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.
Independent Catholic News
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.
Pope Benedict XVI has completed a weekend visit to Lebanon, where he appealed for an end to the war in neighbouring Syria and greater religious freedom and peaceful coexistence throughout the volatile Middle East.
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.
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
Interested in a bilingual education for your child? There will be a meeting in Tannaghmore Primary School on Monday 1st October 2012 at 7.30pm.
For further information contact the school on 028 2589 8086
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.
The annual street collection for St Vincent De Paul will be on 4th, 5th and 6th October. Volunteers are needed. If you are able to give 1 or 2 hours on any of these dates please either ring 07508549597 or 07508549598 and leave your contact details. Thank you.
The Down and Connor Committee would like to invite you to a Day of Reflection on the Eucharist given by Fr Albert McNally and Monsignor Sean Connolly.
VENUE: Ballymena Parish Centre. DATE: Saturday 29th September 2012, TIME 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Beginning Experience resumes from 19th September 2012 every Wednesday from 8.00pm – 10.00pm in St Bride’s Hall, 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Malone Road, Belfast. Residential weekend: 22nd – 24th Feb 2013 at Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne. For further information please contact Phil Tel: 028 9020 7645, Geraldine 028 9083 3329 or Marie 07542070835.