1st June 2014 Bulletin
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.

1st June 2014 - Feast of the Ascension 

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 7pm
St. Patrick’s
Tuesday - Saturday  10 am
Monday 7pm (Novena -Miraculous Medal)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Thursdays in St. John the Baptist Church from 8am to 6.55 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 5th
St. Patrick’s 6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
St. John’s 7.30 p.m.
Masses - Friday 6th
St. Patrick’s 10 a.m. (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 10.30 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
St. John the Baptist  7 p.m.
The sick and housebound will be visited.

St Joseph's Young Priest Society: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Saturday 28th June. Bus leaving St John's at 7am. £28(includes Evening Meal). If interested, contact 38331629 or 38337603. Would you consider joining as a Member? Membership is not demanding or time consuming but our work is important in providing for Priests of tomorrow. If you wish to join, contact Kathleen 38337603, Theresa 38331629 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - June
Vigil - Mary McAlinden, Maura Berry, Bernadette Breen, Ruairi O'Hanlon;
8.30am - Catherine McCooe, John Geary, Geraldine Lawless;
10 am: Pat Devlin, Eamon Breen, Kathleen Hagan;  
11.30 am: Roisin Kelly, Elizabeth Wilson, Mary Taggart, Bernie Mallon;
St. John the Baptist - Week beginning 26th May: Geraldine Lawless. 

Ministry of The Word - June
Vigil: Shannon McCooe; 
8.30 am: Jerome Marley;
10 am: Aine McCreesh-West;  
11.30 am: Cathal Mercer;
Week beginning 26th May - 10 am: Denis McKeever; 7pm: David Greer.

Congratulations to Children attending Presentation P.S., who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 31st May in St Patrick's Church. First Holy Communion for Ballyoran P.S. on Saturday 7th June at 11am in St John the Baptist Church. All Welcome.

Recent Baptisms: Sam Joseph Menary, Mason Joeash Wisniewski.

Armagh Diocesan Youth Commission: Summer Youth Pilgrimages - Taize, France(16 - 35 Years; 3 - 10 July), Lourdes, France(16 - 30 Years; 17 - 22 August), Camino de Santiago, Spain(20 - 35 Years; 23 - 30 August)
For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it Limted places for all Pilgrimages. 

From 1st May, due to the Data Protection Act and the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality, hospitals are no longer able to provide visiting Clergy with a list of those in Hospital. Therefore, if you would like us to visit someone in Hospital, you are asked to give their name and exact location in the Hospital so we may visit, otherwise, this will not be possible

Feasts: Monday 2nd - Ss Marcellinus & Peter; Tuesday 3rd - St Kevin; Wednesday 4th - Ss Charles Lwanga & Companion Martyrs; Thursday 5th - St Boniface; Friday 6th - St Norbet, St Jarlath; Saturday 7th - St Colman. 

Trip to Old Drumcree, Cultra - Sunday 8th June. Mass 2pm. Bus leaving St John's at 12.30pm sharp. Tickets £3.50 available in St John's. Bring a Packed Lunch. 

Cemetery Sunday: 11.30am Mass 1st June. 

Fatima Rosary Group WILL NOT meet on Saturday 7th June.

Trocaire: Total this year £11,475.53. Thanks for the generosity of all who contributed.

Website - www.armaghpriest.com - Priesthood in the Archdiocese of Armagh. Check it Out. 

Queen of Heaven, Rejoice, Alleluia!
for He whom you were worthy to bear, Alleluia!
has risen as He said, Alleluia!
Pray for us to God, Alleluia!
(Said during Eastertide at Angeleus).

Requiescat In Pace

Lately Deceased: Maureen Hamill, Cecil Burke, Jimmy McKeever, Fr Martin Kenny;
At This Time: Patrick Coleman, James O'Connor, John Morgan;
Sunday 1st: Alice Toland, Jimmy Douglas, Frank Freeburn, Mary Lappin, John Mallon, Madge Fox, Patrick Berry, Joaquim da Costa, William Murray, Eileen McConville, Pereira Family, Mateus Rodrigues, Cleotilde Barreto Ximenes; 
Monday 2nd: Elizabeth Beattie, Jim Reid, William Cullen; 
Tuesday 3rd:
Wednesday 4th: Benny McQuaid; 
Thursday 5th: Annie McVeigh, Kathleen McGlade, Teddy Cusack, William James McDowell;
Friday 6th: May McNeice, William Atkinson, Patrick Cullen;
Saturday 7th: Eileen McNeice, Sarah McKeever, Mary Lappin.

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

Offertory Collection
Sunday 25th - £2364-58
Thanks to all who contributed

Important Dates
First Holy Communion:
Ballyoran P.S.: 7th June 11am.

Cultra Excursion to Old St John's Church: 8th June. Details to follow.

June Triduum of Prayer, concluding with Garden Party: 19th - 21st June. 

Community Notices

St. Vincent De Paul Society
URGENTLY REQUIRED!! Ladies, Men’s and Children’s Clothing. Furniture also needed - collection available.  Clothes shop phone 38393898. Furniture shop phone 38394219, Mayfair   Business Centre, Garvaghy Road.  Open Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.          PRAMS, COTS, BUGGIES REQUIRED.
SELF HELP LINE - 38339639 - Response within 48 hours.

Drumcree College: visit www.drumcreecollege.co.uk  Our School. Our Community. Our Future. Your Choice. Support Drumcree College.

Bannside Development Centre:  Homework Club Monday & Tuesday  3 - 4.30 p.m.  £1 per day.  Arts & Crafts and other activities Tuesday & Wednesday evenings 6.30 p.m. - 8 p.m £1 per session.  Computer Classes Thursday 10 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. £3 per session. Sarah's Circle (Women's Spirituality Group) 2nd Saturday of each month 11am - 12.30pm. For further information contact Ann on 38339916.   

St Malachy's Hurling Club: Bingo as usual on Friday at 8.15pm. 
U8 Training every Sunday 1pm - 2pm at Seagoe Indoor 3G. Free Membership. For more information, contact Thomas 07821579451. 
Tir Na nOg GFC: U6 training in Drumcree College Friday 6.30pm - 7.30pm. U8 training also Drumcree College Friday 7.30pm - 8.30pm; 
Bingo as usual Tuesday night.  The bigger the crowd the bigger the prizes.

Bunscoil Eoin Baiste - 15 Year Celebration Evening on Wednesday 11th June at 7pm in St John the Baptist School. Photographs and pieces of the Pupil's Work will be on display. If parents have old photographs/pieces of work, we would appreciate a loan of some. Please leave in School office as soon as possible.  

St John the Baptist PTA: Annual Sunday Funday on Sunday 8th June. BBQ, Bouncy Castles etc. Fun for all the family. 

St John the Baptist P.S.: Coffee Morning Friday 6th June 8.30 - 11am. Proceeds to Glenanne Clinic and Mandeville Unit, Craigavon Area Hospital. All Welcome. 

Clanbrassil Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann: County Fleadh takes place in Lurgan 27th - 29th June. The Opening takes place in St Peter's GAC, North Street on Friday 27th, with competitions in St Mary's JHS on Saturday. Local venues will host traditional sessions over the weekend, closing on Sunday evening.