ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 19TH MARCH 2023…4TH SUNDAY OF LENT

PARISH NEWS

EASTER PENITENTIAL SERVICES IN OUR PASTORAL COMMUNITY

St Agnes’ Monday 3rd April @7.30pm

St. Oliver Plunkett Parish Tuesday 4th April @ 7.30pm

St. Michael the Archangel Parish  Wednesday 5th April @ 7.30pm

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE. The collection amounted to £1561.00 Thank you for your continued support and contributions.

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES 2023-2024 The Parish Offertory Envelopes for 2023/24 will be ready for collection from the Church in the coming weeks for the new year.

Please note there will be no confessions in St Agnes on Sat 25th March.

We wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all past, present or soon to be Mums in our parish!  Mary, on this day when we honour all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your “Yes” to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God’s word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us ,Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own “Fiat.” May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son. On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Recently deceased:  Seamus Gibson, Anne  Gorman

Months Mind: Patrick Reynolds, Mary Mullan

Anniversaries:  David Magee, Joe Mc Cartney, Harry Bleakley, Tiernan Laverty, Dan Cregan, Kevin Brady, Lily Mc Donnell, Jim Cunningham, Mary Heaney, Doris & Tommy Robinson, Margaret Black

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat  18 (6:30pm):         Rory Fennell, Terry Gillen

Sun 19 (9:30am):        Ciaran Sullivan,  Tony Kelly

Sun 19 (12:30pm):       Kathleen Sinclair, Mollie Smith

Mon 20 (10am):         Ellen Chambers, Isobella Mc Keown

Tue 21:                          No Mass

Wed 22 (10am):         Requiem Mass for Anne Gorman RIP

Thu 23(10am): Mary Mullan, Andy O’ Neill

Fri 24 (10am)               Frank Hernan

Sat 25(1pm):                Patrick Reynolds, Frank Drain

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

LEGION OF MARY MORNING STAR VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT Catholic men and women wanted to join The Legion of Mary, to  help with the mission of the Legion to care for the spiritual and temporal needs of vulnerable and homeless men living in Morning Star House.  For more information please call 07596128437 after 5pm any day.”

Do you have a few hours to spare?  – Concern Worldwide Charity Shop at 125 Andersonstown Road is opening at the end of March and we are looking for volunteers to help us. If you are interested  in volunteering with please telephone 02890331100,  email: enquiries.info@concern.net, or call to see us at the shop.  For more information visit: https://www.concern.org.uk/volunteer/opportunities-northern-ireland

Getting the past out of the present Workshop Day on Saturday 29th April at 120 Cliftonville Road Belfast 10am – 4pm Booking essential. Many of us can struggle with forgiveness, letting go of the past so that we can best live out our lives. We invite you to join us for a day of creative prayer and reflection to explore how we can bring healing to our lives through the practice of forgiveness. The day will be led by Fr Jim Cogley, Parish Priest and Psychotherapist from the Diocese of Ferns and will be supported by Fr Peter Carlin PP St Matthew’s. Spaces are limited to 30 participants. Please e-mail livngchurch@downandconnor.org or call 028 90690920.

EUCHARISTIC HEALING NIGHT. An evening of adoration, worship, confession, prayer ministry, testimony and benediction. Come experience the love of God, 6pm-8pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month, in St Joseph’s Church, Antrim.

              

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