From Pope Francis
This is the decisive sentence of
Jesus. Today he says: “I am the
way” (14: 6). To ascend to
Heaven the way is Jesus: it is to
have a living relationship with
him, it is to imitate him in love,
it is to follow his steps. And I, a Christian, you, a Christian,
each of us Christians, can ask ourselves: “What path do I follow?” There are ways that do not lead to Heaven: the ways of
worldliness, the ways of self-assertion, the ways of selfish
power. And there is the way of Jesus, the way of humble love,
of prayer, of meekness, of trust, of service to others. It is not
the way that puts me at the centre, it is the way of Jesus being
the centre of my life. It is to go ahead every day asking him:
“Jesus, what do you think of my choice? What would you do
in this situation, with these people?” It will do us good to ask
Jesus, who is the way, for the directions to Heaven. May Our
Lady, Queen of Heaven, help us to follow Jesus, who opened
Heaven for us. (Regina Caeli, 10.05.20)
WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE. The collection amounted to £1640.00 TROCAIRE TO DATE £11,588 Thank you for your continued support and contributions.
Meditating with Mary in May is a 3-session programme allowing people to pray with art and sacred scripture and to reflect on the life of Our Lady. It has been delivered in several parishes in the Diocese to date with very positive feedback. The programme will run in St Agnes’ Church starting on Wednesday 17th May @ 7pm, Thursday 25 May@ 7pm and Wednesday 31 May @ 7pm Each session will be led by a facilitator and involve some scripture sharing, followed by tea/coffee and light refreshments. Everyone is welcome.
Parish Planning: As we seek to build up our Parish community we welcome suggestions from parishioners about areas for development or initiatives we might consider. If you have any ideas or would like to help with certain aspects of Parish outreach we would love to hear from you. Please use the suggestion box in the Church and any feedback will be gratefully received. Suggestion slips are available outside the Sacristy. Please post completed slips into box located right hand side of Mary’s Statue.
On Sunday 14 May the 12.30pm Mass will include a Service of Commitment for those children making their First Holy Communion on Saturday 20 May.
Due to the First Holy Communion at 11am on Sat 20th May there will be no 1pm Mass and confessions. Confessions will be as normal from 5.45-6.15pm.
Sat 6 (6:30pm): Martha Cassidy
Sun 7 (9:30am): Priest’s intention
Sun 7(12:30pm): Priest’s intention
Mon 8 (10am): Funeral Mass of May Hughes RIP
Tue 9: No Mass
Wed 10 (10am): Priest’s intention
Thu 11(10am): Priest’s intention
Fri 12 (10am) Priest’s intention
Sat 13 (1pm): Priest’s intention
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Recently deceased: May Hughes,
Months Mind: Lisa Robinson
Anniversaries: Theresa Coey, Brendan & Pet Mc Gurk, Marie O’ Hara, Martha “Meta” Devine, Tom Savage, Pauline Watters, Lily Fitzsimons, Francis O’ Rourke, Martha Cassidy.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Invitation to a screening of ‘The Letter’
Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023.
Venue: St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Glen Road.
Time: 7pm. Join our Parish Community on Wednesday 24th May at 7pm in St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Glen Road, to view the most recent documentary featuring Pope Francis and meet over a cup of coffee/tea afterwards. The documentary charts a meeting of four individuals from across the globe, invited by Pope Francis to Rome to tell their very personal stories – from India, Senegal, Hawaii and the Brazilian Amazon. It poses very urgent and pertinent questions for each one of us, especially as we emerge from the Covid Pandemic, as to how we wish to live our lives knowing that our actions impact upon others often in far corners of the earth. This is the start of a global conversation based on the messages contained within the encyclical letter “Laudato Si’’. The screening lasts 40 minutes. Please let us know if you are able to join us by contacting Peter Mc Alister e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org and/or turn up on the evening.
Let your friends know – everyone is welcome.
Down & Connor Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock. Sunday 11th June 2023. Bus leaves St Anne’s at 8am picking up at St Michael’s and St Agnes. Cost £45 and includes morning tea, Scones and evening meal in Killyhevlin Hotel. Contact Frank Donnelly on 07852583086.
Mary’s Meals – Pray in May
During May, the month dedicated to Our Lady, Mary’s Meals invites you to pray for its life-changing work, carried out in her name. We currently provide nutritious daily school meals to 2.4 million children in 18 of the world’s poorest countries. These meals bring children into the classroom, where they can gain an education and hope of a better future. Could you commit to praying each day of May for the children receiving Mary’s Meals, the volunteers and all who support this work and those children still waiting? Further information and prayer resources for individuals, groups and schools can be found at www.marymeals.org.uk/prayinmay
St Agnes’ SPRED group -Volunteers and Group members needed. Our parish SPRED group needs you! We are hoping to restart soon for the first time post-Covid. We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday at 7pm in the Parish Centre. Our aim is support adults with learning disabilities to build a strong faith foundation and to get to know God, to develop friendships and a sense of belonging. We need volunteers who are willing to share themselves and give 2hrs of their time fortnightly to be part of our community of faith. We will support you to gain any new skills you might need. New groups members- adults with learning disabilities, also welcome. If you are interested, know someone who would be or want to learn more please contact Caoimhe on 07969224037.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 25th July –7th August. 25th –31st July Days in Diocese in Porto, 1st—7th Aug: Lisbon. 8 SPACES LEFT. 1,150 Euro. Email email@example.com or phone 02871264087.
PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA
O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were
pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message.
We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the
Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled
therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen