Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friends of the Holy Land

Thank you to those who have expressed an interest in the formation of a FHL Group here on the Island. Our first meeting will be at Saint Mary’s Presbytery (Hill Street, Douglas) on Thursday of this week at 7.00 pm.
Anyone who would be interested in the work of this charity please visit:


Monday, July 16, 2012

Lourdes 2012

A Lourdes Departure Mass will be held at Saint Anthony, Onchan on Tuesday evening (17
th July) at 7.30pm. If the weather is kind to us we will use the Grotto itself.

Farewell to our pilgrims to Lourdes who are travelling towards the end of this week – we wish them a safe journey and a time of spiritual nourishment at the Shrine of our Blessed Lady. Renewed thanks to all who have worked so hard to enable our pilgrims to make this journey – I’m sure they will remember us all in their prayer.

For those of us not fortunate enough to be going to Lourdes this year we have the "Lourdes at Home" which this year will be held at Saint Anthony in Onchan on Friday 27
th July.

8.00 am: Early Morning Mass.

2.30 pm: Afternoon Service with the Sick to include the Sacrament of the Anointing.

7.00 pm: Evening Devotions and Procession (weather permitting!)

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Saint Anthony notices are now included in stmaryoftheisle.blogspot.com

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hand of Hope Concert

The Salvation Army Douglas will present the "Hands of Hope Concert" next Saturday, 23rd May at the Salvation Army Citadel, Lord Street starting at 7.00 pm.

This will be a musical feast featuring soloists Terence Qualtrough and Karen Elliott with Douglas Salvation Army Band and Timbrels.Tickets are £4 each including refreshments. All money raised will be given to the Manx Register Charity "Hands of Hope" who assist the poor and needy in the Dorohoi area of Botosani County, Romania.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Praying the Keels 16th to 23rd May

This is the fourth successive year that a week in May has been set aside for ‘Praying the Keeills’. Organised by local churches, ‘Praying the Keeills’ Week includes a varied programme of events, including visits to the Island’s ancient keeills.

Monday, 18th: An illustrated talk by Manx National Heritage Curator of Field Archaeology, Andrew Johnson, will form another part of the ‘Praying the Keeills’ Week event programme at 7.45pm at the Promenade Methodist Church, Douglas. Andrew will talk about the discoveries made at a keeill site at Mount Murray Country Club by Channel 4’s Time Team in 2006. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Friday, 22nd May: An evening pilgrimage and prayers by candlelight in the grounds of Rushen Abbey. The evening will begin at 9pm in the Parish Hall of the Abbey Church, Ballasalla, where a simple supper will be available.

Everyone is welcome and admission is completely free of charge. There is no need to book – just turn up on the night!

After the supper in the Parish Hall, there will be a procession to the grounds of Rushen Abbey for an act of worship and candlelit pilgrimage. The event will conclude in the Abbey Church. (Should it be a rainy evening, the prayers will take place in the Abbey Church.)

For more information, please pick up a leaflet from the Manx Museum in Douglas or visit www.prayingthekeeills.org.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Clocks for Koru

St Anthony’s Repository has handmade clocks, made by local craftsman, Alan Stone, in wood from the original Altar Rail from Our Lady’s Grotto. They are being sold in aid of Koru Hospital Fund. They can also be made to order by contacting Alan on 484381.