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Portstewart Parish

10th June 2012 Corpus Christi Readings: Sunday Cycle B Psalter: Week 1 Fr. Austin McGirr PP 7083 2534 / 07739 223295 Triangle Youth Co-ordinator: Kerry Gottschalk 07835776963 St Colum’s Primary School, Principal: Sinead McCullagh 7083 3010 St Colum’s Pre-School Centre, Leader: Margaret McKinley 7083 5737 Parish Pastoral Council, Chairperson: in transit Parish Finance Committee, Chairperson: Colm Diamond 7083 2227 Parish Childcare Committee, Chairperson: Pat Davison 7083 3216 Family Minister, Sally Andrew, 7083 4789 Stella Maris, Editor: Bryan Rooney 07738290588 Parish Sec: Ruth McGuckian 7083 2534 Office email: Website: MASSES THIS WEEK Monday to Friday at 9.30am. Saturday 9.30am & Sunday Vigil Mass at 6.00pm. Sunday - 9.00am, 11.00am and 6.00pm. REST IN PEACE Recently: Barbara Forsythe, John Darby Anniversaries: Hannah Duffy (9), Jack Eastwood, Patrick Stevenson, Sheila McCloskey (11), Rita O‟Neill (14) and Oliver Stanton (15). PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR JUNE That believers may recognise in the Eucharist the living presence of the Risen One who accompanies them in daily life. COLLECTIONS Last weekend‟s parish collection came to £1765 Thank you for your generosity and support. CEMETERY SUNDAY Sunday 24th June at 3pm in Agherton Cemetery. PARISH CENTRE Sun: Car Boot Sale Dominic Graham Dancing Mon: Pilates Weight Watchers Karate Juniors Karate Seniors Tues: Little Stars Parent & Toddler Art U3AWhist Apostolic Meeting Wed: Summer Bridge Portstewart Bridge Legion of Mary

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LECTIO DIVINA Praying from sacred Scripture brings us great life. Reading and reflecting with others also helps. Meeting on Mondays at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall. All welcome. EOGHAN RUA GAC Lotto Sunday 3rd June no jackpot winner. Numbers 7; 9; 14; 16. £25 winner Frankie Trainor (Coleraine). Jackpot Sunday 10th £4900. CHILDCARE COMMITTEE Meeting on Thursday 14th June at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall. DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 7 night pilgrimage now full. Still seats available for the hospital (11-16 July £450) and the five-night pilgrimage (11-16 July £570). Contact Lourdes Pilgrimage Office on 9064 6040 or 9070 5828. LOURDES HELP – Church Door collection Lourdes Associated Membership collection at the church doors helps the less well off to make the pilgrimage. The money raised is used wisely by the diocesan pilgrimage organisers. It is raised by parishioners who are members of the parish Praesidium of the Legion of Mary before and after Mass today. PARISH MAGAZINE - Stella Maris - please send in your photographs, articles, poems etc for the summer/autumn issue. We welcome all material for consideration - you can email us at or leave/send material to the parish office (please mark "For Stella Maris"). Remember to include your contact details. Latest date we can consider material - Monday 30th July 2012. PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Our day pilgrimage is postponed to Legion of Mary Sunday in September. These changes are due giving priority to the International Eucharistic Congress. SUMMER SCHEME The Triangle Parishes Projects annual summer scheme will be running for children aged 4-11 years between the 2nd - 6th July. Children attending the Summer Scheme will enjoy a week full of games, stories, arts and crafts, sports, treasure hunts, musical activities, cookery, dance and more. It is an opportunity for young people to engage in fun

activities and learn about their faith. For more information or to register for the event please e-mail: or phone: 07835776963. PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL The new councillors are Sally Andrew, Terry Butcher, Arlene Duffy, Sean Farren, Ernestine McKeever, Edel Mooney and for a second term Aaron Doherty and Kerry Gottschalk. Our thanks are due to the generous parishioners who are standing down after serving the parish for five years (and longer) as council members. APOSTOLIC WORKERS Committee meeting on Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre to finalise arrangements for Apostolic Awareness Day. All members are please asked to attend. APOSTOLIC AWARENESS DAY On the 16th and 17th June the local Apostolic Workers group will be handing out envelopes to be collected on Apostolic Awareness Day on the 23rd and 24th June. This money goes to support missionaries involved in medical, food, educational and clean water projects in the developing world. If you are a tax payer we would ask you to consider using Gift Aid which will significantly increase your donation AT NO COST TO YOU. We are all affected by the present economic situation but those most affected live in the developing world. YOUTH FESTIVAL The Knock Summer Festival is taking place on Saturday the 28th July. This day will be full of talks, workshops, music, prayer and reflection. The theme for the day is „ONE‟. Why not come and join us for this day? The day is free of charge. It is for all people aged 17-30. For more info:, or call us on 00353 876927850. Find us on Facebook Knock Summer Festival. YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO LOUGH DERG 6 – 8 July. Your Granny may have told you about it ... you probably heard about midges and black tea … and you could well be thinking “are you mad!” You‟ll do all the “hard” things your Granny would have told you about but they‟ll also throw in a few special sessions which will make sense to you. Ideal for any A-Level or Youth Group. Full details on FUN DAY A fun day out for Parish altar servers and families will be held in St Malachy‟s church grounds on Sunday 24th June from 12 – 5pm. Further details will be available soon! COFFEE MORNING will be held in Loreto Convent, Coleraine on Tuesday 12th June at 10.30 am – 12 noon in aid of St Vincent de Paul Society. Donations gratefully accepted.

FOYER RETREATS A time of healing prayer and information on the Foyers of Light Charity & Mystic Love. Inspired by Marthe Robin French Catholic Mystic & Human Eucharistic Miracle on Sunday July 1st, 2.00 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Church, Bessbrook, Newry, given by Fr. Killian Byrne (donation). Also silent retreats inspired by Marthe Robin & given by Killian Byrne in Dromantine, Newry Sept 10 - 16th , Ards, Donegal Aug 13 - 19th. Brochure from Hugh 3083 0904. Email - FOR SALE A black TFL Viking mobility outdoor scooter, with basket at front, hardly ever used, it goes up to 8mph. It is in excellent condition and would need to be seen to appreciate the high standard of it. Please contact Claire on 7083 1029 or 07743087419. Price £1000 ono. Genuine reason for sale. ST VINCENT DE PAUL CLOTHING DRIVE There will be a van outside the Church on the weekend of 23-24 June for donations of new and nearly new clothing. Bags will be given out after masses the previous weekend. Annual ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE will be held in Belfast on Saturday 7th July. Join thousands of people from across Ireland for this fun-filled family day out. Book your seat NOW on the Coach travelling to the Rally from your area. For details please contact 9027 8484 or click on DOWN AND CONNOR FOLK GROUP Annual Folk Weekend 20th – 21st October 2012 Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry. A great opportunity for Parish musicians to learn new music for mass and other liturgical and paraliturgical events. Cost: £75 residential (over 18 only); £45 Sat only. Full details and booking forms available from PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION OF SACRED HEART Connor Regional Council meeting on Monday 11th June at 7.30pm in the Parochial Hall, Glenshesk Road, Armoy PART–TIME COOK required in Portstewart. Please contact Helen 07936 889286 for more details. BBC WANTS US AGAIN! On Sunday 22nd July 10.15am BBC Radio Ulster will broadcast “Morning Service” which will be parish Mass from Star of the Sea. Ideas are welcome to beautify our Sunday Mass, reflecting the wealth of talent in our parish. Contact the PP.


COLLECTIONS Last weekend‟s parish collection came to £1765 Thank you for your generosity and support. REST IN PEACE Recently: Barbara Forsyt...