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EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TEAM 1

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THIS WEEKS DIARY:

Monday 27th January:St Angela Merici, Virgin

Tuesday 28th January:St Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Doctor

Thursday 30th January:St Aidan, Bishop

Friday 31st January:St John Bosco, Priest

Saturday 1st February:St Brigid, Abbess, Secondary Patron of Ireland

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Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Elizabeth Carson and Joseph Roddy, recently deceased and for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Betty Austin, Niall & Roisin O’Neill, Francis McAvera, John McCallum, Danny Miskelly, John Smith, Vincent Coulter, Sarah McGrattan, Patrick Gallagher, Elizabeth Savage, Mary Jane Breen, Charlie Breen, Mary Norrington, Margaret Lennon, Peter Tumelty, Anthony McMullan, Ann Crawford.

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Months Mind Masses:

Nan O’Neill, Sunday 26th January 11am St Patrick’s Church

Gloria Smyth, Sunday 26th January 11am St Patrick’s Church

Kevin McGrattan, Saturday 1st February 9.30am St Cooey’s Oratory

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 30th January at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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HOLY HOUR IN HONOUR OF JESUS THE DIVINE MERCY will be held on Sunday 2nd February at 3.00pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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Sunday, 26th January marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2020. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Living in Harmony with God’s Creation. St Mary’s will be celebrating the week with an assembly for the children on Monday 27th and our Grandparents’ Assembly at 9.30 (tea and coffee at 9am) on Wednesday 29th to which all grandparents of our pupils are welcome. The week will conclude with Mass on Friday 31st January, at 9.30am in St. Patricks.

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Ballyphilip Youth Club will be holding their AGM on Thursday the 30th of January at 7.15pm in the Youth Club. All welcome.

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Day of Training for Facilitators of Children’s Liturgy in St Colmcille’s Church, 2a My Lady’s Mile, Holywood, BT18 9EW.Saturday 7th March from 10am – 1pm.This training is free. Please leave your name with the Parish Office 028 427 28373 ASAP but no later than Monday 10th February, to allow for catering.

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PARISH DRAW Week 17

£50.00:June McVeigh, Shore Road

£30.00:Margaret Rogan, Joe Tomelty Drive

£20.00:Andrea McGrattan, C/o Blaney’s Shop

£10.00:Ann Swail, Steele Dickson Ave

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Beginning Experience

Are you suffering the pain of loss of a partner? Looking for help and understanding? Beginning Experience (a support group for widowed, separated and divorced people) meets every Wednesday evening from 8pm to 10pm, commencing Wednesday 22nd January 2020, in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Ave., Malone Rd., Belfast. All welcome. For details please contact Phil Tel: 028 90 207645 or Marie Tel: 07896119669

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Diocesan Directories are now available from Blaney’s Shop or the Parish Office, Price £4.00

These Directories give an up-to-date list of Priests, Parishes, Church Services, Diocesan Bodies, Religious Orders, Schools etc.

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Dates for your Diary:

Sacrament of Confirmation

Portaferry Parish:Friday 6th March at 12noon

Ballygalget Parish:Sunday 26th April at 11.30am

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

St Mary’s Primary:Saturday 25th April at 10am, St Patrick’s Church

Integrated Primary:Saturday 9th May at 10am St Cooey’s Oratory

St Patrick’s Ballygalget:Saturday 16th May at 10am

Cemetery Sunday:

Ballygalget Sunday 31st May at 3.00pm

Portaferry Sunday 7th June at 3.00pm

St Cooey’s Wells Mass:

Sunday 14th June at 3.00pm

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HEALTHCARE VISITOR TRAINING. Are you a lay person who might be interested in healthcare visitation either within your local parish context or within a chaplaincy context? Are you a lay person who visits healthcare facilities as part of your church responsibilities? Do you sometimes feel unsure what to do, what to say or how to react to the different pastoral situations you meet or could meet in a healthcare setting? Please consider attendingtraining for healthcare visitors: Venue: Edgehill House, 9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY; Dates: Thursday 23rd to Thursday 19th March 2020, 7-9pm. Fee: £75. Contact Parish Office for details.

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The Joy of Love In Marriage: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all ages) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next residential Weekend is 31 January - 2 February 2020 in Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry. For information and booking: marriageencounter.ieor call +44 770 281 2321

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Preparing for Marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter

A two day non-residential course will be held in Castle Community Centre, Ballymoney on 21st - 22nd March 2020.This weekend is a positive way of preparing for Marriage where you will discover how you can enrich your future relationship. Information/Booking: marriageencounter.ie or 028276 38512

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LIVING YOUTH Summer Pilgrimage 2020 – Youth Festival at Medjugorje

The LIVING YOUTH Summer Pilgrimage 2020 will be to Medjugorje. We will join more than 50,000 other young people from around the world to celebrate our Catholic Faith. Staying at the Medjugorje Palace Hotel we will take part in the youth festival and also visit the Waterfalls of Kravice, the capital Mostar and the Shrine of Vepric at Makarska, all the while journeying with other young people from across our Diocese.

Pilgrimage Dates: 29thJuly – 7thAugust 2020, for those aged 17 – 25 Cost £799.

For an Application Form and more information go towww.livingyouthni.orgor contact us on 02890 232 432 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

11 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land Feb 12th to Feb 22nd 2020 cost €1,475.00 deposit €450.00

Spiritual Director Canon Paddy McGinn, Still a small number of places left, further details contact

Brenda Murray -Flynn on 041 6863390 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Philip on 087 250 8043 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 24th February 2020. £399.00 per person sharing. Price includes return bus transfer to Knock, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with breakfast lunch and dinner (full board). All entertainment and excursions included.Lunches on days out.Wheelchair accessible rooms.Single room supplement£40.00. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or emailKnock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

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ST PIO PILGRIMAGE – Parishes of Kilmore & Killyleagh. 13th September 2020 / 4 nights. £595 per person. For details contact Chris Quinn 07513468060 (after 6pm) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Anne Rodgers: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Easter Pilgrimage to Fatima 8th – 13th April 2020. All Easter Ceremonies in Fatima Mass in Santarem where the bleeding host took place and Prayers, and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima. Contact James Treacy 086-0572216

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PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 12th / 19th Aug' 2020. 7 Nights Full Board, Hotel Avenida. Spiritual Director Fr. Martin Graham. Full Religious Program with Optional Tours. £719 inclusive of Tax & Insurance. For further details contact Joe Catney 028 90714001 or 07776425631.

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Rachel's Vineyard retreats are a beautiful healing opportunity for anyone struggling with the spiritual or emotional pain of an abortion. The weekend helps you to experience the love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness of God. It enables suffering souls to find peace and transform the pain of the past into a future full of hope. For information call Marian in complete confidence on 07814 748 744 or e mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check us out on Facebook.

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Bethany Support Group

This group offers support for anyone experiencing bereavement.

If you would like to talk to a member of the Bethany Support Group Please Telephone: 07564293692

Loss and Blessings Day at Tobar Mhuire, CrossThe Joy of Love- The Church’s care for the family. On Wednesday 9th November at 7:30pm the Diocese will welcome Fr Nick Austin SJ, moral theologian, to St Brigid’s Church, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast. The evening will be an opportunity to discuss Pope Francis’s apostolic letter on the family. Everyone very welcome. The Joy of Love- The Church’s care for the family. On Wednesday 9th November at 7:30pm the Diocese will welcome Fr Nick Austin SJ, moral theologian, to St Brigid’s Church, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast. The evening will be an opportunity to discuss Pope Francis’s apostolic letter on the family. Everyone very welcome. 

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on Saturday 12th November 2016

from 10.30am -4

price £30 which includes tea/

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Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice up for their deceased loved ones. YOU CAN DO LIKEWISE. Take the Short Term Pledge for

: "I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic dri