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SACRED HEART MESSENGER


SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE SACRED HEART MESSENGER ARE NOW DUE.

Cost £22 per year. Please place in envelope and leave in Parish Office. Thank you.

IRISH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE


IRISH BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE: TROCAIRE EAST AFRICA APPEAL

A major hunger crisis, affecting up to 50 million extremely vulnerable people, is unfolding in East Africa. Climate change has led to drought, floods and locust infestation, compounded by the Covid-19 crisis and ongoing conflict. Donations can be left in the Parish Office or church safe (in left hand side alcove of church). Please mark clearly on envelope TROCAIRE APPEAL.   Cheques payable to ‘Trocaire’ please.   Thank you so much for whatever compassion you can show.

SUPPORT THE BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY


Buy your Christmas gifts at the shop of Holy Cross Abbey, 119 Kilbroney Road, Rostrevor, Co. Down BT34 3BN. Candles and Soaps made by the monks, Books and a range of different gifts.

Shop opens 9-11am & 2.30-5pm. www.benedictinemonks.co.uk

ADVENT RETREAT


ADVENT RETREAT: “AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US” WITH THE DRUMALIS TEAM AND FR PERRY GILDEA CM
DRUMALIS – FRIDAY, 10 – SUNDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2021

During this residential weekend of quiet and prayer at Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre in Larne, we will reflect on the various ways that God comes to us, speaks to us, invites us and remains with us, especially during these days of pandemic.
For further information or to book a place, please contact Drumalis – tel 28272196/28276455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm) or email drumalis@btconnect.com

Details also available on Drumalis website – http://www.drumalis.co.uk

PARISH ENVELOPES FOR 2022


We are in the process of ordering new PARISH ENVELOPES FOR 2022. It is an opportunity to thank all who have generously supported us financially in any way during the past year.

This is a very difficult and stressful time for everyone and we appreciate your donations and kindnesses whatever they may have been. On average we receive 400 returns each week and would ask very gently if that ratio could be increased. We have approximately 12,000 parishioners in Lisburn and maybe there are a few more who could make some returns to us. If you would like to make a one-off donation, set up a standing order, or receive a box of Offertory Envelopes please contact Parish Office.   Thank you.

In these times we continue to keep everyone in our prayers.

Short-Term Pledge for November


NOVEMBER – Month of the Holy Souls.

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer up their sacrifice for their deceased family members and friends. You can do likewise.

Please consider taking the Short-Term Pledge for November and say the Prayer daily:

“I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during November”. Thank You.

ST.PATRICK’S GAC


ST.PATRICK’S GAC

Scor na nOg is an under 17 competition that explores our Gaelic traditions and pastimes. Clubs compete at divisional, all county, provincial and all Ireland competitions levels. The competitions normally take place from November through to the next March. Scor Na nOg was suspended due to the pandemic but will recommence in 2022.

As part of our club development, St. Patricks GAC are seeking expressions of interest from our young members in post-primary education who have a strong musical tradition. Please complete the Microsoft form –  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-yeCOETeDkaBkAVAK4mNqDPNg4BP5m5Duj2wBtoPGxVUQUE1VlNIVDZQMVdRVUg5UDVOUUlROE43Sy4u Please complete one form per child. We will be in contact with you in due course. Sionan O Suilleabhain , Oifigeach Cultúir /Cultural Officer/ Cristoir O Neill, Runai /Secretary

INSERTIONS FOR PARISH BULLETIN


PLEASE PLACE INSERTIONS FOR THE BULLETIN IN THE PARISH OFFICE POST BOX

BEFORE 1PM ON MONDAY / EMAIL/PHONE THE PARISH OFFICE ON MONDAY MORNING.

Email: stpatricksparish@hotmail.com Phone: 028 92 660206

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Evening Talks for All


Evening Talks for All: Come and Listen.

Mondays & Thursdays at 7.30pm at St. Colman’s Church, Lambeg starting Monday 18 October 2021 @ 7.30pm. (Continuing for a few weeks)

Fr Brian McCann & the team of cathechists. Info: 07939574094

SYNOD


SYNOD: AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Last week Pope Francis opened a new pathway of listening to the people of god that will culminate in a Synod in Rome in 2023.  This is an important time as we pray and think together on communion, participation and mission in the church.

Bishop Treanor invites us all to enter into a time of prayer so that we too in our diocese may be attentive to our experience of church and how the Holy Spirit is prompting and guiding us as we journey on our pathway into the future. We ask you to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the Church at this time and we look forward to opening a forum of listening in Advent.

Recently Deceased



Months Mind


Gerard Dickey: Niamh Drayne


Anniversaries


Jean Sheridan (First anniversary): Sheila Stewart: Mary Fanning: John McAvoy: Mary Gorman: Rose Hannon: May Doran: Felix O’Neill: Josephine Carroll: Frank Catney: Henry Murray (Sen): Baby Jonathan Scullion: Robert & Marcia Donnelly: Brian, Geraldine & Kathleen Garrett: John, Samuel & Arthur Lundy: James & Martha Lundy: Dermot & Sean Dixon: Alice & James Green: Jean Curran: Elizabeth Donaghy


May they rest in peace.