5th July


VOL. 23 NO. 32   5TH JULY 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


14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – (Page 747, 452 & 499)

14th Week in Ordinary Time

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

Entrance Antiphon Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple.  Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice.
1st Reading (Ezekiel 2:2-5)  The sons are defiant and obstinate and they shall know that there is a prophet among them.
Psalm Our eyes are on the Lord till he shows us his mercy.
2nd Reading (2 Corinthians 12:7-10) I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.  Alleluia!
Gospel (Mark 6:1-6)   A prophet is despised only in his own country.
Children Jesus goes home.  There he teaches in the local synagogue.  But the people do not want to listen to him.  They knew him as a child and cannot believe that he is now so wise.  Jesus is amazed that they have so little faith in him.
Communion Antiphon Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed the man who seeks refuge in him.



Vigil Mass – 6.30pm    Sunday Morning Mass – 11.00am



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Mary McMurray & Jim Rahilly


Vera Fay & Pat Slack

Confession at 6.00pm          



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 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 parish office will closed until Wednesday 15th July.



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.

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

THE MATER BOOK  –  the story of the Belfast Teaching Hospital and its Community is available in the Sacristy.  Price £10

BAPTISM  –  we welcome into the parish family Isaac Daniel Dawson who was baptised in St. Colmcille’s last weekend.

WEDDING  –  our congratulations and best wishes go to Kestutis Simonaitis and Aiste Petruseviciute who were married last Saturday in St. Colmcille’s.

MONEY MATTERS                

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


We pray for the repose of the souls of Mary McMurray, Brendan Tansey and Annie Hughes who died recently and for Jim Rahilly, whose month’s mind occurs this weekend.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially; Vera Fay and Pat Slack.

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”.


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.

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.

  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.