Parish Bulletin Notes 13/10/2013

Parish News

The Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2278.00. Thank you.

The Apostolic Work wish to thank everyone who gave so generously to their Annual Door Collection last weekend. The collection amounted to £2,500.

Solemn Rosary on the occasion of the Consecration of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by Pope Francis. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Recited Rosary with hymns, and Solemn Benediction. Sunday 13th October at 7:00pm, St Agnes’ Church. All welcome.

A special word of thanks to all who participated in the Parish Volunteers Celebration evening held last Friday in the Parish Centre. It showed how many groups take an active role in our Parish, dedicating their time and energy in passing on the Faith in so many aspects of our Parish community life.

The Parish Historical Trip was held last Saturday. A wonderful day was had by all. A special thanks to Mr Danny McGarry, and our guide, Mr Roddy Hegarty, for making the day such a great success.

A necklace has been found at the Parish Centre. Please enquire at Parish Office.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Gerard Gargan, David McCafferty.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Josephine Gilmartin, Peter McShane, Patrick & Joseph Reynolds, Ellen Small, Patrick O’Hara, Charlie Deveney, Mark Shelvin, Edward McKeown, Eileen McKeown, Hugh McKeown, Kathleen Duffy, Marie, Joe & Kathleen Murray, Jack & Thomas Mulvenna, Brendan, Gerry & Patrick Donaghy, Liz Fletcher, Charles & Mary Connolly, Kathleen O’Shaughnessy.

What’s on locally

LIVING YOUTH””Are you 16/17 years old? Would you like to get involved in your parish and your community? Would you like to get an Award for this involvement? Why not find out more about the Pope John Paul II Award, the name and contact details of your parish Award Leader are available on the Award poster in your church porch. Like us on Facebook to find out more about what is going on for young people in Down & Connor.

St Michael’s Parish is offering a one day pre-marriage course for all our 2014 couples. Venue: Beechlawn Hotel. Date: Sunday 1st December 2013. Time: 10.00am—4.30pm. Refreshments (a light lunch) will be provided during the day. The cost of the day is £60 per couple.  Contact St Michael’s Tel: 028 95088030.

LIVING YOUTH – Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia Team 2014: We are excited to announce the launch of recruitment for this year’s Youth Team who will travel to Ethiopia in July 2014. Applicants should be 18yrs or over; team members will be expected to contribute to the cost of the trip as well as engage in an extensive fundraising campaign. For more information please contact: Claire Smylie, Office Manager, 16 Chapel Lane, Belfast, BT1 1HH, 02890232432.

MEDICAL ETHICS CONFERENCE: “ So you want to be a good Doctor?” – An intensive one-day workshop in medical ethics for doctors and medical students has been organized by the Lismullin Institute ( at the Wellington Park Hotel, 21 Malone Rd, Belfast on Saturday 12th October from 10am to 5pm.  A poster is attached for display in church porches.

A relic of St Anthony of Padua will be brought to St Peter’s Cathedral on 24th October to mark the 750th anniversary of the discovery of the saint’s remains by St Bonaventure in 1263. The relic will arrive at the Cathedral at 12 noon and veneration will be held form 1pm to 5.45pm. Mass will be celebrated at 6pm, followed by further veneration at 7pm and Benediction at 9pm.

URGENT “ ONE OF US” PRO-LIFE PETITION — There is a concerted campaign to make abortion a “ human right”. Precious Life invite you to help prevent this. Just log on to now and sign your petition for this critical European initiative. For more details, contact Precious Life on 02890 27 84 84.

YEAR OF FAITH YOUTH EVENING. Friday 22nd November, Parish of Drumbo, Saintfield Road, Belfast. 7pm-10pm. Mass at 9.00pm with Bishop Donal McKeown. Presentation in prayer, song and drama by youth groups in the Diocese.  All welcome whatever your age. Refreshments during the evening. Ample Car Parking.

CURSILLO WEEKENDS, Benburb Priory, Dungannon. Men: 17th-20th October; Women: 24th-27th October. Cost: £110. Transport is available from Belfast.

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