News Bulletin


This Week’s Calendar

Saturday 21 April: St Anselm

Service for the Emergency Services

Service for the Emergency Services on Sunday 22nd April at 6.30 pm in Christ Church Lisburn. It is hoped that some of the Emergency Services personnel will be present to share about their work. Offering will be for Air ambulance NI. All welcome. Anyone who has worked in the Emergency Services is encouraged to attend.

Wellspring of Your Future

‘Wellspring of Your Future’ The Social Teaching of the Church. Letter to students and young adults in the Diocese of Down & Connor from Bishop Noel Treanor available in church porches.

World Meeting of Families – Tickets and Registration

Everyone who registers online to attend one or three days of the Pastoral Congress (22-24 August), is guaranteed to receive tickets for the Festival of Families (Croke Park, Saturday 25th August) and the Final Mass (Phoenix Park, Sunday 26th August).

Those who only wish to register for the Festival of Families or the Final Mass need to be aware that tickets will be limited subject to venue capacity and availability.

To register online please go to

To enquire about accommodation please go to

Alternatively call the national office – 0035316909409

If you have any other queries contact the Diocesan Office –


JEFF CAVINS – Saturday 21st April. The Gospel of the Family – Joy for the World.

The Living Church office is delighted to welcome Jeff Cavins, international author, guest speaker and the Director of Evangelization for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. As we prepare for the World Meeting of Families, Jeff will be leading a day where we can reflect on the Gospel of the family and consider how we share our faith within our families. On the day internationally renowned artists The Priests will be leading us in prayer and music and we will have a selection of workshops. To register you can book online The event takes place in Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College Knock. Tickets for the day are £15 including lunch and refreshments.

Climate change film screenings

Trócaire & CADA NI are screening two films about climate change during Belfast Film Festival.

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste is on 17th April 2018 at 7.00pm in St George’s Market & An Inconvenient Sequel is on 18th April 2018 at 7.00pm in the Crescent Arts Centre. Tickets: £5


Over the past year there has been a movement to see YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS and those involved in working with young people in our parishes come together to inspire, equip, encourage and support each other in their ministry. An event that is taking place on April 28th in Saint Marys University College called ENCOUNTER which aims to do just that. Time: 9.15am – 4pm. If you wish to attend sign up via the Link below to give us an idea of numbers for lunch, coffee breaks etc.  Also for more information on the event please see our website and social media avenues.


MacMillan is forming the very first Cancer Experience Panel in N.I. so that the voices and experiences of people affected by cancer are at the heart of everything we do. We would love you to be part of our journey. More details or to request a volunteer application form contact Maura McClean on 07870469682.  Email:


New Peer Support Group for people with dementia and their carers. Thursday 19th April, 1pm-3pm in Coffee Bar, Christ Church, Lisburn. £2 per person. Light lunch included. For further details contact Una 07752149913/Maureen 07867525453.

Beginning Experience

Beginning Experience – Are you suffering the pain of loss of a partner?

Looking for help and understanding? Beginning Experience (a support group for widowed, separated and divorced people) meets every Wednesday evening from 8pm to 10pm in St Bride’s Hall, 38, Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone Rd, Belfast. Next meeting: 8pm on Wednesday 25th April. All welcome. For details please contact Phil Tel: 028 90 207645 or Marie Tel: 07896119669

Recently Deceased

Michael Rickard

Months Mind

Patrick Mulholland: Vera Murphy


Agnes Mooney: Mary Keenan: Elizabeth McMullan: George Sebastian: Margaret, Czestawa & Andru Zalewski: Mary & Robert McNally: Tony McCaugherty: Francis Joseph McCaughan: William McKitterick: Mark (Henry) Jennings: Patrick (Patsy) Dornan: John Lyness: Bernadette Fahy: Ann-Marie Hunt, Mary Mulholland and Thomas & Ellen O'Prey: Mary & William McReynolds: Gerald Lennon:: Pat & Margaret Brannigan: Bernie O’Brien: Joe Duffy: Anne McGurnaghan: Lynette, Anita & James O’Hara: Minnie Catney

May they rest in peace.