News Bulletin



ACCORD invites applications for the Certificate in Counselling (Marriage and Relationship), for the academic year 2018/2019. The Certificate, validated by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, is aligned to Level 8, 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications and is aimed at qualified, experienced counsellors/psychotherapists who have:

Degree/Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy

Completed a minimum of 200 client hours and have a current supervised caseload

Knowledge/Experience of the Person Centred Approach

Successful applicants’ course and supervision fees funded by ACCORD. Training in Maynooth one weekend per month, September to June . Application Criteria and Form:

Closing date: 18th May 2018

Nurturing Faith In The Family

Two young couples and parents, Paula and Joe McKeown and Lynette and Bosco McShane well used to the pressures of modern family life, will lead us in a day of reflection, prayer and storytelling, focusing on how we can grow in our walk with God within the family setting, how best to nurture the faith of our children.

Date: Saturday, 16th June   Cost; £40. Registration 9.30am. Booking: Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Co Down BT34 1RH. Tel 028 30821964 email:

Family Care Adoption Services

Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking to recruit adoptive families for babies and young children. For a free information pack please contact us at:

Telephone: 028 71 368592/028 90 691133   Monday to Friday 9 – 5 p.m.



First Holy Communion

Wishing the Primary 7 Boys and Girls from

St. Joseph’s Primary School & non-Parish Schools

God’s blessing on receiving First Holy Communion at 10.00am Mass this Saturday, 12th May.

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

Parish Accounts 2017

Parish Accounts 2017 are posted in church porch.

Thank you for your generosity throughout the past year.

Gaudete et Exsultate

Veritas have now available published copies of Pope Francis’ third Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad), through which Pope Francis invites Christians to contemplate the call to holiness in the contemporary world. The published copies are available both in Veritas stores and online.  Contact details are:

7-8 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1; Telephone: 00 353 1 878 8177;


Walking Together as Families Today

Gathering in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families.

St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, 19-20 June 2018.

Speakers, workshops, conversations, prayer, and much more, on variety of topics relating to family life.

Registration: €15 (incl. lunch & teas/coffees).

Tickets available on (under “Walking Together as Families Today”).

Further info: contact Aoife at

St Killian’s College – The Priests

St Killian’s College: The Friends of Garron Tower are pleased to announce that ‘The Priests’ will perform in a Fund Raising concert, in aid of the refurbishment of the College Chapel, at Garron Tower on Sunday 27th May at 6.30pm.  Tickets are priced at £30 and can be purchased by contacting the College on the following telephone number 028 2888 5202.  Seating is limited to 320 therefore ticket allocation will be on a first come first served basis.

Mgr Macaulay’s book

The paperback edition of Mgr Macaulay’s book, The Holy See And the Campaign For Catholic Emancipation in Ireland And England will be available from Monday, 23rd April.  Copies at £24.50 may be obtained from Mrs Mairead Granleese at 028 90381700.

The Living Church Pilgrimage

THE LIVING CHURCH THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE to Lough Derg is Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018.  This year we are having two coach departure points Belfast and Ballycastle to try and encourage a wider area of more pilgrims to attend.  The cost of the pilgrimage is £65.   For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 028 9069 0920 or email by Friday 15th June. Registration forms on request from Living Church Office or your Parish Office.

Our Spiritual Director is Fr Brian Daly.

Recently Deceased

Brian McEvoy (Loughgiel)

Months Mind

Denis Shephard


Eilish McEvoy: Eddie & Maureen Magennis: Sally Dornan: Sarah & Matthew McCaugherty: Mary Rose Boyd: Matthew McGrogan: Canon Thomas McAuley: Patrick Taggart: Una McKernan: Agnes Seaton: Noel Ginesi: Brian Mulholland: Kathleen Ward. : Mark Copeland: Isaac Nelson: James McKeown: James Murray

May they rest in peace.