12th February 2017


12th February  2017

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

Phone – 028 9065 4157. Website: www.st-colmcilles.net



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6th week in Ordinary Time

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



Entrance  Antiphon Be my protector, O God, a mighty stronghold to save me. For you are my rock, my stronghold! Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name.
1st Reading He never commanded anyone to be godless.

Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20

Psalm They are happy who follow God’s law!

Psalm 118

2nd Reading   God predestined wisdom to be for our glory before the ages began.

1 Cor 2: 6-10

Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Speak Lord your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life.  Alleluia!
Gospel You have learnt how it was said to our ancestors; but I say this to

you.    Matthew 5: 17-37

Children Jesus explains that he has not come to get rid of the old law. He has actually come to show everyone what God’s laws really mean.
Communion Antiphon They ate and had their fill, and what they craved the Lord gave them; they were not disappointed in what they craved.







Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
















9.30am 9.30am


Ouseph Joseph




Anointing of the sick












We pray for the repose of the souls of all those who have died recently.

We also remember all those whose anniversaries

occur at this time of year especially:

Eva Haan, Frank McEvoy and Mary Agnes Murray


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on

07456 989458





Weekly Offering Cash Collection and Standing Orders:
The Sick and Retired Priests collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.  Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collection last weekend.





Administration Support Part Time


St Colmcille’s Parish requires a part time permanent Administration Support who will provide general office duties to the Parish team and deliver their duties in a professional and effective manner. If you are interested then we want to hear from you.


You will be highly organised, possess good communication skills and effectively and positively work in a small team. Competent in Microsoft Office, ideally possessing database updating skills. You will have the ability to manage and update the Parish website and social media.  This role requires a person who is consistently welcoming, helpful and respectful to all who come into contact with the Parish office.  You will be highly confidential and discreet.


There can be some flexibility around the working pattern but it is expected the hours will be Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 12.30pm and Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm. The salary is £10.00 per hour. For an application pack please email-  stcolmcilles@downandconnor.org


Completed application forms should be returned by email or delivered to The Monitoring Officer, St Colmcille’s Church, 191 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3JB –  by 5.00pm on Monday 27th February 2017.




The Parish Office will be closed this week:

Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February.









Monday and Tuesday from 2.00pm to 9.00pm

in the Chapel of Adoration.


Can YOU commit to spend one hour with JESUS especially between 4.00pm – 5.00pm or 5.00pm – 6.00pm on Mondays or Tuesdays?

If so write your name in the register in the Chapel of Adoration or leave a message with the Parish Office between 10.00am – 12.00noon. Of course everyone is free to visit JESUS exposed in the Chapel of Adoration when they wish.



Are you being called to make Christ’s presence real in the world?  Have you ever considered the possibility that God is calling you to do so as a priest in the Church?  If so, take this opportunity to gather with other men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood.  This retreat will create the time and space to help you discern God’s calling in your life.

The retreat will take place in Drumalis Retreat Centre, from this Friday 17th – Sunday 19th February 2017. If you wish to attend this retreat or would like further information contact: Fr. Kevin McGuckien, 23 Hannahstown Hill, Belfast, BT17 0LT (02890 614567) Email:k.mcguckien@downandconnor.org.




Full board in 4* hotel: Monday 10th – Monday 17th July, for £675 ; Tuesday 11th – Sunday 16th July, for £590.

Full board for sick or infirm pilgrims with nursing care in Accueil Notre-Dame: Tuesday 11th – Sunday 16th July for £490.

Youth Team: Saturday 8th – Monday 17th July, £550.  Youth Teams assist with the sick and also with those who have mobility issues.

All flights from Belfast International. Application forms in Parish Office.

Further information contact the Pilgrimage Office on 029890 646040




The Diocesan Centenary Pilgrimage to Fatima will be led by the Most Rev Noel Treanor. There are two options-

(1)Thursday 27th July to Thursday 3rd August for £659;

(2)Tuesday 25th July to Thursday 3rd August 2017, for £709.

Option 2 includes 3 nights in Santiago de Compostla.

For further information, please contact Joe Catney on 02890 714001 or 07776 6425631.






In his document on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia), Pope Francis refers directly to Saint Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to make the most of traditional religious practices, invite couples to grow in love and help their children to prepare for their future married life. This is why, as part of the preparations for World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August 2018, we invite you to mark this St. Valentine’s Day in a special way.


The WMOF2018 office has prepared ideas on how to mark this special day and gift tokens that you can give to your loved ones this 14th February. These are available in each Cathedral across Ireland, Veritas Shops and Accord centres and can also be downloaded from the WMOF2018 website: www.worldmeeting2018.ie







Precious Life will be hosting an evening regarding the upcoming elections with information on candidates and their stance on abortion. This will take place this Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm in St Bernard’s Parish Centre, Glengormley. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 02890 278484 or emailinfo@preciouslife.com


BALLYHACKAMORE GOLF SOCIETY                                                                   The AGM of the Ballyhackamore Golf Society will be held in the Iona Room at 3.00pm on next Sunday 19th February. All existing members are invited. If you would like to join or come along to meet old friends please do so. If further information is required contact Peter on 02890 763822.


SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP                                                                                We meet again next Tuesday 21st February, in the Committee Room

at 8.00pm.  We will reflect on the readings for the 8th Sunday of the Year and 1st Sunday of Lent.



The Baptism Team will meet new parents next Tuesday 21st February at 8.00pm in the Iona room, Parochial Hall. Please register you name for attendance by contacting the Parish Office. You may arrange a date for Baptism at this meeting. Parents who have previously attended the Baptism Meeting may arrange the date of their new child’s Baptism through the Parish Office.