ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 27TH NOV 2022.. 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

PARISH NEWS

Weekly Offertory Promise

 £1520.00

Bishops Commission £315

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.

SVP In the light of the current cost of living crisis St Agnes SVP are making an appeal for Parishioners to extend their already generous contributions to our funds. May we take this opportunity to thank all parishioners for their financial support.

SVP Christmas cards now on sale from the Sacristy priced  £3 for a pack of 10.

TRÓCAIRE GIFTS OF LOVE WILL BE ON SALE SOON  Trócaire Gifts of Love help some of the poorest people in the world to work their way out of poverty. There are 23 gifts to choose from starting at £5 for the Gift of Soap for families in war-torn South Sudan. All the gifts are real items, sourced in-country which go to families in need of our support. For further information go to https://www.trocaire.org/gifts.

Bulletin Notices and Anniversaries Bulletin Notices should be with the Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday to be included in the weekend bulletin.

WEBCAM Live streaming of all Masses takes place in St Agnes’. Click on the Live Webcam button on the Home page of the Parish website www.stagnesbelfast.com

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Mary Barr, Cecilia Donnelly, Fr Gerry Cassidy RIP

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: David Phelan, David Rouse, Geraldine Dunlop, Brian Compston, Bronagh & John Taggart, Bridget & Bernard O’ Kane & son Barney, Martin Sergeant, Joe Gunning.

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT: Vigil 6.30pm: Sarah Fennell, Sarah Gillen, Paul Shiels

SUN: 9.30am: Priest’s intention

12.30pm: Jean Mc Alea ( Months mind)

MON:10.00am: Nov Dead List

TUE: 10.00am: NO MASS

WED:10.00am: Nov Dead List

THU: 10.00am: Johnny Purcell

FRI: 10.00am: Nov Dead List

3pm. Funeral of Cecilia Donnelly RIP

SAT:1pm: Priest’s intention

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

” The Youth 2000 Christmas retreat will be taking place in Newbridge College, Newbridge between 9th-11th December. This retreat is for anyone aged 16-35.  Great CRAIC!!, Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops,Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!! Donation only. Free buses leaving from all over Ireland. Register now on www.youth2000.ie

HOLY CHILD NURSERY SCHOOL Invite you to their Open Afternoon on Tuesday 6th Dec 2022 at 1.30pm-3.30pm We look forward to meeting you all!! Email: info@holychildns.belfast.ni.sch.uk

KNOCK ALL NIGHT VIGIL New departure from Clonard Monastery at 1.30pm and Westwood Centre Kennedy Way at 2pm Wednesday 7th Dec returning Thursday 8th Dec at 12noon. Price £60 this includes Dinner and Breakfast. To book call Brendan on 02890 665211 between 9am and 5pm Mon-Fri.

ST MICHAEL’S CRAFT CLASS Christmas Fayre Saturday 3rd Dec before the 11am Mass & 3.30pm until after the 5pm Mass. All Welcome!

Stage & Screen… and a touch of Christmas! Join St. Agnes’ Choral Society for an evening of songs from musicals and film, with Christmas music to get us all in the spirit! Sunday 11th December, 7pm, St Anne’s Parish Centre, Finaghy BT10 0NE, Tickets £10+fees. Tickets can be booked via this link:  shorturl.at/bruWY 

MASS OF HOPE FOR SUICIDE AWARENESS Sunday 27th Nov at 3pm in Clonard Monastery. All families bereaved and all denominations welcome!

Annual Mass for Deceased Clergy & Religious There will be a Mass for Deceased Clergy and Religious who have died during the last three years.  All Parishioners, Clergy and Religious throughout the Diocese are invited to join the families of the deceased to offer Mass together with Bishop Noel. On Monday 28th November 2022 in: St Peter’s Cathedral (Belfast) At 7pm. Mass will be broadcast live on http://www.churchservices.tv/stpeterscathedral

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL 2022 The Order of Malta QUB and the Catholic Chaplaincy QUB invite you to support this year’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal in support of Belfast Homeless Services. Suggested items for male and female include: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Shampoo, Body wash, Sanitary Products, Sweets, Chocolate, Gloves, Scarves, hats  Deodorant. Please place your items in a wrapped box or in a bag and leave it under the Christmas tree in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, by Mon 12 December. Thank you for your kindness and support.  For more info, contact QUB@orderofmalta.ie

Advent Reflection at SMA Dromantine, Newry Tues 13th Dec 4pm to Wed 14th Dec 5pm An Advent reflection in preparation for Christmas given by SMA Community, Dromantine and a celebration of the Sacraments (Eucharist, Reconciliation and Anointing of the sick). Cost £120/€145 Tel: 02830821224

email: admin@dromantineconference.com

Annual Mass for Deceased Clergy & Religious There will be a Mass for Deceased Clergy and Religious who have died during the last three years.  All Parishioners, Clergy and Religious throughout the Diocese are invited to join the families of the deceased to offer Mass together with Bishop Noel. On Monday 28th November 2022 in: St Peter’s Cathedral (Belfast) At 7pm. Mass will be broadcast live on http://www.churchservices.tv/stpeterscathedral

CHRISTMAS SHOEBOX APPEAL 2022 The Order of Malta QUB and the Catholic Chaplaincy QUB invite you to support this year’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal in support of Belfast Homeless Services. Suggested items for male and female include: Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap, Shampoo, Body wash, Sanitary Products, Sweets, Chocolate, Gloves, Scarves, hats  Deodorant. Please place your items in a wrapped box or in a bag and leave it under the Christmas tree in the Catholic Chaplaincy, 28 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, by Mon 12 December. Thank you for your kindness and support.  For more info, contact QUB@orderofmalta.ie

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