News Bulletin


Letter from Sr. Mary

“Fr. Dermot, Fr. Eamon, Fr. Eddie and parishioners, Words are inadequate to express my gratitude for, and appreciation of Monday evening’s celebration. It was an evening to be enjoyed and remembered. Messages have come from Africa and may other places in admiration of such a Parish Community and the beautiful Church of St. Patrick’s, Lisburn.

We will pray for each other.” Sr. Mary Dunne

Do This in Memory of Me Mass

The final ‘Do This in Memory of Me Mass’ is next Sunday 3 June 2018 – The Feast of Corpus Christi.

All P4 children are asked to come to this Mass wearing their First Holy Communion clothes.

There will be a Eucharistic procession around the church at the end of Mass.

Recent Baptisms

We welcome into the Christian Community and our Parish Family:

Nathan Robert, Caleb Karl & Sophia Rose Hastings: Amy Catherine Brown: Orla Devlin

Baptised recently in St. Patrick’s Church, Lisburn.

National Centre for Liturgy and the Irish Church Music Association

It is Church Music Summer School time again.  The Summer School 2018 begins on Wednesday, 27 June 2018 and ends on Saturday, 30 Jun in St Patrick’s  College, Maynooth.  Our theme this year is Faith, Hope and Love. For further details contact Simon Orrock, ICMA Summer School Registrar, St Agnes’ Parish Centre, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Telephone: (086) 080 1933

Official Family Prayer For World Meeting Of Families 2018

God, our Father,
We are brothers and sisters in Jesus your Son,
One family, in the Spirit of your love.
Bless us with the joy of love.

Make us patient and kind,
gentle and generous,
welcoming to those in need.

Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care,
Especially those for whom we now pray:

Increase our faith, Strengthen our hope,
Keep us safe in your love,
Make us always grateful for the gift of life that we share.

This we ask, through Christ our Lord

Lough Derg


One day retreats May – Sat 5th, Sun 6th, Mon 7th, Tues 8th, Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Tues 15th, Sun 20th, Tues 22nd, Sat 26th, Sun27th, Mon 28th. Dates also available August & September. Pilgrims keep footwear on. No fasting. A guided day of prayer and reflection. Refreshments on arrival and a light lunch are served. Admission 45€. Booking essential. Contact 00353 (0)7 1 9861518


You can begin your pilgrimage on any day from Friday 1st June until Monday 13th August. Admission €75.

Detailed information from Lough Derg Office, contact 00353 (0) 71 9861518.


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

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.



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;


Recently Deceased

Bertie Soye: Deirdre Horseman (nee Stewart)

Months Mind

Brian McEvoy


Fr Charles Denvir: Lily McConnell: Jackie O’Brien: Gerald McPolin: Kevin McStravick: Terence Patrick O’Neill: Eileen McCaughan: Thomas Mulholland: Rose Tumilty: Elizabeth, Tommy, Hugh (Jun) Murnaghan: Rosaleen, Eamon & Fiona McCann: Mary Donnelly: Elsie Hughes: Kathleen Hickey: Joseph Lavery, Snr: Joseph Lavery Jnr: Angela Close: Seamus Skelton: Jackie O’Brien: James McKernan: All deceased Fathers & Grandfathers

May they rest in peace.