Parish Bulletin Notes 23/02/2014

Parish News

The Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £3625.00. Thank you. There has been a change in the day of our counting and therefore we include last Sunday’s three masses (totalling £1654) in this week’s count. Fr Peter, Fr Robert and the Parish Finance Committee wish to thank Dr Liam Byrne and his team of counters for the many years of service to the Parish.

As announced in the financial statement by the Parish Finance Committee, next week we will have a special collection to raise funds for the re-carpeting of the Church. The collection will take place after Holy Communion. All money raised will be used exclusively for re-carpeting the Church. Envelopes will also be provided for donations that can be placed at any time in the brown steel box by Our Lady’s Altar or given directly to Fr Peter or Fr Robert. Please give what you can””every donation is welcome. Thank you.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Peter Cunningham, Francis Gallagher, Damien Anderson.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Henry & Teresa Bleakley, Michael Barry, Marguerita Gribbon, Arthur Anderson, Kathleen Gomez, Michael & Julia Harte, Charles McGrath, Joseph Burns, Margaret, William, John & Sean Brunton, Pauline McCrea, Mary & Bill Singleton, Maggie Corrigan, Mary Stevenson.

What’s on locally

Down and Connor Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2014: Application forms are now available from the Parish Office. 7 nights (10th-17th): £635 (Hotel only); 5 nights (11th-16th): £570 in hotel or £470 in hospital. Youth team (8th-17th: £520, closing date for youth applications is 31st March. For more information see the poster in the Church or contact the Pilgrimage Office  by email: or tel: 028 90646040.

Day Pilgrimage to Knock for the feast of St Joseph on  19th March. Holy Mass and Confessions available. Bus leaving St Agnes’ at 7.30am; back at 10.30pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Cost £15. Contact Pat: 079 46917354 or Mary 075 94202371.

Have you tried what Jesus asks us to do? Love of enemy, no payback, and going beyond what is asked are difficult to observe in our world. Ask for the grace to live them. (Matthew 5:38-48) If you think God is calling you to be a priest,  please contact Fr John Murray, Vocations Director email: or Tel: 90913761.

Discerning Vocations – a retreat for young women who are considering their vocation in the Church – a look at married life, the single life, lay missionary work, the religious life, consecrated life in the world and the contemplative life. Venue: Drumalis Retreat House, Larne on March 29th/30th 2014. Cost: a donation is acceptable. If interested, contact the Diocesan Vocation Director: Fr John Murray at 90913761 or email:; or Mags Tierney at 075 37414387 (text only) email:

Live Below the Line with Concern. Could you live below the poverty line for five days, feeding yourself on just £1 a day? The challenge is simple: £1 a day for food and drink for five days. You’ll have plenty of help from our community of past participants, encouragement from our ambassadors and a website full of useful resources. You’ll also be playing a vital part in Concern’s work, by raising funds to help us tackle hunger with the most vulnerable people in 26 of the world’s poorest places.  Join today, and catch a glimpse of the bigger picture — of what life is really like for the more than a billion people who live below the poverty line.  For more information and to sign up now please visit: or text ’LIVE’ to 81400.

“ In Joyful Hope — A New Step in Eucharistic Communion”. This special event is being held in St. Anne’s Church on Tuesday, 25th February at 8.00 pm. Should you feel able to promote it among your congregation and friends we would be honoured. “ Spread the word and spread the Welcome!”

Interdenominational Divine Healing Ministries invite you to come to a special healing service to be held in St Peter’s Cathedral, on Wed. 26th Feb. at 7pm. The speaker will be Brother David Jardine and he will be speaking on the theme “ I will not live in fear”. Music will be provided by Deo Soli. Prayer of healing and blessing with oil available at the end of the service.




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