WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1800.00  Thank you for your generous financial support. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page also.

November Remembrance lists Are now available at front and side entrances of Church. Please post completed lists into post box located right hand side of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Thank you.

TROCAIRE  “Gifts of Change” Trócaire gifts at Christmas will now be known as “Gifts of Change”  we are hoping they will be available from the Sacristy in the next week or two as they have been a bit delayed this year.


A meeting on Pathways to the Future will be held on Monday 13th November in St John’s Parish Centre, Falls Road, Belfast 7pm-9pm. To register, please contact your parish office on 02890 615702 or  fill in the form at: or email / This is your opportunity to join the conversation about the future of our Church in Down and Connor and to be a voice of hope for the future.  The full Pastoral Letter from Bishop Donal can be viewed here  on our website and on our Facebook page.




Sat 11 (6.30pm):   Marie Gillen, Marie Barr, Dolores Webb, Dominic Webb

Sun 12(9.30am):   Priest’s intention

Sun 12(12.30pm): Bobby Hagan, Deceased members of the Legion of Mary                                                    

Mon 13(10am):     Requiem Mass for Margaret Mc Garrity RIP

Tue 14:                     NO MASS                

Wed 15(10am):     Kay Dunlop

1pm                           Requiem Mass for Mairead Donaghy RIP

Thurs 16(10am):   Marie Barr, Harry Bleakley

Fri 117(10am):       Brigid Mc Evoy        

Sat 18 (1pm):         Priest’s intention



Recently Deceased: Gerard Denver, Margaret Mc Garrity, Mairead Donaghy

Month’s Mind: Marie Gillen

Anniversaries: Owen Smith, Richard Glenholmes, Gerard Mulligan, Paul Zemrowsky, David Gillespie, Marianne Sinclair, Mark Sinclair,

Ann Trainor, Lucy Gallagher, Sadie Mc Grillen, Billy Mc Veigh, Nell & Jimmy Mc Kinney, Thomas Mulvenna, Martin Crawford.          

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!



Pioneer Pledge for the month of the Holy Souls  A short-term pledge gives spiritual support and encouragement to people and their families who are living under a shadow of addiction. Further information from the Pioneers on 01 80-5 4226 or via



The countdown to the launch of St Vincent de Paul’s Christmas Appeal has begun. We will be launching this year’s annual appeal with SVP Presents An Evening of Seasonal Songs in Clonard Monastery on 19 November. Irish folk singer Malachi Cush, who will perform at the event, and compere for the evening, broadcaster Claire McCollum. Tickets can be purchased now at


ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MASS FOR THE DECEASED TEACHERS OF THE DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR Tuesday 21st November 2023 at 7.30pm All Saints’ Church, Broughshane Road, Ballymena (Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre) AND Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 7.30pm Good Shepherd Church, Ormeau Road, Belfast (Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre) ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN IN ONLINE CAN DO SO VIA THE PARISH WEBCAM


Slow Down for Advent: Space and time for you and God to get ready for Christmas together.   Led by Breige O’Hare. 11am – 3pm, Saturday 25 November 2023. Holy Rosary Parish Hall. Ormeau Road.   Bring lunch. Tea/coffee provided. Donation £10. Very popular day, so booking is essential via or by ringing 07565502662.  



CAPPELLA BY CANDLELIGHT – Cappella Caeciliana, conducted by Matthew Quinn, present a candlelit concert of beautiful and reflective choral music in St. Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, at 7.45pm on Sunday 26th November. Tickets (£15) and more information from and Matchetts, Wellington Place. Free entry for students and under 25s.


Deceased Clergy & Religious Annual Mass for Deceased Clergy and Religious who have died in this past year (1st November 2022 – 31st October 2023). Tuesday 28th November 2023 – St Peter’s Cathedral (Belfast) 7:30 pm The Mass will also be broadcast online at Parishioners, Clergy and Religious from throughout the Diocese are invited to join the families of the deceased to offer Mass together with our Bishop.



KNOCK ALL NIGHT VIGIL New departure from Clonard Monastery only at 1.30pm . Thursday 7th December returning to Belfast Friday 8th December at Noon. Price £60. This includes Dinner and Breakfast. To book phone Brendan on 02890 665211 between 9am & 5pm Monday—Friday. . Vigil Starts at 11pm and consist of the Rosary, Stations of the cross, Benediction and finishes with Mass @ 4pm.



WOOL APPEAL Fr Stephen and Sr Onnah would like to send a huge thank you to all the parishes that donated wool for the project in Hydebank. We’ve had an amazing amount of wool donated from across the city. Fr Stephen has arranged for someone to collect all the donated wool. They will be in direct contact with the parishes to arrange collection. We now have plenty of wool for the women to start knitting hats and scarfs for the homeless and we no longer need any more donations of wool. Thank you to everyone who donated.





























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