Parish of Portglenone

Diocese of Down and Connor

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This Week's Bulletin

 

Over the while the weekly bulletin will be placed on this page, and then at the bottom can be downloaded as a pdf file.

 

Bulletin for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 31st August 2014

 

  

SEEING YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GOSPELS

Matthew 16:21-27

 

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?

4 Jesus promised that those who suffer for the kingdom would be rewarded. Perhaps, even in this earthly life, you have experienced reward for faithful discipleship. What have these rewards been? John Byrne OSA.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mass Times

SUNDAY MASSES:  

Saturday Vigil 7.00pm     

11am Sunday Morning

(Childrens’ Liturgy soon to resume!)

 

WEEKDAY MASSES:

Monday:     9.00am

Tuesday:    9.30am 

Wednesday: 9.00am

Thursday:  9.00am

First Friday:  7:30pm  with Benediction

Saturday:  10.00am

 

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.

 

Eucharistic Ministers

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

 

Readers:

Sun 31st August

Vigil:  James O’Boyle

11am:  Fiona McKeever

Sun 7th September

Vigil: Liam O’Kane

11am: Alex McDonnell

 

Altar Servers:

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.

 

Recent Collections:

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

Must be aged 16+, Adult Leaders welcome – no experience necessary! Great experience for CV for anyone studying/ wanting to study Teaching, Child development etc. or for anyone who would like to help in their local community.  Volunteers will be involved in arts and crafts, sports, trips etc.  For further information contact Gemma; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tel; 07902173446

 

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. 

The Certificate in Lectio Divina Facilitation aims to equip participants to facilitate small Lectio Divina groups in a parish or community setting.  Pope Francis in his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium recommended the ancient  practice of lectio divina, a practice of prayerfully reading scripture and “allowing it to enlighten and renew us.”  This course is offered to men and women from all walks of life who have completed the Pathways course or its equivalent or who are involved in some form of prayer guidance or Scripture study. It is possible to do the course for validation by St. Mary’s University College or for personal development alone.  This two-year programme runs from September to June each year and will be held on seven Saturdays from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm at Drumalis.  For further information and booking form, please contact Drumalis – 028 2827 2196/2827 6455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Further details available on Drumalis website – http://www.drumalis.co.uk.

 

Journey Towards Healing Journey In Understanding Programme

A series of 8-week courses, covering four seminar topics, delivered through single unionist identity and single nationalist identity followed by  cross community engagement of the two groups.  Starts 3rd September, 7-9.30pm, held in the Baskln Room at Skainos, Skainor Sq, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 1AF.  Contact Sarah Caldwell, Project Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or Gary Mason, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 028 90451460  See Flyer.

 

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

Learn about:

•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

Enrol now for 2014-2016 intake.  Pathways is a broad-based adult faith development course which explores spirituality, theology and prayer.  Now in its ninth year, Pathways is geared towards those who want to reflect about life, faith and relationships with God and others. The course takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Drumalis in Larne. No academic qualifications are necessary and there is no coursework attached.  This two-year programme supported by the Diocese of Down and Connor runs from October to June each year and will be held on nine Saturdays from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.  For further information and booking form, please contact Drumalis – 028 2827 2196/2827 6455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm), email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or see the Drumalis website: http://www.drumalis.co.uk

 

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

The next Hospital visitors’ course run by the NI Healthcare Chaplains’ Association (NIHCA) and Edgehill College will run for 10 weeks beginning Thurs 18th September from 7:30-9:30pm at Edgehill College, Belfast.  The course is aimed at lay people who are interested in hospital visitation, either within the local church context or within a chaplaincy context, or who already visit hospitals as part of their church responsibilities.  Anyone may be interested can get further information and an application form from Mrs Kay Irvine, College Administrator, Edgehill Theological College, 9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Tel 028 90686938.

 

Samaritans in Ballymena are seeking volunteers

could you be a Samaritan? Emotional support charity Samaritans, will be holding an Information Night in the Ballymena Branch at 45 Mount Street, Ballymena on Tuesday 9 September 2014 between 7.30pm-9.00pm.  Are you over 18, would you be interested?  We positively welcome enquiries from all sections of our community, particularly, from ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities.  If you would like to find out more about volunteering contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone the branch on the number on 028 2565 0000 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

 

MUSINGS

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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