Following instructions from the Diocesan Office,
Masses will resume as soon as the necessary health and safety precautions are put in place.
This may take a few weeks.
Further information about Masses and the Sacraments (including Baptisms) will be posted on our website when it becomes available.
St Agnes’ Church will continue to be open for private prayer from 10.30am until 2pm.
The Church gates will only be open during those times.
PRAYER INTENTIONS: We extend our sympathies to the families of those who died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversary occur at this time.
Remember in Prayer…
Recently Deceased. Bobby Storey, Briege Hillman
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Brigid O’ Sullivan, Maura Ryan, Kevin Mc Shane
Please forward the names of your loved ones whose anniversaries occur at this time to the Parish Secretary by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 07850685870. They will be remembered at all the week-day and Sunday Masses celebrated in the Parish. 10am Monday -Sunday
More People Turning to Prayer
New research has found that the Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a 50 per cent surge in online searches for prayer as people turn to faith to cope with feelings of angst and despair. In March 2020, the share of Google searches for prayer rose to the highest level ever recorded. Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, associate professor of economics at the University of Copenhagen, who led the research, found that across all faiths the rise was largest for Christians, particularly Catholics, and Muslims. Source: CEPR Press/In crisis we pray/Religiosity and the Covid-19 pandemic
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 social distancing is simply impossible, and 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 0035314972035.
Bank of Ireland Transfer Details: Account Name – Society for the Propagation of the Faith IBAN – IE12 BOFI 9007 5456 9616 36 BIC – BOFIIE2D
Thankyou from Trocaire
On behalf of Trócaire, we would like to thank parishioners who generously supported our appeal to return the funds from the Lenten boxes on, before and after Pentecost weekend. We received outstanding support from parishes, communities and our volunteers throughout the island of Ireland. We would like to extend a special thanks to all who have supported Trócaire over the past 47 years. This generosity ensures that we can continue to support our partners to deliver the support that marginalised communities need now more than ever.
As you know, donations made through the annual Trócaire Lenten Campaign, especially the Trócaire box, fund lifesaving programmes around the world. Millions of people who live without access to adequate water supplies, sanitation and healthcare continue to live with the threat of COVID-19.
Your donations have made a great difference at a time when it was most needed by some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. We are humbled by your kindness and care.
Returns can still be made:
- Online at www.trocaire.org
- By phone 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI)
- By post to our offices: Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare / 50 King St, Belfast BT1 6AD3