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Sacrament Of Confirmation


Primary 7 Pupils – September 2018

Parents of children attending schools other than Parish Schools who wish to have their child prepared for the Sacrament of Confirmation 2019 are requested to contact the Parish Office as soon as possible

Adoption


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 90 691133 Monday to Friday 9 – 5 p.m.

Email: anne.ohagan@familycaresociety.org

Website: www.familycaresociety.co.uk

PATHWAYS


PATHWAYS – Adult Faith Development Programme at Drumalis

Enrol now for 2018-2020 intake.  Pathways is a broad-based adult faith development course which explores spirituality, theology and prayer. Pathways is geared towards those who want to reflect about life, faith and relationships with God and others. The course takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Drumalis in Larne. No academic qualifications are necessary and there is no coursework attached. This two-year programme supported by the Diocese of Down and Connor runs from October to June each year and will be held on nine Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.  For further information and booking form, please contact Drumalis – 028 2827 2196/2827 6455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm), email maura@drumalis.co.uk  or see the Drumalis website: http://www.drumalis.co.uk

First Friday Week


The sick and housebound will be attended this week.

Lourdes Associate Membership Collection


Thank you to all who supported the LOURDES ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP COLLECTION. A total of £945.50 was collected to help subside the fares of Sick Pilgrims and to provide medical supplies.

The Catholic Faith Community Welcomes and invites you:


If you feel you would like to explore and enquire into the Catholic Faith with a view possibly of Baptism…

If you would like to explore and enquire into what it is Catholics believe…

If you need to get a deeper understanding of your Catholic Faith…

If you are seeking to return to celebrating your faith…

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PROMPTING YOU … and the RCIA is for you.

RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and is for individuals from any faith background (and none) who want to explore and enquire into the Catholic Faith. It is a weekly series of classes (1hr. 30 mins) and discussion covering a wide range of aspects in the Catholic Faith. Participants on RCIA programmes come from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds. RCIA is for cradle Catholics who want a deeper understanding of their Catholic Faith and for Catholics who have lapsed from the practice of celebrating their faith and whom God is inviting to come back to him.

Ultimately, RCIA is a journey of faith exploration and development, culminating in the reception of the catechumens/candidates into the Catholic community at Pentecost, if after exploration and enquiry into the Catholic faith inspires them to do so. (Catechumens participants are those who were never baptised. Candidate participants are those who were baptised into another faith denomination).

RCIA begins at St Mary’s, Chapel Lane on Thursday 18th October. Please contact Anne McCrossan ASAP to arrange a meeting and register. Tel. 028 90 320482 or Email Fr Brian McCann: stlukes@downandconnor.org

HEALTHCARE PASTORAL VISITORS’ COURSE 2018:


The next course run by the NI Healthcare Chaplains’ Association (NIHCA) and Edgehill College will run for 9 weeks beginning Thurs 27th September 2018 from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Edgehill College, Belfast. The course is aimed at lay people who are interested in healthcare pastoral visitation, either within the local church context or within a chaplaincy context, or who already visit healthcare facilities such as hospitals, hospices or residential/nursing homes as part of their church responsibilities. Cost is £75, which includes materials and refreshments each night. For further information and an application form contact: Mrs Kay Irvine, College Administrator, Edgehill Theological College, 9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY

Email:  kirvine@edgehillcollege.org     Tel. (028) 9066 5870

THE LISBURN CONFERENCE OF SVP


THE LISBURN CONFERENCE OF SVP would like to thank all those who have helped the group since they got back up and running a year ago. It has been a very busy year and their input and commitment has been invaluable.  As always, new members are very welcome.

Apostolic Work


Due to shortage of collectors there will be no Annual House-to-House Collection this yearDonations are most welcome.  Envelopes are available in church porch.

Envelopes may be handed to any Member of Apostolic Work or placed on weekly Offertory Plate.  Your support is much appreciated.

PASTORAL COUNCIL


Advised by and under the guidance of Jim Deeds from the Living Church Office, we have set up our Pastoral Council.

In our selection of Members, we followed the strict guidelines set down by the Diocese through the Living Church Office for the formation of the Pastoral Council. We decided on a membership of 12.  After a series of public meetings they were chosen from a group of parishioners who had submitted their names for possible membership. They represent a wide cross-section of our Parish: age, gender, Interests, abilities, etc. The job of the Pastoral Council is to help in the development of the Sacramental, Liturgical and Pastoral life of the Parish. Through our Members we will be reaching out to you, our parishioners, for your help and abilities in the development of the Pastoral life of our Parish.

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Mark Hunt


Anniversaries


Catherine Connor: Mary Eadie: Lil Frazer: Patrick & Joan Hague: Patsy Eastwood: Seamus Ferris: Kathleen Stafford: Christine Sloan: Vera McAvoy: Jimmy Muldoon: Margaret, Thomas Peter, Anne & Patricia Burns: Harry, Mary & Tom Laverty: Seamus Ferris: Francis Hamill: Belle O’Brien: John McMahon: Elizabeth Bleakley: Desmond McGrogan: Margaret Thompson (nee Tennyson): Kevin Carruthers: Francis Mooney: John, Annie & Vincent McCreanor: Molly McPolin


May they rest in peace.