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Where do you look if you want to see someone’s theology? On his or her bookshelves? No, that's other people’s theology. Or to be more exact, that's other people’s descriptions and interpretations of what theology is. Real theology, like the Word, has become flesh. So you have to look in people’s lives to see their theology. Don’t forget to notice how they see and treat other people. One’s way of seeing others and one’s way of seeing God are all of a piece. The Pharisees were devout good-living people. (Devout good-living people tend to let themselves off the hook by demonising the Pharisees.) They had a simple theology: God loves devout good-living people and hates sinners; so they felt they should do the same. This story is like a thumb-nail sketch of the whole of Jesus’ life and its meaning. He was sent by the Father to bring life to a dead humanity. He raised the widow’s son to life, because he is himself the resurrection: “I am the resurrection and the life: those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25). The Pharisees were in disagreement among themselves about Jesus (see John 9:16), so Simon wanted a closer look. He was reserving judgment. There were three points of courtesy to observe when you invited a Rabbi to your house: you placed your hand on his shoulder and gave him the kiss of peace, you bathed his feet (it is a very dusty country), and you burned a grain of incense or put a drop of attar of roses on his head. Simon pointedly did none of these things on receiving Jesus into his house; he was not for calling him a Rabbi. These omissions did not go unnoticed by Jesus. All went well until the woman arrived. No doubt Simon’s theology had taken flesh in him: his flesh began to creep at the sight of a sinful woman touching Jesus. Here was proof that his reservations were justified. “He said to himself, ‘If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him – that she is a sinner.’"

Sunday 16th June 2013 The Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus had been gaining a reputation for keeping company with people of disrepute; here he was at it again, in the very house of a devout good-living man; the flea-infested dogs had followed him in. How could this be a man of God? The most annoying thing about Jesus, from the Pharisees’ point of view, was that he not only associated with disreputable people and took liberties with the Law, but that he was clever as well: he was able to defeat them in argument, though he had never been to rabbinical school. He was able to show that the sinful woman had observed the courtesies that Simon had omitted. And by means of the story he told he tricked Simon into praising the woman. The worst was still to come. Totally ignoring the Temple rituals and protocols for cleansing from sin, he declared that the woman’s sins had been forgiven. He was refusing to work within the proper channels. He disregarded the proper channels because mercy was not flowing through them. For him, every channel was a channel of mercy. He was himself, as Leo the Great said, “the hand of God's mercy stretched out to us.” From Simon’s house he went on his way through the cities and villages, accompanied by the Twelve and a group of women who through him had experienced the mercy of God. Let’s look carefully at the procession. Most of the group would have earned nothing but contempt from the devout good-living people who thought they had God in their keeping. It forces the question on me: What kind of procession am I part of? Fr Donagh O’Shea, O.P.,

Mass Times The Cathedral of SS. Patrick & Colman, Hill Street Sunday Mass Times: Saturday Vigil : 6.00pm Sunday : 8.30am, 10.00am, 12 noon, & 5.30pm Weekday Mass Times : Monday to Saturday 8.30am & 10.30am

St. Brigid s Church, Rooney s Meadow Saturday Vigil : 7.00pm Sunday : 11.30am, 9.30am (po polsku) Weekday Mass Times : Monday, Wednesday & Friday 7.00pm.

St. Mary s Church, Chapel Street Saturday Vigil : 6.30pm Sunday : 11.00am Latin Mass : 9.00am Weekday Mass Times : Tuesday & Thursday 7.00pm.

St. Catherine s Church, Dominican Priory, Dominic Street Saturday Vigil : 7.30pm Sunday : 8.00am, 9.30am, 11.00am & 12.15pm Weekday Mass Times : Monday to Saturday 7.30am, 11.00am & 7.30pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral : Thursday ‒ 11.00am to 5.00pm. Sunday: 1.30pm to 5.15pm. St. Catherine s : Blessed Sacrament Chapel each day 8.00am to 8.00pm.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR THE PARISH OFFICE All Baptisms, Marriages and appointments may be arranged by calling the Parish Office. A Priest is available in the Parish Office from Monday to Friday 1.00pm ‒ 2.00pm and in the evening by appointment. OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT NUMBER FOR PARISH OFFICE Opening Hours: 9.00am ‒ 4.00pm Monday to Friday Tel No: 028 302 62586 Email: Website:


THE COLLECT Priest: Let us pray. Pause for silent prayer

INTRODUCTORY RITES Congregation stands Entrance Hymn or Entrance Antiphon Cf. Ps 26:7, 9 All: O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!


