22nd October 2017 Bulletin
Miscellaneous Notices


Sacraments (First Confession, First Holy Communion & Confirmation): Children attending St John the Baptist P.S., Presentation P.S. and Ballyoran P.S. are prepared for these Sacraments in school and by participation in Parish Programmes.
Parents/Guardians of children attending other schools who are of age, are living in Drumcree Parish and would like to receive these Sacraments in 2018 are asked to leave their details in either sacristy by Sunday 5th November so that a proper preparation course can be organised for them.

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed:
Thursday 2nd November in St. John the Baptist Church at 7pm. We will especially remember those who have died since 1st November 2016 and whose funeral Mass was celebrated in this Parish. During this Mass, a red candle will burn in the Sanctuary in memory of each deceased person. Afterwards, the candle may be taken home or placed on the family grave. Anyone who has had their funeral Mass or burial in this Parish within the last year and has not received a letter from us, please leave details in the Sacristy if you would like to be a part of this Mass.

Bereavement Day
Dromantine offers a day’s reflection on Saturday, 18th November 2017 for those bereaved after the death of someone close to them. It begins with registration at 9.30am and ends with Mass at 5pm for those who wish to avail of it.
The day should help people in grief to move towards acceptance of their loss, and free them up to enjoy a fuller quality of life. The process will be facilitated by two chaplains from Newry hospice, Mercy Sister Fiona Galligan and Presbyterian Minister, Graham Stockdale.
Costs are £30.00 or €35.00. Booking necessary: Email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 028 3082 1964. Click HERE to visit the Dromantine Website for more information. 

Trocaire: Are you interested in volunteering and becoming part of something really worthwhile?
Trócaire is looking for Parish volunteers in the Armagh Archdiocese to help raise awareness of the challenges facing the world’s poorest communities and the difference being made by support from Ireland. For more information email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Armagh Diocesan Charasmatic Renewal Executive present an evening of celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Catholic Charasmatic Renewal on Friday 10th November at 7pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. The Celebrant will be Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Afterwards, there will be a celebration meal in the Armagh City Hotel at 8.30pm. Meal Tickets are £25.
For further information, contact Bernadette 028 3885 2284 or Seamus 07801299312.

Hospital Visitation by Parish Clergy
If you would like a Priest of the Parish to visit a parishioner who is in hospital, you need to inform one of the Priests, providing them with the person's name and their EXACT LOCATION in the hospital.