19th June 2016

VOL. 24 NO. 29  12th June 2016

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

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

E-mail – stcolmcilles@downandconnor.org

St.  Joseph’s Primary Schoolwww.stjosephsps.co.uk   Phone – 9065 0039

St Colmcille’s Pre Schoolwww.stcolmcilles-preschool.co.uk.  Phone – 9047 2724



12th week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle C, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 4


Entrance       The Lord is the strength of his people, a saving refuge for the one

Antiphon       he has anointed.  Save your people, Lord and bless your heritage, and govern

them for ever.

1st Reading  (Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1) They will look on the one whom they have pierced

Psalm 62        R. For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God.       

2nd Reading   (Galatians 3:26-29)  All baptised in Christ, you have all clothed yourselves

                         in Christ.

Acclamation   Alleluia, alleluia!  I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who

                         follows me will have the light of life.

Gospel          (Luke 9:18-24)  You are the Christ of God. The Son of Man is destined to

                        suffer grievously.

Children:      Jesus asked his followers: “Who do you think I am?”  Some said names

they heard from other people.  But Peter said, “You are the Christ of God.”  Then Jesus

warned them that he was going to suffer, but that after he died he  would rise up on the

third day.  He warned his followers that if they carried on following him, they too

would have lots of difficulties on earth, but they would be  rewarded with eternal life.

Communion  Alleuia, alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who

Antiphon       follows me will have the light of life. Alleluia! 





Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



T.M. George








Communion Service


Anointing     of the sick.


Confession at 6.00pm


Jack Donnelly





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 – Ruth Williamson and Richard Bradshaw who died last week and also Sean Cunningham and Bill MacNeill a former parishioner, who died recently.


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

Rosina McManus, Margaret McGrath, Jack Donnelly,

T.M. George, Eamon McKeown and Eileen Fay.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on 074 5698 9458.







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 – More Volunteers are required on Mondays and Tuesdays to cover the hourly slots: 4.00pm-5.00pm; 5.00pm6.00pm; 6.00pm-7.00pm. 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.

ROTA – It would be very much appreciated if you could kindly find a family member or friend to cover your hour when you are not available to come to Adoration.

CHAPEL OF ADORATION – 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 next Baptismal Course will take place this Tuesday 21st June                                                                 in the Iona Room, Parochial Hall from 8.00pm to 9.30pm.                                                                                                              Please contact the Parish Office to register attendance or make enquiries.









PARISH OFFICE  –  The office will open Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 12.30pm and Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

SCRIPTURE AND PRAYER GROUP – Our meeting will be this Tuesday 21st June, at 8.00pm in the Committee Room. This will be our last meeting untill the Autumn.

LIVING FAITH – Meeting this Thursday 23rd June at 7.30pm in the Committee Room.

FRIDAY MORNING – you are invited to meet in the Iona Room this Friday at 10.00am for coffee and chat, to reflect on today’s feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, with the help of a couple of video clips.The liturgy invites us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist, whose life was totally devoted to Christ, as was that of Christ’s Mother, Mary. John the Baptist was the forerunner, the “voice”, sent to proclaim the Incarnate Word. Thus, when we commemorate his birth, it means we are celebrating Christ, and the fulfillment of the promises of all the prophets, among whom the greatest was the Baptist, called to “prepare the way” for the Messiah.

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 this 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.

WELCOME – We joyfully welcome to the Parish Family our recently Baptised children:

  • Maya Grace Dalton
  • Saibh Rachel Kerrin
  • Thomas Joseph McBrien







Concludes this Thursday 23rd  June. There are new Novena times.

Leaflets and details available in Church porch.






WEEKLY OFFERING – Cash Collection and Standing Order £1777.02

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

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










DOWN & CONNOR LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE  – will take place this year from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd July.  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 028 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






CATHOLIC SINGLES is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE – on St Patrick’s Mountain Saul, will take place this 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. SUMMER GRADUATION MASSESQueen’s University, Belfast Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on each day during the graduation celebrations, in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, BT9 6AY, from Thursday 30th June until Wednesday 6th July (Sunday excluded), at 12.45pm. All graduates, their families and friends are most welcome to attend, there will be tea and coffee served after Mass.