Many thanks to all who attended the celebration of the feast of All Saints of Ireland. The Mass was celebrated by Fr Martin Graham P.P., with Fr Damian McCaughan C.C. as deacon and Fr Conor McGrath C.C. as subdeacon.
The Mass was celebrated in the beautiful surroundings of St Malachy’s Church in Alfred Street, the oldest Catholic church in Belfast.
Fr Martin Graham preached on the historical background of the feast and the universal call to holiness from the magnificently restored pulpit.… Read More
A Missa Cantata (sung Mass with incense) will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Thursday August 15th for the Feast of the Assumption at St Therese Church, Somerton Rd, Belfast.
This year the Bishops of Ireland are meeting in Knock on the feast of the Assumption and they have announced that they will formally consecrate Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on that day. This spiritual act is made to the Father, through Christ in the Holy Spirit, imploring the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom we entrust ourselves completely, so as to keep our baptismal commitments and live as her children.… Read More
Fr Damian McCaughan, who celebrates the monthly Mass at St Therese Church, writes about how the Extraordinary Form of the Mass has helped him and many other younger people to appreciate our Catholic heritage.
As a child growing up in St Malachy’s Parish, Coleraine, I remember being intrigued by the church building. I loved the chance to light a candle, to look up close at the different statues of the saints, or to say a prayer at Our Lady’s altar. One thing confused me though – why was Our Lady’s altar attached to the wall? How could a priest ever have said Mass there?… Read More
In union with the whole Church, let us give thanks to God for the election of our new Holy Father, Pope Francis. Viva il Papa!
Adeste fideles læti triumphantes!
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte Regem angelorum:
venite adoremus Dominum!… Read More
As noted in an earlier post, we celebrated a special Mass for life at St Mary’s, Chapel Lane, on Tuesday 30th October. Following the recent opening of the first private abortion facility in Belfast, we were moved to organise this special Mass offered for the intention of promoting the dignity of human life and for an end to the misery of abortion.
The familiar interior of St Mary’s, the mother parish of Belfast.… Read More