News Bulletin


Eucharistic Ministers

Thanks to all who have recently offered their service as a Eucharistic Minister. There will be a short period of training in Parish with commissioning on Holy Thursday night. If you would like to become a Eucharistic Minister please contact Maria at Parish Office or speak with one of the priests.

Eucharistic Ministers rotas are scheduled 3 months in advance – commitment one weekend in five approx. Every effort will be made to accommodate work or vacation schedules. Each minister will be provided with a current list of Eucharistic Ministers with phone numbers for contact purposes should a change/substitution in individual rota be necessary.

School Open Days

Rathmore Grammar School – Open Day

Saturday 20 January 2018 – 9.30am to 1.00pm

Address by Principal at 9.30am and 11.15am


St. Colman’s College, Newry. – Open Day

Saturday 29 January 2018 – 10am to 1.00pm

Address by Principal at 11am and 12 noon


St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School – Open Night

Thursday 18th January 2018 at 7.30pm.

All enquiries to Principal 028 90 294000 (

Transfer pupils and parents are invited to attend.

Christmas Missionary Projects

Thank you for your generous response to our Christmas Missionary Appeal.

Donations are still been received. Appeal will close next Sunday 21 January 2018.

Annual Parish Pilgrimage To Fatima

: 14 September 2018. 7 nights full board accommodation Hotel Cinquentenario. Direct, return flights from Dublin to Lisbon.   £679 pps. Single supplement £27 per person. Accompanied by Spiritual Director. Contact Anne 028 92670152/Eileen 028 92603401.

This Week’s Calendar

Monday 15 January – St Ita
Wednesday 17 January – St Anthony

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages 2018

7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email

Certificate Requests

Requests for copies of Baptism, Confirmation or Marriage Certificates.

All requests need to be made in writing and certificates can only be issued to those named on the record – for instance, the person who was baptised, or, in the case of someone under the age of 16, their parent or guardian. Because requests need to be signed and we need to retain a written record of all requests for access to our sacramental registers, we are unable to process requests by phone.

Outdoor Crib

Our appreciation to all those who generously came together to assemble our new Christmas Outdoor Crib. We hope it will help to illuminate the Christmas message to those passing through Chapel Hill.

Holy Family Icon

Copies of the Holy Family Icon are available in Church Porch.

Please take one, place in a prominent place in your home and pray together the official prayer for families which is printed on back of icon.

Bangor Parish Trip

Bangor Parish – 7 Day Trip to Brittany and Normandy

From June 25th to July 1st joining the one day St Columbanus International Meeting in St Coulomb June 30th.  The cost is 895 euro pp sharing, all breakfasts and dinners included, 3 nights Lisieux, 3 nights St Malo. Day trips include; places associated with St Therese, Mont St Michel, Dinard and more.

(Courier: Kieran Troy) As there is great demand for hotel space in Brittany in this period prompt booking would be highly recommended.     Details and booking form on parish website

Recently Deceased

John Herman: Roger Hannon (formerly Lisburn)

Months Mind

Anna Marley


Jimmy McPolin: Margaret Smyth: James McClinton: Mary Watters: Kathleen Norwood: Rose Bushe: Olive Vayro: Margaret Smith: Fr Ernest McCaughan: Patrick & Gertrude Adair: Eileen Drayne: Clara McCool: Rose Dumigan: Michael & Susan Cunningham: Margaret & Elizabeth Nolan: Mary McGurn: Arthur & Sally Rooney: Colette O’Connor: Meta O’Reilly: Peter Goan: Marie Nugent: Kevin Corken: James Doherty: Arthur & Rosaleen Quigley: Dominic Brady

May they rest in peace.