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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 29January 2023                         
Entrance Hymn Christ be beside me, Christ be before me Christ be behind me, King of my heart Christ be within me, Christ be below me Christ be above me, never to part. Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand Christ all around me, shield in the strife Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting Christ in my rising, light of my life. Christ be in all hearts thinking about me Christ be in all tongues telling of me Christ be the vision in eyes that see me, In ears that hear me, Christ ever be.

The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan

Recently Deceased Martin Donnelly Marie Laverty (née Agnew) Sam Miskelly Sammy White Richie Hamill Month’s Mind Kathleen Wilson Anniversaries Marie 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 Magill Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. 
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.
Offertory 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.
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.  
Forthcoming Feast Days Monday     St Aidan of Ferns Tuesday     St John Bosco Wednesday   St Brigid St Brigid’s Crosses, made from rushes, will be blessed at Mass. Thursday   Candlemas Day Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  Candles will be blessed during Mass. Friday   St Blaise of Sebaste    Bishop & Martyr
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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.”