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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 May 2019
Fourth Sunday of Easter. YearC

Responsorial Psalm 99.
We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

Gospel Acclamation.
Alleluia, alleluia!
I am the good shepherd, says the Lord;
I know my own sheep and my own know me.

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

 Celebrations / Anniversaries

Sunday 12th May - Sunday Mass

11.00 am Nial O'Hanlon
Sunday 12th May - First Communion Mass 12.30 pm
Monday 13th May - Mass & Adoration 9.15 am
Wednesday 15th May - Mass 9.15 am

Sunday 19th May - Sunday Mass 

11.00 am

Molly McLernon.
Dan & Nancy Downey.

St. Colman's Kilwarlin Mass Times

 Celebrations  & Anniversaries

Saturday 11th May - Vigil Mass

6.00 pm

David King.
Noel Mulholland

Tuesday 14th May - Mass 9.00 am

Thursday 16th May - Mass 9.00 am Ellie Lavery
Saturday 18th May - 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 £360.00
Use of Hall £30.00

Many thanks for your generous support to the Parish.

Church Duty for Next Weekend

18th & 19th May

Ministers of the Word

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

John Curran

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Bronagh Mulholland

Ministers of the Eucharist

Vigil 6.00 pm - Kilwarlin Church

Frank Magennis

Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

Eamon Wright & Gerard Brown

Altar Servers

 Sunday 11.00 am - Magheralin Church

 Team D

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 (
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.

Magheralin Parish Welcomes.
Caoimhe, Annie, Eleanor Henderson.
Rian, Patrick, William Henderson.
Anna, Margaret, Theresa Tierney

Baptised Sunday 5th May 2019.
Saints Patrick, Ronan and Colman pray for them.

Dates for Your Diary.
First Communion - Sunday 12th May 2019 at 12.30 pm.
Confirmation - Thursday 16th May 2019 at 6.00 pm.

Prayer Group.
Rosary and prayers will be recited in the Prayer Room on Wednesdays at 8.00 pm during the month of May.
All welcome.

Rosary in Honour of Our Lady of Fatima.
Will be held at the Grotto at St. Colman's Church Kilwarlin at 7.30 pm on Monday 13th May 2019.

Children's Liturgy.
Sunday 19th May 2019 at the 11.00 am Mass.

Thanks to all our parishioners for their generous donations to Trocaire over Lent. Amount raised was £2,867.25.

Cemetry Sunday.
St. Colman's Kilwarlin on Sunday 9th June 2019 at 5.00 pm.
A Church gate collection will be taken up for the upkeep of the cemetry.

First Holy Communion.
Blessings and good wishes to the boys and girls who will receive First Holy Communion on Sunday 12th May and also to the the boys and girls who will be making their Confirmation on Thursday 16th May.
Our prayers are with the children and their families at this time.
We thank their teachers, parents and grandparents and all who helped them to prepare for the sacraments.

Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving.
For parents and families who have been bereaved through pregnancy, loss or death of a baby or child in Craigavon Area Hospital or Community.
Sunday 12th May 2019 at 3.00 pm in Seagoe Parish Centre, 46 Seagoe Road Portadown.

Magheralin Parish Women's Group.
Our AGM will take place as planned on the 14th May 2019 in St. Patrick's Hall Magheralin at 8.00 pm.
New members will be very welcome.

Lourdes Church Door Collection.
This collection will be taken up in both Churches on the weekend of the 11th and 12th May 2019.
Petition boxes will be available in both churches over the coming weeks for anyone looking to send petitions to Lourdes as part of the Dromore Diocesan Pilgrimage.

Dromore Diocesan Historical Society.
On Monday 13th May at 7.00 pm in St. Patrick's Parish Centre, Church Street Ballynahinch BT24 8AF, there will be a lecture by Horace Reid on "Old Magheradroll Church Cemetery".
The event will commence at the Parish Centre and weather permitting will proceed to the old cemetery before a visit to the Church of Ireland church followed by a return to the Parish Centre for refreshments.
Everyone welcome. 

Nakonde Children's Centre Zambia.
Coffee morning Saturday 18th May 2019 10.30 am - 1.00 St. Patrick's Parish Hall Magheralin.
All welcome.

Autumn Break 2019 in Sunny Portugal.
This break will take place from Sunday the 20th until Friday the 25th of October 2019. Half Board accomodation will be at the beautiful "Luna Da Oura" hotel Albufeira. Flights from Belfast with coach transfers and local tours. See the four apparition sites and attend Mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions.
Easy payment plans available.
To book a place contact Noel on 07955475650 or Gerard on 02838324741.

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.
10.30 am-12.15 pm in the parish hall.

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


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.

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 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.

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