22nd 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.

22nd June 2014 - Feast of Corpus Christi

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

Triduum of Prayer - Theme of Healing
Saturday 21st: Guest Celebrant and Homilist Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Concludes with Garden Party after Mass.

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 23rd June: Eddie McVeigh. 

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 23rd June - 10 am: Denis McKeever; 7pm: Rosaleen Hamill.

St John the Baptist P.S.: End of year Mass in St John the Baptist Church on Tuesday 24th June at 10am. All Welcomw. No Mass in St Patrick's on this day. 

Presentation P.S.: End of year Mass in St Patrick's Church on Wednesday 25th June at 10am. All Welcome. 

Vigil in honour of the Sacred Heart: Friday 27th June in St John the Baptist Church:

6pm - Adoration
7pm - Mass
7.25pm - Adoration will resume with Act of Consecration
7.40pm - Scriptural Rosary
8.10pm - Litany of the Sacred Heart
8.15pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy
8.20pm - Reflection Prayer
8.25pm - Night Prayer of the Church, followed by Benediction

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

Recent Baptisms: Melanie Sequeira, Maisie Brielle Camello.

Feasts: Tuesday 24th: The Nativity of St John the Baptist; Friday 27th: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Pioneer Medals will be presented during the Novena Mass on Monday 23rd June. 

Eucharistic Adoration: The 27th June 2014 will mark the completion of the first year of the all day Adoration on Thursday's in our Parish. To ensure that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended, it is essential that at least two adorers are present at all times in the Church. If you would like to commit to a particular hour each Thursday from 8am - 6.45pm, please contact 028 38334245 or 028 38337753.

St Anthony's Choir, Craigavon: Evening of Taize Song and Prayer in St Anthony's Church on Sunday 22nd June 6pm - 7pm. All Welcome. 

Irish Church Peace Project: We extend a warm welcome to the young families group who are visiting our Parish this weekend. 

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

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. 

Requiescat In Pace

Lately Deceased: Charlie Smith, Delio Correia Belo, Michael Marley, Francis McNeice, Lorenco Omai;
At This Time: Josephine Hughes, Rose McVeigh, Frank Walker;
Sunday 22nd: Agnes Kelly, Mary Ellen McGrane, Danny O'Neill;
Monday 23rd: M.M. Cecil Burke, Seamus Williamson(1st Anniversary), Denis Fisher, Thomas Hyde, Eddie Kelly, Kitty Duffy, Marie Foy, Seamus McAlinden, Patrick Joseph McClean;
Tuesday 24th: Matthew John Devlin, Mary Creaney, Sean Quinn, John Daly;
Wednesday 25th: John Hamill, Phyllis Kelly;
Thursday 26th: Lily Taggart, Roseann Dunbar, Lily McConville, Mary Cullen;
Friday 27th: Francis Judge, Gerry Breen;
Saturday 28th: M.M. Jimmy McKeever, Martin Duffy(1st Anniversary), Charles McCann

Offertory Collection
Sunday 15th £2617-83
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.

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. 

Romania Helpline Appeal: Sponsored Walk on Slieve Donard on Sunday 29th June. If interested, contact Paddy or Bronagh on 028 38351678 or 07799833662. All support most welcome. 

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.

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.

Slimming World: Every Tuesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm in Drumcree Pastoral Centre. New Members Welcome.