AT AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 4TH DECEMBER 2022. 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

PRAYER FOR OUR PARISH

Advent marks a New Church Year and a time for resolutions. I invite all parishioners to pray this Advent for our Parish as we begin a New Year as a Parish family. After Christmas we will be looking for people to help with Parish Ministry and to build up our Parish community as we emerge from COVID and begin planning for the future along with the rest of our Diocese. But to guide those plans may this Advent be a time of prayerful reflection so that God will awaken in us his way forward and his plans for all of us in our local Church community. St Agnes pray for us.

Fr Raymond

PARISH NEWS

Weekly Offertory Promise

 £1625

Bishops Commission  Total £365

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.

Holy Day of Obligation Feast of the Immaculate Conception Thursday 8th December. Vigil Mass on Wednesday 7th December 6.30pm Mass at 10am on Thursday 8th December.

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 Annual Christmas Collection will be held on the weekend of 10/11th Dec .

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

TROCAIRE Global gift cards are now available to purchase from the Sacristy. Buy a Trócaire Gift of Love and send some love around the world this Christmas 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.

ST AGNES’ PARISH CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE Will take place on Sunday 18th December at 6pm. All welcome to come along and join in!

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December 10am & 7pm

Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December 9.30am & 12 Noon. All Christmas arrangements  will be  detailed  on the Christmas card which will be available on the weekend of 10/11 Dec

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT: Vigil 6.30pm: Michael Connolly(Months mind)

Tommy & Rosina Kelly

SUN: 9.30am: Owen Smith, Larry & Mary Gribbin

12.30pm: Una Crudden, John & Briege Mc Gourty, James & Ellen Mc Fall, Matthew Morrison, Marie Standen, Margaret Hackett

MON:10.00am: Paddy Leonard

TUE: 10.00am: NO MASS

WED:10.00am: Priest’s intention

6.30pm: Annie Mc Callin

THU: 10.00am: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

FRI: 10.00am: Priest’s intention

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.

Recently Deceased: Terry Mc Veigh, Colette Donelly, John Compston, Diarmuid O’ Connor RIP

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Sarah Fennell, Sarah Gillen, Paul Shiels, Sarah Mc Varnock, Johnny Purcell, Charlene Flannigan, Bill Clarke, Michael & Emma Mc Cann.

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

WHAT’S ON

HOLY CHILD P.S OPEN DAY Thursday 8th Dec at 1.30pm & 6pm. Principal’s talk will be followed by a tour of the School or Nursery unit. We look forward to welcoming you.         

HOLY CHILD NURSERY SCHOOL Slievegallion Drive. 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

ST DOMINIC’S OPEN DAY Saturday 14th Jan 2023. 9.30am-1pm. Principal’s Address 9.30am and 11am. Primary 6 and 7 pupils are welcome.

ST GENEVIEVE’S HIGH SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT. Thursday 12th Jan at 7pm and 8pm. Principal’s Address 7pm.

ST MARY’S CBGS  OPEN NIGHT Thurs 12th Jan at 7.30pm . Principal’s Address 8pm.

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

Housekeeper Vacancy for Hannahstown Parish A part-time vacancy has arisen in Hannahstown Parish. The post is for 16 hours per week. Closing date is 12 noon on Thursday 8th December 2022. visit www.downandconnor.org and click on Job vacancies. Thank you.

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

CALLING ALL MEN Irish Men’s  Rosary Sat 3rd Dec. Castle Street Junction beside Primark.

“Holy Hour and Candlelight Procession For the Feast Of the Immaculate Conception Saint Mary’s, Chapel Lane, Belfast. Thursday 8th December 2022 commencing at 6.30pm. Light refreshments available following the procession. All are welcome

A Legion of Mary event”

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