10th August

VOL. 22 NO. 36  10TH AUGUST 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



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


11.00am 9.30am

Frankie Quigley






Anointing of the Sick

Confession at 6.00pm    





FRIDAY IS THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY  – and is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses in the Parish are on Thursday evening at 7.00pm and Friday morning at 9.30am.



Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am


19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Page 631, 452 & 499)

19th Week in Ordinary Time

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


Entrance           Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of your poor ones   Antiphon       for ever.  Arise, O God, and defend your cause, and forget not the cries of                         those who seek you.

1st Reading                    (1 Kings 19:9, 11-13)  Stand on the mountain before the Lord.

Psalm               Let us see, O Lord, your mercy and give us you saving help.

2nd Reading       (Romans 9:1-5)  I would willingly be condemned if it could help my brothers.

Acclamation      Alleluia, alleluia!  Blessings on the King who comes, in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heavens!  Alleluia!

Gospel              (Matthew 14:22-33)   Tell me to come to you across the water.

Children           Jesus goes off to pray alone.  His friends go fishing on the lake.  There is a strong wind, but Jesus walks across the water towards the boat.  His friends are scared.  They think he is a ghost!  Jesus asks Peter to try it.  At first Peter walks on the water, but he becomes scared and begins to sink.  Jesus saves him and asks why Peter didn’t believe Jesus could do this.  His friends all agree that Jesus is the Son of God.

Communion      O Jerusalem, glorify the Lord, who gives you your fill of finest wheat.  Antiphon          


Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.



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.



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.



BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on 074 5698 9458.  Our members are Regiena Babu, Eileen Brogan, Eithne Daly, Maire Devine, Brenda McMeekin, David McMeekin, Celine Molloy, Joan Rogan and Lucy Traynor.

CERTIFICATE IN LECTIO DIVINA FACILITATION  –  in Association with St. Mary’s University College, Belfast.  The Certificate in Lectio Divina Facilitation aims to equip participants to facilitate small Lectio Divina groups in a parish or community setting.  Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium recommended the ancient  practice of lectio divina, a practice of prayerfully reading scripture and “allowing it to enlighten and renew us.”  This course is offered to men and women from all walks of life who have completed the Pathways course or its equivalent or who are involved in some form of prayer guidance or Scripture study. It is possible to do the course for validation by St. Mary’s University College or for personal development alone.   This two-year programme runs from September to June each year and will be held on seven Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm at Drumalis.  For further information and booking form, please contact Drumalis on 2827 2196/2827 6455 or email maura@drumalis.co.uk  Further details available on Drumalis website – http://www.drumalis.co.uk

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.

BAPTISM  –  we welcome into the parish family Charlotte Rose Colling and Johann Cloude Belvis, who were baptised in St. Colmcilles last weekend.

DECEASED –   We pray for the repose of the soul of Frankie Quigley, the brother of a parishioner, who died last weekend.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

James Wilkinson, Lester Park,

MONEY MATTERS                 

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

COLLECTION FOR DIOCESAN CARE HOME  –  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.  This purpose built Diocesan Nursing Home was opened in October 1996, to provide 24 hour nursing care for the frail and elderly and the mentally infirm within a Christian environment.  The Home also provides day care facilities.  A new extension was added to the Home in 2004 bringing the total number of beds available to 86.  As a consequence of the upgrading and extension work the Home is presently £700,000 in debt.  The annual collection was established to help reduce the current debt.



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

VIGIL FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST  –  please come and join us in prayer for the terrible situations in Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Israel on Saturday 23rd August in St Peter’s Cathedral.  We will begin at 7.30pm with Adoration through to 10.45 pm and finish with a Mass for Peace at 11.00 pm.  Different groups will lead us in prayer and reflection during the hours of Adoration.

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.



Fr James Boyle of St Mary’s has prepared a notice for Parish Bulletins regarding a RCIA course beginning in his parish in October:

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of evangelization that is made available at St Mary’s, Chapel Lane. It is a weekly process of talks and discussion covering a wide range of aspects of the Catholic faith and the scripture reading for the following Sunday. Meetings take place in the Fr. Hugh O’Donnell Room at St Mary’s on Thursday evenings from 7.00pm till 8.30pm.

RCIA is for individuals from any faith background (and none) who want to explore and enquire into the catholic faith. Participants come from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds. What they all have in common is that they felt the call of God urging them to change the direction of their lives.  RCIA is also for cradle Catholics who want a deeper understanding of their Catholic faith and for Catholics who have lapsed from the practice of celebrating their faith with the community at Sunday Mass and whom God is inviting to come back to him.

Ultimately, the RCIA journey of faith exploration and development culminates in the reception of the catechumens/candidates* into the catholic community at Pentecost, if after their exploration and enquiry into the Catholic faith the Holy Spirit inspires them to do so.

The RCIA process begins at St. Mary’s, Chapel Lane, in October. It is open to persons from any parish. Many people, young and old, are searching for a deeper meaning in life.

Anyone wishing to take part please contact Fr. James Boyle on 9032 0482 to arrange a meeting and register or by email: administratorofstmarys@btinternet.com

* Catechumens: are those who have not yet been baptized;

Candidates: are those baptized into another Christian denomination.



YOUTH 2000  –  Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from this Thursday to next Sunday​.  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).

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 is 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 email info@catholicgrandparentsassociation.com

IRISH TOUR TICKETS  –  10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast.  Phone – 9031 0101 are bringing a group to walk the last stretch of the Camino de Santiago from 27th September to 4th October. Spanish guide and Belfast based tour manager (who walked the 500 mile trek in 2012) accompanying the group.  7 nights half board accommodation, daily bag transfers, airport transfers in Spain, route notes, pilgrims passport – £597 pps.  For further information please look at their website – www.irishtourtickets.com/item/book-your-camino-here.