Home Bulletin PENETCOST SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TEAM 3

This Weeks Diary:

Monday 21st May:Ss Christopher Magallenes & Companions (Martyrs)

Tuesday 22nd May:St Rita of Cascia, Religious

Friday 25th May:St Bede the Venerable, Priest & Doctor.St Gregory VII, Pope

Saturday 26th May:St Philip Neri, Priest

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Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul Noel Quinn recently deceased and for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:John Stewart, Cushla Quinn (First Anniversaries), Babs Donaldson,Joyce Green, Eric Meadowcroft, Frank Murray (Jnr), Norah Magee, Rose Lennon, Jane McCallum, Agnes Monan, Patrick Quinn, Annie Gibbons, Harry & Odran Faloona, Teresa Duff, Rosaleen Lennon, Marion Hamilton.

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Months Mind Mass:Eamon McGrath, Saturday 26th May at 6.30pm in St Patrick’s Church.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 24th May at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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BAPTISM:Welcome into the Catholic Church, Sunday 13th May 2018

Jenna Claire Doherty, High Street

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PARISH DRAW: Week 33

£50.00:Anthony McCluskey, Shore Road

£30.00:Siobhan Howland, Killydressy

£20.00:Dylan Rodgers, High Street

£10.00:John Mageean, Laurelbank Park

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SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

During the weeks commencing Monday 7th, 14th, and 21st May, sick and housebound will be visited in the following areas:Rockfield Park, The Gables, Links Crescent, Marian Way, Armstrong Avenue, High Street, The Fairways, Castle Street, Church Street, Ann Street, Church View, Barrhall Road.

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WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES –

FINAL MASS ON SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST

Our Pastoral Community (Ards & North Down), has provisionally booked five coaches to transport parishioners to Dublin for the Final Mass being celebrated by Pope Francis in Phoenix Park. There will be a cost for this transport and it is hoped the Pastoral Community will be able to subsidise this cost.

Please Note:After the Coach Drop-off Point there will be a 2-3km (1.5-2miles) walk to get to the area where the Mass will take place. There will be no sitting at this Mass event but a folding chair can be brought for comfort. Those who need assistance will be offered a shuttle bus to bring them from the Coach to the area where the Mass will be celebrated.

IMPORTANT:At the moment we do not know how many coach seats will be available for our Parish but as a first step and so that we have some idea of numbers we would like everyone who is interested in attending the Final Mass to give their names to the Parish Office, Tel 028 427 28373 by 31st May 2018.

As everyone attending the Final Mass MUSTbe registered for the Congress at a cost of €38 per person; please let the Parish Office know if you have/have not already registered. For those who have not registered it is hoped a group booking can be made by either the Parish or the Pastoral Community when final numbers are known.

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Bring and Buy Sale

Cumain House

Friday 1st June, 11am – 12.30pm

Please bring 3 good quality pieces of clothing or accessories to swap

Tickets at Entrance £5.00. includes afternoon tea.

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SALTWATER BRIG TRACTOR RUN 2018 - will take place on Friday 1st June at 6.30pm. All proceeds this year will be donated to the Northern Ireland Hospice in memory of our good friend Jim Breen. All vehicles welcome including cars, lorries, motorcycles and not forgetting tractors! Thank you in advance for your continued support.

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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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St Vincent de Paul are organising their Annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine at Knock on Saturday 11th August 2018.Cost is £70.00 adult and £45 child (under 16).Anyone wishing to go please leave your name and a £10 Non-Refundable deposit with Jean Byers, 35 The Square, Portaferry, Tel: 028 427 28781

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WE NEED YOU!

8th Down and Connor Portaferry Sea Scouts need new Leaders from September 2018 in order to run our activities. Can you spare two hours a week to keep our cub troop open?

Full training (including required overnight residential) will be provided by Scouting Ireland

Please contact Elaine Roddy on 07880 681 442 if interested.

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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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One Day Trip to Lough Derg

Saturday 8th September 2018

Cost £50.00.

If interested contact Donna 07549443799

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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 Ballycastle.

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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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.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Website: www.familycaresociety.co.uk

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NURTURING FAITH IN THE FAMILY – In view of the World Meeting of Families (August 2018)

Two young couples and parents, Paula and Joe McKeown and Lynette and Bosco McShane well used to the pressures of modern family life, will lead us in a day of reflection, prayer and storytelling, focusing on how we can grow in our walk with God within the family setting, how best to nurture the faith of our children.

Date:16th June. Cost; £35/€40 Registration 9.30am

Booking: Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre, Newry, Co Down BT34 1RH

Tel 028 30821964 (048 from ROI) email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit our web sitewww.dromantineconference.com

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Diocesan Annual Pilgrimage to Knock:
The Down and Connor Annual Pilgrimage to Knock, led by Bishop Treanor, will take place on Sunday 10th June 2018. We encourage Parishoners who usually visit Knock annually as a family or individuals to consider making their visit on this day. Due to the World Meeting of Families many Parishes who usually organize a Parish trip to Knock for the Diocesan Pilgrimage are focusing their energies and resources on Parish trips to WMOF and the Papal Visit.’

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CAPELLA CAECILIANA – LOVE DIVINE

Holy Family Parish welcomes the wonderful and inspiring music of Capella Caeciliana to St Thérèse Church, Somerton Road on Saturday 02nd June at 8pm.

Tickets £10 (under 25s free) at Holy Family Parish Office (90743119), from Matchetts, Wellington Place or at www.caeciliana.org.

An occasion not to be missed

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Anam Cara Northern Ireland, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 30th of May from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, BT60 4FR. Anam Cara Northern Ireland offers a safe and comfortable setting where you can ‘drop the mask’ and be yourself among people who understand. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.

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Cursillo are celebrating our 30th anniversary in the diocese with a Special Mass and Renewal Day.

Renewal Day: Saturday May 26th 10am to 4pm at St Bernard's Hall, Glengormley. Concludes with Mass. Suggested to bring packed lunch.

30th Anniversary Mass:Tuesday June 5th 7:30pm at St Teresa's Church Glen Road, followed by refreshments in the Hall.

All Cursillo members are invited to attend, with an especially warm welcome to Cursillista's we have not seen in a while! Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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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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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 Patrick’s Ballygalget:Saturday 19th May @ 10am

Integrated Primary:Saturday 26th May @ 10am

Cemetery Sunday:

Ballygalget 27th May @ 3pm

Portaferry 17th June @ 3pm

Ardkeen (Ballycran) 24th June @ 3pm

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

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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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: "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