St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 27th January 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2533.00

Thank you for your continued and generous support.

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).

Catholic Schools Week – 27th January – 3rd February Theme – “Celebrating the Work of Our Local Catholic Schools”. We look forward to the participation at Mass of our schools during Catholic Schools Week.

Pope Francis@pontifex. Pope francis left for Panama on Wed 23rd Jan and tweeted this message. I am leaving for world youth day in Panama. I ask you to pray for this very beautiful and important event on the path of the Church.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Raymond Mc Guigan. Michael Brooks.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Christina & John Curoe, Myles & Sarah Mc Partland, John Donnelly, Bridget & Frank Hackett, Kathleen Montgomery, Teresa Hannaway, Sadie Mc Closkey, John Doherty, Betty Burgoyne, Mary & Dan Doran, Celia Barber

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s 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

CANDLELIGHT ROSARY VIGIL FOR LIFE - Please join us in a candlelight Rosary Vigil for the protection of Northern Ireland’s unborn babies at the Royal Courts of Justice (Chichester Street, Belfast), at 7.30pm, this Monday 28th January, the Feast of St Thomas Aquinas. For more information contact the Rosary Crusade for Ireland on 028 9027 8484 or

First Saturday Devotions Will take place in St.Matthias Church Glen Rd and Holy Family Church Limestone Rd on the 2nd February. 3pm Exposition, Confessions, Rosary and Act of Consecration and 4pm Mass.

Rome/San Giovanni 15th / 22nd April Easter 2019 with Papal Ceremonies in Rome for the Easter Period 7 nights €995 pps Payments can be made in instalments contact James Treacy on 061921470 or 0860572216

Charity Concert at Clonard Monastery 30th Anniversary ‘Homegrown’ Concert celebrating the work of TinyLife, the premature baby charity.

Friday 1st March 2019 at 8pm in Clonard Monastery, Belfast

Artists include the cream of Northern Ireland talent:  Karl McGuckin, Malachi Cush, Andrea Begley, Eimear McGeown, Niamh Perry, St Dominics Grammar School Choir  & Special Guest Phil Coulter

Tickets £20  available from Clonard office, TinyLife office (Bloomfield Avenue) tel: 02890 815050 or

Rachels Vineyard Retreats are a beautiful healing opportunity for anyone struggling with the spiritual or emotional pain of an abortion. The weekend helps you to experiment the love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness of God. It enables suffering souls to find a voice and transform the pain of the past into love and peace and a future full of hope. For information call Marian in complete confidence on 07814 748 744 or e mail and check us out on facebook.

‘How marvellous it would be at the end of the day each of us could say: today, I have performed an act of charity towards others’.Pope Francis.   Trócaire is looking for volunteers in the Diocese of Down and Connor to bring social justice alive in their parishes. For more Information contact Maria in Trócaire at 028 90808036 or email






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