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Lenten Programme 2019


MASS TIMES DURING LENT.

Sunday: Vigil (Saturday) 6.30pm: 10.00am: 12 noon.

Weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am

Wednesday & Friday: 7.30pm

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

7.15pm Wednesday.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION DURING LENT.

Tuesday: Before and afternoon 10.00am Mass

Saturday: 5.45-6.15pm.

INDIAN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Way of the Cross Friday evenings during Lent

(8th March to 12th April (incl) from 6.00-7.00pm)

Indian Christian Community


Rosary at 3.00pm followed by Mass in Syro Malabar Rite at 3.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday, 30th March 2019.

Youth 2000 Ulster Retreat


YOUTH 2000 ULSTER RETREAT –  ST MACCARTAN’S COLLEGE, MONAGHAN – 12-14TH APRIL 2019

The next Youth 2000 Ulster retreat will take place in St Macartans College in Monaghan from 12-14th April.

Ages:  16 – 35 year olds. Cost: Donation Only! Great CRAIC!!, Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops, Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!!

For more information, details and questions email office@youth2000.ie

The Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor


The Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor invite men (18-40) to an Easter Triduum Retreat from Holy Thursday 18th April until Sunday 20th April 2019. Take time to reflect. Examine your life and consider your call.

If interested, please contact: Fr Thierry: benedictinemonks@btinternet.com / +44 (0)28 4173 9979
Facebook: Benedictine Monks Rostrevor / Twitter: @rostrevormonks

Sacrament of Confirmation


We congratulate and pray for all the children who received The Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, 21st March.

A big ‘thank you’ to the teachers, parents and all who helped prepare the children for the reception of the Sacrament.

This week’s calendar


Monday 25 March – The Annunciation of our Lord

Offertory Collections


Week-ending 17th March – £2,397.00

SHALOM RETREAT


SHALOM RETREAT – FRIDAY 5th TO SUNDAY 7th APRIL in Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne. Be a part of this exciting weekend where you will rekindle your identity in Christ! Prayer, praise, reconciliation, Mass and encouragement for the journey ahead. A retreat that will shine the light of Christ into your heart and lead you to forgiveness, freedom and healing. Book now £150 per person. Full board with coffee/tea breaks. Register at www.shalommedia.org/retreat or contact Roshni George T:07737 430 680 or Jacinta T:07756 225 114.

Iona Institute


THE IONA INSTITUTE NI WELCOMES YOU TO OUR UPCOMING CONFERENCE, “THE FUTURE OF CONSCIENCE IN AN AGE OF INTOLERANCE” on Saturday 30th March 2019. 10 am – 1.30pm (Registration opens 9.30am), Wellington Park Hotel, Malone Road, Belfast . £10 Adults £5 student (includes tea/coffee/scones) Speakers include Nuala O’Loan (DBE), Dr Helen Watt (Anscombe Bioethics Centre Oxford) Benedict Ó’Floinn SC, and David Smyth (Evangelical Alliance).

To book or to request further information, please email ionainstitute@gmail.com or call 02892646861

Pope Francis Message


EXTRACT OF MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2019:

“Dear Brothers and Sisters, the “Lenten” period of 40 days spent by the Son of God in the desert of creation had the goal of making it once more that garden of communion with God that it was before original sin. May our Lent this year be a journey along that same path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing ou

r spiritual and material goods with them. In this way, by concretely welcoming Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives, we will also radiate its transforming power to all of creation.”

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Alison Slater


Anniversaries


Jim O’Crowley (First Anniversary): Philip McNally: Eileen & James Brady: Elizabeth Phillips: James Nelson: John Morrow: Gerard Mulholland: Fergus McCaugherty


May they rest in peace.