St Agnes Parish Bulletin 10th November 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2722.00

Thank you for your generous financial support to all our collections.

ST AGNES’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER: Will be held on Sunday15th December in the Ballymac Hotel from 1.30pm-5.30pm. ( Bus will leave after the 12.30pm Mass ) All pensioners of the parish who wish to attend please register your name and meal choice (Turkey & Ham or Fish (Cod) Pavlova or Pudding ) with Kate or Vincent in the Parish Office or Sacristy. Thank you 02890 615702.

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE BEREAVED Will be held in St Agnes’ Church this Monday 11th November at 7.00pm, followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre (St Agnes Drive) Whilst the friends and family of those that have died this past year will receive a personal invitation, all parishioners, and especially those bereaved, are welcome to attend .

MEETING An evening of prayer and reflection for Choir members, Readers and Eucharistic Ministers will be held in the Church this Wednesday 13th November at 7pm and will be led by Deacon Greg Mc Guigan. Please all come along.

SVP CHRISTMAS CARDS Are now available from the Sacristy.

TROCAIRE Global gift cards are now available to purchase from the Sacristy.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Breidge Chillingworth, Richard Glenholmes, Mons. Ambrose Macaulay, Fr. Des Wilson, Baby Cillian Gerard Kelly.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Denise Labrie, Margaret Crossan, Gerard Mulligan, Sean Doherty, Maureen Mc Cann, Lucy Gallagher, Geraldine O’ Neill, Sadie Mc Grillen, Billy Mc Veigh.

 Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on…


Holy Child Nursery School

Open Day Monday 28th November 2019 1.00 – 2.30pm

All are very welcome to attend.

Applications for admission can be completed online at

and can be submitted between Tuesday 7th January 2020 12 noon and Thursday 30th January 2020 12 noon.

Admissions criteria for the school can be found at

HOLY CHILD PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY UNIT Invitation to attend our Open Day on Wednesday 4th December 2019. 1.30pm & 6pm. 26 Nursery and 87 Primary one places. All parents and children welcome. Refreshments provided.

CURSILLO The Cursillo Movement offer a warm welcome to all Cursillistas, past and present, to our Christmas Ultreya on Tuesday Dec 3rd, 8pm, at St Teresa’s Hall
Glen Road. For more info on Cursillo email

Consider your call – QUB Catholic Chaplaincy Sr Ann Swailes OP, assistant chaplain to Cambridge University, will lead a holy hour of prayer and reflection on the theme of vocation.  Anyone discerning where their vocation lies – be it priesthood, religious life, marriage or the single life -  is most welcome to attend.  Wednesday 13 November at 7pm, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast.

VACANCIES – SECRETARY ROLES[1] ST MARYS CHAPEL LANE BELFAST & [2] ST PATRICK’S DONEGALL STREET BELFAST. We are currently seeking to recruit 2 Part-time Secretaries for the Parishes of St Mary’s Chapel Lane, Belfast and St Patrick’s, Donegall Street, Belfast. St Patrick’s role requires 25.5 hours of attendance each week. St Mary’s role requires 20 hours of attendance each week. Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at: and Community NI website. Terms and Conditions relating to the roles can also be accessed there, together with the Job Descriptions and Employment Application forms. Application packs are also available from St Mary’s Parish Office and St Patrick’s Parish Office, particular to each of their own roles. We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria and are interested in playing an active part in these Parishes. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 12.00 noon on Friday 22nd November 2019.

The Way Forward: Precious Life will be hosting an information evening regarding the change of the law on abortion here in the North, and on the upcoming elections with advice on candidates and their stance on abortion. It will take place on Monday 18th November@7:30pm in The Devenish Complex Belfast. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 02890278484 or email







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