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Bulletin - 31st May 2020

Solemnity of Pentecost - Year  A


The celebration of MASS, the sacrament of reconciliation and baptisms have been suspended due to the coronavirus
Peter Tierney, Denis Clancy, Denise Clancy, Angela (McGeown) Giles, Pat Semple, Stephen Morgan,
Deacon Martin Doherty,  John Boyle, Frances Mackie, Wilma McManus, Carol McFarlane, Jean Murdoch, Anne Hughes, Mrs Biagi, Catherine Gallagher, Molly McGavigan
Recently Deceased:  
Alex Martin, Jack Doyle, Sheila McSkeane, Maurice Malcolm
John McDonald, Sr. Antoinette Bangart, Georgina Hickey, Anne Maguire, Owen Berrie (Sr),  Annie McGilloway, Edouard Mouchel, John and Margaret Power
Live Streaming of Mass
Sunday: 10.30am
Weekdays: 12.30pm.
On days in which a funeral will be celebrated, an additional requiem mass will be streamed.
On these days Fr Kieran will celebrate the live streamed weekday Mass at 12.30pm
Fr Kieran will also celebrate Mass each Wednesday at 12.30pm
Funeral: Alexander Martin: Tuesday 2nd June;
Mass  will be streamed for Alex at 10am before I meet with his family at Woodside Crematorium for a funeral service at 11am. Please pray for Alex and his family.
Standing Orders:
If your income has not been affect by the Coronavirus and if you do not have a standing order for the parish we would ask that you consider taking out one. The form is available on the parish website.
The sort code is 801844 and the account number is 00262573.
Please only consider doing this if it will not cause or add to financial hardship at this time.
Thank you to those who have  submitted a standing order and those who have continued with existing standing orders.
I would like to thank everyone who has so far signed up for a Standing Order and also those who have put their offerings through the letter box at St Columba’s and St. James’. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you
Gift Aid:
Also if you are a taxpayer and have not already taken out gift aid for the parish, please consider doing it. Again the form is available from the website.
From the Diocesan Office: A brand-new facility to make on-line donations to your parishes through our Online Parish Offertory portal which you can find on the Homepage of our Diocesan website (  This is an easy, swift and safe method of payment.  It allows you to make one off or recurring donations, and if you are a taxpayer to Gift Aid your contributions making it worth 25% more at no extra cost.  All your donations will be paid weekly to your parishes. Please only consider using this facility if  it will not cause or add to financial hardship at this time.
daily catholic Holy Mass live online church broadcast  is a link that lists masses celebrated throughout the world.
I would like to thank the anonymous person who has been sending Tesco gift cards. You are very kind. The cards have been used by the SVDP to buy food for the people who come on Sunday’s for food parcels. Thank you again
If you would like me to pray for anyone or any intention, especially at Mass, please email me the details. The parish email address is on the front page of the bulletin. If it is not possible to email, just phone and leave a message.   I will also add names of the recently dead and anniversaries to the names on the Bulletin.
A Parish Pastoral Council meeting took place on 18th May. The minutes are available now on the Website.
#Prayer liberates us from our instinct toward violence. It is a gaze directed toward God, so that He might take care of the human heart.
The Holy Spirit, when we invite Him into our wounds, anoints our painful memories with the balm of hope, because the Spirit restores hope.
It is possible to follow Pope Francis saying Mass and his Wednesday Audience etc. on

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