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Welcome to the Parish of Magheralin

Parish Priest:  Fr. McConville
Tel:  028 92 611347

Please note:  If for any reason that I cannot be contacted in an emergency, a priest may be contacted on 028 38 323161
Dromore Diocese Charity Commission No:  NIC105046

Parish Bulletin:  12th August 2018
Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year B

Responsorial Psalm - 33.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Gospel Acclamation.
Alleluia, alleluia!
If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.

St. Patrick's  & St Ronan's Magheralin Mass Times

 Celebrations / Anniversaries

Sunday 12th August - Sunday Mass

11.00 am Sally Murray.              Rosaleen Harvey

Monday 13th August - Mass & Adoration

9.15 am

Wednesday 15th August - Mass 10.00 am Feast of the Assumption

Sunday 19th August - Sunday Mass 

11.00 am

Eileen Connolly
Confessions in Magheralin Church on Holy Saturday evening from 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm.

St. Colman's Kilwarlin Mass Times

 Celebrations  & Anniversaries

Saturday 11th August - Vigil Mass

6.00 pm

Alice Boyle. Frank McEvoy. Edward Rooney

Tuesday 14th August - Mass 9.00 am

Tuesday 14th August - Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Feast of the Assumption

Thursday 16th August - Mass

9.00 am

Saturday 18th August - Vigil Mass 6.00 pm

Sacrament of Penance
Saturday evening before Mass

Offertory Promise Collection Last Week

No. of Envelopes Out

 Envelopes Returned:


 Total Envelope Collection


 Loose Plate


 +47 Standing Orders


Total Collection


Use of Hall £165.00
Building Fund £10.00

Many thanks for your generous support to the Parish.

Church Duty for Next Weekend

18th & 19th August

Ministers of the Word

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

Philip Brown

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Brid Rodgers

Ministers of the Eucharist

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

Frank Magennis

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Cherie Craig & Sheila Downey

Altar Servers

 Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

 Team A

Church Cleaners

 St. Patrick's

 Team -

 St. Colman's

 Team B

Note Mass Times for the feast of the Assumption.
Vigil Mass in St. Colman's Kilwarlin on Tuesday 14th August at 7.30 pm.
Morning Mass in Saints Patrick and Ronan's Magheralin Wednesday 15th August at 10.00 am.

Booking Anniversary Masses.
Please note that Anniversary Masses for the deceased should be booked using the new Anniversary Request Envelope
Indicate the date and the Mass time when you wish the Mass to be said.
These envelopes should be left into the parish office  or the parish office post box, or they can be put into the collection baskets at the weekend Masses. They should be in the Parish Office or the collection baskets two weeks before the date of the anniversary to ensure that they are included in the relevant bulletin.
Anniversaries will no longer be booked via the sacristy before or after mass.
Envelopes will be available in the porch of both churches.
Please feel free to bring the Offertory Gifts forward at the Anniversary Mass,
and please indicate that you wish to do so on the request envelope.

Prayer Group.
Will resume on Wednesday 22nd August in the Prayer Room at 8.00 pm.
Praying with the Sunday readings.
All welcome.

Mass Time in Saints Patrick's & Ronan's Church Magheralin Sunday 26th August. 
In order to facilitate those who are travelling to the Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August the 11.00 am morning mass will be moved to 9.00 am on this occasion only.

Parish Envelopes.
If you are new to the parish or just haven't managed as yet to get around to registering for a a parish weekly collection envelope, we would encourage you to please come forward. We value all your support towards the weekly collection. Please contact any of our Finance Committee members or just email your interest to the parish office ( You can also pay your weekly offering by standing order and please let us know if you wish to use this method which is simple to set up. 
Gift aid allows us to reclaim tax on your contribution and we would encourage you to register with us for this if your circumstances permit.

Magheralin Parish Welcomes.
Jude Daniel Fitzsimons
Baptised Sunday 5th August 2018.
Saints Patrick, Ronan & Colman pray for them.

Recently Deceased.
Eilish McCann (Portadown).
Saints Patrick, Ronan and Colman pray for her.

Rosary in honour of our Lady of Fatima.
The rosary will be held at the Grotto at St. Colman's Church at 7.00 pm on Monday 13th August 2018.

