ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 22ND MAY 2022..6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Weekly Offertory Promise amounted to £1790.00

Thank you for your generous financial support. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.

CONGRATULATIONS To the P4 children of Holy Child Primary School who made their First Holy Communion on Friday 20th May .  Also a big thank you to the teachers and classroom assistants for all their hard work. Please keep them in your prayers

Trócaire Boxes Please return your Trócaire boxes to the church at Mass times or to the parish office  or Sacristy at the opening hours. Thank you.

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

CEMETERY SUNDAYS After two years of the blessing of the graves by Bishop Treanor alone, we are delighted to welcome families back to pray for their loved ones who lie at rest in the Belfast cemeteries.

Hannahstown –29th May at 3pm

Tullyrusk Cemetery– 5th June at 1.30pm

St Peter’s Church The Rock– 5th June at 3pm.

PRAYERS FOR EXAMS Please keep in mind all the  young students sitting exams in the coming weeks.

Pope Francis @Pontifex  When we find ourselves faced with evil, we need to learn, from the example of so many older people, to unite our prayer to that of Jesus, who abandons himself to the Father on the cross.

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT: Vigil 6.30pm: Sarah Mc Larnon

SUN: 9.30am: Special intention

12.30pm: Paul Eastwood(Months mind)

Robert Mc Cullough

MON:10.00am: Frances & Stephen Hartley

TUE: NO MASS

WED:10.00am: Priest’s  intention

THU: 10.00am: Priest’s intention

FRI: 10.00am: Priest’s intention

SAT:Fr Danny Mc Avoy

NB: In the event of a funeral, the assigned intention will be offered privately by the priest at his first available mass.

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Recently Deceased: Madeleine Quinn, Michael  Duffy.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Jean &  Hugh Madill, Olive Burns, Joe Burns, Declan Burns, Patricia Mc Stravick, Geraldine & John Kane, William Cinnamon, Sarah Scott, James Mc Keown, Frances & Stephen Hartley.

QUB Chaplaincy Golden Jubilee Ball The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University will celebrate its Golden Jubilee with a Gala Ball in Belfast City Hall, to take place on Friday 10 June at 7pm. A drinks reception will be followed by a four-course dinner with wine, and dancing to live band MOJO. The evening promises to be the highlight of this year’s social calendar, giving Queen’s Chaplaincy alumni, across generations, a wonderful opportunity to catch up and share memories with old friends. Tickets are priced at £80 (plus online booking fee) and can be secured by following this link: https://fixr.co/event/catholic-chaplaincy-qub-golden-gala-tickets-384378624 There is a limited number of tickets available for current students at the subsidised rate of £50 and these can be reserved by contacting Chaplaincy directly at catholicchaplaincy@qub.ac.uk-Dress Code: Black Tie.

Sr Paschal Mc Meel, who for 55 years was a sister & abbess at the Poor Clare monastery on the Cliftonville Road until its closure in 2012, went home to God in the Poor Clare Carlow monastery on 8th May 2022. The month’s mind Mass for Sr. Paschal will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Oldpark Road, Belfast at 12 noon on Saturday 4th June. Celebrant will be Bishop Donal McKeown. Sr Paschal was much loved and respected in Belfast and beyond. Blessed with a wonderful personality, she made numerous friends throughout her life taking all their worries and anxieties to the Lord in prayer.

A Prayer by Telephone The Sisters of Mercy “Bethany” 34 Point Road, Dundalk Welcome any person who may wish to request prayer, especially during these difficult times. All requests are confidential. Tel:00353429331602 9am – 9pm Daily. One of the sisters will be happy to Listen and Pray with you.

The All Ireland Rosary Rally will take place in Knock on Saturday 4th June from 1.30 pm.  The main celebrant will be Archbishop Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland. Homilist:  Bishop Michael Duignan. Rosary Talk: Fr. Marius O’Reilly. If interested in travelling by coach, contact Paddy 07979501228 or Siobhán 07857251422 by text anytime or call after 5pm.

Calling ALL ADORERS of the Blessed Sacrament in DOWN & CONNOR. National Eucharistic Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock  on Saturday 18th June (Corpus Christi weekend) leaving Belfast City Centre at 6.15 am.  Cost £22, bring a packed lunch.

Contact Harriet 07812098991 or Maureen 07745093530 to inquire or book a seat. For more information click on the link below.

www.eucharisticadoration.ie    

First Saturday Devotions will take place in St Matthias’s Church, Glen Road on  Saturday 4th June at 3pm.

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