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EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TEAM 1

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THIS WEEKS DIARY:

Monday 20th May:St Bernardine of Siena, Priest

Tuesday 21st May:Ss Christopher Magallanes & Companions, Martyrs

Wednesday 22nd May:St Rita of Cascia, Religious

Friday 24th May:WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH IN CHINA

Saturday 25th May:St Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor

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Our prayers are requested for following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Noel Quinn , (First Anniversary), Cushla Quinn, John Stewart, Elizabeth Donaldson, Mona Gilmore, Elizabeth Murray, Mary McGrath, Norah Magee, Agnes Monan, Teresa Duff, Josephine Trainor, Harry Faloona, John & Agnes Donnelly, Thomas & Teresa McKeating, Belle McKeating, Rose Lennon.

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MONTHS MIND MASS:Eleanore Smith, Monday 27th May, 7.30pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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There is no Morning Mass in St Cooey’s Oratory next Saturday 25th May. First Holy Communion will be held in St Patrick’s Church, Ballygalget at 10am.

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St Columba’s College Mid- Summer Melodies Concert

Calling all you artistes who are willing to partake in our Mid- Summer Melodies concert at the end of June. Please contact Clare on 02842728323 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it as soon as possible so we can get our planning underway. We look forward to hearing from you.

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St Vincent de Paul Annual Trip to Our Lady’s Shine at Knock will take place the weekend of 10th & 11th August 2019, but only if we can get the numbers to fill a 32-seater bus.Due to increased costs we are having to charge £100.00 for the weekend.The full amount will need to be paid when booking your seat.Names and money can be given to Jean Byers, The Square Portaferry, Tel 028 427 28781 before Monday 20th May.

 

Unfortunately, due to people pulling out in previous years, SVP still had to make up the cost of the bus and accommodation, for that reason we need to request payment at the time of booking, which is non-refundable.

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PARISH DRAW: Week 33

£50.00:Elaine McVeigh, Church Street

£30.00:Aiden Cooper, Cuan Avenue

£20.00:Ellen Allen, Ballyphilip Road

£10.00:Eric Savage, Ballyblack Road

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Following a review of our recent patient survey, Cuan Family Practice will be offering a new appointments system from June 2019. Open surgeries will cease and morning appointments will be available for anyone who needs seen urgently. Our reception staff are important members of the practice team and are trained to ask certain questions to help make sure you receive:

  • the most appropriate medical care
  • from the most appropriate health professional
  • at the most appropriate time

Routine appointments can be booked each afternoon (exc Thursday).

To keep phone lines available, we are unable to accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone (unless you are ill, frail or housebound). Test results can be obtained daily between 11am and 1pm.

For details of all our changes, please pick up a leaflet from the practice, community pharmacy or check out our website on www.cuanfamilypractice.co.uk

Drs Doyle, McCoubrey & Hamill

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FATHER

You look with compassion on all Your people.

Your Son, in the Holy spirit,

has united us inseparably

with Your infinite love and mercy.

Nothing can separate us from Your love,

not even terror and violence;

nor even death itself.

Inspired by the courageous fidelity of Your priests,

FATHER HUGH MULLAN

and

FATHER NOEL FITZPATRICK,

who, in the midst of great danger,

gave their lives as they ministered

to the injured and dying,

may we,

strengthened by Your Word and Your Sacraments,

love you and all our brothers and sisters,

carrying each other’s burdens,

until we come to Eternal Life.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Father Hugh Mullan 1931-1971

Father Noel Fitzpatrick 1932-1972

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VACANCY – TRIBUNAL/CHANCERY ADMINISTRATOR

We are currently recruiting for the role of Part-time Tribunal/Chancery Administrator within the Armagh Inter-Diocesan Marriage Tribunal and Judicial Vicariate offices based at 120 Cliftonville Road, Belfast, BT14 6LA.

The role holder will be required to provide an administrative and secretarial service for the Armagh Inter- Diocesan Marriage Tribunal (AIDMT) and Judicial Vicariate, and assist in the development and administration of records, systems and services provided by the AIDMT and Judicial Vicariate.

The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 24.5 hours attendance each week. Work pattern required will be Monday to Wednesday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily and on a Thursday from 9.00 am – 12.30 pm. Salary and other relative terms are available within the application pack.

If interested in making application for this post, please download an application form from either the Diocesan website at http://www.downandconnor.org/job-vacancies/or alternatively on the Community NI or nijobs.com websites, where details of the role are also available by way of an Application Form, Role Profile and Person Specification.

