St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 10th March 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2587.00

Thank you for your generous financial support to all our collections

ST PATRICK’S DAY MASSES Saturday 16th March at 6.30pm & Sunday 17th March at 9.30am and 12.30pm

 LENTEN PIONEER PLEDGE Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Why not take this opportunity to perhaps help yourself or someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem by offering your sacrifice for freedom from addiction? Please consider taking the short term Lenten Pledge and make a difference to someone’s life. Register your pledge with local Pioneers and say the daily prayer.

PRAYER:” I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during Lent.”

DAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK In this Holy season of Lent why not join us by offering a one day pilgrimage to Knock in honour of St Joseph on his Feast Day 19th March 2019. The bus leaves St Agnes’ Church at 7.30am sharp and returns approximately 10pm. Cost £15, bring a packed lunch. Contact Pat 07946917354 or Harriet 07812098991

PROJECT ZAMBIA Leah Smyth a volunteer from Project Zambia will sell Shamrock at the St Patrick’s Day Masses over the weekend of the 16th/17th March.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Maureen Brady, Kathleen Evans, James Largey

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Dermot Mc Phillips, William Maynes, Vincent Wilson, Patrick Kennedy, Rita Bloomer, James Walsh, John Mc Caughey, Sadie & Gerard O’ Neill, Margaret Mc Mullan, Maureen Smyth, Philip Megahey, Pat Mc Manus.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on Locally…

Anam Cara Belfast, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 13th of March at 7:20pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast, BT8 7XP. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

Special Belfast Christmas Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Also Special Belfast Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 31st October for Halloween 8 nights Taking in Bethlehem, Jerusalem Mount Tabor, Cana, Nazareth, Jericho, River Jordan, Dead Sea and Sea of Galilee.

Also Special Belfast Fatima / Lisbon Pilgrimage for Feast Day of Saint Anthony 9th/14th June Full Day trip to Lisbon Prayers, Mass and Hungarian Stations of the Cross in Fatima. Contact James Treacy 00353860572216

FAST THIS LENT (in the words of Pope Francis)

Fast from hurting words, say kind words

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude

Fast from anger and be filled with patience

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope

Fast from worries and have trust in God Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity .

Sale of Graves: The Parish of Glenavy and Killead have a limited number of Burial Rights available in the graveyard of St Joseph’s Church, Chapel Road, Glenavy. This is a secluded and well tended parish graveyard in the countryside just outside Glenavy village, 20 minutes west of the city

The burial ground is described as a ‘Graveyard’ as opposed to a ‘Cemetery’ since it is attached to St Joseph’s Church. The cost of the burial right will be similar to that of Milltown Cemetery and reflects that purchasers are not, or are not expected to become contributing members of the local parish community. Each grave will accommodate up to three interments and are priced at £3,000. Applications forms are available from the Parish Office tel. 94422278 Mon-Fri 10.00am – 3.00pm.

ALCOHOLISM Are you affected by alcoholism of a loved one, help is available. Please phone the helpline on 02890 682368.

AL-ANON Information Office, Peace House, 224 Lisburn Road or email www.al-anonuk.org.uk.

SEEKING NURSE VOLUNTEERS For the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes (10-15 July). Please contact lourdes@downandconnor.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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