News Bulletin


Sacrament of Confirmation

We congratulate and pray for all the children who received The Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, 21st March.

A big ‘thank you’ to the teachers, parents and all who helped prepare the children for the reception of the Sacrament.

Pope Francis Message


“Dear Brothers and Sisters, the “Lenten” period of 40 days spent by the Son of God in the desert of creation had the goal of making it once more that garden of communion with God that it was before original sin. May our Lent this year be a journey along that same path, bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God.” Let us not allow this season of grace to pass in vain! Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing ou

r spiritual and material goods with them. In this way, by concretely welcoming Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives, we will also radiate its transforming power to all of creation.”

Trocaire Lenten Appeal 2019

Trocaire boxes are available for collection in church porch.

No doubt you will respond with your usual generosity.

Lenten Days / Holy Week Retreat

Lenten Days And Holy Week Retreat At Dromantine – 2019

16th March ‘A Lenten Encounter: Looking Up and Reaching Out’ led by Fr. Damian Bresnahan SMA

10am – 5pm. Cost £25 lunch included.

30th March ‘A Lenten Experience: Called to Renewal’ led by Fr. John Gallagher SMA

10am – 5pm.  Cost £25 lunch included.

Holy Week Retreat   Wed 17th April at 5pm – Sunday 21st at 11am

The SMA Community invites you to join them in reflectively celebrating the Easter Triduum, beginning with the Seder Meal. £250 full board Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry . Ph 028 30821964 or

Car Parking

In recent times car parking on the side driveway leading to the office has been causing serious problems. As there is no charge or fee for the official car park during Church/Mass times please avail of this facility. We are only trying to prevent damage to parked cars in this area.

Christmas Pilgrimage Group To The Holy Land

Christmas Pilgrimage Group To The Holy Land. Ex Dublin 19th – 27th December

Also Holy Land 31st October– 8th November 2019 Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee



Thursday 21 March at 11.00am.



St Aloysius Primary School: Saturday 11 May at 10.00am

Brookfield & Park View Special Schools: Friday 17 May at 10.00am

St. Joseph’s Primary School: Saturday 18 May at 10.00am.

Non Parish Schools: Saturday 1 June at 10.00am



2nd June 2019. Further details later

The Compassionate Friends N.I.

The Compassionate Friends N.I. is a registered charity supporting bereaved parents through the grief of losing a child. Open to all parents whose child has died, regardless of age or cause. We offer you understanding and support and the opportunity to share experiences with other bereaved parents in a safe and caring environment, a confidential Helpline, staffed primarily by bereaved parents and, in some instances trained volunteers on a volunteer basis and Monthly Support Group Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm in the Downtown Centre, Market Square, Lisburn. For more details phone NI Helpline: 02887788016 from 10am-4pm & 7pm-9.30pm daily.

Morning Prayer

Lord, thank you for this day. Help me to use it well.
I need faith to meet its demands honestly;
Friendliness to share the pain and joy of others;
Patience so as not to give up hope;
A sense of humour to separate what matters from what doesn’t.
I begin this day with you. I want to live it and end it with you.

Lord, there are many sick and seriously ill in our parish,
Some who are lonely and frightened, some bearing great pain.
Breathe into them your spirit of healing, of peace, of hope,
your spirit of courage and endurance.
Free them from anxiety and fear by granting them perfect confidence in you.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage Group

Dublin Medjugorje Pilgrimage Group For The Youth Festival 2019 at August Bank Holiday Weekend. One of the biggest events of the year in Medjugorje. ex Dublin costs €725 pps for 7 nights. Payment can also be made in instalments Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410800

Recently Deceased

Ann McGarrity: John Donnelly: Audrey Kerr

Months Mind


Margaret Murray: Robert, Roseann & Jimmie Graham: Tony McCaugherty: Emily Hays: Annie McGurnaghan: Jackie & Danny McCool: Thomas Philipose: Annamma Thomas: Thomas, Annamma, Prakash Devasia: George Sebastian: Thresianna Antony: Paddy McCann: Christopher (Mick) Moran: Francis Joseph McCaughan: Eileen Dumigan: Lil Bruce: Steve, Cathy & Ken Hull: Roberta O’Neill: Roberta McCappen: Kitty & Sammy Frazer: Pauline Cullen: Lynette, Anita & James O’Hara: Ellen Dickey: Madge Dickey: Kathleen Dickey

May they rest in peace.