News Bulletin


Gift Aid

Saint Vincent de Paul Gift Aid Envelopes are available at the back of the church after Mass. If you donate and are working then you should give serious consideration to using gift aid.


DOWN & CONNOR DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES are available in Sacristy. £4 each.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into our Parish Community:

Luke David Wallace, Aoife Marian McGinley

Baptised in St Patrick’s Church on Sunday 17 December, 2017

Scripture Reflections

No meeting this Tuesday evening. Resume in New Year – details later.

Fr Dermot

We are pleased to report that Fr Dermot has successfully had a knee replacement and is making a good recovery.

Church door collection

APOSTOLIC WORK: Grateful thanks to all who supported our recent church door collection – a total of £1,216.45 was realised.

World Meeting of Families Volunteering

LIVING YOUTH – World Meeting of Families Volunteering. Living Youth is leading a Youth Group from the Diocese of Down & Connor to Dublin to volunteer at the World Meeting of Families Congress and to attend the Papal Mass. Dates 22nd – 26th August 2018, aged 16 – 25, cost £100 per person. We expect places to fill quickly so to register your interest please email Living Youth at with your name, contact number, parish and d.o.b or contact us directly on 02890 232 432.

Amoris Programme


This programme aims to give parishioners an opportunity to come together to discuss family life today in light of the Gospel and Church teaching as presented in the Papal Exhortation, ‘The Joy of Love’.  The programme is in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August 2018.

Do you have facilitation skills? Would you be prepared to lead six group discussions among adult parishioners?

Full training given (two training sessions, St. Malachy’s Parish Centre, Belfast) facilitator’s guide, online resources and video clips provided. If interested, please contact Parish Office.

Sacred Heart Calendars / Diaries

Catholic Diaries – £1 & Sacred Heart Calendars – £2.50 available from Pat Hughes, tel. 92629959

New Arrangements – Parish of Blaris (Lisburn) Masses

As and from Saturday 2 December (inclusive) there will be no 10.00am Mass on Saturday and Wednesday mornings.

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour will be celebrated after 10am Mass on Monday


Tuesday: before and after 10.00am Mass

Saturday: 5.45pm – 6.15pm.


If mass is to be celebrated at a funeral, then the Mass will be celebrated at 10.00am on the day of the funeral.

Please understand that there can be no exceptions.


During holiday periods, which will be announced well in advance, weekday Masses will be cancelled.

The Sunday Mass times may have to be adjusted to facilitate cover.

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.