14th June 2015

VOL. 23 NO. 29   14TH JUNE 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

 

11TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – (Page 734, 452 & 499)

11th Week in Ordinary Time

Readings : Sunday Cycle B, Weekday Cycle 1, Psalter Week 3

Entrance

Antiphon

O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help.  Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!
1st Reading (Ezekiel 17:22-24)  I make low trees grow.
Psalm It is good to give you thanks, O Lord.
2nd Reading (2 Corinthians 5:6-10)  Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing the Lord.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  I call you friends, says the Lord, because I have made known to you everything I have learnt from my Father.  Alleluia!
Gospel (Mark 4:26-34)   It is the smallest of all the seeds; yet it grows into the biggest shrub of them all.
Children Jesus taught the people about the kingdom of God.  He said it was like when a man planted a tiny mustard seed and it grew into a huge plant so big that birds built their nests in its branches.
Communion

Antiphon

There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.    

 

MASS TIMES FOR COMING WEEK

Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6.30pm

Teresa Kelly

9.30am

 

9.30am

James Rahilly

9.30am

Sean Coyle

9.30am

 

9.30am

Jack Donnelly

Anointing of the Sick

Confessions at 6.00pm 11.30am

Peggy McCrarren

       

 

Would those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BAPTISM IN OUR PARISH

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 this Tuesday 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 FAMILY

Father John Gallagher SMA, the former Parish Priest of our twinned parish of Moita Bwawani, Tanzania, is celebrating, this weekend, his Silver Jubilee in his home town of Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. Please remember him in your prayers as he gives thanks to God for his 25 years in the Lord’s service and as he prepares for a new missionary challenge in the Philippines.

BAPTISM  –  we welcome into the parish family Finn Anthony Brannigan who was baptised in St. Colmcilles during the week.

ITS YOUR MOVE – is a four session programme that will be delivered to Primary 7 classes in the Parochial Hall in June, by a young adult team from the parish. The programme is interactive and scripture based. It helps young people to consider their hopes and fears, overcome their concerns and make right choices, in making the transition to the post primary setting.

PARISH CENSUS  –  is constantly changing due to new families moving into the parish, and existing families moving homes.  The parish makes a conscious effort to ensure the information we hold is correct and up to date, but we need help from all families to ensure this is done.  If you have moved into the parish and have not registered, please complete a yellow census card at the back of the Church, and place in the bulletin box.  If you have moved house please fill out a white card at the back of the Church, and again leave in the bulletin box.  Parishioners who are moving out of the parish are asked to inform Philomena in the office when they have moved.  Your co-operation in keeping our census up to date is appreciated.

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

EXAM BUDDIES–  all students  preparing for exams are invited to take an exam pack from the table in the Church porch and to place their name on the Exam Buddies notice board there. Parishioners are invited to place their name on the Prayer Sponsors board and then pray for the students over the exam period in May and June.

Annual Pilgrimage and Mass on St Patrick’s Mountain SAUL  –  will take place this Sunday at 3.00pm.  Bishop Noel Treanor will be the Celebrant.

Food Banks  –  the St.Vincent de Paul Society would like to draw Parishioners attention to the fact that a number of our local supermarkets have collection points for customer donations which are forwarded on to local Food Banks for distribution to those in need. Demand for the services of food banks is very high in the current economic climate. Please support these initiatives in any way you can.

MONEY MATTERS                        

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

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION  –  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.  This collection was started centuries ago to provide financial support for the Pope and has evolved as a resource to fund the Holy See’s charitable actions for those in need. The Peter’s Pence Collection is used by the Pope to support special charitable projects in developing countries as well as defraying expenses of the work of the Church. ‘Peter’s Pence’ is the most characteristic expression of the participation of all the faithful in the Bishop of Rome’s charitable initiatives in favour of the universal Church. The Pope, being Pastor of the whole Church, is attentive to the material needs of poor dioceses, religious institutes and of faithful in grave difficulties (the poor, children, the elderly, those marginalized and the victims of war or natural disasters; concrete aid to Bishops or dioceses in need, Catholic education, assistance to refugees and immigrants, etc.).

