5th March

Fr. Ciaran Feeney Adm.  191 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3JB.

Phone – 028 9065 4157. Website: www.st-colmcilles.net


Facebook: www.facebook.com/stcolmcilleschurch


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1st week of Lent

Readings : Sunday Cycle A,  Psalter Week 1


Entrance  Antiphon When he calls on me, I will answer him; I will deliver him and give him glory, I will grant him length of days.
1st Reading The creation and sin of our first parents.

Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7

Psalm Have mercy on us O Lord, for we have sinned.

Psalm 50

2nd Reading   However great the number of sins committed, grace was even greater.    Romans 5:12-19
Acclamation Praise to you O Christ, king of eternal glory! Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Praise to you O Christ, king of eternal glory!
Gospel Jesus fasts for forty days and is tempted.

Matthew 4: 1-11

Children Jesus said to be fully alive we do not just need food, we need the word of God as well.
Communion Antiphon One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.



MASS TIMES        Saturday: 6.30pm

Sunday: 9.30am; 11.30am

Monday to Friday: 7.15am; 9.30am



Maureen Bradshaw: Sunday 11.30am

Joseph Forde: Monday 9.30am

Kevin Crummy & Patrick Lennon: Friday 7.15am


EUCHARISTIC   Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 9.30am

ADORATION       & Chapel of Adoration: Monday & Tuesday,  2.00pm – 9.00pm


We pray for the repose of the souls of all those who have died recently, especially Bridie Donnelly.

We also remember all those whose anniversaries

occur at this time of year especially:

Maureen Bradshaw, Kevin Crummy, Teresa Deane,

Joseph Forde, Patrick Lennon.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on

07456 989458



Weekly Offering Cash Collection and Standing Orders: £1,819.15

Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collection last weekend.
The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses this 

APOSTOLIC WORK LENTEN LUNCH                                                                    

The annual Lenten Lunch will be held in the Parochial Hall after both Masses on

this Sunday 5th March.

There will be a collection after Mass on                 this Saturday 4th March.  



Please help the Missions by supporting Apostolic Work in whatever way        you can.


The Apolostic Society support many programmes including, education, medical & hospice care, orphanages, food & water projects.



For many Catholics, the Mass might, in a certain sense, be almost too familiar. We show up to Church each Sunday and perform certain prayers and rituals that many of us have known since childhood. But what do all these prayers and rituals mean? Do we really understand the significance of all that we are saying and doing in the liturgy?

Would you like to transform your experience at Mass? Would you like to appreciate the splendour of the liturgy more? Are you prepared to really encounter Jesus truly present?

If you desire to understand the Mass and participate in it more deeply, this 5 session programme is for you….starting this Wednesday 8th March, in the Iona Room Parochial Hall, with repeats every Friday morning.

WEDNESDAY : 8.00pm – 9.00pm

FRIDAY (repeat) : 10.00am – 11.00am



Monday to Friday 9.00am – 9.30am


Monday and Tuesday from 2.00pm

to 9.00pm in the Chapel of Adoration.


Could you make a commitment to spend one hour with JESUS in the Chapel of Adoration on a Monday or Tuesday, during this Lent?



A Lenten Journey of Prayer booklet, to aid you with your daily devotions in Lent, are available at the back of the Church.  Price £1.  Please put money in the box in the wall next to the candelabra.




MARCH MEETING OF APOSTOLIC WORK                                                                       The meeting will be held in the Iona Room at 8.00pm on this Tuesday 7th March.


JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF TOWARDS HEALING                                               A 5 Week Healing Programme for anyone who is bereaved.                       The Programme is designed to help understand the grieving process more fully and apply this in our personal grief journey.                                            Venue: St Mochumma Room in the Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Carryduff, starting this Wednesday 8th March, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
For more information please contact the Bethany Mobile on 07871768200.


For Lent 2017

Lent is the favourable season for renewing our encounter with Christ, living in his word, in the sacraments and in our neighbour….. I encourage all the faithful to express this spiritual renewal by sharing in the Lenten Campaigns promoted by many Church organizations in different parts of the world, and thus to favour the culture of encounter in our one human family. Let us pray for one another so that, by sharing in the victory of Christ, we may open our doors to the weak and poor. Then we will be able to experience and share to the full the joy of Easter.


St Vincent De Paul Society have placed boxes in the Church porch to collect food stuffs etc, for the Larder, the food bank attached to St Christopher’s Church, Mersey St, who help many of our clients who are in severe poverty. The following items would be most suitable and a great help – cereal, jam, pasta, rice, pasta & curry sauces, tinned meat, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables, biscuits, coffee, toilet rolls, washing powder, tooth brushes, toiletries, washing up liquid.


The Trocaire Lenten Appeal Boxes, are available in the Church porch and the back of the Church, for you to take home.