SACRAMENTS AND CEREMONIES UPDATE Funeral Services and Requiem Mass in the presence of the deceased, with numbers according to the capacity of the Church which is 120 people and whilst observing social distancing regulations.
Weddings can be held indoors, with numbers according to the capacity of the Church, and with social distancing observed.
Baptisms with just Parents and Godparents at this time, and with social distancing observed.
PARISH OFFICE wish to advise parishioners that where possible, we will ask you not to enter the parish house/office to protect us and you. If you do need to enter the parish Office, we will ask you to please wear a mask and you will also need to sign in and leave your details for track and tracing purposes. This also applies for those entering the Church.
PARISH HALL Will be closed until further notice
First Holy Communion Will be held this year on Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th October ( Sat 3rd October @ 10.00am & 12noon) ( Sunday 4th October @ 11am) Please remember the Children in your prayers.
THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER “We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner”
AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen
Remember in Prayer…
Sat: Vigil 6.30pm: Richard Wilson,
Samuel Cavanagh & Maria Whyte
Sun: 9.30am: Thomas Sterrett, Jim O’ Connor, Eamon Mc Cubarry Ward
12.30pm: Seamus Mc Cormick
Mon: 10am: Sean Laverty
Tue: 10am: No Mass
Wed: 10am: Priest’s intention
Thurs:10am: Priests’ intention
Fri: 10am: Priest’s intention
Sat: 1pm: Harry Lavery
In the event of a funeral, the assigned intention will be offered privately by the priest at his first available mass.
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Doris & Tommy Robinson & Daughter Mary King, Johnny Thompson, Rose Macklin, John Gillespie, Jim Mc Cann.
FACE MASKS – DIOCESAN ADVICE Following the recent Diocesan statement formally recommending the use of face coverings by all those attending Liturgical Celebrations, please note the following advice: – by wearing a face covering correctly, you are helping to prevent transmission of the virus – wash or sanitise your hands before putting on the mask and as soon as possible after removal – make sure the mask covers your nose, mouth and chin – avoid wearing on your neck or forehead – avoid touching the front of the face cover and only handle the straps or ties when removing – you do not have to wear a face covering if under the age of 13 and in cases where wearing a face covering may be difficult It is important for us all to remember that the reasons for not wearing a face covering may not always be visible. Further information on the correct use of face coverings and exemptions is available on the Public Health Agency website https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/face-coverings
ANAM CARA BELFAST (for bereaved parents) Monthly Parent Evening on Wed 9th Sept at 7.20pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. www.anamcara.ie or 02895213120.
CARE FOR THE FAMILY Advice on marriage, parenting and bereavement. www.careforthefamily.org.uk
COPING WITH COVID-19 “What Just Happened?” is a guide to support parents and carers of children and teenagers. www.safeguardingni.org
GROWTH IN PRAYER AND REFLECTIVE LIVING Drumalis, commencing Monday 14 September (online by Zoom). The course will give you the tools and space to become attuned to God’s voice in the midst of the clamour. Mondays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm, the course will take place initially by Zoom and eventually in-house when Drumalis re-opens. Also possible to attend the whole series by Zoom if this is your preference. Contact 28276455/28272196 during office hours, or email email@example.com, or visit www.drumalis.co.uk
Prayer Online: Come and join us at www.soulparemission.com Who are we? We are a new interactive prayer website created by Jacinta Crockford DipTH, Spiritual Director. What’s on offer? A variety of PDF meditations on Mother Teresa, St John Paul II, Ignatius Spirituality to name but a few. Lots of content to Dive into. There you will find – Podcasts on Faith, Friendship & Knowledge; Rosaries, Prayers and Marian Consecration. Come and join us and be part of the prayer movement online!