27th July

VOL. 22 NO. 34  27TH JULY 2014

 

Father Ciaran Feeney Adm.  191 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3JB.

Tel. 9065 4157. Website: www.st-colmcilles.net  E-mail: stcolmcilles@hotmail.com

 

MASS TIMES FOR COMING WEEK

Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6.30pm

John O’Neill

11.00am 9.30am

Ann Carroll

9.30am

 

9.30am

 

9.30am

Anointing of the Sick

Confession at 6.00pm    

 

     

 

SUMMER MASS TIMES

Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am

 

17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Page 623, 452 & 499)

17th Week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 1

 

Entrance               God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; Antiphon he himself gives might and strength to his people.

1st Reading           (1 Kings 3:5, 7-12)  You have asked for a discerning judgement for yourself.

Psalm                    Lord, how I love your law!

2nd Reading          (Romans 8:28-30)  God intended us to become true images of his Son.

Acclamation        Alleluia, alleluia!  I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.  Alleluia!

Gospel                   (Matthew 13:44-52)   He sells everything he owns and buys the field.

Children               Jesus tells us that heaven is like a piece of valuable treasure that is worth searching for and finding.

Communion        Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.

Antiphon             

 

Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.

 

PARISH WEBCAM

Parishioners are invited to view parish Masses and other parish services with the help of the parish website: www.st-colmcilles.net where you will find the Webcam. Click on ‘WEBCAM’ and scroll to view. The picture quality has been greatly enhanced recently. The Webcam is normally on 24 hours a day. It should also work on iphones, ipads and Android devices. The sound is normally only on during Mass and other Church services.

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BAPTISM IN OUR PARISH

The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the most joyful occasions both for the family and the Parish and everyone is welcome.  The next Baptismal Course takes place Tuesday 19th August in the Iona Room from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, where parents will receive their Baptismal pack and can arrange the date for their child’s Baptism. Baptisms in the Parish take place on the first and last Sunday of each month and attendance at the course is arranged through Philomena in the Parish Office.

PARISH FAMILY

FIRST FRIDAY – Father Ciaran will attend the sick and housebound in the parish this Tuesday.

HOLY HOUR  –  this Thursday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm in St. Peter’s Cathedral to thank God for the gift of the Eucharist and to pray for priests and vocations  This month we will be praying especially for the situation in Gaza, Syria and Iraq. All are most welcome.

PARISH FACEBOOK  – please search for St Colmcilles Parish on Facebook and ‘like’ to join the page for up to date parish information and uplifting comments.

DECEASED –   We pray for the repose of the soul of John O’Neill, who died recently.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Kathleen McNaughton,  Margaret Canney,  Owen Quigley,  Leo Morris  and  Rita Morris

MONEY MATTERS                        

Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collections.

The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

COMING EVENTS

SUMMER PROGRAMME  – for children and youth in August.  Application forms and more details can be found in the Church porch. The programme includes: a Youth Leadership programme; a visit to Aurora Pool in Bangor; Children’s Holiday Bible Week ‘On Safari’;  day trip to M&D’s Theme Park in Scotland; adventure activities day; sports coaching; family camp weekend; youth residential retreat. Enquiries to Noeleen: 078 7949 8131 or  email colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk

OTHER NOTICES

BE STILL  –  Directed Retreat, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August. Led by Mrs Breige O’Hare in St Anthony’s Retreat Centre, Burnfoot, Donegal.  Offering prayer and rest in beautiful surroundings, with daily Eucharist, spiritual direction (Ignatian), scripture-based prayer and reflection and Sacrament of Reconciliation. Suggested donation: €175(£150)  Enquiries/ booking: ring 00 3537 4936 8370.

YOUTH 2000  –  Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14​​th to Sunday ​17​​th August​.  For young people aged 16 to 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 075 9887 6399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

 

 

DRUMALIS  –  the parish retreat this year will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th September.  Anyone who is interested in going please contact Pat on 9067 1036, to book a place.

