1a Bryson Street, Belfast, BT5 4ES   |   Tel: 028 9045 7626   |   Fax: 028 9045 2456   |   Email: stmatthews@downandconnor.org

PARISH OFFICE INFO

 

Parish Office

 

The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.15 to 2pm. The parish secretary (Theresa Johnston) deals with general enquiries and all other aspects of parish administration. 

Marriage enquiries/bookings

The Diocese of Down & Connor requests the minimum of three months notice for a wedding. Couples can book their wedding two years in advance. If you wish to book a marriage then the first contact should be with the parish office to arrange an appointment with Fr Peter.   An information book prepared by the parish is given to all couples and contains useful information on marriage courses. 

Certificates

Please contact the parish office for guidelines on ordering your Baptism, Confirmation or Marriage Certificate (for starting school and sacramental purposes). Fee of £2:50 applies.

                                                  

                                                            Parish Bulletin

The deadline for bulletin entries is 11:00am on the Thursday prior to the Sunday of publication. Parish notices have priority. All items for the bulletin including names for the anniversary list may be phoned in or emailed.

Baptisms

The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month (by arrangment). For all enquiries relating to Baptism,  first contact Theresa on 90 457626. 

                                                     Guidelines for choosing Godparents

There can be one or two Godparents. If there are two Godparents, one should be male and the other female. At least one Godparent must be Catholic. Godparents must be:  At least 16 years of ageBaptised, Confirmed and have received the Eucharist.   Someone other than either parent.

Sick Calls

Any Parishioner wishing to contact the priest in the event of an urgent sick call please contact the Presbytery on 028 90 457626.

Housebound

Please inform the Parish Office if a parishioner is ill and needs to be added to the sick list or would like to receive the Eucharist on Sunday’s.

Funeral Arrangements

In the event of a death contact Fr Peter at the Presbytery, 90 457626.  A booklet is available in the parish office that gives a choice of readings, psalms and other advice for the family.

Non-stop Draw


Parishioners and friends are invited to support the parish financially by joining the Non-Stop Draw.  In the current draw (for £1 per week) four x £100 winners are selected weekly and every month a jackpot winner of £500 is selected.