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This Weeks Diary

Tuesday 21st November: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday 22nd November:St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr

Thursday 23rd November:St Columbanus, Abbot & Missionary

Friday 24th November:Ss Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions, Martyrs

Saturday 25th November:St Clement I, Pope & Martyr. St Coleman, Bishop

Our prayers are requested for the happy repose of the souls of Agnes Keith and Jim Breen recently deceased and for the following whose anniversaries occur around this time:Rev. Bernard Armstrong, William Lennon, Gerard Braniff, Hugh Joseph Keating, Cyril Keating, Pat Kearney, Daniel Crawford, Francis McKissick, Ruby Smyth, Agnes Walsh, Jim & Mary Hinds, Agnes Torney, Tom Coleman, Annie McLoughlin, Úna Donaghy, Mary anne Hinds.

St Columba’s College

Bingo

Sunday 19th November @3.00pm

In the College Hall

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

MONTHS MIND MASS:Mary Kelly, Saturday 25th November 6.30pm St. Patrick’s Church

Rosary on the Coast for Life and Faith:On Sunday 26 November 2017, the Feast of Christ the King, at 2:30pm, the Rosary on the Coast Ireland invite us to pray the Rosary for the renewal of the Faith in Ireland and especially for the protection against the legalisation of Abortion. The Rosary will be recited in St Cooey’s Oratory, St Patrick’s Ballygalget and St Patrick’s Lisbane at 2.30pm. This event is taking place throughout Ireland.

SICK AND HOUSEBOUND During the weeks commencing Monday 20th & 27th November and 4th December sick and housebound will be visited in the following areas: Ballyphilip Road, Rockfield Park, The Gables, Links Crescent, Marian Way, Armstrong Avenue, High Street, Castle Street, Church Street, Ann Street, Church View, Barrhall Road, Ballyfounder Road.

BAPTISM:Welcome into the Catholic Church, Sunday 12th November 2017Caragh Mary Black, High Street.

Portaferry Christmas Bazaar

Sunday 26th November 2017

@ 2pm St Patrick’s Community Centre

Tombola, Wheel of fortune, Cake Stall, Xmas Stall, Kids Fun.

40” TV, £50 Cash, Food Hampers, Drinks Hampers, £100 Cash, Toys & Gifts

PS4 & Fifa 18

Adults £1 (includes free draw) Children - Free

Annual Club Mass ison Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pmin the clubhouse. Everyone welcome.

Juvenile Presentation ison Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm. Galway Hurler Conor Cooney is the special guest.

Club AGM - ison Sunday 10th December at 2pm. This is your club, come and have your say. Think you can add something to the club, or do better than others, then take on a position. Nomination forms will be available in the Park and on the club website.

Ballycran GAC - Annual Mass for deceased members will be held on Monday 20th November in McKenna Hall at 7.30pm.

A Watch and ring were found on the Ballyphilip Road. Contact the Parish Office 028 427 28373

Parish Draw, Week 7

£50.00:Moira Gilmore, High Street

£30.00:Davy Ross, John Thompson Park

£20.00:Raymond Brown, Steele Dickson Gdns

£10.00:Michael Dorrian, Lough Cowey Road

Cuan Family Practice: Anyone who is eligible but hasn't yet had the flu vaccine please contact the surgery to book an appointment - especially the over 65s. Tel: 028 427 28854.

SVP Christmas Cards are now on sale in the Rock Bakery, price £3.00

ReNew for cancer research

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 23rd November @ 2pm

Fiddler’s Green B & B

Everyone Welcome

Carol Ship Competitions

Prizes for Best Decorated House, Boat, Car, Bicycle, or Tractor.

Why not decorate your home early and be in with a chance of winning a prize,

CUMAIN HOUSE

CHRISTMAS CRAFT GROUP

Wednesday 29th November(11am – 12.30pm)

Wednesday 6th December(12noon – 1pm)

Wednesday 13th December(11am – 12.30pm)

Wednesday 20th December(11am – 12.30pm)

Everyone Welcome £2.50 includes refreshments.

Annual Mass for deceased teachers, pupils and friends of St. Patrick’s Grammar School Downpatrick, has been arranged for Wednesday 22nd November at 7pm in the school. The mass will be followed by the inauguration of a commemorative space in the school grounds. An invitation is extended to all members, past and present, of our school and local community.

Christmas at Tobar Mhuire

Christmas Craft Fair - on 25th and 26th November from 1pm - 5pm. Fun for all with Craft Stalls, face painting, tombola, plenty of food and refreshments, and of course a visit with Santa.

Christmas Candlelight Dinner - Enjoy great food and music at our 6 course Christmas Dinner on 9th December with music by local singer Matthew Campbell.

Advent Day of Reflection - A time for reflection and solitude amongst the busy Christmas period with guest speaker Sean Goan on Saturday 2nd December from 10am – 4pm

Gift Shop. - Christmas Shopping in our Gift Shop for your religious Christmas items, from Christmas cards to Nativity sets, Advent candles and gifts.

For further information on pricing or bookings call 02844 830242 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ')

BEGINNER ONLINE IRISH LESSONS

Want to learn Irish but don't have the time to go to classes?

Why not learn online from the comfort of your own home or out and about?

For more info contact Mrs Larkin on 07488268208 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

“You are invited to join us in Clonard Monastery to celebrate the beautiful season of Advent. Let’s gather together on four consecutive Tuesdays (28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec and 19 Dec) in the conference room of Clonard Monastery from 7.30-8.30pm. Kindly, sign up at Clonard reception, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ') or phone 028 9044 5950.”

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. 

emember your deceased relative and friends=

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