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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 January 2020
The Baptism of the Lord. Year A

Responsorial Psalm 28.
The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Gospel Acclamation.
Alleluia, alleluia!
The heavens opened and the Father's voice resounded;
"This is my Son the Beloved, Listen to him"
Alleluia!


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

 Celebrations / Anniversaries

Sunday 12th January - Sunday Mass

11.00 am Gerry & Mary McDonald
Monday 13th January - Mass & Adoration. 9.15 am
Wednesday 15th January - Mass 9.15 am

Sunday 19th January - Sunday Mass 

11.00 am

Margaret Gallagher.

St. Colman's Kilwarlin Mass Times

 Celebrations  & Anniversaries

Saturday 11th January - Vigil Mass

6.00 pm

Jean & William Rooney.

Tuesday 14th January - Mass 9.00 am

Thursday 16th January - Mass 9.00 am

Saturday 18th January - Vigil Mass 6.00 pm Kitty Kearney.

Sacrament of Penance
Saturday evening before Mass






Offertory Promise Collection Last Week

No. of Envelopes Out

 Envelopes Returned:

380


 Total Envelope Collection

£752.55

 Loose Plate

£124.12

 +47 Standing Orders

£489.59

Total Collection

£1,366.26

Building Fund £30.00

Many thanks for your generous support to the Parish.

Church Duty for Next Weekend

18th & 19th January

Ministers of the Word


Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

Frank Magennis.

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Grainne Wilson.

Ministers of the Eucharist

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

Caroline Henderson.

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Sheila Downey & Pauline Brown.


Altar Servers

 Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

 Team C

Church Cleaners

 St. Patrick's

 Team -

 St. Colman's

 Team C


Marriages or Baptisms.

If it is possible can you please arrange the booking of a marriage or a child's baptism in the Sacristy before or after Sunday Mass.

Booking Anniversary Masses.
Please note that Anniversary Masses for the deceased should be booked using the new Anniversary Request Envelope
Indicate the date and one of the Mass times 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.
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.
Thank You

Offertory Promise 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.
Leave your name and address in the sacristy or place in an envelope and put it into the collection basket at the weekend masses.  Alternatively email your interest to the parish office (magheralinparish@btconnect.com).
We would appreciate being informed of any changes in names or addresses so that our parish records can be updated.
You can also pay your weekly offering by standing order so please let us know if you wish to use this method which is simple to set up. 
The Offertory Promise envelopes and Gift Aid are the two main sources of income in the parish.
We thank all those who contribute regularly and generously to the needs of the parish through the envelopes, direct debit or loose plate.

Dates for your Diary.
First Holy Communion - Sunday 3rd May 2020.
Confirmation - Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 6.00 pm.

Recently Deceased.
William John Agnew.

Saints Patrick, Ronan & Colman, pray for him.

Prayer Group. 
Will resume again in the prayer room in the Prayer Room on Wednesday the 15th January 2020 at 8.00pm.
Praying with the Sunday readings.
All welcome.

Children's Liturgy.
Sunday 19th January 2020 in Saints Patrick and Ronan's Church Magheralin at the 11.00 am morning Mass.

Fair Trade.
Will be held after the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm in St. Colman's Church on Saturday 18th January 2020.
Will be held after the 11.00 am morning Mass in Magheralin in the Parochial Hall on Sunday 19th January 2020.

Senior Citizen's Party.
Our annual party will be held in the Parochial Hall on Sunday 19th January 2020 from 5.00 pm until 8.00 pm.
Come along for food, music dancing and raffle prizes; and bring a friend.
Please let us know if you wish to attend.
Let us also know if you have any special dietary requirements or if you need transport.
Contact Catherine on 07525486980 or Máire on 07720948007.

Magheralin Parish Women's Craft Group.
Will meet on Tuesday the 14th January in preparation for our "Days for the Girl's" project.
Everyone welcome.

Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity.
This takes place between the 18th and the 25th of January 2020.
At 7.30 pm on Wednesday the 22nd of January there will be a special prayer service in Shankill Parish Church of Ireland Lurgan.
The guest speaker will be Bishop Kenneth Good the recently retired Bishop of Derry and Raphoe.

St. Patrick's PS Magheralin.
The EA online application process for P1 and Reception in September 2020 has now opened and will close on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 12.00 noon.

Trocaire Gift Cards.
A big thank you to all who bought cards. We raised an amazing £1100.00 with Gift Aid of £205.00, an increase on last year.
Your support is much appreciated.

Magheralin Lourdes Christmas Draw Winners.
For a full list of winners see the Lourdes' page.

Fully Escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine.
This pilgrimage will take place on the 24th February 2020.
Cost £399.00 per person sharing.
Single room supplement £40.00.
Contact Patricia on 01268762278 or 07740175557 or email knockpilgrimage@gmail.com

2020 Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
The Dromore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is celebrating its Golden Jubilee in 2020 and will take place from the 12th to the 17th May 2020.
More information to follow.

Family Care Adoption Services,
The service is celebrating 50 years of success in finding adoptive families for some of the neediest children in our community. We are a specialist adoption agency with offices in Derry and Belfast and we provide an adoption service across all of Northern Ireland .
Telephone: 02871368592.
Email: anne.ohagan@familycaresociety.org

The Parish of Magheralin Facebook Page.
A Facebook page for the parish has been set up under the name - "The Parish of Magheralin".
Give us a Like.

Little Ducklings Parent & Toddler Group.
Tuesdays 10.30 am - 12.15 pm.


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

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Prayer for the Holy Souls.
Most kind redeemer, have mercy on all our dead.
They are yours for whom you died.
Bring them purified and fully free into the radiance of your eternal glory!
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Kindness.
Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
(Socrates)

Make Every Day Count.
Appreciate every moment and take from it everything yhat you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Beatitudes of Life.
Blessed are the faithful: they are safe anchors in a world of broken moorings.
Blessed are the just: they are to society what leaven is to bread.
Blessed are the generous: they keep alive our faith in the essential goodness of people.
Blessed are the caring: they shine like beacons in a world darkened by indifference.
Blessed are the genuine: they glow like gems in a world of falseness.
Blessed are those who are not afraid of sacrifice: on the day of the harvest they will sing with joy.
And blessed are those who refuse to look back: they will be found worthy of the Kingdom of God.

Into your Hands.
Dearest Jesus, I give myself to you today knowing that your will is my happiness and that you can bring this about in ways that I may not be able 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.

Today.

There are only two days in the year when nothing can be done.
One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow.
So today is the right day to love, believe, do and most importantly live.

Prayer of Petition.
I asked for help that I might do great things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have the praise of men; I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things. I got nothing that I asked for but everything I hoped for.
Almost despite myselfmy unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all men, most richly blessed.
(Anon)

Life.
Life is like the ocean, it can be calm and still or rough and rigid, but in the end it is always - beautiful.

Saint Augustine.
God is nearer to us than we are to ourselves.

Judgement.

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.
(St. John of the Cross)

Prayer.
Nothing is more powerful than prayer, indeed nothing is comparable to it.

(St. John of the Cross)

Thanksgiving.
Jesus I thank you for the gift of my life and for every moment I live. I thank you for my parents, my family, my relatives and my friends.

Blessing.
Good and gracious God, I know you have blessed me beyond measure through all my days. Give me confidence in your care as I strive to fulfil the obligations I face today, those I can now anticipate and those that will come unexpectedly. May I recognize your presence in the people I meet and the opportunities I face.
Amen

Reflection - Remembering.
Jesus said to his apostles: "Do this in memory of me". We all love to be remembered. This was true of Jesus. But if we want to be remembered we have a duty also to remember. Memory is a powerful thing. Wrongly used it brings death; rightly used it brings life and is a form of immortality. It keeps the past alive. those we remember never die; they continue to walk and talk with us.Lord, when we celebrate the eucharist we are remembering you. May that remembering bring us life here and hereafter.

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.


Praying for the Spirit.
Come Holy Spirit.
Come with strength for the weak, courage for the faithful, light for those in darkness, comfort for the sorrowful, healing for the sick and injured, guidance for those who are lost, faith for those who are in doubt, hope for those who have no hope and love for those who have no love.
Come Holy Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love and we shall renew the face of the earth.
Flor McCarthy SDB.

Take Heart (John 14:16).
In the stillness of our very being we are invited to discover that God has been there waiting for us all the while. In the quiet of that humble place listen for the word of God that is for you!
The meaning and purpose of life, and our very selves is revealed in a single, sacred hope filled word. That word is Christ who is "the way, the truth and the life".

Time Apart.
Lord in my busy days of noise and action, remind me of my need for time alone and for peace and quiet and silence within.
Be with me now Lord as I pause for a few moments in quietness.

A Morning Prayer.
Refreshed from the night's sleep, I am filled with gratitude as I arise this morning. I pray that I will be strengthened by your grace this day. In the quiet of this moment I ask your blessing throughout the day. Help me to be mindful of your presence and of the needs of those I encounter. Open my heart in generosity, confident that you will give me what I need from moment to moment.
Amen

Living.
Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can.
You may never be able to experience it again.

O Lord, Hear My Prayer
When I call, answer me O Lord, hear my prayer.
Come and listen to me.

Food.
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.


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.

Evening.
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.

Reflections
(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.
Amen.
Amoris Laetitia 2016.

Thoughts for everyday.
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)

Healing
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.

Loneliness.

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 - magheralinprish@btconnect.com 
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.

Website:  www.magheralinparish.com 
Facebook - The Parish of Magheralin

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

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

Ewtn - 589 Sky Catholic Channel.