Bulletin Notes 10/11/2013

Parish News

The Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £1761.00 Thank you.

Special Ministers of Holy Communion meeting on Thursday 14th November at 11am in the Parish Centre.

St Agnes’ Annual Mass for the Dead is on Monday 11th November at 7:30pm. The Parish Bethany Bereavement Group will host refreshments after Mass in the Parish Centre. All welcome.

St Agnes’ Annual Seniors Christmas Dinner is on Saturday 14th December at 2pm. All pensioners of the parish who wish to attend please register your name with the Parish Office.

St Vincent de Paul Christmas cards may now be purchased at the Sacristy or Parish Office. A selection of 10pack Christmas Cards are available for £2.50.

Please place your November Dead List petitions in the metal box beside Our Lady’s altar. All petitions will be remembered in our masses throughout the month.

In Syria over 100,000 people have lost their lives after two years of war and over 8.4m people — approximately half of whom are children – are in need of humanitarian assistance. This crisis is unfolding in an area of great historical and religious significance for Christians worldwide. The situation faced by the people of Syria is a critical one with the country facing the worst humanitarian crisis in a generation. Trócaire is working in partnership with local church agencies in Syria and along neighbouring borders to support survivors. Since 2011, vital emergency aid has reached over 273,000 people. A collection to support the people of Syria will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 16th & 17th November. Your support will help to get food, water, clothing, shelter, medical and psycho-social supports to those most in need.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Patricia Dornan, David Maginnis, Sarah Marie Lagedon, Peter Breen.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Thomas McCarthy, Samuel Millar, Owen Kelly, Ciara Park, Hugh & Teresa Burns, Teresa McCrea, Patrick McCotter, John Kearns, Noel Kelly, Mary Hughes, Thomas McCarthy, John & Teresa Morrissey, Sadie McGrillen, Billy McVeigh, Nell McKinney, Briege McGourty, John Gregory.

St Agnes’ SPRED

Thirty two years ago Sr Consilia, the Parish Sister, introduced the SPRED (Special Religious Development) method to St Agnes’. SPRED’s  mission is to form small communities of faith in parishes to welcome children and adults with learning disabilities; to provide an appropriate method of catechesis; and to foster full inclusion in assemblies of worship.

The group shares the faith through symbols. Each evening activity is a journey in the faith. It begins with an activity to relax the mind from everyday stresses so as to be open to receive the message from God. We then go to the Celebration Corner where we listen to the Word of God. Each session ends with an agape moment, a cup of tea and a chat.

Three groups exist in the parish, one meets on a Tuesday night and two on a Wednesday night, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm  in the Parish Centre. We would welcome new friends to join us.

This weekend we are having our Annual Church Door Collection. This covers our costs as we use Disability Action Buses to collect our friends. We appreciate your help today and over the past years.

If interested in assisting in any way, please contact Esther Glass (90614711) about Tuesday evenings, or Sally O’Brien (90615232) or Eileen Lavery (90611248) about Wednesday evenings.

What’s on locally

“ May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God.” Are you being called to love the Lord with an undivided heart as a priest? Please contact Fr John Murray, Vocations Director email: vocations@frmurray.co.uk. or Tel: 90913761.

The Guild of Catholic Nurses (Belfast Branch) are holding their Annual Mass & Blessing of Hands on Monday 18th November at 7.30pm in the Hospital Church, Belfast City Hospital – all nurses are welcome to attend.

Knock All-Night Vigil. Buses will depart from King Street and Kennedy Way on Saturday 7th December at 3pm returning to Belfast on Sunday 8th December at Noon. Price: £39 (incl. Dinner and Breakfast). To book a place, tel: 90665211 between 9am-5pm or 90595942 after 6pm or call at 14 King Street, Belfast. A £5 deposit is required. Vigil starts at 11pm and concludes with Mass at 4am.

Our Lady’s Home Autumn Sale, 68 Ardnava Road, Belfast. Saturday 16th November from 9 am to 3.30. In aid of the activity fund.

The Suicide Awareness and Support Group are holding a Mass of Hope — on Sunday 17th November 2013 at 3pm in Clonard Monastery.  Everyone welcome to attend

St. Joseph’s Parish Centre Carryduff Annual Concert will be held in the Parish Centre Carryduff on Sunday 17th Nov @ 7.30pm. Doors open @7pm. Proceeds in aid of upgrading facilities in the Centre. This year St  Agnes’ Choral Society presents “ Musical Memories”. Tickets £12.50 each to include light refreshments. For Tickets please ring Charlie Clarke on 07850203835 or email charlie@saintkillians.ie or ring Pat Polin on 07771794366.

 

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