All Ireland Rosary Rally at Knock Shrine 1st June 2024

We are happy to announce that the Annual All Ireland Rosary Rally is scheduled to take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday 1st June 2024. It is an occasion to celebrate with families and friends our belief in the power of prayer.  Father Patrick Peyton, the Rosary Priest, a native of Attymass inspired this annual event. His call was for families to be bound together in love through family prayer with the phrase ‘The Family that Prays Together Stays Together’. The power of prayer can connect us and bring peace in our troubled times. ‘A world at Prayer is a world at peace’. In line with the vision of the Rosary Priest, the Father Patrick Peyton Memorial Centre was established at Attymass in 1998. Since then, we continue to foster and promote his ministry of prayer and spiritual renewal for families. The...
Read More

Called to Be a Monk? A Monastic Come and See Day Sunday 23rd June 2024 Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey 10am – 5pm

A Monastic Come and See Day Sunday 23rd June 2024 Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey 10am - 5pm Very often, even if we feel sure that we have some calling or vocation to priestly or religious life, we don’t take that first step by ourselves - we need someone else to ask the question! We monks at the Cistercian Monastery of Our Lady of Bethlehem, in Portglenone, County Antrim, want to invite men between the ages of 20 and 50 to join us for a day at the Abbey. The day will have a very simple format. Beginning at 10am with a talk and time for discussion and questions; a light lunch; some quiet time; and a tour of the Abbey. This is a day which will seek to provide contact, reflection, immersion and beginning. Perhaps it’s the question that you have been waiting for someone...
Read More

Magheradroll Stained Glass windows Talk Saturday 28th April at 11am

The Parish of Magheradroll, Ballynahinch, Co Down, invites you to a talk on: The Stained Glass Windows (1936) from the Harry Clarke-Stained Glass Studios, Dublin in Church of Christ the King, Drumaness, on Saturday 27th April 2024 at 11am. The talk will be given by the art historian, Miss Ruth Sheehy MLitt. (Author of the monograph on "The life and Work of Richard King: Religion, Nationalism and Modernism").  Tea and Coffe will be served in the adjoining church hall from 10.15am – All Welcome ...
Read More

Parish Conversations Wednesday 17th April Newtownards Parish Centre

PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE—PARISH CONVERSATIONS.  What do we need to do to sustain a vibrant and welcoming parish? How can we reach out to support young people and their families? How can we listen and respond to the real needs of our parishioners? How is Christ Jesus asking us to serve one another at this time? – Join us to discuss these questions and more as we plan the future of the Parish together. Your voice matters. Be part of the conversation. Venue: St Patrick’s Newtownards Parish Centre, Wednesday 17th April at 7pm. ...
Read More