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The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan
Parish Office : 028 9334 2226 Email address: ballyclare@downandconnor.org
Weekday Masses There will be no Mass on Monday morning.  Mass as usual on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.00am.
Offertory Hymn All that I am, all that I do, All that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you. Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour, Lord. Knowing that I love and serve you is enough reward. All that I am, all that I do, All that I’ll ever have I offer now to you. All that I dream, all that I pray, All that I’ll ever make, I give to you today. Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour Lord Knowing that I love and serve you is enough reward. All that I am, all that I do All that I’ll ever have I offer now to you.
Entrance Hymn Holy God we praise thy name Lord of all we bow before thee All on earth thy sceptre own All in heaven above adore thee Infinite thy vast domain Everlasting is thy reign. Hark the loud celestial hymn Angel choirs above are raising. Cherubim and Seraphim In unceasing chorus praising. Fill the heavens with sweet accord Holy, Holy, Holy Lord.
Communion Hymn Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide Wash me with water flowing from thy side. Strength and protection may thy Passion be, O Blessed Jesus hear and answer me. Deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me So shall I never, never part from thee. Guard and defend me from the foe malign In death’s dread moments make me only thine Call me and bid me come to thee on high Where I may praise thee with thy saints for aye.
Recessional Hymn Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, Naught be all else to me save that thou art. Thou my best thought in the day and the night, Waking or sleeping thy presence my light. Be thou my wisdom, be thou my true word Thou ever with me and I with thee, Lord. Thou my great Father and I thy true heir Thou in me dwelling and I in thy care. Riches I need not nor man’s empty praise Thou mine inheritance now and all days. Thou and thou only the first in my heart King of High Heaven, my treasure thou art.
Parish Finances Not including Standing Orders, the Weekly Collection on Sunday, 14 June 2019, amounted to £344.75. The second collection today is towards the Diocesan Pastoral Needs Fund.
 Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 Your prayers are kindly requested for Freda Tallon, Upper Ballinderry, who died suddenly during this year’s diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes. Freda is an aunt of Mairead Robson, one of our parishioners.  Our sympathy and condolences go to the extended Tallon Family at this time of grief and loss.
Recently Deceased Hugh Chambers Ballygowan Anniversaries Kathleen King, Thomas Kelly, Mary Miskelly, Elizabeth McFaul, Elizabeth McDonald, Margaret Burns, Ena Lyness, Mary Coyle. May our deceased loved ones sleep in the peace of Christ.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21 July 2019
 Decriminalisation of Abortion in Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill was fast-tracked through Parliament with the purpose of providing more time for the political parties to come to a deal on a return to Stormont.  This Bill now threatens to introduce a radical abortion regime which would strip unborn babies of all meaningful legal protection.  If enacted it would be one of the most extreme abortion laws in Europe. At the back of the church you will find postcards addressed to the new Prime Minister inviting him not to change our legislation in respect of abortion in Northern Ireland on foot of this Bill.  Please take a postcard, complete it, and forward it to the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC).  Postcards need to be returned by 30 August 2019.