 

DECEASED

We pray for the repose of the souls of Father Colm Campbell, who died this week, Josie McMillan who died on Thursday and for Peggy McCrarren, whose month’s mind occurred during the week.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Teresa Kelly, Sean Coyle,  John Clarke  and  Mary Alice Clarke.

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.

 

THIS WEEK

MINISTERS OF THE WORD – twenty three additional Ministers of the Word will be commissioned this Saturday during the 6.30pm Mass.

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL – young people are invited to join the team who read the prayers at Mass. Training will take place this Sunday from 10.25am to 11.15am in the Church. All welcome. Enquiries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131.

Scripture and Prayer Group.   –  the usual monthly meeting for June has been cancelled

CLONARD NOVENA – will be held from this Wednesday to Thursday 25th June.  Leaflets giving all times and details of services are available in the porch.  Please take one home with you.   The Solemn Novena in Clonard is for the whole family and community, young and old – for those who believe and those in doubt – for those who are rejoicing and those who are struggling – for those who hope and those who despair.   Visit Clonard website for times of  Novena sessions.  Watch Live on webcam on  Web site: www.clonard.com Follow on Twitter & Facebook

Project India 2015  –  St.Colmcille’s/ Gilnahirk Habitat 2015 Team are hosting a concert featuring the award winning Concentio Chamber Choir led by Jonathan Ireland, this Thursday at 7.30pm in St Colmcille’s Church. Admission is by ticket and costs £10. Come along and listen to some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young singers. Tickets are

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.

Celebrating Columbanus –  a weekend of celebrations will be held in the Dioceses of Down and Connor and Armagh from this Friday to next Sunday.  Visitors from Italy (from the Dioceses of Piacenza-Bobbio, Lodi, Pavia and Mantua), France (from the Archdiocese of Besançon) and Germany (from the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart) are expected to attend our celebrations. The celebrations commence with Vespers in Good Shepherd Church on Friday, 19th June at 7.00pm.  Celebrations continue in Bangor on Saturday, 20th June, with the National Commemoration in honour of St Columbanus taking place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, next Sunday.

Mass in St Comgall’s Church, Bangor –  the principal celebration in honour of St Columbanus will be a celebration of the Eucharist in St Comgall’s Church, Brunswick Road, Bangor, next Saturday at 6.30pm.  It will be the Parish Vigil Mass.

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”.

 

OTHER NOTICES

Living Church Down & Connor Lough Derg Pilgrimage  –  the third Living Church Lough Derg 3 day Pilgrimage will take place from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th July. The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format.  Those who took part in the pilgrimage over the last few years spoke of the many blessings they received from being on the island of Lough Derg, as countless people have throughout the years. There is quietness and deep spirituality to be found there that is very special. Please consider coming along this year.  The cost of the pilgrimage is £60.00.  The cost does not include travel to the island. For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 9069 0920 or email office@livingchurchdc.org  by Friday 12th June.

WORLD WAR II EVACUATION DAY CELEBRATIONS  –  to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the evacuations from Belfast by the B.& C.D.R. Museum from Bloomfield to Comber by Railway.  For more information and registration froms contact the Musem Trust on 033 3344 1848 or email info@bcdr.co.uk.

  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.

Diploma in Pastoral Theology   –  at Drumalis in association with St. Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth.  Applications are now being accepted for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins this September. Information available at www.drumalis.co.uk or by emailing maura@drumalis.co.uk or by phoning Drumalis during office hours.

Songs of Praise –  is coming to Holywood Parish on weekend of 27th & 28th June. The BBC are recording a programme for their series and would like local choirs to participate in this wonderful event. Pre-rehearsals will commence on the following dates: Tuesday 16th June, Friday 19th June & Tuesday 23rd June at 7.30pm in St Colmcille’s Church, Holywood. Also there will be a commitment to rehearsing with the BBC Team on Saturday 27th June (3hrs only). The recording will be taking place on Sunday 28th June. Contact the parish office on  9042 2167 for more information. We look forward to welcoming you all!

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.

