PALM SUNDAY MASS 10AM VIA OUR PARISH RADIO
HOLY WEEK ARRANGEMENTS FOR ST AGNES’ VIA OUR PARISH RADIO
Monday 6th April - Wednesday 8th April
10.00am Prayer of the Church
11AM BISHOP TREANOR WILL CELEBRATE THE CHRISM MASS WHICH WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON THE CATHEDRAL WEBCAM
7.00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
10.00am Prayer of the Church
3.00pm The Lord’s Passion
7.00pm Stations of the Cross
8.00pm Easter Vigil
Daily Mass: 10.00am Mon – Fri.
Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Coronavirus Emergency As highlighted in the Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary and stated by the Holy Father in his Homily of 20 March 2020, it is vitally important that the faithful know that if they cannot access confession, then, by making an act of sorrow, by being truly contrite for all their sins with the intention not to sin anymore, and with the intention of going to confession as soon as is possible, they are reconciled with God and obtain the forgiveness of their sins, even mortal sins. Bishop Noel Treanor
THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO WORK FROM HOME, SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CALL KATE ON 07850685870 FOR QUERIES OR YOU CAN E-MAIL TO: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best communication now is via our website where it is updated each day www.stagnesbelfast.com
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES FOR TAX YEAR 2020/2021 Due to the current situation the Parish envelopes will be available as soon as it is safe to do so.. please consider an online direct debit in the interim.. please give Kate a call for this service 07850685870
Arranging Mass Intentions You can book an anniversary Mass or a Mass intention by calling or e-mailing
DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE (JULY 2020) Is now cancelled due to the coronavirus
Marriages We are aware that couples who have been forced to postpone their wedding are attempting to reschedule them later in the year. In some cases, reception venues are offering Sundays. While it remains the general practice that weddings are not celebrated on Sundays in the Diocese, in these particular circumstances and only for those attempting to reschedule a wedding, a Sunday wedding will be permitted, where it is possible for a parish to offer this.
Readings for Holy Week and Easter 2020:
Remember in Prayer…
Recently Deceased: Noreen Breen (Funeral Friday 3rd April 3pm Blaris)
Fr John Stewart
The Funeral Mass for Fr John Stewart, RIP, will be live-streamed on Tuesday, 7th April at 12 noon from St Colmcille’s Church, Holywood, where Fr John was Parish Priest from 1985 to 2003. Fr John will be buried privately later that day in the grounds of St Colmcille’s Church, in accordance with the diocesan regulations introduced on 25th March.
Betty Donnelly (Funeral will take place Thursday 9th April in Roselawn)
Margaret ( Peggy) Weir ( Funeral will take place Friday 10th April in Roselawn)
Loretto Carlin ( Funeral will take place on Fri 10th April in Roselawn)
Brian Murray ( Funeral will take place on Fri 10th April in Blaris)
May They Rest In Peace
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time:
Albert Weir, Brian Monaghan, Vincent Hynes, Susan O’ Neill, Marie Foley, Sally O’Gorman, Emma Groves, Orla Mc Manus,
Eamonn Farrelly, Sean Kielty, Patrick Mc Cafferty, John Mc Caughey, Joe & Minnie Duffy, David Hughes, George & Mary Ferguson
Colette Mc Reynolds, Paul Denny, Tom Smith,James Patrick Mc Kenna
POPE FRANCIS NEWS.. Holy Week, which is the culmination of the 40-day Lenten period, is the most solemn period for Christians worldwide, who celebrate the solemn mysteries of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection. This year the liturgical celebrations of Pope Francis from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday will take place in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, without the presence of the faithful. The Stations of the Cross will take place in front of the Basilica.
Pope Francis will celebrate all of the Holy Week Rites in St. Peter’s Basilica, starting with Palm Sunday at 11.00am, 5 April.
As for the Triduum, or the 3 days preceding Easter, the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper will begin at 6:00pm on 9 April.
The following day, Good Friday, Pope Francis will preside over the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. However, that night, the Stations of the Cross will not be held at the traditional site of the Colosseum, but in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican at 9:00 pm.
Likewise, the Easter Vigil Mass will be held in the Vatican Basilica at 9:00 pm on 11 April. The following day, the Holy Father will celebrate Easter Sunday Mass in the basilica and conclude with the “Urbi et Orbi” message and blessing.
St Michael the Archangel Parish
Holy Week Schedule 2020 Via Webcam
Monday – Wednesday – 10.00am
Wednesday 8 April:
Penitential Service – 7.00pm
Holy Thursday 9 April
Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7.00pm
Good Friday 10 April
Commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion – 3.00pm
Stations of the Cross – 7.00pm
Easter Saturday 11 April
Easter Vigil Mass – 5.00pm
Easter Sunday 12 April –11.00am Mass
All parishioners are welcome to join the Holy Week Services via our webcam.
To access the webcam please visit our website:
Also, there is access to St. Oliver Plunkett’s webcam on St. Michael’s website. Monday – Wednesday – 10.00am Friday – 7.30pm Saturday – 6.30pm Sunday – 11.00am
DIRECTIVES FOR THE DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR Effective Thursday 26 March 2020
Funerals Until further notice there will be no Funeral Services in the Church. Funeral Services will be restricted to a Service of Committal at the graveside, we recognise that this will be a difficult change for grieving families. Bishop Noel has addressed this in his Pastoral letter which you can view on the parish website homepage. Aware of growing public anxiety, out of particular concern for the more vulnerable members of our community and to avoid any confusion, we are updating our directives. Churches are to remain closed until further notice. Parishes will do all they can to raise awareness of available opportunities to participate in Mass via radio, TV, and web streaming. Information will be shared on the Diocesan website (www.downandconnor.org) and through parish social media.
Weddings Weddings have been suspended until further notice.
Baptisms Baptisms have been suspended until further notice.
The celebrations of Confirmation, First Confession and First Holy Communion are suspended until further notice. Meetings, seminars, courses and retreats all non-essential meetings, courses, seminars and other pastoral gatherings are cancelled. Where meetings are required, consideration will be given to using conference calls or web-based meetings. These directives will be kept under regular review and any change will be notified as soon as possible