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The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan
Parish Office : 028 9334 2226 Email address: ballyclare@downandconnor.org
Entrance Hymn Christ be near at either hand Christ behind, before me stand Christ with me where e’er I go Christ around, above, below. Christ be in my head and mind Christ within my soul enshrined Christ control my wayward heart Christ abide and ne’er depart. Christ my life and only way Christ my lantern night and day Christ be my unchanging friend Guide and Shepherd to the end.
Communion Hymn Gifts 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. Through the Father, with the Spirit, one in union with the Son, for God's people, joined in prayer faith is strengthened by the food we share, 'Take my body, take my saving blood.' Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord.
Recessional 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.
Vacancy – Part-time Housekeeper A vacancy has arisen for a Part-time Housekeeper within the Parish of Larne. The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 12-15 hours attendance each week. Rate of Pay £8.50 gross per hour. Full details are available on the Diocesan Website and on the Community NI Website. Application Packs can also be obtained from Larne Parish. Closing Date for Applications will be 12 Noon on Friday, 31 January 2020.
Recently Deceased Father Conleth Byrne   Anniversaries Mary Hughes, Daniel McLornan, William Lynch, Gerry Foley, Jayne Symington, Alice McNichell, Lavinia Ward, Billy Quinn, Ann Jones, Kathleen Mary (Kay) Farrelly.
Second Sunday of the Year –19 January 2020
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.
Parish Finances The Weekly Collection on Sunday, 12 January 2020 amounted to £358.00.
Weekday Mass in the Parish Mass will be celebrated this coming week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. No Mass on Tuesday morning.
St MacNissi’s Choral and Dramatic Society Tickets are now on sale at the Book Nook, Main Street, Larne, for this year’s production of ‘Ali Baba and the 40 thieves’.  Venue: St Comgall’s Auditorium, Larne. Date & Time of Shows: Friday, 24 January 2020 at 7.30pm; Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 7.00pm; Friday, 31 January 2020 at 7.30pm. Sunday, 2 February 2020 at 7.00pm
Parish Financial Statement 2019 As agreed at the last meeting of the Parish Finance Committee, Statements of Income and Expenditure 2019 have been posted on each of the noticeboards in the churches.  Before going further, may I once again express gratitude to the parishioners for their generosity to the Parish and towards all other collections throughout the year. Total Income 2019: £110, 871.19.  Total Expenditure 2019: £98, 488.86.  Net Income over Expenditure 2019: £12, 382.33 These figures contrast very favourably with the Income/Expenditure for 2018. Total Income 2018: £93, 817.98.  Total Expenditure 2018: £135, 989.96.  Net Expenditure over Income 2018: £42, 171.98
New Offertory Envelopes Offertory Envelopes for the forthcoming year are now available in the church porch.          In view of the new Data Protection Legislation, I would ask you promptly to collect your family box from the church porch.  Thank you.
Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity A Service of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place in St Anne’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 7.00pm Everyone welcome to attend. The Speaker will be Father Tony Carrer, who is in charge of relations with Anglicans and Methodists at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Beginning Experience every Wednesday 8pm – 10pm, commencing Wednesday, 22 January 2020, in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast.