Archive for November, 2012

Christmas Bazaar

A date for your diary! The Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday 9th December in St.Joseph’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5.30pm.

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Thu, November 29 2012 »Past Items»

Advent Group for Young People

A group for young people aged 16-20+ in the parish during the weeks of Advent. Maybe you have questions about your faith or maybe you want to know more about your faith: either way it’s opportunity to come together in faith, friendship and fun! Beginning Sunday 2nd December at 7.30 in St Comgall’s.

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Thu, November 29 2012 »Past Items»

The Second Vatican Council and the Irish Church

The malaise of modern Irish Catholicism is its inability to take theology seriously, writes Fr Vincent Twomey SVD in The Irish Catholic 31st October, 2012
Asked how he got on at the Second Vatican Council, one Irish bishop is reported to have replied: “Well, it was really all a bit of a waste of time. They talked about nothing but theology.” To what extent this comment reflected the general attitude of Irish bishops who attended the Council, I am unable to judge. But the remark would seem to reflect the general attitude of Irish clerics to theology then as now: a waste of time. This is one of the main reasons, it seems to me, why in Ireland the Council failed to achieve the renewal that Blessed Pope John XXIII had hoped to promote when he surprised the world by calling an Ecumenical [i.e. Universal] Council.

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Mon, November 19 2012 »Past Items»

The Church will emerge from crisis, but there needs to be changes.

The Irish Catholic
The Church in Ireland needs to put a lot more energy into communication says Baroness Nuala O’Loan.
Much has been written and said about the current state of communication in the Church in Ireland over the past years. Communication is the necessary process through which we, as individuals, interact with one another as members of the Church.

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Mon, November 19 2012 »Past Items»

Burial is a sacred issue for people

The Irish Catholic
We need a campaign to have human remains in storage buried with dignity says Sarah Carey

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Mon, November 19 2012 »Past Items»

Obama win leaves US bishops in disarray.

Michael Sean Winters – 17 November 2012 The Tablet

A meeting of the US bishops this week exposed divisions over whether they should continue their dispute with President Barack Obama’s administration following his re-­election for a second term.

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Mon, November 19 2012 »Past Items»

Rush to judgement in Irish miscarriage tradegy

Catholic World News
Irish columnist David Quinn points out that very little is known about the medical details surrounding the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, who died of septicemia after complications in pregnancy. But one thing that is clear, Quinn shows, is that the public uproar blaming her death on Catholic teaching is misguided. Neither Church teaching nor Irish law would have required doctors to send the young woman home when she was undergoing a painful miscarriage and her life was in danger.

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Fri, November 16 2012 »Past Items»

NOTICE OF MEETING IN ST JOSEPHS

There will be a meeting in St Joseph’s Church on Tuesday 27th November at 7.30pm. The
purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibility of renovating the Church.
All parishioners are welcome to attend.

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Fri, November 16 2012 »Past Items»

CAR PARKING NOTICE ST JOSEPHS AND ST COMGALLS

You are asked not to park at the front of St. Joseph’s Parochial House. Last week the priest was not able to get his car out during the 5.30pm Vigil Mass and could not attend to his duties on time.

The PSNI have advised that parishioners who park on the footpath in front of St.Comgall’s
while attending Church are liable to prosecution.

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Fri, November 16 2012 »Parish Notices»

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

The Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday 9th December in St. Joseph’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5.30pm. It is hoped that this will be an enjoyable social occasion for the Parish Community of all ages.

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Fri, November 16 2012 »Past Items»