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DIOCESAN VOCATION WEEKEND


Have you ever considered the possibility that God is calling you to the priesthood? If so, take this opportunity to gather online with other men who are discerning their vocation. This virtual retreat will create the time and space to help you discern God’s calling in your life.

The retreat will take place from the evening of Friday 19th – Saturday 20th March 2021. If you wish to register your interest in joining this retreat or would like further information contact: Fr. Kevin McGuckien – Tel: 02890614567 or email:vocations@downandconnor.org

THE CHURCH IN PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE PANDEMIC


From Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe invite us to pray for the victims of the pandemic. On many occasions, the bishops from all over Europe have joined their voice to that of Pope Francis to reiterate the Church’s closeness to all those struggling with the coronavirus: the victims and their families, the sick and the health workers, the volunteers and all those on the front line at this sensitive time. Now, throughout the Lenten period, they are launching a prayer network, a Eucharistic chain, for the more than 770,000 people in Europe who have died from Covid-19.

Bishop Treanor will offer the 5.30pm Mass on Saturday 6 March at St Peter’s Cathedral for this intention.

Knock Shrine


Knock Shrine will host a series of online discussions to help engage Christians during Lent, under the title ‘Living Christian Faith –Lenten Conversations’. Chaired by Father Eamonn Conway DD, a priest of Tuam diocese and Professor of Theology at Mary Immaculate College, the conversations will explore a different theme each week and guest speakers will discuss some of the important questions we all face in living out our faith. The discussions will be streamed online via the Knock Shrine website(www.knockshrine.ie) and Facebook page, offering people from all over the world the opportunity to engage in relevant topics and to hear from a range of people, from those in public life, to groups of young teachers and members of the clergy.

The talks will be streamed at 8.30pm every Thursday during Lent.

A LENTEN JOURNEY


A LENTEN JOURNEY IN IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: MARIAN CURRAN, SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR

You are not alone. We will travel together with the Lord through the days and weeks of Lent on to Holy Week and to the joy of the Resurrection. Let us make this Lenten period a place of stillness where we leave behind what has come before and prepare to enter fully into what comes next. All are welcome.

DATES: Monday Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 11am-12.30pm via zoom, hosted by Drumalis.

BOOKING: maura@drumalis.co.uk or 02828 272196

COST: The course is free of charge but donations to support the work of Drumalis would be greatly appreciated.

TROCAIRE


School closures and the suspension of public worship, means that for the first time in almost 50 years many homes will be without Trócaire boxes this year.

l. By collecting a Trócaire box from church porch or Pastoral Centre
2. Online at www.trocaire.org
3. By phone: 0800 912 1200 (NI)

Trocaire donations from NI/UK made before 16 May 2021 will be doubled by the UK government. This is with thanks to UK Aid Match.

MASS SCHEDULE


The public celebration of Mass is currently suspended in all Churches in the Diocese until Thursday 1st April 2021.

Mass will continue in St. Patrick’s Church via webcam Monday-Saturday 10.00am and Sunday 11.00am.

Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms (with restrictions) can continue under the current lockdown.

To access online services please visit parishoflisburn.org – live webcam

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2021


Prayer Service for Individuals and Families


Prayer Service for Individuals and Families to pray on Ash Wednesday and during Lent.

If circumstances permit, perhaps individuals or family members might sit at a table on which a lighted candle is placed.

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PARISH LOCKDOWN


The Parish Office will be closed to the public during the Lockdown period.

If you need to get in touch, please contact the Office by phone on 028 92 660206 (Voicemail facility) or by email stpatricksparish@hotmail.com

Anniversary notices, Offertory Envelopes, etc. may be placed in letter box on left hand side of office door. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Recently Deceased


Kenny Murdock: Michael Mooney (formerly Lisburn)


Months Mind


Pat Hanna


Anniversaries


Kathleen Close: Elizabeth Catney: Kathleen Loughran: Hugh McGurnaghan: Joe McCorry (Snr): Michael Lagan: Kathleen & Hugh Rooney: Bridie Burns: Anne Dorrian


May they rest in peace.