St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 2nd December 2018

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2528.00

Thank you for your continued and generous support.

REMINDER ST AGNES’ SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER: Buses will leave St Agnes’ at 12.15pm this Monday 3rd December to arrive at the Ballymac Hotel for 1pm. A two course meal and entertainment will be provided. Buses will leave again at 5pm for drop off back at St Agnes’.

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 GLOBAL/CHRISTMAS GIFTS Are available to purchase from the Sacristy from now until Christmas Eve

ST AGNES’ PARISH CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE Will take place on Sunday 16th December at 6pm. All welcome to come along and join in!

SVDP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION Will be held this weekend 1st /2nd Dec. Many thanks for your very generous support throughout the year.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Sarah Mc Manus, Marie Barr, Mary Dornan

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Jimmy Diffin, Clare Mc Ginley, Edward Hampton, David Rouse, Geraldine Dunlop, Sarah Fennell, Joseph Gunning, David Rainey, Frances Daley, Sarah Mc Varnock. Paul Shiels, Joseph Anthony Shevlin, Seamus Mahon, Bridget & Barney O’ Kane, Barney O’ Kane jnr, Martha Quinn, John Cairns, Rose Ann Mc Greevy.

May they rest in peace

What’s on Locally…

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.

TUTOR Private Tutor Available for GCSE and A-Level History and Religious Education and GL Assessment Prep. Experienced Grammar School Teacher with over 10 years experience. Proven Track Record of Success. Contact 07737783733 for more details.

Prayer Each Sunday Evening in Advent in St Teresa’s. In the midst of all the rush in the run up to Christmas, the 4 weeks of Advent is a time of quiet preparation and waiting. For Advent 2018, there will be a weekly Advent prayer time in the parish facilitated by Jim Deeds. This will be an opportunity to come together in a quiet and relaxing way, experiencing the love of God and getting a sense of the story of Jesus’ incarnation. The topics of the 4 weeks are: Advent Week One- Staying Awake Advent Week 2- The Wilderness Advent Week 3- Joy Advent Week 4- Saying Yes to God The first gathering will be on Sunday the 2nd December at 7pm in the Parish Centre. Refreshments will be available. Please consider coming along and take a little time out this Advent. You could even invite someone who would not normally come to Church. All are welcome.

STORMONT ROSARY FOR LIFE - Please join us in praying the Rosary for the protection of Ireland’s unborn babies at Parliament Buildings, Stormont (Main Gates) Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast at 3pm on Saturday 8th December, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. For more information contact the Rosary Crusade for Ireland on 028 9027 8484.

BEECH HALL DAY CENTRE Christmas Fayre Thursday 13th December 2018 10am-1pm. There will be plants for sale, bric a brac, tombola, tea and coffee and light snacks etc. Everyone is welcome to come along and show much needed support.

LEGION OF MARY REGINA COELI HOSTEL 8-10 LAKE GLEN AVENUE – Would be very grateful if you could help with donations to provide each of their guests with a bag of gifts on Christmas morning. Any donations would be a great help towards making Christmas a more joyful occasion for guests. Suitable items: Hat, scarf, gloves, socks, nightwear, jewellery, Shower-gel, bath sets, make-up, slippers. All donations to be left into the Hostel thank you.

YOUTH 2000 Invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 7th—9th December 2018 at Newbridge College, Co Kildare. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 600 young people from all over the country. To book your place, see Or Tel: 00353 (0)1 6753690










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