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									Love is:
                             St. Valentine’s Day                                                   Parish of Derriaghy
Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.              St. Colman’s Church                        St. Patrick’s Church
It does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians 13:4-8

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the
same direction.                                                                                     Sunday Mass                         Sunday Mass 11.00am
Antoine de Saint-Exupery.                                                                  Vigil 6.30pm. 10.00am & 12noon
                                                                                         Weekday Masses: See inside bulletin.
Where there is no love, pour in love, and you shall draw out love.                       Holy Days:       Vigil 7.30pm. 10.00am in St. Colman’s Church.
John of the Cross.                                                                       Confessions      St. Colman’s Church on Saturday 5.45pm – 6.15pm.
                                                                                         Baptisms:        1st& 3rd Sunday of each month. One month’s notice required
The root of Christian love is not the will to love, but the faith that one is loved by
                                                                                         Marriages:       Three months notice is required – six months is preferable.
God.
Thomas Merton.
                                                                                                                      Fr. Feargal McGrady PP
                                                                                                          111 Queensway, Lisburn BT27 4QS. Phone 9266 2896
Let us love one another since love comes from God, and everyone who loves is                      Parish Office hours: 9.00am-12noon Mon.Tues - Thurs.Fri.
begotten by God and knows God.                                                           Phone: 9266 0073: Fax 9266 7344 email: office@derriaghycatholicparish.org
Anyone who fails to love can never have loved God, because God is love.                               Parish webpage: www.derriaghycatholicparish.org
God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world his only Son that                                            14th February 2010
we could have life through Him.
Since God has loved us so much, we too should love one another.
From the first Letter of St. John.
                                                                                                      Sixth Sunday of the Year
                                                                                         “Give us this day our daily Bread”
                                                                                         It is sometimes said that the Irish people have a particular understanding of the
                                                                                         absolute devastation caused by hunger. Perhaps deep in our collective psyche we
                                                                                         can understand, because of our own famine in the 19th century, the catastrophic
                                                                                         effect of hunger on individuals, families, communities and entire countries.

                                                                                         Hunger is the most extreme form of poverty, where individuals or families cannot
                                                                                         afford to meet their most basic need for food. When a family in a developing
                                                                                         country cannot grow enough food or earn enough money to buy food, there is often
                                                                                         nowhere to turn for help. Undernourishment negatively affects people’s health,
                                                                                         productivity, sense of hope and overall well-being. A chronic lack of food can stunt
                                                                                         growth, slow thinking and sap energy. The constant securing of food consumes
                                                                                         valuable time and energy allowing less time for work and earning an income.
                                                                                         Socially the lack of food erodes relationships and feeds shame so those most in need
                                                                                         of support are often least able to call on it. This in turn leads to a tremendous loss
                                                                                         of dignity.

