St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 20th January 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2647.00

DOWN & CONNOR LIVING YOUTH Collection this weekend, 19th & 20th January, to support the various youth initiatives in the Diocese.

Thank you for your continued and generous support.



Service of Light and Commitment at 9.30am Mass this Sunday 20th January .

Confirmation: Will be celebrated on Tuesday 12th February at 1pm

Refreshments afterwards in Holy Child PS.

NOVENA St Agnes’ Annual Parish Novena to Our Lady Of Lourdes will begin on Saturday 2nd February at the   6.30pm Mass to Monday 11th February 2019.The preacher will be Fr John Hanna CSsR.

Novena Mass times:

Mon-Fri 10am & 7.30pm. Sat 9th Feb, 1pm ( Mass of the sick)6.30pm ( Vigil)

Sun 10th Feb, 9.30am & 12.30pm.

NB: There will be no 1pm Novena Mass (Mon-Fri).


Baptisms during the year – 88

First Communions – 83

Funerals – 83

Confirmations – 77

Marriages – 8

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Kathleen Mc Carthy, Maura O’ Callaghan, Bernie Mc Guigan, Michael Johnston, Raymond Mc Guigan.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Billy Burns , Frank Burns, Roisin Hall, Larry Woods, Brian Allen, Deirdre Maguire, Thomas & James Flanigan, Denis Mc Cann, David Mc Bride, Maureen Young, Henry Gribbin, Thomas Mc Nally, Mary Smith, Elizabeth Stevenson, Charles Mc Donnell, Celia Barber.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

Whats’ on Locally…

Beginning Experience Are you suffering the pain of loss of a partner? Looking for help and understanding? Beginning Experience (a support group for widowed, separated and divorced people) meets every Wednesday evening from 8pm to 10pm in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Ave., Malone Rd., Belfast. 1st weekly meeting and Information Session: Wednesday 30th January at 8pm. All welcome. Residential weekend at Drumalis 22/24th February. For details please contact Phil Tel: 028 90 207645 or Marie Tel: 07896119669

YOUTH WEEKEND | 1-3 FEBRUARY | PARISH OF THE BRAID: Koinonia John the Baptist have organised a weekend for 11-18 year olds (residential option available for 13-17s), jam-packed with games, group activities and time with the Lord and each other. It’s a safe place for you to ask burning questions about God, and an event full of faith, fun and friendship with young people from across the Diocese. It can also count towards your Pope John Paul II Award. Interested? Contact: Br. Darren: 154369, or for more info/book a place visit Full weekend costs £35. Places are limited so register ASAP.

REMINDER: As and from 5th January there will be 6.00pm Sunday Mass in St. Michael the Archangel Church, Finaghy Road North.

Bishop Alan McGuckian, S.J.,

“DISCERNING DISCIPLES: POPE FRANCIS ON PRAYER” in St. Brigid’s Parish Centre 38 Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast, on Thursday, 31st January 2019 at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Journey Towards Wholeness: Saturday 26th January, Tobar Mhuire, Crossgar, 10am-4pm. Donation £25 ( includes a light lunch). Developing a contemplative practice through silence, meditation and teaching. for info and booking.

Reflection for Married Couples, on Saturday 2nd March 2019, 10.00am – 3.00pm in St. Clare’s Community Hall, 55 Chapel Lane, Glenavy, Crumlin. This is an opportunity for married couples to take some time out, in the company of other couples, to reflect on their marriage in a relaxed and prayerful atmosphere. For more information, contact Accord NI Catholic Marriage Care Service on 02890 233002.

4 CORNERS FESTIVAL – 30TH JAN – 10TH FEB The theme is Scandalous Forgiveness and the aim is “to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and prosperity of all”.

DOWN & CONNOR DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA – 15th AUGUST 2019 Led by the Most Reverend Noel Treanor D.D. 7 nights full board, £715. Contact Joe Catney 90714001 or 07776425631.







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