Parish Bulletin Notes 20/10/2013

Parish News

Due to a request from parishioners, the St Agnes’ Bethany Bereavement Support Group would like to invite anyone in need of bereavement support to come to the Parish Centre for tea or coffee and a chat after the 1pm Mass on the first Saturday of the month (Next meeting: 2nd November).

Baptised in Christ. We welcome to St Agnes’: Tony McMahon-Harrison, Fiadh Louise Lennon Quirk, and Eva Marie Martin.

A necklace has been found at the Parish Centre. Please enquire at Parish Office.

Remember in Prayer…

Recently deceased: David McCafferty, Maurice Marsden, Eileen “ Dympna” O’Brien.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Joe McGrattan, Pat Glover, Nora Toal, Annie Huston, Jean McGrillen, Noel Kelly, Isabel Boyle, James Fulton, Fr Tom Woods, Berry & Jack Harding, Damian Wilson, Kathleen Drain, Terry Hale (Jr), Rose (Hale) Rogan, Morris Morrison, Gerard Mulvenna, Gerard Doherty.

Mission Month

”˜The activity of the Pontifical Mission Societies (World Missions Ireland) is meant to animate and deepen the missionary conscience of every baptised Christian and of every community, by reminding them of the need for a more profound missionary formation of the whole people of God and by encouraging the Christian community to contribute to the spread of the Gospel in the world.’ (Pope Francis — Message for Mission Sunday 2013, Sect. 5). Please include a prayer for all missionaries in your prayers and give what you can in the collection today so that World Missions Ireland can continue to contribute to the support of our young churches of the south.

What’s on locally

Pray always and do not lose heart” If you are considering a vocation as a priest, contact Fr John Murray, Vocations Director on Tel:90913761 or email:

COPING WITH THE DEATH OF A CHILD. Ron Smith-Murphy, chairperson of ”˜A Little Lifetime Foundation’, will be giving a talk in the Sacred Heart parish centre, 1b Glenview Street, Oldpark Road, Belfast, on Wednesday 23rd October, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This foundation ( offers information, understanding and support to families facing or coping with the death of a child before birth, at birth (stillbirth) or sometime after birth, and to those caring for a child who has a short time to live. This evening may be especially helpful to those in the medical or caring professions. All are welcome.

Living Youth – Habitat for Humanity Ethiopia Team 2014: We are excited to announce the launch of recruitment for this year’s Youth Team who will travel to Ethiopia in July 2014. Applicants should be 18 yrs or over and team members will be expected to contribute to the cost of the trip as well as engage in an extensive fundraising campaign. Applications close on November 1st. For more information contact: Claire Smylie:028 902324328  or visit:

A relic of St Anthony of Padua will be brought to St Peter’s Cathedral on 24th October to mark the 750th anniversary of the discovery of the saint’s remains by St Bonaventure in 1263. The relic will arrive at the Cathedral at 12 noon and veneration will be held form 1pm to 5.45pm. Mass will be celebrated at 6pm, followed by further veneration at 7pm and Benediction at 9pm.

YOUTH 2000 invites all young adults between ages 16-35 to a catholic weekend retreat from 15-17th Nov. at De La Salle High School, Downpatrick. This will be an exciting weekend attracting over 150 young people from all over the country. Good craic, excellent speakers, inspiring talks and workshops, prayer, great music, youth Masses, Adoration, a healing service….lots of time to chill out and meet new people and a reluctance to go home! This weekend is organised by young people for young people. Parent consent is essential for under 18’s. All meals and accommodation are provided. Don’t let money be an obstacle! For more details see or Tel: 07598876399.

The next in a series of talks on fundamental aspects of the Catholic faith held in All Saints’ Church, Ballymena, is ‘Mary – A Model of Faith for Today’ by Fr Paul Fleming (St  Mary’s U. C.) on Wed. 23rd Oct. at 7.30pm.

YEAR OF FAITH YOUTH EVENING. Friday 22nd November, Parish of Drumbo, Saintfield Road, Belfast. 7pm-10pm. Mass at 9.00pm with Bishop Donal McKeown. Presentation in prayer, song and drama by youth groups in the Diocese.  All welcome whatever your age. Refreshments during the evening. Ample Car Parking.




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