29th June


VOL. 22 NO. 30  29TH JUNE 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


9.30am No Mass No Mass


No Mass No Mass
Confession at 6.00pm 11.30am







Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am



St. Bernadette’s         Monday to Friday at 9.30am

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

Holy Rosary             Monday to Friday at 10.00am

St. Malachy’s            Monday and Friday at 8am

Monday to Friday at 1.00pm


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.



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.

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.

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

CTS BOOKLETS– a new range of resources is on sale in the Church porch. There is also a variety of cards to purchase, to celebrate special occasions. Payment may be placed in any of the money boxes in the walls next to the candelabras.

DECEASED –   We pray for the repose of the soul of James Joseph McDonnell, who died recently.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

James Armstrong and Malachi Higgins.

MONEY MATTERS             

Weekly Offering Collection – £1,041.91

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

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



SOLEMN VESPERS – in St Peter’s Cathedral at 5.00pm this Sunday, for the Feast of St Peter and St Paul with the Preacher Fr. Henry O’Shea O.S.B. Glenstal Abbey.  Music led by St Peter’s Cathedral  Schola

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.  All are most welcome.



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

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.


YOUTH LINK AWARD – At the Youth Link NI awards ceremony last Tuesday,  the leaders of the four main Churches were present.  Bishop Noel Treanor was invited by Youth Link NI to present a surprise special award to Noeleen Dunn for significant contribution to Community Relations and Youth Work. This

highlights all the great participation of St Colmcille’s children, young people and young adults in parish youth ministry projects. Noeleen  would also like to acknowledge that without the 50+ volunteers currently working with children and young people in our parish  in youth ministry programmes, events and activities, none of this work would be achievable

CONGRATULATIONS – to Hans Abraham, Ciara Campbell, Liam Greene, Andrew Johnston, Ellen Long, Kerry McEvoy, Piotr Lata, Anna McLaughlin, Lisa Owens and Timothy Stacey who were presented with their OCN Level 1 Practical Youth Ministry Skills Leadership certificate by the Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon 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 four years with Youth Link NI and Paddy Norwod has, through this opportunity, progressed to a Youth and Community degree course.


MICHAELA FOUNDATION – Girls Summer Camp at St. Mary’s College, Belfast, from this Monday to this Friday. The Summer Camp offers 11 to 13 year-old girls the opportunity to experience a range of inspiring and entertaining activities including fashion, Irish and well-being, all taught by highly-experienced and trained experts in a fun and supportive environment, whilst growing in faith. For more information and to book a space visit: www.themichaelafoundation.com

TOBAR MHUIRE RETREAT CENTRE– 3rd Annual Summer Institute, from this Tuesday to this Thursday.  Theme: “The Passion of the Church”, facilitated by Fr Peter McVerry SJ and Fr Tom Scanlon CP. For further information phone:  02844 830 242 or email:  tobarmhuirecrossgar.com

RALLY FOR LIFE – Mass will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Belfast next Saturday at 12.30 pm before the All Ireland Rally for Life, in Custom House Square, Belfast at 2.00pm. Stand together, North and South, against a new abortion push in Belfast and  Dublin – politicians in Stormont and the Dáil need to see thousands opposing the bid to introduce abortion for unborn babies with disabilities.

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.