News Bulletin


St Aloysius Open Morning

St Aloysius Primary School & Nursery Unit:  Our Nursery Unit Open Morning is on Friday 30 November 10.00am-12 noon, with an address from Mrs Milne at 10.10am. The Primary One Open Morning is on Saturday 1 December from 10.00-12.00noon, with an address from Mrs Milne at 10.10am. Please come and see St Aloysius School in action.

Principal: Mrs Catherine Milne, 7 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1TB. 9266 2293.

Christmas Card Packs

St Vincent De Paul Christmas Card Packs, will be available in church porches are available in church porches and Parish Centre. Pack of 10 cards – £3.50. Your local St Vincent de Paul thank you for your continued support.

This Week’s Calendar

Saturday 10 November – St Leo the Great

Monday 12 November – St Josaphat

Thursday 15 November – St Albert the Great

Saturday 17 November – St Elizabeth of Hungary

World Meeting of Families Collection

Will take place this weekend after all Masses. Although the event is over, there are still some large outstanding bills to be paid. Please support as generously as you can.

Day Of Recollection

Day of Recollection in Portglenone Monastery on Monday, 10 December 2018.  Day begins with tea/coffee at 11.00am. Speaker:  Fr Seamus O’Connell. Book directly with Portglenone Monastery – 028 2582 1211


Ards Choral Society presents MESSIAH by G.F. Handel in Christ Church, Hillsborough Road on Saturday 1st December 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets available from the Church Office 028 9267 3271 or member of vestry.

Trócaire’s Annual Remembrance Mass

Trócaire’s Annual Remembrance Mass for deceased supporters takes place this year on Saturday, 10th November 2018 at 6pm in St Malachy’s Church, Belfast, BT2 8EN.  The Mass will be concelebrated by The Most Reverend Bishop Noel Treanor and by Fr Michael McGinnity. We warmly invite you to attend and help celebrate the lives and lasting legacy of these wonderful people.

Advent Prayer

The season of Advent runs for 4 weeks and offer us all an opportunity to pray our way to Christmas. For Advent 2018, the Living Church Office is offering a training night for those interested in delivering a weekly Advent prayer session in their parish. The training will cover the content of each of the 4 sessions as well as guidance on how to deliver the sessions. Each participant will get a PowerPoint presentation and handouts for each of the 4 sessions.

The topics of the 4 sessions we will cover are:

Week 1 – Stay Awake

Week 2 – The Wilderness

Week 3 – Joy

Week 4 – Saying Yes to God                          

The training night will be on 14th November from 6.30pm-9pm in the Good Shepherd Centre, 511 Ormeau Road, Belfast, BT7 3GS and is free of charge. There will be refreshments on arrival at 6.30pm with our work beginning at 7 pm. Places will be limited to those people who commit to running the programme in their parish or pastoral community and who have contacted/been contacted by their parish priest prior to the training night.

If you are interested in leading your parish community in prayerful reflection this Advent, please email to reserve a place.

“Advent is a time given to us to welcome the Lord who comes to meet us, to verify our desire for God, to look ahead and prepare ourselves for the return of Christ.” Pope Francis, December 2017

Offertory Collections

Week-ending 28th October £2,422.99.

Propagation of the Faith: £1091.81.

Thank you for your support.

November – The Month Of The Holy Souls

Mass is celebrated daily in St. Patrick’s Church during November for the Holy Souls.

Recently Deceased

Rita Treacy (nee Cunningham)

Months Mind


Tom Maguire (1st Anniversary): Maurice & Betty Murray: William McGuigan: Steven Melville: Mary Eadie: Fr Joseph McPoland: Kitty, Joe & Gerard Whittaker: James & Anna McDonald: Shan Henry: Tom McKeown: Peggy Catney: Mary Donaghy: James & Alice Green: Margaret Murnaghan: Mary McKillion: John Martin

May they rest in peace.