Parish Bulletin Notes 1st October 2017

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise Collection amounted to £2707.00

Many thanks for your continued support

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION  I would like to invite you to an in formal meeting of ministers on Friday 6th October 2017 at 11am. If there are any items you wish discussed or questions you would like to bring up please let me know. The meeting will be held in  the parish hall at the back of the church . Dan Donnelly.

NEW CHOIR MEMBERS Are urgently needed and most welcome to sing at the 12.30pm Mass on Sundays The Choir practice in the Church on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm .  If interested please contact the Parish Office on 90 615702

MISSION MONTH OF OCTOBER Today marks the first day of the Mission Month of October. World Missions Ireland is the Holy Father’s official charity for overseas mission and is responsible for co-ordinating Mission Sunday in Ireland. A calendar of events has been put in place by World Missions Ireland throughout the month of October, details of which can be found on our website (

ST AGNES’ SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER: Will be held on Sunday 10th December in the Ballymac Hotel from  2pm—6pm. All pensioners of the parish who wish to attend please register your name and meal choice (Turkey &  Ham or Fish (Cod) Pavlova or Pudding ) with Kate in the Parish Office 02890 615702.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Dympna O’ Rourke.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Hugh Mc Caffrey, Desmond Murray, Keenan family (deceased), Francie Mc Garrity, Augustine Breen, Ellen Rouse, Christopher Smyth, John & Sarah Devlin, Patrick Joseph Murphy, Peter Cassidy , Daniel Armstrong, Sarah Mc Guckin, Edward Mc Keown.

May they rest in peace

What’s on Locally…

LOSS AND BLESSINGS DAY In Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, Sat 11th Nov, 10.30am – 4pm. Price £30, which includes tea/coffee and light lunch .

THE FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will take place on October 7th in St Matthias’ Church, Glen Road.  3.00p.m. Adoration and Confessions.4.00 p.m.  Mass.  all welcome.


Saturday 25th November 2017 10am-4pm  Table Hire £15

If you are interested in hiring a table please contact Conor on 028 90314112 or

PATHWAYS - Adult Faith Development Programme at Drumalis – Enrol now for 2017-2019 intake. Pathways is a broad-based adult faith development course which explores spirituality, theology and prayer. Now in its twelfth year, Pathways is geared towards those who want to reflect about life, faith and relationships with God and others. The course takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Drumalis in Larne. No academic qualifications are necessary and there is no coursework attached. This two-year programme supported by the Diocese of Down and Connor runs from October to June each year and will be held on nine Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. For further information and booking form, please contact Drumalis – 028 2827 2196/2827 6455 (during office hours, Mon-Fri, 9 am – 5 pm), email or see the Drumalis website:

Taizéat Clonard 17th October
A special evening of Taizé prayer, music and reflection will take place in Clonard Church on Tuesday the 17th of October at 7:30pm.
The Taizé Community is an ecumenical monastic order in Burgundy, France. It is composed of more than one hundred brothers, from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who originate from about thirty countries across the world. It was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schütz.  Taizé is a place of great pilgrimage for many young people from around the world every year.
Brother Jean Marie from the Taizé Community will join us for this special evening. ALL ARE WELCOME

Annual Legion of Mary Rosary Procession, Sunday 8th October 2017 The procession leaves St Johns Church, Falls Road at 3pm and will process to St Michael the Archangel Church where there will be a short service of Benediction. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Rosary beads and leaflets provided. All are welcome. Please gather at Saint Johns Church  at 2.45pm.

The West Belfast Historical Society is meeting on Friday the 13th of October at 7.30pm in St. Michael’s Parish Centre.

Topic: The Patricia Curran Murder

Guest Speaker: Mr Stephen Cameron

All welcome, refreshments will be provided.
















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