Entrance HymnChrist be near at either handChrist behind, before me standChrist with me where e’er I goChrist around, above, below.Christ be in my head and mindChrist within my soul enshrinedChrist control my wayward heartChrist abide and ne’er depart.Christ my life and only wayChrist my lantern night and dayChrist be my unchanging friendGuide and Shepherd to the end.
Communion HymnGifts of bread and wine, gifts we've offered, fruits of labour, fruits of love; taken, offered, sanctified, blessed and broken; words of one who died: 'Take my body, take my saving blood.'Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord. Christ our Saviour, living presence here, as He promised while on earth: 'I am with you for all time, I am with you in this bread and wine. Take my body, take my saving blood.' Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord. Through the Father, with the Spirit, one in union with the Son, for God's people, joined in prayer faith is strengthened by the food we share,'Take my body, take my saving blood.' Gifts of bread and wine: Christ our Lord.
Recessional HymnHoly God we praise thy nameLord of all we bow before theeAll on earth thy sceptre ownAll in heaven above adore theeInfinite thy vast domainEverlasting is thy reign.Hark the loud celestial hymnAngel choirs above are raising.Cherubim and SeraphimIn unceasing chorus praising.Fill the heavens with sweet accordHoly, Holy, Holy Lord.
Vacancy – Part-time HousekeeperA vacancy has arisen for a Part-time Housekeeper within the Parish of Larne.The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 12-15 hours attendance each week.Rate of Pay £8.50 gross per hour.Full details are available on the Diocesan Website and on the Community NI Website. Application Packs can also be obtained from Larne Parish.Closing Date for Applications will be 12 Noon on Friday, 31 January 2020.
Recently DeceasedFather Conleth ByrneAnniversariesMary Hughes, Daniel McLornan, William Lynch, Gerry Foley, Jayne Symington, Alice McNichell, Lavinia Ward, Billy Quinn, Ann Jones, Kathleen Mary (Kay) Farrelly.
Second Sunday of the Year –19 January 2020
Offertory HymnAll that I am, all that I do,All that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you.Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour, Lord.Knowing that I love and serve you is enough reward.All that I am, all that I do, All that I’ll ever have I offer now to you.All that I dream, all that I pray,All that I’ll ever make, I give to you today.Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour LordKnowing that I love and serve you is enough reward.All that I am, all that I doAll that I’ll ever have, I offer now to you.
Parish FinancesThe Weekly Collection on Sunday, 12 January 2020 amounted to £358.00.
Weekday Mass in the ParishMass will be celebrated this coming week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.No Mass on Tuesday morning.
St MacNissi’s Choral and Dramatic SocietyTickets are now on sale at the Book Nook, Main Street, Larne, for this year’s production of ‘Ali Baba and the 40 thieves’. Venue: St Comgall’s Auditorium, Larne.Date & Time of Shows:Friday, 24 January 2020 at 7.30pm;Sunday, 26 January 2020 at 7.00pm;Friday, 31 January 2020 at 7.30pm.Sunday, 2 February 2020 at 7.00pm
Parish Financial Statement 2019As agreed at the last meeting of the Parish Finance Committee, Statements of Income and Expenditure 2019 have been posted on each of the noticeboards in the churches. Before going further, may I once again express gratitude to the parishioners for their generosity to the Parish and towards all other collections throughout the year.Total Income 2019: £110, 871.19. Total Expenditure 2019: £98, 488.86. Net Income over Expenditure 2019: £12, 382.33These figures contrast very favourably with the Income/Expenditure for 2018.Total Income 2018: £93, 817.98. Total Expenditure 2018: £135, 989.96. Net Expenditure over Income 2018: £42, 171.98
New Offertory EnvelopesOffertory Envelopes for the forthcoming year are now available in the church porch. In view of the new Data Protection Legislation, I would ask you promptly to collect your family box from the church porch. Thank you.
Octave of Prayer for Christian UnityA Service of Prayer for Christian Unity will take place in St Anne’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 7.00pm. Everyone welcome to attend.The Speaker will be Father Tony Carrer, who is in charge of relations with Anglicans and Methodists at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Beginning Experience every Wednesday 8pm – 10pm, commencing Wednesday, 22 January 2020, in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast.