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Portstewart Parish

20th Oct 2013 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings: Sunday Cycle C Psalter: Week 1 Fr. Austin McGirr PP 7083 2534 / 07739 223295 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: Terry Butcher 7035 6578 Parish Finance Committee, Chairperson: Colm Diamond 7083 2227 Parish Safeguarding Committee, Chairperson: Michelle Shaw 7083 2606 Family Minister, Sally Andrew 7083 4789 Stella Maris, Editor: Patricia Farren 7083 3042 St Vincent de Paul: 0750 854 9572 Parish Secretary: Ruth McGuckian 7083 2534 Office email: Website: MASSES THIS WEEK Monday to Saturday 9.30am. Sunday Vigil Mass 6.00pm. Sunday: 9.00am, 11.00am and 8.00pm REST IN PEACE Recently: Malachy McBride and Aileen Murray (Requiem Mass Tuesday 11.30am) One Month Ago: Ann McCausland – Month’s Mind Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30pm. Anniversaries: Annie McCullagh (18), Sean Bradley (19), Brendan Higgins, Roisin McGowan (20), Frank Trainor (21), Patrick Begley (23), Patrick Joseph Murray (24), Jonathan Cunning (27) PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER That those who feel weary from the heaviness of life, and even long for its end, may sense the closeness of God’s love. COLLECTIONS Last weekend’s parish collection came to £1351. Thank you for your generosity and support. PARISH CENTRE 20 - 26 October Sun: Car Boot Sale 1000 – 1500 Innova Irish Dance 1530 – 1900 Mon: Pilates 1000 – 1200 Spanish 1000 – 1100 Weightwatchers 1730 – 1830 Karate Juniors 1845 – 1930 Karate Seniors 1930 – 2045 Tues: Little Stars Parent & Toddlers 1030 – 1200 Art Class 1330 – 1530 U3A French 1400 – 1700 U3A Whist 1430 – 1645

Bowling Club Legion of Mary Wed: Rosemary Conley Club U3A Italian U3A Bridge Innova Irish Dance Art Class Portstewart Bridge Thurs: Pilates Innova Irish Dance Bowling Club Fri: Zumba Gold Seated Tai Chi U3A Bridge Innova Irish Dance Sat: Innova Irish Dance Speech and Drama

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EOGHAN RUA GAC Lotto Sun 13th Oct: no jackpot winner. £25 winner: Marie Kneeland (Coleraine). Nos: 2,3,7,14. Jackpot Sun 20th Oct: £600. The Derry Under-16 Ladies Football Shield Final v Lissan today Sunday 20th October at 12noon at Faughan Vale. All support will be very welcome. Eoghan Rua v Ballinascreen reserves in the Derry Junior Hurling Championship semi-final at home Sunday 20th at 1pm. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION During these months, Adoration is held in the Marian Hall from 10am – 9pm on Thursdays. SVdeP CLOTHING DRIVE Bags will be handed out this Sunday and collected (full of the clothes you do not want to see again) on Sunday 27th. PORTSTEWART CHURCHES FRIENDSHIP GROUP Monday 21st October: Tony McAuley, author of ‘Paper Boy’ and ‘Bread Boy’ will address the PCFG at 7.30pm in Agherton Parish Centre. All welcome. EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS’ MEETING Wednesday 23rd October in the Marian Hall. There are new safeguarding issues to be addressed, following the recent training, so please don’t miss this, especially those visiting the sick at home or in nursing homes. YEAR OF FAITH TALKS The next in a series of talks being held in All Saints' Church, Ballymena, to celebrate the Year of Faith, is 'Mary - A Model of Faith for Today' by Fr Paul Fleming (St Mary's University College) on Wednesday 23rd October at 7.30pm. STELLA MARIS There will be a meeting of the magazine's editorial team in the Parish Centre on Thursday 24th October at 6.30pm. We are always interested in new ideas, so if

