News Bulletin


Easter Penitential Service

Palm Sunday 25 March at 3.00pm

We invite you to come and encounter the Compassionate, Forgiving Christ In the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession).

“If your sins are as scarlet they shall become As white as snow.”
We will use the same format as our Previous Penitential Services –

(no itemised laundry list of sins required).

We aim to make your meeting with Christ as joy-filled and liberating as we possibly can.

(You will be sorry if you miss it)

‘Do This In Memory’ Mass

Sunday 25 March 2018, 10.00am Mass.

All Primary 4 children preparing for First Holy Communion 2018 and their parents are invited to attend.

Altar Servers

All servers are asked to attend a meeting on Sunday 25th March from 2-4pm in order to prepare for the upcoming Holy Thursday ceremony. ONLY servers who attend the meeting will be able to serve on Holy Thursday evening.

Offertory Collections

Weekending 11th March – £2,551.14

Monthly Stipend Collection – £1,223.52

Thank you for your support.

Mass Rock


Join us on 18th March (Sunday) at 2.30pm. Location: “The Mass Rock” at the Rock Chapel, St Peter’s, Stoneyford.

All welcome.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community:

Isabella Rose Margaret Eastwood: Michael Matuszewski: Cole Colin Robert Hewitt: Toby Joseph Glenfield: Conall Anthony McCrudden: Ksawery Rynkiewicz

Baptised in St. Patrick’s Church on Sunday 11 March 2018

Christmas Missionary Appeal

Congratulations and thank you for your generous response to our Christmas Missionary Appeal. A magnificient total of £10,018 was collected and has been forwarded on your behalf to the Medical Missionaries of Mary (Uganda) and Dominican Sisters (Zambia) to help in their work with AIDS orphans and disadvantaged children.

Recitation of the Rosary

Recitation of the Rosary followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet on Wednesday & Saturday mornings at 10.00am.

The Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor

The Benedictine Monks, Rostrevor, invite men (18-40) to an Easter Triduum Retreat from Holy Thursday 29th March until Easter Sunday 1st April 2018. Take time to reflect. Examine your life and consider your call. If interested, please contact Br Thierry or tel 028 4173 9979.


“How much longer will you set on a victim, all together, intent on murder, like a rampart already leaning over, a wall already damaged?” Psalms 62:3. Today we pray for the people of Eastern Ghouta in Syria. Hundreds of innocent civilians have been killed in the bombing of the past two weeks including many children. Trócaire’s partners continue to work on the ground in horrendous conditions. We pray for those who can resolve this crisis to find the political will to do so. To find out more on Trócaire’s work visit   Please support our Lenten Campaign.

Recently Deceased

Vera Murphy

Months Mind

Gerald McClure: Anne McDonald


Paul Taggart: Gerry Catney: Matthew Heatley: Elizabeh Phillips: James Nelson: Teresa Canha: Robert Furfey: Robert & Lauretta Graham: Philip McNally: Michael Burns: Charles Bleakley: Ellen & Liz McKeown: William & Edith Donnelly: Kathleen Dennison: Elizabeth Gorman: Sean & Theresa O’Neill: Margaret Phillips: Richard O’Hagan: James Keenan

May they rest in peace.