St Agnes Parish Bulletin 14th June 2020

Parish News..

St Agnes’s Church is open

from 10.30am until 2pm daily.

You will know, and not be surprised to learn, that parish income during the period has taken a significant drop, which is understandable. Our Parish, like others across the Diocese and across Ireland, needs to make plans to recover from a steep decline in income since the start of 2020. Like households and families, we need to continue to meet essential expenditure.

Due to the current situation the Parish envelopes will be available as soon as it is safe … please consider an online direct debit in the interim … (please give Kate a call for this service 07850685870).   Alternatively, you can continue to put your contributions into ordinary envelopes and keep until we can receive them all in the weekly plate,  or  you could post them in through  Fr Mc Glynn’s letter box if you wish.  Or you could use the DONATE button at the top right-hand corner of this page.

Thank you for your continued support for the Parish and your generosity to the many Priests who have passed through the Parish over the years. As we face the future together, we know there will be challenges and difficulties. There will be demands made on us all in planning for the future of our Parish, the Pastoral Community, the support of Priests and the Diocese. We do hope this information is of help and we will keep you updated with developments as information becomes available. As you know the situation is changing from week to week so what is set out above will be kept under constant review.

Parish Office

Secretary will be available again for a week, commencing Wednesday 24th June

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased. Marie Rea

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Brendan Thompson, Bernie Glennon, Alex Wright, Harriet Barr

 

CLONARD NOVENA

In current circumstances, it isn’t an option to celebrate an in-church Novena during the month of June. So, the Irish Redemptorists have decided to do an all-Ireland, online Novena, which will be streamed live from Limerick [Mt St Alphonsus] and Belfast [Clonard]. The Novena will begin on Friday, June 19th and end of June 27th, the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. The Sessions from Clonard will be at: 7am; 9.30am; 6.15pm; and 8.00pm. The Redemptorist preachers are: Fr Peter Burns, Fr Johnny Doherty, Fr Brendan Keane and Fr Ciaran O’Callaghan. Rev Dr Janet Unsworth [Methodist] and Rev Jonathan Frazer [Presbyterian] will speak on the Ecumenical day [Monday 22nd June]

SUPPORT POPE FRANCIS’ COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND

Your help is urgently needed to help overseas missionaries and vulnerable communities to defend themselves against COVID-19.  In Africa, Asia and Latin America the Church is often on the frontline.  In remote, inaccessible areas, it is missionaries who respond, as best they can, to the medical and pastoral needs of suffering men, women and children. 

Missionaries already face too many challenges; working in over-crowded communities with no running water. In shantytowns and refugee camps where social distancing is simply impossible, and where self-isolation could mean starvation.   To help protect these fragile communities, Pope Francis has announced the COVID-19 Emergency Fund.  If you can, please give so that our less-fortunate brothers and sisters have a fighting chance at suppressing COVID-19. Donate by going online www.wmi.ie/covid-fund or call Fiona on 00 353 1 497 2035. Bank of Ireland Transfer Details Account Name - Society for the Propagation of the Faith IBAN – IE12 BOFI 9007 5456 9616 36 BIC – BOFIIE2D    

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