 

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE –  To Our Lady’s shrine at Knock takes place on  Sunday 14th September.   Blessing of the sick 2.30 pm Mass 3pm.Chief Celebrant Archbishop Charles Brown Papal Nuncio. Everyone welcome.  Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and send it to
CGA office Castlebar St Westport Co Mayo. All prayers will be displayed in the basilica and blessed during the Mass.   For further information,coach and train travel phone email info@catholicgrandparentsassociation.com

20th July

VOL. 22 NO. 33  20TH JULY 2014

 

Father Ciaran Feeney Adm.  191 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3JB.

Tel. 9065 4157. Website: www.st-colmcilles.net  E-mail: stcolmcilles@hotmail.com

 

MASS  TIMES FOR COMING WEEK

6.30pm 11.00am No Mass No Mass No Mass No Mass No Mass
Maria-Therese Younger Frances McClure          

 

SUMMER MASS TIMES

Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am

 

DAILY MASS TIMES IN NEIGHBOURING PARISHES

St. Bernadette’s               Monday to Friday at 9.30am

St. Matthew’s                   Monday to Friday at 10.00am.

Holy Rosary                     Monday to Friday at 10.00am

St. Malachy’s                   Monday and Friday at 8am

Monday to Friday at 1.00pm

 

16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Page 618, 452 & 499)

16th Week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 4

 

Entrance               See, I have God for my help.  The Lord sustains my soul.  I will sacrifice to Antiphon        you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

1st Reading           (Wisdom 12:13, 16-19)  After sin you will grant repentance.

Psalm                    O Lord, you are good and forgiving.

2nd Reading          (Romans 8:26-27)  The Spirit expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words.

Acclamation        Alleluia, alleluia!  May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.  Alleluia!

Gospel                   (Matthew 13:24-43)   Let them both grow till the harvest.

Children               Jesus tells stories that help us understand what heaven is like.  He tells stories that people at the time would understand, about sowing wheat and planting mustard seeds and mixing yeast into bread.

Communion        The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; Antiphon        he gives food to those who fear him.

 

Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.

 

PARISH WEBCAM

Parishioners are invited to view parish Masses and other parish services with the help of the parish website: www.st-colmcilles.net where you will find the Webcam. Click on ‘WEBCAM’ and scroll to view. The picture quality has been greatly enhanced recently. The Webcam is normally on 24 hours a day. It should also work on iphones, ipads and Android devices. The sound is normally only on during Mass and other Church services.

PARISH FAMILY

PARISH FACEBOOK  – please search for St Colmcilles Parish on Facebook and ‘like’ to join the page for up to date parish information and uplifting comments.

SISTERS FROM THE CONVENT OF ST. ELISABETH IN BELARUS­  –  will be visiting the parish this weekend.  There will be a stall in the porch selling products made by the sisters for parishioners to purchase.

DECEASED –   We pray for the repose of the souls of Ann Carroll and Raymond Hamill, who died during the past week.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Maria-Therese Younger, Frances McClure  and Maureen Edwards

MONEY MATTERS                        

Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collections.

PASTORAL SERVICES COLLECTION  –  will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.  This collection is used to help subsidise the parish’s contribution to the administrative cost of the Diocese

COMING EVENTS

SUMMER PROGRAMME  – for children and youth in August.  Application forms and more details can be found in the Church porch. The programme includes: a Youth Leadership programme; a visit to Aurora Pool in Bangor; Children’s Holiday Bible Week ‘On Safari’;  day trip to M&D’s Theme Park in Scotland; adventure activities day; sports coaching; family camp weekend; youth residential retreat. Enquiries to Noeleen: 078 7949 8131 or  email colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk

DRUMALIS  –  the parish retreat this year will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th September.  Anyone who is interested in going please contact Pat on 9067 1036, to book a place.

OTHER NOTICES

BE STILL  –  Directed Retreat, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August. Led by Mrs Breige O’Hare in St Anthony’s Retreat Centre, Burnfoot, Donegal.  Offering prayer and rest in beautiful surroundings, with daily Eucharist, spiritual direction (Ignatian), scripture-based prayer and reflection and Sacrament of Reconciliation. Suggested donation: €175(£150)  Enquiries/ booking: ring 00 3537 4936 8370.

