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HUMAN LIFE INTERNATIONAL


Please join us for an afternoon of Prayer and Reparation for Ireland’s voting for Abortion on May 25th last year and for the ways our Country has turned away from God.

SATURDAY MAY 25TH – ST. MARY’S CHURCH, central Belfast from 1pm – 3.15pm (Mass at 1pm). Please come along, much prayer is needed. Adoration & veneration of the relic of the Holy Face of Jesus will be included.

LOUGH DERG


LIVING CHURCH DOWN & CONNOR LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE

The seventh Living Church Lough Derg 3 day Pilgrimage will take place this year from Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June 2019. The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format.  Those who took part in the pilgrimage over the last few years spoke of the many blessings they received from being on the island of Lough Derg, as countless people have throughout the years. There is quietness and deep spirituality to be found there that is very special. Please consider coming along. The cost of the pilgrimage is £65.

Departure will be from Glengall Street (side of Europa Hotel) Belfast at 9:30am on Friday 21st June.

For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 02890690920 or email livingchurch@downandconnor.org  by Friday 14th June.

Crisis in the Catholic Church


“THE LUMEN FIDEI INSTITUTE” presents a meeting entitled – ‘Crisis in the Catholic Church – The Lay Response’ in the Holy Rosary Parish Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th May 2019. The Lumen Fidei Institute seeks to help lay Catholics in promoting, defending, teaching and living out our great calling as children of God. Come and hear Anthony Murphy, Editor of Catholic Voice and John Lacken, secretary Lumen Fidei speak on the role of the laity in restoring the Catholic Faith to Ireland.

Day Of Prayer


Friday 24 May: World Day Of Prayer For The Church In China.

Pro-Life Rally


SAVE THE DATE! A massive All-Ireland Pro-Life Rally will be held in Dublin on Saturday 6th July 2019. Join thousands from across Ireland to ‘Stand for Life’ for unborn children. Coaches will be travelling to the Rally from towns across Northern Ireland. For further details please contact the Rally for Life Committee on 02890278484 or click on www.rallyforlife.net

New Life Children’s Choir


Our Parish here at St Patrick’s has been fortunate to get the opportunity to host the Abaana New Life Children’s Choir. These wonderful children come from the beautiful country of Uganda known as the “Pearl of Africa”. They are here as ambassadors for their friends and families back home; to sing, dance and tell you their stories.

When you see these children perform in the Concert you will agree that this wonderful choir are already making history. They are making an impact through the concerts and the time spent with their hosts. We know this Choir will bless many people they meet along the way.

The New Life Choir is a group of 20 children who are beneficiaries of Abaana’s projects across Uganda. They represent their local communities by singing their way around the UK and Ireland, acting as ambassadors for their friends and families still living in poverty.

The choir will perform both Ugandan and English gospel songs and tell their testimonies. Abaana’s aim is to raise awareness of third world poverty, and help rescue more children from a life on the streets.

THE CHOIR WILL HAVE 10/11 ADULTS AND 20 CHILDREN. TO ENSURE THAT THIS EXCITING VENTURE GOES AHEAD WE NEED HOSTS TO ACCOMMODATE THEM FOR 2 NIGHTS. THE AGE RANGE OF THE CHOIR IS ROUGHLY 8/13YEARS AND THERE ARE 12 GIRLS AND 8 BOYS. THE PROCEDURE IS THAT A CHAPERONE AND TWO CHILDREN WOULD STAY AT EACH HOME. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE YOUR HOSPITALITY AT THIS TIME PLEASE CONTACT US AT THE PARISH OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

These children represent the many hundreds of young people whose lives have been transformed by your amazing response to our Annual Christmas Missionary Appeals. We now invite you to this wonderful opportunity to share in their night of song, dance and listen to their stories.

The children arrive on Tuesday pm 4th June and leave again on Thursday 6th June am. Concert is scheduled for Wednesday 5th June at 7pm.

All donations sent directly to the charity to help their many basic needs back home.

Tickets £5 each available from Pastoral Centre and Parish Office.

To avoid disappointment please obtain ticket asap.

Venue: St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Lisburn.

Wednesday 5th June, 2019 at 7pm.

P.S.  We gratefully thank all those families so far who have offered to accommodate these children.

First Holy Communion


Congratulations to the children from St. Joseph’s Primary School who received First Holy Communion yesterday (Saturday).

Also, congratulations to the children from Brookfield Special School who received First Holy Communion on Friday.

A special thanks to the teachers, parents and all who helped prepare the children for the reception of the Sacrament.

VOCATIONS SUNDAY


TO-DAY WE CELEBRATE GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY – VOCATIONS SUNDAY.

Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd who never leaves his flock untended. As we are nourished by your Word, help us to share our faith with others. Send more labourers into the harvest to serve as priests, deacons, sisters and brothers. Amen.

ACCORD


ACCORD provides counselling services for couples who may be experiencing difficulties in their relationship. We also offer Marriage Preparation courses for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. The Belfast Centre is situated in Twin Spires Centre, Northumberland Street, Belfast. Tel. No-028 90339944 Email-belfast@accordni.com

NATURAL FAMILY TEACHERS


THE NATURAL FAMILY TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND are holding a one-day introductory course on Natural Family Planning on Saturday 18th May from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, in Corrs Corner Hotel, Glengormley, Co. Antrim. For more details contact: deirdregleeson@medwise.ie or bcunningham29@hotmail.com

Recently Deceased


Anne Loughran


Months Mind



Anniversaries


Brendan Burns: Matthew Malone: John McGuigan: Eddie & Maureen Magennis: Damien Bushe: John Lundy: Patrick Taggart: Ena McPoland: James McKeown: Danny McShane: Kitty Molloy: Joe & Sarah Crossey: William John Stafford: Matthew McGrogan: Sarah (Sally) Dornan: Sarah & Matthew McCaugherty


May they rest in peace.