ST GERARD COMMUNITY OF
FR GERRY, FR PAT AND FR BRENDAN WELCOMES YOU TO THE PARISH WEBSITE
On these pages you will be able to access information on upcoming events within the area:involving the church,community hall, the primary/nursery school and
also local sports clubs.
Tidy Graves Service
Are you are finding it hard to keep your loved ones graves looking well? We offer a service to clean & tidy graves and maintain them all year round. Contact Andrew on 02890 292140 or
0771 8282816 www.wetidygraves.com
Or email : firstname.lastname@example.org
S P R E D
St Gerard’ s SPRED Group are recruiting male/female volunteers to join our happy caring group. No qualifications are necessary—all training will be provided. If interested contact Margaret 0781 748 1017 or Ursula 0775 127 3791
Kate’s Project Trust
Reaching out to the poor and vulnerable in the slums of Pattaya Thailand, this education-centred charity has been helping children with schooling and providing essential foods for ten years now.
REGISTERED WITH THE CHARITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND NIC 103353
PARISH SECRETARY: Kathleen Mannion
MON-FRI 1.00pm - 5.00pm eMAIL:email@example.com Telephone: 02890 774 833
St Gerard's Parish, 722 Antrim Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT36 7PG
ST GERARD'S COMMUNITY
Fr Gerard Cassidy C.Ss.R P.P/RECTOR
Fr Pat McLaughlin C.Ss.R C.C
Fr Brendan McConvery C.Ss.R C.C
MON-SAT 09.30 AM THURS NOVENA 7.30 PM
SAT/ VIGIL MASS 6.30 PM
SUN 9.30 AM 11.30 AM & 7.00PM
St Gerard’s Friendship Club (Senior Citizens) : meets every Tuesday 11.30am—2.00pm in the Community Centre. New members welcome—if interested call @ Community Centre any Tuesday or contact Parish Office 90774833 (1to 5pm)
Bishop Noel Treanor, has written a Pastoral Letter “To Follow Jesus Closely” on Priesthood and Vocational discernment. In it he invites us to pray for an increase in Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life. He encourages us to contribute to a culture which supports young people to listen, discern and live God’s call in their lives.
Copies of the letter will be distributed at the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses. Please take one and reflect on its themes with your loved ones. For information; visit vocationsdownandconnor.org
Fr. Kevin McGuckien 02890614567
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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS NOTICE :
St Gerard’s, as part of the Diocese of Down & Connor, operates in accordance with the Diocesan Privacy Notice—
a copy is displayed on the Notice Board and on the website..
St Gerard’s has a webcam therefore, “Live Streams” all Church Services. This is a convenience for those parishioners, and others, who cannot attend due to age, disability or distance. In order to protect the privacy of all attending the Church, Live Streaming only effects the first 4 rows so the rest of the Church is effectively a “No Video” zone.
Communion will be distributed from the front as usual and then from the middle of Church.
Consent forms will be issued to the following :
1 Altar Servers—forms will be signed by parent/guardian if under 13
2 Ministers of the Eucharist
4 For Baptisms, Weddings and funerals.
St Gerard’s Annual Solemn Novena
In honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Begins on Friday 26th April until Monday 4th May.
Fr Denis Luddy CSsR &
Ms Helena Connolly ( Esker Mission Team)