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Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin – 2020.05.24

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin – 2020.05.24

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

    Alleluia! The church is open again! Come and pray, and give thanks to God. Come adore our Blessed Lord in the tabernacle. He is waiting for you.

On this Sunday between the Ascension and Pentecost Holy Mother Church encourages us to meditate on the disciples gathered around our Blessed Mother in the upper room. Obedient to our Lord’s instructions, they were waiting for the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete, Whom our Lord had promised to send.… Read More

Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reopens

Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reopens

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

     We have great news!  At long last, the church will once more be open to the public. While we cannot celebrate Mass publicly just yet, the Church of the Immaculate Heart will be open for private prayer every day of the week, except Wednesdays, from 11 am – 5 pm. On Wednesdays, the church will be open from 9 am – 1 pm. … Read More

Reopening of Churches

Reopening of Churches

Last week, the NI Executive outlined a five-step recovery plan with the gradual and phased easing of restrictions that had been placed upon movement and public gatherings in response to Covid-19. This phased recovery plan is welcomed by all as a sign of hope and progression in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

The tentative steps outlined by the NI Executive in this recovery plan have been possible only through the ongoing heroic and professional efforts of healthcare workers to safeguard public health and save lives.… Read More

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin – 2020.05.17

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin – 2020.05.17

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,    Please continue to pray that our churches may be opened again as soon as possible! When the church is allowed to reopen, we will need volunteers to help clean and watch the church. Those interested in helping should contact Canon Heppelle.  

This Thursday is the Feast of the Ascension. The Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday leading up to Ascension Thursday are called the Rogation days.
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Mary’s Month

Mary’s Month

For Catholics May is the month of special devotion to Our Lady. We can’t come together in the church this year, but perhaps we could bring back the tradition of a May altar at home? In this video Fr Damian explains more about May altars, sets up one in the parochial house and talks about the scriptural foundation for doing so. May God bless us and Our Lady protect us this May.… Read More

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin 26th of March 2020

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin 26th of March 2020

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,    
“I am the Good Shepherd” our Blessed Lord says in today’s Gospel. He is the Good Shepherd because He “lays down His life for His sheep.” (Jn. 10:11) Our Lord goes on to say that He has other sheep which he must bring into His fold. (Jn. 10:16) This should remind us of a parable our Lord spoke on another occasion: The parable of the Good Shepherd who leaves the 99 sheep in the desert to go and seek the one that was lost.… Read More

Church of the Immaculate Heart Holy week Bulletin

Church of the Immaculate Heart Holy week Bulletin

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

     “Peace be to you.” As today’s Gospel recounts, these are the first words our Lord spoke to His disciples when He appeared to them in the Upper Room after His Resurrection. Yet, as we know, our Lord does not give peace as the world understands this term. “My peace I leave unto you: not as the world gives, do I give to you” (Jn.… Read More

Church of the Immaculate Heart Holy week Bulletin

Church of the Immaculate Heart Holy week Bulletin

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

On Palm Sunday, the liturgy of the Church begins with a solemn blessing of palms and a procession commemorating our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. However, our “glad Hosanna’s” are quickly subdued as we hear the account of our Lord’s Passion during the Gospel of the Mass. 

This juxtaposition reminds us that many of the same people in the crowd who cried “Hosanna” on Palm Sunday would shout “Crucify Him” on Good Friday.… Read More

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin

Church of the Immaculate Heart Weekly Bulletin

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart,
As we are all painfully aware, churches across the UK have been closed to the public, however, prayer has not been stopped!

Masses are still said every day and I pray for you all during each Mass I offer every day in the Church of the Immaculate Heart. During these days which are so difficult for the Church, for the world, and for ourselves it is essential that we continue to pray and practise our faith as best we can.
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