                                                                                         It is for these stark reasons that hunger forms the focus of the Trócaire Lenten
                                                                                         Campaign 2010. Please help and donate generously through your parish this year.
Masses this Week:          9.30am Tuesday. Ash Wednesday 9.30am & 7.30pm                                Please ensure your mobile phone is switched off
                    Thursday 7.30pm. Friday 7.00am & 9.30am. Saturday 10.00am
                                                                                                        and you do not disturb the celebration of Mass.
                                      Rest in Peace
                                                                                              Fusion Theatre present HMS Pinafore in the Island Hall Lisburn Wednesday 17th
                         We pray for all recently deceased,
                                                                                              to Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm. Contact Box Office to book 9050 9254.
                      and for those whose anniversaries are at this time,
                Frances Boylan, Eileen Carson, Madelaine Collins, Mary Hall,
                                                                                              Do you feel we live in a drinks culture? Are you concerned about alcohol abuse?
                    Louisa Lundy, Jean McDermott, Catherine Morrison,
                                                                                              You can make a difference. Will you give up alcohol for Lent? That’s one type of
                                Kathleen Norrby, Noel Waring.
                                                                                              fasting. We invite you to take a Temporary Pledge with the Pioneer Association,
                        Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them O Lord.
                                                                                              say a short prayer daily and offer your sacrifice to God for someone suffering an
                                                                                              addiction. Contact Down and Connor Pioneer office on 9032 2744. Leave your
Parish Collections Weekly Collection £1269                   Monthly Collection £1199.
                                                                                              name, address and phone number and you will be sent a Pledge Certificate which
Sincere thanks for your generosity.                         This week counters Team 8.
                                                                                              includes the daily prayer.
The Mass of Anointing of the Sick & Blessing of Carers Hands will take place on
Saturday 27th February at 11.00am in St. Colman’s Church. Everyone is most welcome.              Pilgrimages
                                                                                                 Northern Ireland Cancer Pilgrimage to Lourdes,
                                                                                                 accompanied by medical, nursing and other Oncology staff, Thursday 27th
                    Fridays during Lent in St. Colman’s Church                                   May to Tuesday 1st June 2010, ex. Belfast. 5 nights full board, £599 with
                                                                                                 insurance, Oncology patients £499, recently-treated £399. Contact
                    7.00am Mass
                                                                                                 07516759646 or e-mail: mail@nicancerpilgrimage.org.uk.
                    9.30am Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.
                    5.00-6.00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
                                                                                                 Fatima Direct From Dublin 1st/8th July 2010. Seven nights full board at
                                                                                                 4* Hotel Santa Maria. Cost £696. Spiritual Director Fr. Jim Crudden.
Trócaire Lenten Campaign 2010 – Working for a Just World.                                        Further information from Sheila at 9061 8842 or 07903 188 313.
Almsgiving is an integral part of our Lenten Journey. It is part of a three-fold expression
(fasting, almsgiving and prayer) of our desire to be spiritually renewed for Easter.
                                                                                              40 Days for Life Lenten Campaign. Precious Life is encouraging parishioners
Perhaps this Lent might be an opportunity for us as adult Christians to re-connect with the
                                                                                              across Northern Ireland to unite with those in USA, Canada and Australia for a 40
richness of this three-fold tradition as we journey together as a parish towards the joy of
                                                                                              day campaign to end abortion. The mission of the campaign is to bring together the
Easter.
                                                                                              body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 days of prayer, fasting and
Trócaire Boxes are now available for collection from the Church porch and it is hoped
                                                                                              community outreach. For more information and your free Prayer Pack please
that each family in our parish will take one home. This year Trócaire have introduced a
                                                                                              contact: Precious life 9027 8484 or info@preciouslife.com
Gift Aid Envelope for donations for anyone who does not wish to take a box. These
should be returned on Holy Thursday evening or over the Easter weekend. Thank you.
                                                                                             Preparing for Marriage? Engaged Encounter is designed for couples preparing for
                                                                                             marriage to enrich communication in all aspects of their relationship. The next
Derriaghy Retirement Club is still interested in recruiting members. If you wish to join
                                                                                             weekend will take place 20-21st March 2010 in Dromantine Conference Centre,
us please contact Jim Slevin on 07549 779143 to register or just call into the parish centre
                                                                                             Newry. Phone 7930 0340 or visit www.marriageencounter.ie
on Tuesday 16th or 23rd February between 2.00pm-2.30pm.
                                                                                                                              January Draw Winners
Parish Newsletter new edition is now available to view or download from the Parish Web
Site! Remember to download and print for your elderly neighbours or those who do not
                                                                                                                      £300         Michael McCullagh
have access to a computer.”
                                                                                                                      £200         Sharon Robinson
                                                                                                                      £100         Alan Braithwaite, Agnes Perkins
Public Meeting of Lisburn District Policing Partnership will take place on Tuesday 16th                               £60          Eilis Campbell, Frank McIlroy,
February in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Chapel Hill, Lisburn at 7.00pm. Members of the                         Mary Gorman, Damien Neeson, Angela & May Hillman.
public are strongly encouraged to attend.

								
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