News Bulletin


Altar Servers

All servers who are available to serve the upcoming confirmation mass on Thursday 21st March at 11:00am are kindly asked to attend a meeting in the church on Tuesday 19th March at 5-6:30pm

Lenten Pioneer Pledge

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Why not take this opportunity to perhaps help yourself or someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem by offering your sacrifice for freedom from addiction? Please consider taking the short term Lenten Pledge and make a difference to someone’s life. Register your pledge with local Pioneers and say the daily prayer.

PRAYER:” I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during Lent.”

Rotary Club of Lisburn

Annual Bursary worth £500. Are you planning a Gap Year or perhaps you are a student about to organise a period of work experience? The Bursary is available to assist students help disadvantaged people and communities at home and overseas. Contact Bursary closes 29 March 2019.

A Quick Journey Through The Bible

A series of talks on an overview of the Bible by DVD.  An excellent introduction for those who may not be too familiar with the Bible.  They will be shown at the Monastery in Portglenone on the Sunday evenings during Lent at 5.00 p.m. commencing on Sunday, 10th March, 2019.  All are welcome.  For further details contact the Monastery or Thomas Carey on 079 6762 0435.

Trocaire Lenten Appeal 2019

Trocaire boxes are available for collection in church porch.

No doubt you will respond with your usual generosity.

Christmas Missionary Appeal

Thank you very much for your very generous response to our Annual Christmas Missionary Appeal. A magnificent total of £10,461.31 was collected and has been forwarded on your behalf to the Medical Missionaries of Mary (Uganda) and Dominican Sisters (Zambia) to help in their work with Aids orphans and disadvantaged children.

Upcoming Events At Tobar Mhuire

Wednesday 13th March: First of our Lenten Talk Series: The Beatitudes of Pope Francis with Dr Aidan Donaldson at 7.00pm. All welcome. Voluntary donation.

Irish Pilgrimage Trust Lourdes

Thank you to all who supported our recent collection – a total of £1,115.51 was realised.

Lenten Days / Holy Week Retreat

Lenten Days And Holy Week Retreat At Dromantine – 2019

16th March ‘A Lenten Encounter: Looking Up and Reaching Out’ led by Fr. Damian Bresnahan SMA

10am – 5pm. Cost £25 lunch included.

30th March ‘A Lenten Experience: Called to Renewal’ led by Fr. John Gallagher SMA

10am – 5pm.  Cost £25 lunch included.

Holy Week Retreat   Wed 17th April at 5pm – Sunday 21st at 11am

The SMA Community invites you to join them in reflectively celebrating the Easter Triduum, beginning with the Seder Meal. £250 full board Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry . Ph 028 30821964 or

Car Parking

In recent times car parking on the side driveway leading to the office has been causing serious problems. As there is no charge or fee for the official car park during Church/Mass times please avail of this facility. We are only trying to prevent damage to parked cars in this area.

Recently Deceased

Months Mind

Alison Slater


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.