VOL. 22 NO. 25 25TH MAY 2014
MASS TIMES FOR COMING WEEK
|9.30am Antonio Logronio||9.30am
Anointing of the Sick
|Confessions at 6.00pm||11.30am
Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds
in the evening please close the car park gates.
ST. COLMCILLE’S BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT
St Colmcilles has a Bereavement Support group to be present for and to listen to anyone suffering bereavement after a death, regardless of how long ago the death occurred. The group is here for all, regardless of culture, faith or no faith and is made up of nine parishioners who have all been trained by NI Hospice professionals; on-going training and guidance will continue with the Hospice team. If you wish to know more about Bereavement Support please telephone us on 074 5698 9458 or complete a Request form and place in the Bereavement Support Box situated at the back of the Church and one of the group will make contact with you. The members of the group are: Regiena Babu, Eileen Brogan, Eithne Daly, Maire Devine, Brenda McMeekin, David McMeekin, Celine Molloy, Joan Rogan, Lucy Traynor.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS
Elections to the Parish Pastoral Council will take place on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June. The Council supports and advises our Parish Priest and represents the views of parishioners in matters affecting parish life. Nominations will be sought for candidates willing to serve for four years. If you would like further information please speak to any member of the Parish Pastoral Council or contact Mary Walsh on 078 1549 3463. Nominations forms are available this weekend and should placed in the nominations box in the porch by this Sunday.
EASTER PRAYER SPACE – ‘I am risen and I am still with you.’ Ps 138:12. The empty tomb was the Tabernacle of Repose. The lit candle reminds us that Christ is here with us. The long winding sheet represents the cast off grave clothes. Grave clothes bind us. Christ invites us to cast off our grave clothes and come out of our tomb, free from the restraints of the past and anything that binds us like worry, fear, unforgiveness, negativity etc As Paul urges us: ‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience’. Colossians 3:12
EASTER DUTY – “ … each of the faithful is obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during Paschal time unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.” Canon 920.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM – is a small group who meet on a weekly basis to add their voices to yours, presenting your needs to God. Requests for prayer can be made by completing a Petition Slip and placing it in the Prayer Request Box, both of which can be found in Our Lady’s Prayer Space, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests are treated with the strictest confidence and you can make your request anonymously if you wish.
CTS BOOKLETS – a new range of resources is on sale in the Church porch. There is also a variety of cards to purchase, to celebrate special occasions. Payment may be placed in any of the money boxes in the walls next to the candelabras.
EXAM BUDDIES– all students preparing for exams are invited to take an exam pack from the table in the Church porch and to place their name on the Exam Buddies notice board there. Parishioners are invited to place their name on the Prayer Sponsors board and then pray for the students over the exam period in May and June.
DECEASED – We pray for those who are recently deceased: Antonio Logronio, Eddie Phelan and Bobby Cooke; and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially- Edmund Kiely and John Mc Cormick.
APOSTOLIC WORK ANNUAL DISPLAY AND SALE – will take place after all the Masses this Saturday and Sunday. Please support our missionary work by going to the Parochial Hall and enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and freshly made scones. There will be cakes, plants, books etc. for sale and the popular tombola and raffle. You are encouraged to Gift Aid cash donations of ANY AMOUNT so that Apostolic Work can claim the tax. Forms will be available at the door or from a member of Apostolic Work in the hall. Thank you for your faithful support.
PARISH SIRLOIN STEAK/CHICKEN BBQ & DISCO – will take place on this Friday 30th May from 7.30pm in the Parochial Hall/Scouts & Guides den. Bring your own refreshments and the music will be on until 12.30am. Its guaranteed to be a great night out. Tickets are only £15 per person and will be available to purchase this weekend or they are
available from Roisin McMullan 07854 140019 or Mary Walsh on 07815 493463 or any member of the Social & Fundraising Committee. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know when you book your ticket. We look forward to seeing you there.
BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS – to May Burrows, a parishioner, who has just celebrated her 104th birthday !
PENTECOST SERVICE – St Colmcille’s are hosting an interdenominational prayer service, ‘Come, Holy Spirit, and Renew the Face of the Earth’, on behalf of the Belmont and District Council of Churches on Sunday 8th June at 7.00pm, in St Colmcille’s Church. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK – will take place on Sunday 8th June and will be led by The Most Reverend Anthony Farquhar. The ceremonies commence at 2.30pm in the
Basilica with the Sacrament of the Sick, followed by Mass, Benediction and the Rosary Procession. Further details can be obtained from Father Colin Grant at 028 9064 3939
GIFT PROGRAMME– a celebration of the conclusion of the parish Growing In Faith Together programme, for year 8 and year 9 students, will be held during the Vigil Mass on Saturday 7th June, at 6.30pm. Primary 7 pupils are invited to join us and come to the youth club in the hall, for refreshments and activities afterwards.
AQUINAS DIOCESAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL –GL Transfer Arrangements, Information Evening for Primary 6 pupils and parents this Thursday 29 May at 7.00pm. ST DOMINIC’S GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS – are holding a registration event at the school for girls transferring in 2015, on Wednesday 11th June, 4.00pm -7.00pm. A birth certificate and passport size photo is required. Application form on school website, www.stdominics.org.uk
ST.MALACHY’S COLLEGE – Antrim Road, will host an Information and Registration Event for GL Assessment 2014 on Tuesday 24th June at 7.00pm . Parents and Primary 6 pupils who wish to apply for a place in the College are welcome to attend. TOOLS FOR SOLIDARITY – in collaboration with the Down and Connor Churches are running a project over a 6 month period, to collect old hand tools and 500 old/unused sewing machines for centres in Uganda and Tanzania, in order to help improve the lives of the local people and their communities. The charity will collect the tools from the Church, on a date to be set. Meanwhile if anyone would like to work with the charity on this project, or would like a machine collected, please contact Tools For Solidarity on 02890 747473.
YOUNG WOMEN AND MINISTRY IN THE CHURCH – as a follow up evening to the retreat at the end of March there will be an evening of Prayer and Reflection with some refreshments in theAdoration Convent, 63 Falls Road, Belfastthis Friday 30th May
from 7.00pm – 9.00pm/9.30pm., all welcome. No need to book – just turn up.
LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE –The annual Living Church Lough Derg 3 day Pilgrimage will take place this year from Fri 27th June to Sunday 29th June. The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format. Please consider coming along this year. The cost of the pilgrimage is £60.00. The cost does not include travel to the island. For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 02890690920 or email email@example.com by Monday 16th June.
CLONARD NOVENA– Wednesday 18th to Thursday 26th June.
CHILDREN’S SUMMER HOLIDAY CLUB – ‘On Safari’ from Monday 11th – Friday 15th August, for 4 – 8 year olds. Application forms in Church porch. Closing date this Friday 30th May. Teenage and adult volunteer leaders are invited to take part. Contact Noeleen 07879 498131