Monthly Archives: January 2012

Father Malachy’s Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

God of my life, I welcome this new day.

It is your gift to me – it is the first day of the rest of my life.

I thank you for the gift of being alive this morning.

I thank you for the sleep that has refreshed me.

I thank you for the chance to make a new beginning.

Lord this day is full of promise and opportunity:

Help me to waste none of it.

This day is full of mystery of the unknown:

Help me to face it without any worries.

During this day, may I become

– a more thoughtful person,

– a more prayerful person,

– a more forgiving person

– a more generous and kindly person.

Lord, bless this day for all of us.


Beginning Experience

The support group meets every Wednesday in St Bride’s Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone Road, Belfast  from 8.00-10.00pm. For further information please contact Phil on 02890 207 645 or Geraldine on 0290 833 329 or Marie on 07542 070 835

St Joseph’s St V de Paul Christmas Appeal

As a result of your great generousity, families were provided with substantial hampers and children received large sacks of beautiful toys. Also during the month of December many families were given fuel to help heat their homes over the recent cold spell (the amount spent on this was £1830).

We would like to thank St Benedict’s school, Jolly Tots Nursery and Antrim Lyons for their donations of hampers.

Our Church Door Collection and other donations amounted to £4,909.30.

Thank you all so much for your wonderful kindness.

Welcome to Rev Conor McGrath

A native of St Mary’s on the Hill Parish, Glengormley, he hopes to serve in the Diocese of Down & Connor.

Conor will be assisting in our Parish over the next few months and we are delighted to welcome him this weekend.

St Comgall’s St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

‘As a result of your generousity to the Church Door Collections and Donations, the amount raised was £5,131.

‘We helped 108 families and distributed the sum of £5,940 together with 31 food hampers and 737 new presents to children and their parents.

‘We would also like to thank St Benedict’s College for their generous donation of food hampers. A big thank you for all your donations.

Our Annual Thanksgiving Mass is on Monday 9th January 2012 at 7.00pm. Tea will be served after Mass.

All welcome.’