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This week’s calendar


Tuesday 21 January – St Agnes

Friday 24 January – St Francis de Sales

Saturday 25 – The Conversion of St Paul

CONFIRMATION


The SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church at 11.00am on Wednesday, 12th February 2020.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2020/2021


Grateful thanks to all who kindly subscribe to our Offertory Envelopes and also to all who place money loosely in the collection basket. On a weekly average we receive £750 loose money. If you regularly place your contribution loosely in the collection basket please consider using an Offertory Envelope.   To register please contact Maria in the Parish Office (028 92 660206) or complete a registration card (available in church porch). If you are a Tax Payer please also consider signing up to the Gift Aid Scheme – form available in Parish Office. Thank you.

DO THIS IN MEMORY


DO THIS IN MEMORY PROGRAMME.

10.00am Mass Sunday 26th January 2020.

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

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 26 JANUARY – 2 FEBRUARY 2020. The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is ‘Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation’. The theme encourages us to see that we all have a responsibility to care for the earth, not just for our own future, but for the future of every one of God’s creatures.

CANDLEMAS DAY


CANDLEMAS DAY CANDLES: Candles (£1 each)may be ordered in church porch this weekend.

ST ALOYSIUS


ST ALOYSIUS PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT:

The admissions portal for Nursery and P1 opened at 12 noon on Tuesday 7 January and closes at 12 noon on Thursday 30 January 2020. You can come to the school and complete the application on-line on Thursday 23 January: 9.30-11.00 am, 2.00-3.30pm or 6.30-8.00pm. cmilne244@c2kni.net/9266 2293

The P7 SERVICE OF LIGHT will take place in the school, assembly hall on Tuesday 28 January at 6.00pm. The Parish Confirmation group are warmly invited to attend.

The P4-7 children will join the parish family for Mass on Thursday 30 January at 10.00am. This will be to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

THE GLOBAL PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS


PUBLIC LECTURE –THE GLOBAL PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS: Dr Michael Kinsella from Aid to the Church in Need will address the issue in a lecture at Queen’s University Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast on Tuesday 21 January at 7pm.Everyone welcome

RETROUVAILLE


RETROUVAILLE: A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 7th – 9th February 2020. For info (01) 495 3536, (01) text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie

The Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity


The Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity is traditionally observed from 18th to 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.  This year the theme is: ‘Unusual Kindness’ (Acts 28: 2).  The week will be marked in our Diocese by a Service in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast on Tuesday, 21st January at 7 pm and the speaker on the occasion will be Fr Tony Currer who is in charge of relations with Anglicans and Methodists at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.   Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can be downloaded at the following link:  https://ctbi.org.uk/resources-for-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2020/

Recently Deceased


Una Mallon


Months Mind


Sarah (Sally) Wilson


Anniversaries


Betty McAuley: Hugh Eadie: Martin (Marty) Mooney: Meta O’Reilly: Catherine & John Watters: Mary, George & Dorothy Osbourne: Dorothy Hanna: James & Ray McGuigan: Jim Magorrian: Molly Dowey


May they rest in peace.