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SACRED HEART MESSENGER


Subscriptions to Sacred Heart Messenger are now due. Cost £22 per annum. Please leave in Parish office. Thank you.

LIVE STREAMING


Please be aware that LIVE STREAMING of all Masses takes place in St. Patrick’s Church. The Privacy Notice for the Diocese of Down and Connor including the Parish of Blaris is available to view on the Parish website, in all our churches, Parish Office and Pastoral Centre. CCTV cameras also operate 24 hours daily in St. Patrick’s Church, Pastoral Centre, car park and church precincts.

STANDING ORDER


In view of the current uncertainty this might be an opportune time, if your circumstances permit, to consider changing to a Standing Order arrangement with the Parish for future contributions. Should you be interested, please contact in confidence Maria in Parish Office for Standing Order Mandate.

Alternatively, a bank transfer may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sort Code: 950361, A/C 62737035. Danske Bank.

PARISH COVID SUPPORT TEAM


Do you know of anyone feeling lonely, isolated or worried due to the negative effect of Covid 19?

Would they benefit from a friendly phone call once a week from a parishioner?

Would you be interested in joining St. Patrick’s Covid Support Team?

Please contact Damian 07821190775 or Maria 028 92 660206.

SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL


This year we will celebrate a ‘different kind of Christmas’. Whilst the need to support children living in poverty will be greater than ever, the safety of our volunteers, those donating gifts and the families receiving the gifts is paramount.

Instead of the ‘Giving Tree’ as in previous years, gift vouchers/food hampers will be provided.

If you wish to support our Christmas Appeal you may help in the following ways:

1 – Online transfer to our St Vincent de Paul Bank Account with Danske in Lisburn.
Sort Code 95-06-79. Account No. 00149373

2 – Leave vouchers/tinned food with Damian in Pastoral Centre. (One4all or Tesco vouchers are particularly welcome)

3 – Arrangements to collect vouchers/food can be organised.

Thank you for your continued support.

N.B: PLEASE CONTACT DAMIAN FRENCH, PRESIDENT SVP, LISBURN ON 07821 190775 OR 028 92607110

REGARDING ALL ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ENQUIRIES, ETC. THANK YOU.

Bishop Noel Treanor – Remembrance of the Dead


On Wednesday 18th November, Bishop Noel will celebrate Mass in Saint Peter’s Cathedral, remembering all those who have died this year in the Diocese at 7pm. This Mass will be streamed on the Cathedral webcam, https://www.churchservices.tv/stpeterscathedral

NOVEMBER – THE MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS


The November Dead Lists (envelopes provided) are available in church porch.

They are also available to download from here DOWNLOAD HERE

Returned lists and donations should be placed in an envelope and returned to the Parish Office letterbox (right hand side of office door) or left in black safe in right hand side alcove of church. 10.00am Mass will be celebrated each day during November for names included on lists. Please return all lists before Friday 6th November, if possible. Thank you.

During the month of November set aside a special time each day to pray for your deceased relatives and friends. Since all believers are bound together by the love of Christ, the dead are not beyond our love. We are linked to the dead, just as when they were alive; and so our motivation to pray for them is love.

In the quietness of your home, light a candle, recall the memory of your loved one.

Pray God’s peace and rest on their soul.

Pray also for yourself that God in His infinite love will give you peace of mind and heart

at this time of brokenness and loss in your life.

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus grant them a place of peace and joy in your Kingdom.

Parish Envelopes


We are in the process of ordering new Parish Envelopes for 2021.  It is an opportunity to thank all who have generously supported us in any way during the past year.  This is a very difficult and stressful time for everyone and we appreciate your donations and kindnesses whatever they may have been.

On average we receive 400 returns each week and would ask very gently if that ratio could be increased.  We have approximately 12,000 parishioners in Lisburn and maybe there are a few more who could make some returns to us.

In these times we continue to keep everyone in our prayers.  Thank you.

TROCAIRE COLLECTION


Thank you for your generous response to the LENTEN TROCAIRE COLLECTION. A total of £1,072.33 was

realised. This contribution will help to make a life changing difference for families throughout the developing world, helping them to improve their lives, meet their basis needs and receive their human dignity and rights.

Hey Layperson. You too have a vocation


Recently Deceased



Months Mind



Anniversaries


Sheila Stewart (First Anniversary): James O’Hagan (First Anniversary): Mary Peter: Daniel McCrudden: Canon Joseph Cunningham: Fr. Archie Kelly: Mary Fanning: Baby Jonathan Scullion: William Toland


May they rest in peace.