St Agnes Parish Bulletin 27th June 2021

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 June 2021


‘Talitha Cum’

In today’s Gospel we hear two healing stories: Jairus’ daughter and the woman with a haemorrhage. At first glance these stories might not seem to have a lot in common. The woman is a complete social outcast because of her condition, yet Jesus calls her ‘daughter’. He does not let social convention dictate who can be called a child of God. Jesus reminds the people of this woman’s true identity. The synagogue official surprises us, pleasantly, with his faith in Jesus and his message. What these two characters have in common is faith against all the odds as they reach out to Jesus in faith-filled action. There are those in the story who laugh when Jesus says he can bring back Jairus’ daughter. They are sent away. Jesus’ healing breaks down the barriers that isolate us from one another and from God.

     We can all recall times when we were struggling. We needed something to move us, to help us forgive, to help us walk away or to relieve us of physical pain. In the end it can be the simple gestures that save us: a kind word, someone praying for us, a gentle touch or we reach out to someone and like the woman with the haemorrhage we suddenly feel within ourselves that we are healing. These accounts show us something of how God’s grace can enter our lives and transform situations.

     Mark leaves untranslated Jesus’ native language when he restores the young girl to life: ‘Talitha cum’ – a beautiful phrase meaning: ‘Little girl, get up!’. Jairus’ daughter has been given new life; the woman has also been given new life. Both have overcome barriers that were keeping them from being free. We know what those barriers are for each of us. God’s grace is gentle yet can bring life to situations of death. What do you need healing from today? Bring this to prayer.




CONGRATULATIONS To P7 Boys and Girls of Holy Child Primary School who were Confirmed by Fr Mc Glynn during the week . A sincere thanks to their School Principal Mrs Deery and teachers for all their hard work. Good luck in your new Schools!!!




COLLECTION The collection for 20th June  amounted to  £1277.00. 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-, 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


RECORDINGS Please note, all funerals will be recorded. Please tell us if you do not want your loved one’s funeral recorded.


DIOCESAN PRIVACY POLICY The Privacy Policy for the Diocese of Down and Connor is available in the Safeguarding section of the Parish website.




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 26th  June : 6.30pm: James Norney ( Months Mind )

Jimmy Nellis

Sun 27th June: 9.30am: Brigid Hughes, Denis Devine

12.30pm: Eileen Mc Cambridge, Maura Farquharson, Kevin Mc Shane, John Hughes 

Mon 28th  June: 10am: Priest’s intention

Tue 29th June: 10am: No Mass

Wed 30th June: 10am:  Priest’s intention

Thurs 1st  July:10am: John Keatings

Fri 2nd July: 10am: Priest’s intention

Sat 3rd July: 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:  Brigid & Timothy O’Sullivan, Frank Mc Dermott, James O’ Kane, Desmond Courtney, Ursula Burns, Paddy Leonard, Arthur Wilson, Peter Wilson,

Jean O’ Hara



 Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!








First Saturday Devotions St Matthias’s Saturday 3rd July 3pm – Adoration, Confessions, Act of Consecration 4pm – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass




ST. PETER’S CATHEDRAL JOB VACANCY Cleaner, 10 hours per week, £8.91 gross per hour. Full details at: and on the Community NI website. Application packs also at St Peter’s Cathedral Parish Office. Closes Fri 25th June @ noon.





MASS ROCKS This year, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Ireland launched a campaign inviting priests in each of the 26 dioceses of Ireland, to celebrate the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, at a Mass Rock located in their Diocese. The intention of each of these 26 Mass Rock Masses was for ‘the renewal of the faith in Ireland through the intercession of the Irish Martyrs’. For details of all the Mass Rock Masses, visit, and to purchase a copy of ‘Our Martyrs’ book please visit




DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY Drumalis Retreat Centre, in association with St Patrick’s Pontifical College, Maynooth. This two-year, part-time, intensive course begins September 2021., or email or phone 2827 2196/2827 6455.






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