Parish of Portglenone

Diocese of Down and Connor

Welcome to the Parish of Portglenone

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Portglenone is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It lies 8.5 miles west of Ballymena.

 

The Church of Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculate and Parochial House are located at 12 Ballymena Road, Portglenone.

 

Please take time to browse our site, parish

information can be found below and we can be contacted as follows:

 

Tel: 028 2582 1218

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PARISH OFFICE HOURS ARE: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 1:30pm.

 

Information regarding helping the Parish financially through our Collections can be found in the Gift Aid section or by clicking here.

 

NOTICES THIS WEEK – 19th February - 25th February

 

Mass Times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday @ 9:30am. Friday @ 7pm.

Vigil @ 6pm. Sunday morning @ 11am.

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Friday 6pm – 7pm.

 

Eucharistic Adoration will continue on Wednesday’s during Lent from 10am – 9pm.

Last Thursday the Blessed Sacrament was left unattended for a period of time, I consider this to be a very serious matter. I ask people to fill in a rota covering every hour. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME FOR THE CLOSING OF THE EXPOSITION IS NOW @ 9PM.

 

LENTEN PRAYER EVENINGS

I INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART IN THE LENTEN PRAYER EVENINGS EVERY TUESDAY @ 7:30PM.

LET US PREPARE OURSELVES TO CELEBRATE THE GREAT EVENTS OF HOLY THURSDAY, GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY. EVERY TUESDAY OF LENT WE WILL REFLECT ON THE LAST WEEK OF THE LIFE OF OUR LORD.

THIS TUESDAY EVERYONE PRESENT WILL HAVE THEIR HANDS ANOINTED WITH PERFUMED OIL REMEMBERING THE PERFUME MARY MAGDALEN POURED OVER THE HEAD OF JESUS AS PREPARATION FOR HIS BURIAL.

 

LENTEN PIONEER PLEDGE

Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Why not take this opportunity to perhaps help yourself or someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem by offering your sacrifice for freedom from addiction? Please consider taking the short-term Lenten Pledge and make a difference to someone’s life. Register your pledge with local Pioneers and say the daily Prayer.

Prayer: “ I promise in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink until the end of Lent.”

 

GIFT PROGRAMME

THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL are trying to establish the ‘GIFT PROGRAMME’ in the Parish. The Gift Programme is for current 1st Year (Year 8) and is a six week programme which consists of games, crafts, talks, prayer and reflection. The programme wil begin on Friday 23rd Feb 2018 7pm – 8:30pm and will continue every Friday night for six weeks and will take place in the Monastery Guest House. We hope all current Year 8 pupils from the Parish will attend and we look forward to seeing you. PARENTS NEED TO FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM ON THE FIRST EVENING.

 

PASTORAL COMMUNITY FORUM

The Pastoral Community Forum meets in Antrim on Tuesday 20th February @ 7:30pm. The Pastoral consists of members from the Parishes of Antrim, Randalstown, Portglenone, Duneane & Ballyclare. They will meet regularly to implement combined Pastoral programmes for our Parishes.

 

MEETING THIS WEEK

The Parish Finance Committee will meet on Monday 19th Feb @ 7:30pm in the Loft.

St. Josephs Young Priests Society will say the Rosary for Vocations during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament prior to the 7pm Mass on Friday 23rd followed by their Monthly meeting.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

Please take note of the application forms for the Lourdes Pilgrimage on the Notice Board at the back of the Church.

 
FAMILY PRAYER FOR WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018
 
God, Our Father,
We are brother and sisters in Jesus your Son,
one family in the spirit of your love.
Make us patient and kind, gentle and generous, welcoming to those in need.
Help us to live your forgiveness and peace.
Protect all families with your loving care, especially for those for whom we now pray.
(We pause and remember family members and others by name).
Increase our faith, strengthen our hope, keep us safe in your love, make us always grateful for the gift of life we share.
This we ask through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Mary, mother and guide, pray for us.
St. Joseph, father and protector, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Louis and Zelie, pray for us. Amen.

 

 

Baptisms: Contact the Parish Office to arrange.

Weddings: Contact the Parish Office, 6 Months Notice must be given..

Funerals: Requiem Masses by arrangement.

Months Mind/Anniversary Masses will be accommodated during Parish Masses.

Holy Days of Obligation/Christmas & Easter Services/First Confessions/First Communions/Confirmations – further information will be provided at a later date.

Many Thanks

 

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