O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.



GREETING Priest: All: Priest: All:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.


Congregation sits

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, Striking your breast as you say: through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Priest: All:

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy Lord, have mercy.


Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

FIRST READING A reading from the second book of Samuel

Nathan said to David, The Lord the God of Israel says this, I anointed you king over Israel; I delivered you from the hands of Saul; I gave your master s house to you, his wives into your arms; I gave you the House of Israel and of Judah; and if this were not enough, I would add as much again for you. Why have you shown contempt for the Lord, doing what displeases him? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword, taken his wife for your own, and killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. So now the sword will never be far from your House, since you have shown contempt for me and taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. David said to Nathan. I have sinned against the Lord. Then Nathan said to David, The Lord, for his part, forgives your sin; you are not to die. All:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The word of the Lord Thanks be to God


Ps 31: 1-2. 5. 7. 11. R cf. v.5


Forgive, Lord, the guilt of my sin.


Happy the man whose offence is forgiven whose sin is remitted. O happy the man to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no guile. (R)


But now I have acknowledged my sins: my guilt I did not hide. I said: I will confess my offence to the Lord. And you, Lord, have forgiven the guilt of my sin. (R)


You are my hiding place, O Lord; you save me from distress. You surround me with cries of deliverance. (R)


Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord, exult, you just! O come, ring out your joy, all you upright of heart. (R)


12: 7-10. 13

SECOND READING A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Galatians 2:16. 19-21 We acknowledge that what makes a man righteous is not obedience to the Law, but faith in Jesus Christ. We had to become believers in Christ Jesus no less than you had, and now we hold that faith in Christ rather than fidelity to the Law


THE CREED is what justifies us, and that no one can be justified by keeping the Law. In other words, through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live for God. I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me. The life I now live in this body I live in faith: faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake. I cannot bring myself to give up God s gift: if the Law can justify us, there is no point in the death of Christ.


I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

The word of the Lord All: Thanks be to God Congregation stands ACCLAMATION All:

Jn 14:6

(bow your head up to the words ‘and became man’)

Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me. Alleluia!

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

GOSPEL Priest: All: Priest: All:

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke (Shorter Form) Glory to you, O Lord.

7: 36-50

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to a meal. When he arrived at the Pharisee s house and took his place at table, a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town. She had heard he was dining with the Pharisee and had brought with her an alabaster jar of ointment. She waited behind him at his feet, weeping, and her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them away with her hair; then she covered his feet with kisses and anointed them with the ointment. When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, If this man were a prophet, he would know who this woman is that is touching him and what a bad name she has. Then Jesus took him up and said, Simon, I have something to say to you. Speak, Master was the reply. There was once a creditor who had two men in his debt; one owed him five hundred denarii, the other fifty. They were unable to pay, so he pardoned them both. Which of them will love him more? The one who was pardoned more, I suppose answered Simon. Jesus said, You are right. Then he turned to the woman. Simon , he said you see this woman? I came into your house, and you poured no water over my feet, but she has poured out her tears over my feet and wiped them away with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but she has been covering my feet with kisses ever since I came in. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. For this reason I tell you that her sins, her many sins, must have been forgiven her, or she would not have shown such great love. It is the man who is forgiven little who shows little love. Then he said to her, Your sins are forgiven. Those who were with him at table began to say to themselves, Who is this man, that he even forgives sins? But he said to the woman Your faith has saved you; go in peace. All:

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST Offertory Procession The gifts of bread and wine which will become the Lord’s body and blood are brought to the altar. The celebrant raises the host on the paten saying: Priest:

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life.


Blessed be God for ever. The celebrant pours wine and a little water into the chalice, saying quietly: By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. The celebrant then raises the chalice above the altar and says: Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become our spiritual drink. Blessed be God for ever.


Congregation sits

HOMILY Congregation stands All:

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME so that from the rising of the sun to its setting a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name. Priest:

Bowing, the celebrant says quietly: With humble spirit and contrite heart may we be accepted by you, O Lord, and may our sacrifice in your sight this day be pleasing to you, Lord God. Then the celebrant washes his hands, saying quietly: Wash me, O Lord, from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you: by the same Spirit graciously make holy these gifts we have brought to you for consecration, that they may become the Body and + Blood of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, at whose command we celebrate these mysteries. For on the night he was betrayed he himself took bread, and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father. All:


May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

In a similar way, when supper was ended, he took the chalice and, giving you thanks, he said the blessing, and gave the chalice to his disciples, saying:



O God, who in the offerings presented here provide for the twofold needs of human nature, nourishing us with food and renewing us with your Sacrament, grant, we pray, that the sustenance they provide may not fail us in body or in spirit. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Congregation stands


The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

Priest: All:

Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

Priest: All:

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right and just.

