DIOCESAN MAGAZINE NOTES – April/May 2019
FROM THE REGISTERS:
9th March 2019 – Charlotte Emma Allen (St Michael’s)
9th March 2019 – Jack Thomas Allen (St Michael’s)
16th February – Ivan Hewitt (St Patrick’s)
Lenten Midweek services continue on Wednesday nights at 7.30, 3rd April in St Michael’s, 10th in St Patrick’s
Holy week begins on Palm Sunday, 14th April. Services take place nightly at 7.30 (Monday-Saturday), with three services in each Church – Mon, Wed & Thurs in St Patrick’s, Tues, Fri and Sat in St Michael’s.
Easter Day (21st April) services at the (traditional) early times of 9.00 (St Patrick’s) and 10.30 (St Michael’s).
Confirmation will take place on Thurs 9 May at 7.30. Confirmation is open to all age groups – adults are welcome to discuss with the rector if interested.
End of year prizegivings will be held at the family services in both churches on 26th May.
Summer time services – during June, July & August the services will be at the traditional “summer times” of 10am in St Patrick’s and 11.15am in St Michael’s
FUNDRAISING AND SOCIAL:
Musical Evenings – the next musical evening will be the closing event of the Flower Festival, Sunday 9 June.
ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL – A Community Festival of Flowers, Music and Handcrafts will be in St Michael’s on the weekend of Fri 7th – Sun 9th June. Celebrating all the talents of the local community, and raising funds for building projects in the parish. The flower festival will be in the church, with a handcraft display and refreshments in the parish hall, and musical interludes throughout the weekend.
Select Vestry – Tues 7th May (Castlecaulfield – Easter General), Tues 14th May (Donaghmore – Easter General) 7.30pm
Mothers Union – annual AGMs following the Lenten services on 3rd April (Castlecaulfield) and 10th (Donaghmore). Diocesan Festival Service Wed 8th May, 7.30pm, Cathedral.
Rural Deanery Big Breakfast for youth and children’s leaders – Castlecaulfield Hall, Saturday 13th April, 9.30-11.30
GFS Parents evening – Easter Friday, 27th April, 7.45, Donaghmore Hall
New Life Group – Summer Outing, Saturday 25th May
Unity Week was marked by a musical evening in St Michael’s with a speaker from Christians against poverty. Over £700 was raised to support this wonderful charity. Music was by the parish choir and Donaghmore voices.
BBC Radio Ulster – congratulations to all involved in the live broadcast from St Patrick’s Sunday 17 February.
Email addresses – please update your email address on our parish database to receive announcements and urgent notices: DonaghmoreParish@gmail.com
Internet – keep in touch with what is happening in the parish by email, Facebook, Youtube, and the parish Website at www.donaghmore.armagh.anglican.org