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SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY


Today has been designated SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY in the Diocese. A copy of Bishop McKeown’s Pastoral letter is available in church porch. A link to the full report of the recent safeguarding review is provided below –
https://downandconnorsafeguarding.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/DOWN-AND-CONNOR-REVIEW-REPORT.pdf Volunteers from our Parish Safeguarding Committee will speak a few minutes at each Mass today.

COPYRIGHT AND MUSIC LICENSING


COPYRIGHT AND MUSIC LICENSING PRESENTATIONS covering Copyright and Music Licensing will be held at the following venues from 7.30pm until 9pm at St Brigid’s Hall, Belfast 15 February, All Saints’ Parish and Community Centre, Ballymena 27 February & Patrick’s Place in Downpatrick 5 March in the crypt of the Church of St Patrick.

The presentations will be relevant to choir directors, choir members, cantors, psalmists, parish musicians and parish contemporary music groups. Those who are responsible for setting up or maintaining parish websites are especially welcome. This will be an invaluable resource for our parish that will help us to be compliant, and I would encourage as many participants as possible to attend one or other of these presentations.

ALLOCATION OF ENVELOPES


AT PRESENT WE ARE ORGANISING THE ALLOCATION OF OUR WEEKLY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES.
If you are not currently in receipt of envelopes and would like to register for year commencing 7th April 2024, please contact the Parish Office or pick up form in church porch. Alternatively, if you are able, you are encouraged to make a monthly offering by Standing Order. Forms are available from Parish Office and in church porch. Email: downandconnor.org Tel: 028 92 660206.

To update our records please notify the Parish Office If you have recently CHANGED YOUR NAME OR ADDRESS.
If you have previously registered as a TAX PAYER and no longer pay Tax on your parish donations let us know.

THINKING OF FOSTERING?


Bishop Donal McKeown has asked for our assistance in promoting fostering within the Diocese. There are many struggles within families which leads to children and young people needing a loving home and a safe environment in which they can develop and thrive. Sta? from fostering teams and foster carers will be available in Pastoral Centre after 12 noon Mass today to give out lea?ets and to talk to anyone interested in fostering. Please call in and have a chat. You could possibly make a real di?erence in a child?s life.

ACCORD (NI)


ACCORD (NI) – LET US HELP YOU SUPPORT YOUR MARRIAGE & RELATIONSHIP
If you feel your marriage or relationship is in crisis or need a little guidance and feel that you both could benefit from Marriage & Relationship Counselling, either face to face or online, contact your local Centre. Every year we help thousands of couples rebuild and sustain healthy relationships. Call us on 02890 233002. Email: info@accordni.com Web: www.accordni.com

CTS BOOKLETS


A new selection of CTS BOOKLETS is available in rack at back of church. Please place payment in adjacent wall slot.

WEEKLY PLATE COLLECTION


As and from next weekend, 4th February we are re-introducing OUR WEEKLY PLATE COLLECTION at all Masses.

Envelopes may still be placed in safe at left hand side alcove of church.

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY PROJECTS


Thank you for your generous response to our Annual Christmas Missionary Appeal.

Donations are still welcome. Appeal closes today.

All funds received will be forwarded directly on your behalf to the Medical Missionary of Mary and Dominican Sisters working throughout Africa with Aid victims, orphans and disadvantaged children.

APOLOGIES


PLEASE NOTE our email address stpatricksparish@hotmail.com will no longer be monitored.
Please contact Parish O?ce by emailing lisburn@downandconnor.org or by phone 028 92 660206. Thank you.

KNITTING PALS


We meet every Tuesday morning 10am-12pm at Pastoral Centre. All levels of knitting and crochet ability catered for. Come and join us, learn something new, something different, have a laugh and a bit of craic. It’s a win, win situation. Contact Ann: 07849360315. Rosaleen: 07723419633. Tina: 07841655783

Recently Deceased


Kieran McCaugherty: Leonard McCormick (Isle of Man - formerly Lisburn): Katie Jamieson


Months Mind


Martin Sloan


Anniversaries


Patsy McDonald: Teresa Lindgren: Phyllis Corr: Hugh McGurnaghan: Rosetta Walsh: Frank, James & John Lyttle: Cecil McCune: Colette O'Connor.


May they rest in peace.