SIXTH SUNDAY of EASTER
MASS TIMES: Fr Mc Glynn continues to celebrate Mass behind closed doors each MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY AT 10am.
ARRANGING MASS INTENTIONS You can book an anniversary Mass or a Mass intention by calling or e-mailing
DONATE BUTTON Many parishioners are asking about donating and what they can/should do about their weekly and monthly envelopes. Our suggestion to you is to do one of a few things:
Using the donate button on our home page, you can use your bank debit or credit card to donate straight to us. Alternatively, you can continue to put your contributions into envelopes and save them all until we are opened again and we can receive them all in the weekly plate. Lastly, you can simply donate one larger amount to us when we are all back to normal.
Unfortunately, direct debit/standing order isn’t possible at this time as staff cannot liaise with you with the proper forms and the detail you need as our staff are furlough workers until 31st May 2020.
DONATION To make a donation to the Parish please click on the DONATE button on our HOME PAGE ( Navigation)
THIS DONATION WILL SUPPORT THE WORK OF ST AGNES’ PARISH.YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO ENTER AN AMOUNT WHEN YOU SELECT THIS ITEM.
Thanks to those who have already used the donate option and thanks to all for continuing to support the parish financially and spiritually with your uplifting messages.
Stay home and stay safe. God Bless you all.
Remember in Prayer…
Recently Deceased: Corey O’Meara
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Michael Dobbin
Church choirs, singers and musicians
We’d love you to join in….
a ‘virtual’ blessing for frontline workers
In recognition of the dedicated service of all involved in providing essential services during these challenging times, singers and musicians in churches on the island of Ireland are being invited to take part in a unique singing, musical and blessing experience.
Project joint coordinator, Fr Martin Magill, Parish Priest, St John the Evangelist, Belfast said:
“The words of the hymn ‘Be Thou My Vision’ can be traced back to fifth to ninth century Christian Ireland to a tradition of a prayer for protection known as ‘lorica’ (Latin for armour or breastplate.) The references in the prayer to armour and sword are thought to be inspired by some of the imagery in St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6:16-17 such as ‘shield of faith’, ‘helmet of salvation’ and ‘the sword of the Spirit’. Praying for protection and blessing is particularly apt during these times.”
Fellow organiser, Philip McKinley, Dublin-based Church of Ireland ordinand said:
“God blesses us abundantly and is present with us, even in very difficult times. This song is an invitation to lift our eyes, to shift our vision far beyond ourselves, to Him. Ireland is famous for its blessings, words to encourage friends, family and neighbours along the journey. We want to bless those on the frontlines with words of hope and life and relationship with the creator of all things.
This is an exciting collaborative video project designed to bless our community and encourage people to lift their vision to the Lord. In the words of the hymn we want to draw people into a greater awareness of ‘thy presence, my light’ in these dark and challenging times.”
If interested, please sign up at www.theirishblessing.com:
Once signed up you will be notified this Saturday 16th May to download our Recording Guide resources from www.theirishblessing.com. All the information you will need to record your contribution will be made available there.
Once recordings are completed, please return to the website to submit these where they will be considered for inclusion in an all-island version of the hymn.
The deadline for recorded submissions is 12 noon on Friday 22nd May.
This final collaborative video will be directed and edited by a renowned team including Greg Fromholz, Stu Reid and Jonny Rea. It will be released on Youtube on Pentecost Sunday, 31 May 2020 at 11am.
Prayers for the Pandemic: for a household in lockdown
God of the indoors, who knew the confines of domestic space at a time of little comfort, help us in this time of confinement, help us to see it as an act of love, in solidarity with those who care for us and put their own lives on the line for the sake of others. Help us to ‘make room’ for each other, even if room is scarce, help us to find reserves of patience we never knew we had, to take offence less easily, to find in our hearts an easy apology when we’re petulant. Help us to be attentive, careful, and thoughtful. May we draw deeply from the well of our most loving times.