News Bulletin


Church Closure.

In these difficult times we have decided to close the Church to the public.

The Sunday Masses will continue to be live streamed at 11.00am.

Parish of Blaris – New online version of our weekly Parish Missalette


Grateful thanks to all who kindly subscribe to our weekly Offertory Envelopes. On a weekly basis prior to Covid 19 we received from our loose plate collection an average of £750. Due to the ongoing church closures and incredible hardships which people are suffering we have experienced a huge drop in our weekly income. Would you in these unprecedented times consider using an Offertory Envelope, or setting up a Standing Order with the Parish? Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Maria in Parish Office for further details – Tel: 028 92660206 or email

This week’s calendar

Thursday 21 January – St Agnes


This inter-denominational arts festival aimed at promoting reconciliation runs from 31st January to 7th February and was co-founded in 2012 by Falls Road priest, Fr Martin Magill and Presbyterian minister,Rev Steve Stockman. Because of the pandemic it is a purely an on-line project with all events being available in the comfort of your home via “live” video streaming services such as Facebook and YouTube.

The theme of the festival is Breathe. The Hebrew word Ruach means ‘breath’ or ‘spirit’ which is the source of life. This festival aims to breathe hope and creativity into Belfast and further afield at a very difficult time. Morning and Night Prayer will be streamed throughout the festival. Night Prayer will be led by Jim Deeds, a pastoral worker in Down and Connor and his colleague, Paula McKeown, director of the Diocesan Living Church Office will facilitate a workshop on resilience.

There will be discussions on topics such as domestic abuse and racism and one of the moderators will be Seamus McKee. Due to the lack of social contact the organisers cannot spread word about the festival as they normally do and must rely heavily on social media. Please follow them on Facebook and Twitter and share their posts whenever you can. Further details can be found at the website

Preparing for Marriage?

Preparing for Marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter:   A ‘Zoom’ online Marriage Preparation course is planned for 27-28 March 2021. This 2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship.   2-day course is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: or 028276 38512


CANDLEMAS DAY CANDLES: Candles (£1 each) may be ordered in church porch next weekend.


Thank you for your generous response to our Christmas Missionary appeal. Donations are still very welcome – appeal will close NEXT Sunday 24 January 2020. All funds received will be forwarded directly on your behalf of the Medical Missionaries of Mary and Dominican Sisters working with Aids victims, orphans and disadvantaged children. Thank you.

Statement from the Catholic Bishops of Northern Ireland

“… for a limited period (from midnight on Thursday 7 January until Saturday 6 February 2021, subject to review in late January), the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies should take place without the physical presence of the faithful – with the exception of marriage, funeral, baptismal liturgies and drive-in services (subject to regulations). Arrangements for recording and/or livestreaming, and making individual visits for private prayer are also permissible in accordance with regulations.”

Bishop Noel Treanor



DIOCESAN DIRECTORIES are available in Sacristy. £4.00 each.

Recently Deceased

Bobby McMullan: Robert Phillips

Months Mind

Sheila Hannigan


Josie Kelley (First Anniversary): Una Connor: Paddy Catney: Bridie Marsden: Gerry Robinson: Margaret Agnew: May Nelson

May they rest in peace.