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COASTAL ROSARY FOR FAITH & LIFE IN IRELAND


On Sunday October 9th, the annual Coastal Rosary will take place at 2.30pm. Join thousands of people from around Ireland to pray the Rosary for Life and Faith at our coasts, grottos, rivers, churches, and other suitable places.

Simply sign up a Rosary location at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or text your location to 087 278 6552

LITURGY AFTER COVID


‘LITURGY AFTER COVID – APPROACHES TO LITURGY IN LIGHT OF OUR EXPERIENCE OF THE PANDEMIC’
A one-day Seminar hosted by Down and Connor Liturgy Commission, St Brigid’s Parish Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6FP. Saturday 8th October 2022. Registration 9.30am. Seminar 10.30am to 4.30pm

The Diocese of Down and Connor Liturgy Commission warmly invites clergy, permanent deacons and those in liturgical ministry, in particular Ministers of the Word, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and members of Parish Pastoral Councils in the Diocese of Down and Connor to attend this Seminar.

The cost is £10 per person and tea/coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.
To help with seating and other arrangements it will be helpful to have approximate numbers and so if you plan to attend, please contact Malachy McKeever by e-mail at liturgy@downandconnor.org

CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY AT QUB


The Chaplaincy at Queen?s University Belfast has reopened for the new academic year. Open during term from 10am to 10pm Monday through Thursday and Fridays 10am to 3pm, the Chaplaincy provides vital pastoral and faith supports to students, offering them a home-from-home during their time at University. More on what’s on offer can be found at qubcatholic.org. Mosaic Café is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 3pm. Spread the word, especially with any incoming or returning students! Chaplaincy Mass times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 1.05pm Sunday Mass: 8.00pm Tuesday & Thursday: 5.15pm

PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA


SPECIAL BELFAST PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA AT EASTER 2023 EX DUBLIN.

Departing Wednesday (Holy Week) 5th April – 5 nights

Full Easter ceremony and tour of Lisbon. Optional tour to seaside on Easter Saturday. Contact 0035361921470

EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER


DOWN and CONNOR DIOCESAN TRUST
VACANCY
DIOCESAN CURIA OFFICE
‘EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER’

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of an Executive Support Officer, to join the Down and Connor Diocesan Trust team based at 75 Somerton Road, Belfast, BTl 5 4DE. You will be required to provide a full portfolio of support to the Bishop of Down and Connor, Senior Clergy and the Management Team, by way of expert secretarial, clerical, administrative and diary management services.

If you are an individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters in a professional manner, then we see this as a unique opportunity to join the Down and Connor Diocesan Trust Team.

The terms are based on a permanent appointment for 35 hours per week. Monday to Friday from 9 .00am – 5.00pm; additional out of hours may be required from time to time.
Salary: Will be considered within the range of £27,000 to £30,000 gross per annum – commensurate upon experience.

Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at:
http://www.downandconnor.org clicking on the tab: job vacancies and on the Community NI and nijobs.com websites, where terms and conditions relating to the role can also be accessed by way of a Role Profile and Employment Application form.
We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria as presented and are interested in playing an active role within the Diocese of Down and Connor.

Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Thursday 6th October 2022.

Down and Connor Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer

DIOCESAN ASSISTANT FINANCE OFFICER x 2


DOWN and CONNOR DIOCESAN TRUST
VACANCY
DIOCESAN CURIA OFFICE

DIOCESAN ASSISTANT FINANCE OFFICER X 2

An opportunity has arisen within our Finance Team to recruit two Diocesan Assistant Finance Officers, who will be required to provide guidance on financial accuracy, internal controls, and regulatory compliance across the Parish network. We see this as an exciting and challenging opportunity to play an integral part of the Diocesan Finance Team, where the role holders will have responsibility for delivery of annual Parish Statutory accounts, on-site audit support and training across our Parishes.

This is a hybrid role to be based at the Curia Office, 75 Somerton Road, Belfast, BTl 5 4DE, but you will also be required to work across the Parish Network, along with an element of Homeworking.

The terms are based on a permanent appointment for 35 hours per week. Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Salary: Will be considered within the range of £25,000 to £35,000 gross per annum – commensurate upon experience.

Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at:
http://www.downandconnor.org clicking on the tab: job vacancies and on the Community NI and nijobs.com websites, where terms and conditions relating to the role can also be accessed by way of a Role Profile and Employment Application form.
We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria as presented and are interested in playing an active role within the Diocese of Down and Connor.

Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Thursday 6th October 2022

Down and Connor Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Knitting Pals


We are a group of like minded ladies who enjoy knitting and crocheting, all things wool.

Anyone is more than welcome on a Tuesday morning 10am-12pm to join us for knit/chat and cuppa.

Donation £2.

Contact Rosaleen  07523419633.  Tina 07841655783.  Helen  07988778920.  Ann  07849360315

Diamond Weddings


Congratulations to Michael and Veronica Dixon who celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Thursday 15th September, 2022. Michael and Veronica (nee Hackett) were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Lisburn on 15th September 1962 by Fr Vincent Leonard.

Congratulations to Eamonn and Peggy Gorman on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary today (Sunday) 18th September, 2022. Eamonn and Peggy were married in St. Peter’s Church, Lurgan on 18th September 1962.

Congratulations to Oliver & Eileen O?Neill who will celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, 24th September, 2022. Oliver and Eileen (nee Reynolds) were married in St. Patrick’s Church, Portadown on 24th September, 1962.

We wish our Diamond Wedding Couples every blessing and many more years of love and good health together.

THE SEASON OF CREATION


Each year throughout the Christian world, from 1st September to 4th October (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi), we celebrate the Season of Creation. The theme for this year’s Season of Creation is ‘Listen to the Voice of Creation’. It is a time for all of us to celebrate the joy of creation as well as take the initiative to protect the natural environment.

VOLUNTEERS TRAINING COURSE


STARTS SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022 – OPEN TO ALL!

VIATORES CHRISTI, a faith-based development organisation has specialised in the recruitment, training and deployment of overseas volunteers since 1960. VC runs an online volunteer preparation course covering Community Development, Health, Global Awareness, Mission, etc. This is open to all! Once completed, participants can be considered for volunteer roles through VC volunteer programmes. This will also suit those working on Ireland based community projects too.

Recently Deceased


John McCanny


Months Mind



Anniversaries


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.