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NORMAL SUNDAY PARISH MASS TIMES
Sunday Mass Times as follows:
Carrickfergus  11.30 am    Whitehead  9.30 am
Vigil Mass Carrickfergus only - Saturday 6pm
(No Sunday evening Masses)




Carrickfergus




Whitehead
 

   
Why come to Mass?

(and there's more)

Carrickfergus Centering Prayer
(Posted Jan 2014)

Benignus O’Rourke tells us in his book, Finding Your Hidden Treasure, that,“The deepest communion with God comes through silence. There is a form of prayer where we do nothing, where we sit in stillness and silence. We abandon all words and reflection and we rest. We put ourselves in God’s hands and wait in silence to let God’s Spirit pray in us”.  THIS IS KNOWN AS CENTERING PRAYER.

Click here for news, upcoming events and contact details

 



Down and Connor Diocesan Congress
Waterfont Hall, Belfast, Saturday 28th September 2013
(Posted August 2013)

Speakers include:
Peter Mc Verry SJ:
Faith that does Justice
Breda O'Brien:
Passing on the Faith
Bishop Alan Abernethy:
Reconciliation, the Gospel Story and my Story
Elizabeth Davies:
Church, Everybody's welcome
Jim Deeds & John Colgan:
Co-responsibility, a Parish Reality


Evening Concert headlined by: 'The Priests'

For more details visit 
'Living Church Website'  (click to visit)

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PARISH CELL GROUPS
(Posted August 2013)

Everyone welcome.

Parish Cell System of Evangelisation

Dates of forthcoming parish cell meetings:

Wed 19th February 2014
Wed 12th February
Wed 26th March
Wed 9th April

If you are interested in finding out more about parish cells or would like to come & see what happens at a cell meeting please speak with or phone:

Margaret Webb   07779729505
Patsy Bell   02893368043
Matt Monaghan   07442229303
Tommy Mone   07713849471
Marie Mone   02893362511
Margaret Barry   02893366329
Kathleen Galvin   02893361822
Linda Mellon   07786922525
Anne McFerran   02893368204



 


THE PARISH  HOSTED NATIONAL CELL SEMINARS IN 2011 and 2012
Click here for photographs

 




What are Parish Cells?


"Lord, we give You thanks for
the beautiful gift of life
you have given us.
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PARISH RETREAT IN DRUMALIS CENTRE, LARNE
(Posted August 2013)

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th September 2013

Cost £60
Contact Ruth Bates Tel:028 93378958

 

 



Centering Prayer
(Posted August 2013)

CENTERING PRAYER
“The deepest communion with God comes through silence. There is a form of prayer where we do nothing, where we sit in stillness and silence. We abandon all words and reflection and we rest. We put ourselves in God’s hands and wait in silence to let God’s Spirit pray in us”.
('Your Hidden Treasure' by Benignus O’Rourke)

For more information please contact:

Patsy Bell,
Tel. 9336 8043
Email: bellpat92@yahoo.co.uk
or
Lorna McIlwaine,
Tel: 07905180063
Email: lornamcilwaine@yahoo.co.uk
 



Centering Prayer Support Group
Next meeting:

Sunday 25th August
in St. Colman's Church
Larne Road, Carrickfergus
7pm


Building an Ethical and Shared Future

Restoring community together

(Posted January 2013)


Six Tuesdays (7-30pm)
5th February until 12th March 2013

Carrickfergus Town Hall
(Dobbs Room )


Full Course Registration
Waged- £10
Unwaged £5
(payable at door)

Facilitators:
Dr. Johnston McMaster and Dr. Cathy Higgins

More info: carrickferguschurchforum@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18th -25th January 2013



hosted in:

GATEWAY CHURCH, CARRICKFERGUS
Tuesday 22nd January 2013
8pm


This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity came to us born out of the great injustices against the marginalized, politically under-represented, economically exploited and culturally subjugated Christian Dalit’s that make up almost 80% of Indian Christians in South India. They have reflected upon their own context and offer to us a theme that calls us to respond to the obligations to act justly in the world taken from Micah 6.6-8. Our focus for prayer meditations and worship liturgy material was adapted by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.  

Visit the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website: http://ctbi.org.uk/

Local clergy and worship team led our united congregations in a celebration of our Christian Unity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOWN & CONNOR 'LIVING CHURCH' OFFICE OPEN FOR BUSINESS  NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
(Posted May 2012)
 

In 2010 Bishop Treanor initiated the start of the 'Living Church' journey with the council of priests as together they began to explore the vision and way forward for the Diocese.  From the outset of the process it was recognised that there was a need to listen and Fr Alan McGuckian was engaged in creating a listening forum for the Priests of the Diocese and from this came the resounding message to listen to religious & laity.

The commitment of the Diocese to the 'Living Church' is confirmed by the establishment of the 'Living Church' office who are charged with implementing the recommendations of the 'Living Church' report and preparing a 5 year Diocesan Pastoral Plan which will be presented at the Diocesan Congress in 2013

Click here to visit the 'Living Church Website'


   See also the NEW Down and Connor Living Youth website!
 


 



Advent Celebration
(Posted December 2012)

To begin a short series of events to celebrate Advent, all parishioners are invited to attend on

Monday 10th December 8 pm
St Nicholas’ Church

For an evening of music, thoughtful reflection and more.

Theme: "Hope in anticipation of the birth of Jesus"
May we all come together to celebrate our faith during Advent.








Annual Parish Mass for the Bereaved

St Nicholas’ Church
Friday 14 December 7 pm

If you are a parishioner and one of your relatives died in 2012, outside our Parish, please fill out the sheet in the porch if you would like a candle for the Mass - before 8th December.

 


CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY

The YPC are holding a Christmas Family Day in
St Nicholas’ hall on Sunday 9th December

directly after 11:30 Mass.


Children can make tree decorations and Christmas crafts, while the adults can enjoy music, snacks, hot drinks and browse for gift ideas.


We’re even expecting a special visit from Santa!

We will be selling Christmas cards which are hand made, as well as gifts, food and Trocaire’s Global Gifts. All proceeds are in aid of Trocaire, SVdP and the Capuchen Day Centre for the homeless in Dublin


 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS DINNER

Sun 9 Dec 1. 30 pm

Clarion Hotel
Non-pensioners £15
Pensioners small donation accepted

Good food and good craic - if you think you’d like to join us, just give your name to one of our members.


 

ST NICHOLAS' NEW YEAR'S EVE CHRISTMAS PARTY

Possibly the best New Year’s Eve you’ll ever have!

Mon 31 December 2012
The Imperial Suite,
Clarion Hotel

Dinner/dancing to hits of the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s

£25 per person - Tickets are limited.
Contact Bill Webb at 9335 1100

 

ST NICHOLAS' PTA
CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHT AND PYJAMA PARTY


Fri 7 Dec 6.30 pm - 9 pm

"Thank you for your support."

We would like to thank everyone who supported the cake sales at Carrickfergus and Whitehead and our Ladies’ Night. We raised £550, which will go to buying resources for the school.


 





Inter-Church Prayer & Fellowship Meeting

The next bi-monthly meeting is planned for

Tuesday 4 December 8 pm

St Nicholas’ RC Church
with by Fr Anthony Curran.

Tea, coffee and mince pies provided. Everyone welcome.

Greenisland’s monthly prayer fellowship is normally on the first Monday, rotating among the Methodist, Presbyterian, St Colman’s RC and Church of the Holy Name (C of I) - please confirm dates with your minister.



 
 
THE AUTUMN CLUB - HOLIDAY IN KILLARNEY
(Posted April2012)

Gleneagle Hotel
Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th September 2012

£279 per person sharing HB
Insurance £14

Contact:
Joy Rankin, Tel: 9336 3058  or
Mary Carton, Tel: 9336 1367

 

 


 

CARRICK PARISH YOUTH CENTRE
(Posted August 2012)

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"Sleep Over and Fun Night"
Sat 11th August     8pm - 8am
13 years and over
Open to Youth Centre members and guests ONLY


ALSO...
Annual Trip to Donegal 26th August
8.00 am to 10.00 pm (approx)
Departure from Youth Centre
Open to Youth Centre members but spare places may be available for non-members aged 11 to 17.

For details check out web-site www.carrickparishyc.co.uk
or call into the Youth Centre on Thursdays 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm

 



Carrick Parish
Youth Centre
 




PATHWAYS - EXPLORING LIFE, FAITH AND MINISTRY

(Posted Agust 2012)
Pathways is a two-year diocesan adult faith development programme held in Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, which runs from October to June each year.  It offers space for reflection and discussion about life, faith and ministry.  It is held monthly on nine Saturdays from 10am - 4:30pm

Enrolling now for 2012 to 2014 intake

For further information
 
Tel: 028 28272196  or  028 28276455
or
email:  maura@drumalis.co.uk