Diploma in Pastoral Theology  –  Do you want to study and reflect on Christian life and ministry and the way ordained and lay ministry complement each other?  Would you like to combine a comprehensive study programme with the acquisition of new skills and supervised practical experience of ministry?  Are you willing to listen and to share the journey with others?  If your answers are “yes”, perhaps the Diploma in Pastoral Theology is for you.  Coursework  is appraised on a continuous assessment basis. There are no exams.  The course is worth 60 ECTS points (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).  For more information please contact Maura Burns at 028 28276455 or visit the Drumalis website, www.drumalis.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 7th 2015

VOL. 23 NO. 28  7TH JUNE 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

 

CORPUS CHRISTI – (Page 422, 452 & 503)

10th Week in Ordinary Time

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

Entrance

Antiphon

He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.
1st Reading (Exodus 24:3-8)  This is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you.
Psalm The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name.
2nd Reading (Hebrews 9:11-15)  The blood of Christ can purify our inner self from dead actions.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says the Lord.  Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.  Alleluia!
Gospel (Mark 14:12-16, 22-26)   This is my body.  This is my blood.
Children Jesus and his friends were sharing a special meal.  While they were eating, Jesus took some bread and thanked God for it.  Then he shared it with his friends, saying that it was his body.  Jesus also shared wine with them and told them it was his blood.
Communion

Antiphon

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.    

 

MASS TIMES FOR COMING WEEK

Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6.30pm

Hannah McKillop

9.30am

 

9.30am

 

9.30am

James & June Ferguson

9.30am

Jim Rahilly

 

9.30am

Ton Fleming & Mary Thompson

Anointing of the Sick

Confessions at 6.00pm 11.30am

 

       

 

Would those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.

 

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BAPTISM IN OUR PARISH

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 16th June 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 FAMILY

BAPTISM  –  we welcome into the parish family Miles Rory Barrett, Jack Aidan McKeown, Sophia Amelie Mills and Liam John Roberts who were baptised in St. Colmcilles during the week.

ITS YOUR MOVE – is a four session programme that will be delivered to Primary 7 classes in the Parochial Hall in June, by a young adult team from the parish. The programme is interactive and scripture based. It helps young people to consider their hopes and fears, overcome their concerns and make right choices, in making the transition to the post primary setting.

PARISH CENSUS  –  is constantly changing due to new families moving into the parish, and existing families moving homes.  The parish makes a conscious effort to ensure the information we hold is correct and up to date, but we need help from all families to ensure this is done.  If you have moved into the parish and have not registered, please complete a yellow census card at the back of the Church, and place in the bulletin box.  If you have moved house please fill out a white card at the back of the Church, and again leave in the bulletin box.  Parishioners who are moving out of the parish are asked to inform Philomena in the office when they have moved.  Your co-operation in keeping our census up to date is appreciated.

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL – young people are invited to join the team who read the prayers at Mass. Training will take place next Sunday from 10.25am to 11.15am in the Church. All welcome. Enquiries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131.

ALTAR SERVERS – formation and additional training for post primary Servers this Sunday 10.25am to 11.15am in the Church.

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

EXAM BUDDIES–  all students  preparing for exams are invited to take an exam pack from the table in the Church porch and to place their name on the Exam Buddies notice board there. Parishioners are invited to place their name on the Prayer Sponsors board and then pray for the students over the exam period in May and June.

Annual Pilgrimage and Mass on St Patrick’s Mountain SAUL  –  will take place next Sunday at 3.00pm.  Bishop Noel Treanor will be the Celebrant.

Down and Connor Annual Pilgrimage to Knock  –  will take place next Sunday with Bishop Anthony Farquhar as the main celebrant.  The ceremonies are as follows: 2.30pm – The Anointing of the Sick and 3.00pm – Concelebrated Mass followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and blessing of religious objects.  Further information is available from Father Colin Grant, Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School, on 9064 3939.

Food Banks  –  the St.Vincent de Paul Society would like to draw Parishioners attention to the fact that a number of our local supermarkets have collection points for customer donations which are forwarded on to local Food Banks for distribution to those in need. Demand for the services of food banks is very high in the current economic climate. Please support these initiatives in any way you can.

