12th June 2016


11th week in Ordinary Time

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


Entrance        O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my  help.          

Antiphon        Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour.

1st Reading   (2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13)  The Lord forgives your sin; you are not to die.

Response          Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.

2nd Reading   (Galatians 2:16, 19-21)  I live now not with my own life but with the life of

                        Christ who lives in me.

Acclamation   Alleluia, alleluia!  I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord;

                        no one can come to the Father except through me.  Alleluia!

Gospel          (Luke 7:36-8:3)  Her many sins have been forgiven, or she would not have

                        shown such great love.

Children:      Jesus was eating a meal with an important person when a woman came in.

Everyone thought she was a bad person.  She brought expensive ointment and

covered Jesus’ feet in ointment and kisses.  She was showing Jesus how sorry

she was for the things she had done wrong.  Jesus forgave her sins.  This

woman was forgiven, and Jesus welcomed her back as a friend.

Communion  There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house

Antiphon       of the Lord all the days of my life.



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Tom Fleming










Julia & James Ferguson.      Anointing     of the sick.


Confession at 6.00pm


Mary Thompson


Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.




We pray for the repose of the souls of – Bernadette Barclay who died last Wednesday and Adrian Adams a former parishioner, who died recently.


We remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Julia Ferguson, James Ferguson, Tom Fleming,Teresa Kelly,                                                        Josie Mc Millan, Mary Thompson.


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




ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT –  is held in the parish every Monday and Tuesday from 2.00pm to 9.00pm in the Chapel of Adoration. Entrance is from the outside door at the left side of the Church.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT ROTA – To date more than 40 Volunteers have signed up to spend an hour with Jesus. However more Volunteers are required on Mondays and Tuesdays to cover the hourly slots: 4.00pm-5.00pm; 5.00pm6.00pm; 6.00pm-7.00pm. The Blessed Sacrament may not be left without Adorers being present. Volunteer slips are available at  the back of the Church and completed ones can be left in the Bulletin box.

Please consider giving an hour to Jesus in his sacrament and receive the blessings that flow from this.

CHAPEL OF ADORATION – The Committee wish to thank the generosity of so many parishioners who sponsored or made contributions towards the cost of items to furnish the Chapel. All contributions are acknowledged and many thanks to all who made anonymous donations. Arrangements are already being made to order some items.

Those who still wish to contribute to setting up this Chapel of Adoration may do so. Envelopes and slips can be found on the table at the back of the Church and returned to the parish office or placed in the Offertory collection baskets.




“The signs he works, especially in favour of sinners, the poor, the marginalised, the sick, and the suffering, are all meant to teach mercy.  Everything in him speaks of mercy.  Nothing in him is devoid of compassion.”  Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus 8.

We all know someone who is ill.  Could you visit them or call them on the phone?  Remember to pray for the sick, that they may experience the healing only Christ can bring.




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 on Tuesday 21st June 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.




Will be held from this Wednesday 15th to Thursday 23rd  June.                       There are new Novena times.

Leaflets and details of services are available in the porch.





PARISH OFFICE  –  please note the new office hours: 10.00am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL’S ANNUAL REPORT  –  will be distributed after all Masses this weekend.

SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP – our next meeting will be next Tuesday 21st June, at 8.00 pm in the Committee Room.

WEDNESDAY CLUB – outing to Ballyscullion House, near Bellaghy, this Wednesday 15th June. Bus leaving car park at 10.00am sharp. Tea, coffee, biscuits on arrival. Tour of house. Lunch at 1.00pm. £25 includes house tour, lunch and bus. Ballyscullion Park is a beautiful historic estate and if you would like to join us on this trip phone Pat 9067 1036 or Anna 9065 1351 to book. Invite some friends to join in this enjoyable day out.

FAMILY MASSnext Sunday at 9.30am, to celebrate a successful year of Children’s Liturgy. Children who received their First Holy Communion recently are especially invited to come along in their First Holy Communion clothes.





WEEKLY OFFERING – Cash Collection and Standing Order £1775.82

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

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION  –  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

PARISH DRAW – The winners of the 4th Parish Draw for 2016 are – £100 – Tracey McCourt (246), £75 – Phil Gregg (477) and £25 – Peter MacSorley (561).  Still not too late to join the Parish Draw please speak to any committee member or contact the Parish Office.





LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMErunning alongside the Going for Gold children’s scheme there will be a leadership training programme for young people aged 14 – 18 years.  The next training night is Friday 24th June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm.  Additional adult volunteers over 18 years of age are also needed for Going for Gold. Please consider helping on some or all of the dates on the mornings of: Monday 8th – Friday 12th August. Enquiries to Noeleen: 07879 498131 / colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk.

DOWN & CONNOR LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE  –  the fourth Living Church Lough Derg Three day Pilgrimage will take place this year from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July.  The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format. 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 9069 0920 or email livingchurch@downandconnor.org by Friday 17th June.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL  –  Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July.  This is a four day celebration of faith for young people aged 16 to 35 years.  There is an action packed programme of inspiring talks, workshops, testimonies, prayer, music,  drama and much more.   The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For more information and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie

RETREAT – Contemplative silent Centering Prayer retreat, 19th – 26th July, Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar. For registration and further details contact Eileen by email: contemplativeoutreachireland@gmail.com or by phone: 00353876017709. The prayer group meets every Tuesday, 7.30pm – 9.00pm, in Tobar Mhuire. Newcomers welcome.

IRISH DANCE SUMMER SCHEME – from Monday 1st to Friday 5th August in St Colmcille’s Parochial Hall  from 9.45am to 12.30pm.  Fun week of Irish dance for all, both experienced and beginner Irish Dancers welcome. Cost £55 per week. To book a place or enquire contact Nicola Oakes on  Leonardnicola@hotmail.com  or 077 1892 7242.

SUMMER DRAMA HOLIDAYS – residential and non residential bookings taken, for young people aged 8 years to 18 years, during July and August, in Garron Tower, St Kilian’s College, Co Antrim. Contact – Roma Tumelty: 02890 778099 / www.summerdrama.co.uk  / Twitter@SummerDramaHols




JUNE MARKET – @ Ballyhackamore on next Saturday, 18th June,10.00am until 2.00pm in St Colmcille’s Church car park.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE – on St Patrick’s Mountain Saul, will take place next Sunday 19th June. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Noel Treanor at 3.00pm.

SOS BUS NI – Concentio Chamber Choir Summer Concert  on Wednesday 22nd June, 8.00pm at St John’s Church of Ireland, Malone Road, Belfast. Featuring John Rutters Gloria and other choral classics. There will be a retiring collection in support of SOS Bus NI.

FAMILY CARE ADOPTION SOCIETY – is presently seeking to recruit adoptive families for babies and young children.   For more information please contact us on

Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 1.00pm: 02871 368592  / 02890 691133

Email:email@familycaresociety.org   Website:www.familycaresociety.co.uk