Pentecost Sunday! Receive the Holy Spirit - John 20:19-23 - Bible Verse of the Day

Today is Pentecost Sunday. This is the day that God sent to us a helper after Jesus returned to our Heavenly Father. The helper is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our advocate in all our times of hardships and comfort. He will keep reminding us of everything that Jesus taught us while He was here on earth. He will also be providing good counsel always when we fall into temptations.
Jesus, today, is sending the Holy Spirit to us and at the same time sending us forth to the world to proclaim the Good News. He knows that it will not be an easy task to proclaim the Gospel to the world. The world is full of evil and persecutions. The Holy Spirit will be with us to strengthen our faith and hope when face turbulence from the evil one.
Our clergy are today being given the powers to help us in penance. Jesus has advanced the powers of absolution to our Bishops and Priests. Let us seize this golden opportunity and always go to confession as often as possible without fear of being scorned by Non-Catholics.

Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, Father of the poor!
Come, source of all our store!
Come, within our bosoms shine.
You, of comforters the best;
You, the soul’s most welcome guest.


Weekly Offertory Promise amounted to £1631.00

Thank you for your generous financial support. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.

Trócaire Boxes Please return your Trócaire boxes to the church at Mass times or to the parish office  or Sacristy at the opening hours. Thank you.

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


Tullyrusk Cemetery 5th June at 1.30pm

St Peter’s Church The Rock– 5th June at 3pm.

The fiftieth anniversary of the death of Fr Noel Fitzpatrick occurs on 9th of July 2022.

To mark this anniversary, Bishop Treanor will celebrate Mass at 11am on Sunday 3rd July at St Peter’s Cathedral.

On Friday 8th July, the family of Fr Noel wish to invite you to Mass in St MacNissi’s Church, Magherahoney (Parish of Loughguile) where Fr Noel is buried.

Mass at 7.30pm will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall where photographs and items related to Fr Noel will be on display.

All are invited to participate in these two events..


SAT: Vigil 6.30pm: Mary Zemrowsky

SUN: 9.30am: Priest’s intention

12.30pm: Liam Byrne, Larry Teague, William Cinnamond

MON:10.00am:Priest’s intention


WED:10.00am: Edward Mc Cann

THU: 10.00am: Priest’s intention

FRI: 10.00am: Priests’s intention

SAT:1pm:Priest’s intention

NB: In the event of a funeral, the assigned intention will be offered privately by the priest at his first available mass.

Recently Deceased: Freddy Briggs, Betty Williams, Edna Rice

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Gerard Mc Keever, Mary Mc Grath, Rachel & Alec Wright, Sean Prenter, Malachy Gregory.

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CLONARD NOVENA 15th –23rd June  THEME “Let us Dream”
NOVENA TIMESMON-SAT 7am, 9.30am, 11.30am, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
SUN7am, 9.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 4pm, 6pm & 8pm.

A JOURNEY OF FAITH, HOPE AND JOY WITH ST PATRICK….Come and be refreshed on ancient paths in the cradle of Christianity in Ireland. Poor Clares Sr Martina Purdy and Sr Elaine Kelly will lead you on an amazing five day pilgrimage that includes guided walks to sites associated with St Patrick in County Down. Stay in Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, visit with monks along St Patrick’s Way, and capture the joy of the first Christians in Ireland. From £798 all inc meals, transport, activities. or call centre Downpatrick 02844 619000.

DROMANTINE SUNDAY, SMA OPEN DAY and FAMILY FUN DAY SUNDAY 12TH JUNE 2022 Society African Missions, Dromantine, Newry, BT34 1RH 1pm – 5.30pm There is a £5.00 admission for each car (it doesn’t matter how many are in the car). Tel: 02830821964 for more information. EVERYONE WELCOME.

Accord NI is continuing to offer Marriage Preparation Programme using the Zoom video platform and dates are posted on their website up to end November 2022. Couples can now book in the following ways: online / or by email to or call on 02890 233002.

“Trócaire are very pleased to announce that a total of £12,886 was kindly donated to their Lenten Appeal at the “Hope Springs Eternal” concert at Clonard Monastery, Belfast on Friday 20th May. These funds will be doubled by the UK government and will support Trócaire’s work in Zimbabwe. Trócaire would like to thank everyone who attended and donated on the night; the clergy and staff at Clonard; the performers: Margaret Keys, The Priests and St Dominic’s Grammar School Choir; and the volunteers who kindly helped on the night.”

Do you or somebody you know suffer from addiction?  
Addiction to Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Pornography, Food, Internet etc. steals life from so many people.
Please come to the shrine of Matt Talbot in Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
Sean Mc Dermot Street, Dublin  on Sunday 12th June at 2pm,
and join our annual national pilgrimage to pray for the miracle of freedom
from all these addictions. For more information, visit
or contact  (028) 71262894

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