28th June 2015

VOL. 23 NO. 31   28TH JUNE 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


13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – (Page 742, 452 & 499)

13th Week in Ordinary Time

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



All peoples, clap your hands.  Cry to God with shouts of joy!
1st Reading (Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24)  It was the devil’s envy that brought death into the world.
Psalm I will praise you, Lord, you have rescued me.
2nd Reading (2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15) In giving relief to others, balance what happens to be your surplus now against their present need
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life: you have the message of eternal life  Alleluia!
Gospel (Mark 5:21-43)   Little girl, I tell you to get up.
Children Jairus asks Jesus to come to his home to heal his daughter.  Before they arrive, Jairus is told his daughter has died.  Jesus tells him not to worry but to believe.  Jesus takes the girl by the hand and tells her to get up.  The girl becomes alive and well again


Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all within me, his holy name.    



Starting next weekend Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


9.30am No Mass No Mass


No Mass No Mass
Confession at 6.00pm 11.30am

Claudine Smyth






St. Bernadette’s               Monday, Wednesday to Friday at 9.30am

Tuesday at 7.30pm

St. Matthew’s                   Monday to Friday at 10.00am.

Holy Rosary                     Monday to Friday at 10.00am

Monday at 7.30pm

St. Malachy’s                   Monday and Friday at 8.00am

Monday to Friday at 1.00pm


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 18th 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.


SUMMER MASS TIMES  –  there will be one Mass on a Sunday morning at 11.00am during the months of July and August, starting next Sunday.

DAILY MEDITATION FOR JULY  – copies of “Bible Alive” are available at the back of the Church. Price £2.25 each, please put money in either of the Candelabra boxes

SUMMER CHILDREN’S WEEK – application forms for the children’s holiday bible week ‘Under the Big Top’, from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th August, for 4 – 8 year olds,  are available in the Church Porch and from colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk

HALL BOOKINGS  –  please note Pat will not be available to take Parochial Hall bookings from this Wednesday until Tuesday 1st September.

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.


We pray for the repose of the soul of Claudine Smyth, whose month’s mind occurs this weekend and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Malachi Higgins  and  James Armstrong

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.


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 Lisburn pool; Children’s Holiday Bible Week ‘Under the Big Top; day trip to M & D’s Theme Park in Scotland; adventure activities day at Delamont; youth residential retreat. Enquiries to Noeleen, 078 7949 8131 or email  colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk

IRISH DANCE SUMMER CAMP  –  from Monday 10th to Friday 14th August.  Each day from 9.45am to 12.30pm in the Parochial Hall, Open to all.  For both experienced and beginner Irish Dancers.  For more information or Booking form contact Nicola Oakes on 077 1892 7242 or email: leonardnicola@hotmail.com

PARISH RETREAT AT DRUMALIS  –  will take place from Saturday 12th to Sunday 13th September. For further details please ring Pat on 9067 1036.


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Luxeuil, Bregenz, St Gallen & Bobbio  –  to mark the Year of St Columbanus, Bishop Noel Treanor will lead a Diocesan Pilgrimage to sites associated with St Columbanus – Luxeuil, Bregenz, St Gallen and Bobbio from 24th to 31st August.  Anyone interested in taking part in the Pilgrimage is asked to contact Kieran Troy  on 00 353 5793 55050.

Bangor Colloquium   –  Part 2 will take place in Luxeuil from Thursday 17th until Saturday 19th September.  Part 3 will be held in Bobbio from Saturday 21st until Sunday 22nd November.  The title of the Bangor Colloquium is “Making Europe: Columbanus and his Legacy”.


CONGRATULATIONS – to Aoife Beard, Patrick Bingham, Rachael Kelly, Amy Owens,  Eimear Rodgers, Ciara Verdon, Ellie Wightman who were presented with the OCN Practical Youth Ministry Skills Leadership Level 1 award last Tuesday at the Youth Link NI awards ceremony. Youth Link NI is the inter-church youth service for Northern Ireland. It was established by the Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1991. It exists to provide support and training for youth workers and community relations experiences for young people. Many of our parish young adults have had opportunities for Youth Ministry leadership training during the past five years with Youth Link NI.

Cheques were presented to “Cancer Focus” and St.Colmcille’s Parish following a choral concert on 17th April. The three choirs involved were from “Sing for Life”, St.Colmcille’s Church and St.Joseph’s Primary School. The concert was a fantastic success and raised £1700.


Ballyhackamore Library’s Knit and Natter group  –  they meet from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the main library every Monday.  All new members need to do is come along with whatever project they are completing.

Traditional Irish Music Workshop –  from 1st to 3rd July for all traditional instruments at all levels for children under the age of 18.  Classes will be held at St Columbanus College, Bangor from 10.00am to 1.00pm.  For more info please contact Niall McClean at 079 6007 2218.

Archbishop Eamon Martin –  invites you to join him at his formal investiture with the pallium in St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh at 7.00pm Mass on Saturday 4th July.  Pope Francis will bless and present the pallium to Archbishop Eamon privately after concelebrated Mass in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome on the Feast of St Peter and St Paul, 29th June.  Archbishop Eamon will return to Armagh for the formal investiture by Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland in the presence of bishops and representatives from the nine dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of Armagh, including our own.  The pallium is a white woollen strip, worn around the Archbishop’s neck, which symbolises the bond between an archbishop and the Pope. The wearing of the pallium dates back to the fourth century. It predates the miter and the crozier as episcopal symbols.

All Ireland Rally for Life  –  coaches will be leaving Glengall Street, Belfast for the massive All Ireland Rally for Life to be held in Dublin on Saturday 4th July. Holy Mass will be offered before the Rally in St Saviour’s Priory, Dominic St. Book your seat now and make a difference for Ireland’s unborn children. For further details, please contact Gemma on 077 9301 8805 or alternatively the Rally for Life Committee on 9027 8484 or emailinfo@preciouslife.com.

AROUND THE WORLD SUMMER CLUB  –  learn about different countries and cultures; speak some French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese; celebrate global festivals; do some artwork, sing songs and play instruments from different countries.  For more information contact Cathy McIver on 078 7026 643.

St Dominic’s Summer Activity Camp  – from 27th to 31st July from 10.00am to 3.00pm.  Cost £60.  Girls 8 to 14 years old. Each day participants will be involved in Games, Arts & Crafts and Drama. Lots of fun to be had. Closing date, Friday 3rd July. Contact: 9032 0081.

WORLD WAR II EVACUATION DAY CELEBRATIONS  –  to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the evacuations from Belfast by the B.& C.D.R. Museum from Bloomfield to Comber by Railway.  For more information and registration froms contact the Museum Trust on 033 3344 1848 or email info@bcdr.co.uk.

  1. PETER’S FOLLOWERS OF THE CROSS – annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 7th to 12th October.  Spiritual Director – Rev. Patrick McCafferty.  Fare – £599 per person inclusive of Belfast/Lourdes return flights, full board accommodation and all taxes.  For bookings and further information please contact James Hyndman on 9032 7218, Julieanne Hughes on 9024 6901 or Jimmy Barr on 90249745.

Tobar Mhuire Annual Summer Institute –  from 1st to 3rd July.  “Radical Hopefulness”  This year’s Summer Institute at Tobar Mhuire is an opportunity for reflection upon what it means to keep hope alive in contemporary society. Fr Robin Ryan CP, a Passionist from Chicago Theological Union, and Rev Ruth Patterson, a person known and respected by all of us will lead us as we explore the meaning of radical hopefulness in each of our lives.  Costs: £30 per day or £80 for 3 days (Includes lunch and talks). For further information or to book your place: Contact Tobar Mhuire on 8448 3044 Email: secretary@tobarmhuirecrossgar.com.