St Agnes Parish Bulletin 21st October 2018

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2772.00

Thank you for your continued and generous support.

ST AGNES’ SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER: Will be held on MONDAY 3rd December in the Ballymac Hotel from 1pm-5.30pm. ( Bus will be leaving at 12.15pm sharp to arrive in time for 1pm ) 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.

NOVEMBER DEAD LISTS Are now available at front and side entrances of Church. Please post completed lists into post box located right hand side of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Thank you

ONE DAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK On the Feast of All Souls, Friday 2nd November 2018. Bus will depart from St Agnes’ at 7.30am. Cost £15. (Bring a packed lunch) Contact Patricia on 07946917354 or Harriet on 07812098991

ANNUAL MASS FOR THE BEREAVED Will be held in St Agnes’ Church on Monday 12th November at 7.00pm, followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre (St Agnes Drive) Whilst the friends and family of those that have died this past year will receive a personal invitation, all parishioners, and especially those bereaved, are welcome to attend .

Remember in prayer…

Recently Deceased: Anne-Marie Ward, Patsy Donnelly

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Dympna & Francis O’ Brien, Mabel & Tony O’ Grady , Tilly Rooney, Rita Nellis, Jim & Marie Mc Greevy, Charlie Devenney, David Mc Cafferty, Rose Macklin, Marie Stanton, Madge Mc Nally, Isobel Boyle, Fr Thomas Woods, Kathleen Drain, Catherine & Bill Harvey, Anne Dunphy, Con Reihill, Paddy Molloy, John Mc Laughlin, Peggy Walker, Marie Mc Ilwaine, Sheila Kennedy, James Craigens.

May they rest in peace

What’s on Locally…

MISSION MONTH Today is World Mission Sunday! Today we come together for a truly incredible celebration of solidarity and unity within our Church – World Mission Sunday! Today, every single parish worldwide – and YOU – share what you can so the life-transforming work of missionaries overseas can continue. Today, through your prayers and contributions, you are fully appreciating the dedication of our missionaries who live and work in communities that are struggling and often war-torn. Your prayers and generosity are helping spread the peace and love of Christ. If you have already given, we send our heartfelt thanks. If you have yet to give, please dig a little deeper and share what you can. Thank you

Are you making Wedding plans? Prepare for your future Married life at a Catholic Engaged Encounter Course, 23-24 March 2019 in Our Lady and St. Patrick’s Parish Centre, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. For details/booking: or 028 2763 8512


A reflective time to ponder issues around loss and grief, led by Sr Una Boland, L.C.M. (Formerly Director Hospital Chaplaincy Training Cork).

3rd November – 10am registration & refreshment until 4th November 2pm.

Cost £80.00/€95.00

Booking essential: email –

Phone – 028 30821964

SMA Dromantine, Newry, Co Down, BT34 1RH

WERE YOU BORN IN 1921? To mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland, Doubleband Films / BBC are looking to hear from people born in 1921 who might like to talk about growing up, family life, schooling, work, the impact of World War II, etc. Sharon Whittaker- 90243331 or E:

CANONISATION Last Sunday, at a ceremony in Rome, Pope Francis officially recognised the sainthood of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador. It is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man, whose life still influences the work of Trōcaire and similar organisations working for human rights around the world. Romero spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture. In 1980, he was assassinated while offering Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence. “It is not God’s will for some to have everything and others to have nothing”. Bl. Oscar Romero

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH MISSION Sunday 27th October– Sunday 4th November 2018. The Mission will be conducted by the Redemptorist Mission Team. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be included in the evening Mission service on Wednesday 31st October.

Sat 27th – 6.30pm

Sun 28th -10am, 12noon, 7.30pm

Mon 29th – Fri 2nd Nov 7am, 10am, 7.30pm

Sat 3rd-11am (Anointing of the Sick) 6.30pm

Sun 4th -10am ,12pm





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