Entrance HymnChrist be beside me, Christ be before meChrist be behind me, King of my heartChrist be within me, Christ be below meChrist be above me, never to part.Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left handChrist all around me, shield in the strifeChrist in my sleeping, Christ in my sittingChrist in my rising, light of my life.Christ be in all hearts thinking about meChrist be in all tongues telling of meChrist be the vision in eyes that see me,In ears that hear me, Christ ever be.
The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan
Recently DeceasedMartin DonnellyMarie Laverty (née Agnew)Sam MiskellySammy WhiteRichie HamillMonth’s MindKathleen WilsonAnniversariesMarie Kelly, George & Isabel McIlgorm, Billy Maybin, Kathleen Carson, Mary Crowe, William Hugh Haveron, Katherine Croft, Hugh McKay, Joyce Hughes, Maureen Campbell, Thomas & Margaret King, John Rooney, Kathleen, Mary & Annie MagillEternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
Recessional HymnBe 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 wordThou ever with me and I with thee, Lord.Thou my great Father and I thy true heirThou in me dwelling and I in thy care.
Offertory HymnGifts of bread and wine, gifts we've offered,fruits of labour, fruits of love;taken, offered, sanctified,blessed and broken; words of one Who died:'Take My body, take My saving blood.' Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord.Christ our Saviour, living presence here,as He promised while on earth:'I am with you for all time, I am with you in this bread and wine. Take My body, take My saving blood.' Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord.
Communion HymnSoul of my Saviour, sanctify my breastBody of Christ, be thou my saving guestBlood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tideWash 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 meSo shall I never, never part from thee.Guard and defend me from the foe malignIn death’s dread moments make me only thineCall me and bid me come to thee on highWhere I may praise thee with thy saints for aye.
Forthcoming Feast DaysMonday St Aidan of FernsTuesday St John BoscoWednesday St BrigidSt Brigid’s Crosses, made from rushes, will be blessed at Mass.Thursday Candlemas DayFeast of the Presentation of the Lord. Candles will be blessed during Mass.Friday St Blaise of Sebaste Bishop & Martyr
New Parish Envelopes The Parish Envelopes for 2023-2024 are available for collection today. They will be left out for a limited period, after which they may be collected from the Parochial House.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse“Often the most unlikely friends are best” as mole is carried across a lake on the back of fox.“What else?” asked the boy.“You will have plenty of critics,” said the horse.“Don’t be one of them.”“What taught you the most?” asked the boy.“Failure” said the horse, “so don’t fear it.”