27th July

VOL. 22 NO. 34  27TH 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



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

John O’Neill

11.00am 9.30am

Ann Carroll






Anointing of the Sick

Confession at 6.00pm    





Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am


17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Page 623, 452 & 499)

17th Week in Ordinary Time

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


Entrance               God is in his holy place, God who unites those who dwell in his house; Antiphon he himself gives might and strength to his people.

1st Reading           (1 Kings 3:5, 7-12)  You have asked for a discerning judgement for yourself.

Psalm                    Lord, how I love your law!

2nd Reading          (Romans 8:28-30)  God intended us to become true images of his Son.

Acclamation        Alleluia, alleluia!  I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.  Alleluia!

Gospel                   (Matthew 13:44-52)   He sells everything he owns and buys the field.

Children               Jesus tells us that heaven is like a piece of valuable treasure that is worth searching for and finding.

Communion        Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all his benefits.



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.



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 Tuesday 19th August 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.


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

HOLY HOUR  –  this Thursday evening from 7.00pm to 8.00pm in St. Peter’s Cathedral to thank God for the gift of the Eucharist and to pray for priests and vocations  This month we will be praying especially for the situation in Gaza, Syria and Iraq. All are most welcome.

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.

DECEASED –   We pray for the repose of the soul of John O’Neill, who died recently.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Kathleen McNaughton,  Margaret Canney,  Owen Quigley,  Leo Morris  and  Rita Morris

MONEY MATTERS                        

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

The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.


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


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).



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.


NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE –  To Our Lady’s shrine at Knock takes place on  Sunday 14th September.   Blessing of the sick 2.30 pm Mass 3pm.Chief Celebrant Archbishop Charles Brown Papal Nuncio. Everyone welcome.  Children are invited to compose a prayer for their Grandparents and send it to
CGA office Castlebar St Westport Co Mayo. All prayers will be displayed in the basilica and blessed during the Mass.   For further information,coach and train travel phone email info@catholicgrandparentsassociation.com