CONWAL AND LECK PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL :
During January and February this year, we invited Parishioners to suggest names of people for a Parish Pastoral Council. This began the process that would help good planning and the effective running of our Parish.
The Parish Pastoral Council is there to listen to what parishioners identify as the needs of the parish as a Catholic community, to reflect on them, to try and help all people make progress in loving God and neighbour as Christ invites us.
In late February all the people who were nominated were invited to a meeting at which the following were elected as our Pastoral Council: Emma McGrath, Carmel Maguire, Rosie Houston, Siobhan Faherty, Deirdre Duffy, Margaret McNulty, Padraig Duggan, Sr. Marian Larkin, Delene Van De Heuvel.
These along with the Priests of the Parish are to serve for three years. Since then the Council has undergone training and were challenged to reflect deeply on what they are being asked to do. The vision statement reads: The Parish Pastoral Council is a leadership group through which priests and people work together as partners, reaching out in service and welcome to all – bringing the good news of Jesus Christ in order to help develop a vibrant Catholic community.
The Parish Pastoral Council can be contacted through the Parochial House. The Council will be commissioned during 11.15 am Mass on Sunday 4th December. ADORATION RENEWAL Next weekend at all Masses, we will be joined by a guest Speaker promoting ‘ADORATION RENEWAL’ in our Parish. Many people in our Parish and in our neighbouring Parish commit to a regular weekly hour in St. Pius X Adoration Chapel. We encourage any individual to come and adore JESUS truly present in the Blessed Sacrament.
If you cannot commit to one hour, please feel free to call in for whatever length of time that suits you. Parish Notice-board Phone: 074 – 9121021 Fax: 074 – 9124200 Email: email@example.com
SUNDAY ~ 13th November 2011 Mass: 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11.15 am and 12.30 pm Baptisms: 1.30 pm in the Cathedral Rosary: 6 pm in the Cathedral October Devotions: 7.30 pm in the Cathedral St Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pm Al-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm AA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm MONDAY 8 am Mass ~ Bridget and Joe Kelly 10 am Mass ~ Deceased members of the Legion of Mary 7.30 pm Mass ~ Raphoe Diocesan Society Mass St Pius X Adoration Chapel is open Grow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pm AA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm TUESDAY 8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below 10 am Mass ~ ® 7.30 pm Mass ~ John McGlynn St Pius X Adoration Chapel is open Legion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am Mass Legion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School – 7 pm Divine Mercy Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 7 pm Al-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm Gamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm AA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm WEDNESDAY 8 am Mass ~ Souls of the Departed 10 am Mass ~ Barney Doherty 7.30 pm Mass ~ Angela McDaid St Pius X Adoration Chapel is open Young Adults Prayer Group in the Cathedral Grow Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10 am R.C.I.A course in the Conference Room – 8 pm Narcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm THURSDAY 8 am Mass ~ Special Intention 10 am Mass ~ ® 7.30 pm Mass ~ Christine Carr Doyle St Pius X Adoration Chapel is open Baptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at 8 pm tonight Cathedral Choir Practice in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm Charismatic Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 8 pm AA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pm FRIDAY 8 am Mass ~ Miriam Gallen 10 am Mass ~ Charlie and Margaret Collins 7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below St Pius X Adoration Chapel is open Al-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 am AA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pm AA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm Gambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 am SATURDAY 10 am Mass ~ 7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for Sunday Confessions: 12 noon – 1 pm and after 7.30 pm Mass AA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 am St. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503 St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366 MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAY Jackie Houston ~ Jean Russell ~ Hegarty Family ~ Miriam Gallen ~ Jim McGlynn Anna McGlynn ~ Edward McGinty ~ John McGlinchey ~ Christine Carr Doyle Oonagh Gallagher ~ Margaret O’Donnell ~ Mary Elizabeth Giblin ~ Joseph Crawford Mary Gallagher ~ Gerard Peoples ~ May Ferry ~ John McKeague RECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s Community Angelina Rose McHugh ~ Clodagh Catherine James O’Donnell Ashton Mark Forester ~ Lucy Cawley We gratefully acknowledge the following donations for the RESTORATION WORK at the Cathedral: 1 x €50 and 1 x £300 stg. During the time of LISTENING AND DISCERNMENT some Parish groups suggested having a Sunday Evening Mass, changing the times for Sunday Morning Masses, the possibility of Confession during the week and the timing of other Liturgical functions. Within a number of weeks, we will include with the Newsletter options for the times of Sunday Masses and we will try and put these into practice as soon as possible. Please pray about this issue and participate in this attempt to make our Parish better at being of service. The Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE AND THANKSGIVING will be held in Conwal Parish Church this afternoon, Sunday 13th November at 3.30 pm. Everyone welcome. The CURSILLO ULTREYA will be held in the Church of the Irish Martyrs tonight, Sunday 13th November at 8 pm. All members welcome to attend. A CEILI will be held in Bonagee Community Centre tonight, Sunday 13th November. Dancing 8 pm to 11 pm. Admission including supper: €7. Everyone welcome. A COFFEE MORNING will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Monday 14th November in aid of the Donegal Branch of Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland from 10 am to 2 pm. Please contact Frank on 087-7405617 for more information. CHARITY WALK for the ‘Famine in the Horn of Africa’ organised by No Strings will take place on Sunday 20th November starting at 1 pm and ending at the Harbour Bar, Downings. A reviving bowl of stew, music and craic in the Harbour Bar after the walk. For further information phone Afric on 9123124. Two ADVENT RETREATS will take place in Ards Friary, Creeslough shortly. The first will place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November. Retreat Director: Fr. Kieran Shorten OFM Cap. Theme: ‘The Son of God is born this day’. The second will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. Retreat Director: Fr. Silvester O’Flynn OFM Cap. Theme: ‘Meeting God in Advent’. For further details please contact Ards Friary on 9138909 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org A SR. JOSEPHINE WALSH WEEKEND will take place in the Carmelite Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, Derry from 18th to 20th November. For further information, please phone: 04871262512. The SHARING FAIR CHRISTMAS SALE will take place in the Community Room, Church of the Irish Martyrs on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November after Masses. This sale will offer a wide range of beautiful and top quality household items, toys and Christmas gift items made by girls/women in the developing world. Share your views on Mental Health Issues at the monthly meeting of TRILOGUE on Monday 14th November at 7 pm in Cara House, Market Square. Trilogue encourages service users, carers and service providers to discuss current issues and to increase their understanding from all perspectives. Phone 9123986 for more details. The Annual AN TAISCE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday 20th November from 12 noon to 6 pm.Tags: