CEMETERY SUNDAY 2022
After two years of the blessing of the graves by Bishop Treanor alone, we are delighted to welcome families back to pray for their loved ones who lie at rest in the Belfast cemeteries.
Milltown Cemetery - Sunday 8th May.
City Cemetery - Sunday 15th May.
Hannahstown Cemetery - Sunday 29th May.
All ceremonies are at 3pm.
SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR UKRAINE
Sincere thanks to all who contributed so generously to the recent Special Collection for Ukraine. Nationally, this collection has raised to date over €3.25 million. The war in Ukraine, and the terrible suffering which has resulted, has seen a tremendous outpouring of compassion and generosity from our parish communities. Your contributions will bring much-needed relief to those in the region whose lives and livelihoods have been devastated. The funds raised will be used by the international Catholic Church agency, Caritas Internationalis, which is currently operating on the ground in Ukraine and its surrounding areas. We continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our thoughts, praying for peace and an end to this appalling humanitarian crisis.
DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2022
Full board in hotel: 5 nights (13-18 July) from £685.
For further information contact the Pilgrimage Office on (028) 9077 0162 email: email@example.com
or visit www.downandconnor.org/Lourdes
LOUGH DERG RE-OPENS
Lough Derg welcomes Pilgrims again with a full Pilgrimage programme this summer
Three Day Pilgrimage: 1st June - 15th August. Booking advised. Concessions available for students, seniors and groups.
One Day Retreats and guided Pilgrim Path experience: dates in May and late August through September. Booking essential.
Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal, F94 N289.
THE KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBANUS
Centenary Anniversary Event
To celebrate the Anniversary of the death of its founder, local clergyman Canon James O’Neill.
May 6th & 7th 2022
Marine Hotel Ballycastle
You are invited to join our event to mark this anniversary with guest speakers:
Friday 6th May 2pm Bishop Noel Treanor Down & Connor
Followed by Dr. Eamon Phoenix-a talk on the social, political and economic times in ireland of Canon O Neill 100 years ago
Saturday 7th May 2pm: Mickey Harte, All Ireland Winning Manager-My Faith Journey
Please do come along to either event that are free to drop in and attend.
CONCERT AT CLONARD MONASTERY FOR TROCAIRE
Trócaire will be hosting a special Spring Gala Concert at Clonard Monastery, Belfast at 7.30pm on Friday 20th May, with performances from Margaret Keys, The Priests and St Dominic’s Girls’ School Choir. Tickets are free of charge but donations will be gratefully received on the night of the concert with all donations matched by the UK government in support of the 2022 Lent Appeal. To reserve tickets, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search ‘Clonard Concert Belfast’, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9080 8030.