Daily Mass in the ParishMass will be celebrated in the Parish during this coming week, Monday to Thursday (incl.) at 9.00am.
Entrance HymnO comfort my people and calm all their fear,And tell them the time of salvation draws near.O tell them I come to remove all their shame.Then they will forever give praise to my name.Proclaim to the cities of Juda my word;That ‘gentle yet strong is the hand of the Lord,I rescue the captives, my people defend,And bring them to justice and joy without end’.All mountains and hills shall become as a plain,For vanished are mourning and hunger andpain,And never again shall these war against you,Behold I come quickly, to make things new.
Communion HymnBe still and know that I am God (3)I am the Lord that healeth thee (3)In thee O Lord, I put my trust (3)
Recessional HymnNow thank we all our God With hearts and hands and voicesWho wondrous things hath doneIn whom this world rejoices.Who from our mother’s armsHath blessed us on our wayWith countless gifts of loveAnd still is ours todayO may this bounteous GodThrough all our lives be near usWith ever joyful hearts And blessed peace to cheer us.And keep us in his graceAnd guide us when perplexedAnd free us from all illsIn this world and the next.
Advent Penitential ServicesThe Advent Penitential Service will take place in the Sacred Heart Church, Ballyclare, on Sunday, 15 December 2018 at 7.00pm. Fr Aidan Kerr, PP Larne, will be in attendance.A Penitential Service will take place in Larne on Monday, 16 December at 7.30pm and in Antrim on Tuesday, 17 December 2018 at 7.30pm.
Recently DeceasedIta Ryan, HeadwoodAnniversariesMary & Joseph Rogan, Ronnie & Ann Jones, Mary Hogan, Tommy McNally, Peter McCaughey, Samuel McKeever, Veronica Herron, Cronan Hughes, Molly Symington, Bridget McAlinden, Francis & Liz McDonald, Mary Matthews, Gerard Matthews, Kathleen Morris, John Joe McVeigh, Margaret Curran.
Second Sunday of Advent (Sunday Cycle A) – 8 December 2019
Offertory HymnRefrain: Take this bread, we ask youTake our hearts, we love you Take our lives,O Father, we are yours, we are yours.Yours as we stand at the table you set.Yours as we eat the bread our hearts cant’t forget.We are the signs of your life with us yet,We are yours, we are yours (Refrain)Your holy people stand washed in your blood,Spirit-filled, yet hungry, we await your food,Poor though we are, we have brought ourselves to you;We are yours, we are yours (Refrain)
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is currently seeking volunteer registered nurses to join our Nursing Team during next year’s pilgrimage (8-13 July 2020). Applicants must be a registered nurse and active on the NMC live register. Newly registered nurses are welcome. For more information or to register your interest, please email Lourdes@downand connor.org
Parish FinancesThank you for your continued financial support of the Parish whether directly or by standing order.Weekly Offering 1 December 2019 amounted to £439.00.Monthly Stipend December amounted to £321.00.
Conference of St Vincent de PaulThe Parish Conference is to be greatly commended for their organising a most successful and enjoyable Christmas Dinner held yesterday in the Parish Centre. My sincere thanks and congratulations to all concerned.
Trócaire Christmas Gift CardsOver the next few weeks there will be an opportunity to purchase Trócaire Christmas Gift Cards. This is an excellent way to support the work of Trócaire.