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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:  14th October 2018
Twenty Eighthh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year B

Responsorial Psalm - Ps 89.
Fill us with your love that we may rejoice.

Gospel Acclamation.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Blessed are you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for revealing the mysteries of the kingdom to mere children.

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

 Celebrations / Anniversaries

Sunday 14th October - Sunday Mass

11.00 am Roseann Byrne.
Mary & Chris Hanna

Monday 15th October - Mass & Adoration

9.15 am

Wednesday 17th October - Mass 9.15 am

Sunday 21st October - Sunday Mass 

11.00 am

St. Colman's Kilwarlin Mass Times

 Celebrations  & Anniversaries

Saturday 13th October - Vigil Mass

6.00 pm

Peggy McEvoy.
James Skelton

Tuesday 16th October - Mass 9.00 am

Thursday 18th October - Mass

9.00 am

Saturday 20th October - Vigil Mass 6.00 pm Ann Kelly

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


Many thanks for your generous support to the Parish.

Church Duty for Next Weekend

20th & 21st October

Ministers of the Word

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

John Curran

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Blathnaid French

Ministers of the Eucharist

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

John Fox

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Eamon Wright & Gerard Brown.

Altar Servers

 Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

 Team B

Church Cleaners

 St. Patrick's

 Team -

 St. Colman's

 Team B

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.

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.

First Communion.
Anyone wishing to have a child prepared for the reception of First Penance and First Holy Communion should contact Fr. McConville as soon as possible.

First Communion Enrolment Ceremony.
An Enrolment Ceremony for all children wishing to celebrate First Holy Communion in the parish will take place on Sunday 21st October at 11.00 am in Saints Patrick and Ronan Church Magheralin.

Children's Liturgy.
This liturgy will take place in Saints Patrick and Ronan Church Magheralin on Sunday 21st October.
All welcome. 

St. Colman's Church Kilwarlin.
We are looking to recruit some new members to join the Kilwarlin Choir which sings at the 6.00 pm (Saturday) vigil Mass.
Please contact Brendan on 07754411318.

Prayer Group.
Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Commencing on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 8.00 pm in the prayer room. Will take place on nine consecutive Wednesdays ending on Wednesday 5th December 2018.
All welcome.

Mass for those Parish Deceased since last November.
This remembrance will be incorporated in the Sunday Mass on 11th November 2018 in SaintsPatrick & Ronan Church Magheralin to remember all who have died in our parish since last November. We will provide a candle with the deceased's name on it which a family member will be asked to present during the Mass. We will be in contact with you; however if we fail to do so p;ease contact us if you wish to participate.

November Dead Lists.
Sheets and envelopes are now available in both churches. Please complete as soon as possible and place in the collection baskets at the weekend Masses.

Rosary in honour of our Lady of Fatima will be held at the grotto at St. Coman's Church Kilwarlin immediately after the vigil Mass on Saturday 13th October 2018.

Fair Trade.
Parochial Hall on Sunday 14th October after the 11.00 am Mass.
St. Colman's Church on Saturday 13th October after the 6.00 pm vigil Mass.

Hospitality Group.
A hospitality group is being set up to help with the catering etc. at parish events in the hall. Volunteers are needed to join the group. If you can spare the time to help out , at the most three times in the year, please contact Martina on 075443144 or 02838316194.

Turner School of Irish Dancing.
You are invited to a fund raising bake sale in aid of the Mulholland family and Curing Childhood Cancer Charity on Sunday 21st October 2018 after the 11.00 am Mass. Come along and enjoy cakes and some dancing.

Free Events at Lurgan Library.
World War One and Nursing - the local contribution - Tuesday 23rd October at 7.15 pm.
Any queries contact the Lurgan Library Carnegie Street Lurgan on 02838323912

Little Ducklings Parent & Toddler Group.
No group Tuesday 16th October.
Back again on Tuesday 23rd October 10.30 am-12.15 pm.

In St. Michael's GAA Hall every Thursday at 8.00 pm. Book £5.00.


Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.
(Dorothy Day)

A Blessing.
May you have:
Enough success to keep you eager;
Enough failure to keep you humble;
Enough joy to share with others;
Enough trials to keep you strong;
Enough hope to keep you happy;
Enough faith to banish depression;
Enough friends to give you comfort;
Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday.

A Harvest Prayer.
On the day of the harvest the straw is set aside, the chaff is blown away by the wind and the weeds are consigned to the flames, but the wheat like sacks of gold is gathered into the barn. Lord, on the day of death the harvest of my life will be poured out before you, the wheat and chaff and weeds together. Let your wise hand sift through it; then keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of your kindness blow the rest away.

Shine a light.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Nelson Mandela

Someone Who Cares.
Lord, make my heart a haven where the lonely may find friendship, where the weary may find shelter, where the helpless may find refuge, where the hopeless may find hope and where all those who seek someone who cares may enter and find you.

When the evening comes and the busy world is hushed, may God in his mercy give us a holy rest and peace at last.
In the twilight of life God will not judge us on our earthly possessions and human success, but rather on how much we have loved.

When you seek me.
When you seek me with all your heart you will find me and I will come to you.

Into Your Hands
Dearest Jesus, I give myself to you today knowing that your will is my happiness and you can bring this about in ways that I may be unable to understand. Help me this day not to be burdened with the problems I have but to place them in your hands and be free.

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
4.All family life is a 'shepherding' in mercy. Each of us, by our love and care, leaves a mark on the life of others: with Paul we can say: "you are our letter of recommendation, written on your hearts. Not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God" (2 Cor 3:2-3).
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)

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