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This Weeks Diary:

Monday 22nd October:St John Paul II

Tuesday 23rd October:St John of Capistrano, Priest

Wednesday 24th October:St Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

Saturday 25th October:St Otteran, Monk

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Our prayers are requested for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Mary Kelly (First Anniversary), Cushla Coffey, Rev. Gerard Laverty, Frank Murray, Sean O’Neill, Eileen Blaney, Brendan Toner, James & Emily Dorrian, Elizabeth McAloon, Noel Gilmore, Peter & Mary Barcatelli, Liam & Eilish Ritchie, Bella Magee, Pat & Maureen McHenry, John & Mary Atcheson, Seamus Anderson, Hugh McGrath.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 25th October at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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The Annual Mass for the Deceased of the Parish, especially those who have died during the past year will be offered on Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Church.

The Parish of Ballygalget will have their Annual Mass on Friday 2nd November at 7.30pm.

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St Joseph’s GAA Club, Annual Mass for deceased members will take place on Monday 12th November at 7.30pm in McKenna Hall.

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Portaferry GAC Annual Mass for deceased members will take place on Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm in the Club House.

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VACANCY – HOUSEKEEPER

A vacancy has arisen, and we are seeking to recruit a Housekeeper for 16 hours per week on a permanent contract basis, [4 hours per day from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm daily].Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at: http://www.downandconnor.orgclicking on the tab: job vacancies and on the Community NI website, where terms and conditions relating to the role can also be accessed, together with the Role Profile and Employment Application form. Application packs are also available from the Parish Office.

We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria and are interested in playing an active part in the Parish.

Closing date for receipt of applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 26th October 2018.

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St Columba’s College Portaferry

PTFA Monster Bingo

Sunday 21st October at 3pm in the College hall

We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable afternoon of Bingo with

fab raffle prizes to be won and a light supper provided.

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‘MY FAMILY’ books produced by the Pastoral Area Team and written by the very talented P4 – P7 students in our Pastoral Area Schools can be purchased from the schools, or the Parish Office, 15 Church Street, Price £10.00.

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Stand up to Cancer

Coffee Morning & Sale

Saturday 27th October 10.00am – 1.00pm

In the Market House, Portaferry

All proceeds to Cancer Research. All Welcome

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PARISH DRAW: Year 27 Week 3

£50.00:Marie McGee, Windmill Hill

£30.00:Liam & Elish Dorrian, C/o Deerpark Road

£20.00:Nichola Gilmore, Church Street

£10.00:Marian Reid, Cloughey

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Osteoporosis & Bone Health

The National Osteoporosis Society is holding a FREE Osteoporosis Information event in the Strangford Arms Hotel, Newtownards on 25th October 2018 from 7pm to 9pm.

All people affected by Osteoporosis are invited to attend but please note as this is a FREE event places are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis - to reserve your place please phone / text Edel on 07515 574785 or email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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We’re delighted to announce the Big Knit is back for 2018!

So grab your needles and your brightest yarn and get knitting for Age NI.

For every hat knitted, Age NI receives 25p, and that money helps the Charity support older people who have no one else to turn to.

To register and find out more,call Dorothy on 028 9024 5729, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.ageni.org/thebigknit

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Were you a Eurochild?MONTHS MIND MASS forFATHER ROBERT MATTHIEU, St Peter’s Cathedral,

Wednesday 24th Oct, 7.30pm

Father Robert, founder of Eurochildren, who organised with Joseph and Patricia Cochrane and Sister Barbara McArdle to bring thousands of children from N-Ireland during the troubles to stay with families in Europe through Caritas, died aged 96 years old in Sint Augustinussieken in Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium 15th

If you were a eurochild, parent, leader or friend of Father Robert join us to thank him for his contribution to our memories and lasting friendships made through Eurochildren at Father Robert’s Month’s mind which will be held in St Peter’s Cathedral, Falls Road, 24th October 7.30pm

Mass celebrated by Fr Darach Mac Giolla Cathain

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Living Church - Children’s Liturgy Leaders Training - Save the Dates

The Living Church Office will be hosting a series of development courses throughout the year for Children’s Liturgy Leaders. The first of these will take place on Saturday the 24th November in Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Ormeau Road, from 9.30am – 4.30pm. The other dates to save are: Saturday 16th February and Saturday 11th May 2019. Whether your Children’s Liturgy Group is well established or just beginning, these days will encourage, nourish, support and resource those involved in leading it. Attendance at each day is free. If you would like to register to attend one, two or all three of the days, contact Caren at the Living Church Office, 028 90 690920 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Living Church – Faith Development Conference

The Living Church Office is hosting a Faith Development Conference in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast, on Saturday the 27th October 2018. This course will equip you with the skills and resources to lead faith development programmes in your parish, or with your prayer group or organisation. Five excellent Programmes are being showcased and there will be an opportunity to meet with the developers and presenters of the programmes in taster sessions that they will run. Each delegate will receive lunch and will take home a programme of their choice to run in their parish. The cost for the day is £50 per delegate. For more information, or to book online, go to: www.livingchurchevents.com. Or contact Caren at the Living Church Office, 02890690920 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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BEREAVEMENT RETREAT

A reflective time to ponder issues around loss and grief, led by Sr Una Boland, L.C.M. (Formerly Director Hospital Chaplaincy Training Cork).

3rd November – 10am registration & refreshment until 4th November 2pm.

Cost £80.00/€95.00

Booking essential: email – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone – 028 30821964 (048 from ROI)

SMA Dromantine, Newry, Co Down, BT34 1RH

www.dromantineconference.com

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Pope Francis' invitation

The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other.

Prayer to Saint Michael

Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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ADOPTION

Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking to recruit adoptive families for babies and young children.For a free information pack please contact us at: Telephone: 028 71 368592 or 028 90 691133 Monday to Friday 9 – 5 p.m.Website: www.familycaresociety.co.uk

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10-day Pilgrimage to the Holy land October 28th to November 6th inclusive Total price €1450.00 deposit €450.00 single room supplement €350.00.

For bookings contact Philip 0872508043 or call Brenda Murray Flynn Phone: 041 6863390

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Christmas Pilgrimage Group to the Holy Land Ex Dublin 19h – 27th December 2018 Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee. Contact James Treacy 035361921470 or 00353860572216 payments can be made in instalments and it’s perfectly safe to go otherwise you will get your money back.

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11 day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land February 11th to 21st 2019

Spiritual Directors Fr Stephan Park, Fr Owen Gorman, Fr Peter Okpetu,

Price €1,450.00 PPS, to secure a place Deposit €450.00 before August 15th 2018

For Bookings call: Philip 087 2508043 or Brenda 0416863390

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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. 

emember your deceased relative and friends=

on Saturday 12th November 2016

from 10.30am -4

price £30 which includes tea/

You are welcome to being a picture or mement

of the person you are remembering
Pleas

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