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Indian Christian Community

Rosary at 3.00pm followed by Mass at 3.30pm in St Patrick’s Church on Saturday 26th May.

This Week’s Calendar

Thursday 26 May – Designated as World Day of Prayer for the Church

Saturday 26 May – St Philip Neri

Offertory Collections

Weekending 13 May – £1,393.41

Monthly Stipend: £1,566.55

Thank you for your generosity

Novena for Protection of Human Life

Sacred Heart Novena for Protection of Human Life in Ireland 16th to 24th May:

A National novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the protection of human life in Ireland starts on Wednesday, 16th May and runs to Thursday 24th May.  Beginning in the Diocese of Down and Connor and visiting parishes across Ireland. Mass and Holy Hour on Wednesday, 16th May in St. Mary’s Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast at 1 p.m. and in St. Patrick’s Church, Downpatrick at 7.30 p.m. with Rosary and the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus prayed daily by St. Padre Pio. All welcome. Further information at   If your parish or prayer group wishes to join the novena you can order novena booklets and prayer cards from

National Centre for Liturgy and the Irish Church Music Association

It is Church Music Summer School time again.  The Summer School 2018 begins on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 and ends on Saturday, 30 Jun in St Patrick’s  College, Maynooth.  Our theme this year is Faith, Hope and Love. For further details contact Simon Orrock, ICMA Summer School Registrar, St Agnes’ Parish Centre, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Telephone: (086) 080 1933

40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration

St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Whitehouse, Loughshore Parishes

40 Hours Eucharistic Adoration Leading Up To The Feast of Pentecost

Join Us For Prayer For The Renewal of Faith In Family Life to Preserve The Sanctity of Life  Beginning With Mass On Friday, 18 May 2018 at 7.30pm. Running Continuously Through To Solemn Mass on Sunday, 20 May 2018 at 10.30am. All individuals and groups are welcome to claim a particular hour. To choose your preferred hour (beginning on the half hour) please contact Sister Kathleen on 028 9086 3128 or E-mail :

Cemetery Sunday


5.00pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 2 June will be celebrated for the deceased in the adjacent cemetery.

Blessing of graves immediately after Mass.


9.30am Mass on Sunday 3 June will be celebrated for the deceased in the adjacent cemetery.

Blessing of graves immediately after Mass.


12 noon Mass, Sunday 3 June will be celebrated for the deceased in Holy Trinity, St. Patrick’s & Blaris cemeteries.

Blessing of graves in St. Patrick’s Cemetery immediately after Mass.


3.00pm Sunday 3 June.

Prayers for the deceased in cemetery and blessing of graves.


Due to congestion in recent years, it has become impossible for the 2 priests to bless the graves individually in Holy Trinity cemetery during the ceremony.

Receptacles containing holy water will be available on Sunday 3 June at upper and lower cemetery gates.

Please bring a small bottle and fill as you enter cemetery.

The graves can then be blessed by all visitors whilst the priests are praying the blessing.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community and our Parish Family –

Laoise Rose McCool: Fionn Gerard McReynolds: Ava Joanne Thomas: Charles Laszlo Patrick Olah: Grace Isobel McNally

Baptised in St. Patrick’s Church on 6 May, 2018.

Official Family Prayer For World Meeting Of Families 2018

God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:

Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord

Lough Derg


One day retreats May – Sat 5th, Sun 6th, Mon 7th, Tues 8th, Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Tues 15th, Sun 20th, Tues 22nd, Sat 26th, Sun27th, Mon 28th. Dates also available August & September. Pilgrims keep footwear on. No fasting. A guided day of prayer and reflection. Refreshments on arrival and a light lunch are served. Admission 45€. Booking essential. Contact 00353 (0)7 1 9861518


You can begin your pilgrimage on any day from Friday 1st June until Monday 13th August. Admission €75.

Detailed information from Lough Derg Office, contact 00353 (0) 71 9861518.

Recently Deceased

Brian McEvoy (Loughgiel)

Months Mind

Denis Shephard


Eilish McEvoy: Eddie & Maureen Magennis: Sally Dornan: Sarah & Matthew McCaugherty: Mary Rose Boyd: Matthew McGrogan: Canon Thomas McAuley: Patrick Taggart: Una McKernan: Agnes Seaton: Noel Ginesi: Brian Mulholland: Kathleen Ward. : Mark Copeland: Isaac Nelson: James McKeown: James Murray

May they rest in peace.