St Agnes Parish Bulletin 31st October 2021


All Saints Day Masses

(Monday 1st November) 10am & 6.30pm


All Souls Day Mass

(Tuesday 2nd November): 10am







Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  10.00am



6.30pm Vigil





• The wearing of face coverings while entering, leaving and moving around a church is mandatory

The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.

• The seating capacity of the Church is 120-150

• Observe social distancing and use the sanitizer at the Church Entrance;

• When leaving the Church follow the instructions and leave according to the indicated “One-way” system;

• Anyone with cold-like symptoms must not enter the Church;

• Those with under lying health issues are advised to remain at home.







ANNUAL MASS FOR THE BEREAVED There are two masses this year again; Monday 8th & Monday 15th NOVEMBER 2021 @ 7 pm.

 Letters have now been sent out  to all those who lost a loved one since November 2020 and who have already had the month’s mind Mass for their family member.

NOVEMBER DEAD LISTS Are now available at front and side entrances of Church. Please post completed lists into post box located right hand side of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Thank you.




NOVEMBER – Month of the Holy Souls Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer up their sacrifice for their deceased loved ones. YOU CAN DO LIKEWISE. Take the short term Pledge for November and say the Prayer daily – I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary to abstain from all alcoholic drink during November”








Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord, Lord, hear my voice!

O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.

If you, O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness; for this we revere you.

My soul is waiting for the Lord. I count on His word.

My soul is longing for the Lord more than the watchman for daybreak.

(Let the watchman count on daybreak and Israel on the Lord).

Because, with the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Israel indeed He will redeem for all its iniquity.

v– Eternal rest grant to them O Lord

r – And let perpetual light shine upon them

v – May they rest in peace

r – Amen

v – O Lord, hear my prayer

r – And let my cry come to you.

Let us pray, O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful,

grant to the souls of your servants departed the remission of all their sins,

that through our fervent prayer they may obtain that pardon

which they have always desired; who live and reign forever and ever.








PARISH HALL  We are delighted to announce that our Parish Hall ( 10a St Agnes Drive ) will re-open from Monday 1st November 2021, and we welcome back all our Parish Groups and classes.

PENSIONERS  ( SENIORS’ )  Coffee & Tea morning will resume from Wednesday 3rd Nov @ 10.30am. All welcome

 Guidelines for attending our Parish Centre

  • Please wear a Facemask
  • Observe Social Distancing

Those experiencing coronavirus symptoms which include those listed below should not attend our Parish centre in any capacity:

  • new continuous cough.
  • high temperature.
  • loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

Individuals who are self-isolating due to a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the household or their extended household should stay home and not attend or if they are a contact of a case and have been advised to self-isolate.

If anyone becomes unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 in the Parish  centre, they should be sent home and advised to follow the self-isolation guidance and to apply for a coronavirus test.


 PRAYER INTENTIONS: We extend our sympathies to the families of those who died recently and those whose month’s mind and anniversary occur at this time.

Sat 30th Oct: 1pm: Wedding of Catherine Grieve & Piarais Mc Cafferty, Congratulations!!!

6.30pm Vigil: Sheila Scappaticci, Stephen Deeds 

Sun 31st  Oct: 9.30am: Priest’s intention

12.30pm: Anne Osbourne ( Months Mind)

William Cinnamond, John Shields, John Mc Geown, Betty & Paddy Barker

Mon 1st Nov: 10am: Priest’s intention


6.30pm: (Mass for All Saints)

Tue 2nd Nov: 10am: (Mass for All Souls)

Wed 3rd Nov: 10am: November Dead List

Thurs 4th Nov:10am: Margaret Crossan

Fri 5th Nov: 10am: November Dead List

Sat 6th Nov : November Dead List

In the event of a funeral, the assigned intention will be offered privately by the priest at his first available mass.

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Rose Mc Garrigle, Gerry Murphy, Joe Kemp, Geraldine Mc Cann, David Phelan, Philip Glennon, John & Phylis Mc Goldrick & Daughter Phylis Mc Goldrick, James Farrelly, Kathleen Mc Kee

Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS Will take place in St. Matthias’s Church, Glen Road on 6th November.

3pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions and Act of Consecration

4pm. Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.


Anam Cara Belfast, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 8th November at 7:20pm in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. 





Cappella Caeciliana presents a concert “Renewed in Song” in St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street at 7.30pm on Saturday 13th November, its first indoor performance in Belfast since 2019. Tickets (£10) are available from and Matchetts, Wellington Place. Under 25s free. Face coverings must be worn and 2 metre social distancing will apply.





Support the Benedictine Community

Buy your Christmas gifts at the shop of Holy Cross Abbey,

119 Kilbroney Road, Rostrevor, Co. Down BT34 3BN

Candles and Soaps made by the monks, Books and a range of different gifts.

Shop opens 9-11am & 2.30-5pm










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