St Agnes Parish Bulletin 14th November 2021

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.

 

 

 SUNDAY MASSES

9.30am

12.30pm 

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  10.00am

SATURDAY MASSES

1pm

6.30pm Vigil

 

 

 

 

COLLECTION The collection for the 8th November amounted to  £1600.00 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

 

 

 

 

THE SECOND ANNUAL MASS FOR THE BEREAVED Will be held in St Agnes’ Church this Monday 15th November at 7.00pm.

 

 

 

SVP CHRISTMAS CARDS Are now available to purchase from the Sacristy priced at £3

 

 

 

 PARISH HALL

SENIORS  Coffee & Tea morning each Wednesday from 10am -12.30pm

SET DANCING Each Thursday from 11th November 8-9.30pm. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

TROCAIRE EMERGENCY APPEAL You can now leave your envelopes into the Sacristy, Parish Office or the weekly collection plate or donate over the phone by calling 1850 408 408 (ROI) or 0800 912 1200 (NI & UK).

A special word of gratitude to Parishes of every size for their ongoing support of the work of Trócaire – and to every Trócaire supporter – particularly during this challenging period where the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of life both in Ireland and in poorer countries. The work we do would be impossible without you.

CAOIMHE DE BARRA CEO OF TROCAIRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 Dolores Webb, Sheila Pimley, Brigid Agnes Maguire, Sean Mulholland.

 

Sat 13th Nov: 1pm: Funeral Mass of Dolores Webb RIP

6.30pm Vigil: James Daly ( Months Mind )

Sun 14th Nov: 9.30am: Brendan Ryan, Eddie Brown

12.30pm: Kathleen Morgan ( Months Mind ) &   Gerard Megahey ( Months Mind )

John O’ Rawe

Mon 15th Nov: 10am: Harry Bleakley

Tue 16th Nov: 10am: NO MASS

Wed 17th Nov: 10am: November Dead List

Thurs 18th Nov:10am: November Dead List 

Fri 19th Nov: 10am: November Dead List

Sat 20th Nov : 1pm: Bill Cinnamond

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: Owen Kelly, Richard Glenholmes, Mary Small, Thomas Mulvenna, Geraldine Kane, Lucy Gallagher, James & Mark Hunter, Bridie Smyth, Geraldine O’Neill, Sadie Mc Grillen & Billy Mc Veigh, James A. Barber, Kathleen Mc Kenna.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

Safeguarding Sunday – Sunday 21st November 2021

This year, as Bishop of the Diocese, I have designated Sunday 21st November as ‘Safeguarding Sunday’. This is an opportunity for all the parishes to come together and acknowledge the dedication of hundreds of parish volunteers who serve in the ministry of Safeguarding across the Diocese. During the celebration of the Sunday liturgy, we will renew our commitment to the pastoral care of victims of sexual abuse as well as children, young people, and adults in our parishes.

 

On Sunday 21 November at 3pm, I will lead a Prayer Service from St Peter’s Cathedral. Everyone is welcome to join online with me and diocesan representatives of Safeguarding for this Prayer Service via Church Services TV. To join, kindly follow the links to the Cathedral webcam: http://www.churchservices.tv/stpeterscathedral

 

+ Noel Treanor

Bishop of Down and Connor

St Michael the Archangel, Finaghy Road North  32 Hours of Adoration 26th-27th November

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will begin on Friday 26th after 10.00 am Mass

If you would like to volunteer for adoration please put your name on the sheets in the porches or contact Kate O’Connor 07756025097 or Kathleen McGreevy 07856608982

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAROLS AT CHRISTMAS Will be held on Tuesday 7th Dec in St Genevieve’s High School at 7pm. Tickets £5 available from School Reception. All Welcome

 

 

 

 

Alcohol Awareness Week 16 – 22 November 2021, Al-Anon offering Family support for those affected by alcoholism All meetings are listed on the website www.al-anonuk.org.uk , or you can call our Confidential Helpline on 02890682368 10am – 1pm or 6pm – 10pm.

 

 

 

 

GRACE’S WASHBAG APPEAL

Grace is 14, a pupil at Dominican College Fortwilliam. This Christmas she is asking for help to fill
washbags with essential items for women in need. All washbags will be donated to The Welcome
Organisation in Belfast.
Essential Items
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shower Gel
Shampoo
Sanitary products
Bar soap

We have been told ladies pants if possible. Various sizes. If you cannot fit them into your toiletry bag we
can accept them separately as long as they are packaged or in a bag, label still attached.

Optional extras
Deodorant (non aerosol)
Lip Balm
Hair bobbles
Small brush

The Welcome Organisation will distribute them to women in need this Christmas.

Bags can be dropped in to The Kennedy Centre. Outside poundland lookout for Grace’s decorated bin. 

Thankyou so very much for your generosity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Prayer for Those Suffering with Depression (Pope’s Intentions for November)

Lord, You know the darkness that envelops me. This cloud descends on me and, when it does, I seem to lose all perspective. It seems like it will never lift. I know I have pulled out of it before, but when it starts again, it clouds everything. Help me to trust in You in this difficult time. I know that after the rain, the sun shines again and that above the clouds, the sun is always shining. But please impress this conviction in my heart, so that Your gift of hope will carry me through. I believe that You can heal me and so I entrust myself to You. Give me the graces I need to ‘hang in there’ until Your healing Love, which I know is constantly working on me, finally penetrates and gives me the relief that I need. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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