PREFACE (II in Ordinary Time) Priest:

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For out of compassion for the waywardness that is ours, he humbled himself and was born of the Virgin; by the passion of the Cross he freed us from unending death, and by rising from the dead he gave us life eternal. And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones and Dominions, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim:

ACCLAMATION All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Congregation kneels Priest: You are indeed Holy, O Lord, and all you have created rightly gives you praise, for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power and working of the Holy spirit, you give life to all things and make them holy, and you never cease to gather a people to yourself,


The mystery of faith.


Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.


Therefore, O Lord, as we celebrate the memorial of the saving Passion of your Son, his wondrous Resurrection and Ascension into heaven, and as we look forward to his second coming, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice. Look, we pray, upon the oblation of your Church and, recognising the sacrificial Victim by whose death you willed to reconcile us to yourself, grant that we, who are nourished by the Body and Blood of your Son and filled with his Holy Spirit, may become one body, one spirit in Christ. May he make of us an eternal offering to you, so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect, especially with the most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with your blessed Apostles and glorious Martyrs with Saint Patrick and with all the Saints, on whose constant intercession in your presence we rely for unfailing help. May this Sacrifice of our reconciliation, we pray, O Lord, advance the peace and salvation of all the world. Be pleased to confirm in faith and charity your pilgrim Church on earth, with your servant Francis our Pope and N our Bishop, the Order of Bishops, all the clergy, and the entire people you have gained for your own. Listen graciously to the prayers of this family, whom you have summoned before you: in your compassion, O merciful Father, gather to yourself all your children scattered throughout the world. To our departed brothers and sisters and to all who were pleasing to you at their passing from this life, give kind admittance to your kingdom. There we hope to enjoy forever the fullness of your glory through Christ our Lord, through whom you bestow on the world all that is good.




Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever. Amen.

keep me always faithful to your commandments, and never let me be parted from you.


Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.


Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.


May the Body of Christ keep me safe for eternal life.


May the Blood of Christ keep me safe for eternal life.

Congregation stands


At the Saviour s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.


For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who live and reign for ever and ever.


Holy Father, keep in your name those you have given me, that they may be one as we are one, says the Lord.

Purifying the chalice the celebrant says quietly: What has passed our lips as food, O Lord, may we possess in purity of heart, that what has been given to us in time may be our healing for eternity.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Congregation kneels Priest: Let us pray. As this reception of your Holy Communion, O Lord, foreshadows the union of the faithful in you, so may it bring about unity in your Church. Through Christ our Lord. All:






The peace of the Lord be with you always.

Priest: All:

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.


And with your spirit.


May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

The celebrant may add these or similar words. Priest:

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

All make a sign of peace, according to local custom. Priest: All:

May this mingling of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to us who receive it. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Congregation kneels The celebrant says quietly: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, by the will of the Father and the work of the Holy Spirit, through your Death gave life to the world, free me by this, your most holy Body and Blood, from all my sins and from every evil;

Jn 17:11

All: Priest: All:

And may the blessing of almighty God, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you for ever. Amen

Then the celebrant, with hands joined and facing the people, says: Priest: All:

Go forth, the Mass is ended. Thanks be to God.

Imprimatur ‒ nihil obstat: + Most Rev Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor. Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Committee on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Jerusalem Bible version of the scriptures copyright: Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd and Doubleday & Co. Inc. Responsorial Psalms are copyright The Grail and/or Geoffrey Chapman Ltd. Created and published by Tara Lees, 1 Lille Park, Belfast, BT10 0LR. T: 02890302817. E:

NEWRY PARISH: Sunday 16th June 2013 A Message from the Administrator The Parish Pastoral Council has been in existence for two years. It was commissioned on Pentecost Sunday 2011. In advance of that date sixteen months of discernment by a group of parishioners, to do the necessary preparation and reflection, was undertaken prior to the commissioning ceremony. The twenty strong membership of the Pastoral Council with its Chairperson Mr John McClelland has met each month for the past two years and through its prayer and reflection has enabled many new initiatives to get off the ground in this parish. I am deeply grateful to them for all the work they have done and are continuing to do. The members of the Pastoral Council appreciate also the very many parishioners who have assisted them in their endeavours over the past two years. The Pastoral Council is a living communion when it looks outwards and sees what is positive in others, when it welcomes the gift that brother or sister has and prizes is as a gift from God for the whole community. The mission of every parish is to witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ. The success of this mission rests on the quality of the community of life and worship of the parishioners, involvement in the wider community and especially in its solidarity with the poor and needy. The generosity of so many people in this Parish, involved in so many ministries, is so reassuring. The more people we have actively involved in Parish life, the greater our sense of community and richer our celebration of the Eucharist. Through the Eucharist we share our faith in the risen Christ and support each other as pilgrims on our journey through life. Canon Francis Brown.

