Parish Bulletin Notes 17th September 2017

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise Collection amounted to £2473.00

Many thanks for your continued support



God, our Father, we are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son, one family, in the Spirit of your love. Bless us with the joy of love. Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need. Help us to live your forgiveness and peace. Protect all families with your loving care, especially those for whom we now pray: [We pause and remember family members and others by name....] Increase our faith, strengthen our hope, keep us safe in your love, make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share. This we ask, through Christ our Lord.


Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, pray for us.


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

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: Annie Lavery Catherine Mc Keaveney

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Anne & Bernard Derby, Catherine & Thomas Doyle, Mary Mc Caughley & Lily Hamilton, Richard Wilson, Elizabeth Mc Clure, Mc Mullan & Deane family (deceased), Kevin Taylor, Gerry O’ Reilly, Margaret & Charles Mallon.

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


On Saturday September 30th, Ask Majella – our Catholic Pregnancy Counselling Agency – have invited two world renowned pro-life experts, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and Professor Priscilla Coleman from the USA to speak in the Ashling Hotel, Dublin on the link between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer and abortion’s harmful effects on women’s mental health. Both of these women have been featured in the recent documentary film ‘HUSH’ which won the Golden Award for World Documentary 2015.

 LOSS AND BLESSINGS DAY In Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, Sat 11th Nov, 10.30am – 4pm. Price £30, which includes tea/coffee and light lunch

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.

Mary & Mercy Tour comes to Belfast Experience the time of mercy!  Best-selling Catholic author Fr Michael Gaitley MIC is visiting Ireland in October to talk on Mary & Mercy.  Fr Gaitley has sold over 2 million copies of his book ’33 Days to Morning Glory’ on personal consecration to Mary, and he’s also written on Divine Mercy and St Therese.  He’ll be appearing at St Patrick’s, Donegall St, Belfast at 7.30pm on Friday 6th October giving his own personal testimony and speaking about Our Lady and mercy.  Everyone is welcome to attend this uplifting evening.



















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