Home Bulletin 25th Sunday of the Year 23rd September 2018

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TEAM 3

This Weeks Diary

Tuesday 25th September:St. Finbarr, Bisho

Wednesday 26th September:Ss. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs

Thursday 27th September:St. Vincent de Paul

Friday 28th September:St. Wenceslaus, Martyr, St Lawrence Ruiz & Companions, Martyrs

Saturday 29th September:Ss. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels

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Our prayers are requested for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Anne McCarthy (First Anniversary), Sean Coleman, Kelly-Anne Teggart, Hugh Gilmore, Amelia Lennon, David Johnston, Charlie Shanks, Marie Gilmore, Mary Gilmore, Bill Kerr, Annie McCullough, Veronica Crangle, Susan Woods, Johnny McGrath, Sadie Lunn, Sammy Collins.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 27th September at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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SICK AND HOUSEBOUND

During the weeks commencing Monday17th, 24th September and 1st October, sick and housebound will be visited in the following areas:Rockfield Park, The Gables, Links Crescent, Armstrong Avenue, The Fairways, Castle Street, Church Street, Ann Street, Church View, Barrhall Road.

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PARISH DRAW: Week 51

£50.00:Cormac Lavelle, C/o Barrhall Road

£30.00:Betty Young, Beechwood Avenue

£20.00:Tom Savage, Cloughey

£10.00:Donna Kelly, Ballyblack Road

Year 25 of the Parish Draw will commence 1st October 2018.The Parish would like to thank the organizers, collectors and contributors for their continued work and support.If you are not already a member of the draw and wish to join, please contact a collector.List of collectors are on the Church notice boards.

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Just a reminder, there are no vehicles permitted on the tiled area outside St Cooey’s Oratory.

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Faith and Life Convention

Bishop Treanor invites you to attend our fifth Faith and Life Convention on Saturday 29th September 2018 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast. Doors open at 8.45am with registration taking place from 9:00am. The Convention begins at 10:00am.

The Faith and Life Convention is a forum for people from across the diocese, and beyond, to gather together and to take part in a range of conversations about the meaning of faith and its relevance to every area of our lives. This year we are delighted to welcome Cardinal Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. as our keynote speaker.

In the afternoon each delegate will have the opportunity to take part in two workshops from a range of twenty seven. The workshops fill up quickly so it’s best to book now!

Perhaps the best part of the day is the pleasure of meeting up with a great crowd of committed people from all over the diocese and beyond.

Online booking is available at: www.faithandlifeconvention.org

Cost per delegate £20.00

We look forward to seeing you on 29th September,2018

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HARVEST THANKSGIVING on Sunday 30th September at 6.30pm in Portaferry Methodist Church, Ferry Street.Singers are needed as it is hoped to have a combined choir from all local Churches to lead the singing. Choir practices on Thursday 20th; Monday 24th; and Thursday 27th September at 8.15pm. Everyone Welcome.

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CEILI CLASS will start on Sunday 23rd September in McKenna Hall from 7pm - 9pm. Come and join the fun and craic and learn a few dances.It's also very good exercise!! All skills and particularly beginners are most welcome.

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There will be a Catholic Young Adult Conference at QUB Catholic Chaplaincy on Saturday October 20th. Brilliant talks and workshops on how to be a courageous Catholic in today's world.

Speakers include Fr Andrew Black, Fr Conor McDonough and Maria Steen.

Cost: £10 inc. lunch. For ages 18-40. To book a place call 07753379110 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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‘MY FAMILY’ books produced by the Pastoral Area Team and written by the very talented students in P4 – P7 from St Patrick’s Primary School, Ballygalget, St Mary’s Primary School, Kircubbin, Portaferry Integrated Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School, Portaferry can be purchased from the schools, or the Parish Office, 15 Church Street, Price £10.00.

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Stress Control: A FREE 6 week stress management programme. Portaferry GAA Club

Runs Monday evenings 7.00pm – 8.30pm until 22nd October.You can come to one or two sessions only if you wish.

If you are currently suffering from stress, know someone who is or just want to be better equipped, then this is the course for you!No booking required – Just turn up.

Visit: facebook page stresscontrolni or www.setrust.hscni.net

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Cuan Craic Drama – a great way to meet people!

Looking for a bit of craic this autumn? The Cuan Craic Drama Group is back for another season, commencing on Tuesday 25 September. Facilitated by a leading drama professional, the Ards and North Down Borough Council programme is designed for people aged 50+ and is a great way for people to get together, meet new people and have some fun.

The free workshops will take place at Maxwell’s Courtyard in Kircubbin every Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm and will run for 10 weeks. Absolutely no experience is necessary to take part, come along and learn a new skill! New members are always welcome. For further information or to book a space phone Ards Arts Centre on: 028 9181 0803.

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Introduction to Theology of the Body

This DVD and group discussion programme for adults will be held in Tobar Mhuire Monastery, Crossgar for 8 consecutive weeksbeginning Thursday 11th October 2018 at 7.30pm, lasting 1 hour.

For further enquiries contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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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, 38, Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone Rd, Belfast. 1st weekly meeting and Information Session: Wednesday 26th September at 8pm. All welcome. For details please contact Phil Tel: 028 90 207645 or Marie Tel: 07896119669

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OverseasVolunteersRequired!

Volunteer Carpenters, Builders,Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists,Primary/SecondaryTeachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all!Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more info.

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Marie Curie is inviting you to take part in their 7km Twilight Walk at the beautiful Barnett Demesne, South Belfast on Friday 28th September. This is a great excuse to get together with family and friends and you can expect more than just a walk – there will be a festival atmosphere with music, entertainment and fireworks!You can sign up at www.mariecurie.org.uk/twilightwalk or call 90882060

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Healthcare Pastoral visitors' course 2018:

The next course run by the NI Healthcare Chaplains' Association (NIHCA) and Edgehill College will run for 9 weeks beginning Thurs 27th September 2018 from 7.30 - 9.30pm at Edgehill College, Belfast. The course is aimed at lay people who are interested in healthcare pastoral visitation, either within the local church context or within a chaplaincy context, or who already visit healthcare facilities such as hospitals, hospices or residential/nursing homes as part of their church responsibilities.

Cost is £75, which includes materials and refreshments each night.

For further information and an application form contact: Mrs Kay Irvine, College Administrator, Edgehill Theological College, 9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY.Tel. (028) 9066 5870

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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. 

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on Saturday 12th November 2016

from 10.30am -4

price £30 which includes tea/

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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