St.Gerard’s Parish

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 :   andrew@wetidygraves.com

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.

www.katesproject.com   


REGISTERED WITH THE CHARITY COMMISSION FOR NORTHERN IRELAND NIC 103353







             





 







Copiosa apud eum Redemptio “With Christ there is Plentiful Redemption”

ST GERARD'S COMMUNITY

 FR KEVIN BROWNE C.Ss.R P.P/RECTOR

Fr Pat McLaughlin C.Ss.R C.C

Fr Brendan McConvery C.Ss.R C.C



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28th Feb 2021 ST GERARDS BULLETIN.pdf


                                               


Safeguarding Prayer

Fill our Hearts with compassion for the most    vulnerable in our society. May parents,  teachers and youth workers remain attentive to the needs of children and young people.

Lord in your mercy hear our prayer


28th Feb 2021 ST GERARDS BULLETIN.pdf

THE CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF NORTHERN IRELAND HAVE ISSUED A STATEMENT URGING PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME IN ORDER TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19.


Bishops said, “The clear message from health officials is that this situation is going to worsen significantly over the coming weeks.”


Bishops provided details of the precautions they have taken as a result of the current situation.


They said, “In light of our ongoing consultations and of the current serious and worsening situation, and in line with clear public health guidance that people should stay at home, we have decided that for a limited period , the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies should take place without the physical presence of the faithful – with the exception of marriage, funeral, baptismal liturgies and drive-in services (subject to regulations).


“Arrangements for recording and/or livestreaming, and making individual visits for private prayer are also permissible in accordance with regulations. We encourage parishes, where possible, to continue to broadcast the celebration of Mass – and other devotions and prayer services – online and on other media, knowing that faith and prayer can be a tremendous support to individuals and society during these difficult times.”


In conclusion, Bishops said, “We make this decision reluctantly, conscious that not being able to gather for public worship can cause pain for all the faithful, but in the hope that this limited period of sacrifice will be for the protection of life and health and for the greater good of all. We once more ask for prayers for the sick, the bereaved and all those whose livelihoods have been particularly impacted by the pandemic. We keep in our prayers all health workers, carers, chaplains and other essential workers. We welcome the announcement that a similar position is being taken by the leaders of the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and many other denominations and faith communities in response to the unequivocal message from public health authorities that as many people as possible stay at home at this time.”




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Plenary indulgence for year of St Joseph.pdf

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MASS TIMES

DURING THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ..           FATHER KEVIN AND FATHER PAT WILL CONTINUE TO   CELEBRATE MASS DAILY AT 9.30 ONLY AND IT CAN BE WATCHED LIVE  

VIA MCN MEDIA


WEEK 1  LENTEN REFLECTIONS

VOCATIONS 2021 POSTER.pdf

VOCATIONS 2021 POSTER