St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 18th November 2018

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2527.00

WMOF £1887.00

Thank you for your continued and generous support.

WMOF Thank you for your generous support for the fifth national collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018

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. ( last week for names and orders )

ST AGNES SVP TOY APPEAL After careful consideration St Agnes SVP will no longer be holding their Annual Toy Appeal. Many thanks to all who have so generously contributed to this appeal over the years. St Agnes SVP have decided that financial assistance is more effective at Christmas time to families with children. Our Annual Christmas Collection will be held on the weekend of 1st/2nd December.

SVP CHRISTMAS CARDS Are now available to purchase from the Sacristy. £3 per pack, 10 cards in a pack. Thank you for your continued support.

TROCAIRE CARDS Trocaire Global gift cards are now available to purchase from the Sacristy.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Sean Mc Evoy, Bridget Mc Garry, Veronica Harper, Francis Fox, Susan Simpson.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Owen Kelly, Clare Mc Ginley, Sadie Mc Grillen, Billy Mc Veigh, Denise La Brie, Isobel & Amelia Kerr, Thomas Mulvenna, James , Mark , Peter & Phillip Hunter, John Overend, Bobby Hagan, Brendan Ryan, Eddie Fegan.

May they rest in peace

What’s on Locally…

HOLY CHILD PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY UNIT Invitation to attend our Open Day on Tuesday 4th December 2018. 1.30pm & 6pm. 26 Nursery and 111 Primary one places.(Proposal to reduce to 87 places pending a decision from DE ) All parents and children welcome. Refreshments provided.


The Living Church Office will be hosting a series of development days for Children’s Liturgy Leaders. The first of these days will take place on: Saturday the 24th November in Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Ormeau Road, from 9.30am – 4.30pm. The other dates are: Saturday 16th February and Saturday 11th May, 2019. Attendance at the days is free. contact Caren at the Living Church Office, 028 90 690920 or

SLOW DOWN FOR ADVENT.  11am – 3pm Saturday 1 December, Clonard Monastery. Light hearted prayer and reflection to help you slow down and be in tune with the season. Led by Breige O’Hare. Donation £5. Bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. Ring Clonard 02890445950 or contact Breige at 07565502662

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL – OCT 2019: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 per person sharing. Tel. 01 4434510 or email

GIOVANNI Easter 2019 (last remaining seats) with Papal Ceremonies in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome for the 7 nights Ex Dublin €995 pps Payments can be made in instalments contact James Treacy on 061921470 or 0860572216

Special Mass of Remembrance

A Special Mass of Remembrance is being organised by St Paul’s Disability Care Group and will be held on Friday 23 November in St Paul’s Church, Falls Road, Belfast at 7.30 pm with refreshments immediately after Mass in the Fr O’Kane Centre adjacent to the church.  This Mass will remember all those with a disability or special needs who have died.

From Bishop Noel Treanor I wish to make you aware of an initiative within the Diocese of Down and Connor that is very beneficial to those who are deaf and hard of hearing. Each day a BSL NI Sign Language Mass is provided via the webcam from St Vincent de Paul Parish, Ligoniel, Belfast.


You can also watch a recording of the Mass externally at:

This will have subtitles. For further details phone 07963697134

John the Baptist School are having a Christmas Fair on Sunday 2ndDecember from 10.30am until 12pm. All Welcome





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