Parish Bulletin Notes 1/12/13

Parish News

The Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2,210.00 Thank you.

Trócaire would like to thank St Agnes’ parishioners who gave so generously to the door collection last week to support the people of Syria and the Philippines. £8,887.00 was raised.

An Advent Solemn Rosary will take place every Thursday evening at 7pm in St Agnes’ during Advent in preparation for Christmas. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Recited Rosary with hymns, and Solemn Benediction. All are 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 before Friday 5th December.

The SVDP Giving Tree received a great response from St Agnes’ last year. This year the Giving Tree has been be placed in the Church and will remain until Thursday 19th December. We would ask that presents be left under the tree unwrapped. Thank you for your continuous generosity and support.

Baptised in Christ: We welcome to St Agnes’: Zeke Alexander Joseph Barry Gibson, Robin Harry Gorman, Addisyn Martine Kelly, Jude Damian McCarthy, Lucy Ann McMullan.

Holy Father’s prayer intentions for December:

Victimized Children: That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.

Prepare the Saviour’s Coming: That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Saviour’s coming.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Veronica McCrisken.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Larry and Rose McCahey, Johnny Molloy, Kathleen Reynolds Mary Small, Ester Tritton, Joseph Gunning, Frances Daley, Katherine Miskelly, Bernard Burns, Geraldine Dunlop, Michael Duggan, Olive Pettigrew, John McCarthy, Catherine Doherty, Charlene Flannigan.

What’s on locally

Preparing for Christmas. All are welcome to a cup of tea followed by a short prayer and reflection to help focus on the true meaning of Christmas on Tues. 3rd December, 11am-1pm at St Agnes’ Parish Centre. Led by Sr Dympna O’Daly.

Advent Day Retreat at Mercy Prayer Centre,  2A Fruithill Park. Facilitated by Fr P. O’Rourke, SMA. Theme: Prayer. Monday 2nd December from 10.30am-4pm. Booking is essential.

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.

Holy Child Primary School, South Green, Andersonstown, are hosting an Open Afternoon on Thursday 5th December from 1.30pm. For parents of children starting Nursery or P1 in September 2014. 26 free Nursery places and 110 Primary One places. Pupils are welcome from any parish.

St Agnes’ Choral Society present their Annual Christmas Concert in Falls Bowling Club (Fruithill) on Fri. 6th December. Songs from various musicals as well as Christmas favourites. Tickets £10 available from Pat Butler tel. 90618842.

St Dominic’s G.S. Christmas Fair will take place on Wednesday 11th December from 7-9pm. Admission is £2. Free admission for children. Venue: Study Hall. Special guest appearance.

St Genevieve’s High School, Christmas Fair. Saturday 7th December from 10am-2pm. Live music from the school choir, Santa’s grotto, tombola, craft stalls  and lots more. Helping to raise money for Ajosepo — the school’s Nigerian project.

Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who offer one – to – one support to people with a terminal illness (cancer and other illnesses), completely free of charge. This support may continue for their carers and families after bereavement. If you are interested in finding out a little more about this service please contact Janis McCulla, Helper Service Manager for N.Ireland on 028 90882078 or contact the Volunteer Centre for a volunteer pack by Email: or telephone: 0845 305 2191.

NI Hospice – Lights to Remember Appeal. The appeal focuses on a very special Christmas tree at Hospice, lit by thousands of lights, all individually sponsored. By sponsoring a light on the Hospice tree in memory of your loved one, or by making a donation, you can help us continue caring for local people facing terminal illness this Christmas and beyond. Our annual Lights ceremony will this year take place on 19th December. The evening starts with refreshments at 6.30pm followed by our Lights ceremony at 7.30pm at Dominican College, Fortwilliam, Belfast. This will be followed by a torchlight procession to Hospice on Somerton Road where the tree lights will be switched on at 8.15pm. To sponsor a light or find out more call 028 9077 7123 or visit




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