VOL. 22 NO. 42 28TH SEPTEMBER 2014
Father Ciaran Feeney Adm. 191 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3JB.
TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR (Page 659. 452 & 499)
26th Week in Ordinary Time
Readings : Sunday Cycle A, Weekday Cycle 2, Psalter Week 2
|All that you have done to us, O Lord, you have done with true judgement, for we have sinned against you and not obeyed your commandments. But give glory to your name and deal with us according to the bounty of your mercy.|
|1st Reading||(Ezekiel 18:25-28) When the sinner renounces sin, he shall certaintly live.|
|Psalm||Remember your mercy, Lord.|
|2nd Reading||(Philippians 2:1-11) In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.|
|Acclamation||Alleluia, alleluia! If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him. Alleluia!|
|Gospel||(Matthew 21:28-32) He thought better of it and went. Tax collectors and prostitues are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.|
|Children||Jesus told a story about a man with two sons. He told the elder one to go and work in his vineyard. He said he didn’t want to, but changed his mind later and did go. Then the man asked his younger son. The younger son said he would go, but didn’t. Jesus asked which son was doing what his father wished.|
|Remember your word to your servant, O Lord, by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low.|
MASS TIMES FOR COMING WEEK
Anointing of the Sick
|Confession at 6.00pm||11.30am
Could those who are last to leave the Parish grounds
in the evening please close the car park gates.
FIRST FRIDAY – Father Ciaran will attend the sick and housebound in the parish this Tuesday.
DAILY MEDITATION FOR OCTOBER – copies of “Bible Alive” are available at the back of the Church. Price £2.25 each, please put money in either of the Candelabra boxes
CHURCH OPENING TIMES – the church will be open each day at the following times: Monday – 10.00am to 3.30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 9.00am to 3.30pm; Friday – 9.00am to 1.00pm; Saturday – 6.00pm to 7.30pm and Sunday 9.00am to 1.00pm.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION – evening classes will begin in October. These classes are provided for children who are not being prepared in their school. First Confession and First Holy Communion children should be in Primary 4 at least. Confirmation students should be in Primary 7 at least. Enrolment enquiries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131
JOHN PAUL 11 GOLD AWARD – is available to year 13 students (16 – 17 years). Becoming involved in the award scheme enables a young person to demonstrate their commitment to our parish ministries and voluntary work in the local community, bringing to life the Gospel values of love, service and community. Application forms from Noeleen 078 7949 8131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKING OF PAROCHIAL HALL – Pat is available from Monday to Friday for bookings. Parishioners wishing to book the Parochial Hall need to speak to Pat on 9067 1036 from 7.00pm to 8.00pm on these evenings.
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD – volunteers are needed for this most important ministry. Training, mentoring and support will be available. For more information please contact John Barry on 9065 4395.
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.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER TEAM – is a small group who meet on a weekly basis to add their voices to yours, presenting your needs to God. Requests for prayer can be made by completing a Petition Slip and placing it in the Prayer Request Box, both of which can be found in Our Lady’s Prayer Space, or by emailing email@example.com. All requests are treated with the strictest confidence and you can make your request anonymously if you wish.
SEVEN DAY CANDLE – burns continuously at Our Lady’s Prayer Space in the Sanctuary for the intentions of a sponsor. Candles cost £5 each and this offering should be placed in the box in the wall when you light your candle.
DECEASED – We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially;
Nonie Rice, Annie Morris, Paddy Kelly, Luke Kerr, Bobby Devine,
Lizzie Loughran and Aleyamma Joseph
Many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the collections.
The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.
COME AND SEE DAY – in St. Malachy’s Seminar, 120 Cliftonville Road on Saturday 18th October from 10.00am to 4.00pm for those who are thinking about possible seminary application.
DIOCESAN VOCATION VIGIL – in St. Patrick’s, Donegall Street on Friday 14th November from 8.00pm to 10.00pm. Open to all to come and pray for vocations in the Church.
VOCATIONS WEEKEND FOR YOUNG MEN – in Drumalis Retreat House, Larne from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th February 2015.
VOCATIONS EVENING – in the Parish of Saintfield on Thursday 30th April 2015. For more information on vocations please contact Father Kevin McGuckien on 9508 8030.
BALLYHACKAMORE GOLF SOCIETY – the next outing is Captain’s Day at Rockmount this Sunday. The first tee is reserved from 12.30pm. The cost is £25. Visitors and guests will be welcomed. For further details contact Peter 9076 3822.
