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EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TEAM 2

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THIS WEEKS DIARY:

Monday 11th November:St Martin of Tours, Bishop

Tuesday 12th November:St Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr

Thursday 14th November:St Laurence O’Toole, Bishop

Friday 15th November:St Albert the Great, Bishop & Doctor

Saturday 16th November:St Margaret of Scotland. St Gertrude, Virgin

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Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Bridie Curran and Sadie Convery, recently deceased and for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time: Julia O’Neill, Frank McMullan, Hugh McKeating, Ian Thompson, Mary Anne Hinds, John Magee, Patrick Denvir, Mary Waterson, George Collins, Kitty Taggart, Bill Dumigan, Tom Merron, Bridie Curran, John McDermott, Christine Smyth, Philomena Moreland, Ned Convey.

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HOLY HOUR IN HONOUR OF JESUS THE DIVINE MERCY will be held this Sunday 10th November at 3pm in St Patrick’s Church, Ballygalget.

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Please note: The Bingo scheduled for Sunday 10th November in St Columba’s College has been Cancelled.

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The Parish at Prayer:The Holy Rosary will be offered on Thursday 14th November in St Cooey’s Oratory at 7.00pm.

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The names in the River of Roses Remembrance Book 2019 will be included in Masses said during the month of November.

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PARISH DRAW, WEEK 6:

£50.00:Roisin Bailie, Barrhall Road

£30.00:Mary Ritchie, Marian Way

£20.00:Flyn Tomelty, The Ropewalk

£10.00:Ciara McKissick, C/o Ballyphilip Road

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SVP Christmas Cards, available from the Rock Bakery, price £3.00 per pack.

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The Annual Mass for the deceased of the Parish, especially those who have died during the past year will be offered on Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm in St Patrick’s Church, Portaferry.

Ballygalget Parish Annual Mass will be on Frday 22nd November at 7.30pm.

Portaferry GAC deceased members Mass, Thursday 21st November in the Clubhouse.

Ballygalget GAC deceased members Mass, Friday 29th November 7.30pm, in St Patrick’s Church.

Ballycran GAC deceased members Mass, Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm in McKenna Hall.

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St Patrick's Community Centre needs more volunteers to sit on their Committee and help out at a few functions. If you could help in anyway please contact Madeline on 07999945936. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Faith and Sport – Mickey Harte at the Catholic Chapliancy QUB

Monday 11 November, 7pm

28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast

One of Ireland’s most successful Gaelic Football managers, Mickey Harte, will address the university community on how his Catholic faith has been an integral part of his life as a sportsman, husband, father and friend. It promises to be an inspiring evening. Everyone is welcome.

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Anam Cara Belfast, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it's monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 13th November at 7:20pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, BT8 7XP. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

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Consider your call – QUB Catholic Chaplaincy

Sr Ann Swailes OP, assistant chaplain to Cambridge University, will lead a holy hour of prayer and reflection on the theme of vocation. Anyone discerning where their vocation lies – be it priesthood, religious life, marriage or the single life - is most welcome to attend.Wednesday 13th November at 7pm, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast.

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“The Gospel of Matthew: Blessed are you…”
Short Course at Drumalis, Larne – Saturday, 16 November 2019

The second day of the short course on the Gospel of Matthew led by Sr Pamela Thimmes osc will take place at Drumalis on Saturday, 16 November. It is possible to attend individual sessions at a cost of £40 per day,which includes refreshments and lunch as well as facilitation fees. For further information or to book a place, please contact 028 28276455/28272196 during office hours (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm). Details are also available on the Drumalis website - http://www.drumalis.co.uk

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Songs of Praise, Down Cathedral, Monday 25th November 6.30pm – 9.30pm. To book your free ticket: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Tel: 0161 873 7073

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Ardkeen Parish Annual Whist Drive: Wednesday 27th November at 8pm in McKenna Hall.

Portaferry Parish Annual Whist Drive: Sunday 22nd December, 8pm St Patrick's Community Centre

Ardkeen Parish Christmas Bazaar: Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm in McKenna Hall.

