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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 17th January 2021

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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THURSDAY 7th JANUARY 2021

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 […]

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St Agnes Christmas Bulletin 2020 updated27Dec

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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 13th December 2020

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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 6th December 2020

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 […]

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St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 29th November 2020

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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 22nd November 2020

   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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 15th November 2020

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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 1st November 2020

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. […]

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