19th February 2017


19th 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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7th week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle 1, Psalter Week 3


Entrance  Antiphon O Lord, I trust in your merciful love.My heart will rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord who has been bountiful with me.
1st Reading You must love your neighbour as yourself.

Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18

Psalm The Lord is compassion and love.

Psalm 102

2nd Reading   All are your servants, but you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to you. 1 Corinthians 3:16-23
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.  Alleluia!
Gospel Love your enemies.

Matthew 5: 38-48

Children Jesus says we must love everyone no matter what they do. God loves everyone and he wants us to be like him..
Communion Antiphon I will recount all your wonders, I will rejoice in you and be glad, and sing psalms to your name, O Most High.




Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Teresa Barclay Gerry Keane Fearghal O’Mahony







Paul Hoben

Peter Hoben




Communion Service

9.30am 9.30am




Adrian Forde


Anointing of the sick



John Feenan

Gary Morris

Maureen McGonnell




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

especially Margaret Macaulay.

We also remember all those whose anniversaries

occur at this time of year especially:

Teresa Barclay, John Feenan, Adrian Forde, Gerry Keane, Paul Hoben, Peter Hoben, Maureen McGonnell, Gary Morris, Mary Agnes Murray, Gerard O’Keefe, Rosanna O’Keefe, John O’Keefe and Fearghal O’Mahony


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 this 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.


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.


The Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held in Belmont Presbyterian Church at 8.00pm on Friday 3rd March. Praying for the Philippines is the focus for this year. Men, women and children are welcome.



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.



Tweleve West End performers accompanied by a local community choir will perform songs from the shows and iconic rock and roll music, in Our Lady & St Patrick’s College, Gilnahirk Road, Belfast on Saturday 4th March at 8.00pm. Doors open at 7.45pm. Tickets for what promises to be a wonderful concert and to include a drinks reception, are £15 and can be obtained from Paddy Donnelly- 9065 1351. The proceeds will be shared between two very worthy charities doing great work here in the city and throughout N. Ireland- SOS NI and Brain Injury Matters. Tickets can also be obtained from SOS NI. Telephone 9066 4505


Lent begins on ASH WEDNESDAY, 1st March


A Lenten Journey of Prayer booklet,  to aid you with your daily devotions in Lent, are available at the back of the Church.  Price £1.  Please put money in the box in the wall next to the candelabra.


During Lent, morning Mass will be celebrated Monday to Friday mornings at 7.15am and and 9.30am.


Beginning the weekend of March 3rd/ 4th, the St Vincent De Paul Society will be placing boxes in the Church porch to collect food stuffs etc, 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. The following items would be most suitable and a great help – cereal, jam, pasta, rice, pasta & curry sauces, tinned meat, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, biscuits, coffee, toilet rolls, washing powder, tooth brushes, toiletries, washing up liquid.




BALLYHACKAMORE GOLF SOCIETY                                                                   The AGM of the Ballyhackamore Golf Society will be held in the Iona Room at 3.00pm on this 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 this 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 this Tuesday 21st February at 8.00pm in the Iona room, Parochial Hall. Please register you name for attendance at the meeting 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.



You are invited to a demonstration of ‘Baking on the Griddle’. Come and sample the goodies and bring some home on Wednesday 1st March at 2.00pm.