Parish Bulletin Notes 02/03/2014

Parish News

The Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £1979.00. The Priest’s Welfare Monthly Collection amounted to £1486.00. Thank you.

Ash Wednesday Mass Times: 8.00am, 10.00am and 6.30pm. Ashes will be distributed during Mass.

CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking Documentary Film Series and multi-media Study  Programme is now available in our Parish. The DVD episodes take viewers around the world and deep into the Faith, spanning over 50 locations in 15 countries — stunningly filmed in high-definition. CATHOLICISM illustrates the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Catholic Faith in an epic media experience. Viewers will witness a vision of the Catholic Faith that has never before been seen. From the lands of the Bible to the great shrines of Europe, from the heartland of America to the mysteries of Asia and the beating heart of Africa, see the passion and glory of the Faith that claim over 1.1 billion of the earth’s people. Venue: St Agnes’ Parish Centre; Time: Tuesday 7.30pm-9pm or Wednesday 11am-12.30pm during Lent. Admission: Free. Light refreshments. All welcome.

Baptised in Christ: We welcome to St Agnes’: Siannon Patricia McAllister.

Holy Father’s prayer intentions for March: 

Respect for women: That all cultures may respect the rights and dignity of women. Vocations: That many young people may accept the Lord’s invitation to consecrate their lives to proclaiming the Gospel.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Margaret McVarnock, Catherine Convery, Thomas Owens.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Tony Keenan, Peter Shevlin, Eithne Flannigan, Dan Donnelly, Daniel Smart, James Tier, William & Ellen McCrory, Billy Brannigan, Sharon Howie nee Brannigan, Joe & Pat Fenton, Jackie Richmond, Michael Dunne, James Barney Mason, Jane McIlwee, Rita Bloomer, Charles & Shiela Hughes.

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.

The Divine Mercy Pilgrimage to Krakow 24 April – 29 April 2014. £499 half board from Belfast. This will  coincide with the Feast of The Divine Mercy. All profits to the Third World. Other dates available in May, June and September to Medjugorje and Krakow. Please contact : email: /Phone  028 90245547.

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:

The West Belfast Historical Society is meeting on Friday the 14th of March 2014 at 7.30pm in the Falls Park Pavilion, Falls Road, Belfast.  Entrance to the car park is via the main gate opposite Maguire’s Garage, just follow the road along the Ballymurphy River to the car park behind pavilion. This Month’s Topic is: “The curious case of the Rev. McManaway”. The Guest Speaker will be: Mr. Aaron Callan (The Roe Valley Historical Society). All are welcome to attend.

Lent for Life Campaign: Precious Life invite you to join with them in faith for a Lenten Campaign to end abortion beginning on Ash Wednesday 5th March. The mission Lent for Life is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused campaign of prayer and fasting and community outreach. For further information, contact Precious Life on 02890278484 /

God promises never to forget us. If you feel distant from God, who has moved? Seek a closer relationship with God and all that you need will be given you (Is 49:14-15; Mt 6:24-34). If you think God is calling you to be a priest,  please contact Fr John Murray, Vocations Director email: or Tel: 90913761.





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