ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 20TH MARCH 2022. .3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree - Luke 13:1-9 - Bible Verse of the Day

COLLECTION The weekly collection for the 13th March amounted to £1190.00. Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.

Face Coverings The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn at all times while in the church and throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES   The new envelopes are now available to be collected from the church. ( Main doors) If you are not on the list and would like a box of Parish envelopes please contact the Sacristy or Kate in the Parish Office.

TROCAIRE BOXES are now available at the entrances to the Church; please take one home with you.

First Holy Communion will be on Friday 20th May 2022 at 10.30am and 12.30pm.

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

ROSARY The Rosary will be recited each morning after the 10am Mass for the people of Ukraine. It is said that the recitation of the Rosary is most powerful when recited in the presence of Jesus in the tabernacle. Everyone is most welcome, please join us.

REMINDER Fr Mc Glynn willl be doing the stations of the cross each friday in Lent at 7pm

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR UKRAINE There will be a second collection for Ukraine next weekend at all the Masses 26/27 March.

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PRAYER INTENTIONSWe 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: James Dorrian, Dan Gregan, Margaret Black

6.30pm Vigil: Jim Mc Closkey ( Months Mind)

Molly Smith

Sun 20th March 9.30am: Danny & Kathleen Mc Allister, Tony Kelly, Rory Fennell, Terry Gillen

12.30pm: Ellen Chambers & Isabella Mc Keown, Frank Drain, Rachel O’ Rawe, Kathleen Sinclair, Margaret Mulvenna

Mon 21st March:10am: Priest’s intention

Tue 22nd March: 10am: NO MASS

Wed 23rd March: 10am: Priest’s intention

Thurs 24th March:10am: Priest’s intention

Fri 25th March :10am: Priest’s intention

Sat 26th March : 1pm:Rosaleen, Hilary, Robert Cummings

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Matt Mc Polin, Nina & John Friel, Imelda Mc Nulty, Joe Mc Cartney, Mary & Roche Mc Donald, David Magee, Hilary Cummings, Lily Mc Donnell, Jim Cunningham, Caomhin Mac Bradaigh, Maureen & Peter Cunningham, Mary Heaney

Special Collection for Ukraine: The Irish Bishops have asked for a Special Collection to be taken up at Masses on the weekend of 26/27 March to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and especially the families and children who have had to flee their homeland in advance of the Russian invasion. The proceeds of this Special Collection will be directed to Caritas Internationalis, which is the helping hand of the Church on the ground in the Ukraine and the surrounding region. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you.

Black Mountain Older Men’s Group Meet every Wednesday 12-2pm in Glen Community Centre. New members welcome. For more information contact 02890627189 and ask for Joe Jordan or Gerry Caldwell.

ROSARY FOR LIFE AT STORMONT Please join us for a special Candlelight Rosary for Life to commemorate the unborn children who have lost their lives through abortion in Northern Ireland. To be held at Stormont, (main gate entrance on Upper Newtownards Road) on Monday 21st March at 7.00pm . For more information contact Rosary Crusade for Ireland on 07592280522.

Pro-Life Information Meeting: Precious Life will hold a “Restore Personhood” Pre-election Campaign Meeting on Thursday 24th March in The Devenish Complex, Belfast at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 07592280522 or email restore.personhood@gmail.com.

DOWN and CONNOR DIOCESAN TRUST
PARISH SECRETARY – PART TIME
SACRED HEART PARISH
A vacancy has arisen for a Parish Secretary within Sacred Heart Parish, 1A Glenview
Street, Belfast BT14 7DP.
The post holder will be required to:
❖ provide confidential, efficient, and effective secretarial support to the Parish Priest, and
assistance to visitors and parishioners who visit or make contact with the Parish office.
❖ effectively and efficiently manage and maintain the Parish Office.
The terms are based on a permanent appointment requiring 15 hours per week,
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9.00 am – 2.00 pm each day.
Rate of Pay – £10.50 gross per hour.
Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at:
http://www.downandconnor.org clicking on the tab: JOB VACANCIES and on the
Community NI website, where terms and conditions relating to the role can also be
accessed by way of a Role Profile and Employment Application form. Application
packs can also be obtained from Sacred Heart Parish Office.
We welcome applications from anyone who feels they meet the criteria and are
interested in playing an active part in the Parish.
Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Tuesday 29th March 2022

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