Easter Sunday 5th April 2015

EASTER SUNDAY – (Page 291, 452 & 495)

Holy Week

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

EntranceAntiphon I have risen, and I am with you still, alleluia.  You have laid your hand upon me, alleluia.  Too wonderful for me, this knowledge, alleluia, alleluia.
1st Reading (Acts 10:34, 37-43)  We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection.
Psalm This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad
2nd Reading (Colossians 3:1-4)   You must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.  Alleluia!
Gospel (John 20:1-9)  He must rise from the dead.
Children Early on Sunday morning Mary Magdalene went to Jesus’ tomb  she saw that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance.  Mary ran to tell the disciples what had happened.  Peter and John raced to the tomb.  When they got there they saw the cloths; that Jesus’ body had been wrapped in, but Jesus was not there.  Then the disciples knew that Jesus had risen!
CommunionAntiphon Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia.



Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9.00pmJames Wilkinson & Patrick Joseph Hughes 9.30amHugh McCaffery        



Holy Rosary                    Monday to Friday at 10.00am

St. Bernadette’s               Monday to Friday at 9.30am

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


Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.



The parish office will be closed until Monday 13th April.  



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 21st April 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.




PARISH LITURGY FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER  – a sincere thank you to our Choir and all the participants in the Parish Liturgy for Holy Week and Easter.  Our thanks to the members of the Liturgy Committee and also to the people who helped to prepare the Church for Lent and Easter.  The effort of everyone is very much appreciated.

EASTER DUTY – “ … each of the faithful is obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year.  This precept must be fulfilled during Paschal time unless for a good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year.”  Canon 920.

WALK WITH ME BOOKS – An Eastertide Journey of Prayer for 2015 are available at the back of the Church.  Price £1.  Please put money in either of the Candelabra boxes.

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.

HALL BOOKINGS  –  Pat will not be available until Monday 13th April to take bookings for the Hall.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN LITURGY SEMINAR  –  entitled “Closer to Christ in the Eucharist” will be held on Saturday 9th May from 1.00pm to 4.30pm in St Brigid’s Parish Centre, Derryvolgie Avenue.  It will be presented by Brother Pat Mullins O.Carm. The Seminar is open to all, and will be especially interesting to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Seminar Fee £10.  To book, please contact: Malachy McKeever on 077 6010 8903 or e-mail: malachy.mck@gmail.com

LIVING YOUTH – Music Ministry Day with DCF on Saturday 25th April in St Bernadette’s Parish, Belfast.  £15.00 per person.  Contact Living Youth to register:  info@livingyouthni.org or phone 9023 2432.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES –  application forms are now available from the Parish Office.  Fare, inclusive of all charges, return flight from Belfast to Lourdes and full board in hotels in Lourdes, is: 5 nights (July 11-16th) – £570 in hotel or £450 in hospital; 7 nights (10-17th) – £625; Youth Team (Age 16-25) – 8-17th £520.  For more information see the poster in Church Porch or contact the Pilgrimage Office on 9064 6040 or email dcpilgrimage@gmail.com

BAPTISM  –  we welcome into the parish family Jericho Jonathan Little, Malachi Benjamin Sheals and Eleanor Lucy Turner who were baptised in St. Colmcilles last weekend.

MONEY MATTERS                        

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

The Easter Voluntary Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR THE NEW YEAR  –  begin next Sunday.  New boxes of envelopes, are in the foyer of the Church this weekend.  If you wish to contribute by Standing Order or by envelopes and do not do so currently, please leave your name, address and telephone number in the bulletin box and Philomena will be in contact with you.

TROCAIRE BOXES  –  parishioners are asked to return their Trócaire box to the parish as soon as possible.  Boxes may be left in the parish office or returned through the Offertory collection baskets at Mass.  It would be appreciated if any small coins could be changed to larger denominations.  All cheques should be made payable to Saint Colmcille’s Parish. 



We pray for the all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

William Judge,  Maureen Nugent,  Eileen Nelson,  James Wilkinson,

Patrick Joseph Hughes  and  Hugh McCaffery.

