EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TEAM 3

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THIS WEEKS DIARY:

Tuesday 27th August:St Monica

Wednesday 28th August:St Augustine, Bishop & Doctor

Thursday 29th August:The Passion of St John the Baptist, Martyr

Friday 30th August:St Fiacre, Monk

Saturday 31st August:St Aidan of Lindisfarne

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MONTHS MIND MASS:Tommy Braniff, Saturday 24th August at 6.30pm in St Patrick’s Church.

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Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the soul of Jimmy Fowler, recently deceased and for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Josephine Byers, Paddy Mullan, Aidan Murray, Patricia Kerr, Edward McNally, Hugh Kearney, Jean Magee, Mary Murray, Mary Flynn, Patrick John Magee, George Lennon, Patricia McGrath, Philomena & Harry Reid.

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APOSTOLIC WORKERS ANNUAL DISPLAY: Will take place this weekend 24th & 25th August in St Patrick’s Church, and on Monday evening 26th August in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 29th August at 7pm in St Cooey’s Oratory.

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HOLY HOUR IN HONOUR OF JESUS THE DIVINE MERCY will be held next Sunday 1st September at 3pm in St Patrick’s Church Ballygalget. Bus will leave the Square at 2.30pm.

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Family Ceili and Old Time Dance

The Annual Summer Ceili and Old Time Dance for all the family, organised by the Parish of Ardkeen Social Committee, will take place in McKenna Hall, Kircubbin on Sunday 25th August. Dancing from 7pm - 11pm to the music of Raymond Loney with Claire Hughes calling the dances. The first hour from 7pm to 8pm will be particularly for the children to let them practice their steps. Admission including Supper: Adults £5; Children £2. Come along for a great night of dancing and craic.

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PARISH DRAW WEEK 47:

£50.00:Molly Gilmore, C/o Anne Street

£30.00:Leigh & Evan Morgan C/o Shore Road

£20.00:James Devaney, Windmill Heights

£10.00:Kathleen Mullan, The Gables

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March For Their Lives: Please join us for this CRUCIAL MARCH at Custom House Square, Belfast, on September 7th at 2.00pm, to show our politicians that abortion is NOT IN OUR NAME. Mass will be celebrated at St Patrick's Chapel, Donegal Street, at 1pm. Coaches will be leaving from all over Ireland. For more info please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Prayer for the Child in the Womb

Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life.

Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator.

Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift.

Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives.

May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected.

Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death.

Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all.

Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature,

Help us to choose life in every decision we take.

We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity.

Amen.

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Peninsula Amateur Theatre Players are holding a registration evening for members from age 7-16 years on Tuesday 3rd of September at 7pm in St Patrick’s Community Centre. The registration fee is £3 and a weekly fee of £2 will be required. Adult registration will take place from 7.30pm on 10th Sept and all new members are welcome. Rehearsals for our Christmas Pantomime 'Aladdin' will commence on Sunday 8th Sept 3pm-5pm for 7-16 year olds. Adults will meet each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm commencing Sept 10th.

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FAITH AND LIFE CONVENTION 2019

Online bookings for this year’s Faith and Life Convention are now open.We hope that you will be able to join us on Saturday, 28 September 2019 at Our Lady and St Patrick’s College in Belfast.

This year our theme for the convention is Faith in a Better World and our Keynote Speaker will be Michel Camdessus. Michel is the former Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a member of the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace.Our keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion where together we can reflect on the variety of issues that we face in society today.

The highlight of the day for many people is the variety of workshops on offer and this year we have an impressive line-up of local and international speakers.The convention is an excellent opportunity to network with others from the Diocese and beyond.We look forward to welcoming you and having an enjoyable day where we can encourage one another to be people of active faith in our society.

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Family Retreat at Drumalis on Saturday August 31st from 10.30am - 7pm. An exciting opportunity for young adults and their parent(s) to explore the significance of faith as a family, together with other families from across the Diocese. Led by Fr Darren Brennan. Cost £20 per person. For more information contact Maura This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Sheila or phone 028 28272196/28276455.

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“The annual Young Adult Catholic Conference takes place in All Hallows College, Dublin on Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st 2019. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events for young Catholics. Prices range from €25-€50, accommodation also available. For further details visit our website http://www.legionofmary-deusetpatria.com/ or contact Lucy 087 9959803.”

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Silent Retreat:

Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God...”

Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne

Venue: Dromantine Retreat Centre, Newry, Co. Down

Date: October 14th to 20th

Cost: £410stg full board

Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.foyerofcharity.ie

A privileged time to come away from noise and distractions, and listen to the Spirit of God, - Who is Love. Silence, prayer, teachings & liturgy of the Church.

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St Vincent De Paul: Clare Lodge, Newcastle

Why spend Christmas or New Year alone when you can be among friends and have company

Clare Lodge Christmas breaks from 24th December – 27th Dec (accommodation & full board meals) - (single room occupancy £175.00) (Sharing room £145.00)

New Year 30th December – 2nd January (accommodation & full board meals) - (single room occupancy £175.00) (sharing room occupancy £145.00)

Alternatively, if you just wish to spend the day having Christmas Dinner and Evening Tea or New Year’s Dinner & Evening Tea in the company of others for the cost £20.00 (numbers for day visit limited to 20 people)

All bookings to be made in advance

For further information and any queries, please contact Clare Lodge Reception on 028 4372 2849 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

(All special dietary meals catered for via prior arrangement)

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"Get Together", a community of bereaved families, invites you to our "From Inside Out" conference on Thursday, 19th Sep 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Riddel Hall, Belfast. The most frequently voiced fear by those wanting to support bereaved children is "What if I say the wrong thing?". Want to know more about helping families find community in the midst of trauma and grief?. Come to the ‘From Inside Out’ Conference on 19-9-19 to learn directly from bereaved children and families what they need https://www.cruse.org.uk/from-inside-out-conference or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 02890792419 for more information. Cost- £99 full day £50 half day

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TinyLife, is currently recruiting for Family Support Volunteers to help us offer practical support to families of premature babies.

Volunteers are urgently required in the following areas:- Omagh, Enniskillen, Fermanagh - Newry, Newcastle, Lurgan, Portadown & Armagh.

You must be aged 22 + and be able to volunteer for one morning or afternoon each week. Full training will be delivered on Saturday 14th, Wednesday 18th and Saturday 28th September (attendance is required on all 3 days). If you are interested, please contact us at: Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone: 028 9081 5050

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STUDY THEOLOGY ONLINE

Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or from the comfort of your own home.Flexible Accessible Courses!Register Now for Autumn 2019. Tel: +353 1 404 8124

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The Joy of Love in Marriage

A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all ages) private time to rekindle the joy of their love.The next Weekend (residential) will be from 13th to 15th September in the Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry and The Lake Hotel Killarney, on 15th -17th November 2019. For info. and to book, visit www.marriageencounter.ieor call +44 770 281 2321or +35387 784 0408.

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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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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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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