St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 15th December 2019

Parish News…

Weekly Collection 8th December £2473.00

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

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.

REMINDER… ST AGNES’ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER: Buses will leave St Agnes’ today Sunday 15th December at 1-1.15pm to arrive at the Ballymac Hotel for 1.30- 1.45pm. A two course meal and entertainment will be provided. Buses will leave again at 5.30pm for drop off back at St Agnes’.

ST AGNES’ CHRISTMAS CARD St Agnes’ Christmas card with all Christmas arrangements and Mass times is available now from the church. You are invited to take one home, drop one into friends and neighbours who are housebound and perhaps send one to family and friends who are away from home.

CONGRATULATIONS To Rhia Laverty P4B Holy Child Primary School who won the competition to design the front cover of our Christmas Card. Well Done to her!

SVDP Wish to thank all the parishioners of St Agnes for their very generous response to the Christmas collection which amounted to £2866.00

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased. Margaret Hackett, Maura Pollock.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Gabriel Davey, Tommy Kelly, Ann-Marie Notman, Bridget & Jack Mc Cusker, Annie Mc Callin, Baby Joseph Carabine, Pat Brannigan, Mary Mc Keown, Elizabeth Mc Donnell, Samuel Scott, Betty Hartley, Santina Bernardi.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on…

St Mary’s University College, Belfast St Mary’s is at present accepting applications for certain courses beginning in September 2020. For further details contact the College on 028 90268320 or visit the College website at www.smucb.ac.uk.

NI Cancer Pilgrimage to Lourdes 19th May – 24th May 2020 £695 (with price reduction for Cancer Patients) Return flights from Belfast International Airport. Full board and accommodation at the Hotel Agena in Lourdes for five nights based on twin/double/treble rooms. Travel insurance cover for persons up to 85 years on date of return. Contact 07933938981 or mail@nicancerpilgrimage.org.uk

Part time Parish Secretary 1 Year Fixed term Contract St Malachy’s Parish, 24 Alfred Street, Belfast, BT2 8EN Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at: http://www.downandconnor.org. Closing date 12 noon on Thursday 19th Dec.

VOLUNTEER NURSES The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes are currently seeking volunteer registered nurses to work on the 2020 Pilgrimage (8-13 July).  For more information or to register your interest, please email Lourdes@downandconnor.org

The annual Christmas Carol Service organised by  St. Dominic’s  Past pupils’ Union  will take place at  7.30pm  on MONDAY 16th  DECEMBER in St. Dominic’s Grammar School. Donations to St. Vincent de Paul.

The Live Crib at St. Mary’s Visit The Live Crib at St. Mary’s Grotto, Chapel Lane Belfast, opening Fri 13th to Tue 24 Dec and from Sat 28th Dec to Mon 6 Jan ‘20 from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on 19th and 23rd Dec to 8 p.m. Come along and meet Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, the shepherds and the animals. The three wise men will arrive on 6th January. Carols at 2 p.m. and 5p.m.  Schools groups, choirs and carol singers welcome. Proceeds to Tuesday’s Child Following Yonder Star Christmas Appeal for children in Gaza, Syria, Kenya and Sudan. Prayers at the crib each day for peace for every child, born and unborn. Contact 07545-452362.

Rathmore Grammar School Open Day Saturday 18 January 2020 9.30 am to 1.00pm Address by Principal at 9.30 am and 11.15 am.

PENITENTIAL SERVICES AND CONFESSIONS IN OUR PASTORAL COMMUNITY 2019

St Teresa of Avila Parish –Monday 16th Dec 7pm

St Oliver Plunkett Parish-Tuesday 17th Dec at 7pm

St Michael the Archangel Parish - Wednesday 18th Dec at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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