News Bulletin


Parish of Blaris – Online version of our weekly Parish Missalette


Monday 24 January – St Francis de Sales
Tuesday 25 January – The Conversion of St Paul
Wednesday 26 January – St Timothy & Titus
Thursday 27 January – St Angela Merici
Friday 28 January – St Thomas of Aquinas


Given COVID, the Department of Education has asked schools to exercise caution and take a very considered approach to Open Days and school visits.

If new parents wish to have a tour of the school and an overview of admissions, please contact Mrs Catherine Milne to arrange a date and time: /9266 2293.

Applications OPEN on the E.A. website on MONDAY 10 JANUARY at 12noon and CLOSE on FRIDAY 28 JANUARY at 12noon.

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week runs from Sunday 23rd – Sunday 30th January 2022.


Candles £1 each may be ordered in church porch this weekend.

Patrick Kavanagh – A Poet for Spring

“Patrick Kavanagh – A Poet for Spring” with Sr Una Agnew SSL PhD
hosted by Drumalis via Zoom from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm (2, 9 & 16 March 2022)
“As we embark on the season of spring, we celebrate in poetry the way Kavanagh senses the stirrings of his soul as the earth comes alive in Spring. His liturgy of the seasons enhances his poetic pilgrimage from Monaghan to the Grand Canal.” (Úna Agnew SSL) Suggested Donation: £30 per person. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm) – 028 28272196/28276455 or email

Spiritual Challenges in Later Life

“Spiritual Challenges in Later Life” with Sr Una Agnew SSL PhD
hosted by Drumalis via Zoom from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm (25 Jan, 1, 8, 15 & 22 Feb 2022)
“Spiritual well-being in later life is a potential that needs to be explored even as it is happening within us and among us. During this series, we will explore together this rich season of grace that we call ageing.” (Úna Agnew SSL)
Suggested Donation: £50 per person. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis during offce hours (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm) – 028 2827 2196/2827 6455 or email


COVID has been with us for almost two years and is continuing. Our church collections have suffered accordingly.

Therefore, we wish to make an appeal to those who are in a position to contribute to continue to offer financial assistance to support the Parish in these challenging times. That said, we are very aware of the pressures on family and personal incomes and budgets. We do not expect the impossible. Please know that we are asking you to do what you can within your circumstances and in the knowledge that every contribution, of whatever order, is most appreciated.

Contributions can be made via:

Standing Order – this is possible for anyone with a bank account

Weekly envelopes

One-off donation

For further details please contact Maria in Parish Office – 028 92 660206 or email

Catholic Engaged Encounter

A Marriage Preparation course is planned for 9/10 April 2022 in The Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, Co. Derry.

This 2-day non-residential 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


THE 4 CORNERS FESTIVAL 2022 is a 10th Anniversary celebration that begins in St Anne’s Cathedral and ends in St Peter’s Cathedral.   This year the week long series of thought-provoking events will be around the theme Common Ground, Common Good and includes participants as diverse as boxer Carl Frampton, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and Dr Austen Ivereigh, the Pope’s biographer.

Come and join us between January 30th and February 6th, somewhere across Belfast’s four corners or online.

Browse events here, or see highlights programme attached:

Recently Deceased

Patricia (Tricia) Mulholland (nee Donaghy): Pamela Stevenson

Months Mind

Sarah Stanley


Pat Hanna: (First Anniversary): Michael O'Connor (Cork) (First Anniversary): Brian Magennis: Sr Mairead Walsh: Clara McCool: Thomas Fegan: Martin (Marty) Mooney: Florence & Pat McKeown: Una Connor: Thomas, Hugh P. & Irene Sta?ord: Margaret Agnew: Bridie Marsden: Raymond Mayes: John Tennyson: Mark Toland: Danny McIntyre: Veronica Belshaw: Mary & Joseph Osbourne

May they rest in peace.