20th September 2015

VOL. 23 NO. 43  20TH SEPTEMBER 2015

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

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

E-mail: stcolmcilles@downandconnor.org

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

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


25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – (Page 791, 452 & 499)

Readings : Sunday Cycle B, Weekday Cycle 1, Psalter Week 4

Entrance Antiphon I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should you cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.
1st Reading (Wisdom 2:12, 17-20)  Let us condemn him to a shameful death.
Psalm The Lord upholds my life.
2nd Reading (James 3:16-4:3) Peacemakers, when they work for peace, sow the seeds which will bear fruit in holiness.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  I am the Light of the world, says the Lord, anyone who follows me will have the light of life.  Alleluia!
Gospel (Mark 9:30-37)  The Son of Man will be delivered.  If anyone wants be first, he must make himself servant of all.
Children Jesus’ friends were arguing about who was the most important. Jesus said that people who want to be first must put themselves last and serve others.  Anyone who makes children welcome is welcoming Jesus himself.  And if we welcome Jesus we are welcoming God our Father.
Communion Antiphon You have laid down your precepts to be carefully kept; may my ways be firm in keeping your statutes.



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Sister Barbara McCauley


Carmel Reilly


May McCombe


Sean Downey



Joan Greyston



Aleyamma Joseph

Anointing of the Sick

Confession at 6.00pm 11.30am

Charles Caldwell & Belen Caronan


Would those who are last to leave the Parish grounds in the evening please close the car park gates.



The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the most joyful occasions both for the family and the Parish and everyone is welcome.  The next Baptismal Course takes place on Tuesday 20th October evening in the Iona Room from 8.00pm to 9.30pm, where parents will receive their Baptismal pack and can arrange the date for their child’s Baptism. Baptisms in the Parish take place on the first and last Sunday of each month and attendance at the course is arranged through Philomena in the Parish Office.


Faith and Life Convention

Bishop Treanor invites you to attend our second Faith and Life Convention next Saturday in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast beginning at 10.00am.

This year our Keynote Speaker will be Fr Brendan Comerford SJ.  He will speak to us on the theme: What hope for faith?

In the afternoon each participant will have the opportunity to take part in two workshops from a range of twenty. The workshops fill up quickly so it’s best to book now!

Perhaps the best part of the day is the pleasure of meeting up with a great crowd of committed people from all over the Diocese and beyond!

Online booking is available at: www.faithandlifeconvention.org.  Booking forms are also available in the Church Porch.  We look forward to seeing you in September.

LIVING YOUTH –  Are you aged 16-21?  Why not register for the youth workshop and spend the day next Saturday  with other young adults, from across the Diocese at the Faith & Life Convention.  Find out more about your faith, discuss issues and join in the annual celebration of our faith.  £5 (includes lunch and refreshments) if you register through Living Youth.  For more detail or to register contact Claire at Living Youth, on 9023 2432 or email: info@livingyouthni.org.



COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES  –  Fr.Oli McCrossan, a  Columban missionary, will speak at all Masses  next weekend. Columbans (priests, sisters and lay ) work in 14 different countries around the world.

Accord  –  provides a counselling service for any couple who may be experiencing difficulties or challenges in their relationship. We also offer pre marriage courses for all couples preparing for marriage, with a comprehensive programme delivered by trained facilitators. The Belfast Centre is situated in Twin Spires Centre, Northumberland Street,  Belfast.  For further information please phone 9033 9944 or email belfast@accordni.com

THE MATER BOOK  –  the story of the Belfast Teaching Hospital and its Community is available in the Sacristy.  Price £10

MONEY MATTERS                 

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

The Autumn Voluntary Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.



We pray for the repose of the souls of Monica Hughes, a relative of a parishioner, Molly Slevin, May McCombe and Belen Caronan who died recently and for Sister Barbara McCauley CP, Carmel Reilly and Joan Greyston, whose month’s mind occurs at this time.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Charles Caldwell,  William McKenna,  Loretta McKenna,  Josephine Humphries,

Sean Downey,  Edward Humphries,  Theresa Nixon,

Aleyamma Joseph,  Martin Rosaupan  and  Marie Gill.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on 074 5698 9458.  Our members are Regiena Babu, Eileen Brogan, Eithne Daly, Maire Devine, Brenda McMeekin, David McMeekin, Celine Molloy, Joan Rogan and Lucy Traynor.



CHILDREN’S LITURGY –resumes at the 9.30am Sunday Mass. Annual registration for children takes place this Sunday after Mass in the Parochial Hall. Refreshments will be provided. All children attending the Liturgy, must wear their name badges. Leaders help to engage children in the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist, by simplifying the Liturgy of the Word to their needs. Leaders help them to grasp the Gospel message through activity based learning, including role play, games, discussion and song. Children should be at least 3 years old. Additional volunteer helpers are needed. Please speak to any of the Leaders.

FREE COFFEE MORNING – after the 9.30am and 11.30am Masses in the Parochial Hall this Sunday.

Ballyhackamore Golf Society   –  the last outing for 2015 is at Rockmount this Sunday. The first tee is reserved from 12.15pm. The cost is £25. Members, guests and visitors are welcome. For more details call Peter 9076 3822.

ALTAR SERVERS – training for new Servers continues this Wednesday in Church, from 3.10pm to 4.00pm. Enquiries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131.

FRIDAY MORNING –  you are invited to coffee and scones at 10.00am in the Iona Room, this Friday, to meet for chat and discussion on faith matters.


SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION – evening classes are provided in the Parochial Hall, for children who are not being prepared in their school. Parents should attend on the first evening to enroll their children: First Confession and First Holy Communion preparation class begins on Tuesday 29th September at 6.00pm, class ends at 7.00pm; Confirmation students on Thursday 8th October at 6.15pm, class ends at 7.15pm. Enquiries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131.

CAMEL RACING & DISCO  –  will take place on Friday 9th October in the Parochial Hall, doors open at 7.30pm.  First Race at 8.00pm sharp!  It’s very similar to the Night at the Races but if you chose it can be more hands on!  Bring your own refreshments.  Music will be on until 12.30am.  Its guaranteed to be a great night out.  Tickets are only £5 per person and will be available to purchase from Roisin McMullan 078 5414 0019 or Mary Walsh on 078 1549 3463 or after all Masses this weekend. We look forward to seeing you there.



  1. COLMCILLE’S GUIDE UNIT – would like to thank their families and members of the Parish who supported their breakfast brunch last Sunday Morning. All donations for the tombola and cake stand were greatly appreciated.  A special thanks goes to our local businesses, especially Tesco’s and Corrie’s Farm Butchers who all contributed to a very successful morning.



E­mail – qubcc@downandconnor.org

Website – www.qubcc.org

Twitter – @CatholicChapQUB

The Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Re-opens this Monday.

Sunday Mass at 8.00pm starts next Sunday

Daily Mass at 12.15pm (12.45 during exams) from 28th September.

Come and use the Chaplaincy facilities  (Corpus Christi Chapel, library, lounge and prayer room)

Trust Café –Opened from 9.30am -Free Tea & Coffee. Food served from 12.00 noon to 2.15pm.  All welcome.

The Dedication of Studies Mass will be on Sunday 11th October 2015 at 8.00pm.  All students, staff, family and friends welcome.

Please sign up with the Chaplaincy as part of the Online Enrolment Procedures.



Could you help a child in need? –  Northern Ireland is currently experiencing a severe shortage of Foster Carers, and particularly carers from the Catholic  Community.  Kindercare Fostering is a not-for-profit organisation which works to find safe, secure and loving homes for children and young people in need in Northern Ireland.   We need Foster Carers in your area!  If you would be interested in finding out more about Fostering, please contact Gillian on 9094 1690, or email Gillian.devlin@kindercare.co.uk  or check us out at www.kindercareni.co.uk

Retired Teachers urgently neededone morning per week, across BelfastThe children’s special needs charity Sólás urgently needs the help of Retired Teacher Volunteers to provide 1:1 support to children, with additional educational needs, in primary schools in West, North and South Belfast.  One morning per week, during term time, is required and full induction and ongoing support will be provided.  Please contact Anne at Sólás on 9024 7600, or 075 1891 5430  or email anne@solasbt7.com for further details and information pack.

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

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY – this Monday. To mark International Peace Day the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum will host a gathering with prayers and readings on the theme of peace from a range of traditions, faiths and cultures. Everyone is welcome at anytime between 12.30pm and 2.00pm to the Indian Community Centre, 86 Clifton Street BT13 1AB. Readings will take place between 1.15pm and 1.45pm. Feel free to bring a short reading to share. Light lunch provided.

Belfast Beginning Experience –  is continuing its weekly support group meetings.  Are you suffering the pain of loss of a partner? Looking for help and understanding?  Beginning Experience (a support group for widowed, separated and divorced people) meets every Wednesday from 8.00pm to 10.00pm in St Bride’s Hall, 38, Derryvolgie Avenue.  Information Evening this Wednesday evening at 8.00pm. Support group commences this Wednesday.  Residential Weekend from Friday 23rd October to Sunday 25th October in Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre, Larne. Application forms available on request.  For further information please contact Phil on 9020 7645 or Marie on 075 4207 0835.

Fund Raising Concert for Tobar Mhuire  –  ‘Donegal Catch’ in Concert this Friday in Tobar Mhuire featuring: Ian Smith, Jacqui Sharkey, and Jody Gallagher.  For further information contact Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre on  4483 0242.

STORMONT PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN  –  invite you to an evening of music provided by the PSNI Ladies Choir, next Saturday evening at 7.30pm in Stormont Presbyterian Church.  Suggested donation £10 ( to include a light supper).  For tickets please contact Edith on 9065 9198 or Eileen on 9020 9219.

Interdenominational Divine Healing Ministries   –  will be holding a Special Youth Service on Monday 28th September in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast at 8.00pm. Jonny Clarke, Director of YWAM Ireland will speak on the theme ‘Jesus Still Heals Today’. All are invited to attend this evening of hope for this generation.

THE PARENTING CHILDREN COURSE  –  for those parenting 0 to 10 year olds.  For 5 Tuesday evenings (6th & 20th October, 3rd, 17th & 24th November) at 7.30pm in Knock Presbyterian Church.  Topics cover include: building strong foundations, love in action, setting boundaries, building character and our long term aim.  To register or find out more information contact Jacqui on 078 4092 4505 or njemphrey@knockpresbyterian.co.uk.

Charity Premiere of Sunset Boulevard  –  St. Patrick’s Choral Society in association with the Stuck for Words Campaign are bringing the Irish Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard to the Grand Opera House, Belfast from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 10th October to raise funds for 4 local brain injury charities (CRY, Brain Injury Matters, Mind Yourself Your Mate, Declan McMullan Fund). The show features Mark McMullan who appeared on the Nolan show and RTE’s Late Late Show following his brother being left with Locked In syndrome. Tickets are now on sale via the www.goh.co.uk or by calling 9024 1919.