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November - Month of the Holy Souls

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during November and offer up their sacrifice for their deceased relatives and friends. You can do likewise.

Please consider taking the short-term Pledge for November and say this prayer daily -

"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 November".

                                                                                                                    

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Mass For The Deceased Teachers Of Down And Connor

will be Streamed Live

On Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 7.30pm

from the Church of Mater Dei

Cliftonville Road, Belfast

via: ‘Diocese of Down and Connor - YouTube' channel at:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCEHEomhU03Y91gGFQu2-JYA

Please forward by Monday 2nd November 2020 the name of any teacher from the Diocese who has died during the past twelve months for inclusion in the Mass.

 

 

to Fr Edward McGee

Down and Connor Catholic Schools’ Support Service

120 Cliftonville Road

Belfast BT14 6LA

Tel: 9049 1886

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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Sacred Heart Messenger

GET THE DIGITAL EDITION OF THE MESSENGER FOR FREE

A combination of ‘cocooning’ and the travel restrictions currently in place all around the country mean that many readers of The Sacred Heart Messenger cannot access their monthly ‘little red book’. Therefore, during this coronavirus crisis, we are delighted to make the digital edition of The Messenger available FREE OF CHARGE.                                                                                

Please send your email request to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   and we will send you a link to view the Messenger on your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

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Accord

Catholic Marriage Care Service

IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN EXPERIENCED COUPLES & RELATIONSHIPS COUNSELLOR

DURING THIS TIME OF UNPRECEDENTED STRESS AND PRESSURE ON FAMILY LIFE

Contact: 95680151; 9.00 am - 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday

All calls charged at local rate

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Across the Hedgerow

We provide older, vulnerable or isolated members of the farming community with listening support and companionship via telephone calls during this unsettling time.

To avail of this service or to refer someone you care about please call Rural Suppor on our

   Freephone Helpline 08001381678                

                 or  86760040                               

            email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .                                   

More information is available at www.ruralsupport.org.uk; www.facebook.com/ruralsupport. Twitter: @ruralsupport

Helpline is available Mon-Fri from 9am-9pm with voicemail and support options available at all other times.

 

 

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Ballycastle Foodbank: 20769555; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

https://ballycastle.foodbank.org.uk/

 

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Drumalis

This year, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross and Passion is celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Elizabeth Prout, their founder.

Drumalis is hosting a series on Zoom lectures during the academic year 2020-2021 to mark that.

The next lectures are on January 14 with Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at the Vanderbilt University, Tennessee (on the subject “Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism”) and then on March 4 with Dom Christopher Jamison.

For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis 28276455 / 28272196 (during office hours Mon-Fri, 9 am - 5 pm)

or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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 “To Whom Shall We Go?”

Seeking Jesus in The Gospel of John Four-Part Course with Sr Pam Thimmes OSC Hosted by Drumalis Retreat & Conference Centre over 8 Zoom Sessions in 2020 and 2021

 

If you would like to book a place(s), please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We welcome credit and debit card payments during office hours – tel 028 28272196/ 28276455 (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm). Payment can also be made by bank transfer - bank details are: Name of Bank: Ulster Bank, Place of Bank: Larne Branch, A/C Name: Sisters of the Cross and Passion, A/C Number: A/C 10011910, Sort Code: 98-09-40

 

Dates: Part I Sat, 24 Oct & Sat, 31 Oct 2020 (by Zoom) - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part II Sat, 21 Nov & Sat, 28 Nov 2020 (by Zoom) - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part III Sat, 23 & Sat, 30 January 2021 (by Zoom) - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part IV Sat, 20 & Sat, 27 March 2021 (by Zoom) - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

 

About the course: The Gospel of John goes its own way in its portrayal of Jesus’ origins, ministry and engagement in life in the world. One scholar has referred to it as the ‘maverick’ Gospel, others note the role irony plays in Jesus’ interactions with various individuals and still others note the prominence women play in the Gospel.

Our study will look closely at the community from which this gospel comes, the images and symbols they employ to understand Jesus as the Word made flesh, what that means for developing Christianity and for our faith lives today, what discipleship means and costs, and how the Johannine Jesus, from the cross, gives us to each other. Come and see!

