Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
A warm welcome to all the friends and visitors to the Church of the Immaculate Heart. We are grateful for the help provided by Abbé Sean Kenney this past week. Tomorrow morning he will be returning to the seminary in Gricigliano, Italy. Do not forget to say good-by after Mass. You can also greet our new seminarian, Abbé Gary O’Brien. Abbé O’Brien is from Scotland and will be with us for the coming year. Welcome to Belfast Abbé!
Last Monday, 7 new deacons and 9 new subdeacons were ordained at the Institute’s seminary in Gricigliano. Among the new subdeacons is Abbé Andrea de Pascale. To mark the occasion we will be offering him a beautiful new alb. To contribute to this gift, please mark “alb” on your donation. Please keep all the seminarians in your prayers.
This Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are the autumn ember days. There are a set of three ember days (always Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday) for each season: spring, summer, fall, and winter. These are days when the Church encourages us to offer some extra penance and prayers both to sanctify the season, and to pray for vocations.
Please note that we will soon be making some small changes to the weekly schedule. Beginning in October, the Mass times on Wednesday and Thursday will be switched.
Wishing you a blessed week,