ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 29TH JANUARY 2023. 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Synod 2023: Communion, Participation, Mission.

PARISH NEWS…

Weekly Offertory Promise

 £1800

Monthly collection, for the support of our priests.  £190

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.

St Agnes’ Parish Novena to:
 Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd to 11th February 2023

Preacher:
Fr Clement MacManuis C.Ss.R.

Mass Times:
Sunday: 9.30am & 12.30pm
Monday to Friday: 10am & 7pm
Saturday: 1pm & 6.30pm (Vigil)

Novena Mass for the Sick: Sat 11th Feb at 1pm

ALL NOVENA SESSIONS WILL BE

AVAILABLE ON-LINE THROUGH

THE PARISH WEBCAM.

ST BLAISE BLESSING OF THROATS ( 3rd February) The traditional blessing of throats on the feast of St Blaise, will take place on Friday 3rd Feb after the Novena 10am Mass & 7pm Mass.

STATISTICS FOR ST AGNES’ JANUARY 2022- DECEMBER 2022

Baptisms during the year – 59

First Communions – 65

Funerals – 65

Confirmations – 68

Marriages – 6

HOLY CHILD PS.

CONFIRMATION 2023.

Service of Light and Commitment at 12.30pm Mass on Sunday 5th February.

Confirmation: Will be celebrated on Wednesday  1st March  at 1.30pm. (N.B This is a change of time from 3pm)

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT: Vigil 6.30pm: Michael Cassidy, Maureen Glennon, Arthur Loughran, Mai Lacey

SUN:9.30am: Brendan O’ Donnell

12.30pm: Colette Donnelly ( Months mind)

Mary-Agnes Fox, Bernadette Press, Annie, John & Brendan Flynn,

MON:10.00am: Burgoyne & Tohill family

TUE: NO MASS

WED:10.00am: Rita & Denis Mc Cann

7PM: Paddy Heenan

THU: 10.00am: Tommy O’ Malley

FRI: 10.00am: Eileen Clayton

SAT:1pm: Peter Tohill

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

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Mai Lacey ( Plymouth, England)

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Margaret Molloy, Annie Thompson, Betty Burgoyne & Joe Maguire, Bridie & Frank Hackett, Alice Carson, Edward & Teresa Murphy, Mary & Bernard Carroll, Moya Browning, Patrick Dunne, Julie Mc Nally, Paddy Crossan, Kathleen Magee, Austin Devlin, Eileen Clayton. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

WHAT’S ON

Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre. NEW WORKSHOPS 2023 – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN. Workshop Facilitator: Father Hugh Lagan SMA He has led retreats, workshops and trainings internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, positive change, trauma, mental health and resilience. Please contact Jacinta or Louisa to reserve your place: EMAIL: admin@dromantineconference.com

St Brigid is calling. Come and learn all about Ireland’s patroness, and how to make the iconic St Brigid’s cross! The Saint Patrick Centre in partnership with Brigid Watson, of Sustainable Journeys Ireland, is hosting a Legacy of St Brigid Experience on February 1st and February 4th in Downpatrick Refreshments, and exhibition IMAX film are included. Ticket information is available at the Saint Patrick Centre 02844 619000 or book online

St Brigid’s Day Lecture Wednesday 1st February at 7.30pm at St Bride’s Parish Centre (38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast). Guest Speaker: Michael Kelly.  (Editor of The Irish Catholic). All Welcome.

Catholic Education Award Rathmore Grammar, All Saints College, St Teresa’s Nursery School and St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar have each been awarded the Down and Connor Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2023.  Each was chosen for the award because of the tremendous dedication to promoting the ethos and values of Catholic education. All will be receiving this prestigious award at a special ceremony next week in St Mary’s University College. 

FOUR CORNERS FESTIVAL (27 January – 05 February) The 4 Corners Festival seeks to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and wellbeing of all. It consists of innovative events designed to entice people out of their own ‘corners’ of the city and into new places where they will encounter new perspectives, new ideas, and new friends. We celebrate our city through music, prayer, storytelling, discussion, and more. For details of events: info@4cornersfestival.com or www.4cornersfestival.com

Special Belfast Pilgrimage to Fatima last remaining places 9-14th June 2023 Ex Dublin for Feast Day of Saint Anthony Patron Saint of Portugal visit Saint Anthonys birthplace and baptismal font in Lisbon contact James Treacy 0035361921470

VACANCY DIOCESAN CURIA OFFICE EXECUTIVE SUPPORT OFFICER  The terms are based on a permanent appointment for 35 hours per week. Salary: Will be considered within the range of £27,000 to £30,000 Gross per annum – commensurate upon experience. Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Tuesday 7th February 2023 Down and Connor Diocesan Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at: http://www.downandconnor.org

Accord Marriage Preparation Courses at St Mary’s Chapel Lane, Belfast. Next available course 16/18 February 2023. Book at Accord.ie 

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