Good news: our new team of altar servers will begin to serve Mass next Saturday at the 6.00 pm Mass. Thanks to Rose and Sharon, our safeguarding representatives, who have prepared the children for this new adventure.
Please note: On Saturday nights access to the sacristy will be through the alternative entrance on the far side of the sanctuary. This is in accordance with safeguarding regulations.
Novena for the Holy Souls
From 2nd to 10th November. All Masses during this period are for the Holy Souls. There are no individual Mass intentions on those days.
Masses for those who died this past year
The 10.00 am and 12 noon Masses today are offered for all those who died in the past year. Families are invited to come to this Mass and to light a candle in memory their loved one. These candles are available at the entrances to the church. Proceed to the altar and leave the lighted candle on the altar rails.
Blessing of the graves in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Tory Top Road, will take place today, 5th November, at 2.30 pm. You are asked to bring a container for holy water. Holy water will be blessed during the ceremony and you can bring some of this water to your family grave for the blessing.
You are invited to come to the parish centre to meet and chat after the Mass on this Tuesday, 7th November. Tea and coffee will be served.
Ministers of the Word
The faith formation team of the diocese is organizing an afternoon of reflection, formation, and spiritual nourishment for current Ministers of the Word in our family of parishes. It will take place on Saturday next, 11th November from 2.00-4.00 pm. It will be held in the parish centre in Douglas: access through the sacristy entrance of St Columba’s Church. Please inform Christine or Maeve of your intention to attend as the organizers need to know the numbers as they will offer refreshments.
Recent Deaths in the Diocese:
We remember Fr Tim O’Sullivan and Fr Criostoir McDonald who have died. Requiescant in pace.