LENTEN SERVICES IN OUR VICARIATE
ST AGNES PARISH
Stations of the Cross every Friday at
ST MICHAEL’S PARISH
7.00am Mass Monday – Friday
ST OLIVER PLUNKETT PARISH
Stations of the Cross every Friday at
ST TERESA’S PARISH
Stations of the Cross every Friday at 9.30 am
ST JOSEPH’S HANNAHSTOWN
Stations of the Cross every Friday at 8.45 am
ST PETER’S THE ROCK
Station of the Cross every Friday at 7.00 pm
My heart aches greatly at the worsening situation in Ukraine. Despite the diplomatic efforts of the last few weeks, increasingly alarming scenarios are opening up. Like me, many people all over the world are feeling anguish and concern. Once again the peace of all is threatened by partisan interests. I would like to appeal to those with political responsibility to examine their consciences seriously before God, who is the God of peace and not of war; who is the Father of all, not just of some, who wants us to be brothers and not enemies. I pray that all the parties involved refrain from any action that would cause even more suffering to the people, destabilising coexistence between nations and bringing international law into disrepute.
And now I would like to appeal to everyone, believers and non-believers alike. Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God’s weapons, with prayer and fasting. I invite everyone to make next 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war.
COLLECTION The weekly collection for the 20th February amounted to £1738.00 Thank you for your contribution. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page as well.
CONGRATULATIONS To P7 Boys and Girls of Holy Child Primary School who were Confirmed by Fr Mc Glynn this week. A sincere thanks to their School Principal Kieran Austin and teachers for all their hard work.
ASH WEDNESDAY 2nd March ( A day of fast and abstinence) Masses 10am & 7pm. Ashes will be distributed at both Masses.
Face Coverings The Diocese strongly recommends that face coverings be worn at all times while in the church and throughout liturgical celebrations, even when seated.
RECORDINGS Please note, all funerals and Masses are recorded. Please tell us if you do not want your loved one’s funeral recorded.
LETTER OF RELAXATION OF COVID-19 REGULATIONS AND RETRICTIONS FROM BISHOP NOEL TREANOR BELOW
please click on the link to view... Letter from Bishop Treanor 15.02.2022 (Covid Guidelines).pdf
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.
6.30pm Vigil: Alice Carson , Richared Maguire
Sun 27th Feb : 9.30am: Priest’s intention
12.30pm: Sadie O’ Neill,
Barbara Brunton ( 25 years Anniversary)
Mon 28th Feb:10am: Priest’s intention
Tue 1st March: 10am: NO MASS
Wed 2nd March: 10am: ASH WEDNESDAY
7pm: Priest’s intention
Thurs 3rd March :10am:Priest’s intention
Fri 4th March :10am: Priest’s intention
Sat 5th March : 1pm: Priest’s intention
Recently Deceased: Jim Mc Closkey
Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Harry & Teresa Bleakley, Brian Allen, Joe Dornan, Mary Cooper, Colette Tabb, Greta Pollock, Maggie Corrigan
Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord!
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2022 13 – 18th July 2022 – £685.00 per person Hotel Jeanne d’Arc, Hotel Alba, Hotel Mediterannee For application forms Visitlourdes@downandconnor.org or call 028 90 770162.
Pro-Life Information Meeting: Precious Life will hold a “Restore Personhood” Pre-election Campaign Meeting on Tuesday 1st March in The Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast at 7.30pm. All welcome. For more information contact Precious Life on 07592280522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LENTEN PIONEER PLEDGE Many people choose to abstain from alcohol during Lent. Why not take this opportunity to perhaps help yourself or someone you know with an alcohol or drug problem, by offering your sacrifice for freedom from addiction? Please consider taking the short- term Lenten Pledge and make a difference to someone’s life, and say the following daily prayer. “I promise in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to abstain from all alcoholic drink during Lent.”
DIOCESAN VOCATION WEEKEND
“There are very few men who realise what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves entirely to his hands.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
Join us at the Vocations Weekend in Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, from Friday 11 – Sunday 13 March 2022. You are invited to take this opportunity to carve some time out of your busy schedule, in order to listen to what God might be saying to you and what He might be calling you to. It may be that He is calling you to serve as a priest in His Church.
If you wish to attend this weekend or would like further information contact: Fr. Kevin McGuckien Tel: 02890614567; Email: email@example.com