MONEY MATTERS                        

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

The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend.

 

DECEASED

We pray for the repose of the souls of Janet Coleman, Jim Rahilly and Anne Oxton who died last week.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Hannah McKillop,  James Ferguson,  June Ferguson,  Tom Fleming,

Mary Thompson,  Willie Logue,  Bella Logue  and  Charles Crozier,

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.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAYS

St Peter’s, the Rock –  this Sunday at 3.00pm.  Prayers and blessing of graves.

 

THIS WEEK

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  –  will meet this Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Committee Room

WEDNESDAY CLUB  –  trip to Hilltown to visit Mary Kate’s cottage for lunch and then entertainment this Wednesday.  Bus leaving car park at 11.00am.  Names please to Pat on 9067 1036 or Anna on 9065 1351.

MINISTERS OF THE WORD – twenty three additional Ministers of the Word will be commissioned next Saturday during the 6.30pm Mass.

 

COMING EVENTS

CLONARD NOVENA – will be held from Wednesday 17th to Thursday 25th June.  Leaflets giving all times and details of services are available in the porch.  Please take one home with you.   Further information is available on www.clonard.com

Project India 2015  –  St.Colmcille’s/ Gilnahirk Habitat 2015 Team are hosting a concert featuring the award winning Concentio Chamber Choir led by Jonathan Ireland, on Thursday 18th June at 7.30pm in St Colmcille’s Church. Admission is by ticket and costs £10. Come along and listen to some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young singers. Tickets are available from John Barry on 9065 4395/ 078 4072 8477 or email  jb654395@yahoo.co.uk or Maureen Verdon on 9514 1808 / 079 2962 4395.  Book early to avoid disappointment! Light refreshments available in the Parochial Hall after the event.

 

CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF ST COLUMBANUS

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”.

Celebrating Columbanus –  a weekend of celebrations will be held in the Dioceses of Down and Connor and Armagh from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June.  Visitors from Italy (from the Dioceses of Piacenza-Bobbio, Lodi, Pavia and Mantua), France (from the Archdiocese of Besançon) and Germany (from the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart) are expected to attend our celebrations. The celebrations commence with Vespers in Good Shepherd Church on Friday, 19th June at 7.00pm.  Celebrations continue in Bangor on Saturday, 20th June, with the National Commemoration in honour of St Columbanus taking place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Sunday, 21th June.

Mass in St Comgall’s Church, Bangor –  the principal celebration in honour of St Columbanus will be a celebration of the Eucharist in St Comgall’s Church, Brunswick Road, Bangor, on Saturday, 20th June at 6.30pm.  It will be the Parish Vigil Mass.

 

OTHER NOTICES

THE PILGRIM LIFE  –  The Gospel of Mark, Discipleship in Ordinary Time by Pamela Thimmes, OSC in Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre this Sunday from 10.00am to 4.30pm.  Cost £35.  Come and hear and learn about the Gospel of Mark.  From beginning to end, the first and shortest of the Gospels challenges and astonishes, demonstrating that “sometimes we need stories more than food to stay alive”.  To book a space contact Drumalis on 2827 2196.

CORRYMEELA 50TH ANNIVERSARY: BIG BURGER BASH  –  as part of the celebrations for Corrymeela’s 50th anniversary, there will be a Big Burger Bash at Streamvale Open Farm, 38 Ballyhanwood Road, this Friday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Featuring tasty burgers, delicious ice cream, and fun farm activities. Bring your own beverages. Admission: Adults £10, children £5, no ticket needed, just pay at entrance.  All are very welcome, so please put in your diary and come and enjoy a great summer evening out.

