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A SABBATH FOR THE LORD


ADVENT RETREAT: “A SABBATH FOR THE LORD” with Fr Brian O’Leary SJ. Drumalis – Friday 13 – Sunday 15 December 2019. These quiet days in the missle of Advent will offer us the opportunity to leave aside the busyness of our daily lives and rest, in silence, togetherness and worship, as we await the coming of the Son of God at Christmas. For further information or to book a place, please contact Drumalis – tel 28272186/28276455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email drumalis@btconnect.com

PENITENTIAL SERVICE


ADVENT SPECIAL PENITENTIAL SERVICE – SUNDAY 15TH DECEMBER AT 3.00PM

Confession without Fear – A celebration of Christ’s forgiveness.

It’s not the sin that matters… It’s the joy of being welcomed back home.

Everyone young and old, those regularly at Church and those not, is cordially invited.

See you there… you will be sorry if you miss it.

CHRISTMAS MISSIONARY PROJECTS


Again this year we are supporting our Christmas Missionary Projects. Donations received will be forwarded to Medical Missionaries of Mary, SMA Fathers & Dominican Sisters working with Aids inflicted orphans/disadvantaged children in Uganda and Zambia respectively.

Envelopes are available in church porch. Thank you.

FATIMA PILGRIMAGE


FATIMA PILGRIMAGE 10 SEPTEMBER 2020, £719PPS. £100 off if paid in full by 8 January 2020.

Contact Anne 028 92 670152 or Mona 07881714113 for further details.

FIRST FRIDAY WEEK


All sick and housebound will be attended

WEEK COMMENCING 9th DECEMBER

for First Friday Week, Feast of Christmas and the New Year.

This week’s calendar


Tuesday 3 December – St Francis Xavier

Wednesday 4 December – St John Damascene

Saturday 7 December – St Ambrose

Offertory Collections


Weekly Offertory 24 November 2019 – £3,086.75

Bishops Commissions: £902.74

Thank you for your generosity.

St Joseph’s PS Open Night


St Joseph’s Primary School, Lisburn Open Night:
Tuesday 3rd December at 7pm.
Come along and see what our wonderful school has to offer!

Parish Pastoral Council


OUR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL has been formed and its role is to discern what the pastoral needs of the Parish are and to develop practical solutions. Two short information sessions have been organised in the Parish Pastoral Centre, Chapel Hill this Sunday 1 December immediately after the 10am & 12 noon Masses. Representatives from our Parish Pastoral Council and Parish pastoral groups will be in attendance to share information and to explore with parishioners what the future pastoral priorities for our Parish should be. You are invited to attend one of these sessions, whichever suits you. Tea/coffee & biscuits will be provided.

White Ribbon Campaign


An initiative called the White Ribbon Campaign against Domestic Violence and the abuse of women and girls, which has been in existence since 1991, has been brought to the attention of the Northern Bishops.  The Bishops have responded positively to the request that, on the last Sunday of November, we as a Catholic Church in the North of Ireland, would join with other denominations in promoting awareness of domestic abuse by remembering its victims in our prayers and by encouraging people to wear a simple white ribbon.  White Ribbon Sunday links in with White Ribbon Day on Monday, 25th November.  Further information regarding the White Ribbon Campaign and domestic violence can be found at https://www.whiteribbon.org.uk/

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Noel James McGrogan


Anniversaries


Bel Moran: John McAvoy: Kathleen Eastwood: Joan & John O’Kane: Canon Joseph Cunningham: Daniel McCrudden: Michael Hughes: Margaret Byrne: John O’Reilly: Jeanie Curran: John Fay: Kathleen Soye: Maggie O’Neill: Margaret Fegan Armstrong: Baby Jonathan Scullion: William Toland: Felix O’Neill: Josephine Carroll: Sarah Lyttle


May they rest in peace.