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Parish of Blaris – Online version of our weekly Parish Missalette


This week’s calendar


Monday 6 February – Ss. Paul Miki & Companions
Thursday 10 February – St Scholastica
Saturday 11 February – Our Lady of Lourdes
The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is designated as World Day of Prayer for the Sick.

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE


Loss of a partner through death separation or divorce is devastating. BEGINNING EXPERIENCE is offering ‘a weekend away for a lifetime of change’ at Drumalis Conference and Retreat Centre, Larne, Friday 10th – Sunday 12th March 2023. To find out more, contact Phil: 02890 207645 or Marie 07896119669.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION


We pray for the children from St. Joseph’s Primary School who will celebrate the SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION at 10.00am on Friday 10th February, 2023.

Fr. Dermot will administer the Sacrament to the children.

Please note: There will be no 10.00am Mass on that day.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PARISH


NEW PARISHIONER? RECENTLY STARTED WORKING?
Since the onset of Covid we observe a significant drop-out in return of our weekly Offertory Envelopes.
Also, we very aware that there are a large number of parishioners who do not contribute financially to the support of the Parish. We would like to appeal to all parishioners to contribute – any donation, large or small is appreciated. Parishioners are encouraged to make donations to the parish either by using the parish envelopes or by means of standing order. If you would like to donate using envelopes, please contact the parish office.

Alternatively, if you are able, you are encouraged to make a monthly offering to the Church by means of a Standing Order payable to: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church: Sort Code 95 0361. Account No 62737035. Forms are available in church porches and from Parish Office. For all enquiries please contact Maria, Parish Office – 028 92 660206
Email lisburn@downandconnor.org Information available on Gift Aid Scheme.

We thank all who so generously support us throughout the year. Your support is very much appreciated.

TREVOR GUY MEMORIAL BURSARY 2023


TREVOR GUY MEMORIAL BURSARY 2023 – THE ROTARY CLUB OF LISBURN
Launched in 2004, initially, the Bursary is intended to provide some financial support primarily for young people aged between 18 and 30 who plan to take time out, within a course of study, before going to University, or joining the world of work, in order to help disadvantaged people and communities at home or overseas.
Applications for the Bursary will open on 1 February 2023 and must be received by 31 March.
The main award is worth £500 and a further sum may be offered to other applicants putting forward
worthwhile projects. Interviews will be held mid-April 2023 and the winner(s) of this year’s awards will be announced before 31 May. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nrWRqDfAZhqgqylwHBj_3bGO-enfXp8q
For an application form and a copy of the rules & regulations please refer to above link.

Vacancy for Sacristan


DOWN & CONNOR DIOCESAN TRUST
A vacancy has arisen for a Sacristan based at the Mater Dei Church, Crumlin.
Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at http://www.downandconnor.org clicking on the tab: JOB VACAMCIES and on the Community NI website. Alternatively an application form and details about the vacancy can be collected at the parish offce. Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 9th February, 2023.

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING


PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Monday 6th February, 5pm to 6.30pm in Parish Centre.

INDIAN CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY


Rosary at 3pm followed by Mass in Syro-Malabar Rite at 3.30pm in St. Patrick’s Church this afternoon.

Warm Place – St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre


ST. PATRICK’S PASTORAL CENTRE
We are creating a warm place every Thursday 1pm -3pm. We invite people from the local community who live alone or struggle to make a hot meal to come along and have a bit of craic whilst enjoying a meal. Maybe you know of a neighbour or friend that would benefit from this?
Any enquiries please phone 028 92 607110. This is a FREE event.

Recently Deceased


Frances Wilson: Paddy Mallon


Months Mind


Maureen Connolly


Anniversaries


Peter Murphy: Anne Mulholland: Thomas & Ellen Fegan: Clara McCool: Eithne Gallagher: Teresa & Ivan Higgins: Christina, Mary & Catherine Ann O'Neill: Mary Lavery: John Phillips (Snr): Paul Mayes: Hugh & Irene Stafford: Ita & Sean McGurnaghan: Joseph Fahy: Ciára Agnew: Alexander O'Rourke: Anthony Duffy: John Connor: Hugh McAnearney


May they rest in peace.