The Most Holy Trinity
30 May 2021
I am with you
Today’s Gospel is often referred to as the ‘Great Commission’. It contains the instructions of the Risen Jesus to the disciples to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth, to teach and to baptise ‘in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’. As we celebrate Trinity Sunday today, we pay attention in particular to the very last words of Matthew’s Gospel: ‘And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ Jesus will be with his followers through the gift of the Holy Spirit, God’s presence with us.
We read that some of the disciples were hesitant when they encountered Jesus on the mountain. They had lost him to death, and now he was risen and with them again in the flesh. They may have felt they weren’t ready or able for the task he was handing over to them. These first disciples were an imperfect group of people, yet Jesus chose them to spread God’s vision of love, compassion and justice throughout the world. Perhaps, like some of the disciples, we are fearful or doubtful. At a time when everything is changing so rapidly, it can be difficult to navigate our own faith journey, never mind communicate it to others. Yet we have Jesus’ assurance that he is with us, with the love and strength we need. The Holy Spirit is at work, inspiring and guiding us, shaping our lives, helping us to make the love of God present to all we meet.
‘Love is the greatest force in the universe. It is the heartbeat of the moral cosmos. He who loves is a participant in the being of God.’
(Martin Luther King Jr)
Restrictions and Guidelines for attending Mass in Agnes’
• Face Coverings are mandatory when entering and exiting the church and should be worn throughout services.
• The seating capacity of the Church is 120-150
• Observe social distancing and use the sanitizer at the Church Entrance;
• When leaving the Church follow the instructions and leave according to the indicated “One-way” system;
• Anyone with cold-like symptoms must not enter the Church;
• Those with under lying health issues are advised to remain at home;
Funerals and Weddings can increase to the current capacity of the Church (120-150 persons)
Baptisms Continue to be limited to 10 people.
PARISH MASS TIMES
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & friday @10am.
N.B NO 10am Mass on a Tuesday
Saturday @ 1pm & 6.30pm
Sunday @ 9.30am & 12.30pm
COLLECTION The collection for 23rd May amounted to £1516.00 Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page aswell .
PARISH OFFICE .. will continue, for now, to be contacted by email or telephone only ( 02890 615702 & email- firstname.lastname@example.org), and not in person. Thank you.
PARISH WEBCAM Live streaming of all Masses takes place in a St. Agnes’ Church. Please click on the webcam tile on the Home Page of the Parish website www.stagnesbelfast.com.
RECORDINGS Please note, all funerals will be recorded. Please tell us if you do not want your loved one’s funeral recorded.
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.
RECENTLY DECEASED : Robert ( Rab) Mc Cullough
Sat 29th May: 6.30pm: Eilish Tate
Sun 30th May: 9.30am: Ellen Maguire
12.30pm: Ann Britton ( Months mind )
Mon 31st May: 10am: Malachy Gregory
Tue 1st June: 10am: No Mass
Wed 2nd June: 10am: Kathleen Mc Connell
Thurs 3rd June:10am: Elizabeth ( Bessie) O’ Neill
Fri 4th June: 10am: Ita Keane
Sat 5th June: 1pm: Priest’s intention
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: Malachy Mc Cambridge, Hugh & Kathleen Mc Aleavey, Niall Callan, Frances & Stephen Hartley, Angela Burns, Rogerio Da Santa Fe, Clementina Soares Santa Fe, The Mc Keown & Mc Cann families, Andy Corrigan.
Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!
POPE ‘S INTENTIONS FOR JUNE The beauty of marriage.Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS Will take place in St. Matthias’s Church, Glen Road on 5th June
3pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions and Act of Consecration
4pm. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass