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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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Church of the Immaculate Heart Update

Church of the Immaculate Heart Update

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart,

Following the new restrictions issued by the government, His Lordship, Noel Traenor, Bishop of Down and Connor has issued updated directives for the Diocese of Down and Connor: “As per government guidelines, churches will remain open to the public for “solitary prayer”.”

Thus, the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will remain open for “solitary prayer,” according to the same hours announced last Sunday (Sunday, Wednesday, & Saturday 9 – 12:30;
Weekdays (except Wednesday): 3 – 7:30pm).… 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,

“Latare Jerusalem” Rejoice O Jerusalem” …These words taken from the Introit of the Mass have become the name for the Fourth Sunday of Lent: Latare Sunday. These words may seem a little strange to us as in the atmosphere of current events. How are we to rejoice when so many people are suffering and dying, and the threat of more deaths only seems to increase?… Read More

Updates from the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Updates from the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Dear Friends of the Church of the Immaculate Heart,

I would like to begin this letter with a message from Monsignor Wach, Prior General of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, which sums up the spirit with which, as Catholic priests, we are facing, with you, the current pandemic in Belfast.“In these difficult times for the world and for the Church, our desire as spiritual fathers is to provide you with everything your souls need in order to remain in faith, hope, and above all in charity.… Read More

Public Mass suspended in Down and Connor Diocese

Public Mass suspended in Down and Connor Diocese

Dear Friends,

Important announcement: His Excellency The Most Reverend Noel Treanor Bishop of Down and Connor, has declared that the public celebration of Mass has been suspended across the Diocese of Down and Connor, until further notice.

Regarding church opening hours, in the immediate future, the Immaculate Heart of Mary – Institute Christ the King Belfast will continue to be kept open during the same hours as before.  Please make sure you check your emails and the website this week in order to be informed of possible updates to this schedule. … Read More

ST PATRICK’S DAY

ST PATRICK’S DAY

Hello all,

Reluctantly the Institute of Christ the king and the organisers have taken the view to cancel the céilí. It would be very harmful if we were implicated in causing harm/spread of the illness. God willing we can reschedule for the Feast day of the Immaculate Heart (22nd August).… Read More