Open Gardens  –  next Saturday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.  Gardens open in Sydenham Avenue, Sydenham Park, Edgcumbe Gardens, Edgcumbe Drive – start at Heyn Hall.  Plant, craft and cake stalls, afternoon teas.  Admission – Adults £4 (incl afternoon tea)  Children free.  Proceeds in aid of Parish funds and local charity.  Followed by Ceilidh in Heyn Hall 7.30pm

GARDEN FETE  –  in the Church Grounds of Cregagh Presbyterian Church, Cregagh Road, next Saturday at 2.00pm.  Admission – adults: £1.00, seniors/children: 50p.  Many stalls including – crafts, plants, white elephant, jewellery, cosmetics, CD’s, books, toys, cakes and homemade pancakes. Lots of side shows including bouncy castles, face painting, teas, ice creams, crisps, drinks and hot dogs.

COLUMBANUS BANGOR FOLK FESTIVAL 2015  –  Ards CCÉ can confirm that the headline act for this year’s folk festival will be Dervish, supported by Ards CCÉ Entertainment Group.  The concert will take place next Saturday at St Comgall’s Parish Hall and there will be a fully licensed bar available.  Tickets are only £10 per person and are now available to purchase from Thomas’ Shop.

Living Church Down & Connor Lough Derg Pilgrimage  –  the third Living Church Lough Derg 3 day Pilgrimage will take place from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th July. The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format.  Those who took part in the pilgrimage over the last few years spoke of the many blessings they received from being on the island of Lough Derg, as countless people have throughout the years. There is quietness and deep spirituality to be found there that is very special. Please consider coming along this year.  The cost of the pilgrimage is £60.00.  The cost does not include travel to the island. For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 9069 0920 or email office@livingchurchdc.org  by Friday 12th June.

  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.

Diploma in Pastoral Theology   –  at Drumalis in association with St. Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth.  Applications are now being accepted for this two-year, part-time, intensive course which begins this September. Information available at www.drumalis.co.uk or by emailing maura@drumalis.co.uk or by phoning Drumalis during office hours.

31 May 2015

VOL. 23 NO. 27  31ST MAY 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

 

TRINITY SUNDAY – (Page 403 & 452)

9th Week in Ordinary Time

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

Entrance

Antiphon

Blest be God the Father, and the Only Begotten Son of God, and also the Holy Spirit, for he has shown us his merciful love.
1st Reading (Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9)  Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion.
Psalm To you glory and praise for evermore.
2nd Reading (2 Corinthians 13:11-13)  The grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.
Acclamation Alleluia, alleluia!  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, the God who is, who was, and who is to come.  Alleluia!
Gospel (John 3:16-18)   God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved.
Children Jesus met his friends at the top of a mountain.  He gave them a special job to do: travel around the world, tell people about him and baptise them to be his friends too.  Jesus promised his disciples he would always be with them and all his friends.
Communion

Antiphon

Since you are children of God, God has sent into you hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out: Abba, Father.    

 

MASS TIMES FOR COMING WEEK

Saturday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
6.30pm

 

9.30am

Gemma Woollams

9.30am

Honorio V Villarosa

9.30am

Victoria V Caberto

9.30am

Petronillo

M Caberto

9.30am

Anointing of the Sick

Confessions at 6.00pm 11.30am

Alice McGourty

       

 

Would those who are last to leave the Parish grounds

in the evening please close the car park gates.

 

PARISH OFFICE

The parish office will close this Monday and Tuesday.

 

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BAPTISM IN OUR PARISH

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 16th June 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 FAMILY

FIRST FRIDAY – Father Ciaran will attend the sick and housebound in the parish this Tuesday.

DAILY MEDITATION FOR JUNE  – 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

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL – young people are invited to join the team who read the prayers at Mass. Training will take place on Sunday 14th June from 10.25am to 11.15am in the Church. All welcome. Enquiries to Noeleen 078 7949 8131.

ALTAR SERVERS – formation and additional training for post primary Servers on next Sunday 10.25am to 11.15am in the Church.

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

EXAM BUDDIES–  all students  preparing for exams are invited to take an exam pack from the table in the Church porch and to place their name on the Exam Buddies notice board there. Parishioners are invited to place their name on the Prayer Sponsors board and then pray for the students over the exam period in May and June.

Annual Pilgrimage and Mass on St Patrick’s Mountain SAUL  –  will take place on Sunday 14th June at 3.00pm.  Bishop Noel Treanor will be the Celebrant.

