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AUTUMN GALA CONCERT IN AID OF TRÓCAIRE


Frs. Martin and Eugene O’Hagan of ‘The Priests’ and Derry soprano Margaret Keys have announced details of an AUTUMN GALA CONCERT IN AID OF TRÓCAIRE. The concert will be held in Clonard Monastery, Belfast on Friday 15th November at 7.30pm and will feature the three vocalists together with the choir of St. Dominic’s Grammar School in Belfast. Admission will be free by ticket with a suggested donation on the night of £10. To reserve tickets, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘Trócaire Autumn Gala Concert’, email infoni@trocaire.org or call 028 90808030.

LIVING YOUTH – MALAWI TEAM


LIVING YOUTH/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MALAWI TEAM. Living Youth are inviting all young people (18+) to sign up to be part of the Living Youth Habitat for Humanity partnership team and travel to Malawi in August 2020. Habitat strives to raise awareness about the need for decent housing and water sanitation in some of the poorest countries in the world. This opportunity will enable you to raise vital funds to help build homes in Lilongwe, Malawi for some of the families in need.

Dates: 10 August – 22 August 2020 (dates are to be finalised & are subject to flights)

Costs: Personal Donation £500; Personal Fundraising Target £1800.

For further information, please contact: info@livingyouthni.org or call the office on 028 90 232 432. To register, please go to the following website and select Living Youth from the drop-down list: www.habitatni.co.uk/gvapplication   Closing Date for Applications: Friday 15th November 2019.

CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER


A two day non-residential course will be held in Castle Community Centre, Ballymoney on 21-22 March 2020. This weekend is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512

CHURCH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS


CHURCH MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOLA CANTORUM, MULLINGAR, CO WESTMEATH. Applications are invited from boys and girls aged 12-18 for music scholarships at The Schola Cantorum. Excellent musical training provided with specialist training in liturgical music. Students from outside the Mullingar catchment area can reside with host families Monday to Friday (Accommodation grants available). www.scholacantorum.ie

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND


PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND MAY 26TH – JUNE 3RD 2020 under the direction of Fr John Murray PP(Downpatrick) staying in three excellent hotels in Bethlehem, Tiberias and Jerusalem with visits  to the principal sites. Masses at all the key places associated with the Lord. Travel from Dublin to Tel Aviv via Heathrow. Cost £1590 per person

sharing. Single room supplement. For details ph. 028 44612084 or email: downpatrick@downandconnor.org.

NEW ‘CHILDREN FOR CHRIST’ PARISH PRAYER GROUP


The Parish is delighted to launch a new Children’s Prayer Group commencing on Sunday 3rd November 4-5pm. The group will meet on the first Sunday of every month. All children aged 8-18 yrs are welcome to join. Parents are advised to arrive at 3:30pm for registration.

Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

ST PATRICK’S SENIOR CHOIR


ST PATRICK’S SENIOR CHOIR sing at 12 noon mass every Sunday and welcome the interest of male voices and soprano voices.  Please contact the parish office to express your interest and to leave contact details.

If you attend the 12 noon mass you can call up to the gallery afterwards and have a quick chat with our Director of Music, Mr Louis McVeigh. Altos are currently not required.

Congratulations to those choir members who travelled to the international meeting of choirs at the Vatican, and sang for Pope Francis in Paul VI hall and St Peter’s Basilica, in the past year. A wonderful experience!

SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE MASS


The Annual Mass for our beloved dead will be held on Friday 1st November at 7.30pm. At the Liturgy we will remember all our dead and bereaved parishioners with a special emphasis on those who have lost loved ones within the past year. Named candles will be available for relatives of those who have died within the past year in our parish. If you have a loved who has been laid to rest outside of the parish within the past year and wish to light a candle in his/her memory at the Remembrance Mass please contact Maria in the Parish Office. Tel: 028 92 660206.

MISSION SUNDAY


SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 2019 – MISSION SUNDAY. THEME: TOGETHER WE ARE MISSION

“BAPTISED AND SENT: THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN MISSION IN THE WORLD”

Celebration of Mass at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church hosted by Apostolic Work. Bishop Noel Treanor will preside. A number of missionary priests and sisters will be present.

All welcome to attend.

By virtue of our Baptism we are the Church of Christ and have been given a missionary mandate. We are sent “to bring good news to the poor… “to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (Luke 4:18)

ACCORD PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES


24th & 26th October; 7th & 9th November; 21st & 23rd November.

These courses are available to book online at www.accord.ie

Recently Deceased


Theresa Campbell: Sadie Downey


Months Mind



Anniversaries


Patricia Bradley: Rose, Patrick & James McMahon: Patrick Keenan: Shane Duffy: Michael Lyness; Malachy Wilson


May they rest in peace.