TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
17TH OCTOBER 2021
|1st Reading||Isaiah 53:10-11|
|Responsorial Psalm||Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22|
|2nd Reading||Hebrews 4:14-16|
|Gospel||Mark 10:35-45 Or Mark 10:42-45|
GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING MASS IN AGNES’
• Face Coverings are mandatory when entering and exiting the church
• 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.
COLLECTION The Weekly collection for 10th October amounted to £1716.00 Thank you for your contribution. You can also make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page. WORLD MISSION SUNDAY IS 24TH OCTOBER 2021
FUNERALS & WEDDINGS can increase to the current capacity of the Church (120-150 persons)
BAPTISMS Continue to be limited to 10 people every second and fourth Sunday of the month
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: Kathleen Morgan, Francis Mohan, Gerard Magahey, James (Jim ) Daly
Sat 16th Oct: 1pm: Funeral Mass of James Daly RIP
6.30pm Vigil: Brendan Rocks (1st Ann), Rita Nellis, Isobel Boyle, Marie Stilton, Rose Macklin
Sun 17th Oct: 9.30am: Nora Toal, Sally Montgomery, Mark Shevlin
12.30pm: ( Damian Wilson & 3 Friends, Brian, Philip & Michael ) Jim Press
Mon 18th Oct: 10am: Kathleen Drain
Theresa Coey who will be 100. HAPPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY THERESA!!!
Tue 19th Oct: 10am: No Mass
Wed 20th Oct: 10am: Keeley Anne Young
Thurs 21st Oct:10am: Thomas Woods
Fri 22nd Oct: 10am: Mona Mc Guigan
Sat 23rd Oct : 1pm: Rose Mc Garrigle
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: Margaret Dunne, Isobel Mc Cartney, John Mc Caughey, John & Mary Lynch, Charles Devenney, Kevin Gallagher, Una Kane, Norah Toal, Ellen & Cornelius Small, Joseph & Patrick Reynolds, Fr James Mc Evoy, Una Kane
Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!
Archbishop Eamon Martin and the other Church leaders in Ireland invite all people of goodwill to join them in prayer during the Service of Reflection and Hope which will be broadcast live from St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Armagh on RTE and BBC television networks on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 11 a.m.
The Church leaders see this service as a moment in a much longer journey towards reconciliation which will require the prayerful support and engagement of Christians across these islands.
PARISH HALL We are delighted to announce that our Parish Hall ( 10a St Agnes Drive ) will re-open from Monday 1st November 2021, and we welcome back all our Parish Groups and classes.
NOVEMBER DEAD MASSES Letters will be sent out to all those who lost a loved one since November 2020 and who have already had the month’s mind Mass for their family member.
There are two masses this year again; MON 8th & MON 15th NOVEMBER 2021 @ 7 pm.
Saturday 16th October 2021 at 5.30pm St Peter’s Cathedral with Bishop Treanor
This weekend Pope Francis opens the pathway for a Universal Synod that will take place in Rome in 2023. This Synod will be a gathering that takes place after all the local Churches have shared their contribution on the experience of journeying together in Communion, Participation and Mission.
In our Diocese, of Down and Connor, we will have a time of listening and sharing prayerfully through Advent. During this time there will be an opportunity for you to share your experience of what it is like to be a part of our Church today.
World Mission Sunday will happen on 24 October and is the one day in the year when every parish, in every diocese celebrates mission and being part of a global family. Coordinated by Missio, it is a moment of grace to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living in situations of poverty, violence and oppression. In his message for World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis says: ‘With Jesus, we too have seen, heard and experienced that things can be different’. God wants a life of hope, peace and harmony for all his children and continues to seek out those who will bear witness to his love, mercy and forgiveness.
Precious Life will be holding a ‘Pro-Life Chain’ at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 23rd October at 2pm to commemorate the second anniversary of abortion legislation in Northern Ireland. For more information please contact Precious Life on 028 9027 8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holding Companies to Account for Harming People & the Planet 15th October at 1pm Join Trócaire, Christian Aid & Front Line Defenders at the One World Festival to hear from human rights defenders who stand up to big business, incl. an activist who peacefully resists Latin America’s largest open-cast coal mine where well-documented human rights abuses occur– which has links to the UK & Ireland. Register www.oneworldfestivalni.com.