Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £3783.00
Holy Lands Collection £1190.00
Easter Collection £880.00
Thank you for your generous financial support to all our collections
MISSION COLLECTION Sr. Anne Carr would like to thank the parishioners of St Agnes’ for their generosity on the weekend of 6th/7th April. The total amount collected was £7447.00
“This is the Lord’s doing: and it is wonderful in our eyes.” Psalms 118:23. Trócaire thanks all parishioners and clergy for their support of this year’s Lenten campaign. Please return Trócaire boxes so donations can be put to use as soon as possible helping the most vulnerable in the developing world. www.trocaire.org
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Will be celebrated on Saturday 11th May at 11am. The boys and girls of the parish will receive Holy Communion for the first time.
BELFAST MARATHON This year the marathon will be run on Sunday 5th May on a new route which will take in the Andersonstown road area. So please be aware that the Marathon starts at 9am and there will be disruption to traffic.
Remember in Prayer…
Recently Deceased: Marie Haughan, Mary Gallagher
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Martha & Edwin Leddy, Bernard Mc Givern, John Shields, Mary Taylor, Tommy Devlin
Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!
What’s on Locally…
Children of the Troubles is a project by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements. They are writing a book to remember the children who died as a result of Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’. They wish to accurately and sensitively record the lives of these children, who died so young. If your family or friends lost a child – aged 16 and under – and you would like to contribute to the book, please contact Joe or Freya on 07743589203 or e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org’.
Anam Cara Belfast, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 8th May 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.
ROSARY AT GROTTOS We are asking people to please look around your area for a Marian Grotto or shrine and consider making the commitment to visit it and pray a rosary there every day of May. Many people, groups and Parishes already have the beautiful tradition of May Rosaries at their local grotto.
ACCORD provides counselling services for couples who may be experiencing difficulties in their relationship. They also offer Marriage Preparation courses for couples preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage. The Belfast Centre is situated in Twin Spires Centre, Northumberland Street, Belfast.
Tel No-02890 339944 Emailbfast@accordni.com
VOCATIONS PRAYER VIGIL Dear Parishioners you will be aware from Bishop Treanor’s Letter To follow Jesus closely, that he encourages us to pray for an increase in vocations to priesthood and religious life. We therefore warmly invite and encourage you and your loved ones to join the Pastoral community for a vigil of prayer on Thursday 2nd May in St Michaels Parish at 7.30pm, Refreshments will be available in the Parish Centre afterwards. At the vigil a Vocations Novena will be launched which you can pray at home individually, or with family and friends. This will lead us into the celebration of the Parish Eucharist on Good Shepherd Sunday. Copies of the Novena are available as you leave Mass today. Together, let us pray that all of us hear the call to follow Jesus closely and respond to it with open minds and big hearts, and that more will do so as priests and religious. Thank you.