Bulletin Notes 17/11/2013

Parish News

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.

A Trócaire collection to support the people of Syria and the Philippines will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 23rd & 24th November. Your support will help to get food, water, clothing, shelter, medical and psycho-social supports to those most in need.

The friends and helpers of St Agnes’ SPRED Group would like to thank the parishioners for their generosity. Last weekend £1444.23 was collected. Your continued support it greatly appreciated.

Baptised in Christ: We welcome to St Agnes’: Sean Gerard Kennedy and Conn Cael James Lavery.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Annie Grehan, Gerard Gargan, Peter Breen, Bobby Hagan.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Marie and Catherine Murray, Ciara Park, John Mc Carthy, Isaac Pimley, Michael Duggan, Gregory fox, George Ferron, Comgall Casey, Brendan Ryan, David rouse, Len and Norah Montgomery, Loretto Marsh, Charles and Rose Close.

What’s on locally

“ By your endurance you will gain your souls.” Are you being invited to gain your souls and the souls of countless others for Christ as a priest? Please contact Fr John Murray, Vocations Director email: vocations@frmurray.co.uk. or Tel: 90913761.

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.

Mooreland & Owenvarragh Residents Association are hosting a meeting on Monday 18th November in the Whitefort Inn at 7.30pm for all residents in relation to the redevelopment of Casement Park.

Holy Child Nursery School, 40 Slievegallion Drive, are hosting two Open Afternoons on Monday 2nd December and Tuesday 7th January from 2-4pm. The nursery operates an Open Enrolment Policy and welcomes applications on behalf of all children who will be three years old on or before 1st July 2004.

The Nearness of God at Advent. Stop in the middle of a busy weekend for a light-hearted look at Christmas, at life, at God. Led by Breige O’Hare in Clonard Monastery, 30th November, 10.30am-3.30pm. Cost £10. Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. To book, contact Clonard at 90445950 or Briege 07565502662 or breigeohare@athomewithgod.co.uk

A Prayer Service for Prison Week is being held in St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 20th November.  This prayer service will be held by Prison Chaplains from all denominations and a welcome is extended to all those who have been touched or affected in any way by the prison service or anyone who wishes to attend.

To mark the end of our Church’s Year of Faith there will be an evening celebration of prayer, reflection and song in All Saints’ Church, Ballymena on Saturday 23rd November at 9.00pm. All are welcome.

See Bart Players in Sam Cree’s Family Fever, St Agnes’ Parish Centre, Saturday 30th November at 8pm. Christmas like you have never seen in Sam Cree’s unique side-splitting fashion. From mix-ups and mishaps to nosey neighbours and unwanted relatives, you’ll see the Christmas every family dreads and be thankful it’s not yours! Tickets: £8 & £6 concession. Group rates available. Information at bartplayersbelfast@gmail.com or tel. 028 90202280.

Quiz Night in Saint Malachy’s Parish Centre, Alfred Street, Friday 22nd November 2013 at 8pm. Doors Open 7:30pm. Ticket £5 Per Person. Available from the Parish Office, Mon— Fri 10.00am until 3.00pm. Phone: 90321713 or pay at door on evening. Over 16s Only Admitted. Proceeds in aid of Church Restoration Fund.

LIVING YOUTH – Are you aged 18-24 and interested in meeting other young adults from across the Diocese, volunteering in your parish and community, getting involved in fun activities and learning more about the Catholic faith?   Why not do the Papal Cross – the Pope John Paul II Award for young adults.  The programme will be coordinated through the Living Youth office and will include an exciting programme of activities with speakers, leadership training, residentials and lots more.  To find out more, register your name and details with Claire at 02890232432  or email info@livingyouthni.org and come to the meeting on Sunday 1st December  from 4.00 pm — 6.00 pm (Living Youth Office, Berry Street entrance) to find out more and register for the Award.





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