News Bulletin


This Week’s Calendar

Tuesday 23 October: The Dedication of the Local Church

Wednesday 24 October: St Anthony Mary Claret

Sacred Heart Messengers

November issues are now being distributed. If you wish to renew your subscription for 2019 – £19.20 per year – please complete details on envelope provided, enclose due amount and return to Parish Office. Thank you.

The Irish Bishops’ Conference

The Irish Bishops’ Conference has issued a Pastoral letter on the issue of Housing and Homelessness.  Print copies may be obtained from Veritas.

Regional Cenacle of The Marian Movement of Priests and Laity

Venue: St Peter’s Church, The Rock. Saturday 3rd November 2018. Ceremonies: 10.30am to 4.00pm. Mass 3.00pm.

There are no facilities at the Rock for tea or coffee. Lunch at Ballymac Hotel – 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

(Soup. Sandwiches, tea and coffee – £6.95). Celebrant responsible: Fr Gerry McCloskey.

Syro Malabar Church

Rosary Devotion & Sunday School Anniversary.

Novena (in Indian Community language) continuing to Friday 26th October in St Patrick’s Church each evening from 6pm-7pm. On Saturday 27th October at 2.30pm there will be Mass, Adoration, Rosary & Novena. 5.30pm Public Meeting.   6.00 pm Evening celebration in Pastoral Centre by Sunday School children.

November – The Month Of The Holy Souls

The November Dead Lists (envelopes provided) are available in church porch. Returned envelopes are opened and offerings removed before the lists are placed in front of the altar during the month of November. 10.00am Mass is celebrated each day of November for those included on dead lists.

Please place envelopes in safe located by side alcove before 1st November. Thank you.

Special Remembrance Mass

The Annual Mass for our beloved dead will be held on Friday 2nd 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 leave name in Parish letter box (right hand side of office door), email through to Parish Office at or leave message on answering machine – 028 92 660206. Thank you.

Permanent Diaconate

This afternoon (Sun 14th Oct) in St. Peter’s Cathedral Bishop Noel Treanor will officiate at the Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of nine men for service in our Diocese. This marks a very significant moment in the life of our Diocese. “On behalf of the faithful, clergy and religious of the Diocese, I thank all who have contributed to their formation over the past four years. To those men, to their wives and to their families I express heartfelt gratitude and appreciation. I assure them of my prayers and support. I commend them to the prayers of the priests, religious and people of the Diocese of Down and Connor”.  Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down & Connor.

Mission Sunday

Sunday 21st October: Mission Sunday

APOSTOLIC WORK will celebrate Mission Sunday, 21st October in St Mary’s Church, Chapel Lane, Belfast with Mass at 2.30pm.  Bishop Treanor will preside. A number of missionary priests & sisters will also be present.

Night Prayer for Life and Healing

Aghagallon & Ballinderry Parish: Night Prayer for Life and Healing:

During the month of October, the Parish Pastoral Council and other volunteers will lead Night Prayer for Life and Healing on Sunday evenings from 9pm – 9.30pm in St Patrick’s Church, Aghagallon. You are very welcome to join us.

Recently Deceased

Months Mind


Norah Mulholland: Patricia Brown: Patricia Bradley: Michael Lyness: William Kane

May they rest in peace.