Parish Bulletin Notes 3rd September 2017

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise Collection amounted to £2548.00

Many thanks for your continued support

DRUMALIS RETREAT September 16th—17th 2017. All welcome. If interested contact Pat on 02890 617082.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 – THE COUNTDOWN IS ON – 352 DAYS TO GO! The 9th World Meeting of Families [WMOF18] will be held in Ireland from 21st – 26th August 2018. What exactly is a World Meeting of Families? The WMOF was established by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1994. Held every 3 years, this major international event brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as cornerstones of our lives, of society and of the Church. During the next 12 months a programme of preparation for WMOF18 will be rolled out in our parish. There will be something for all ages. Details will be featured in the Bulletin. We are all invited to get involved in the preparations. First and foremost, please pray for the success of the WMOF and also keep in mind the intentions of Pope Francis and pray for all families here in Ireland and around the world.


Adult Set Dancing Classes Thursday 7th September 8pm-9.30pm. New beginners welcome

Mother and Toddlers Tuesday 12th September 10am-12pm

Crochet Class Thursday 14th September 10.30-12.30pm .All welcome .

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Mary Taylor, Teresa Mc Keown.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Brian Delaney, Patrick Collins, Jack Watters, Andy Mc Callin, Kathleen Heenan, Elizabeth Mc Nulty, Owen & Carrie Monaghan, Charles & Ellen Hughes & family.

May they rest in peace

What’s on Locally…

St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Open Night– Transfer pupils and their parents are invited to attend our Open Night on Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7.30pm. Parents can also register for the GL Assessment at this event. All enquires to the Principal. Tel:02890 294000 (

The Legion of Mary needs young men between 16 and 18 years of age to give 2 hours per week working with homeless men in the Morning Star House on Divis Street. If you are interested, please Monday 21st August contact Michael at 07763 418867.

FAITH AND LIFE CONVENTION 2017 Bishop Treanor invites you to attend our fourth Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 30th September in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast, beginning at 10am. This year we are delighted to welcome Cardinal Kevin Farrell as our keynote speaker. He will speak to us on the theme: Faith in the Family. In the afternoon each participant will have the opportunity to take part in two workshops from a range of twenty seven. The workshops fill up quickly so it’s best to book now! Online booking We look forward to seeing you in September.

Saint Genevieve’s High School requires lunchtime Supervisors 12.25pm to 2.05pm Monday to Friday.  If interested please contact Mrs Geraldine Mc Conville on 02890 925670.

GRANDPARENTS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE 10th September, Knock Shrine at 2.30p.m. Everybody welcome to honour & thank Grandparents alive & dead for all they have done for us down through the ages. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin.

DIOCESAN LITURGY SEMINAR The Diocesan Liturgy Seminar 2017, entitled ‘Putting on Christ – A journey of Transformation: The Rite of Christian initiation in Action’ will be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, 38 Derryvolgie, Belfast, BT9 6FP. Registration from 1pm. It will be presented by Jane Ferguson, a member of The Council for Liturgy of the Irish Bishops’ Conference. The Seminar is open to all and the cost is £10 per person. To book, please contact: Malachy McKeever Tel: 07760 108 903 /e-mail:

54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA FOR THE RENEWAL OF FAITH IN THE DOWN AND CONNOR DIOCESE started  Tuesday 15th August – Saturday 7th October. It is fine to start later than 15th August, so just continue on for 54 days .

MASSIVE PRAYER RALLY FOR IRELAND -  On Saturday 9th September at 1pm, join thousands of people gathering at Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim, to pray for the healing, restoration and transformation of our land. For more information, contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or
































































































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