St Agnes Parish Bulletin 31st March 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2553.00

Thank you for your generous financial support to all our collections

PARISH WEEKLY ENVELOPES   The new envelopes are now available to be collected from the church. ( Main doors) If you are not on the list and would like a box of Parish envelopes please contact the Sacristy or Kate in the Parish Office.

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION There will be a meeting for all Ministers of Holy Communion on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held in the Church with the side gate open for parking.

MISSIONS Sr. Anne Carr will give a talk on her work in the Missions on Sunday 7th April at the 9.30am and 12.30pm Masses. There will also be a collection.

BRING SOMEONE TO MEET JESUS THIS EASTER Light a candle in the Church or at home, for someone you would like to see return to the Church, or come for the first time. Pray daily through the season of Lent for that person. As Easter comes, invite the person you have been praying for to come to Church.

Fr Thomas wishes all mothers in our parish a Very Happy Mothers’ Day!

Remember in Prayer…

Recently Deceased: Marie Birch, Desmond Fitzgerald, David Mc Larnon

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Matt Mc Polin, James & Catherine Kennedy & the Kennedy family, Tommy & Doris Robinson, Danny & Kathleen Mc Allister, Rory Fennell & Terry Gillen, Rachel O’ Rawe, Frank Drain, Anne Fay, Dermot Mulholland, Micky Monaghan, Tom Mc Quillan, Vincent Hynes, Susan O’ Neill, William Mc Cann.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s  on Locally…

LASALLIANS As part of the Lasallian community, Past pupils/Past staff members are welcome to join us to take part in celebrations for the Tercentenary year of the death of our Founder St John Baptist de La Salle. This celebration will take place in Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, on Saturday 6th April. If you would be interested, please contact the school on 02890 508800 as transport can be provided.

CYCLONE IDAI - Urgent Trocaire Lenten Appeal Please will you support the Trocaire Lenten Appeal today and bring urgent life-saving care to people in the worst affected areas? Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi 2 weeks ago

destroying almost everything in its path and causing devastating floods. Over 300 people have lost their lives with many thousands more injured and struggling to survive while the rescue teams try to reach them. It is estimated that 2.5 million people are affected across the three countries. As well as leaving people in need of shelter and food, Trócaire has warned that the long-term effects of the cyclone will be devastating as entire crops have been destroyed. There will be huge food shortages in the months ahead. Trócaire is urgently responding to the crisis by working with local partners to provide humanitarian relief such as shelter, food and water. We will continue to work with people in the affected communities as they seek to rebuild their lives in the months ahead after the flood water has subsided. Thank you for your continuing generosity and support to allow us to help those people most in need at this time.

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS

Join thousands of people around Ireland as we go to our local Grottos to pray the Rosary each day during the month of May at 8pm ( unless otherwise stated). To sign up your local Grotto simply visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or call 08727 86552

First Saturday Devotion of Reparation as requested by Our Lady of Fatima will take place in St Joseph’s Church, Killough, Chapel Street, BT30 7QJ on Saturday 6th April: Sacrament of Reconciliation from 9.00am; Rosary at 9.00am; Meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary at 9.30am, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 10.00am.

Down and Connor Diocesan Bi-Annual Pilgrimage To FatimaLed by The Most Reverend Bishop Noel Treanor DD..15-22 August 20197 Nights Full Board Hotel Avenida£715 Includes Taxes and Insurance.Pilgrimage Directors Fr G McCloskey and Fr S GilmoreFor Further Details Contact Joe Catney – 028 9071 4001 or 077 7642 5631

Elmwood Chamber Orchestra The Elmwood Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Fr Gerard Magee (Chaplain, Queen’s University Belfast), will give a concert in the Great Hall in the Lanyon Building at Queen’s University on Sunday 7th April at 3pm.  Music by Arensky, Wagner and Mozart.  Tickets at the door: Adult £10; Student £5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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