St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 1st November 2020



Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord, Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.

If you, O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness; for this we revere you.

My soul is waiting for the Lord. I count on His word.

My soul is longing for the Lord more than the watchman for daybreak.

(Let the watchman count on daybreak and Israel on the Lord).

Because, with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Israel indeed He will redeem for all its iniquity.

v– Eternal rest grant to them O Lord

r – And let perpetual light shine upon them

v – May they rest in peace

r – Amen

v – O Lord, hear my prayer

r – And let my cry come to you.

Let us pray, O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful,

grant to the souls of your servants departed the remission of all their sins,

that through our fervent prayer they may obtain that pardon

which they have always desired; who live and reign forever and ever.



Parish News…


COLLECTIONS Sunday 25th October weekly collection came to £950.00 .  Total collection for Mission Sunday £2750.00 Thank you for your generosity. You can also donate via the Parish website. Click Donate on the Home Page. Fr Thomas  would like to express his gratitude for your generosity and continued support of the Parish during these difficult times. It’s much appreciated.


NOVEMBER DEAD LISTS Are now available at front and side entrances of Church. Please leave completed lists  into the Sacristy  Thank you


All Saints’ Day ( 1st November) Masses are as per the current Sunday Mass times. 9.30am & 12.30pm


Annual Mass for the Deceased Annual Masses for the Deceased Planned for Monday 16th Nov & 23rd  November @7pm. These Masses are subject to change in line with COVID-19 restrictions. Please refer to our website for updates.


Prayer Service on 1st November    This Sunday, 1st November, the bishops and priests of Ireland will lead a short service of prayer to dedicate the month of November to ‘Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved’.   The whole country is invited to unite in this moment which will be followed by parish liturgies throughout the month of November, reaching out as much as possible to those who cannot be physically present.   A Cross and/or an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary may be prominently placed as a focus of devotion.

Bishop Noel will lead the Service of Prayer on 1st November in St Peter’s Cathedral at 7pm.   All parishioners are invited to participate via webcam.

Each diocese in Ireland is dedicating the month of November as a month of Prayer and Remembrance for the Dead and for the Comfort of the Bereaved. A short Service will take place on Sunday, 1 November at 3:00pm in cathedrals and churches throughout the country. People are invited to participate via webcam and other online media from their homes.









ALL SOULS’ DAY – 2ND NOVEMBER: We invite you to mark this day by a moment of silence at 12noon followed by the recitation of the Angelus at 6:00pm as the day grows darker and draws to a close we invite you to place a lit candle in your window and recite the Angelus.

THE ANGELUS On the feast of All Souls, Monday, 2nd November let us pray together at 12noon and 6:00pm

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word. Hail Mary…

And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. Hail Mary…

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.


WRAP UP WARM! As we get further into autumn and temperatures dip, our church must remain well ventilated, in line with COVID-19 regulations. We encourage you therefore to wrap up warm!


PRAYER IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME Lord Jesus Christ, our true physician and healer, be merciful to us and bring us your aid in these troubled times. Heal all our sickness and every affliction of your people. Amen.


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.


Sat: Vigil 6.30pm: Kathleen Fegan, Sheila Scappaticci, Theresa Armstrong, William Cinnamond, May & Bill Mc Kenna, Leo & Kathleen Mc Kenna

Sun: 9.30am: Mairead Mc Kenna

12.30pm: Theresa Brannigan, Betty Barker, Paddy Barker, John Mc Geown, John Shields

Mon: 10am:Priest’s intention  

Tue: 10am: No Mass

Wed: 10am:Priest’s intention

Thurs:10am: Priest’s intention

Fri: 10am: Priest’s intention

Sat: 1pm: Richard Glenholmes

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: Joe Kemp, Mary Marley, Phillip Glennon, James Farrelly, Paddy & Patsy Cullen


FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS Will take place in St. Matthia’s Church, Glen Road on Saturday 7th November. 3pm- Adoration, Confession, Rosary and Act of Consecration. 4pm- Celebration of Holy Mass


The Apostolate of Adoration invites you to ADORATION, PRAYER & FASTING on the FOUR FRIDAYS in NOVEMBER for: Renewal of the Catholic Faith in Ireland Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary The Suppression of the Pandemic The Holy Souls Preparation for Advent and for the Birth of Jesus (see website for full details


LIVING YOUTH - Parish GIFT ‘Shorts’ Videos Check out Living Youth during November and December, on Facebook or at to see the New Parish GIFT videos. Tune in on Wednesday 4th November at 6pm for our first video – ‘All Saints and All Souls.’


Do you want to be part of the largest Virtual Christmas Carol event?

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. We are all facing a long winter, one where we will not be able to gather to celebrate one of the most favourite times of the year, yes our beloved Christmas. Santa this year is going to have to practice social distancing – staying away from all of us as much as he can to ensure that on his journey around the world he doesn’t become a super spreader of the Corona virus.

But what about our Carol Services and Carol Concerts? Are we going to loose them this year. Surely Christmas can’t happen with out the sounds of Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls? The reality is for 2020 we are going to have to park these events, hopefully we will be able to celebrate them in person again in 2021, right now it is simply too dangerous to bring large groups of people together.

With this in mind I am inviting you to come along and be part of the biggest Virtual Choir event that has ever happened. A Virtual Carol Event, 14 songs, many of which are new arrangements of traditional songs are ready for your vocal skills. Myself and the amazingly talented people I record with here in Ireland have been preparing tracks for you all to sing along to. All you need to do for now is

Register to take part

Registration closes at 11pm on 6th November. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are it will close at 11pm your time. Once we have gathered who is interested we will look at dividing up the songs between those who are signed up (I am not sure everyone will be up for doing 18 songs, but if you are you are welcome to).

When registration closes, you will be sent instructions to download the learning and recording tracks along with sheet music and strict instructions too follow.

Then in your own time, you record your vocal parts and once you have them all done and are happy with how you look and sound, send them to us via Don’t worry all details will be included in your email and it can all be done from your phone.

Recordings need to be submitted by 11pm November 20th (again your local time).

Once all files have been received here by me, we will begin to make the magic happen. We will piece together all the recordings and make you sound like a choir.

For enquiries and further information please contact Sinead on +353 (0)87 954 0091‬ or by email

The event will be broadcast on 20th December (Times and method to be announced.)

One final thing – make sure to spread the word about this and let all your singing friends and/or choir members know about it. We want as many singers as possible to take part.



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