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



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



Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am



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.



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 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


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.


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).