8th 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.

8th June 2014 - Pentecost Sunday

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

No Sunday Evening Devotions until further notice. 

Rev. Sean McGuigan will be ordained to te Priesthood on Sunday 15th June. He spent some time with us during the past year. Please keep him in your prayers. 

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 9th June: John Geary. 

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 9th June - 10 am: Peggy McKeever; 7pm: Pat Hagan.

Congratulations to Children attending Ballyoran Primary School, who received their First Holy Communion today.

Recent Baptisms: Leah Anne Reid, Eva Mary Murphy, Michelle Llorinte Goncalves, Natalas Kowalska.

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 9th - St Colomba; Wednesday 11th - St Barnabus; Friday 13th - St Anthony of Padua; Saturday 14th - St Davnet. 

Diocesan Pastoral Worker: The Archdiocese of Armagh is seeking to employ a Diocesan Pastoral Worker on a two-year contract as part of the pastoral team that operates across the sixty-one parishes and seventeen pastoral areas. Prospective candidates should hold a degree in theology or a commensurate discipline, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, be holders of a valid driving licence with the use of a car and have proven experience of active engagement and leadership within the Church. Application forms and further information are available from the Office of Pastoral Renewal and Family Ministry at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (00353) 429336649 The closing date for receipt of application forms is June 20th 2014

Parish Triduum of Prayer: 19th - 21st June 2014. More details next week.

Vocations 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, Charlie Smith, Delio Correla Belo;
At This Time: George Greer, Lawrence Dempsey, James Patrick McClean, Jose Tavares Filipe, Ana Maria Xavier de Rego, Claudina Alves, Jaime Soares, Zelio Ximenes;
Sunday 8th: Margaret Davies, Joseph Bunting, Marin McKee, Patrick Gallagher, Miguel Soares, Maria Desak;
Monday 9th: Monica Mulholland, James McCavanagh, Tommy McKernan, Kenneth McNally; 
Tuesday 10th: Patrick McCourt, Seamus Gallagher, Mary Donnelly;
Wednesday 11th: Noel McAtamney, Peggy Gribbon, Francis O'Neill; 
Thursday 12th: Danny O'Neill(1st Anniversary), Mary Marley, Mona McCorry;
Friday 13th: Elizabeth McKeown, Mary Ellen Moore, Joe Moore, Teresa Gordon Lavery, Thomas McKenna;
Saturday 14th: Mary Kathleen Lavery, Don Douglas, Eugene Wilson, Johnny 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 1st - £2435-71
Thanks to all who contributed

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.

Clonard Novena: Interested in attending the Novena on Thursday 19th June? Contact Susie on 07526248972 as soon as possible. 

Night of Entertainment - Oiche Aimeail - Naiscoil Na Banna: Friday 13th June 8pm - late. Music by Gael Force and Martin Breen & Co. Supper included. Taille £8.

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

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. 

Club Lotto Results
Week One: Gemma Benson £50
Week Two: Maeve Laverty £50
Week Three: Joan O'Neill £50
Tir Na nOg GFC
U6, U8 & U10 training now at Tir Na Nog Pitch each Friday 6pm - 7pm.
Bingo as usual Tuesday night.  The bigger the crowd the bigger the prizes.

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

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.  

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.