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Bulletin - 23 February 2020

   We welcome those who have recently been baptised in the parish:
                                   
Charlie David John McCrum
                                     Cadhla Teresa Kelly

We extend our sympathies to the families of those who have died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversaries occur about now.     

Recently deceased:       Sean Scullion (Derry)
                                    Fr Gerard McConville
                                    Pat McQuaide (Manchester – formerly Kilrea)


Anniversaries: Helena Davey, Pat O’Hagan, Francis Ward, Madge Magee, Emily Turner, Trevor Dickson, John Maughan, Liam Matthews, Dorothy McManus, Tim O’Hara, Sarah Curran, Malachy Casey, Hugh McKeown, Ted Harrington, Catherine, Thomas & Agnes Duncan, Eileen Lynn, Nan Cushenan, Agnes Moore, Bridie McLernon (Rasharkin), Dolly Matchet, Nellie Bradley, Aidan MacRory, Margaret Mary McGarry, Matt Larkin Jnr, Derek Reynolds, Fr John Butler SDB, Sally McIlhenney, Alex McGarry, Kathleen Esler, Jack McAlister, Martha Boyle


Why not take time to reflect on becoming a Priest? - Vocations Retreat Drumalis, Larne – 6-8 March.  Contact. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or
Fr Kevin at 9061 4567.


World Day of Prayer - All Saints’ Church – Friday 6 March 8 15pm.
Everyone welcome. 

Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse - Friday 28 February, the first Friday of Lent.  The diocese will mark this day with a Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast, at 1 pm.

Fr Stephen Imbarrato - speaking on the last 25 years dedicated to Pro-Life Ministry in the USA - St Mary’s, Chapel Lane, Belfast - Wednesday 26th February at 8pm.  For more info contact 9027 8484 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Parish Centre:


Repository, Gift and Holy Shop
Mon-Sat - 10 30am-1 30pm.
Cards and gifts for Confirmation, St Patrick’s Day, Easter and First Communion are now available. 

All Saints’ Fitness Club – every Monday 11 00am-12 noon. 

Year 8s are invited to join us for this year's GIFT programme starting on Tuesday 25 February from 7-9pm for six weeks. GIFT is a follow up to the Sacrament of Confirmation and is an opportunity to learn more about your faith and spend time with your friends. If you have not yet registered, forms are available from the parish office or 077 9113 8464.

Wednesday Get Together – 26 February – Come and enjoy a game of Bingo. 

There will be no Thursday Lunch on 5 March due to Confirmation in the parish. 

"Journey into Freedom" (Giving God Another Chance) a five-week Lenten Course - begins Monday 24th February at 7.30 – Parish Centre. The course includes Prayer, Scripture reading, talks from well-known speakers and a time to discuss and socialise.  If you intend to join the course please sign the forms in the foyer to allow for planning.

 

‘Finding God in the Mess’ – A Journey to Easter.  Led by Fr Brendan McManus SJ & Jim Deeds – Saturday 29 February – 11 00am-4 00pm.  Contact 079 0027 8932. 

 

Accord provides a counselling service for any couple who may be experiencing difficulties or challenges in their relationship. The Ballymena Centre is situated in All Saints’ Parish Centre.  Tel 9033 9944 or

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Non-Stop Parish Draw – Week 14 - £50 Mary Dinsmore, £15 Bernadette Dickson, £15 Johnny Connon, £15 Brigid Mullan, £15 Colette Lyness, £15 Mary Neely, £15 Joe Reid.  Promoters P Devlin, J Mooney,
R McCormick, B Mullan, B McReynolds.

Lent 2020

The season of Lent begins this week on Wednesday –
26 February. 
 It is a time to focus on our spiritual life by turning away from sin and committing ourselves more fully to following Jesus Christ.  Here in the parish there are many ways to take part in the Lent traditions of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Ash Wednesday –
Masses in All Saints’ Church 7 30am, 10 00am, 1 10pm & 7 30pm. 

Fast & Abstinence – Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence.  Fasting means that we eat just one main meal and two small snacks.  Abstinence means that we don’t eat meat.  The obligation of fasting and abstinence applies to Catholics aged between 14-60 years old who are in good health.

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Please consider taking the short- term Lenten Pledge Lenten Pledge -

I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during Lent.   

Stations of the Cross will be prayed each weekday at 12noon.

Day of Prayer for victims of sexual abuse – Friday 28 February.

Pitter Patter Mother & Toddler group – All Saints’ Youth Club Monday 10 00am- 12noon. 
(Ages up to 3 years).  Parents, grandparents and childminders welcome. 


Blood Transfusion sessions – St Patrick’s Church Hall, Trostan Avenue – 26 & 27 February – 1 30pm-4pm & 5 15pm-8pm.

All Saints’ GAC – Club All Saints (16/02/20 draw) Lotto numbers:
06-13-19-24. No Jackpot winner. Hard luck prize: Paul McNeill (£20). Jackpot this Sunday (23/02/20 draw) is now up to £1,500.  Visit www.facebook.com/AllSaintsGAC and www.twitter.com/AllSaintsGAC

Any parish organisation wishing to highlight its work on the parish Facebook page, should forward an email, with photos and captions attached, to the parish office. They will then be forwarded to the Facebook administrator.  Please ensure all those included in photos have given their permission for the photos to be put in the public domain. 

 
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