20th July

VOL. 22 NO. 33  20TH 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
Maria-Therese Younger Frances McClure          



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


16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Page 618, 452 & 499)

16th Week in Ordinary Time

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


Entrance               See, I have God for my help.  The Lord sustains my soul.  I will sacrifice to Antiphon        you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

1st Reading           (Wisdom 12:13, 16-19)  After sin you will grant repentance.

Psalm                    O Lord, you are good and forgiving.

2nd Reading          (Romans 8:26-27)  The Spirit expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words.

Acclamation        Alleluia, alleluia!  May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.  Alleluia!

Gospel                   (Matthew 13:24-43)   Let them both grow till the harvest.

Children               Jesus tells stories that help us understand what heaven is like.  He tells stories that people at the time would understand, about sowing wheat and planting mustard seeds and mixing yeast into bread.

Communion        The Lord, the gracious, the merciful, has made a memorial of his wonders; Antiphon        he gives food to those who fear him.


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 this weekend.  There will be a stall in the porch selling products made by the sisters for parishioners to purchase.

DECEASED –   We pray for the repose of the souls of Ann Carroll and Raymond Hamill, who died during the past week.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Maria-Therese Younger, Frances McClure  and Maureen Edwards

MONEY MATTERS                        

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

PASTORAL SERVICES COLLECTION  –  will be taken up at all Masses this 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).