12th March

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

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


Facebook: www.facebook.com/stcolmcilleschurch


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2nd week of Lent

Readings : Sunday Cycle A,  Psalter Week 2


Entrance  Antiphon Of you my heart has spoken : Seek his face. It is your face,       O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.
1st Reading The call of Abraham, father of the people of God.

Genesis 12: 1 -4

Psalm May your love be upon us O Lord,  as we place all our 

hope in you.      Psalm 32

2nd Reading   God calls and enlightens us.    2 Timothy 1 : 8-10
Acclamation Glory and praise to you, O Christ! From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard: “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” Glory and praise to you, O Christ!
Gospel His face shone like the sun.

Matthew 17: 1-9

Children Jesus went up to a high mountain. His face shone like the sun and his clothes shone brightly. A voice called “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him”.
Communion Antiphon This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;                        listen to him.


MASS TIMES        Saturday: 6.30pm

Sunday: 9.30am; 11.30am

Monday to Friday: 7.15am; 9.30am

St Patrick’s Feast Day is this Friday 17th March                                   and is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass Times – Thursday 16th: 7.00pm; Friday 17th: 9.30am.


MASS INTENTIONS Norah Rogan- Friday 9.30am



EUCHARISTIC   Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 9.30am

ADORATION       & Chapel of Adoration: Monday & Tuesday,  2.00pm – 9.00pm



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:


Patricia Clydesdale, Margaret Kerr, Paddy Macauley, Frank Mc Manus,

Maureen Murphy,  Norah Rogan, and Brian Trickett


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on

07456 989458




Weekly Offering Cash Collection and Standing Orders: £1908.56

Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collections last weekend.  The Collection for Needy Parishes will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.



We joyfully welcome into the Parish Family


Colm Liam Carlisle, Julia Kate Doherty, Arianna Greer,                              Ellie Mc Cormick, Peter Mc Cormick, Rachel Mc Cormick,                       Aisling Rosa MacNamara, Maeve Olivia Reford,                                               Molly-Rose Francis Smyth,  Mya Rachel Joy Thompson                                                                   and Ethan Francis José Tubera

St Colmcille’s first Parish Draw for 2017 is due to take place in the next few weeks.  It’s still not too late to enter, it costs £10 for one line, which enters you into every draw, over the next 10 months.

The more lines you have the better chance to win. If you are interested in taking part please speak to any member of the Social & Fundraising Committee or drop your details along with payment into the Parish Office.  Or contact Roisin McMullan on 07854 140019; Lucy Traynor on 07900 807589 or Mary Walsh on 07815 493463. Good Luck.


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It’s not too late. Please come this Wednesday 15th March or join the repeat on Friday morning, in the Iona Room Parochial Hall.


WEDNESDAY :  8.00pm – 9.00pm

FRIDAY (repeat) : 10.00am – 11.00am

THE PASSION STORY                                                                                        Sean Goan will lead a prayerful reflection on the Passion story as an ideal way to prepare for the Holy Week ceremonies on Saturday 18th March, 10.00am – 4.00pm at Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, Crossgar. Early booking is advisable. Contact Tobar Mhuire: 02844 830242


St Vincent De Paul Society have placed boxes in the Church porch to collect food stuffs etc, from parishioners for the Larder, the food bank attached to St Christopher’s Church, Mersey St, who help many of our clients who are in severe poverty. Please participate for the season of Lent.

EASTER OUTREACH                                                                                       Outreach Ministers should collect their set of envelopes next weekend 18th/ 19th March, in the Church Porch.


St Colmcille’s Church has been awarded a Charter Mark in recognition that it is a ‘Safe Church’ for those suffering domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse is seen as threating, controlling, coercive behaviour, violence or abuse (psychological, physical, verbal, sexual, financial or emotional) inflicted on anyone (irrespective of age, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation)                                                       by a current or former intimate partner or family member.

Our Safe Church commitments include that we will never condone or stay silent about domestic abuse; we will play our part in supporting anyone that is affected; we will provide a safe place for anyone affected by domestic violence or or abuse in any of its forms, to confidentially access information; we will effectively respond to disclosure of abuse and support anyone affected to access support.

A card detailing helplines are also available in the Church porch.



PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL                                                                            The training for young people aged 11 – 16 years, for additional readers of the Prayers of the Faithful, begins this Sunday, 12th March 10.30am – 11.10am. Please contact Noeleen for enquiries on 07879 498131

FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENTS MEETING                                                      A meeting for parents of the children who are preparing for their First Reconciliation, will be held in the Parochial Hall this Tuesday 14th March at 7.00pm.

BALLYHACKAMORE  MARKET                                                                                The community Market, held in the St Colmcille’s car park, resumes on next Saturday 18th March, 10.00am – 2.00pm

DTIM                                                                                                                        The children who are preaparing for First Holy Communon will have their special Do This In Memory Of Me Mass, next Sunday 19th March, 9.30am.

SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP                                                                          Our next meeting will be next Tuesday 21st March at 8.00pm in the Committee Room. Reflections will be on 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent.


WELCOME MINISTRY                                                                                 If you could volunteer to be part of the Greeters’ team please sign up with one of the Greeters