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Parish Bulletin



The Legion of Mary

Legion  of MaryThe Legion of Mary is an international association of Catholics, who have formed themselves into a body to be of service to the Church in the modern world.  The Legion takes as its model Our Blessed Lady, Mary Immaculate, and through their devotion to Mary as the Mother of God, legionaries try to emulate her in presenting Christ to the world.

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Down & Connor Apostolic Work Society

A branch of the Apostolic Work Society was established in the Parish of Ramoan (Ballycastle) in July 1954.

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The Society of St Vincent de Paul

altThe Society of St Vincent de Paul is a Christian voluntary organisation, working with people in need.

Inspired by our founder, Frederic Ozanam, and our Patron, St Vincent de Paul, our members are involved in a diverse range of activities characterised by support and friendship, through person to person contact. We are committed to respecting the dignity and encouraging the independence of the people we are able to help with the provision of material and other support.  We assure confidentiality at all times.

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Pastoral Council

On the 14th March the Parish Council held its 1st Meeting. The members of the council selected are:

President: Fr Brian Daly

Chairperson: Irene Green

Secretary: Bridie O'Neill

Members:  Eileen Brady, Fergal McCarry, Maeve Walsh, Padraig Hill, Marie McHenry, Brian Molloy, Ursula O'Neill

 
Bethany Bereavement Support Group

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who - instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures - have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.” Henri Nouwen, Priest & Author (1932-96)

Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary parish based ministry dedicated to supporting the bereaved and those who are grieving. The group derives its name from the biblical homeplace of siblings Martha, Mary and Lazarus, a village which Jesus visited to console the sisters on the death of their beloved brother.

Bethany volunteers provide a compassionate, non-judgemental and fully confidential support service to those who are experiencing the loss of another. Our specially trained volunteers provide a truly listening ear for anyone needing to talk or be in the presence of someone who can respect their own unique experience of grief.

Grief left unattended can be detrimental in the short and long term to our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. At Bethany, we can help in the process of tackling or exploring the difficulties that grief often presents, and its accompanying feelings, which may be anger, loss, fear, shame, emptiness or uncertainty.

Our volunteers offer support via telephone and home visits.

A member of the Bethany Group may be contacted confidentially

on the following telephone number:

07519 471 481

 





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