Parish News… Following announcements on Thursday 7th January 2021 all Public Worship has been stopped. In St Agnes’ Parish Fr Thomas will continue to celebrate Mass but behind closed doors as instructed by the Diocese. These Masses will be broadcast on the Parish Radio and Fr Thomas will keep us informed of any further developments. […]
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Following announcements on Thursday 7th January 2021 all Public Worship has been stopped. In St Agnes’ Parish Fr Thomas will continue to celebrate Mass but behind closed doors as instructed by the Diocese. These Masses will be broadcast on the Parish Radio and Fr Thomas will keep us informed of any further developments. The Church […]
Parish News… 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 […]
A bearer of light Last week we were introduced to John the Baptist as part of our Advent journey. We hear his story again but this time from the fourth Gospel. Light and darkness is a key theme of the fourth Gospel and in its opening verses proclaims that this light has always shone in […]
The beginning of the good news The second Sunday of Advent turns our attention to John the Baptist. John was an interesting individual. We are told he dressed a bit strangely and spent a lot of time in the desert, ‘the voice of one crying out in the wilderness’. Yet it seems he was very popular […]
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 […]
A different sort of king Today’s gospel leaves us in no doubt as to what Jesus expects of his followers. It is a gospel of contrasts. It begins with a scene of judgement, with Jesus in the role of king, sitting on the throne of glory. It would have been a familiar image to […]
Rising to the challenge It is hard not to feel sorry for the third servant in today’s gospel. The first two servants are praised for making the most of the ‘talents’ (money) given to them by their master. In return, they are promised even greater things. The third man, paralysed by uncertainty, buries his small […]
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED FOR NOVEMBER Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord, Lord, hear my voice! O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading. If you, O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness; for this we revere you. […]
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