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VACANCY


DOWN and CONNOR DIOCESAN TRUST: ST JOHN the EVANGELIST PARISH, 470 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6EN

VACANCY: PASTORAL/ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

A vacancy has arisen within the Parish of St John the Evangelist for the appointment of a Pastoral/Administration Assistant, who will represent the parish, and assist the Parish Priest in mission and pastoral care, by working with those in the parish who require spiritual and practical support. The role holder will also be required to provide confidential, efficient and effective administrative support to the Parish Priest and Parish Manager, as well as assistance to visitors and parishioners who visit or make contact with the parish office.

The terms of the role are based on a permanent appointment requiring 15 hours per week.

Details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at http://www.downandconnor.org by clicking on the link for JOB VACANCIES/ or alternatively on the Community NI website, where details of the role are also available by way of Application Form, Role Profile and Person Specification. Application packs can also be obtained from St John’s Parish Office. Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 15th November 2019

The Way Forward


Precious Life will be hosting an information evening regarding the change of the law on abortion here in the North, and on the upcoming elections with advice on candidates and their stance on abortion. It will take place on Monday 18th November@7:30pm in The Devenish Complex Belfast. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 02890278484 or email info@preciouslife.com 

REMEMBERING OUR LOVED ONES


Since all believers are bound together by the love of Christ, the dead are not beyond our love.

We are linked to the dead, just as when they were alive; and so our motivation to pray for them is love.

Light a candle in your home, recall the memory of your loved one. Pray God’s peace and rest on their soul. Pray also for yourself that God in His infinite love will give you peace of mind and heart at this time of brokenness and loss in your life.

May the Souls of all the faithful departed Rest in peace

ALL SOULS’ MASSES


NOVEMBER – ALL SOULS’ MASSES

During the month of November the 10am morning Masses will be celebrated for the Holy Souls.

MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS


NOVEMBER – MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer up their sacrifice for their deceased loved ones. YOU CAN DO LIKEWISE. Take the short term Pledge for November and say the Prayer daily – “I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during November”.

BBC SONGS OF PRAISE SHOW


You are warmly invited to a special Songs of Praise music recording of hymns and songs at Down Cathedral on Monday 25thNovember. All are welcome and we are especially keen for enthusiastic singers to join us and lead the viewers at home in the singing. The recording will be on Monday 25thNovember, 6:30pm–9:30pm. It is located at 35 English Street Downpatrick, BT30 6AB. To apply for free tickets, please send your name, address, contact number and how many tickets required to SOPcongregations@avantimedia.tv Please include ‘Songs of Praise Downpatrick in the subject header. Alternatively, you can call them on 0161 873 7073.

DOWN & CONNOR FOLK GROUP


Folk Weekend 2019 – Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre , Saturday 23rd-Sunday 24th November.

Join us again this November to celebrate in song! Learn some new music, sing with others, listen to talks & make new friends. Registration Forms available from Parish Office. Residential: Shared room £100, single room £125. Non-residential £60. Concession: Under 18 – Saturday only £50.

NEW ‘CHILDREN FOR CHRIST’ PARISH PRAYER GROUP


The Parish is delighted to launch a new Children’s Prayer Group commencing on Sunday 3rd November 4-5pm. The group will meet on the first Sunday of every month. All children aged 8-18 yrs are welcome to join. Parents are advised to arrive at 3:30pm for registration.

Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Loss and Blessings


Tobar Mhuire Retreat: Loss and Blessings: November is a time when we remember loved ones who have died. At times of loss we are often too hurt or too busy looking after others to reflect upon the blessings we have received from those who have died. This day of prayer; reflection and symbols, will be a chance to take time aside; to reflect upon the memory of those who have gone before us, and to give thanks for those who have touched our lives. You are welcome to bring a picture or memento of the person you are remembering. Saturday 23rd November 2019. 10.30am – 4.00pm Day led by: Brian McKee Cost: £30 (includes tea/coffee and light lunch)

ST ALOYSIUS OPEN DAYS


ST ALOYSIUS PRIMARY SCHOOL & NURSERY UNIT:

The Primary One Open Evening is on Thursday 5 December from 6.30pm-8.00pm.

Our Nursery Unit Open Morning is on Friday 6 December with two sessions: 9.30am-11.00am or 11.30am-1.00pm. Please come and see our wonderful school in action.

Principal: Mrs Catherine Milne, 7 Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 1TB. 9266 2293. cmilne224@c2kni.net

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Colette McCready


Anniversaries


Tommy Mallon (First Anniversary): Patrick Brady (Snr): Margaret Brady (Jnr): Bernadette Frazer: Mary McReynolds: James & Alice Green: Francis & Margaret Taggart: Desmond Turley: Elizabeth Lavery: Margaret Murnaghan: Maggie Muldoon: Frank Taggart (Snr): Desmond Turley: Nancy Gilroy: Caroline Smith: Francie McCurry: Matthew McCaugherty: Robert Phillips: Mary Donaghy: Anna & James McDonald: Mary Eadie: Stephen Melville: William & Agnes McGuigan: Thomas Maguire


May they rest in peace.