ST ANTHONY’S CHURCH
Saturday Vigil 7.30pm
Sunday 12.00 Noon
Holy Days Vigil 9.30am & 7.30pm
ST JOHN’S CHURCH, LYLO
Sunday 10.00 am
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
St. Anthony's - Saturday 7.00pm - 7.20pm
Baptisms take place on the first and third Sunday of each month at
12.45 pm in St Anthony’s Church.
Fr John Byrne Tel: 028 3834 1901
Fr Michael Maginn Chaplain,
Lurgan and Craigavon Hospital. Tel: 028 38311872
Deacon Gerry Heaney,
Pastoral Council/Parish Safeguarding. Mob: 07765229667
St. Anthony’s Church Tel: 028 3834 5297
Parish Secretary Tel: 028 3834 3013
St Anthony’s Centre Manager Mob: 07531126199
S.V.D.P. 24hr Confidential Helpline Mob: 079194 96053
Moyraverty S.D.V.P. Tel: 028 3834 4881
Tullygally S.D.V.P. Tel: 028 3834 1513
Moyraverty Lourdes Committee
We are a local parish committee made up from members of the community. We hold meetings once a month to organise fundraising events for the purpose of sending sick from the parish to Lourdes on the Dromore Diocesan Pilgrimage which takes place every year from the 17th to the 22nd of May. All fundraising events are held locally and we rely on the support of parishioners and commitment from committee members.
While in Lourdes the sick are accommodated in the ‘Accueil’, a purpose built hospital where the sick are professionally and lovingly cared for during the pilgrimage.
The male helpers from the committee, called ‘brancardiers’ wear green uniforms and female helpers from the committee, called ‘handmaidens’, wear blue uniforms. They help in the running of the Accueil and transporting the sick to the various ceremonies that take place in Lourdes especially to the Baths. The committee also provides two nurses to look after the sick from the parish.
We bring our sick to Lourdes because it is a place made holy by the apparitions of Our Lady. By taking up their Cross daily, by carrying the burden of pain and suffering with faith and courage, the sick help to build up the Body of Christ. Miracles sometimes happen at Lourdes but even for those who are not healed miraculously, a visit to the Grotto at Lourdes is a great blessing.
This is a truly rewarding ministry and if you think you would like to be part of our hard-working committee or help in some other way, then contact our secretary
Jackie Ormsby on 38341765 or Deacon Gerry Heaney on 07765229667 for more details.
St Vincent De Paul
St Vincent De Paul Society
St Anthony’s Conference, Moyraverty
The Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP) is a worldwide voluntary charitable organisation made up of lay people from all walks of life. It is open to all nationalities, faiths, races and social groups.
In 1848 the first SVP Irish branch was established in Enniskillen. Today there are 182 Conferences in the North and almost 1,000 throughout Ireland supported by 9,000 volunteers.
What we do
The aim of SVP is to tackle poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need. No work of charity is foreign to the society. Examples of the financial and material help offered include cash assistance, food and clothing, heating fuel saving schemes, debt relief, toys and holidays.
The Society operates in small groups called ‘Conferences’, based on local parishes, which meet regularly. Home visitation is the cornerstone of SVP’s work. All requests for assistance are treated by SVP Conference’s with the strictest confidentiality.
St Anthony’s Conference, Moyraverty, has been established since 1971. It meets weekly on a Tuesday evening in the Parish Office, Tullygally Rd, Craigavon.
The SVP shops are an integral part of the service SVP provides with the provision of affordable clothing and used furniture to those in need. The shops are managed by professional and voluntary staff. The profits generated by the SVP shops are recycled into the local conference to fund its charitable giving.
SVP relies totally on the generosity of parishioners to donate clothing and unwanted furniture, directly into the thrift shops, or via SVP clothes banks positioned throughout the parish.
St Anthony’s Parish has two thrift shops located at the Moyraverty Centre and at the Tullygally Shopping Centre.
Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection
All SVP Volunteers and shop employees are required to go through rigorous training, vetting and selection processes before acceptance as a volunteer or employee.
St Anthony’s Conference Contact Numbers
Conference Confidential Help Line - 07919 496053
Moyraverty SVP Thrift Shop - 02838 344881
Tullygally Thrift Shop - 02838 341513
Legion of Mary
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is open to all Catholics who practice their faith, are animated by the desire to fulfil their role in the Church’s apostolate through membership of the Legion and are prepared to fulfil each and every duty which active membership of the Legion involves. St. Anthony’s Legion of Mary praesidium meets at 7.30 pm every Tuesday in the Emmaus Centre.
Our activities are many and varied. We visit the five primary schools in the parish to teach the children how to say the rosary and as well as giving insight into the history of the miraculous medal. We give medals and rosary beads to the children when we visit the schools. We attend all wakes in the parish to say the rosary for the happy repose of the soul of the deceased and this is followed by frequent visits to the families of the deceased to offer bereavement support. We also visit the sick, lonely and house bound, offering the Holy Eucharist to those who wish to receive. Once a month we visit the residents of Glenview and Lisnisky Nursing Homes and at Christmas and Easter we organise and participate in sing songs for the residents. Last year alone two of our legionaries visited 2500 in the Brownlow area of Craigavon with the permission of the Parish Priest, distributing information on parish services etc.
If you would like to become a member of the Legion of Mary or would like to find out more information contact Mary Watkins on 02838341906 or call into the Emmaus Centre any Tuesday from 7.30 pm onwards.
Parish Safeguarding Info
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