The Apostolic Work will be having their Annual Church Door Collection after all masses on this weekend.
The Annual Legion of Mary Rosary Procession will take place today, Sunday 6th October. The procession leaves St John’s Church, Falls Road, at 3pm and will process to St Agnes’ Church where there will be a short service of Benediction. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Rosary beads and leaflets will be provided. All are welcome. Please gather at 2.45pm.
Meeting for Special Ministers of Holy Communion on Thursday 10th October at 11am in the Parish Centre.
Married in Christ: Many congratulations to: Maria McCrudden & Ciaran Delargy, and Debbie McGuinness & Cormac O’Prey.
Remember in prayer…
Recently deceased: Bernard McGrogan, & Annie Grehan.
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Edward McKeown, Eileen McKeown, Hugh McKeown, Sarah McGuckin, Larry Murchan, Patrick Murphy, Wilfie Campbell, Mary & Joseph McDonald, Fr James McEvoy, Harry Sergeant, John Devlin, Josephine Anderson, Martin Darragh, Frank Kane.
What’s on locally
LIVING YOUTH””Are you 16/17 years old? Would you like to get involved in your parish and your community? Would you like to get an Award for this involvement? Why not find out more about the Pope John Paul II Award, the name and contact details of your parish Award Leader are available on the Award poster in your church porch. Like us on Facebook to find out more about what is going on for young people in Down & Connor.
St Michael’s Parish is offering a one day pre-marriage course for all our 2014 couples. Venue: Beechlawn Hotel. Date: Sunday 1st December 2013. Time: 10.00am—4.30pm. Refreshments (a light lunch) will be provided during the day. The cost of the day is £60 per couple. Contact St Michael’s Tel: 028 95088030.
LIVING YOUTH – Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia Team 2014: We are excited to announce the launch of recruitment for this year’s Youth Team who will travel to Ethiopia in July 2014. Applicants should be 18yrs or over; team members will be expected to contribute to the cost of the trip as well as engage in an extensive fundraising campaign. For more information please contact: Claire Smylie, Office Manager, 16 Chapel Lane, Belfast, BT1 1HH, 02890232432. www.livingyouthni.org
On 16th October St Anthony’s Parish, Willowfield, will celebrate 75 years of the opening of its church. Concelebrated Mass will take place at 7pm with Bishop Noel Treanor and clergy who have served previously in the parish. All past parishioners or those associated in any way with St Anthony’s are welcome to this celebration Mass. Light refreshments will be available afterwards in the school.
St Anne’s Parish Rosary Mission, Finaghy: The Parish Rosary Mission commences on Saturday, 12th October after the 6.30pm Vigil Mass (i.e. 7.30-8.30pm). The first evening will begin with a little history of how the Rosary began! Followed by an insight into the Joyful Mysteries and reciting it. The Rosary Mission will be held 12th, 19th & 26th October. All welcome.
URGENT “ ONE OF US” PRO-LIFE PETITION — There is a concerted campaign to make abortion a “ human right”. Precious Life invite you to help prevent this. Just log on to www.oneofus.eu now and sign your petition for this critical European initiative. For more details, contact Precious Life on 02890 27 84 84.
CURSILLO WEEKENDS, Benburb Priory, Dungannon. Men: 17th-20th October; Women: 24th-27th October. Cost: £110. Transport is available from Belfast.
YEAR OF FAITH YOUTH EVENING, Friday 22nd November, Parish of Drumbo, Saintfield Road, Belfast, 7pm-10pm. Mass at 9.00pm with Bishop Donal McKeown. Presentation in prayer, song and drama by youth groups in the Diocese. All welcome whatever your age. Refreshments during the evening. Ample Car Parking.