2012 at:00pm in the Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library and Archive.

A Play: 1912, A Hundred Years On in Lurgan Town Hall on 25th October at 7.30pm Admission:Free

Autumn Ball: The Knights of St Columbanus in aid of Hospice on Friday 2nd November in the Armagh City Hotel. Formal dress, tickets £40 each. Contact Brendan 07770838301.

Remembered in the mind of God

What you give to others is received
into the hands and the heart of God
and is never forgotten.

The good we try to do and say -
all is remembered by God.

Help to a fellow student in school or college,
a word of encouragement to a young person,
listening when someone needed your time,
all remembered in the mind of God.

Hours of being a loving parent,
love and care in your family,
time given for a friend in need,
the ordinary kindnesses of every day,
all remembered in the mind of God.
Creating  jobs, giving employment,
talking and working for peace,
getting involved in the neighbourhood and parish,
all remembered in the mind of God.

The ways we help another to pray,
to make sense of faith,
and to get through bad times,
all remembered in the mind of God.