BULLETIN                                                  25 JUNE 2006



Saturday 24 June
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 25 June
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 26 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Primary 7 pupils
Tuesday 27 June
Mass at 10.00 am for James Little
Wednesday 28 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Sharon McKenna
Vigil Mass at 7.00 pm
Thursday 29 June
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Mass at 10.00 am for Helen and Joe Moran
Mass at 6.00 pm for the Parish
Friday 30 June
Mass at 10.00 am for Peter Walsh
Saturday 1 July
Mass at 10.00 am for Samuel Bannon


Sunday 25 June
10.00 am
11.00 am
2.30 to 4.30 pm

Children's Liturgy
Tea and Coffee after Mass
Children's Party

Monday 26 June
10.00 to 4.00 pm
1.30 to 3.00 pm
7.00 pm
7.00 to 8.00 pm

Key Housing
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Weight Watchers

Tuesday 27 June

10.00 to 4.00 pm
7.30 pm

Key Housing
Keep Fit

Wednesday 28 June

5.00 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 7.00 pm

Street Dance for 13 to 18 year olds
Burakudo Karate Club
Thursday 29 June

1.30 to 3.30 pm
7.00 pm

Cardiac Rehabilitation
New Presbytery Reception

Please remember in your prayers:
   Mrs McGraw, Hang Heng, Ellen Hamilton, Ellen Barclay (Australia) who died recently;
   Ben Walsh 1985, John Flood 2003, Greta Murphy 1973, Elizabeth Paterson,
   Joseph Sammons 1954, James Little 1979, Mary Nolan O'Hare 1995,
   Anne Convery 1997, Margaret McCann 2000, Annie McCabe 2002,
   John, Peter, Francis, Jim and Paul Breslin, William Magee 1997,
   Peter McEvoy 1967, Margaret Donnelly 1953, James Conaghan 1999,
   Patrick Burns 2000 and Hugh Brodie 1964
 whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   James Hugh Campbell Henry who was baptised recently;
   and those who are sick.

Last weekend's collection amounted to £659.85 - many thanks.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.

Last weekend's collection for the Parish Centre amounted to £302.48 - many thanks.

Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.

Monsignor Peter Magee, a former parishioner, celebrates his Silver Jubilee on Sunday 2 July with Mass at 12.00 noon followed by a reception in the Parish Centre.

Mass will be celebrated for the second Anniversary of Father Michael Lynch's death on Monday 3 July at 7.00 pm followed by tea and coffee in the Parish

Mass will be celebrated on Monday 26 June at 7.00 pm for the pupils of Primary 7 who will be moving to Saint Andrew's Academy in August.

The Children's Liturgy finishes today and will reopen in September. Many thanks to Clara Hyslop, Eucharistic Catechist, and to all the parent helpers.

Free copies of the Galloway Newsletter are available at the stall.

Grateful thanks to Saint Clare and the Sacred Heart for favours granted.

Anne Hunter, Nursery Manager thanks her staff, parents, grandparents and all who helped to make their first 'Open Day/Fundraiser' such a great success. The Nursery closed on Friday for the summer holiday and will reopen on Monday 21 August. Enjoy your summer break and good luck to all the children who are starting Primary 1 in August.

School pupils start their holiday on Thursday 29 June. School reopens for them on Wednesday 16 August.


Theres is a petition against homosexual and unmarried adoption at the back of the Church.

The presbytery will be 'officially' opened on the evening of Thursday 29 June by His Eminence, Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien. This is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul - a Holiday of Obligation - and the evening Mass will be at 6.00 pm that evening followed by a reception in the Parish Centre.

As the old man walked the beach at dawn, he noticed a youth ahead of him picking up starfish and flinging them into the sea. Finally, catching up with the youth, he asked him why he was doing this. The answer was that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. "But the beach goes on for miles and there are millions of starfish" countered the old man. "How can your effort make any difference?" The young man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to the safety of the waves. "It makes a difference to this one" he said.

The best way to impress people is by not trying to impress them but by being committed and sincere.

The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages
including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.

First Reading           Job 38:1.8-11
From the heart of the tempest the Lord gave Job his answer. He said "Who pent up the sea behind closed doors when it leapt tumultuous out of the womb, when I wrapped it in a robe of mist and made black clouds its swaddling bands; when I marked the bounds it was not to cross and made it fast with a bolted gate? Come thus far, I said, and no farther; here your proud waves shall break.".

Second Reading           2 Corinthians 5:14-17
The love of Christ overwhelms us when we reflect that if one man has died for all, then all men should be dead; and the reason he died for all was so that living men should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised to life for them. From now onwards, therefore, we do not judge anyone by the standards of the flesh. Even if we did once know Christ in the flesh, that is not how we know him now. And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation; the old creation has gone, and now the new one is here.

Gospel           Mark 4:35-41
With the coming of evening, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let us cross over to the other side." And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep. They woke him and said to him, "Master, do you not care? We are going down!" And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Quiet now! Be calm!" And the wind dropped, and all was calm again. Then he said to them, "Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?" They were filled with awe and said to one another, "Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.".