This Week's Bulletin
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Bulletin for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 31st August 2014
SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS
1 Short-term loss is sometimes necessary for long-term gain, as a student studying, or an athlete training, can testify. When have you found that denying yourself proved to be worthwhile because of what you gained afterwards?
2 Jesus was teaching his followers that the path of discipleship would involve pain and suffering. Peter would have none of it. When have you found that taking up your cross brought you life, even though at the time it may have been difficult?
3 Jesus knew that because his good news message was not acceptable to the authorities he would suffer and die. In spite of this he trusted that the power of God would overcome evil. Have you seen a good news message survive even though opponents tried to stifle it?
Saturday Vigil 7.00pm
11am Sunday Morning
(Childrens’ Liturgy soon to resume!)
First Friday: 7:30pm with Benediction
DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES:
Recently Deceased: Kathleen O’Neill (Largy Road), Cathal Boyd (Gorgill, Moneyglass), Bertie Mc Erlain, (Magherafelt aunt of Thomas McErlain Gortgole Rd and sister in law of the late Tommy McErlain), Margaret Flood (nee Murphy, died in Belfast), Eileen Scullion (Hamillstown Lane), Noreen O’Kane (Largy Rd), Billy Taylor (Main St, formerly Omagh), Fr Colm McGrady Anniversaries: Janet Gavin (1st anniv, Wing Bucks), Jim McErlean, Patrick Cassidy, Christina & Patrick O’Connell, Theresa Graham , Augustine McAleese, Roseanne Higgins, Fanchea McKeever & Joan Wright, Henry John McGarry & Sadie McGarry, Canon John McMullan (39th). May they, and all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.
Sun 31st August
Vigil: Eugene Kearney & Vera McAleese
11am: Nuala McAleese & Stephen Hare
Sun 7th September
Vigil: Gemma McKay & Una Porter
11am: Diarmuid Carey & John Convery
Sun 31st August
Vigil: James O’Boyle
11am: Fiona McKeever
Sun 7th September
Vigil: Liam O’Kane
11am: Alex McDonnell
Sun 31st August
Frances McAteer, Eimear Convery, Caitlin Walsh
Sun 7th September
Alisha Convery, Catherine Mooney, Marie Kearney.
Please note: 1st Year students are not expected to serve during the week.
24/08/14 Door & Candles £167.03, Weekly £633.40, Diocesan Care Homes £53.00, Diocesan Pastoral Services £5.00, Monthly Stipend £70. Again, many thanks for your support.
Visit of Sick & Housebound
Mon 1st: Town
Wed 3rd: Gortgole & Lisnahuncheon
Thurs 4th: AM Largy Road. PM The Fold
Saint Vincent de Paul Meeting
The SVP conference meeting will take place on Monday 1st September at 8pm in the Loft.
Collectors for September
Vigil: Sean McAleese & Danny McAleese
Sunday: John Carey & Damian McAllister
Celebration of 100th Birthdays for Bridget McKeown (8th January 2014) and John McLarnon (13th August 2014)
A DVD for the celebration is in production at a cost of £12. Any orders should be given into the parochial house, preferably in writing, as soon as possible.
THANKS FROM JOHN MCLARNON AND BRIDGET MCKEOWN
A) “A Big Thank You From John McLarnon
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for making my 100th birthday such a memorable occasion.
Fr. Henry and you the parishioners know how to have a party. You pulled out all the stops. From the beautiful grounds around the Church - the very special Mass - the tea and celebrations in the Marquee - it was fantastic. I am so privileged to say I belong to the parish of Portglenone. I cannot express how much I appreciated the whole evening. It was such a wonderful occasion.
Thank you all so much. May God Bless all of you - Many, Many Thanks. John McLarnon.”
B) “Dear Fr McCann
We would like to take the opportunity to say a special thank you for the beautiful concelebrated Mass on Friday 15 August and celebration afterwards in the marquee in recognition of Bridget McKeown and John McLarnon's 100th birthdays. It was a splendid evening. We recognise a great deal of effort and organisation from both you and the parishioners' went into making the evening such a success and which we and Bridget greatly appreciate. It was lovely to have such an event in the parish and that both Bridget and John were in good health and able to be present on what will be a memorable occasion. Yours sincerely
Kathleen and Moira McKeown”
Anyone who lent out crockery and plates etc. for the celebration can collect them from the Parochial House.
