NIGERIA: Security Crackdown Long Overdue says Archbishop

Independent Catholic News
September 26, 2012
Commenting on Sunday’s bomb blast which left three people dead and more than 40 injured, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos criticised President Goodluck Jonathan’s regime of ineffective intelligence gathering and a failure to root out the perpetrators.
The government in Nigeria has failed “to get on top of the security situation”, according to the leader of the country’s Catholics, who has issued a strongly worded criticism of the regime following the latest deadly attack on Sunday churchgoers.

MIDDLE EAST PEACE DEPENDS ON CHRISTIAN PRESENCE

By John Newton Independent Catholic News
September 25, 2012
Only a strong Christian presence in the Middle East can restore peace in the region, according to a priest from Lebanon speaking in Scotland. This was the message Maronite Fr Samer Nassif gave to the more than 180 people who gathered in the hall of St Mirin’s Cathedral, Paisley on the evening of Thursday 20 September.

COMMISSIONING OF THE PARISH PARTORAL COUNCIL

Commissioning of the Parish Pastoral Council takes place on Wedneday 3rd October 2012 in St Joseph’s Church at 7.00pm. The evening begins with a service of prayer and commissioning of the pastoral council in St Joseph’s Church, followed by refreshments in the hall. We would like as many parishioners as possible to attend and look forward to seeing you at the commissioning.

Sacramental Preparation

Parents whose children attend non-catholic schools, are asked to contact the parish office as soon as possible if they wish their children to enrol for reception of the sacraments of First Penance, First Holy Communion or Confirmation

Connor Region Pioneer Council

The next meeting of the Connor Regional Pioneer Council will be held on Tuesday 2nd October in the Conference Room adjacent to Glenravel Parochial House. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and all Pioneers are warmly invited to come along and share their views on the way forward for the Pioneer Association.