GUIDELINES FOR ATTENDING MASS IN AGNES’
• The wearing of face coverings while entering, leaving and moving around a church is MANDATORY
The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.
• 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.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00am
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord, Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.
If you, O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness; for this we revere you.
My soul is waiting for the Lord. I count on His word.
My soul is longing for the Lord more than the watchman for daybreak.
(Let the watchman count on daybreak and Israel on the Lord).
Because, with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.
Israel indeed He will redeem for all its iniquity.
v– Eternal rest grant to them O Lord
r – And let perpetual light shine upon them
v – May they rest in peace
r – Amen
v – O Lord, hear my prayer
r – And let my cry come to you.
Let us pray, O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful,
grant to the souls of your servants departed the remission of all their sins,
that through our fervent prayer they may obtain that pardon
which they have always desired; who live and reign forever and ever.
COLLECTION The collection for the 31st October amounted to £1490.00 Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page aswell .
WORLD MISSIONS COLLECTION £2695.00
ANNUAL MASSES FOR THE BEREAVED Will be held in St Agnes’ Church this Monday 8th & 15th November at 7.00pm.
TROCAIRE EMERGENCY APPEAL Trocaire are having an additional emergency appeal for the people of East Africa where over 30 million people are facing Famine and starvation. Envelopes are now available for those wishing to support this appeal, and are placed at the entrances and exits of the Church. Envelopes can be returned to the Sacristy or the Church collection plate by next weekend 13/14th November.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a particularly difficult time for those who have lost loved ones and have often had to cope with their grief without many of the usual spiritual and community supports.
To pastorally support everyone who has suffered the pain of bereavement during the pandemic, and in the context of the month of November as the traditional time when we remember our dead, on next Sunday, 14 November at 3.00pm, the Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock. The bishops will concelebrate Mass for all those who have died in our country during the pandemic, and for their families. At the Mass the bishops will also offer prayers of thanksgiving for all those who so selflessly sacrificed so much during the pandemic. This Mass will be live-streamed on www.knockshrine.ie and broadcast on the RTÉ News Now digital television channel and online.
The bishops invite everyone to join with them in prayer on this solemn occasion.
PARISH HALL We are delighted to announce that our Parish Hall ( 10a St Agnes Drive ) has re-opened from Monday 1st November 2021, and we welcome back all our Parish Groups and classes.
SENIORS Coffee & Tea morning each Wednesday from 10am -12.30pm
SET DANCING Each Thursday from 11th November 8-9.30pm. All welcome.
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: Kevin Skeffington, Alice Mc Kee
6.30pm Vigil: Richard Glenholmes
Sun 7th Nov: 9.30am: Mary Small, Thomas Mulvenna
12.30pm: Geraldine Kane, Lucy Gallagher, James & Mark Hunter, Bridie Smyth, Geraldine O’ Neill
Mon 8th Nov: 10am: November Dead List
Tue 9th Nov: 10am: NO MASS
Wed 10th Nov: 10am: November Dead List
Thurs 11th Nov:10am: November Dead List
Fri 12th Nov: 10am: November Dead List
Sat 13th Nov 1pm : Sadie Mc Grillen & Billy Mc Veigh
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: Sheila Scappaticci, Stephen Deeds, William Cinnamond, John Shields, John Mc Geown, Betty & Paddy Barker, Margaret Crossan, Paul Zemrowsky jnr, Rosemary Daye, Nell & Jimmy Mc Kinney
Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!
ST GENEVIEVE’S HIGH SCHOOL Carols at Christmas Tuesday 7th December at 7pm. Admission £5. Tickets available from the School Reception.
Advent Retreat: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” with the Drumalis Team and Fr Perry Gildea CM
Drumalis – Friday, 10 – Sunday, 12 December 2021
During this residential weekend of quiet and prayer at Drumalis Retreat and Conference Centre in Larne, we will reflect on the various ways that God comes to us, speaks to us, invites us and remains with us, especially during these days of pandemic.
For further information or to book a place, please contact Drumalis – tel 28272196/28276455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Details also available on Drumalis website – http://www.drumalis.co.uk