SERVICES

PARISH SERVICES

Saint Malachy's offer a full range of parish and community services. Take a look, if you don't see what you are looking for, let us know, we love to hear new ideas that will benefit the parish.

SACRAMENTS

TIMES OF MASSES AND OTHER SERVICES

DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS

GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS

Mass Times

(Click here for Easter Timetable 2017)

Mass: Saturday at 6 pm

Sunday: 9.30am, 11.30 am & 5 pm

Monday and Friday 8am

Monday - Friday: 1pm

 

Holy Days: As announced

 

Confessions

Saturday: 5.15pm to 5.50pm

 

Baptism

2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month at 1pm.  One month’s notice is required.

 

Marriage

The planning and celebration of the sacrament of marriage must be agreed with the parish priest

 

Funerals

By arrangement.

 

For an information pack on Saint Malachy’s Crypt please contact the parish office - telephone: 02890321713 or click here to download the details.

 

Please contact the Parish Office for any Family History enquiries relating to the Parish.

Please note a fee of £10 is required in advance, this is non-refundable and any search can take 6 weeks to complete.

Getting Married

Liturgical Year 2015

(Planning your wedding)

(Liturgical Dates 2015)

(Information about burial of your ashes in the Church Crypt)

(The response by the Northern Bishops to the consultation by Justice Minister, Mr David Ford MLA, on proposed changes to abortion legislation;)

(The response by the Northern Ireland Catholic Council on Social Affairs to the consultation by Mr Paul Givan MLA, on the proposed Freedom of Conscience Amendment Bill.)

Crypt

Abortion Legislation

Freedom of Conscience Bill

  • MINISTERS OF THE WORD

    These ministers proclaim the Word of God at Sunday Mass.  A monthly rota is drawn up to cover the various Sunday Masses.

  • EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

    These ministers help distribute Holy Communion to Parishioners during Mass and to the sick and housebound.

  • SAINT MALACHY’S CHOIR

     

    The choir sings at 6.00 pm Mass on Saturday evening. It usually practices once a week on Thursday from 7.00 pm. If you are interested in joining the parish choir, please contact the parish office.

  • ALTAR SERVERS

    Altar servers assist at Sunday Mass and occasionally during other special Liturgies.

    The commitment of boys and girls is greatly appreciated and more volunteers would be especially welcome. There are also adult servers who participate weekly at the 5.00 pm Mass and during the Easter Ceremonies.

  • PASTORAL COUNCIL

    The Pastoral Council identifies the needs that exist in the parish community.  It also identifies the gifts and abilities that exist among the parishioners.  The Pastoral Council then invites the parishioners to use their gifts and abilities to respond to the needs that have been identified.  Its role therefore is to help parishioners create a living community of faith centred on the person of Jesus Christ where all people are accepted, made welcome and called to new life in the Holy Spirit.

  • FINANCE COMMITTEE

    This committee oversees the finances of the Parish and offers financial guidance and support to the Parish Priest.

  • PARISH FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE

    Created to organise and coordinate fund raising events to pay for the cost of the refurbishment of the Church. The committee meets every three months.

  • PARISH LOTTO GROUP

    This group meets on Monday evening. It organises the weekly Parish lotto and makes the draw.

  • PARISH SAFEGUARDING COMMITTEE

    St Malachy's Safeguarding Committee exists to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults can engage safely in parish activities and on parish premises, and that those who work with them are aware of, and conform to, the best practice in safeguarding, as set out in the  Down and Connor safeguarding 'Policy and Procedures'. However, this is no substitute for the safeguarding and caring role of families and carers. The Parish Safeguarding Committee wants to work effectively with all families,  and parishioners to ensure a happy, caring and safe environment in St Malachy's' parish. if you wish to contact the committee, please phone the parish office on 90321713.

    If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact one of the following:

    Social Services (gateway Number) 90507000

    (Out of hours number 90544444)

    PSNI Public protection unit (Child Protection Team) 90259457  (Out of hours 90650222)

    The Diocesan Safeguarding Office 90492783.

     

  • BETHANY BEREAVEMENT TEAM

    This team aims to help the bereaved and grieving.  The members have all experienced grief and loss in their own lives.  They are trained to listen with understanding and empathy to those who are grieving. If you would like to contact the team, call the parish office.

  • BAPTISM PREPARATION TEAM

    The Baptism Preparation Team operates in the Parish to help families prepare for the Baptism of their children. Parents requesting Baptism must attend a meeting in the parish centre in preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament. Details are available from the Parish office.

  • ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

    The St Malachy’s group meets weekly on Thursday evening in the parochial house. Any parishioner interested in becoming a   member is asked to phone the number below or speak to

    Mrs Geraldine McStravick for details.

    Emergency help line:  Tel: 07824 654 175.

  • G.I.F.T. GROUP

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  • APOSTOLIC WORK GROUP

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  • ALTAR SOCIETY

    This group is responsible for the Altar linens & general care of the Sanctuary area of the Church. This involves the cleaning and laundry of vestments & linen, flower arranging etc. If you would like to help, please contact the Parish Office.

  • CHURCH CLEANING GROUP

    A group of women usually meets on Wednesday mornings and more often when needed to clean the Church.  Anyone interested in helping would be welcome. Please contact the Parish office for details.

  • CHURCH COLLECTORS AND COUNTERS

    Saint Malachy’s Parish has a number of volunteers who help in the collecting and counting of monies. These include;

    · Collectors of the weekly, monthly and special

    collections at Mass

    · St Vincent de Paul collectors who operate after Mass

    · Those who sell tickets and count the Parish lotto sales after Mass

    · The counters of the weekly, monthly and special collections

     

  • HOSPITALITY GROUP

    The Ministry of Hospitality is delivered in a number of ways.

     · Volunteers provide refreshments following services and events organised in the Church or in the adjoining Parish centre

    · Ushers welcome parishioners coming into the Church and guide them towards a seat.

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CHURCH BUILDING FUND

PARISH OFFERING

Saint Malachy's Parish is very pleased to announce that we are now accepting secure donations online via Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account and can pay by visa card.  Your help is much appreciated.

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“...a Living Community of Faith, centred on the Person of Jesus Christ where all People are accepted, made welcome, and called to New Life”

Saint Malachy's Parish

24 Alfred Street

Belfast

BT2 8EN

Fax:028 9033 3224

Email:

stmalachys@downandconnor.org

Tel: 028 9032 1713

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