YOUTH 2000  –  Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14​​th to Sunday ​17​​th August​.  For young people aged 16 to 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 075 9887 6399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

13th July

VOL. 22 NO. 32  13TH JULY 2014

 

Father Ciaran Feeney Adm.  191 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3JB.

Tel. 9065 4157. Website: www.st-colmcilles.net  E-mail: stcolmcilles@hotmail.com

 

MASS  TIMES FOR COMING WEEK

6.30pm 11.00am No Mass No Mass No Mass No Mass No Mass
  Nigel Sharvin          

 

SUMMER MASS TIMES

Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am

 

DAILY MASS TIMES IN NEIGHBOURING PARISHES

St. Bernadette’s           Monday to Friday at 9.30am

St. Matthew’s              Monday to Friday at 10.00am.

Holy Rosary                Monday to Friday at 10.00am

St. Malachy’s              Monday and Friday at 8am

Monday to Friday at 1.00pm

 

15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Page 613, 452 & 499)

15th Week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 3

 

Entrance           As for me, in justice I shall behold your face; I shall be filled with the Antiphon            vision of your glory.

1st Reading                    (Isaiah 55:10-11)  The rain makes the earth give growth.

Psalm               Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop.

2nd Reading       (Romans 8:18-23)  The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons.

Acclamation      Alleluia, alleluia!  Speak, Lord, your servant is listening; you have the message of eternal life.  Alleluia!

Gospel              (Matthew 13:1-23)   A sower went out to sow.

Children           Jesus tells a story about a sower and his seeds.  The seeds land in different types of places and they grow up differently.  The ones that land in good soil grow up strong and healthy.  Jesus tells his disciples that such seeds are like people who hear God’s news and who put it into practice

Communion      Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, Antiphon       says the Lord.

 

Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.

 

PARISH WEBCAM

Parishioners are invited to view parish Masses and other parish services with the help of the parish website: www.st-colmcilles.net where you will find the Webcam. Click on ‘WEBCAM’ and scroll to view. The picture quality has been greatly enhanced recently. The Webcam is normally on 24 hours a day. It should also work on iphones, ipads and Android devices. The sound is normally only on during Mass and other Church services.

PARISH FAMILY

PARISH FACEBOOK  – please search for St Colmcilles Parish on Facebook and ‘like’ to join the page for up to date parish information and uplifting comments.

SISTERS FROM THE CONVENT OF ST. ELISABETH IN BELARUS­  –  will be visiting the parish next weekend.  There will be a stall in the porch selling products made by the sisters for parishioners to purchase.

DECEASED –   We pray for Nigel Sharvin, whose month’s mind occurs this weekend.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Joseph Dawson, Maria-Therese Younger, Anne Cavanagh   and  Pat Mc Parland

MONEY MATTERS                 

Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collections.

PASTORAL SERVICES COLLECTION  –  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.  This collection is used to help subsidise the parish’s contribution to the administrative cost of the Diocese

COMING EVENTS

SUMMER PROGRAMME  – for children and youth in August.  Application forms and more details can be found in the Church porch. The programme includes: a Youth Leadership programme; a visit to Aurora Pool in Bangor; Children’s Holiday Bible Week ‘On Safari’;  day trip to M&D’s Theme Park in Scotland; adventure activities day; sports coaching; family camp weekend; youth residential retreat. Enquiries to Noeleen: 078 7949 8131 or  email colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk

DRUMALIS  –  the parish retreat this year will take place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th September.  Anyone who is interested in going please contact Pat on 9067 1036, to book a place.

OTHER NOTICES

BE STILL  –  Directed Retreat, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August. Led by Mrs Breige O’Hare in St Anthony’s Retreat Centre, Burnfoot, Donegal.  Offering prayer and rest in beautiful surroundings, with daily Eucharist, spiritual direction (Ignatian), scripture-based prayer and reflection and Sacrament of Reconciliation. Suggested donation: €175(£150)  Enquiries/ booking: ring 00 3537 4936 8370.

YOUTH 2000  –  Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14​​th to Sunday ​17​​th August​.  For young people aged 16 to 35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people.  This Festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie or phone 075 9887 6399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).