Parish Bulletin Notes 10th September 2017

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise Collection amounted to £2474.00

Many thanks for your continued support

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018 – THE COUNTDOWN IS ON – 345 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.

PARISH HALL Adult Set Dancing Classes Every Thursday evening 8pm-9.30pm. New beginners welcome

Mother and Toddlers Starts back thisTuesday 12th September 10am-12pm

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

POPE’S INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER Parishes That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated, and charity is seen.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Christina Walsh

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Marcellus Seery, Peggy Halliday, Mary Mallon, Eddie Mc Callin, Elizabeth & Cornelius Mc Coy, David Mc Bride, Teresa Mc Grath, Pat Flynn, Cecil Palmer, Patrick Watters, Irene Ann Kerr.

May they rest in peace

What’s on Locally…

Cardinal Cahal B Daly Memorial Lecture

In order to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Cardinal Cahal B Daly, in October this year, there will be a memorial lecture in Queen’s University Belfast.  The lecture will be given by Archbishop Paul Gallagher, a native of Liverpool, who is the Secretary for Relations with States in The Secretariat of State, Vatican City.  All are welcome but we ask that you inform us of your intention to be present by 22nd  September: telephone 028 90665409, email

FAITH AND LIFE CONVENTION 2017 Faith in the Family” – Saturday 30th September in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, beginning at 10am. Keynote speaker Cardinal Kevin Farrell. In the afternoon each participant can take part in two workshops from a range of twenty seven. We look forward to seeing you in September.

ADOPTION Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking to recruit adoptive families for babies and young children.  For a free information pack please contact us at: Telephone: 028 71 368592/02890 691133 Monday– Friday 9am-5pm.

SALE OF GRAVES The Parish of Glenavy and Killead have a limited number of Burial Rights available in the graveyard of St Joseph’s Church, Chapel Road, Glenavy. This is a secluded and well tended graveyard in the countryside just outside Glenavy village.

The burial ground is described as a ‘Graveyard’ as opposed to a ‘Cemetery’ since it is attached to St Joseph’s Church.  The cost of the burial right will be similar to that in Milltown Cemetery and reflects that purchasers are not, or are not expected to become contributing members of the local parish community.  Each grave will take up to three interments. Application forms are available from the Parish Office  Tel, 94422278 Mon- Fri 10.00-3.00pm.

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

St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Open Night– Transfer pupils and their parents are invited to attend our Open Night this 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 (











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