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The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan
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Masses in the Parish this week Mass will be celebrated Monday - Thursday at 9.00am.  Normal service has resumed!
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 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, His the sceptre, his the throne Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood. Alleluia! Not as orphans are we left in sorrow now Alleluia! He is near us, faith believes nor questions how Though the cloud from sight received him when the forty days were o'er Shall our hearts forget his promise, I am with you evermore? Alleluia! Bread of heaven, here on earth our food and stay Alleluia! Here the sinful flee to thee from day to day Thou within the veil hast entered, robed in flesh, our great High Priest Thou on earth both Priest and Victim in the Eucharistic Feast.
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 they side. Strength and protection may they 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 When I may praise thee with thy saints for aye.
Recessional Hymn Now thank we all our God With hearts and hands and voices Who wondrous things hath done In whom this world rejoices. Who from our mother’s arms Hath blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love And still is ours today O may this bounteous God Through all our lives be near us With ever joyful hearts And blessed peace to cheer us. And keep us in his grace And guide us when perplexed And free us from all ills In this world and the next.
Parish Finances The Weekly Collection, 19 May 2019, amounted to £400.00.  For this and for those contributions received by Standing Order, sincere thanks.
First Holy Communion Next Sunday, 2 June 2019, we celebrate First Holy Communion Sunday.   We congratulate the young people who will make their First Holy Communion.  We pray that the occasion will be a great source of grace for the young people, as well as for their families.
Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Father Darren Brennan will lead a Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, 15 June 2019.  Bus leaving 7.00am from top car park St Bernard’s Church, 165 Antrim Road, Glengormley, BT36 7QR. Departing Knock at 5.00pm.  Cost £20.00 and packed lunch is required.  For further information contact - 07972 103 130.
 Living Church Mid-Summer Evening Celebration Bishop Noel Treanor and the Diocesan Pastoral Council will celebrate the fourth ‘Mid-Summer Evening’ at 7.00pm on Wednesday, 19 June 2019, at St James’ Whiteabbey.  An invitation is extended to parishioners to attend.  The evening will begin with a BBQ and will involve prayer, structured inputs from individuals and an opportunity to meet and mingle with parishioners from across the Diocese.
 Anniversaries Anne Marie Dempsey, Samuel Montgomery, Robert Wilson, Eileeen Wilson, Tommy Wilson, Patrick McCaughey, Davy McCudden, Barry Cannavan, Thomas Farrelly, Marjorie Beggs, Tom Muldoon, Matthew Symington, Ethel Hutcheon
Sixth Sunday of Easter – 26 May 2019
 St Vincent de Paul Conference he Parish Conference of St Vincent de Paul are holding a Charity Table Quiz on Friday, 31 May 2019, at 7.30pm in the Parish Centre adjacent to the church.  Everyone welcome.  £4.00 per person (including light supper) pay at the door. All proceeds in aid of the Parish Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. 
Address of Pope Francis Available at the back of the churches are copies of an Address of Pope Francis on the Protection of Minors in the Church given on 24 February 2019.
Inspirational Quote from St Teresa of Calcutta Intense love does not measure; it just gives.