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SOUTH EASTERN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE TRUST


Are you an unpaid carer who cares for a family member of friend?
You are invited to come long to the Carer Support Service Carer Hub in Lisburn.

When: 2nd Tuesday of every month starting Tuesday 10th May
Where: Lisburn City Library, Linenhall Street, Lisburn
Time: 10.30am – 1.00pm

No need to book, just call it at any time during the morning for carer information advice and guidance. Join us for tea/coffee and scones, we would love to meet you.

Ukraine Collection


Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR UKRAINE. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities. Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated. The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas.  We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022


DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022. This year’s Diocesan Pilgrimage, our first since 2019, will, due to the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, be smaller and different from previous pilgrimages. There will be no medical or nursing support available from the Pilgrimage Committee and the Youth Team will be limited in number. The Pilgrimage is from 13 – 18 July £685 Fares per person sharing, inclusive of return flights from Belfast Intl., transfers, full-board accommodation, insurance and courier services. For more information or to request a booking form contact: Lourdes Pilgrimage Office (028) 9077 0162 lourdes@downandconnor.org

MMM


Letter received from Medical Missionaries of Mary in appreciation of your generosity to our annual Christmas Missionary Appeal.

Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for your generous Christmas donation of £10,000. This money has been designated by the Congregation to Mukurtu, a huge slum area in Nairobi, Kenya. In fact it is the largest slim in the world where as you can imagine the needs are huge.

Four Medical Missionaries of |Mary are based there and are engaged in a wide variety of important activities, such as medical care, especially for those suffering the complications of mal-nutrition, preventing the trafficking of vulnerable young people, Community Empowerment – the list is endless.

Your generosity will make a huge and visible impact on these impoverished people. Mat the Lord reach each of you in the way He knows best.

With every blessing during this Easter season,

Sr. Sheila Campbell, MMM

SYNOD 2021-2023


Prayer cards available in church porches.  Please take one.

THE LOUGH DERG PILGRIM PATH


Three Day Pilgrimage: 1st June – 15th August. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.

One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience: dates in May and late August through September. Booking essential.

All booking information at www.loughderg.org, email info@loughderg.org or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518.
Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289.

OFFERTORY PROMISE COMMITMENTS


Grateful thanks to all who helped with the distribution of the Parish Offertory Envelopes. If you would like to support the parish by contributing on a regular basis/or if you did not receive a new box of envelopes please contact the Parish Office: email lisburn@downandconnor.org or phone 02892 660 206.

Standing Order Forms are available from Parish Office if you would prefer to use this method of payment. We are very aware of the current pressures on family and personal incomes and acknowledge sincerely your continuing generosity, goodwill and support in these challenging times.

Thank you once again!

BULLETIN NOTICES AND ANNIVERSARY’S


Bulletin Notices should be with the Parish Office by 12 noon on Monday to be included in the weekend bulletin. Thank you

ATTENDING SUNDAY / HOLYDAY MASS


ATTENDING SUNDAY/HOLYDAY MASS: With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, it is encouraging to see a return to a fuller liturgical life in our parishes. Thankful that we can once again gather as communities of faith, the Irish Bishops have announced that attending Mass on Sunday and Holydays of Obligation will from Easter Sunday (17th April 2022) once again be deemed an essential expression of faith. As always, those whose health is vulnerable, or who are unwell, or are anxious about entering crowds are not under any obligation to attend Mass.

A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER


A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER – ONLINE COURSE & RETREAT DAY

A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother will take us through the Scriptures leading us into a deeper understanding of Mary’s life.  Although Mary is mentioned in only a few chapters of the entire Bible, these are filled with rich insight which will help us to understand Mary’s humanity and the extraordinary mission to which she was called by God.  The programme will begin on Monday 2nd May @7:00 pm for 5 weeks meeting online and then concluding with a Retreat day on Saturday 4th June 2022 10:00-4:30 pm. Venue: Parish centre, Parish of Maghera, Newcastle.  The cost of the programme including your study materials and the retreat day (including lunch) is £35.

To register e-mail livingchurch@downandconnor.org

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Alison McCartney: Mary O’Hare


Anniversaries


Joanie Muldoon: David, Mary & Bernadette McGurnaghan: Peggy McLaughlin: Michael & Geraldine Ewing: James Campbell: Ann Dunleavy: James Donohue: Sarah & Matthew McCaugherty: Edna Matier: Richard Gallagher: John E. Lavery


May they rest in peace.