Faith and Life Convention
Sep 29 all-day
Faith and Life Convention @ Our Lady and St Patrick's College

Bishop Treanor invites you to attend our fifth Faith and Life Convention on Saturday, 29 September 2018 in Our Lady and St Patrick’s College, Knock, Belfast.

Doors open at 8.45am with registration taking place from 9:00am. The Convention begins at 10:00am.

The Faith and Life Convention is a forum for people from across the diocese, and beyond, to gather together and to take part in a range of conversations about the meaning of faith and its relevance to every area of our lives. This year we are delighted to welcome Cardinal Cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B. as our keynote speaker.

In the afternoon each delegate will have the opportunity to take part in two workshops from a range of twenty seven. The workshops fill up quickly so it’s best to book now!

Perhaps the best part of the day is the pleasure of meeting up with a great crowd of committed people from all over the diocese and beyond.

Online booking is available at:  

Cost per delegate £20.00

We look forward to seeing you on 29 September 2018

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:     Tel. (028) 9066 5870



Marriage Encounter Weekend
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day
Marriage Encounter Weekend



The next Marriage Encounter Weekend will be held in Dromantine Conference Centre, Newry on 5th -7th October 2018.


For more information and / or booking visit  or call 028 7135 9612 or (087) 784 0408.


Icon Painting Workshop
Oct 8 – Oct 13 all-day

Icon Painting Workshop
October 8-13  2018
Knock, Co Mayo, Ireland
Alexian Brothers Monastery

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: or mobile 07740603643.”




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



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:; or Fionnuala E

Please pass on the news of RCIA to others!!

Catholic Young Adult Conference
Oct 20 all-day

There will be a Catholic Young Adult Conference at QUB Catholic Chaplaincy on Saturday October 20th from 10am to 5.00pm

 Brilliant talks and workshops on how to be a courageous Catholic in today’s world.

 Speakers include Fr Andrew Black, Fr Conor McDonough and Maria Steen.

 Cost: £10 inc. lunch. For ages 18-40. To book a place call 07753379110 or email