COLLECTION The weekly collection for the 13th February amounted to £1215.00 Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.
Novena Collection £1359.00 Thank you
Face Coverings The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn at all times while in the church and throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.
HOLY CHILD P.S.
P7A Mr Moran Wed 23rd Feb 10am
P7B Mr Tracey/Mr Hurley Wed 23rd Feb 1pm
P7C Mrs Deignan 24th Feb 1pm
RECORDINGS Please note, all funerals and Masses are recorded. Please tell us if you do not want your loved one’s funeral recorded.
Collection for Sick & Retired Priests This collection is required for the ongoing needs of priests in the Diocese who are either sick or retired. The collection is used to help fund the Provident Fund of Secular Priest’s providing retirement grants, sickness grants, subsidizing care home fees and medical bills. 2020= £62,360
LETTER OF RELAXATION OF COVID-19 REGULATIONS AND RETRICTIONS FROM BISHOP NOEL TREANOR BELOW
please click on the link to view... Letter from Bishop Treanor 15.02.2022 (Covid Guidelines).pdf
PRAYER INTENTIONS: We extend our sympathies to the families of those who died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversary occur at this time.
6.30pm Vigil: Harry & Teresa Bleakley, Brian Allen
Sun 20th Feb : 9.30am: Joe Dornan
12.30pm:Mary Cooper, Colette Tabb, Greta Pollock
Mon 21st Feb:10am: Maggie Corrigan
Tue 22nd Feb: 10am: NO MASS
Wed 23rd Feb: 10am: CONFIRMATION
Thurs 24th Feb :10am:Priest’s intention
Fri 25th Feb :10am: Priest’s intention
Sat 26th Feb : 1pm: Priest’s intention
Recently Deceased: Alice ( Dolly) Prenter, Eileen Mc Aree, Sarah Cooper
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: James Tierney, Ester O’ Neill, Pauline Mc Crea, Bridie Mc Keown, Arthur Anderson, Kathleen Gomez, John & Ellen Mc Alinden, Colette Tabb, Liam Donnelly & Bill Kyles, Donna & Marie Kyles, Anne Mc Carron, Harry & Mary Bradley, Anne Maguire, Mc Shane & Devlin family, Colin Lewis.
Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!
CONGRATULATIONS Bishop Treanor celebrated the Ordination to Diaconate on Saturday 19 February 2022 at 12 noon. The ordinandi are: Jackie Breen (Downpatrick), John Downey (Belfast) Kieran Hunt (Belfast), Paddy Keown (Belfast) Mark Leneghan (Castlewellan), Ricky Looney (Larne) We congratulate them and ask you to keep them in your Prayers now, and in their future ministerial role .
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022 13 – 18th July 2022 – £685.00 per person Hotel Jeanne d’Arc, Hotel Alba, Hotel Mediterannee For application forms Visitlourdes@downandconnor.org or call 028 90 770162
Laudato Si’ – grounding the teaching in our everyday lives
Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ highlights the beauty of the earth and our role as stewards of this great gift of creation.
To care for our common home there are many changes that we all need to make and the first change is a change of heart, an ecological conversion.
Join Prof John Barry, Fr Tim Bartlett and Rev Cheryl Meban in conversation as they explore Laudato Si’ and how we can each embrace change in our everyday lives to care for the earth.
You can be attend in person on Thursday 24th Feb at 7pm in St John’s Church, Falls Road. Parking available and venue on main bus route. Online viewing via parish webcam www.stjohnsfallsroad.org
LENTEN PIONEER PLEDGE Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Why not take this opportunity to perhaps help yourself or someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem, by offering your sacrifice for freedom from addiction? Please consider taking the short- term Lenten Pledge and make a difference to someone’s life, and say the following daily prayer. “I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to abstain from all alcoholic drink during Lent.”