We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria and are interested in playing an active part within the AIDTM office. Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 31st May 2019

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"The Lumen Fidei Institute" presents a meeting entitled - 'Crisis in the Catholic Church - The Lay Response' in the Holy Rosary Parish Centre at 7.30pm on Thursday 30th May 2019.The Lumen Fidei Institute seeks to help lay Catholics in promoting, defending, teaching and living out our great calling as children of God. come and hear Anthony Murphy, Editor of Catholic Voice and John Lacken, secretary Lumen Fidei speak on the role of the laity in restoring the Catholic Faith to Ireland.

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SAVE THE DATE!A massive All-Ireland Pro-Life Rally will be held in Dublin on Saturday 6th July 2019. Join thousands from across Ireland to 'Stand for Life' for unborn children. Coaches will be travelling to the Rally from towns across Northern Ireland. For further details please contact the Rally for Life Committee on 02890278484 or click on www.rallyforlife.net

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Please join us for an afternoon of Prayer and Reparation for Ireland's voting for Abortion on May 25th last year and for the ways our Country has turned away from God.

Saturday May 25th - St. Mary's Church, central Belfast from 1pm - 3.15pm (Mass at 1pm). Please come along, much prayer is needed. Adoration & veneration of the relic of the Holy Face of Jesus will be included.

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‘Children of the Troubles is a project by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements.They are writing a book to remember the children who died as a result of Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’. They wish to accurately and sensitively record the lives of these children, who died so young. If your family or friends lost a child – aged 16 and under – and you would like to contribute to the book, please contact Joe or Freya on 077 4358 9203 or e-mail – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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LONG TERM FOSTER CARERS REQUIRED - INFORMATION EVENING TUESDAY 21st MAY 2019, 7-9pm Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shawsbridge, Belfast

Belfast and South Eastern HSC Trusts are seeking permanent homes for a number of children who are unable to live with their birth parents. Resilience, flexibility and time to care for the demands of a child are key to the role. Foster carers receive financial allowances; in some cases, a fee may also be available.

You must register to attend by calling 028 9504 0302 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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The Natural Family Teachers Association of Irelandare holding a one-day introductory course on Natural Family Planning – Sympto-thermal Double Check Method on Saturday 18th May from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, in Corrs Corner Hotel, Glengormley, Co. Antrim. For more details contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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 in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Ave., Malone Rd., Belfast. All welcome. For details please contact Phil Tel: 028 90 207645 or Marie Tel: 078 9611 9669

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The Child in our MidstSt. Patrick’s College, Maynooth will host a conference on the subject of childhood on June 7th – 8th.The keynote speaker is Annemie Dillen from KULeaven and it will include a number of Plenary and Workshop sessions on topics as varied as Children and the Spirituality of Motherhood and Children’s Rights and Catholic Faith.For further information contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .To register for Conference www.eventbrite.ie

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ACCORD provides counselling services for couples who may be experiencing difficulties in their relationship. We also offer Marriage Preparation courses for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. The Belfast Centre is situated in Twin Spires Centre, Northumberland Street, Belfast.Tel No-028 90339944 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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St Vincent De Paul Clare Lodge Holiday Home in Newcastle Co Down are takings bookings for day trips lunches, tea, coffee and biscuits; overnight or weekly stay overs; conference meetings, etc. Everyone welcome.SVDP does not discriminate against Colour or Creed. Open all year round. Any information required contact Regina or Tom on Telephone 028437 22849 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Looking forward to meeting with you.

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Dates for your Diary

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

St Patrick’s Ballygalget: Saturday 25th May

Cemetery Sunday:

Ballygalget:Sunday 26th May at 3.00pm

Portaferry:Sunday 9th June at 3.00pm

Ardkeen/Ballycran:Sunday 16th June at 3.00pm

St Cooey’s Wells Mass:Sunday 23rd June at 3.00pm

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Dublin Medjugorje Pilgrimage Group for the Youth Festival 2019 at August Bank Holiday Weekend. One of the biggest events of the year in Medjugorje.Ex Dublin costs €725 ppsfor 7 nights.Payment can also be made in instalments Contact James Treacy 061-921470 or contact Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410800

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019:Full board in hotel: 7 nights (9-16 July) for £725 or 5 nights (10-15 July) for £650.Full board for sick or infirm pilgrims with medical and nursing care in Accueil Notre-Dame: 5 nights (10-15 July) for £550.Youth Team (7-16 July) £590.All flights from Belfast Int’l Airport.Application forms now available from the Parish office or for further information contact the Pilgrimage Office on (028) 90770162 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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/

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