IRELAND'S MOST SENIOR CITIZEN & MAGHERADROLL'S MOST SENIOR PARISHIONER GREETS MAGHERADROLL'S OLDEST CLERIC!
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St. Patrick's Church, Ballynahinch at 24 Church St., Ballynahinch, NI BT24 8LP IE - OUR CHURCHES: - Ballynahinch, Drumaness and Dunmore.
OUR CHURCHES: - Ballynahinch, Drumaness and Dunmore.
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The Parish of Magheradroll (or Ballynahinch), located in the east of the diocese in the heart of County Down, lies within the Diocese of Dromore as the most extensive parish in the Dromore Diocese.
St. Patrick's Church, Ballynahinch, was completed in 1812. It was rededicated in 1843. The striking stone tower and the Church's transepts were built in the 1860s. During the 1980s and early 90s, St. Patrick's Church and the entire church-related site were transformed. The church was subject to a major scheme of renovation and extension. Alongside the church, a very impressive Parish Centre was built, new car-parks were laid out, and the cemetery updated. The Church was re-opened on June 6th. 1993, by Bishop Francis Gerard Brooks who stated that the newly renovated church and adjoining buildings were "a symbol of the living community of Christ's followers."
The Church of Christ the King is the youngest of Magheradroll's churches. It opened in 1936 and has served, for almost seventy years, the community which originally grew up around Drumaness Mill.The Church of Christ the King, Drumaness, was dedicated on its feast day by Dr. Mulhern, Bishop of Dromore, on October 25th. 1936.
St. Colman's Church, Dunmore, which was originally dedicated in 1840, was raised in height and extensively renovated in 1955. It was rededicated, following further enhancement, in December 1999. The adjoining presbytery has been demolished in 2011.
Understanding Grief & Some Useful Helplines . . .
The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness or to the death of a valued being, human or animal. There are five stages of normal grief that were first proposed by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book “On Death and Dying.”
STOP THIEF ! . . . Some DOs & DON'Ts for keeping safe . . .
During these darker days especially, there seems to be an epidemic of house break-ins/robberies. As well as the loss of property involved, this also results in an invasion of privacy for the victim(s). If we can’t stop these altogether, at least we should all work to make it as difficult as possible for the thief/thieves.