29th January 2017


29th  January 2017

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


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4th week in Ordinary Time

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


Entrance  Antiphon Save us, O Lord our God! And gather us from the nations, to give thanks to your holy name, and make it our glory to praise you.
1st Reading In your midst I will leave a humble and lowly people.

Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13

Psalm How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of

heaven.      Psalm 145

2nd Reading   God chose what is foolish by human reckoning.

1 Cor 1: 26-31

Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Blessed are you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.  Alleluia!
Gospel How happy are the poor in spirit.

Matthew 5: 1-12

Children Jesus teaches some surprising things about how to be happy. He says that blessed are the poor, the sad, and those who really care that everything is fair for everyone.
Communion Antiphon Let your face shine on your servant. Save me in your merciful love. O Lord, let me never be put to shame, for I call on you.





Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday







Claire Knox

William Knox

Laura McDowell

Patrick Morris

Noel O’ Hare





John Doyle




Annie Price


Catholic Schools’ Week







Anointing of the sick

Sunday 9.30am

Ethna Sheppard


Fr. Ciaran will attend the sick and housebound this week.



We pray for the repose of the souls of all those who have died recently, especially Peter Donnelly, John Mateer, Dessie Mc Auley,

Martha Quirk, Ethna Sheppard.

We also remember all those whose anniversaries

occur at this time of year especially:

John Clark, Mary Clark, John Doyle, Marcelino Dumalagan,

Molly Gibson, Claire Knox, William Knox, Laura McDowell,

Patrick Morris, Noel O’Hare, Annie Price

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on

07456 989458


  1. BRIGID’S DAY St Brigid’s feast day is this Wednesday 1st February. St Brigid’s crosses will be available after the Masses this weekend. Suggested donation is £1. All proceeds go to third world charities. St Brigid’s parish will have their annual St Brigid’s Day talk, given by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop of Westminster, on “Significant Aspects of The Jubilee of Mercy” in St. Brigid’s Church next Tuesday 7th February at 7.30pm Everyone welcome.



Bethany Bereavement Support is offered on an individual basis in the home, to groups in drop-in centres, by phone calls, by helping at funeral liturgies and remembrance services. A full training course is offered over a 10 evening  period. For more information or to register interest in the next Training Course which begins in March 2017 and will take place in the Good Shepherd Centre, please contact the parish office or Claire Dowds, Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GS.

 07557882183,  email: bethanybereavementni@gmail.com



Full board in 4* hotel: 7 nights, 10th – 17th July, for £675 or 5 nights,

11th – 16th July, for £590. Full board for sick or infirm pilgrims with nursing care in Accueil Notre-Dame: 5 nights, 11th – 16th July for £490.

Youth team: 8th – 17th July, £500.  All flights from Belfast International. Further information contact the Pilgrimage Office on 029890 646040


Weekly Offering Cash Collection and Standing Orders : £1,847.67
The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses next
weekend.  Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collection last weekend.


Monday and Tuesday from 2.00pm to 9.00pm

in the Chapel of Adoration.

Six reasons for spending a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament:

  • This is a personal invitation to YOU from JESUS
  • Day and night JESUS dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because YOU are the most important person in the world to HIM!
  • YOU grow spiritually with each moment you spend with JESUS!
  • The best time YOU spend on earth is with JESUS, your Best Friend, in the Blessed Sacrament
  • With transforming mercy, JESUS makes YOUR HEART one with his
  • JESUS in the Blessed Sacrament sends out to YOU divine rays of his grace, love and peace

Can YOU commit to spend one hour with JESUS especially between 4.00pm – 5.00pm or 5.00pm – 6.00pm on Mondays or Tuesdays?


If so write your name in the register in the Chapel of Adoration or leave a message with the Parish Office between 10.00am – 12.00noon. Of course everyone is free to visit JESUS exposed in the Chapel of Adoration when they wish.



Don’t worry if you feel you have missed out last year… this year’s Parish Draw is being launched –

this Saturday 28th January & Sunday 29th January.  Committee members will be at the back of the Church, on this Saturday night and on this Sunday, after all the Masses. There will be free Tea & Coffee available in the Parochial Hall. 

Please show your support to the Parish by purchasing a ticket or two!

Any queries please contact – Roisin McMullan on 07854 140019,

Lucy Traynor on 07900 807589 or Mary Walsh on 07815 493463.



Play : Derek and Dave – In Search of a Bench

Derek and Dave are out for their usual walk around the park but this time something’s different; Jesus has just made his triumphant entry into Belfast, rather than Jerusalem, with a huge crowd gathered and now the place is a mess! As they journey through the park looking for a decent spot to sit, they observe, pass judgement and allow us to catch a glimpse of the wounded and wonderful.


The 4 Corners festival seeks to introduce people to churches in the four corners of the city, bringing a transformational energy to the healing of the city. This year’s theme is “Our Wounded and Wonderful City”, and we hope you can join us and together find healing for our wounds.


Next Saturday 4th February at 8.00pm, in St Colmcille’s Parochial Hall. Admission Free.




Catholic Schools’ Week starts this Sunday 29th January. This year’s theme is ‘learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home’. The Church reminds us that we have a duty of care to the world and all in it. A special Mass will be celebrated this Wednesday 1st February at 9.30am.


As part of Catholic Schools’ Week, there will be a Grandparents Day in St Joseph’s Primary School, on this Tuesday 31st January, where all grandparents are invited to visit the school at 11.00am for refreshments in the school hall. This will be followed by an opportunity to walk around the school, visit the classes and help their grandchild with his/her work.


Always wanted to volunteer overseas?  Looking for a course about global social injustice? Learn more at the Viatores Christi (VC) – Information & Recruitment Session in Belfast on this Tuesday 31st January at 7.30pm in St John’s Parochial House, Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6EN

phone 0035318689986;    email:  apply@viatoreschristi.com

website: www.viatoreschristi.com  …..for more information. All welcome!



The Society is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary in The Ulster Hall with a concert: Music and Memories, on next Saturday 4th February at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ulsterhall.co.uk or

028 9033 4455. The Society’s chosen charity this year is Alzheimers NI.



The Parish Office will be closed this Monday 30th & Tuesday 31stJanuary.