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

BAMBINELLI SUNDAY: All parishioners attending Mass in St Agnes’ this weekend, 10th/11th December, to mark the 3rd Sunday of Advent are invited to bring along a figurine of the Baby Jesus which will be blessed at Mass by Fr Raymond. Then they’re invited to take it home, wrap it up in Christmas paper and place it under the Christmas tree. On Christmas morning the ‘Bambinello’ is to be unwrapped and placed in the crib, connecting the Nativity set at home, and the Church where we worship each week. It also reminds us that the baby Jesus is the best present we can receive at Christmas.


Weekly Offertory Promise


Monthly Offering £470.00

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.

SVP Annual Christmas Collection will be held this weekend 10/11th Dec . 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

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


Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December 10am Mass

Christmas Vigil 7pm

Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December 9.30am & 12 Noon. All Christmas arrangements are detailed  on the Christmas card which is now available for you to take  home, drop one into friends and neighbours who are housebound and perhaps send one to family and friends who are away from home.

CONGRATULATIONS To Emma Campbell from P6C Holy Child Primary School who won the competition to design the front cover of our Christmas Card. Well Done Emma!


SAT: Vigil 6.30pm: David Gillespie (Months mind)

Bobby Crawford

SUN: 9.30am: Priest’s intention

12.30pm: Ann Trainor ( Months mind)

Teresa Compston husband Brian & son John

MON:10.00am: Samuel Scott

TUE: 10.00am: NO MASS

WED:10.00am: Isabella Reid

THU: 10.00am: Gabriel Davy

FRI: 10.00am: Priest’s intention

SAT:1pm: Anne Mc Manus

NB: 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: Tommy & Rosina Kelly, Owen Smith, Larry & Mary Gribbin, Una Crudden, John & Briege Mc Gourty, James & Ellen Mc Fall, Matthew Morrison, Marie Standen, Margaret Hackett, Paddy Leonard, Annie Mc Callin, Harry & Mary Mc Keown, Jane Shortt, Phil Murphy, Owen Farrelly, Colm Lennon, Margaret & Charles Mallon, Alfie Love.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

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:

ST LOUISE’S COLLEGE Open night  Wed 11th Jan 2023. Principal’s Address 4.30pm and 6.30pm

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 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 Teresa of Avila Parish –Monday 19th Dec 7pm

St Oliver Plunkett Parish– Tuesday 20th Dec at 7pm

St Michael the Archangel Parish – Wednesday 21st Dec at 7.30pm.

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