News Bulletin


Rosary on the Coast

Rosary on the Coast at 2.30pm on Sunday 9th October at the grotto St Joseph’s Glenavy

Everyone welcome.

Parish of Blaris – Online version of our weekly Parish Missalette

This week’s calendar

Tuesday 4 October – St Francis of Assisi
Wednesday 5 October – St Faustina Kowalska
Thursday 6 October – St Bruno
Friday 7 October – Our Lady of the Rosary

Blood Donation

BLOOD DONATION SESSIONS IN ST. PATRICK’S PASTORAL CENTRE on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October 2022, from 12.30pm – 4.00pm and 5.00pm – 7.30pm each day. To book an appointment please call 08085 534 653.


COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF N.I. HOSPICE in Pastoral Centre, Tuesday 11th October 2022 from 10.00am – 1pm.

Cash, cakes and buns can be donated to Centre Office. Phone No. 07821190775.


Meeting of Bereavement Ministers in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Centre at 7.30pm on Monday 10 October, 2022

TRÓCAIRE Fundraisers

TRÓCAIRE is looking for people to join our team of Christmas fundraisers to help respond to the urgent need of poor communities around the world, especially the millions of people affected by the hunger crisis in East Africa.

You can take action and make a difference through a range of activities, including the promotion of our Gifts of Love – training and support will be provided. If you would like to find out more about what you can do to help now or over the Advent and Christmas period, then please email Mark McMahon at or call 028 9090 8030.

RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a process to introduce the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church to individuals who wish to learn more, including the opportunity, if they wish, to become Catholic through the Sacraments of Initiation. In addition, many Catholics attend the programme to learn more about their faith and have found the course to be both interesting and informative. RCIA is a time of learning to come to know, love and develop a deeper relationship with God.

We are currently looking for new members to assist in this year’s programme. You do not need any particular skills or training as there are opportunities to get involved in different ways at different levels. If you would be interested, would like more information or perhaps you have even attended the course before, please feel free to contact RCIA by telephone or text at 07761014607 or email .

Temporary Building Supervisor

HOLY TRINITY NURSERY SCHOOL are looking for a temporary building supervisor.

Monday-Friday 7.30am – 8.30am and 3pm – 5pm.

For further information please contact the school on 028 92 672080.


Day for Life is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. This year’s Day for Life will be celebrated in Ireland on Sunday 2 October on the theme ‘Caring for the Older Person’. We invite people to think again
about the value and worth of older persons in families and in society, and to make practical choices to build bridges between the generations. We call for people and parishes to devote quality time, energy and creativity in caring for the older persons in our communities. We invite engagement in political debate on providing adequately resourced care of older persons so that no-one feels like a burden in our society. Saint Joachim and Saint Anne – Pray for us! To read the pastoral message for Day for Life in full, visit

Recently Deceased

John McCanny

Months Mind


Bronach McKenna: Kevin Johnson: Patrick Malone: Gerald McGurnaghan: Gerald Stewart: Fr. Joachim, OFM. Cap: Mary McFarlane: Hugh Christopher McGuigan: Tommy & Maggie McKittrick: Kay O'Connor: James & Anna McDonald; Bobbie & Bernie McGoldrick: Elizabeth (Betty) Mulholland: Tom Maguire: Cameron Ferris: Joe Mulholland: Gerard Hanna: Alice and John (Jack) Gallery: Kathleen McGrogan: Pat Heaney

May they rest in peace.