Calendar

Aug
22
Wed
World Meeting of Families 2018
Aug 22 – Aug 26 all-day
Sep
9
Sun
National Grandparents Pilgrimage
Sep 9 @ 2:30 pm
Sep
29
Sat
Healthcare Pastoral Visitors’ Course 2018
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm

Healthcare Pastoral visitors’ course 2018:

The next course run by the NI Healthcare Chaplains’ Association (NIHCA) and Edgehill College will run for 9 weeks beginning Thurs 27th September 2018 from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Edgehill College, Belfast. The course is aimed at lay people who are interested in healthcare pastoral visitation, either within the local church context or within a chaplaincy context, or who already visit healthcare facilities such as hospitals, hospices or residential/nursing homes as part of their church responsibilities.

Cost is £75, which includes materials and refreshments each night.

For further information and an application form contact:

Mrs Kay Irvine, College Administrator, Edgehill Theological College,

9 Lennoxvale, Belfast BT9 5BY

Email:  kirvine@edgehillcollege.org     Tel. (028) 9066 5870

 

 

Oct
8
Mon
Icon Painting Workshop
Oct 8 – Oct 13 all-day

Icon Painting Workshop
October 8-13  2018
Knock, Co Mayo, Ireland
Alexian Brothers Monastery
www.theodoreicons.com/knock

Oct
16
Tue
80th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Anthony’s Church, Belfast
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm

“80th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Anthony’s Church, Willowfield, Belfast.  The Parish Priest and Parishioners of St Anthony’s Parish, Willowfield, Belfast cordially invite you to the 80th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Anthony’s Church, Willowfield, Belfast. Tuesday 16th October 2018 at 7:30pm.  Concelebrated Mass with Bishop Noel Treanor DD, Bishop of Down and Connor, followed by a Reception in St Vincent’s Centre, Willowfield Avenue, Belfast.  RSVP by Saturday 29th September 2018 to Fr Henry McCann PP, St Anthony’s Presbytery, 3 Willowfield Crescent, Belfast, BT6 8HP.  Email: stanthonys@downandconnor.org or mobile 07740603643.”

 

 

 

Oct
18
Thu
RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Catholic Faith Community Welcomes and invites you:

  • if you would like to explore and enquire into the catholic faith with a view possibly of baptism…
  • if you would like to explore and enquire into what it is Catholics believe …
  • if you need to get a deeper understanding of your catholic faith…

 

  • if you are seeking to return to celebrating your faith

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PROMPTING YOU … and the RCIA is for you.

RCIA

RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and is for individuals from any faith background (and none) who want to explore and enquire into the catholic faith.

It is a weekly series of classes and discussion covering a wide range of aspects of the catholic faith. The weekly sessions last 1hr.30mins.

Participants on RCIA programmes come from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds. What they all have in common is that they felt the call of God urging them to change the direction of their lives.

RCIA is also for cradle Catholics who want a deeper understanding of their catholic faith and for Catholics who have lapsed from the practice of celebrating their faith and whom God is inviting to come back to him.

Ultimately, RCIA is a journey of faith exploration and development, culminating in the reception of the catechumens/candidates into the catholic community at Pentecost, if after their exploration and enquiry into the catholic faith the Holy Spirit inspires them to do so. (Catechumen participants are those who were never baptized. Candidate participants are those who were baptized into another faith denomination).

The RCIA begins at St. Mary’s, Chapel Lane on Thursday 18th October 2018.  Please contact Anne McCrossan ASAP to arrange a meeting and register. Tel: 02890 320482 or Email Fr Brian McCann: stlukes@downandconnor.org; or Fionnuala E Fionnuala.mclernon@btinternet.com

Please pass on the news of RCIA to others!!