News Bulletin


St. Joseph’s Primary School Open Night

St. Joseph’s Primary School Open Night Tuesday 5 December at 7pm. Please come along to see all that St. Joseph’s has to offer!

San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto & Montecassino

Pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo, Loreto & Montecassino, 18th-25th May 2018 ex Belfast (50th anniversary of Padre Pio’s death plus stigmata 100th anniversary). Spiritual Director Very Rev Canon Sean Rogan PE, Kilcoo. 7 Nights – 4* Hotel, Price £1090 (single room supp. £245) Deposit £250 – incl. meals, fully escorted guided tours and all taxes. Contact Marie or Paul Downe Travel. Tel : 028 4461 3288 Email :

St Aloysius Open Mornings

St Aloysius School: All parents and parishioners are warmly invited to the St Aloysius Open Mornings. Nursery Unit Friday 1 December 10.00am-12noon & Primary One Saturday 2 December 10.00am-12noon. For more information please contact the Principal, Mrs Catherine Milne: 9266 2293.

Prayer Vigil for Vocations

A Eucharistic Prayer Vigil for Vocations to the Priesthood, Permanent Diaconate and Religious Life will take place in The Church of The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Carryduff on Thursday 16th November 2017 from 7pm – 10pm. The Prayer Vigil will be led by various youth groups from the Diocese and it will conclude with the celebration of Mass at 9pm. A warm welcome is extended to the young people of our Diocese to come along for this evening of prayer as they continue to discern their vocation in life.

November – The Month Of The Holy Souls

Mass is celebrated daily in November for the Holy Souls.

Redemptorist Appeal

The Redemptorist Community thank you for your generous response to their recent appeal by Fr Dan Baragry. A total of £1,980 was raised. This money makes a significant difference to the quality of life of the many people the Redemptorists minister to through food, medical and education programs in Mozambique.

Advent at Clonard

You are invited to join us in Clonard Monastery to celebrate the beautiful season of Advent. Let’s gather together on four consecutive Tuesdays (28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec and 19 Dec) in the conference room of Clonard Monastery from 7.30-8.30pm. Kindly, sign up at Clonard reception, or email, or phone 028 9044 5950.

Vocation Discernment Weekend

Vocation Discernment Weekend: 17th – 19th November 2017.

Dominican Contemplative Nuns welcome single young women (20-40) to our retreat house and offer the opportunity to experience our life of Prayer:- Liturgy – Eucharistic Adoration – Talks –Sisters’ testimonies – Lectio Divina – Question time – Food and Fellowship

Those who cannot come for full weekend are welcome to join us on Saturday (18th) 9.30 am – 7.00 pm. Venue: Siena Monastery, The Twenties, Drogheda, Co Louth. Contact: Sr Breda OP –   or Tel: 041-9838524.

Mass For Deceased Teachers

Down & Connor Catholic Schools Support Service, Mass For Deceased Teachers Of Down & Connor.

Venue: Good Shepherd Church (Holy Rosary Parish), Ormeau Rd. Belfast BT7 3GS

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 7.30pm.

Refreshments afterwards in the adjacent Good Shepherd Centre.

Relatives of the deceased, teachers and retired colleagues, pupils & parishioners are all invited.

Ladies Boxing Club

Tuesday night’s 6.30pm – 7.30pm. £2 only

If interested please contact Fiona Irvine on either 0773 900 2300 or email to confirm your place and let us gauge numbers.

Recently Deceased

Ita Donnelly: Gerald McNamee (England)

Months Mind

Peter Ewing: Lawrence Murray: Bobby Walsh


Maurice & Betty Murray: Mary McReynolds: Soledad Mamangon: Paddy Murray: William McGuigan: Steven Melville: Mary Eadie: Fr Joseph McPolin: Kitty, Joe & Gerard Whittaker: Caroline Smith: Robert McKernan: James & Anna McDonald: Shan Henry: Mary Donaghy: Alice & James Green: Maggie Muldoon: Mary McKIllion: Kathleen Stalford: Tom & Eileen McKeown

May they rest in peace.