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.



Have you ever considered a vocation to the priesthood? Have you felt called to serve Christ in the Church as a priest?  If so, take this opportunity to gather with other men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood.

VOCATIONS EVENING – in the Parish of Saintfield on Thursday 30th April 2015.  For more information on vocations please contact Father Kevin McGuckien on 9061 4567 or email:kevinmcguckien@hotmail.com.



GIFT 2 – Growing in Faith Together, is an activity based programme of 6 sessions for year 9 and year 10 students. It will commence on Wednesday 15th April in the Iona Room, Parochial Hall from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Contact Noeleen on  078 7949 8131  or colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk

INDOOR BOWLING CLUB  –  Happy Easter to all members.  Bowling will recommence on Thursday 16th April.


Concert   –  by St.Colmcille’s Choir, St. Joseph’s Primary School & the Sing for Life Choir will be singing an extravaganza of contemporary & familiar songs on Friday 17th April at 7.30pm  in St. Colmcille’s Church, to raise funds jointly for Cancer Focus NI and our own Parish. Light refreshments included in the Parochial Hall afterwards.  Tickets £10, Children 11-17 £5, Children under 11 Free. Please put the date in your diary now.  Not to be missed!



The Outreach Mission of the Philippine Embassy in London will be present in the Parochial Hall next Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm and next Sunday from 9.30am to 12.00 noon.  Contact details for on site arrangements are Katrina Albarico – 077 9678 7513 and Vhee Benasa – 078 2809 5361.  The following services will be offererd: e-passport applications; Civil registration (reports of birth, marriage or death); Notarization and Legalization services (affidavits, SPAs, etc); NIB clearance form servicing (fingerprinting); Acceptance of application for visa to the Philippines; Philippine citizenship Retention/Re-acquistion; Overseas voter registration; Assistance to nationals and Advice on Philippine laws’ PAGIBIG membership/inquiries and SSS membership/inquiries.  Applicants are advised to check the documentary and other requirments at www.philembassy-uk.org and to download the applications forms in advance from the same website.



OPEN DAY AT DRUMALIS, LARNE  –  this Monday from 12 noon to  4.00pm.  The house and grounds will be open for all to enjoy, with opportunities for guided tours of the heritage house.  Afternoon teas will be available.  Everyone is welcome – admission is free.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact 2827 2196 or 2827 6455.

FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY  –  will be celebrated in St. Peter’s Cathedral, next Sunday, commencing at 2.30pm.  The Rosary will be followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Mass.  Confession available.  Car parking available.  All welcome.

St. Malachy’s College Annual Concert  –  on Sunday 19th April at 4.00pm  in the Ulster Hall.  Adults £10, Concession £8, Family(4) £30. Tickets available from College Reception  on 9074 8285.

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration  –  third All Ireland pilgrimage to Knock, on Sunday 26th April.  Buses will be available for this event. £15 return.  To book your seat phone or text 077 3828 2199.

Catholic Singles – is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel. 0161 941 3498, visit the website www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholicsingles.org.uk

Laganside Sinfonia  –  Charity Concert in Aid of NI Children’s Hospice and Giving What We Can.  Laganside Sinfonia is proud to present a concert in aid of charity on 11th April at 7:45pm in aid of the NI children’s hospice and Giving What We Can (a charity dedicated to eliminating poverty in the 3rd world) in St Anne’s Church, Dunmurry (beside Rathmore). Tickets are £5 (£2 for under 16s) and will be available at the door on the night. The programme will include Excerpts from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concert as well as Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Refreshments will be served after. Please come along and support some very worthwhile charities!

Lough Derg Pilgrimage Season –  opens Saturday 2nd May with One Day Retreats which continue on 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 25, 25 of May. Advance booking is essential.  The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Friday 29th May. You can begin the Three Day Pilgrimage any day between 29th May and 13th August. Pre-booking not required.  Contact Lough Derg 00 353 7198 61518 or email. info@loughderg.org