St Agnes Parish Bulletin 17th February 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2972.00

Novena Collection to date £2160.00

Thank you for your continued and generous support.

Special Envelopes There are nine (Green) envelopes or ‘Special Collections’ taken up during the year. They are as follows:-

Bishops’ Commissions This collection is to assist in financing the many Commissions set up by the Irish Bishops, e.g. the Faith and Justice Commission, The Family Life Commission, Communications, etc.

Diocesan Cathedral Fund Used for the upkeep of St. Peter’s Cathedral.

Diocesan Pastoral Services The Bishop nominates each year the Pastoral Service or activity for which this collection is used.

Diocesan Youth Commission For youth programmes in the Diocese of Down and Connor.

Education of Diocesan Students This collection helps to fund the formation of students studying for the Priesthood in the Diocese of Down and Connor.

Needy Parishes This collection was set up in order that the wealthier parishes in the Diocese can assist those parishes in greater need.

Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Collection) The proceeds are collected on a nationwide basis and given by the Church to the Pope for charitable purposes throughout the world, e.g. natural disasters such as earthquakes, famines, etc.

Propagation of the Faith To help with the promotion of missionary activity throughout the world, especially in the Developing World.

Sick and Retired Priests For all the priests of the Diocese who, because of sickness or age, are no longer in active pastoral ministry…..

White Weekly Offering : General upkeep of the Parish.

Green Monthly Offering: Upkeep of the Clergy of the Diocese

Remember in Prayer…

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: John & Margaret Mc Varnock, Harry & Mary Bradley, Liam Donnelly, James Higginson, Marie Fogarty, Brian Fitzsimons, Tommy Mc Garvey, Patrick Herald, Maria Mc Comish, William Mc Karry, Charles Mc Garrigle, Hugh O’ Neill, Billy & Jean Gannon, Arthur Anderson, Kathleen Gomez, Colette Tabb.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on Locally…

PILGRIMAGES

DOWN AND CONNOR DIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 2019 7 nights 9th – 16th July £725 5 nights 10th – 15th July £650 5 nights 10th – 15th July for pilgrims needing care – staying in the Accueil Notre-Dame £550

YOUTH TEAM 7TH – 16TH July £590 Closing date for Youth Applications 16th March Fares per person sharing, inclusive of return flights from Belfast, transfers, full-board accommodation, insurance and courier services. contact Lourdes Pilgrimage Office 028 9077 0162 or e-mail lourdes@downancconnor.org

D&C PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 15th August 2019. 7 nights full board, £715. Contact Joe Catney 90714001 or 07776425631

ROME & SAN GIOVANNI 15 – 22 April 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

Christmas Pilgrimage Group to the Holy Land. ex Dublin 19h – 27th December

Also Holy Land 31st October– 8th November 2019 Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem (Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper Room and Calvary), Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.

ALSO Medjugorje Pilgrimage for Youth Festival2019 August Bank Holiday Weekend. ex Dublin 7 nights.   Both Pilgrimages can be made by installments Contact James Treacy 0860572216

Anam Cara Armagh the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Wednesday 27th February at 7:20pm in the Armagh City Hotel, Armagh, BT60 4FR. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Tuesday 26th February or call 02895213120.

Upcoming events at Tobar Mhuire. Ash Wednesday Day of Prayer. Our annual day of prayer is dedicated to prisoners; their families, and those who care for them. Chapel open all day for Adoration followed by Prayer Service at 7.00pm . Talk by Fr Ciaran Dallat (Prison Chaplain) at 7.30pm. All welcome. Wednesday 13th March: First of our Lenten Talk Series: The Beatitudes of Pope Francis with Dr Aidan Donaldson at 7.00pm. All welcome. Voluntary donation.

 

CANDLE OF ATONEMENT PRAYER

Lord, forgive us our many sins. We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable. We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother. Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness and into the light of your word. May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church. Amen

 

 

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