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Parish of Blaris – Online version of our weekly Parish Missalette


FIRST FRIDAY WEEK


The sick and housebound will be attended this week.

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR


Monday 27 June – St Cyril of Alexandria
Tuesday 28 June – St Irenaeus
Wednesday 29 June – Ss Peter & Paul
Friday 1 July – St Oliver Plunkett

ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE


ALL-IRELAND RALLY FOR LIFE takes place in Dublin on Saturday 2nd July. Make a stand to protect Ireland’s unborn babies. Coaches travelling from towns across Northern Ireland. Book your seat today. Contact 02890278484/ 07592280522 or email info@preciouslife.com

SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION


Parents of children attending SCHOOLS OTHER THAN PARISH SCHOOLS who wish to have their child prepared for reception of either of the above Sacraments in 2023 are requested to contact the Parish Office as soon as possible.

Trocaire


Trocaire gratefully acknowledge your generous donation of £3,471.30 received in response to the Lenten Campaign.
This contribution will help to make a life-changing difference for families throughout the developing world, helping them to improve their lives and meet their basic needs.

A PRAYER BY TELEPHONE


The Sisters of Mercy “Bethany” 34 Point Road, Dundalk Welcome any person who may wish to request prayer, especially during these difficult times. All requests are confidential. Tel:00353429331602 9am – 9pm daily. One of the sisters will be happy to listen and pray with you.

A JOURNEY OF FAITH…


A JOURNEY OF FAITH, HOPE AND JOY WITH ST PATRICK. Come and be refreshed on ancient paths in the cradle of Christianity in Ireland. Poor Clares Sisters, Sr. Martina Purdy and Sr. Elaine Kelly will lead you on an amazing five-day pilgrimage. The Journey includes guided walks and a canoeing adventure to sites associated with St Patrick in County Down. Stay in Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre, visit with monks along St Patrick’s Way, and capture the joy of the first Christians in Ireland. From £850 no single supplement – all-inclusive meals, transport and activities. Details www.saintpatrickcentre.com or call centre Downpatrick 028 4406 19000.

SYNODAL DOCUMENT DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR


The invitation from Pope Francis to take part in the Diocesan Phase of the synod: For a synodal Church, has given our Diocese of Down and Connor an opportunity to be attentive to the work of the Holy Spirit, to experience Synodality, and to reflect on our mission as we emerge from the pandemic and make plans for the future. The synodal journey has been one of learning, encounter, and authentic dialogue.  Our encounters, both in person and in writing during the Diocesan Phase of the synod were marked by honest sharing.  The report that has been developed following the synodal moments is available for everyone in the Diocese to read and consider.  There is great diversity of thought and lived experience across our Diocese and it is our sincere hope that people will find reflected in the report their own thoughts and insights as well as those of their sisters and brothers in Christ.   

The document is available to read on the Diocesan Website www.downandconnor.org/synod

As a Church we recognise the need for synodality as it empowers us, the People of God, to dream about the church we are called to be, to make hopes flourish, to stimulate trust, to bind up wounds, to weave new and deeper relationships, to learn from one another, to build bridges, to enlighten minds, warm hearts and restore strength to our hands for our common mission. As a Diocese there are actions that we can undertake, guided by what we have heard from our people, in each one of whom the Holy Spirit dwells.  This Diocesan report should not be viewed as a completed piece of work but part of a synodal process that is in and of itself a new beginning:  A journey of growing authentically towards the communion and mission that God calls the Church to live out in the third millennium.

SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE


SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE: If you are a leader or volunteer involved in any activity involving children, please make contact with our Parish Safeguarding Committee to agree any training requirements.

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Ann McMahon: Myles Nelson.


Anniversaries


Anthony Agnew (First Anniversary): Norberto Olaya (First Anniversary): Yamile Olaya (First Anniversary): Bridget Kane: John Hannon (Jnr): John Hannon (Snr): Sean Daly: Elsie Hughes: Annette Blevins: Kathleen Hickey: Kerry Kirby: Eugene Tierney: Saran McVey: Paul Bloomer: Dymphna McKeown: Ann Pearson


May they rest in peace.