Down and Connor Annual Pilgrimage to Knock  –  will take place on Sunday 14th June with Bishop Anthony Farquhar as the main celebrant.  The ceremonies are as follows: 2.30pm – The Anointing of the Sick and 3.00pm – Concelebrated Mass followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary Procession to the Shrine and blessing of religious objects.  Further information is available from Father Colin Grant, Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School, on 9064 3939.

MONEY MATTERS                 

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

The Monthly Stipend Collection will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.

DECEASED

We pray for the repose of the soul of Honorio V Villarosa, who died recently.  We also remember all those whose anniversaries occur at this time of year especially:

Kay King,   Gemma Woollams,  Alice McGourty,

Victoria V Caberto  and  Petrronillo M Caberto.

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.

 

CEMETERY SUNDAYS

Hannahstownthis Sunday at 3.00pm.  Mass will be celebrated in the grounds of St Joseph’s Cemetery, followed by the blessing of the graves.

St Peter’s, the Rock –  next Sunday at 3.00pm.  Prayers and blessing of graves.

 

THIS WEEK

APOSTOLIC WORK ANNUAL DISPLAY  will be held after all the Masses this weekend.   There will be plants, cakes, books and toys, jewellery and, of course, the Tombola and raffle.  There will be tea and coffee as usual.   There have been an increasing number of requests from missionaries for help to Apostolic headquarters so your continued support will be very important. New members or anyone who can help in other ways are always welcome.  If you cannot stay after Mass but would like to contribute, donations will be received at the door of the Parochial Hall.

APOSTOLIC WORK   – will meet this Tuesday evening in the Iona Room of the Parochial Hall.

WEDNESDAY CLUB  –  are meetng this Wednesday at the Frozen Yoghurt Shop, beside Kirkpatrick Church at 2.00pm.  Join us there.

  1. JOSEPH’S PRIMARY SCHOOL END OF YEAR SHOW – at the Glenmachan Church of God this Wednesday and Thursday.  Tickets available in the school from Miss McCullough and Mrs Magee priced £5

PARISH SIRLOIN STEAK/CHICKEN BBQ & DISCO – will take place this Friday from 7.30pm in the Parochial Hall/Scout & Guide den.  Bring your own refreshments and the music will be on until 12.30am.  Its guaranteed to be a great night out so why not make it a great night out with friends.  Tickets are only £15 per person and will be available to purchase this weekend or they are available from Roisin McMullan on 078 5414 0019 or Mary Walsh on 078 1549 3463 or any member of the Social & Fundraising Committee. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know when you book your ticket.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Community Fun Day –  next Saturday from 12.00 noon to 3.00pm.  Car park in Church Grounds will be closed for this event.  Come along to St Joseph’s P.S. first ‘Community Fun Day’ for a fun-filled afternoon!  Climb the Infinity Tower, descend the Mega Slide, touch the clouds on the bouncy castle and wonder at our birds of prey.  Plus we’ll have face painting, a photo booth, gladiator duel, arts and crafts, a football arena and lots, lots more!!  If you work up an appetite there’s a BBQ and refreshments as well as plenty to do indoors if it’s wet!  We hope you can make it.  We also welcome volunteers to help on the day and donations for our cake sale can be left at the school the week before.  Follow us on facebook at ‘St Joseph’s PTA’ or email stjospta@gmail.com

COMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY CLUB  –  trip to Hilltown to visit Mary Kate’s cottage for lunch and then entertainment on Wednesday 10th June.  Bus leaving car park at 11.00am.  Names please to Pat on 9067 1036 or Anna on 9065 1351.

CLONARD NOVENA – will be held from Wednesday 17th to Thursday 25th June.  Leaflets giving all times and details of services are available in the porch.  Please take one home with you.   Further information is available on www.clonard.com

Project India 2015  –  St.Colmcille’s/ Gilnahirk Habitat 2015 Team are hosting a concert featuring the award winning Concentio Chamber Choir led by Jonathan Ireland, on Thursday 18th June at 7.30pm in St Colmcille’s Church. Admission is by ticket and costs £10. Come along and listen to some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young singers. Tickets are available from John Barry on 9065 4395/ 078 4072 8477 or email  jb654395@yahoo.co.uk or Maureen Verdon on 9514 1808 / 079 2962 4395.  Book early to avoid disappointment! Light refreshments available in the Parochial Hall after the event.

