Parish Bulletin Notes 2/2/2014

Parish News

The Weekly Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2377.00. Thank you.

The Annual Parish Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes will take place 3rd to 11th February. The theme will be: “ Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus” and it will be preached by Fr Dan Baragry CSsR. Novena Mass times: Daily: 10am, 1pm & 7.30pm; Saturday: 10am, 1pm & 6pm (Vigil); Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am & 12.30pm.

First Confessions will take place this year on Wednesday 12th March at 1.00pm.

Confirmations will be celebrated on Friday 21st March at 11.00am.

First Holy Communions will be celebrated on Saturday 17th May at 11.00am.

Baptised in Christ

We welcome to St Agnes’: Luis Holmes, Fionn Niall McDowell, Damien Sean Burns Flannery, and Caoimhe Evelyn O’ Neill.

Remember in prayer…

Recently deceased: Peggy Ewings, Maureen McGaugran, Liam McDonnell.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Arthur Loughran, Paddy Crossan, Bridie and Frank Hackett, Jackie Cregan, James Ferris, Mary,Bob, and Brendan Murray, Margaret Mallon, Paddy McAuley, Phil McQuillan, Myles McPartland, Phil McIlwee, Teresa Shelvin.

The Holy Father’s prayer intentions for February:

Elders: that the Church and society respect the wisdom and experience of older people.

Collaboration in Evangelization: that priests, religious and lay people may work together with generosity.

What’s on locally

Discerning Vocations – a retreat for young women who are considering their vocation in the Church – a look at married life, the single life, lay missionary work, the religious life, consecrated life in the world and the contemplative life. Venue: Drumalis retreat house, Larne on March 29th/30th 2014. Cost: a donation is acceptable. If interested, contact the Diocesan Vocation Director: Fr John Murray at 90913761 or email: or also contact Mags Tierney at 07537414387 (text only) or

VOCATION WEEKEND — A Vocation Weekend for Students and young men will take place in Drumalis Retreat House, Larne on February 14th — 16th 2014.  The Weekend is for anyone who is thinking about the possibility of a Vocation to the Priesthood or Religious Life.  Anyone interested should contact Fr John Murray St. Michael’s Presbytery, 200 Finaghy Road North, Belfast BT11 9EG (20890 913761) for further information.  You can also email Fr John at

Hearing loss? Action on Hearing loss runs a free Hear to Meet group at Harvester House Court,4-8 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GA. The next session is scheduled for Friday 7 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm. If you’re over 55 and have a hearing loss, come along, and make new friends by meeting other people who understand what it is like to live with hearing loss and enjoy activities. Please contact: or telephone: 028 9023 9619

Clonard-Faith & Friendship Group-Are you in your 30’s,40’s, 50’s or over , enjoy sharing/living your faith with others while making new friends. Interested in finding out more ? Why not come along to Clonard – on either Fri. 7th Feb 7.00-8.00pm or Sat. 8th Feb. 10.00-11.00am. Register your name/date by emailing or text 07842960198.

“ Being Surprised by Joy” Re-inhabiting the Earth Spring Conference — Drumalis, Fri, 7- Sun, 9 Feb. 2014. Keynote speaker: Mary Colwell. Mary is an award winning television producer, feature writer for “ The Tablet” and consultant on the relationship between religion and the natural world.  It is possible to attend on a residential or non-residential basis for the full weekend and there is also the opportunity to attend for the day only on Saturday. For further details or to book a place, please contact Drumalis tel 028 28272196 or visit our website:

The West Belfast Historical Society is meeting in the Falls Park Pavillion on Friday the 14th of February at 7.30pm.
(Entrance to the Park is via gate opposite Maguire’s Garage Just follow the road by the river along to Pavilion Car Park (behind Pavilion)). This months Topic is “SHIP BUILDING IN BELFAST” the speaker will be Mr John Lynch.


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