Sunday Mass Readings for April 3 2022, Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year C
1st ReadingIsaiah 43:16-21
Responsorial PsalmPsalms 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6
2nd ReadingPhilippians 3:8-14
Verse Before the GospelJoel 2:12-13
GospelJohn 8:1-11


Sat 9th April

Penitential Service 12-12.45pm

1pm Mass

6.30pm Vigil

Palm Sunday 10th April

Masses at the usual times

Sunday 9.30am & 12.30pm

Mon  11th April & Wed 13th April

10am Mass

Holy Thursday 14th April

11am  Mass of Chrism in St Peter’s

7.00pm  Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration

10pm Night Prayer of the Church

Good Friday 15th April
3.00pm The Lord’s Passion
7.00pm  Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday 16th April

8.00pm Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday 17th April
Masses: 9.30am and 12.30pm

Easter Week

Daily Mass: 10.00am Mon, Wed, Thurs &Fri.

& 1.00pm Saturday


COLLECTION The weekly collection for the 27th March amounted to £1660.00.  Collection for Needy Parishes £480. Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR UKRAINE An amazing amount was collected for Ukraine last weekend. The collection total came to £11,890!! and there is still more  money coming in. Thank you all so much for  your kind generosity.

Face Coverings The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn at all times while in the church and throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES   The new envelopes are now available to be collected from the church. ( Main doors) If you are not on the list and would like a box of Parish envelopes please contact the Sacristy or Kate in the Parish Office ( 90615702)

TROCAIRE BOXES are now available at the entrances to the Church; please take one home with you.

First Holy Communion will be on  Friday 20th May 2022 at 10.30am and 12.30pm.

RECORDINGS Please note, all funerals and Masses are recorded. Please tell us if you do not want your loved one’s funeral recorded.


6.30pm Vigil: Ciaran Lavery ( Months Mind)

Sun 3rd April: 9.30am: Kathleen Monaghan ( Months Mind),

Mary & James Dobbin, David Hughes

12.30pm: Cecilia Kearney ( Months Mind)

Marie Foley, Colette Reynolds, Patrick Mc Cafferty, Roseanne Donnelly, Sally O’ Gorman

Mon 4th April:10am: Priest’s intention

Tue 5th April : 10am: NO MASS

Wed 6th April: 10am: Priest’s intention

Thurs 7th April:10am: Priest’s intention

Fri 8th April :10am: Priest’s intention

7pm: Stations of the Cross

Sat 9th April:1pm: John Smyth

Confessions 12-12.45pm before the 1pm Mass

Recently Deceased: Catherine Donaghy

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Patricia & James Maxwell, & sons Jim & Kieran, Tony Gilmore, Doris Robinson, Hugh Pollock, Sue O’Neill, Rosaleen , Hilary & Robert Cummings, Dermot Mulholland. 

SYNODAL LISTENING IN OUR PASTORAL COMMUNITY. In order to journey together, Pope Francis wants every person to take their place at the heart of the Church and to hear every voice and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Our local parishes are encouraged to come together, pray together, and enter into a Spiritual Conversation about our Church at this time. Bishop Treanor has encouraged each area of the Diocese to have a time of coming together as part of the Synod. Coming together to listen and share helps us build flourishing and resilient communities for the mission of the Church today. We invite you to come along and take part in the synod by listening and talking to one another in an authentic, meaningful, and welcoming way. If you would like to take part in this synodal moment then please feel welcome to join us on Palm Sunday, 10th April from 3pm-5pm in the Hannahstown Community Centre. The session will be facilitated by the Living Church office.

Accord is recruiting interested people to assist in the provision of Marriage Preparation Programmes. Application forms are available by contacting Selections will take place in June of this year with training commencing in September. This year Accord is celebrating 60 years supporting couples and families. Please contact us for any support you may need

HSC NI Foster Care is urgently appealing for more foster carers and supported lodgings hosts who can provide homes to young refugees who arrive in Northern Ireland without a parent or carer. For more information on becoming a foster carer or supported lodgings host, contact HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit

LENTEN PIONEER PLEDGE Why not take this opportunity to perhaps help yourself or someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem by offering your sacrifice for freedom from addiction? Please consider taking the short-term Lenten Pledge and make a difference to someone’s life and say the following daily prayer; ” I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all  alcoholic drink during Lent.”


Down and Connor Diocesan Trust are seeking to establish a Panel of individuals who will
be engaged in the role of ‘Support Person’ attached to the Diocesan Safeguarding
Team. As a Panel Member you will be required to provide emotional and practical
support for a victim and survivor during the period after their disclosure. and to keep
them informed of the progress of the case.
It is envisaged that the structure of this work will be on a sessional basis.
We are keen to attract individuals with previous experience of providing support to
vulnerable adults at point of crisis, and who can demonstrate an understanding of
current Safeguarding issues and the dynamics, impact, and scale of abuse.
People who might make suitable Support Persons could come from a range of
backgrounds and life experiences. The main consideration is that they have the right
talents and personal attributes. The Support Person role can be a combination of
pastoral care, support and reassurance for victims and survivors. Consequently, the
Support Person’s value-base, their compassionate nature and attunement skills will be
important attributes in successfully undertaking this role.
As a Support Person you will not be an employee of the Diocesan Trust but will be
engaged on a Service Provider arrangement. Remuneration for hours of engagement
will be on an hourly rate basis.
If interested in exploring this opportunity further, details to include Registration of Interest
form, Role Profile and General information document are
available on the Diocesan
website at
Closing date for Registration of Interest will be 12.00 noon on Friday 29th April 2022

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