St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 16th February 2020

Parish News…

Weekly Collection 10th February £2297.00

Novena Collection to date £2865.00

Thank you for your generous financial support

CONGRATULATIONS To P7 Boys and Girls of Holy Child Primary School who were Confirmed by Fr Kevin Mc Guckien last Monday 10th February. A sincere thanks to their School Principal Martin Short and teachers for all their hard work.

St Agnes Vigil Choir are looking new Members, Singers and Musicians for the 6.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass. Please phone 90 225123 and leave your name and number and we will get back to you ASAP

THANKS Many thanks to all who helped make our recent Novena such a success … Ministers of the Eucharist and the Word, the Choirs, Singers & Musicians;those from the Sacristy who helped prepare the Church; and those who helped with the collections and distribute the literature.

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH Decon Greg Mc Guigan will lead an hour of Adoration, Prayer and Reflection on.. THE EASTER TRIDUUM (Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday) A Short Journey through the Mystery.This will be held in the Church.. All Parishioners are invited to attend.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Paul Currie

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Margaret & John Mc Varnock, Patricia & Hugie Hanvey, Harry & Mary Bradley, Maria Mc Comish, Patrick Herald, Marie Fogarty, Teresa Press, Brain Fitzsimons, Anne Mc Burney, Cathal Mc Garrigle, Bernie Mc Auley, Betty Hartley, Hugh O Neill, Liam Mc Karry.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on…

DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE (JULY 2020) Adult forms are now available from the Parish Office. Dates as follows:- 07th – 14th July£725, 08th – 13th July £650 (£550 for sick pilgrims). Youth Team 7th – 16th July (£590) and Youth forms are available to download from the Diocesan website:- www.downandconnor.org/lourdes or for more information, contact lourdes@downandconnor.org

Lent at Tobar Mhuire. Ash Wednesday. A conversation on forgiveness between Alan McBride and Jude Whyte, two people who been faced with the challenge of forgiving those who perpetrated awful deeds upon their loved ones. Session begins at 7.30pm. Voluntary donation towards Belfast Welcome Centre. Lenten Scripture Course with Fr. Oliver Treanor. A four week series on the Wednesdays of Lent, in which Fr Oliver Treanor invites us to see the meaning of the Cross in God’s plan and as a way of achieving the fullness of life. Begins at 7.30pm and concludes at 9Pm Donation. Take Off Your Shoes – You are Standing on Holy Ground! A three week course,1, 8, 15 March 2020 Explore the beauty of Eucharistic Adoration and ways of developing best practice in our personal lives and in our parishes. Led by: Fr Tom Scanlon CP. Time: 3pm – 5.30pm each day. Voluntary Donation .

KRAKOW and CZESTOCHOWA PILGRIMAGE 11th – 18th October 2020 COST £895.00 PER PERSON SHARING.£200.00 deposit secures a seat! Contact Jean Reynolds on 07729402311 or email: Jeanreynolds@hotmail.co.uk

Shrines of Poland with a Day retreat at the shrine of the Divine Mercy Poland – Including visits to Krakow, Czestochowa, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Auschwitz & Wadowice to see St. John-Paul’s house 2nd – 7th JUNE 2020 6 DAY ESCORTED GROUP PILGRIMAGE Spiritual Director: Fr. Tony Devlin. FURTHER DETAILS: St Pauls Parish Belfast – Phone 028 90 325034 email: stpauls@downandconnor.org Cost: £850 per person sharing – based on 20 pilgrims travelling Cost: £775 per person sharing – based on 40 pilgrims travelling £100 non-refundable deposit per person to secure a place by 28th February. Single Supplement £180.00. Balances due 6 weeks before departure and are accepted in instalments prior to due date. 28th February. Single Supplement £180.00. Balances due 6 weeks before departure and are accepted in instalments prior to due date.

DIOCESAN VOCATION WEEKENDHave you ever considered the possibility that God is calling you to the priesthood? If so, take this opportunity to gather with other men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. This retreat will create the time and space to help you discern God’s calling in your life. The retreat will take place in Drumalis Retreat Centre, from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th March 2020. For further information contact: Fr. Kevin McGuckien on (02890614567) Email:k.mcguckien@downandconnor.org.

MASS There will be a 7am weekday Mass (Mon – Fri) in St. Michael’s Parish during Lent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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