...................................................................................................................................................................................... Mass Rock The Annual Mass Rock Celebration of the Eucharist will be held on Sunday 23rd June. At 2.00pm young people involved in the Blessed Pope John Paul II Awards will walk from St. Mary s Church to Ballyholland Mass Rock for Mass at 3.00pm. It is hoped that many, young and old, from other parishes in the Diocese will join them.


CONDUCTED TOUR OF THE CATHEDRAL OF Ss. PATRICK & COLMAN, NEWRY In this Year of Faith which concludes on the 24th November 2013, Newry Parish would like to offer parishioners and other visitors the opportunity to have a conducted tour of its Cathedral. These tours will be led by Louis Spencer and Desmond McMahon who have agreed to act as volunteer guides. Anyone interested in the tour should meet at the main porch of the Cathedral in Hill Street at 2.30pm on any of the following Wednesday dates: 26th June 2013; 3rd July 2013; 24th July; 7th August 2013; 4th September 2013.


St. Mary s Cemetery Out of respect for our deceased relatives, please take any dead wreaths or rubbish from the Cemetery. Do not leave this rubbish anywhere in the Cemetery as it is obstructive for parishioners. Please do NOT put rubbish down behind the Tennis Court as this is not a designated dumping area. Please do NOT put domestic waste in the green bins provided in the cemetery. Domestic waste is currently being put in the bins in the cemetery. These should be used for dead flowers and wreaths only.


Divine Mercy Chaplet in Newry Cathedral Each Thursday after 10.30 am Mass ‒ Chaplet to the Divine Mercy Second Sunday of each month ‒ Holy Hour in Polish at 3.00pm Third Sunday of each month ‒ Holy Hour at 3.00pm Holy Hour at 3pmSunday 16th June. Divine Mercy Chaplet in St. Catherine s Church First Sunday of each month ‒ Holy Hour at 3.00pm


St. Catherine s Church Taize Prayer Around the Cross will take place this Sunday at 7.30pm. Ongoing information for Ministers of the Eucharist will take place on Saturday 22nd June from 11.30am ‒ 1.00pm in the Dominican Hall and will be presented by Fr. Bernard McKay Morrissey OP.


A short film on an Eucharistic Miracle, which took place in 2008 in Fr. Stan s home parish, will be shown on Sunday 16th June, after the Holy Hour at 4pm and on Tuesday 18th June after 10.30am Mass. The film will be shown the John Paul II Room, Pastoral Centre.


The Children s Liturgy of the Word Team would like to invite all families to join them in the celebration of its End of Year Family Mass at 12 noon on Sunday 30th June. After this celebration all children and their families are invited to the Chapter Rooms, behind the Cathedral for some light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

....................................................................... RECENTLY BAPTISED Erin Rose Sloan, 14 John Mitchel Street Sykla Jade McCartan, 18 Main Avenue, Derrybeg Dáire Patrick Reeves, 49 The Blackthorns Keagan Joseph McCabe, 29 Caiseal Court Alfie Keith Jones, 44 Carnbane Gardens Luke Kevin McClure, 7 Church Rd, Derrywilligan Donnacha Patrick O Hanlon, 48 Fifth Avenue, Derrybeg

BEQUESTS FOR NEWRY PARISH Our parish has a heavy capital debt burden which is difficult to reduce while our income barely meets our running costs. Parishioners are therefore invited to remember their parish when making their wills. Bequests made to the parish are exempt from inheritance tax and even small amounts would be of great help in reducing debt. Please consult your legal or financial advisors.


EXHIBITION OF NEWRY PARISH PHOTOGRAPHS During February / March 2011 and again in March 2012 a selection of photographs and relevant information about the Mass Rock and some of the main events that took place in the Cathedral, St. Mary s, St. Catherine s and St. Brigid s were on public display along the corridor of the Cathedral Parish Office, 38 Hill Street, Newry. During this Year of Faith the exhibition will be open on SUNDAY 30TH JUNE 2013 from 2.30pm ‒ 4.30pm for anyone wishing to view it again or see it for the first time.


