The Camlough YouTube Channel has hit a 100 video milestone this week!
A big congratulations firstly to Rev. Synnott, who has been posting twice weekly at least since St. Patrick’s day during lockdown.
Each week we have received a midweek reflection/bible study on the Acts of the Apostles as well as a full Morning Prayer Service. In Online Sermons alone Rev. Synnott has prepared 63,836 Words, this covers 86 a4 pages! Not to mention all the Bible Studies, and the physical worship each week across four churches.
Secondly thanks are owed to Trevor Kinnin, who manages the Camlough YouTube Channel. His dedication and editing skills means that each week the whole Parish Group has access to Alan’s videos.
He is also responsible for Livestreaming Bessbrook’s Sunday Service each week at 11:30am.
Between the Mullaglass and Bessbrook YouTube channels we have been able to produce collectively:
44 Online Services
35 Midweek Reflections/Bible Studies
16 Mullaglass Livestreams
13 Bessbrook Livestreams
3 Advice Videos
2 Drive-in related Videos
1 Diocesan Service
1 Music Video
Its been a very difficult year, but with the help of Rev. Synnott, Anne Synnott, Rev. Broddle, Jill Hunter, Trevor Kinnin, the Vestry of Ballymoyer Church, Sam and all others who have helped in the background we have been able to continue worshipping as a Parish Group, regardless of what life throws at us.
The first Sunday in November has been Hospice Sunday in the Diocese of Armagh for the last few years, and here in Mullaglass we always supply an envelope for any parishoner who wishes to contribute during the Month of November.
This is enclosed if you wish to contribute, please also read about the Rev Matthew Hagan who originally started the idea of the Annual Hospice Sunday collection and his brilliant fund raising efforts in June of this year.
Hospice Chaplain, Rev Matthew Hagan jogged 5km for 30 consecutive days in June 2020 raising an outstanding £13,430 for Southern Area Hospice.
Rev Matthew has been a chaplain at Southern Area Hospice for 11 years and is also Rector of Tynan, Aghavilly and Middletown Parishes. When Rev Matthew was made aware of the shortfalls in fundraising due to Covid-19 forcing all hospice fundraising events to be cancelled he felt that he had to do something to help and so he signed up to a fundraising initiative, Jog for June. Rev Matthew has far surpassed his initial target of £500 within one week with his final total of £13,430 (including gift aid). About his challenge Rev Matthew said “Having completed the challenge of jogging 5k a day to raise much-needed funds for the hospice I am absolutely astounded and overwhelmed by the generosity of family, friends, parishioners and the wider community and I am personally delighted that I have been able to jog 5k a day for 30 days having rarely jogged up to this challenge – so I see this challenge as benefiting not only the hospice financially but also benefiting me physically as well.” I personally feel that it is a privilege to be part of the Hospice and to be part of the Chaplaincy team I have a great love for the hospice and everything that it stands for, including the outstanding care provided to both patients and their families throughout this pandemic.”. The staff of Southern Area Hospice are very proud of their colleague and thank him for his exceptional fundraising challenge.
If you would like to take on your own fundraising challenge or event for Southern Area Hospice, no matter how big or small please contact the Hospice Fundraising team on (028) 3026 7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You might think that surely every Sunday is a Bible Sunday – we read and learn from God’s Word every time we gather as Church whether that is in person or online. However, taking time to celebrate the Bible on Bible Sunday means that we can rejoice about just what a gift the Bible is for each of us. We can often take our Bibles for granted; we have had the Bible in English for hundreds of years and yet there are still millions of people in the world today that don’t have any Scripture available in their own language.
This year we are thinking about the theme of the Big Picture of the Bible – The BIG Story of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation. The story where God reveals his plans and promises to us; the stories written so long ago that still speak to us today in 2020.
To find out more about Bible Sunday download the Sunday pack below
Our Parish Group held our third drive through service on Sunday 19th July.
It was a glorious day, and was very well attended
Again, St. Luke’s Mullaglass would like to express thanks to St. Luke’s Ballymoyer for all the work in organising this service. We’d also like to thank Jill for her Sermon, and Rev. Synnott for leading the service.
The service had been recorded but unfortunately due to the wind, the helicopters and the large HGV’s driving down the road the footage was unusable.
Mrs Anne Synnott recorded this great video of all in attendance.