REPORTS

Big Breakfast – a big “THANK YOU” is extended to all who supported the Big Breakfast for TAP last Sunday. As a parish family social event and a fundraiser for Moita Bwawani, it was very successful. Thanks to all those who helped – past team members and other parishioners. Through your attendance and donations we raised the magnificent figure of £1,031.70 to send to the TAP Mission Projects in Moita Bwawani.

CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF ST COLUMBANUS

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”.

Celebrating Columbanus –  a weekend of celebrations will be held in the Dioceses of Down and Connor and Armagh from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June.  Visitors from Italy (from the Dioceses of Piacenza-Bobbio, Lodi, Pavia and Mantua), France (from the Archdiocese of Besançon) and Germany (from the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart) are expected to attend our celebrations. The celebrations commence with Vespers in Good Shepherd Church on Friday, 19th June at 7.00pm.  Celebrations continue in Bangor on Saturday, 20th June, with the National Commemoration in honour of St Columbanus taking place in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, on Sunday, 21th June.

Mass in St Comgall’s Church, Bangor –  the principal celebration in honour of St Columbanus will be a celebration of the Eucharist in St Comgall’s Church, Brunswick Road, Bangor, on Saturday, 20th June at 6.30pm.  It will be the Parish Vigil Mass.

 

OTHER NOTICES

Living Faith: Go Proclaim the Gospel  –  Living our faith can be both quite challenging and really wonderful.  Each year in Ballymena a Round-Table gathering is held in The Parish Centre, All Saints Church, Ballymena to consider some aspect of faith.  This year it will be next Saturday from 1.45pm to 5.00pm.   The topic this year is Living Faith: Go Proclaim the Gospel.  Our excellent keynote speaker this year is noted media commentator,  speaker, journalist and teacher, Breda O’Brien, and the other speakers will be Baroness Nuala O’Loan and Fr Patrick Delargy.

THE PILGRIM LIFE  –  The Gospel of Mark, Discipleship in Ordinary Time by Pamela Thimmes, OSC in Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre next Sunday from 10.00am to 4.30pm.  Cost £35.  Come and hear and learn about the Gospel of Mark.  From beginning to end, the first and shortest of the Gospels challenges and astonishes, demonstrating that “sometimes we need stories more than food to stay alive”.  To book a space contact Drumalis on 2827 2196.

CORRYMEELA 50TH ANNIVERSARY: BIG BURGER BASH  –  as part of the celebrations for Corrymeela’s 50th anniversary, there will be a Big Burger Bash at Streamvale Open Farm, 38 Ballyhanwood Road, on Friday 12th June from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. Featuring tasty burgers, delicious ice cream, and fun farm activities. Bring your own beverages. Admission: Adults £10, children £5, no ticket needed, just pay at entrance.  All are very welcome, so please put in your diary and come and enjoy a great summer evening out.

COLUMBANUS BANGOR FOLK FESTIVAL 2015  –  Ards CCÉ can confirm that the headline act for this year’s folk festival will be Dervish, supported by Ards CCÉ Entertainment Group.  The concert will take place on Saturday 13th June at St Comgall’s Parish Hall and there will be a fully licensed bar available.  Tickets are only £10 per person and are now available to purchase from Thomas’ Shop.

Living Church Down & Connor Lough Derg Pilgrimage  –  the third Living Church Lough Derg 3 day Pilgrimage will take place from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th July. The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format.  Those who took part in the pilgrimage over the last few years spoke of the many blessings they received from being on the island of Lough Derg, as countless people have throughout the years. There is quietness and deep spirituality to be found there that is very special. Please consider coming along this year.  The cost of the pilgrimage is £60.00.  The cost does not include travel to the island. For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 9069 0920 or email office@livingchurchdc.org  by Friday 12th June.

  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.