First Reading: Nehemiah 8: 2-4a, 5-6, 8-10
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 19: 8, 9, 10, 15
Second Reading: First Corinthians 12: 12-30 or First Corinthians 12: 12-14, 27
Alleluia: Luke 4: 18
Gospel: Luke 1: 1-4; 4: 14-21
ST AGNES’ PARISH NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF LOURDES
3rd – 11th FEBRUARY 2022
Fr Laurence Gallagher C.Ss.R.
Sunday: 9.30am & 12.30pm
Monday to Friday: 10am & 7pm
Saturday: 1pm & 6.30pm (Vigil)
ALL NOVENA SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE THROUGH THE PARISH WEBCAM
COLLECTION The weekly collection for the 16th January amounted to £1545 Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.
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.
BAPTISMS Continue to be limited to 10 people every second and fourth Sunday of the month.
FOODBANK Fr Thomas and the Foodbank Team would like to thank you again for your great generosity over the last few weeks. It was greatly appreciated.
St Agnes’ Seniors Meet every Wednesday morning from 10am – 12pm for coffee, bingo, good food and good company, come along to enjoy the craic. Everyone 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: Stella Doherty
Sat 22nd Jan :6.30pm Vigil:Peggy O’ Donnell
Sun 23rd Jan: 9.30am: Annie Thompson
12.30pm: Patrick Shannon
Mon 24th Jan: 10am: Priest’s intention
Tue 25th Jan: 10am: NO MASS
Wed 26th Jan: 10am: Patrick Crossan
Thurs 27th Jan: 10am: Priest’s intention
Fri 28th Jan: 10am: Priests’ intention
Sat 29th Jan: 1pm: Celia Barber
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: Hugh Madill, Deirdre Maguire, Gerry Kayes, Kathleen Montgomery, Moya Browning, Raymond Mc Guigan, Therese ( Terry ) Anderson, Betty Burgoyne.
How to make an act of Perfect Contrition
Through an act of Perfect Contrition, you can receive the forgiveness of
your sins outside of confession, even mortal sins, provided that you
determine yourself to correct your life and make a firm resolution to go to
sacramental confession as soon as possible, when it becomes once more
• In reality or in your mind kneel at the foot of a crucifix and mentally
repeat: “Jesus, my God and my Saviour, in the midst of your agony you
remembered me, you suffered for me, you wanted to purify me from my
• Contrition is “perfect” if you repent of your sins because you love God
and you sincerely regret having offended Him and having contributed
Christ’s sufferings on the Cross.
• Recite, slowly and sincerely, an act of contrition focusing on the
goodness of God and your love for Jesus: “O my God, since you are so
good, I am sincerely repentant for having sinned against you and with the
help of your grace I will no longer sin. Amen”.
• Make a firm resolution to go to sacramental confession as soon as possible
HOLY CHILD PS.
P7A Mr Moran Wed 23rd Feb 10am
P7B Mr Tracey/Mr Hurley Wed 23rd Feb 1pm
P7C Mrs Deignan 24th Feb 1pm
SCHOOLS VIRTUAL OPEN DAYS. Are all on line on the Schools websites. Please go and have a glimpse into the exciting things they all have to offer for your child in September. Catholic Schools Week runs from Sunday 23 – Sunday 30 January 2022.
FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS Will take place in St. Matthias’s Church, Glen Road on Sat 5th February
3pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions & Act of Consecration
4pm Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Please come along and bring a friend
Hail Glorious Saint Patrick!
A 9-week novena in honour of Saint Patrick will take place on Wednesday evenings in the coming weeks to pray for the renewal of the faith in Ireland. The novena begins on 19 January at 7 pm in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, with Adoration, Rosary, Novena prayer to St. Patrick and Holy Mass celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin. Following Armagh, the novena will take place on the following Wednesdays in different churches across Ireland following in the footsteps of St. Patrick. You can join the novena each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Shalom World Prayer www.swprayer.org. You can also join the opening night of the novena via the webcam for St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. The novena will also be broadcast live by Radio Maria Ireland. Updates on the novena will be posted on facebook at Hail Glorious Saint Patrick. St. Patrick pray for us, pray for Ireland.