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Welcome

A very warm welcome to our Parish website. Here in Larne, we have a thriving Catholic community worshipping in our two churches – St MacNissi’s in the town centre and St Anthony’s in Craigyhill. You can find here the details of our many parish groups and activities, our sacraments and life of prayer. Whether you are a regular, newly arrived or a passing visitor, you are always welcome to join in the life of the Parish.

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ showed us the way to the Father that our joy may be complete. By supporting one another in witnessing to our faith in God and walking the journey together, we form a community of faith. We share our highs and our lows, we share our celebrations and our struggles, and we place them all in God’s hands, knowing that He is our constant companion and guide, and that His plan is greater for us than any we could imagine for ourselves.

 

Wherever you are, we wish you every blessing.

News

Recent Deaths & Anniversaries - 6/7 June 2020

For our beloved dead

During this time when it is not possible to publish our weekly parish bulletin, the names of those recently deceased and those whose anniversaries occur at this time will be published here on our website.

We remember in our prayers the following:

Recently deceased:

Lawrence O’Brien (Naas)

Thomas Brown (Larne)

Months Mind Masses :
Richie Dobbin 5.30pm Vigil Mass, St Anthony’s Sat 6 June 

Eamonn O’Toole 10am St MacNissi’s on Sun 7 June 

 

Anniversaries:
John Campbell, Margaret Fleck, Brian Houston (formerly of Larne), Annie McAuley, Maureen McDonnell, Charles McMullan, Very Rev Fr Matt Wallace, Patricia Polley, Johnny Purdy, John Phillips.

 

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen

Reopening of St MacNissi's Church

As mentioned by Fr Francis at the end of Mass this weekend, we are planning to begin the reopening of St MacNissi’s Church on Monday 25th May from 11am to 3pm and on Friday 29th May from 11am to 3pm. 

 

Please click here to view the details which are necessary for the health and safety of all who will use the Church. 

If you are planning to visit for private prayer please familiarise yourself with these guidelines and adhere to them when visiting the Church.

18th May: Statement from Bishop regarding reopening churches

Please click here to read a statement from the Bishop of Down & Connor regarding the first step of reopening Churches.

UPDATE: 18th May 2020

Please click here to view the latest directives for the diocese of Down and Connor, in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE

Dear Parishioners of Larne


I have become aware of a fraudulent scam where unscrupulous individuals are calling with vulnerable people (in some cases our Parishioners) and offering to:

A. Take their weekly envelopes to the Church
B. Offering to do their shopping but wanting cash up front.

Please be aware of this scam.

In line with the government’s “Stay at Home” and social distancing policies we must not collect envelopes at this time. Once Government policy allows we will look at measures to safely collect. 

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WIDELY

 

Thank you. 


Fr Francis

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Notices

Reflection for Trinity Sunday - 6/7 June 2020

Once a young boy stood watching a gypsy as he drank from a well in the town square. 
After drinking the man continued to gaze into the well, as though looking at someone. 
He was a giant of a man but had a friendly face. 
So the boy approached him and asked: ‘Who lives down there?’
‘God does,’ answered the gypsy. 
‘Can I see him?’
‘Sure you can,’ said the gypsy. 
Then taking the boy into his arms he lifted him up so that he could see down into the well. 
All the boy could see, however, was his own reflection in the water. 
‘But that’s only me,’ he cried in disappointment. ‘All I see is me.’ 
‘Ah,’ replied the gypsy, ‘now you know where God lives. He lives in you.’

Readings for Trinity Sunday - 6/7 June 2020

1st Reading:

(Ex 34:4-6,8-9)
God reveals himself to Moses on Mount Sinai as a God who is faithful to his promises and rich in tenderness and compassion. 

2nd Reading:

(2Cor 13:11-13)
Paul encourages the Corinthians to live in peace and love. The reading contains a trinitarian blessing which is used as a greeting at Mass. 

Gospel:

(Jn 3:16-18)
God has shown his love for us by sending his Son to save us all. All who believe in him will he saved.

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Upcoming Events

Sunday Mass

Every Sunday at 10am

This Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page from St MacNissi's at 10am.

Vigil Mass

Every Saturday at 5.30pm

This Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page from St Anthony's at 5.30pm.

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