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This Weeks Diary:

Monday 23rd April:St Adalbert, Bishop & Martyr.St George, Martyr

Tuesday 24th April:St Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest & Martyr

Wednesday 25th April:St Mark, Evangelist

Friday 27th April:St Asicus, Bishop

Saturday 28th April:St Peter Chanel, Priest & Martyr

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Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Mary Rooney, Francis Braniff and Allan Roddy, recently deceased and for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Thomas Quinn, Jim Magee, Harry Bradley, Catherine Fowler, John Lennon, Sadie Blair, Robin Carnie, Mary Fegan, Edward McGrattan, Terry Conlan.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 26th April at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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PARISH DRAW: Week 29

£50.00:Mary Ritchie, Marian Way

£30.00:Erin McGrattan, Windmill Meadows

£20.00:Ann Swail, Steele Dickson Avenue

£10.00:Eoin & Daidhe Sands, High Street

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SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

During the weeks commencing Monday 16th, 23rd & 30th April sick and housebound will be visited in the following areas:Ashmount Drive, Ashmount Park, Beechwood Avenue, Elmgrove Crescent, Laurelbank Park, Dunevly Road, Deerpark Road, Drumardan Road, Loughdoo Road, Ballygalget Road, Newcastle Road, Tullymally Road, Ballygarvigan Road, Lisbane Road.

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It is a pleasure to listen to young people delivering the Liturgy of the Word at Masses and services throughout the year. We need more young people to help in this sacred ministry. If you are in Years 9 to Year 14 and would be interested in participating in this Ministry please give your name address and telephone number to Lorrell in the Parish office (02842728373). Training and support will be given to develop confidence in this Ministry.

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The Parish would like to thank Mary Murray (Blaney’s Shop) for the proceeds from her collection box which totalled £139.58, to be used for St Cooey’s Oratory.

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Belfast Marathon Relay Team

This year, (we) the youth of the St. Patrick’s Portaferry as part of our initiative, to become more involved within the parish have decided to enter the Belfast Marathon as part of a Relay Team.

We have decided to do this to raise funds towards the renovations completed at St. Cooey’s.

We will be running the Marathon on May 7th and would greatly appreciate any donation, so we will be holding a door collection after Mass on Sunday 22nd April. (Donations can also be made through the Parish Office)

We would like to thank you in advance for your Support.

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SVP – Vincent’s Shop Kircubbin

Second shop (previously pet shop) opening 23rd April, Grand opening evening Thursday 26th April

The existing shop will become clothing only with a bigger men’s and kids department and of course ladies.

The second shop will be selling small items of furniture, accessories, bric a brac , books and much more.

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St. Vincent de Paul

CAKE SALE - TOMBOLA

COFFEE MORNING

Saturday 26th May 10am—12 noon

The Market House, Portaferry

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REMINDER

'Parents for St Columba's' would like to remind all parents with children currently attending St Columba's College Portaferry that the deadline for responses to the CCMS proposals to close St Columba's in 2021 on its current site and amalgamate pupils with 3 other schools to be based in Downpatrick, is noon Wednesday 16th May 2018. It is vital that all parents who object to the proposals respond either by writing to:CCMS Area Planning Office, Linen Hill House, Linenhall Street Lisburn BT28 1FJ or by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A public consultation will take place after the 16th May which will allow all members of the community to respond to the proposals. Please show us your support, info and updates can be found on our facebook page 'Save St Columba's College'

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World Meeting of Families – Tickets and Registration

Everyone who registers online to attend one or three days of the Pastoral Congress (22-24 August), is guaranteed to receive tickets for the Festival of Families (Croke Park, Saturday 25th August) and the Final Mass (Phoenix Park, Sunday 26th August).

Those who only wish to register for the Festival of Families or the Final Mass need to be aware that tickets will be limited subject to venue capacity.

To register online please go to www.worldmeeting.ie/en/Tickets/Tickets-Registration

To enquire about accommodation please go to www.worldmeeting.ie/en/Ireland/Accommodation

Alternatively call the national office – 0035316909409

If you have any other queries contact the Diocesan Office – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Living Church Down & Connor Lough Derg Pilgrimage

The sixth Living Church Lough Derg 3 day Pilgrimage will take place this year from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018. The pilgrimage will be the traditional three day format.Those who took part in the pilgrimage over the last few years spoke of the many blessings they received from being on the island of Lough Derg, as countless people have throughout the years. There is quietness and deep spirituality to be found there that is very special. Please consider coming along.

The cost of the pilgrimage is £65.

We are now offering two departure points Belfast and Ballymena.

For details of travel arrangements and to book a place please call the Living Church Office on 02890690920 or email living This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 15th June.

Registration forms on request from Living Church Office or your Parish Office

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St Killian’s College:The Friends of Garron Tower are pleased to announce that ‘The Priests’ will perform in a Fund Raising concert, in aid of the refurbishment of the College Chapel, at Garron Tower on Sunday 27th May at 6.30pm.Ticketsare priced at £30 and can be purchased by contacting the College on the following telephone number 028 2888 5202.Seating is limited to 320 therefore ticket allocation will be on a first come first served basis.

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First Communion gifts, prayer books, rosaries, and accessories are available in our convent shop, St Joseph's, at very reasonable prices. We also carry a range of items for baptism, and confirmation as well as prayer cards, candles, icons, and Catholic Children's books. What we don't stock we can order! Adoration Convent, 63 Falls Road, Belfast. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except 11:30 -2pm). Tel 028 9024 7175or 02890 325 668 out of hours.

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Bookings are now open for the 2018 Pilgrimage. Seven nights (10-17July) £725pps. Five nights (11-16 July) £650pps. Five nights for pilgrims requiring nursing/personal care staying in Accueil Notre Dame (11-16 July) £550. Youth Team (8-17 July) £590. Forms available from the Parish Office or contact the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office (028) 90646040 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

St. Mary’s Primary:Saturday 12th May

St Patrick’s Ballygalget:Saturday 19th May

Integrated Primary:Saturday 26th May

Cemetery Sunday:

Ballygalget 27th May @ 3pm

Portaferry 17th June @ 3pm

Ardkeen (Ballycran) 24th June @ 3pm

St Cooey’s Wells Mass:Sunday 10th June @ 3pm

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle Service from €279 per person.

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 00353 1443 4510 or 0203 239 8662 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

CITIZENS ADVICE

Ards and North Down

The Health Centre

44 High Street, Portaferry

Friday 10am – 12noon

For an appointment Tel: 0300 123 9287

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/

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