GERALDINES CAMOGIE CLUB FUN WEEKEND SAT 30TH SUN 31ST AUGUST AT THE GAA PITCH.
Sunday 5k Family Fun Run/walk from the pitch at 12.00
Under age football commencing at 12.15
Childrens sports special 70th anniversary Balloon Launch Watch Donegal V Dublin on the big screen BBQ and lots more come along and enjoy the fun
NEW CLASS OPENING
Slimming World ... Wild Duck Portglenone. Wednesday 10am, 5pm & 7pm . Contact Anne Marie 07968745105
Volunteer Leaders Wanted for Bannside Youth Club, Portglenone
NI Blood Transfusion Service
Next donation sessions in 3rd Presbyterian Church Hall, Mon 1st Sept, 2:45-4:15pm & 5:30-8pm. See flyers.
Fr Liam Lawton Will be appearing in St Mary’s Church, Rasharkin on 23rd October 2014.
His work and performances have brought him to many world stages such as Carnegie Hall, New York, Chicago Symphony Hall, Annaheim Convention Centre, Los Angeles, National Concert Hall, Dublin, the Pope Paul VI Auditorium at the Vatican, the White House and many of the world’s sacred sites. Details will be updated over the next few weeks. Keep this date free in your diary.
Certificate in Lectio Divina Facilitation In Association with St. Mary’s University College, Belfast.
Journey Towards Healing Journey In Understanding Programme
The Priory Institute - Theology Distance Learning.
Application deadline is 22 September 2014. For more information log onto www.prioryinstitute.ie or phone 00353 14048124
Heritage Walk Portglenone Saturday, 13 September 2014
(Meet at the Marina, Gortgole Road, at 11:00 am)
Come and join us as we walk through the heritage highlights of Portglenone village in the company of renowned archaeologist Thomas McErlean. Be amazed at just how old and significant our heritage is.
View items that are:
•10,000 years old
•unique military memorabilia from 170 years ago
•thrown away and then become heritage
•the importance of our bridge, designed by Charles Lanyon
•the village and its historical importance
•Portglenone House and how it became a Cistercian monastery.
The walk begins at the Marina, where there is lots of parking. It will last between 1 and 2 hours and extent for about 1 mile of easy walking. Walk starts at 11:00 am. Everyone welcome (Children must be accompanied by an adult). To confirm a place contact: The PEG office, Main Street, Portglenone (028 25820150) Or; Damien (028 25821048)
PATHWAYS - Adult Faith Development Programme at Drumalis
Marriage Preparation Engaged Encounter:
- a two day non-residential course will be held in St.Malachy’s Parish Centre, Coleraine on 8-9 November 2014. For information/ booking, please contact marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512
Hospital Visitors Course
Samaritans in Ballymena are seeking volunteers
Ragheed Ganni was a young Chaldean Catholic priest from Mosul, Iraq, who was a student at the Irish College, Rome. Despite the obvious dangers, he returned to Iraq after his studies to minister to his people there. Despite numerous threats he remained with them, claiming that ‘Without Sunday, without the Eucharist the Christians in Iraq cannot survive’ and that ‘the Eucharist gives us back the life that the terrorists seek to take away.’ He would pay the ultimate price when he was targeted and killed by gunmen outside his church on 3 June 2007. Many Christians today continue to re-trace Christ’s steps when they are faced with sacrificing their very lives.
Salvador Ryan. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
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Bulletin for Sunday 15th June 2014
Bulletin for 1st September 2013
Announcement for 25th August 2013
Announcement for 18th August 2013
Extraordinary Bulletin for 11th August 2013
Announcement for 4th August 2013
Bulletin for 28th July 2013
Announcement for 21st July 2013
Announcement for 14th July 2013
Announcement for 7th July 2013
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Bulletin for 19th May 2013 (Pentecost)
Bulletin for 12th May 2013 (Ascension)
Bulletin for 5th May 2013 (6th Sunday of Easter)
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