• Start your day with a SMILE, Thursday mornings, Ballyholland GAA Club,10.00am ‒ 12.30pm. More Info Tel: Paula 41774248 • St. Joseph s Boys High School parents Association are holding a CAR BOOT SALE on Saturday 29 June in School grounds from 10am -2pm. All welcome. • Day Retreat to Glendalough, Spiritual Director Fr. Thaddy Doyle further details contact Freda 302 63584. • FULL DETAILS - ABOVE NOTICES ON PARISH WEBSITE


PARISH READERS There will be a meeting for all readers from our diocese on Saturday 22 June from 10am until 12.30pm in Seapatrick Parish Centre, Scarva Rd, Banbridge. Our time together will include an input on praying with scripture and a practical session on proclaiming the Word of God at Mass. The morning will be facilitated by Fr. Martin McAlinden and Rev. Frank Rice, Permanent Deacon.


St. Joseph s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock St. Joseph s Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 22nd June 2013, Fare £42 which includes breakfast on route and dinner on return. If interested contact Molly Tel: 406 30435.


Youth Pilgrimage to Knock/Croagh Patrick ‒ Friday 19th & Saturday 20th July. Young people aged 17-20 years old welcome. Total cost £25.00 which includes bed & breakfast and transport. Anyone interested please telephone Mary at 308 33898 or email to

....................................................................... Recently Deceased We Pray for the Happy Repose of the Souls of: Mark McKernan, Armagh Road Nora Page, formerly Cornmarket Anne O Neill, Stream Street Brendan Finnerty, formerly Newry


Prayer for Exams Lord pour out your Spirit of wisdom on us: help us to remain calm, to attend carefully to the questions asked, to think clearly, to remember accurately, and to express ourselves well. We commend our studies to your powerful protection. We implore you to grant us a quick understanding, a safe judgement and a faithful memory. Grant that we may reflect the best of work we have done and the best of teaching that we have received. Accept our best efforts in these examinations and in the great test of life on earth. May your love be upon us, O Lord as we place all our trust in you. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord, Amen. Every Success in your exams and every blessing for the future.

NEWRY PARISH: Sunday 16th June 2013 NEWRY PARISH ANNIVRSARIES Cathedral Anniversaries Saturday 15 June

10.30am 6.00pm

Sunday 16 June

10.00am 12 noon

Wednesday 19 June Thursday 20 June Saturday 22 June

5.30pm 10.30am 10.30am 10.30am 6.00pm

Sunday 23 June

12 noon

Saturday 15 June


Sunday 16 June


Tuesday 18 June


Thursday 20 June


Saturday 22 June


Sunday 23 June


Saturday 15 June


Sunday 16 June Monday 17 June

11.30am 7.00pm

Wednesday 19 June


Saturday 22 June Sunday 23 June

7.00pm 9.30am 11.30am

Saturday 15 June


Sunday 16 June

9.30am 11.00am 12 noon 7.30pm 7.30am 11.00am 7.30pm 7.30am 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 11.00am 7.30pm

Roseanne Rocks, Markethill & Margaret & Mary Lonergan. Kathleen Kane, Jonesborough (M.M) ¦ Eileen O Reilly, Church Street Joseph & Josephine Rooney, Courtney Hill ¦Kevin Boyle, North Street Brian Finnegan, Greenfield Pk. Joseph, Kathleen, Robert & Mena Lambe, Mournview Pk Joe Hanna, Drumcashel Court & deceased members of the Hanna Family. John Quinn, Birkenhead. Mary Doran & deceased family members, Emmet Street & Camlough. Deceased members of Murray Family, Kilmorey St ¦ Finola Meehan, Annsville. Charles, Margaret & Kathleen McCann & deceased family members, John Mitchel Street Anthony & Cassie Fitzpatrick, Clanrye Fold. Harriet Cosgrove, Margaret Street. Ursula McClorey, Emmet Street. Paul Quinn, Mourneview Park (M.M) ¦The Lundy Family, John Mitchel Street ¦ Bridie Garland, John Mitchel St & Deceased family members ¦ Paschal Lyons, Pound St & Gertie Dooley, Cowan St ¦ James Keenan, Ravensdale Villas. Mary, Laurence & Rita Elmore, Well Lane ¦ Bridie Garland, Cowan Street.

