7th August 2016


VOL. 24 NO. 37 7th July 2016

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

St.  Joseph’s Primary Schoolwww.stjosephsps.co.uk   Phone – 9065 0039

St Colmcille’s Pre Schoolwww.stcolmcilles-preschool.co.uk.  Phone – 9047 2724


19th week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle C, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 3     

Entrance  Antiphon (Psalm 73:20. 19. 22. 23) Look to your covenant, O Lord, and forget not the life of your poor ones for ever. Arise, O God, and defend your cause, and forget not the cries of those who seek you.
1st Reading (Wisdom 18:6-9) By the same act with which you took vengeance on our

Foes, you made us glorious by calling us to you.

Psalm (Psalm 32) Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own
2nd Reading   (Hebrews 11:1-2. 8-19) Abraham looked forward to a city founded, designed and built by God.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for

revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children. Alleuia!

Gospel (Luke 12:13-48) You too must stand ready.
Children Jesus  teaches his disciples that real treasure is not about buying precious things but it is about doing good things for others. He tells a story about two servents who are asked to do some jobs while their master is away. One servant works hard to get things done but the other does nothing. When the master comes back, he rewards the good servant for his good work. Jesus asks his disciples to carry on his work of spreading God’s love and happiness to all people, even when he is not with them.
Communion Antiphon (Psalm 147:12, 14) O Jerusalem, glorify the Lord, who gives you your fill of finest wheat.





Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6.30pm 11:00am

Siro Malankara









of the sick

Confessions 6.00pm          





Monday and Tuesday from 2.00pm to 9.00pm

in the Chapel of Adoration.

Entrance is from the outside door at the left side of the Church.



  • Putting faith into action.
  • Authentic witness of our belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
  • A practical way of giving God adoration.
  • To show gratitude to Our Lord Jesus for our redemption.
  • Petitioning God for the needs of the parish and its people!


ADORATION– More Volunteers are required on Mondays and Tuesdays to cover the hourly slots: 4.00pm-5.00pm; 5.00pm6.00pm; 6.00pm-7.00pm. Volunteer slips are available at  the back of the Church and completed ones can be left in the Bulletin box.  Please consider giving an hour to Jesus in his Sacrament and receive the blessings that flow from this.


STANDBY LIST – If you cannot commit on a regular basis but are willing to be contacted to stand in for an Adorer from time to time please put your name and telephone number on the Standby List found in the Adoration Chapel and the back of the Church.


ROTA – It would be very much appreciated if you could kindly find a family member or friend to cover your hour when you are not available to come to Adoration.


CHAPEL OF ADORATIONThose who still wish to contribute to setting up this Chapel of Adoration may do so. Envelopes and slips can be found on the table at the back of the Church and returned to the parish office or placed in the Offertory collection baskets.


‘‘Indeed this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son and believes in him, shall have eternal life and I will raise him up on the last day”

(John 6: 40)



We pray for the repose of the soul of those who have died recently espeically:

Niall O’Connor and Peggy McSorley.

We remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

John Price, Rita Rooney, James Wilkinson and Siro Malankara.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT  –  we can be contacted on 074 5698 9458.



The next Baptismal Course takes place on Tuesday 16th August in the Iona Room, Parochial Hall from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. Please contact the Parish Office to register attendance or make enquiries.


The office is open Monday to Thursday 10.00am-12.30pm and Friday 10.00am-1.00pm

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND – St. Patrick’s Parish, which hosts the Door of Mercy for Down and Connor Diocese, will lead a Pilgrimage of Mercy to Poland from Thursday 8th to Thursday 15th September.  Pilgrims will be accommodated on a half-board basis in a luxury 4* hotel in the historic city of Krakow.

Pilgrims will have an opportunity to visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the shrine at Czestochowa, Wawel Castle and Cathedral, the birthplace of St. John Paul II, the tomb of St. Faustina, the shrine of Divine Mercy and Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Itineraries and booking forms are available from St. Patrick’s Parish Office, 199 Donegall Street, Belfast (tel: 02890324597). The cost of the pilgrimage is 995 Euros per person sharing (a single supplement applies). Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment


WEEKLY OFFERING – Cash Collection £869 Standing order – £660

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

The Monthly offering will be taken up at all Masses this weekend




Going For Gold: This Monday 8th – Friday 12th August (fully booked);

Lisburn Leisureplex : Monday 15th August;

Tayto Park, Co Meath : Wednesday 17th August;

Vertigo Trampoline Park : Friday 19th August.

Enquries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131/ colmcilleyouth@yahoo.co.uk.

Forms available in Church Porch.


14th Aug Merciful like the Father – Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

15th Aug Mary – Icon of God’s Mercy – Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8:30pm

16th Aug Compassion for…addictions – Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and8.30pm

17th Aug Healing and Hope… – Events on at; 3.00pm and 8.30pm

18th Aug Confession… Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

19th Aug God’s Word of Mercy Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

20th Aug The name of God is Mercy Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

21st Aug The Joy of the Gospel… Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm, 6.00pm and 8.30pm

22nd Aug Becoming a merciful Person… Events on at; 12.00pm, 3.00pm and 6.00pm

More information regarding the Novena Knock can be seen on the notice board in the porch.




SURFING LIFE’S WAVES Jim Deeds will launch his latest book, Surfing Life’s Waves, at St. Oliver Plunkett Parish during Féile an Phobail. Jim works for Living Church and is at the forefront of building lay involvement in the Catholic Church today. The book is written simply and is for anyone who is curious about life and the purpose to our existence. The event will start at 7.00pm on this Monday 8th August in St. Oliver Plunkett Parish Hall, Glenveagh Drive. There will be readings, poetry, songs and a question and answer session.