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PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PARISH


NEW PARISHIONER? RECENTLY STARTED WORKING?
Since the onset of Covid we observe a significant drop-out in return of our weekly Offertory Envelopes.
Also, we very aware that there are a large number of parishioners who do not contribute financially to the support of the Parish. We would like to appeal to all parishioners to contribute – any donation, large or small is appreciated. Parishioners are encouraged to make donations to the parish either by using the parish envelopes or by means of standing order. If you would like to donate using envelopes, please contact the parish office.

Alternatively, if you are able, you are encouraged to make a monthly offering to the Church by means of a Standing Order payable to: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church: Sort Code 95 0361. Account No 62737035. Forms are available in church porches and from Parish Office. For all enquiries please contact Maria, Parish Office – 028 92 660206
Email lisburn@downandconnor.org Information available on Gift Aid Scheme.

We thank all who so generously support us throughout the year. Your support is very much appreciated.

OFFERTORY PROMISE – ENVELOPES


Anyone requiring envelopes for the first time, please leave your name, address & postcode and telephone number in the Parish Office. We would appreciate being informed of any changes in names, addresses or tax status within the past year so that our parish records can be updated.

We would encourage more parishioners to make a monthly offering to the Church by means of a Standing Order to: St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sort Code 95 036, Account No. 62737035. It is a simple method to set up – please speak in confidence to Maria in the Parish Office on 028 92 660206 or email lisburn@downandconnor.org Donations large or small are greatly appreciated.

The Offertory Promise envelopes, standing orders and Gift Aid are the main sources of income in the parish.
We thank all those who contribute regularly and generously to the needs of the parish.

NI CANCER PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES


NI CANCER PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES SUNDAY 28 MAY – FRI 2 JUNE 2023.
The party will consist of patients, ex patients, relatives, & friends accompanied by medical staff. Price £799 (price reduction for Cancer patients) includes return flights from Belfast International Airport, full board, accommodation & tour guide. Tel 078746 88388 or email mail@nicancerpilgrimage.org.uk

4 CORNERS FESTIVAL 2023


4 CORNERS FESTIVAL 2023 – DREAMS…VISIONS FOR BELFAST: 29TH JANUARY – 5TH FEBRUARY 2023

In 2023 it will be 60 years since Rev Dr Martin Luther King?s astonishing ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in Washington DC when he articulated a vision for a better, more just, America. 2023 will also see us in Northern Ireland celebrate 25 years since the referendum when 71% of us in the north endorsed the Good Friday Agreement and dreamed of a better future for us all. 4 Corners Festival 2023 will be an opportunity for us to listen to our dreams. From Church leaders, to women in leadership, to young loyalists, to the homeless, to artists we will hear the dreams and visions for a better Belfast. The 4 Corners Festival seeks to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and wellbeing of all. It consists of innovative events designed to entice people out of their own ‘corners’ of the city and into new places where they will encounter new perspectives, new ideas, and new friends. We celebrate our city through music, prayer, storytelling, discussion, and more. Come and join us between January 29th and February 5th, somewhere across Belfast’s four corners. View highlights and daily events: https://4cornersfestival.com/

LIVING CHURCH


LIVING CHURCH – FAITH DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE, Saturday 28 January 2023 in the Crowne Plaza, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast. For more information or to book on line go to www.livingchurchevents.com. Or to request an application form, contact Claire at the Living Church Office, 028 9069 0920.

DROMANTINE WORKSHOPS 2023


DROMANTINE RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTRE: WORKSHOPS 2023

NODDING OFF: How to sleep deeper and better for longer: Saturday, 18 February (9.30am – 4.30pm) 2023. £40
DIFFICULT PEOPLE: How to bring out the best of people at their worst: Saturday, 11 March (9.30am – 4.30pm) 2023. £40.

Workshop Facilitator: Father Hugh Lagan SMA Fr Lagan is a priest with the Society of African Missions and a chartered clinical psychologist. TEL: 028) 3082 1964 EMAIL: admin@dromantineconference.com

SCRIPTURE GROUP


SCRIPTURE GROUP weekly meetings will resume on Tuesday 24th January at 7.30pm in Pastoral Centre ALL WELCOME

FOSTER CARE


FOSTER CARE SERVICES AND SUPPORT: There are children in crisis today in our local communities – children of all ages and all abilities. Can you spare an hour a day, an overnight or a weekend or more to make a difference in a child’s life. If you can, then contact the Regional Fostering Team at www.adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net or on 0800 0720 137 …remember, every child is just one caring adult away from success.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MISSIONARY APPEAL


Thank you for your generous response to our Christmas Missionary appeal. Donations are still very welcome – appeal will close Sunday 29 January 2023. 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.

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL


SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL would like to thank all those people that donated, cash, vouchers and food during the Christmas Appeal Campaign. Your amazing generosity reached out to a record number of families, children and individuals that are struggling during this economic crisis.

Thank you for thinking of others and for your continued support.

Recently Deceased


Gabriel Mayes: Johanna Walsh


Months Mind


Maureen Keenan


Anniversaries


Angela McIlwee: Bridie Marsden: Margaret Blaney: Bernard & Sarah Kerr: Mary & Ailish McGrath: Jim McCourt (Jnr): Lee-Anne McGuigan: Jean Burns: Abigail McShane: Frankie McIntyre: Paul Moran: Patsy & Bernadette Ferris: Ena Keenan: Anna Weston: Mark Toland: Danny McIntyre: Paddy Catney: Leonard King.


May they rest in peace.