St Agnes Parish Bulletin 13th September 2020

Parish News…

Weekly Collection 7th  September  £1420.00

Thank you for your generous financial Support



Masses are continuing on our normal schedule and we thank those who have been coming to clean the Church seats and carpets.  We also thank those helping to facilitate the congregation in following the present health procedures.  Those attending Mass must also be complimented on how they follow the procedures – especially the one-way system to enter and exit the Church and the row-by-row Holy Communion procession. Please use the Hand Sanitising stations provided at the entrance and exit and other points throughout the church.
As those attending Mass will be aware, more volunteers are needed to help out both at Masses and with the cleaning of the Church.  Those willing to assist are asked to give their names to the sacristan or to the Parish Office.


SACRAMENTS AND CEREMONIES UPDATE Funeral Services and Requiem Mass in the presence of the deceased, with numbers according to the capacity of the Church which is 120 people and  whilst observing social distancing regulations.

Weddings can be held indoors, with numbers according to the capacity of the Church,  and with social distancing observed.

Baptisms : We have resumed baptisms one at a time. Please call or email the parish office with your request for baptism ( 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month) . Thank you for your patience at this difficult time. Parents and Godparents only at this time, and with social distancing observed.


PARISH OFFICE wish to advise parishioners that where possible, we will ask you not to enter the parish house/office to protect us and you. If you do need to enter the parish Office, we will ask you to please wear a mask and you will also need to sign in and leave your details for track and tracing purposes. This also applies for those entering the Church.


PARISH HALL Will be closed until further notice


First Holy Communion Will be held this year on Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th October ( Sat 3rd October @  10.00am & 12noon) ( Sunday 4th October @ 11am) Please remember the Children in your prayers.


THE POPE’S INTENTION FOR SEPTEMBER “We pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner”


AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen


Remember in Prayer…



Sat: Vigil 6.30pm: Margaret Ramsden

Bernard & Anne Derby,

Sarah Power,

Mary & John Mc Caughey,

Lily Hamilton

Sun: 9.30am: Priest’s intention

12.30pm: Mary Mc Donnell

Ciaran Maskey

Mon: 10am: Priest’s intention

Tue: 10am: No Mass

Wed: 10am: Margaret Murray

Thurs:10am: Priests’ intention

Fri: 10am: Priest’s intention

Sat: 1pm: Harry Lavery ( Ashes)

In the event of a funeral, the assigned intention will be offered privately by the priest at his first available mass.


Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Richard Wilson, Samuel Cavanagh, Maria Whyte, Thomas Sterrett, Jim O’ Connor, Eamonn Mc Cubarry-Ward, Seamus Mc Cormick


YOUR PRAYERS ARE ASKED FOR… Reverend Aidan O’Kane, of Carnlough Parish, who was ordained to the Priesthood for the Passionist Community on Saturday 5th September in Holy Cross Church   -Reverend Eamon Manning, of Portaferry Parish, who will be ordained to the Priesthood for the Oratorian Fathers this Saturday 12th September in Oxford


FACE MASKS – DIOCESAN ADVICE Following the recent Diocesan statement formally recommending the use of face coverings by all those attending Liturgical Celebrations, please note the following advice: – by wearing a face covering correctly, you are helping to prevent transmission of the virus – wash or sanitise your hands before putting on the mask and as soon as possible after removal – make sure the mask covers your nose, mouth and chin – avoid wearing on your neck or forehead – avoid touching the front of the face cover and only handle the straps or ties when removing – you do not have to wear a face covering if under the age of 13 and in cases where wearing a face covering may be difficult It is important for us all to remember that the reasons for not wearing a face covering may not always be visible. Further information on the correct use of face coverings and exemptions is available on the Public Health Agency website

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