St. Mary s Anniversaries Margaret McAteer, Windmill Rd (M.M) Sarah Payne, Violet Hill Avenue ¦ John & Sarah Devine, Carnagh Park ¦ Patrick & Lily Meehan, Courtney Hill ¦ Anne Magee, Windsor Avenue ¦ Joseph Bolger ¦ Seamus McElroy, College Gardens. Marion Bagnall, Mourneview, The Commons ¦Michael McLoughlin, Carlingford Park. Sean Duffy, Carlingford Park John McAleavey & deceased family members, Courtney Hill, McKeown Family, Pool Lane ¦ Bernadette O Hagan, Hennessy Park. Ronan O Connor, Canada (M.M) ¦ Mary Markey, Courtney Hill ¦ Maurice McAteer, Innisfree Park & Eric McAteer, Ballyholland. Keenan Family, Boat Street & Dunne Family, Mary Street ¦ Mary & Patrick Keenan, St. Clare s Avenue ¦ John, Peter & Seamus Keenan, Courtney Hill Kathleen, Joseph & Paul Murtagh, Priory Crescent. Maureen Fitzpatrick, O Neill Avenue (M.M) ¦ Bridie McCann, Drumgullion Avenue Bridie Lambe, Carnagh Park ¦ Bridie & George McCrum, Hennessy Park.

St. Brigid s Anniversaries Patricia McCracken, Orior Road ¦ Helen McMahon, Canal Street ¦ Francis & Mary Martin, Violet Hill Avenue ¦ Mary Shields, Killeavy Road ¦ Brian Trainor, Slievegullion Road. John Hughes, Springhill Drive ¦ Mary McAnulty, Violet Hill Avenue. Mary & Teresa Jackson, Orior Rd ¦ Hugh John & Catherine McConville, Slievegullion Rd Rose & Joseph Ruddy, Violet Hill Avenue ¦ Sean McAteer, Stella Maris. Seamus & Sinead Lundy, College Gardens & Thomas McGrath, Orior Road Deceased members of Traynor Family, Erskine Street ¦ Mollie Campbell, Killeavy Road Aidan Hughes, Mourneview Park (M.M) ¦ Kathleen Kearns, Orior Road. Jani Kazimeera Sak Mary Ellen & Patrick Keenan, St. Clare s Avenue & deceased family members. William & Margaret McGuigan, Damolly & deceased family members.

St. Catherine s Anniversaries

Monday 17 June Tuesday 18 June Wednesday 19 June Thursday 20 June Friday 21 June Saturday 22 June

Kathleen Mallon (M.M) Patrick McCracken ¦ Michael & Mary Vint & deceased family Members ¦ Clara, James, Ann & Brendan McCormick ¦ Margaret & John Carr Deceased Members of the Mooney & McEvoy Families. Professor James Brady ¦ Mary Doran¦ Kieran Matthews ¦ Thomas & Eileen Malone Living & Deceased Benefactors of the Church & Priory ¦ John McAlinden & Frank Moan Deceased members of the Fitzimons & Rooney Families John, Elizabeth & Mary O Hanlon Martin & Eileen O Cleary Fergal Collins ¦ The McNally Family ¦ Michael Harte Tommy & Imelda McGrath Belle O Neill Maura Carr ¦ Colin McKay Ellie & James Coghlan ¦ Jim Murphy (M.M) ¦ John & Mary Keenan Brendan Mackin Paddy McClean ¦ Billy Mooney ¦ Peter & Maura Crilly

DROMORE DIOCESAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Monday 24th June 2013. An outing conducted by Frank McCorry to the Bluestone Road, Drumgor West, Craigavon, to explore and celebrate the religious diversity of this one-mile stretch of rural road. The Outing begins at the Old Quaker Cemetery at 7pm. We then move a half-mile to Bluestone Methodist Church where Mr Jack Gilpin, Kilvergan, will give a talk inside the church on Methodism locally. At 8.20pm to 8.30pm, we arrive at St. John s Church, Lylo for a short address, and then to the adjoining, recently refurbished school house for a cup of tea.

....................................................................... Newry Parish Trip to Malta 24th September 2013 If you are interested in putting your name down or for further information please contact Patricia at the Parish Office, Tel: 302 62586.

A Gala Concert in aid of Bosco for Africa will be held on Friday 21st June in Newry Town Hall, starring Peter Corry along with the Bosco for Africa Choir, Vocal Score, Cloughmore Male Voice Choir, Celtic Rythm, Morgan Dance and other local guests. Tickets £10 and can be purchased from Carlins or contact 07732277639.


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