Holy Family Church
Interior Holy Family
Interior St. Mary's Stewartstown
Ss. Mary & Joseph's, Brackaville

Fr Paul Byrne P.P.

16th September 2014

Volunteers for The Zambia Outreach Mission Team 2015 have been selected from the recent meeting which was held in Fr. Paul’s house and a standby list has been drawn up.  If anyone would like to be added to the standby list please contact Fr. Paul for further details.  The 2015 visit will take place from 1-18th July.  So far, the local parish priest and one of the parish sisters has indicated that they will pay a visit to us in August 2015 and perhaps be accompanied by one or two members of their parish pastoral council.

New Parish Deacon.
On Sunday 14th September, the new primate Archbishop Eamon Martin ordained 5 married men as permanent deacons for service in the archdiocese.  Among them was Kevin Duffy from Clonoe parish who will serve in Magherafelt and Malachy McElmeel, from Armagh, was ordained for service here in our own parish.  He will take up his ministry in the parish at the end of this month.

 

What can/does a deacon do?  Malachy is a fully ordained minister and will perform baptisms, marriages and funerals, in the same way a priest can do, without the celebration of Mass, but with a service of readings and distribution of Holy Communion where appropriate.  He will preach sermons and assist at Mass and lead other liturgies such as Benediction. Malachy will also be involved in pastoral work in the parish.

He is a husband, father and grandfather and this weekend he will celebrate the baptism of his newest grandson, Fionn.  We welcome him wholeheartedly to the parish team and wish him God’s abundant blessings as he begins his ministry among us.

Sponsors

  • Thank you for your generosity to our repair fund

    Holy Family Church Roof Repair Fund
  • Zambia Education Sponsorship £30pa

Zambia Outreach Project

Zambia Outreach Project

THE PARISH ZAMBIA OUTREACH PROJECT was established in July 2012 in conjunction with the local charity, ‘Another Pair Of Hands’.

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ZAMBIA EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP

ZAMBIA EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THE EDUCATION OF A CHILD IN ZAMBIA GO TO www.zamed.org.uk

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Contacting The Parish

Contacting The Parish

If your would like to get in touch please contact the Parish Office: 028 87740221 or email us.
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