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SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER

St Comgall’s Bangor Marian Prayer Group invite you our Annual Advent One Day Retreat with the Mother Teresa nuns - Missionaries of Charity in their house in Armagh. A bus has been organised to pick up in Portaferry, Newtownards, Bangor, Holywood & Belfast. If you would like to book a seat, cost £10 each please contact Jacinta on Mob: 07756-225114.

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Frs. Martin and Eugene O'Hagan of ‘The Priests’ and Derry soprano Margaret Keys have announced details of an Autumn gala concert in aid of Trócaire. The concert will be held in Clonard Monastery, Belfast on Friday 15th November at 7.30pm and will feature the three vocalists together with the choir of St. Dominic’s Grammar School in Belfast. Admission will be free by ticket with a suggested donation on the night of £10. To reserve tickets, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘Trócaire Autumn Gala Concert’, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 028 90808030.

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Tobar Mhuire Retreat: Loss and Blessings: November is a time when we remember loved ones who have died. At times of loss we are often too hurt or too busy looking after others to reflect upon the blessings we have received from those who have died. This day of prayer; reflection and symbols, will be a chance to take time aside; to reflect upon the memory of those who have gone before us, and to give thanks for those who have touched our lives. You are welcome to bring a picture or memento of the person you are remembering. Saturday 23rd November 2019. 10.30am – 4.00pm Day led by: Brian McKee Cost: £30 (includes tea/coffee and light lunch)

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International Youth Conference, 27th December 2pm – 30th December 4pm.

Inviting all Young People 16+ to come and experience this 4 day Special Event at Clongowes Wood College, Castlebrown, Clane, Co Kildare. Register www.afcmteamireland.org Contact Sonia 00353 879041272, Anto 00353 870698898, Silju 00353 863408825.

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Living Youth/Habitat for Humanity Malawi Team

Living Youth are inviting all young people (18+) to sign up to be part of the Living Youth Habitat for Humanity partnership team and travel to Malawi in August 2020. Habitat strives to raise awareness about the need for decent housing and water sanitation in some of the poorest countries in the world. This opportunity will enable you to raise vital funds to help build homes in Lilongwe, Malawi for some of the families in need. "The trip was one of the best experiences of my life. Seeing the happiness, hope and joy the partnership was bringing to homeowners was incredible" Previous Team Member

Dates: 10 August - 22 August 2020(dates are to be finalised & are subject to flights)

Costs: Personal Donation £500; Personal Fundraising Target £1800.

For further information, please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the office on 028 90 232 432.

To register, please go to the following website and select Living Youth from the drop-down list: https://www.habitatni.co.uk/gvapplication

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 15th November 2019.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

11 Day Pilgrimage to The Holy Land Feb 12th to Feb 22nd 2020 cost €1,475.00 deposit €450.00

Spiritual Director Canon Paddy McGinn, Still a small number of places left, further details contact

Brenda Murray -Flynn on 041 6863390 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Philip on 087 250 8043 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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ST PIO PILGRIMAGE – Parishes of Kilmore & Killyleagh. 13th September 2020 / 4 nights. £595 per person. For details contact Chris Quinn 07513468060 (after 6pm) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Anne Rodgers: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Rachel's Vineyard retreats are a beautiful healing opportunity for anyone struggling with the spiritual or emotional pain of an abortion. The weekend helps you to experience the love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness of God. It enables suffering souls to find peace and transform the pain of the past into a future full of hope. For information call Marian in complete confidence on 07814 748 744 or e mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and check us out on Facebook.

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CLARE LODGE CHRISTMAS PARTY EVENINGS - DECEMBER 14TH & 21ST

Why not join us in Clare Lodge St Vincent De Paul holiday Centre for a Christmas Party evening on the above dates

Single Room Occupancy £65.00. Sharing £55.00. Christmas Dinner / Entertainment & Breakfast.

Contact 02843722849

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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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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