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CEMETERY MAINTENANCE


A CEMETERY MAINTENANCE COLLECTION will be taken up at all Church Cemetery Gates next weekend.

CEMETERY SUNDAY


ST. JOSEPH’S, MAGHERAGALL
5.00pm Vigil Mass on Saturday 1st June
will be celebrated for the deceased in the adjacent cemetery.
Blessing of graves immediately after Mass.

ST. COLMAN’S, REILLY’S TRENCH
9.30am Mass on Sunday 2nd June
will be celebrated for the deceased in the adjacent cemetery.
Blessing of graves immediately after Mass.

ST. PATRICK’S, LISBURN
12 noon Mass, Sunday 2nd June
will be celebrated for the deceased in

HOLY TRINITY, ST. PATRICK’S & BLARIS CEMETERIES
Blessing of graves in St. Patrick’s Cemetery immediately after Mass.

HOLY TRINITY CEMETERY
3.00pm Sunday 2nd June.
Prayers for the deceased in cemetery and blessing of graves.

 

Due to congestion in recent years, it has become impossible for the 2 priests to bless the graves individually in Holy Trinity Cemetery during the ceremony. Receptacles containing holy water will be available on Sunday 2nd June at upper and lower cemetery gates. Please bring a small bottle and fill as you enter cemetery. The graves can then be blessed by all visitors whilst the priests are praying the blessing.

TROCAIRE LENTEN APPEAL


Could we please ask that all boxes be returned by next Sunday 2 June 2019. Thank you.

PRECIOUS LIFE


MEMBERS OF PRECIOUS LIFE will be collecting petitions for their new campaign (today) Sunday 26th May after both Masses at St. Patrick’s Church Lisburn. This Petition is calling for the Westminster Government to respect the democratic process and will also give the people of Northern Ireland the opportunity to express their views that Unborn children and their Mothers should be protected from Abortion. For further information, please contact 02890278484 or info@preciouslife.com

A massive All-Ireland Pro-Life Rally will be held in Dublin on Saturday 6th July 2019. Join thousands from across Ireland to ‘Stand for Life’ for unborn children. Coaches will be travelling to the Rally from towns across Northern Ireland. For further details please contact the Rally for Life Committee on 02890278484 or click on www.rallyforlife.net

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE


THE DOWN AND CONNOR ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK, led by Bishop Noel Treanor will take place on Sunday 9th June 2019. There will be a bus leaving Aghagallon. If you would like further information or to book a seat contact Annie on 02892651149.

VACANCY –TRIBUNAL/CHANCERY ADMINISTRATOR


The Diocese seek to recruit Part-time Tribunal/Chancery Administrator for the Marriage Tribunal at120 Cliftonville Road, Belfast, BT14 6LA. If interested in making application for this post, refer to http://www.downandconnor.org/job-vacancies/

Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 31st May 2019

Offertory Collections


Week-ending 19 May 2019 – £2,082.72

Parish Maintenance: £903.16

Thank you for your support.

SVP


SVP would like to thank all who supported our recent successful Indian Curry Fundraising event.

Your contribution will greatly help us to continue to provide for those in need.

St Paul of the Cross


‘Let all creation help you to praise God.

Give yourself the rest you need.

When you are walking alone,

listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers,

the trees, the shrubs, the sky and the whole world.

Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love,

of praise of God, and how they invite you to proclaim the greatness

of the one who has given them being’

St Paul of the Cross.

FUNDRAISING BALL


STANTON HEALTHCARE FUNDRAISING BALL – Please join us for an unmissable, urgent Gala Ball, to fundraise for Stanton’s life-saving work of supporting women in unplanned pregnancies to choose life, at the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast, at 7.00pm, on Saturday 1st June. For more information or to book your tickets contact Stanton Healthcare Belfast on 028 9033 2882 or info@stantonbelfast.org

Recently Deceased


Anne Loughran


Months Mind



Anniversaries


Brendan Burns: Matthew Malone: John McGuigan: Eddie & Maureen Magennis: Damien Bushe: John Lundy: Patrick Taggart: Ena McPoland: James McKeown: Danny McShane: Kitty Molloy: Joe & Sarah Crossey: William John Stafford: Matthew McGrogan: Sarah (Sally) Dornan: Sarah & Matthew McCaugherty


May they rest in peace.