16 December 2020 Diocese of Down and Connor (extract from diocesan guidance for Christmas 2020) Christmas 2020 will be a very different Christmas for everyone. Families and parishes across the diocese will not be able to celebrate in the normal way. The season of Christmas is a season of celebration, but this year it is […]
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Finding our feet It can be very hard to live with uncertainty. Back at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a counsellor was interviewed on radio about how people were coping with the ‘lockdown’. People were anxious and fearful, she said. Many were experiencing loneliness, as their normal routines and social life came to an […]
The time is now I am a procrastinator. If a task is awkward or unpleasant, I am likely to put it off till another day. In any given week, I have a ‘to-do’ list I need to get through. The most important items always get done – things that can’t be avoided, like work deadlines […]
A royal wedding Today’s gospel is difficult. Stories of judgement, weeping and gnashing of teeth just do not appeal to most people. We hear about a King whose invitations to his son’s wedding banquet are repeatedly refused. In some instances his messengers are killed. One interpretation of this parable is that it is an […]
Creation Today marks the end of the Season of Creation, a time to remember that we are protectors of this earth and have been given responsibility to care for it, not to plunder and destroy it. The parable told in the Gospel today also speaks to this as we hear that the workers of the […]
DEEP CLEAN Following a professional Deep Clean on Thursday 27/08/2020 St Agnes’ Church is once again open for Private Prayer and Mass. Fr Mc Glynn under took a Covid test with a negitive result Thankyou for your understanding and patience at this time and for your messages and prayers. St Agnes Parish
The Diocese of Down and Connor can confirm that a parishioner from St Agnes Parish in Belfast has tested positive for Covid-19. Upon the advice and guidance of the PHA, the parishioner informed the parish where they had recently attended 12.30pm Mass on Sunday 23rd August. In accordance with diocesan procedures and in compliance with […]
Parish News… Following instructions from the Diocesan Office, Masses will resume as soon as the necessary health and safety precautions are put in place. This may take a few weeks. Further information about Masses and the Sacraments (including Baptisms) will be posted on our website when it becomes available. St Agnes’ Church will continue […]
Parish News.. Dear Parishioner We hope you and your family are keeping well in these challenging times. Be assured of our prayers and we are looking forward to meeting you again, when we are allowed to gather safely in public. We would like to thank the many parishioners who have continued to support the work […]
Parish News… CHURCH OPENING TIMES FOR PRIVATE PRAYER ONLY Following decisions by the NI Executive and the statement (18 May 2020) from Bishop Treanor (see below), St Agnes’ Church will open from 10.30am until 2pm each day. All visiting the Church are asked to follow the advice and directions provided at the entrance door from the […]
Baptisms & Weddings
BAPTISMS AND WEDDINGS ARE NOW TAKING PLACE
Baptisms are held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month after 12.30pm Mass. To book a Baptism please ring the Parish Office or Sacristy 9am- Noon and we will complete a booking form with you over the phone. NB PLEASE NOTE UP TO 10 PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE BAPTISM AND THAT IS INCLUDING THE PRIEST.
Funerals Are limited to 25 people, with no pre- or post-funeral gatherings.
Weddings Are limited to 25 people.
Baptisms Are limited to 10 people.
To book a Wedding, please contact the Sacristan on 028 90615702 or visit the Sacristy any morning 9.00am-Noon Monday to Friday. At least three months notice is required.
Useful Telephone Numbers :
Parish Office: For the Parish Secretary 02890 615702 SELECT OPTION 1 or use the Parish email below
p Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm
Sacristy: 028 90615702 OPTION 2
St Vincent de Paul: 07840051474
Bethany Bereavement Support Group: 077 16286743