News Bulletin


Parish Office Holidays

Parish Office closed.  Re-opening 10.30am Monday 23rd July 2018.

Fatima Pilgrimage 2018

Fatima Pilgrimage 14 September 2018 – 7 nights. Full board, Hotel Cinquentenario. £679 pps.  Insurance £29. Evening flight from Dublin 6.45pm.

Contact Anne Gribben 92670152/Mona Mitchell 38 3288897.

This Week’s Calendar

Monday 9 July – Ss Augustine Zhao Rong & Companions

Wednesday 11 July – St Benedict

Offertory Collections

Week-ending 1 July 2018 – £2,278.04.

World Meeting of Families – £410.88

Peter’s Pence – £868.32.

Thank you for your support.

Indian Curry Day for Charity

Indian Charity Curry day was great success . We raised £ 679. Thanks for the great support.

The Catholic Faith Community Welcomes and invites you:

If you feel you would like to explore and enquire into the Catholic Faith with a view possibly of Baptism…

If you would like to explore and enquire into what it is Catholics believe…

If you need to get a deeper understanding of your Catholic Faith…

If you are seeking to return to celebrating your faith…


RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and is for individuals from any faith background (and none) who want to explore and enquire into the Catholic Faith. It is a weekly series of classes (1hr. 30 mins) and discussion covering a wide range of aspects in the Catholic Faith. Participants on RCIA programmes come from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds. RCIA is for cradle Catholics who want a deeper understanding of their Catholic Faith and for Catholics who have lapsed from the practice of celebrating their faith and whom God is inviting to come back to him.

Ultimately, RCIA is a journey of faith exploration and development, culminating in the reception of the catechumens/candidates into the Catholic community at Pentecost, if after exploration and enquiry into the Catholic faith inspires them to do so. (Catechumens participants are those who were never baptised. Candidate participants are those who were baptised into another faith denomination).

RCIA begins at St Mary’s, Chapel Lane on Thursday 18th October. Please contact Anne McCrossan ASAP to arrange a meeting and register. Tel. 028 90 320482 or Email Fr Brian McCann:


ANNUAL NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock is on 9th September this year. Children’s Prayer Appeal: An invitation to all children to write a prayer for their Grandparents. All prayers will be blessed at pilgrimage. Send prayers to office at Castlebar Street, Westport, Co. Mayo.


The next course run by the NI Healthcare Chaplains’ Association (NIHCA) and Edgehill College will run for 9 weeks beginning Thurs 27th September 2018 from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Edgehill College, Belfast. The course is aimed at lay people who are interested in healthcare pastoral visitation, either within the local church context or within a chaplaincy context, or who already visit healthcare facilities such as hospitals, hospices or residential/nursing homes as part of their church responsibilities. Cost is £75, which includes materials and refreshments each night. For further information and an application form contact: Mrs Kay Irvine, College Administrator, Edgehill Theological College, 9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY

Email:     Tel. (028) 9066 5870


THE LISBURN CONFERENCE OF SVP would like to thank all those who have helped the group since they got back up and running a year ago. It has been a very busy year and their input and commitment has been invaluable.  As always, new members are very welcome.

Old School Café

During July & August the Old School Café will be closed.

Recently Deceased

Jim Curran: Mary Lynch (nee Hunter), Lurgan.

Months Mind

Jean Magennis


Jim Turley, Francie McKernaghan: Vinty McGonigle

May they rest in peace.