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 Pentecost Sunday – 28th May 2023                         
Entrance Hymn Come Holy Ghost Creator come From thy bright heav’nly throne Come take possession of our souls And make them all thine own. Thou who art called the Paraclete Best gift of God above The living spring, the living fire Sweet unction and true love. All glory to the Father be With his co-equal son The same to thee great Paraclete While endless ages run.

The Parish of Ballyclare & Ballygowan

We remember those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Anne Marie Dempsey, Samuel Montgomery, Robert Wilson, Eileen Wilson, Tommy Wilson, Patrick McCaughey, Davy McCudden, Barry Canavan, Thomas Farrelly, Marjorie Beggs, Tom Muldoon, Matthew Symington, Ethel Hutcheson, Jack McCurry, and Edward Matthews. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
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.
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 When I may praise thee with thy saints for aye.
Parish Collections The Parish Collection for Sunday, 21st May 2023 amounted to £572.80. The Collection for the Educations of Students for the Priesthood amounted to £167.20.
DONATE Please click on the button if you wish to make an online donatation to the Parish of Ballyclare and Ballygowan. Thank you.
Society of St Vincent de Paul Thank you to everyone who has responded to the invitation to the Mid-Summer Lunch on 16 June 2023.  We look forward to welcoming all those who can come on the day itself. The Conference plans to hold a Parish/Family Fun Day at Carnfunnock Country Park early in September 2023.  At this stage, to gauge interest and to make booking, you are asked to collect a form from the church porch, indicating how many from your household would be interested in taking part in the Parish/Family Fun Day and Bar-B-Que.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Donal McKeown Copies of Bishop McKeown’s Pastoral Letter – Be part of God’s Amazing Dream - are available at the back of the church or click on link below to view. Be part of God’s Amazing Dream
Cemetery Sunday, Ballygowan On Sunday, 11 June 2023 at 3.00pm, we shall celebrate Cemetery Sunday at Ballygowan with the Blessing of Graves, Rosary and Benediction.