you would like to join our team or contribute in any other way, we would be delighted if you came along to the meeting. PORTSTEWART COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION RED SAILS 2014 Thanks to a grant from Coleraine Borough Arts Committee, we plan to pay for 25 free places in a children's Modern Dance & Hip Hop Dance workshop provided by Maiko Dance Factory 7 x 1hr weekly sessions starting first Mon in June at 7pm. The workshop is for 510 year olds and will lead to a performance during the festival week. Grants also enable us to provide a Print Workshop during the festival week and cover the cost of 10 of 17 Cafe Acoustic Sessions. These sessions are aimed at musicians/singers who include original material in their sets. To register interest or for more infor email Our AGM will take place in Portstewart Main Town Hall at 8pm on Thurs 24th Oct. Prior to the AGM the PCA are holding an information session on the Red Sails Festival for those interested in volunteering to help with the 2014 Festival or join the PCA committee. Tea/Coffee and biscuits provided. LIVING YOUTH - Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia Team 2014: We are excited to announce the launch of recruitment for this year’s Youth Team who will travel to Ethiopia in July 2014. Applicants should be 18 years or over and team members will be expected to contribute to the cost of the trip as well as engage in an extensive fundraising campaign. For more information and an application form please contact: Claire Smylie: Tel 9023 2432 Closing Date for Applications: Friday 1st November PORTSTEWART APOSTOLIC WORKERS Wish to thank sincerely those who supported our Coffee Morning and Sale of 5th October. A grand total of £833 has been sent to diocesan HQ. This money will help to improve the quality of life of many families in Africa and other 3rd World countries. We ask for your continued support by your prayers and contributions. We really do need some new members to help us continue. Please think about volunteering your time and help. Thank you. ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS EVENT Friday 8th November in St.Malachy's Parish Hall Coleraine with Joe Greenan. Joe works in human resources with the Jesuits and is a facilitator on the Pathways course. Take a day away from your busy schedule to prepare yourself for this special time of the year to nourish your soul and listen to the quiet voice of God speaking within your midst. Registration is necessary for this event. Contact Terence on 07783117077 before Friday 1st November. GETTING MARRIED IN 2014? Prepare for your life together with an Engaged Encounter weekend: 9-10 November - Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry. For information contact 7930 0340 or

LOSS AND BLESSING RETREAT Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, Co Down - Saturday 9th Nov. November is a time when we remember loved ones who have died. At times we are too hurt or too busy looking after others to reflect upon the blessings we have received from those who have died. This day of prayer; reflection and symbols, will be a chance to take time aside; to reflect upon the memory of those who have died, and to give thanks for those who have touched our lives. Come aside and join us. You are welcome to bring a picture or memento of the person you are remembering. 10.30am – 4pm. Lunch provided. Suggested Offering: £20 to inc tea/coffee and light lunch (More if you can, less if you can’t). Contact the secretary at 4483 0242 to book. YEAR OF FAITH The Year of Faith is coming to an end. The Diocese is celebrating the end of this year with a Youth Evening in Drumbo on Friday 22nd November. Presentation in prayer, song and drama by youth groups in the Diocese from 7 – 9pm. Mass at 9pm celebrated by Bishop Donal McKeown. All welcome, whatever your age. MARIE CURIE HELPER SERVICE The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who offer one - to - one support to people with a terminal illness (cancer and other illnesses), completely free of charge. Marie Curie Helper volunteers support people in their homes, offering a few hours of their time each week to provide a listening ear and companionship; give families and carers a short break from their caring role; offer practical support. A Marie Curie Helper does not provide any nursing or medical care or advice. Our Helper volunteers are provided with training and support to enable them to undertake their roles. If you are interested in finding out a little more, please contact Janis McCulla, Helper Service Manager for N Ireland on 9088 2078 or contact the Volunteer Centre for a volunteer pack on 0845 305 2191; Email LIVING CHURCH ON FACEBOOK Living Church news and events on the North Connor Pastoral Area Team Facebook page. PASTORAL AREA INITIATIVE - Catholicism DVDs The first two episodes of the Catholicism DVDs will be shown in Ballymoney Parish on Tuesday 22 October at 7.30pm. Episode 1: Jesus Became Man and Episode 2: The Teachings of Jesus. Each episode is 'stand-alone' viewing, so if you miss one it will have no impact upon the next session. You are all very welcome to attend. For an overview of the full 10week programme, to include dates and titles of each episode, please check our Church Notice-Board. UNITED IN CHRIST Patrick Brolly and Orlagh Mullan became one in the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony yesterday, 19th October. Congratulations to them both!

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