St Agnes Parish Bulletin 8th September 2019

Parish News…

Last week’s Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2637.00

Thank you for your generous financial support to all our collections.

ANNUAL BELFAST PIONEER MASS will take place on Wednesday 18th September 2019 here in St Agnes’ Parish Church @ 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards in our Parish Hall. Anyone wishing to be presented with emblems/ certificates please contact Pat 92 629959, Roisin 90 646957, Josephine 90 617116 or Mary on 94 423956.

PARISH HALL EVENTS Wednesday 18th September an Optometrist will be visiting the Hall at 11am. Refreshments will be provided. All welcome.

Wednesday 25th September Marie Curie will be having a Coffee Morning after the 10am Mass. Please all come along and support this worthy charity

BULLETIN NOTICES Notices for the bulletin must be with the Parish Office on a Wednesday to be included in the weekend bulletin. Thank you.

Pope Francis @Pontifex Jesus proposes a first golden rule for everyone “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” ( Lk 6 31); and he helps us to discover what is most important to love us and help us.

Remember in prayer…

Recently Deceased: Brendan Carey (Toronto), Johnny Thompson (Holland), James Mc Cormick, Colette Digney – O’ Connor, Agnes Curoe.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: John Gillespie, Michael Moss, Andy Mc Callin, Arthur Crean, Charles & Ellen Hughes.

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

What’s on Locally…

Family Care Adoption Services Celebrating 50 years of adoption. Family Care Adoption Services is presently seeking adoptive families for babies, young children aged 2 years and older; and brothers and sisters. To find out more information please contact us at: Family Care Adoption Services: Telephone:02871 368592 Email:anne.ohagan@familycaresociety.org   Website:www.familycaresociety.co.uk.

The West Belfast Historical Society Friday the 13th of September at 7.30pm St. Michael’s Parish Centre on Finaghy Road North. The September talk is entitled; “The Life and Times of Fr Gerry Reynolds (CSSR)” The guest speaker will be Dr Gladys Ganiel. Everyone welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living
Drumalis, Larne – commencing Monday, 16 September from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Taking place at Drumalis over 30 evenings from September 2019 – May 2020, this new programme in association with the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow and led by a team of trained Spiritual Directors, is a journey for those who want a closer relationship with God, who struggle with prayer or perhaps even struggle with God or who seek to make choices which are in tune with God’s desires.  This course is open to all, no previous experience necessary.  Sessions include team input, guided experiences of prayer, time for quiet personal prayer and opportunities for listening and sharing. For further information, please contact 028 28276455/28272196or email drumalis@btconnect.com . 

Coastal Rosary for Life, Faith and Love Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday, 13 October at 2.30pm.  We will join in with many countries around the world.To register a location please visit www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or text/call 087 278 6552.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS …is for individuals from any faith background (and none) who want to explore the Catholic faith. Weekly in St. Mary’s Church, Chapel Lane, starting 24th October at 7.30pm. Email rcia@downandconnor.org or ring Fionnuala on 07702073895.

FAITH AND LIFE CONVENTION (SAT 28TH SEPT) ..in Our Lady & St Patrick’s College. Online bookings at www.faithandlifeconvention.org. Theme “Faith in a Better World” and our Keynote Speaker will be Michel Camdessus. former Director of the International Monetary Fund and member of the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace. The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion. The highlight of the day for many people is the variety of workshops on offer, and this year we have an impressive lineup of local and international speakers. All are welcome.

 

IF YOU BUT KNEW THE GIFT OF GOD…” Silent retreat with Fr. Kilian Byrne, in Dromantine, 14th-20th October. £410stg full board. Contact: Helen : 00353 86 1678027/ hellywilliams@gmail.com or visit www.foyerofcharity.ie .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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