Fair Trade.
Will be held in the Parochial Hall Sunday 12th August after the 11.00 am Mass and in St. Colman's Church on Saturday 18th August after the vigil Mass.

Magheralin 5K Run & Family Walk.
This event will take place on Friday 31st August at 7.30 pm. Anyone interested in sponsoring this event please contact Fearghal on 07867536478.

Fatima Pilgrimage.
Accompanied by a Spiritual Director.
14th September 2018-7 nights.
£679.00 per person sharing.
For further details please contact Anne Gribben (Lisburn Parish) on 0289267015

World Meeting of Families.
If you have applied for a ticket to the Mass in Phoenix Park and have not yet received any information please contact Father Conor.

Prayer for Healing
Lord Jesus we ask you to bring your healing touch to those whom we know to be sick, afraid or worried. Bring them your peace and healing.

Five Fingered Prayer (from "Pope Francis Selected Prayers")
This method of prayer, championed by Pope Francis, has been widely adopted in classrooms & parishes across the globe and has resonated particularly with children & young people.
The Thumb.
The closest finger to you reminds you to pray for those who are closest to us such as our family and friends.
The Index Finger.
The pointing finger reminds you to pray for wisdom and support for those who teach us and show us the way.
The Middle Finger.
The tallest finger reminds you to pray for guidance for our leaders and those in positions of authority.
The Ring Finger.
Your weakest finger reminds you to pray for the weakest in society, like those who are sick, poor or having problems.
The Little Finger.
The smallest finger reminds you to pray for yourself. When you have prayed for the other four groups you will be able to see your own needs but from the proper perspective. 

Prayer for the Family.
Father in heaven you called Saint Zelie and Louis Martin to holiness through their married life. You gave them as mother and father of St. Therese of Lisieux. Through their intercession we ask you to bless married couples, our children and grandchildren. Guide us as citizens to make the kind of decisions that will support family life.
We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Thoughts from Pope Francis)
1. No family drops down from heaven perfectly formed; families need constantly to grow and mature in the ability to love. May we never loose heart because of our limitations or ever stop seeking that fulness of love and communion which God holds out before us.
Amoris Laetita 2016 
2. The church is a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol or about the levels of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds.
Audience 2013
3. The family is the primary setting for socialisation, since it is where we first learn to relate to other, to listen and to share, to be patient and show respect, to help one another and to live as one. The task of education is to make us sense that the world and society are also our home: it trains us how to live together in this greater home. In the family we learn closeness, care and respect for others. We break out of our fatal self-absorption and come to realise that we are living with and alongside others who are worthy of our concern, our kindness and our affection.
Amoris Laetitia 2016

Prayer to the Holy Family.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendour of true love; to you we turn with trust.
Holy family of Nazareth grant that our families may be places of communion and prayer; authentic schools of the gospel and small domestic churches.
Holy Family of Nazareth may families never again experience violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalised find ready comfort and healing.
Holy Family of Nazareth make us more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family and its beauty in God's plan.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph graciously hear our prayer.
Amoris Laetitia 2016.

Thoughts for the week.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. (Elanor Roosevelt).
Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. (Saint Anthony of Padua)
May we learn to say thank you to God and to one another. We teach children to do it and then we forget to do it ourselves. (Pope Francis)

Each of us is capable of doing some healing because we have eyes that can see, ears that can hear, tongues that can speak, hands that can touch and above all a heart that can love.Lord make us instruments of your healing power.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
And where there is sadness, joy.


We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
(Dorothy Day)

Little Duckling's Parent & Toddler Group.
Closed for the summer.
Back second week of September

In St. Michael's GAA Hall every Thursday at 8.00 pm.  Book £5.  Everyone welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Emergency Contact No.  07717186985 or 07921876225.

Parish Office:
Tel - 028 92 617435
Email - 
Open every Wednesday morning.
Send your notices for the bulletin by email or a hand written notice may be placed by Tuesday night in the post box at the Parochial Hall.  All notices must be signed and have a contact number attached.


Safeguarding Children
Patricia Carville, Child Protection Officer
Tel:  07789 917741

Chris Greene - Organist and Choir Master.  Available for weddings and funerals:  07856361755