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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 recommend practical solutions. The names of the Pastoral Council members are;  Fr. Dermot McCaughan, Fr. Eamon Magorrian, Seamus Carey, Brendan Corr, Rosa Cuerto, Mary Daly, Damian French, Mary Holmes, Patrick Hughes, Melvin Jose, Paddy Kinney, Mary McConkey, John O’Kane.  A short information booklet has been produced for Parishioners and will be distributed at all Masses this weekend, along with a suggestion form inviting new ideas to improve the pastoral life of our parish. Please take one with you today as you leave the church.

In addition, two short meetings have been organised in the Parish Pastoral Centre, Chapel Hill on Sunday 1 December next immediately after the 10am and 12 noon masses to share information and to enable parishioners to participate and to explore what the key future pastoral priorities for our Parish should be. You are invited to attend one of these meetings, whichever time suits you. Representatives from our Parish Pastoral Council and Parish groups will be in attendance to share information on their work and to encourage new ideas/members.  It is hoped that as many parishioners as possible will be able to attend. Tea/ coffee and refreshments will be provided.

DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS


‘DO THIS IN MEMORY MASS’

Sunday 24th November (Feast of Christ the King)

All Primary 4 children preparing for First Holy Communion 2020 and their parents are invited to attend.

SVP CHURCH DOOR COLLECTION


PLEASE SUPPORT THE SVP CHURCH DOOR COLLECTION SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER 2019.

SVP will be conducting their Giving Sunday Church door collection on Sunday 8th December. All funds raised will be spent in this community helping those who need it most with food, heating, clothes and essential household items.  Unfortunately today, for too many people, it can still just take one small problem to tip someone into crisis and poverty. It can be an unexpected illness / bill or universal credit. But, we know that a little help at the right time can stop a domino effect leading to a family experiencing prolonged hardship. We rely almost entirely on the regular support of our generous parishioners to carry out this work on your behalf.

GIVING TREE’ in main church porch. Tags for 100 boys and 100 girls 0-16 years. Do not wrap gift.

Please leave in Christmas Gift Box in side alcove of church.

Also SVP CHRISTMAS CARDS are available at the Church doors and the Parish Centre from 16th & 17th November onward, £3 pack of 10 cards. Thank you in advance for your continued support.  SVP St Patrick’s, Lisburn.

SACRED HEART CALENDARS


SACRED HEART CALENDARS: £2.50 – now available from Pat Hughes tel: 92629959.

SCRIPTURE GROUP


SCRIPTURE GROUP will begin again on Tuesday, 19th November in Pastoral Centre. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Please bring your Bible. Everyone is welcome.

VACANCY


VACANCY – PART TIME SACRISTAN – AGHAGALLON & BALLINDERRY PARISH

A vacancy has arisen for a Part-time Sacristan within Aghagallon & Ballinderry Parish, Aghalee Road, Aghagallon.

The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 16 hours per week, Monday – Sunday. Work pattern to be agreed. Flexibility will be required in relation to attendance and hours worked, from time to time.

If interested in making application for this post, please download an application pack from the Diocesan website at http://www.downandconnor.org by clicking on the link for JOB VACANCIES where details of the role are also available by way of Application Form, Role Profile and Person Specification. Application packs can also be obtained from the Parish Office. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria and are interested in playing an active part in the Parish. Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 22nd November 2019

REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES


Since all believers are bound together by the love of Christ, the dead are not beyond our love.

We are linked to the dead, just as when they were alive; and so our motivation to pray for them is love.

Light a candle in your home, recall the memory of your loved one. Pray God’s peace and rest on their soul. Pray also for yourself that God in His infinite love will give you peace of mind and heart at this time of brokenness and loss in your life.

May the Souls of all the faithful departed Rest in peace

ALL SOULS’ MASSES


NOVEMBER – ALL SOULS’ MASSES

During the month of November the 10am morning Masses will be celebrated for the Holy Souls.

This week’s calendar


Friday 15 November – St Albert the Great

Thursday 21 November – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday 22 November – St Cecilia

Saturday 23 November – St Columbanus

Offertory Collections


OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Week-ending 10th November £2,130.18.

MONTHLY STIPEND (for support of our Priests) £1,704.82

Thank you for your generosity.

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Charlotte Gallagher


Anniversaries


Gerry McKenna: Danny McKeown: Peggy Catney: Edward Murray: Robert McKernan: Peggy & Peter Mallon: Paddy Murray: Sean Adair: James McMahon: Betty & Maurice Murray: John Martin: Czestoiwa, Margaret & Andrew Zalewski: Robert & Miry Moic Nably: Hugh McGrogan


May they rest in peace.