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OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY


Meeting of Bereavement Ministers in Pastoral Centre on Monday 10th February at 7.30pm.

The aim of our Bereavement Ministry is to care for our bereaved parishioners through providing the listening ear of Christ for those who need to talk outside the family circle and remembering their loved one. Until you are in this situation, there is no way to tell how you will cope when a loved one dies. It is the hardest of times, but talking about it with others and sharing what’s on your mind will help.

The Bereavement Ministers also help in the organisation of the Annual Mass of Remembrance in November,

home visitation, distribution of our parish Bereavement Booklet and maintenance of our Parish Book of Remembrance (on view in church). If you are bereaved (no time limit) and wish to talk in confidence please contact the Parish Office on 028 92 660206, leave your name and contact number and a member of the group will be in touch.

This week’s calendar


Saturday 22nd February – The Chair of St Peter

LIVING YOUTH


LIVING YOUTH – ‘Stay Awake for Homelessness’ – Fundraising event @ Living Youth, 28th February 2020.

8pm to 6am, Aged 17-25. Living Youth, along with other organisations across Ireland, are running ‘STAY AWAKE FOR HOMELESSNESS’ to raise awareness and raise vital funds for homelessness, by staying awake all night. All proceeds go towards St Patrick’s Mercy Door Soup Kitchen and Morning Star House. If interested, please email s.mullan@downandconnor.org or phone 028 90 232432

THE HERO PROJECT


THE HERO PROJECT is a project run by Anthony Nolan, a charity which supports blood cancer patients who need a stem cell transplant. We are looking for retired teachers or people who have an interest, experience and/or expertise in the field of education/healthcare to provide talks and recruit students on to the stem cell register on a voluntary basis across Northern Ireland. Volunteering is on an ad hoc basis as and when you are available and full induction and training will be provided.  Please contact Lili at Anthony Nolan on 07587551991, or email Lilianna.vetter@anthonynolan.org for further details.

SMA RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, DROMANTINE


‘Introduction to Focusing’ led by Fr. Adrian Farrell: Sat. 15th Feb. 9.30am – 5.00pm Inc. Lunch – £30.

LENTEN DAYS OF RECOLLECTION: ‘Lord, open my heart as wide as it can open’ led by Fr. Damian Bresnahan SMA, Saturday 14th March, 9.30am – 5.00pm Incl. lunch – £25

‘Remember – you’   led by Fr. John Gallagher SMA Saturday 28th March. 9.30am – 5.00pm Inc. lunch – £25

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION


We congratulate and pray for all the children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday 12th February. A big ‘thank you’ to the teachers, parents and all who helped prepare the children for the reception of the Sacrament.

COMMUNITY CHOIR


LISBURN COMMUNITY CHOIR & CHILDREN’S CHOIR will be singing in FAMILY CONCERT on Friday,20 March 2020 at 7.30pm in Christ Church, Hillsborough Road to raise money for Christ Church Tower Repair Fund. Tickets available from Christ Church Parish Office 9267 3271. Minimum donation £10 on the night.

LIVING YOUTH SUMMER PILGRIMAGE


THE LIVING YOUTH SUMMER PILGRIMAGE 2020 will be to Medjugorje. We will join more than 50,000 other young people from around the world to celebrate our Catholic Faith.  Staying at the Medjugorje Palace Hotel we will take part in the youth festival and also visit the Waterfalls of Kravice, the capital Mostar and the Shrine of Vepric at Makarska, all while journeying with other young people from across our Diocese.  Pilgrimage Dates: 29th July – 7th August 2020, for those aged 17 – 25 Cost £799 (plenty of opportunities for fundraising).

For an Application Form and more information go to www.livingyouthni.org or contact us on 02890 232 432 or info@livingyouthni.org.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGES


MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL-OCTOBER 2020: 7 night stay and airport shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for 266 euro pps. For further information tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com Website: www.med.irishcentre.com

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND


SPECIAL BELFAST CHRISTMAS PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND €1,899

AND 20th JULY FOR 8 NIGHTS €1,725.

Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee. Contact James Treacy 00353860572216 or 0035361921470 or office 0035318783111 ex Dublin.

Recently Deceased


May Lenaghan


Months Mind


Una Connor


Anniversaries


Mary McDonald: Francis Edmund Crossey: Paddy &Jimmy Wright: Kathleen Loughran: Arthur O’Reilly: Dolly & Paddy Hughes: Jim Blevins: Mary McCann: Elizabeth Catney: Agnes McConville: Patrick, John & Frank Hughes: Neil Hickey: Kathleen Close: Michael Lagan: Joseph McCorry (Snr)


May they rest in peace.