About the Facilitator: Sr Pam is a Poor Clare sister living at the Poor Clare Monastery in Faughart, Co Louth. She teaches Scripture in each of the Drumalis Adult Faith Development programmes and in the Permanent Diaconate programmes for several dioceses. Sr Pam is also an experienced and popular spiritual director and retreat leader, as well as a working photographer.

The cost of the course is £120 per person or £180 per household. A deposit of £30 is required to secure your place on the course. It may also be possible to take part in individual sessions - please contact Drumalis for details.

If you would like to book a place(s), please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it We welcome credit and debit card payments during office hours – tel 028 28272196/ 28276455 (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm). Payment can also be made by bank transfer - bank details are: Name of Bank: Ulster Bank, Place of Bank: Larne Branch, A/C Name: Sisters of the Cross and Passion, A/C Number: A/C 10011910, Sort Code: 98-09-40

For more information from Drumalis go to drumalis.co.uk

 

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Parish Graveyards,

Ballycastle, Ballintoy & Ballinlea.

The parish graveyards are owned and maintained

by the parishes for the use of their parishioners.

As a result of a number of recent enquiries and in the interest of providing clarity and ensuring consistency, the following rules will apply to all parishioners in respect of the use of the Parish Graveyards.

Regulations

1. A grave can only be allocated on the occasion of a death. Graves will be opened in a consecutive pattern dependent on condition and weather.

2. A grave may only be allocated by the Parish Priest or his nominees. It will be a single plot (8 feet six inches approx. x 4 feet)

3. Only one person will be registered as the custodian of the family grave. Each family should nominate a person (normally next of kin) to be responsible for the grave.

4. Permission must be granted by the named custodian of the grave and by the Parish Priest or his nominees before a grave shall be reopened.

5. Human remains shall not be removed from a grave unless ordered by legal requirement.

6. Before erecting a headstone in the cemetery, a drawing and script of the proposed memorial must be submitted to the Parish Priest or his nominees, c/o Parish office, Mon-Fri 9am-2pm. This also applies to subsequent additions or alterations to the headstone. The parish cannot accept liability for damage caused to graves or headstones.

7. All monumental sculptors (having been commissioned by the family member named in section 3) must contact the Parish Priest or his nominees before commencing any work to ensure the proper placing of headstones. These should be erected back to back and should be no more than 4 feet high and 3 feet 9 inches wide.

8. The erection or placing of pillars, railings, hoops or other structures, movable or immovable, on graves, for the purpose of enclosing them, is strictly prohibited and if erected will be removed at the family's expense.

9. To facilitate grave maintenance, no tree shrub or flowers may be planted; nor should any additional grave furniture be placed on the grave, and no false surfaces are to cover the grave. The headstone should be the sole monument. Bouquets and wreaths placed on the grave should be removed when faded, withered, broken or discoloured. (If this is not adhered to the grass may not be cut)

10. Only gravediggers approved of by the parish with adequate public liability insurance will be allowed to dig graves in the graveyard.

The purpose of these regulations is not to restrict the freedom of the users but rather to ensure that our Parish cemetery will be a testimony to our faith in the Resurrection and our reverence and respect for the dead.

These regulations will be effective from January 2019. The Parish reserves the right to vary these regulations at any time in the future whether by deletion, addition, or modification.

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Recently Ballycastle Graveyard records have gone online, and can be accessed by going to www.discovereverafter.com and by logging in with a username and password. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the records are accurate, if a mistake has been made please contact Fergal in the sacristy to rectify the error. The records have been taken mainly, but not entirely, from the headstones, and as some of the headstones only have a family name on them, the records may be incomplete, so if anyone can verify who was buried there, please do so.

Furthermore, as a result of regulatory changes arising from legislation in respect of the environment, an onerous financial burden has been added to the costs associated with the maintenance and management of the graveyards. Charges for the ongoing upkeep of the facilities have been escalating over recent years and very regrettably the parish is no longer in a position to fund all these incremental operating costs. In addition development work needs to be undertaken to deliver additional capacity. Therefore with effect from January 2019 a levy of £500 will be made on each burial undertaken.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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