St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 12th January 2020

Parish News…

Weekly Collection 5th January £2627.00

Thank you for your generous financial

 HOLY CHILD PS.

CONFIRMATION 2020

Confirmation meeting is on Wednesday 15th January at 7.30pm in School Assembly Hall.

Service of Light and Commitment at 9.30am Mass on Sunday 19th January .

Confirmation: Will be celebrated on Monday 10th February at 1pm

Refreshments afterwards in Holy Child PS.

STATISTICS FOR ST AGNES’ JANUARY 2019- DECEMBER 2019

Baptisms during the year – 69

First Communions – 75

Funerals – 86

Confirmations – 89

Marriages – 10

Diocesan Directory 2020: The new edition of the Diocesan Directory is on sale from the Sacristy – price £4

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Pope Francis called upon Vatican employees to:- 1. Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are. 2. Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.” 3 Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased. Sheila Curoe, Margaret O’ Connor, Patricia King.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Brian Nellis & Jeanette Nellis, Eileen Emmett, Ethna Mc Kenna, Patrick & Renee Collins, Noel Rush, Tony Donnelly, Leo Wilson, Rosaleen Cullen, Rosaleen Agnew, William Fennell, Carina Lynch, Bridget French, Rita & Jack Mc Kee, Brigid Mc Fall, Kathleen Teeney, Michael & Christina Duffin, Susan , Cecilia & John Doherty, Catherine & Luke Mc Cann, Charles & Mary Smyth, Mark & Mary Rea, Fr. Peter Forde, Desie Forde & Rea family, Celia Barber, Annie Thompson.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on…

Easter Pilgrimage to Fatima 8th – 13th April 2020 All Easter Ceremonies in Fatima Mass in Santarem where the bleeding host took place and Prayers, and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima. Contact James Treacy 086-0572216

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 .

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 24th February 2020.  £399.00 per person sharing.  Price includes return bus transfer to Knock, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with breakfast lunch and dinner (full board).  All entertainment and excursions included. Lunches on days out. Wheelchair accessible rooms.  Single room supplement £40.00.  Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com

Public Lecture – The Global Persecution of Christians

Dr Michael Kinsella from Aid to the Church in Need will address the issue of the global persecution of Christians in a public lecture at Queen’s University Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast on Tuesday 21 January at 7pm.  Everyone is welcome.

St Genevieve’s High School requires a Temporary Switchboard Operator/Receptionist, 4hours per day 8.30am -12.30pm.

If anyone is interested please contact Geraldine McConville at St Genevieve’s High School on 02890925670

A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) Weekend (Fri 8pm to Sun 4:30pm) will be held in Dromantine, Newry from 31st January- 2nd February For information and to book, visit our new website  www.marriageencounter.ie or phone 0770 281 2321 [NI] or 00353 (87) 2162436

4 Corners Festival Belfast 31st January – 9 th February 2020 This is an inter-denominational arts festival aimed at promoting reconciliation. You are invited to attend as many as possible of nearly 20 events throughout Belfast, Including a talk by Fr Peter McVerry SJ, the famous champion of the homeless. The theme this year is “Building a City of Grace” and the intention is to promote through music, drama and prayer discussion about the need we share for the gift of grace in our divided society. The Festival was co-founded in 2012 by Falls Road priest, Fr Martin Magill and Presbyterian minister, Rev Steve Stockman. The events are free and further details can be found at the website www.4cornersfestival.com

 

 

 

 

 

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