News Bulletin


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. Information Evening: Wednesday 20th September at 8pm. 1st weekly meeting Wednesday 27th September at 8pm. All welcome.

For details please contact Phil Tel: 028 90 207645 or Marie Tel: 07896119669


This Week’s Calendar

Wednesday 20 September – St Andrew Kim Tae-gon & Companions

Thursday 21 September – St Matthew

Saturday 23 September – St Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

Diocesan Liturgy Seminar

Title- “Putting on Christ – A Journey of Transformation. The Rite of Christian Initiation in Action”

Presented by Jane Ferguson, Member of the Council for Liturgy of the Irish Bishop’s Conference.

Date: 23rd September 2017. Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm. Registration from 1.00pm.

Venue: St. Brigid’s Parish Centre, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast BT9 6FP

The Seminar is open to all and the cost per person is £10. To book, please contact Malachy McKeever,

Tel. 07760 108 903. E-mail:

Down And Connor Lourdes Pilgrimage

The 27 members of the Down and Connor Lourdes Brancardier team are joining the parish family for the 12noon Mass next Sunday, 17th September. The Brancardier care for the sick pilgrims in the Accueil Notre-Dame de Lourdes.

Thank you to all who supported the LOURDES ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP COLLECTION. A total of £1,364.96 was collected to help subside the fares of Sick Pilgrims and to provide medical supplies.

Trocaire East Africa

Thanks to all who supported the recent Trocaire East Africa Crisis Appeal. A total of £3,568.05 has been forwarded on your behalf.

100th Birthday

Congratulations to our oldest parishioner, Sadie Downey on the celebration of her 100th birthday on Monday 4th September 2017.

May God continue to bless her with life, health and prosperity on this day and all days.

Children’s Choir

As the 10am Mass has developed in regards to our Children’s Liturgy Programmes we hope to establish a Children’s Choir which will be directed and accompanied by our Director of Music. If your child/ren are interested in singing at the 10am Mass each week please bring them along to an enrolment and Parents Information morning at 11am on Saturday 9th September for a half an hour- no formal singing test required. A commitment to the choir will be necessary for all members and of course their families. This is an exciting new opportunity for our children and our parish music ministry team.

Eileen Depo School Of Irish Dancing

Classes resume in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre: –

Junior Ceili – Tuesday 5th September 2017 @ 4.00pm

Adult Ceili – Tuesday 5th September @ 8.00pm

Come along, bring a friend, new Members welcome.

Further enquiries: Eileen Depo T.C.R.G./ADCRG. Tel: 028 92607177/07730925365

Faith And Life Convention

Bishop Treanor invites you to attend our fourth Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 30th September 2017 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast beginning at 10am.  This year we are delighted to welcome Cardinal Kevin Farrell as our keynote speaker.  He will speak to us on the theme: Faith in the Family.

In the afternoon each participant will have the opportunity to take part in two workshops from a range of twenty seven. The workshops fill up quickly so it’s best to book now!

Perhaps the best part of the day is the pleasure of meeting up with a great crowd of committed people from all over the diocese and beyond! Online booking is available at:

Offertory Collection

Week-ending 27 August: £2,089.07.

Thank you for your continued support.

Recently Deceased

Months Mind

Robert Rooney; Sarah Louise Colhoun; Bridget (Biddy) Devlin


Isobel McGurnaghan: Gerald & Sheila Kelly: Elizabeth Fusco: Gerald Matier: Edward (Snr), Edward (Jnr) & Hugh John Donnelly: Vera McAvoy: Patrick & Joan Hague: Patricia Eastwood: Isobelle O’Brien: Fergus Mulholland: James McKenna: Catherine Connor: Tommy Catney (Snr): Annie, John & Vincent McCreanor: Mollie McPolin: Gerald Rafferty: Mary Wilson: Elizabeth Burns: Gerald Matier; Billy, Kathleen & Seamus McGrath: David, Lucy, Pat, Nan & Terry Boyle: Tom, Mary & Harry Laverty: Margaret & Thomas Burns: Kathleen Stafford: Maura McGurnaghan: Francis Mooney: Jimmy Muldoon: Christine Sloan: Josie Kelly: Abelardo Lao.

May they rest in peace.