26th June 2016


VOL. 24 NO. 31 26th 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



13th week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle C, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 1


Entrance  Antiphon All peoples, clap your hands.

Cry to God with shouts of joy!


1st Reading (1 Kings 19:16. 19-21)  Elisha rose and followed Elijah.
Psalms (Psalm 15) O Lord, it is you who are my portion.
2nd Reading   (Galatians 5:1, 13-18)  You were called to liberty.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Speak, Lord, your servant is listening:

You have the message of eternal life. Alleluia!

Gospel (Luke 9:51-62)  Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem. I will follow

You wherever you go.


Children Someone promised to follow Jesus. Jesus pointed out that it would be hard                 following him. Foxes and birds have homes, but Jesus did not.


Communion Antiphon Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And all within me, his holy name.






Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday



Anne Hughes


Archie O’Leary






Anointing     of the sick.


Confession at 6.00pm







Summer Mass Times for July and August will begin next weekend:

Saturday 6.30pm; Sunday 11.00am

There will be no weekday Masses during the month of July.

Please see insert for Mass times in local Churches.







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

James Armstrong, Anne Hughes and Brendan Tansey


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 takes place on Tuesday 16th August

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 is open Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 12.30pm and Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm.

FIRST FRIDAY SICK – Father Ciaran will attend the sick and housebound in the parish this Tuesday.

YOUTH PROGRAMME – Going For Gold: Monday 8th – Friday 12th August. Lisburn Leisureplex, Monday 15th August. M&D’s Theme Park Scotland: Wednesday 17th August. Vertigo Trampoline Park: Friday 19th August. Enquries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131/ colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME running alongside the children’s Going For Gold scheme there will be a leadership training programme for young people aged 14 – 18 years. 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 18th– Friday 12th August.




‘Serve one another in works of love’ Galatians 5:13






WEEKLY OFFERING – Cash Collection and Standing Order £ 1794.08


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

THE MONTHLY STIPEND – will be taken up at all Masses next weekend





Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.







DOWN & CONNOR LOUGH DERG THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE  – will take place next weekend 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

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

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.

  1. PATRICK’S CHURCH – in aid of their restoration project, are hosting a Free Admssion, Festival of Choirs next Wednesday 6th July, 7:30pm with a retiring collection.





HEALING SERVICE – Archbishop Eames is speaking at the Monday evening healing service in St Anne’s Cathedral this Monday, June 27th at 8.00pm.

RALLY FOR LIFE – the 10th All Ireland Rally for Life in Belfast city centre is next Saturday 2nd July. Please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email info@preciouslife.com

SUMMER GRADUATION MASSES – Queen’s Univeristy, Belfast Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated on each day during the graduation celebrations, in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, BT9 61Y, from Thurday 30th June until Wednesday 6th (Sunday excluded) at 12:45pm. All graduates, their families and friends are most welcome to attend. There will be tea and coffee served after the Mass.

AN EVENING WITH PAUL CLARK – Songs and stories from one of the founding fathers of the Jesus Movement and the Contemporary Christian Music industry, on this Wednesday 27th July,Canteen Café, 10 Belmont Road 8pm. Tickets available https://cfc.churchapp.co.uk/events/ynzb1jr2.

PATHWAYS – Adult Faith Devlopment course, two years part-time, starting October at Drumalis, Larne. Enquires to 028 2827 2196 or email maura@drumalis.co.uk. Pathways aims to offer a space where adults can explore, reflect upon and discuss faith and how it relates to life in today’s world, both at a personal and community level.