St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 1st December 2019 ( FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT)

Parish News…

St Agnes’ Finance News

Weekly Collection 24th November £1957.00

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 be leave after the 12.30pm Mass sharp to arrive in time for 1.30pm ) 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.

SVP CHRISTMAS CARDS Are now available from the Sacristy.

TROCAIRE Global gift cards are now available to purchase from the Sacristy. Buy a Trócaire Gift of Love and send some love around the world this Christmas

MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUP Every Tuesday 10am-12pm in Parish Hall. St Agnes’ Drive (Behind Church)

CAROL SERVICE ThisTuesday 3rd December 2019 there will be a Church Community Carol Service in St Oliver Plunkett Church at 7pm. The local Schools will be singing at this, so please all come along to this wonderful evening of Christmas Carols .

N.B There will be no Carol Service in St Agnes’ this year as this takes its place.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Philomena Stewart, Thomas Mc Keever

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Charlene Flannigan, Clare Mc Ginley, Patricia O’ Neill, Sarah Fennell, Sarah Gillen, Joseph Shevlin, Joan Reid, Frances Daley, Bridget & Bernard O’ Kane, Bernard jnr, Paul Shiels, Sarah Mc Varnock, Kathleen Mc Hugh.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on…

A Celtic Christmas by CandlelightJoin the award-winning St Agnes’ Choral Society for a Celtic Christmas on Friday 13th December at 7.45pm in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast. With donations in aid of Belfast City Hospital’s Renal Unit, the company will take you on a journey with some beautiful Christmas music, thoughts and reflections. They are delighted to be joined by South Down Choral Society and Schola Cantorum. Tickets are £12 (£6 chn) and are available from St. Peter’s Cathedral, online at www.tinyurl.com/agneschristmas or by calling 07786837198.

KNOCK ALL NIGHT VIGIL New departure from Clonard Monastery at 1.30pm and Westwood Centre Kennedy Way at 2pm on Saturday 7th December returning to Belfast on 8th December at Noon. Price £45 and this includes dinner and breakfast. To book phone Brendan on 02890 665211 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. ( Vigil starts at 11pm and consist of the Rosary, Stations of the cross Benediction and finishes with Mass at 4am.)

LEGION OF MARY REGINA COELI HOSTEL 8-10 LAKE GLEN AVENUE – Would be very grateful if you could help with donations to provide each of their guests with a bag of gifts on Christmas morning. Any donations would be a great help towards making Christmas a more joyful occasion for guests. Suitable items: Hat, scarf, gloves, socks, nightwear, jewellery, Shower-gel, bath sets, make-up, slippers. All donations to be left into the Hostel thank you.

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.

ST GALL’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Sunday 8th Dec 2019 1pm-4pm. Great Tombola Stand – Christmas Ballot- Christmas Table Decorations – Tea -Coffee!! All Welcome

First Saturday Devotions will take place on the Saturday 7th December in St.Matthias Church Glen Rd at 3pm Exposition, Confessions, Rosary and Act of Consecration and 4pm Mass and Holy Family Church Limestone Rd at 3. p.m. Exposition, Confessions, Rosary and Act of Consecration and 4p.m. Mass.

CAROLS AT CHRISTMAS Tuesday 12th December 2019 St Genevieve’s High School at 7pm in School Assembly Hall. Tickets £5 available from School Reception. All Welcome.

ST GENEVIEVE’S HIGH SCHOOL Christmas Fair Sat 14th Dec 10am-2.30pm. Live Music, crafts, Santa’s Grotto and much more. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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