MASS FOR THE OPENING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR – the staff and pupils of St. Joseph’s Primary School will attend the 9.30 Mass this Tuesday morning, to ask God’s blessing on them for the school year
THURSDAY MORNING – after Mass all are invited to have refreshments in the Iona Room where you will have an opportunity to chat with parishioners and also to explore some faith based issues. Resumes this Thursday morning at 10.00am.
CAMEL RACING & DISCO – will take place this Friday evening in the Parochial Hall, doors open at 7.30pm. First Race at 8.00pm sharp! It’s very similar to the Night at the Races but if you chose it can be more hands on! Bring your own refreshments and music will be on till 12.30am. Its guaranteed to be a great night out. Tickets are only £5 per person and will be available to purchase from Roisin McMullan 078 5414 0019 or Mary Walsh on 078 1549 3463 or any member of the Social & Fundraising Committee. We look forward to seeing you there.
YOUTH ALPHA PROGRAMME – for young adults, is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith, in a friendly, open and informal environment. Beginning in October in our parish. For more details or to sign up please contact Noeleen 078 7949 8131 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook : St Colmcilles Youth.
APOSTOLIC WORK – there will be a meeting on Tuesday 7th October in the Iona Room at 8.00pm. New members are always welcome FATHER CIARAN FEENEY’S SILVER JUBILEE – the organising Committee are organising a night to celebrate Fr Ciaran Feeney’s Silver Jubilee on Saturday 18th October in the Parochial Hall from 7.30pm. The night will include a hot meal, drinks and entertainment. To assist the committee with catering if you plan to attend please place your name on the form at the back of the church or contact Roisin on 078 5414 0019 or Mary Walsh 078 1549 3463 or any member of the Committee.
INCREASE IN ROAD DEATHS
The Church Leaders in Northern Ireland have received the following correspondence from the Assistant Chief Constable, Stephen Martin, of the PSNI.
Tragically so far this year 57 people have lost their lives on Northern Ireland’s roads. This figure is the same as for the whole of 2013. We are told that most of the deaths on our roads could be prevented. We all share the responsibility of making our roads safer. This means slowing down, wearing our seatbelts, paying full attention to the road and never driving after drinking alcohol. It sounds simple. It makes sense. We just need to do it.
Road users may wish to sign up to the Department of Environment’s “Share the Road to Zero” programme which has one aim – zero road deaths in Northern Ireland. Pledging is quick, easy and FREE and when you sign up, you will receive weekly road safety tips about how you and your loved ones can stay safe on our roads these coming months.
Let us pray for all those in our parish who have been affected in some way by a road death.
FUAMLAOI CONCERT – a sound both ancient and new – Liturgical Music in the Irish Tradition in St Nicholas’ Church, Ardglass, this Sunday at 7.00pm. For Tickets (£10) and further information Phone 4484 1208.
THE CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY QUB – 28 Elmwood Ave, BT9 6AY. Telephone 9066 9737. Website – www.qubcc.org. First Sunday Mass will be this Sunday at 8.00pm. Dedication of Studies Mass will be held on Sunday 12th October 8.00pm, all students and their families welcome. Please remember to sign up to the Chaplaincy via the online process.
ANNUAL LEGION OF MARY ROSARY PROCESSION – will take place next Sunday afternoon. The procession leaves St John’s Church, Falls Road at 3.00pm and will process to St. Agnes’ Church where there will be a short service of Benediction. Refreshments available afterwards. Rosary beads and leaflets provided. All welcome. Please gather at 2.45pm.
FATHER LIAM LAWTON – will be performing in concert in Saint Mary’s Church, Rasharkin on Thursday 23rd October at 8.00pm. Tickets for the concert are £18, for ticket details contact 2957 2072 or 077 1140 5945. Tickets can also be purchased on-line through the parish website, www.stmarysparishrasharkin.org (additional £1.50) For any information concerning the concert, please email email@example.com.
INTERDENOMINATIONAL DIVINE HEALING MINISTRIES – The well-known radio and television presenter Lynda Bryans will be speaking at a special service of healing in St. Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on Monday 29th September at 8.00pm. Her theme will be ‘Healing from Depression’. Having suffered from a deep form of depression herself, and made a full recovery, Lynda will be speaking from personal experience.