Tidy Graves Service
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Kate’s Project Trust
Reaching out to the poor and vulnerable in the slums of Pattaya Thailand, this education-centred charity has been helping children with schooling and providing essential foods for ten years now.
REGISTERED WITH THE CHARITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND NIC 103353
PARISH SECRETARY: jacqueline madden
MON-FRI 9.30am - 1.30pm
Telephone: 02890 774 833
St Gerard's Parish, 722 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey,
County Antrim, BT36 7PG
ST GERARD'S COMMUNITY
FR KEVIN BROWNE C.Ss.R P.P/RECTOR
Fr Pat McLaughlin C.Ss.R C.C
Fr Brendan McConvery C.Ss.R C.C
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Daily Monday to Friday 9.30am
Thurs Novena Mass 7.30pm
Weekends Saturday 9.30am & 6.30pm Vigil (Sat)
Sunday 9.30am & 11.30am : 7pm
Fill our Hearts with compassion for the most vulnerable in our society. May parents, teachers and youth workers remain attentive to the needs of children and young people.
Lord in your mercy hear our prayer
THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF NORTHERN IRELAND HAVE ISSUED A STATEMENT URGING PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME IN ORDER TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.
Bishops said, “The clear message from health officials is that this situation is going to worsen significantly over the coming weeks.”
Bishops provided details of the precautions they have taken as a result of the current situation.
They said, “In light of our ongoing consultations and of the current serious and worsening situation, and in line with clear public health guidance that people should stay at home, we have decided that for a limited period (from midnight on Thursday 7 January until Saturday 6 February 2021, subject to review in late January), the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies should take place without the physical presence of the faithful – with the exception of marriage, funeral, baptismal liturgies and drive-in services (subject to regulations).
“Arrangements for recording and/or livestreaming, and making individual visits for private prayer are also permissible in accordance with regulations. We encourage parishes, where possible, to continue to broadcast the celebration of Mass – and other devotions and prayer services – online and on other media, knowing that faith and prayer can be a tremendous support to individuals and society during these difficult times.”
In conclusion, Bishops said, “We make this decision reluctantly, conscious that not being able to gather for public worship can cause pain for all the faithful, but in the hope that this limited period of sacrifice will be for the protection of life and health and for the greater good of all. We once more ask for prayers for the sick, the bereaved and all those whose livelihoods have been particularly impacted by the pandemic. We keep in our prayers all health workers, carers, chaplains and other essential workers. We welcome the announcement that a similar position is being taken by the leaders of the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and many other denominations and faith communities in response to the unequivocal message from public health authorities that as many people as possible stay at home at this time.”
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