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Important Information On Trocaire Boxes

Important information on the Trócaire Boxes and upcoming events   Trócaire Boxes: This time of year, we would usually get back tens of thousands of boxes but that will not be possible this year, at a time when the developing world needs our help the most. If you can, please donate online or over the phone. […]

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MASS 10AM EACH DAY

  FR THOMAS WILL BE SAYING MASS AT 10AM EACH MORNING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ALL PARISHIONERS WITH A PARISH RADIO PLEASE TUNE IN   Mass is offered for you! Mass will be celebrated each day privately by Fr. Thomas for the intentions of our parishioners.     A Prayer for our Priests during this time […]

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ST AGNES PARISH 29TH MARCH 2020

Parish News… THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FROM HOME, SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CALL KATE ON 07850685870 FOR QUERIES OR YOU CAN E-MAIL TO: st.agnes.belfast@gmail.com. The best communication now is via our website where  it is updated each day www.stagnesbelfast.com  You can give […]

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25 March 2020 Pastoral Message from Bishop Noel Treanor regarding COVID-19

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Noel Treanor regarding measures taken in response to COVID-19 25 March 2020 My dear people and dear friends, today I wish to address a word to you all -the people, priests, deacons, religious and monks who live in our Diocese of Down and Connor. As you know only too well, we […]

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LENT 2020

 Confession and coronavirus? Lent seeks a change of heart that we may truly celebrate Easter. In preparation for this great feast many celebrate this “change of heart” in the Sacrament of Penance. Confession to a priest is an essential part of the Sacrament of Penance but what are we to do this year, when because […]

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ACT OF CONSECRATION OF IRELAND TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY FOR PROTECTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord 25 March 2020 The Act begins with the recitation of The Angelus. The Apostles Creed  I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, […]

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POPE FRANCIS BROADCAST LIVE FROM VATICAN ON FRIDAY 27TH MARCH AT 5PM ( READ FULL TEXT HERE)

A special Urbi et Orbi blessing 6 pm Rome time on Friday 27 March … 5pm our time The Pope announced that on Friday, 27 March, he will preside over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s Basilica, the platform at the top of the steps immediately in front of the façade of the Church. […]

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CHURCHES TO CLOSE

In line with the updated list of places that should close, issued yesterday evening by the NI executive:  (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-essential-businesses-and-services) All Churches should now be closed except for funerals. The live streaming of Mass etc may continue from behind closed doors. Updated guidance from the Diocese relating to funerals will be issued later today.

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DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR COVID-19: DIRECTIVES Effective Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice

In addition to previous directives issued, these directives are effective immediately Public Health Advice The Government has issued new and strict directionsrestricting public movement. We call on every person in the Diocese to adhere strictly to these instructions. Churches, Parish Offices and Parochial Properties As per government guidelines, churches will remain open to the public […]

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DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR COVID-19: DIRECTIVES Effective Saturday 21 March 2020 Untill further notice

 Public Health Advice We strongly advise and encourage all clergy, diocesan employees and all the faithful to adhere strictly to the public health guidelines issued by government. The latest government advice can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus  Baptisms Baptisms may continue to be celebrated, by appointment. Only one child should be baptised on any one occasion. […]

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