ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 4TH JUNE 2023..THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

MASS TIMES

Sunday: 9:30am & 12:30pm

Daily:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00am

Saturday: 1:00pm & 6:30pm Vigil

CONFESSIONS

Saturday: 12noon-12.50pm & 5.45pm-6.15pm

BAPTISMS

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 1:30pm.

To book a Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.

A Long Birth Certificate will be required.

WEDDINGS

To book a Wedding please contact the Sacristy or Parish Office.

At least three months notice is required.

DEVOTIONS

Eucharistic Adoration: Saturdays 1:30pm-6:15pm

Mother of Perpetual Help: Wednesdays at 10:00am Mass

Padre Pio: 1st Saturday of the month at 1pm Mass

Direction for our times: 7pm on the 1st Thursday of the month

Last weekend Bishop Donal McKeown wrote to us about the possibilities and challenge facing the Church in Down & Connor in the years ahead. His letter certainly got attention – particularly where he talked about the difficult decisions and sacrifices, we have to make as congregations get smaller and the number of priests fall. But that’s not the whole story by any means! We believe in the Good News of Jesus Christ, and there is always good news in the Church. In the pastoral letter a vision is set out of a Church which faces up to the profound changes we’re living through, that seeks to go out and make new disciples, and which welcomes everyone into a relationship with God. This is a courageous vision that will require us to look at how we are structured as a church. The Pathways to the Future Committee are developing ideas on how we can collaborate across our parishes as Families of Parishes. In families of parishes, we will see a new range of ministries develop in which lay people will play a crucial role. If we want to pass on the faith to the next generation, to see our congregations grow again, to see Catholics making a real difference in the community and to nourish new vocations to religious life, we have to do things differently – and we all have a part to play! On Trinity Sunday, may the Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless us as we take the first steps on our pathway to the future. To find out more we encourage you to read Bishop Donal McKeown’s Pastoral Letter available on www.downandconnor.org or www.pathwaystothefuture.org

              Pathways to the Future Prayer
 
God of Love, You are with us in every transition and change. As we enter into this new era with excitement and even some anxiety, we recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love. We thank you for the gifts, talents and skills with which you have blessed us. We thank you for the work of others that gives breadth and depth to our own work. Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you and supporting one another. We ask this in your Holy Name.
Amen.
 


PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1835.00
Education of Diocesan Students £380

 
Parish Hall The Senior group will finish for the Summer on Wednesday 28th June and re-open on Wednesday 6th September.
 
Cemetery Sunday 2023  Rock Cemetery Sunday 4th June at 3pm. Tullyrusk this Sunday 4th June 1.30pm .
 
CLONARD SOLEMN NOVENA TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP Wednesday 14 June – Thursday 22 June. The theme of the Novena is “Towards a New Vision of Church”. The Novena is a wonderful festival of faith for all, and an opportunity to renew our faith. We pray with Mary, and give thanks for God’s outpouring of abundant graces and love. All WELCOME!
 
Invitation to a screening of ‘The Letter’ Date: Dear parishioner, Apologies again for the technical hitch that prevented the showing of the Pope Francis, Laudato Si inspired film “The Letter.” I think we have now managed to overcome the internet problems that prevented the screening. You are therefore cordially invited again on Wednesday 7th June to St Teresa’s Parish Centre at 7pm. Please let us know if you are able to join us by contacting Peter Mc Alister e-mail- ppmcalister@yahoo.com and/or turn up on the evening. Let your friends know – everyone is welcome.
 
THANK YOU To Fr Laurence on his return to St Agnes’ and for helping us reflect on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the changing times in our Church. Please could you return your Proposed Initiatives  “Yellow “ form  to the Parish office, Sacristy or to Fr Raymond. Thank you.

MASS INTENTIONS
Sat 03: (6:30pm): Mary Zemrowsky
Sun 04:(9:30am): Mary Mc Caughley
Sun 04: (12:30pm): Larry Teague
Mon 05:(10am): William Shields
Tue 06:                   No Mass
Wed 07: (10am): Malachy Gregory
Thu 08: (10am): Liam Byrne
Fri 09: (10am): Priest’s intention
Sat 10: (1pm): Priest’s intention 


REMEMBER IN PRAYER
 
Recently deceased: Margaret Boyer, Eileen Mc Polin, Fr Clement Mc Manuis CSsR, William Pimley RIP.
Anniversaries: Lavery, O’ Sullivan & O’ Neill families,
Sean Prenter, Sr Rose Prenter, Francis Joseph Shields, Michael Jones,
John Patrick Shields, Ellen Maguire, Malachy Gregory.

 
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!


ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Last weekend Bishop Donal McKeown wrote to us about the possibilities and challenge facing the Church in Down & Connor in the years ahead. His letter certainly got attention – particularly where he talked about the difficult decisions and sacrifices, we have to make as congregations get smaller and the number of priests fall. But that’s not the whole story by any means! We believe in the Good News of Jesus Christ, and there is always good news in the Church. In the pastoral letter a vision is set out of a Church which faces up to the profound changes we’re living through, that seeks to go out and make new disciples, and which welcomes everyone into a relationship with God. This is a courageous vision that will require us to look at how we are structured as a church. The Pathways to the Future Committee are developing ideas on how we can collaborate across our parishes as Families of Parishes. In families of parishes, we will see a new range of ministries develop in which lay people will play a crucial role. If we want to pass on the faith to the next generation, to see our congregations grow again, to see Catholics making a real difference in the community and to nourish new vocations to religious life, we have to do things differently – and we all have a part to play! On Trinity Sunday, may the Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless us as we take the first steps on our pathway to the future. To find out more we encourage you to read Bishop Donal McKeown’s Pastoral Letter available on www.downandconnor.org or www.pathwaystothefuture.org
 
St Michael the Archangel 32 Hours of Adoration 30th June- 1st July Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will begin on Friday 30th June after 10.00 am Mass If you would like to volunteer for adoration please put your name on the sheets in the porches or contact Kate O’Connor on 07756025097.
 
ST MICHAEL’S CAR BOOT SALE Sat 24th June 10.00am until 2.00pm in the Church Car Park. (Traders welcome from 9.00am for setting up) Parking for customers will be available in the school/youth club car park.  There will be a stall serving refreshments. To book a pitch please call Gary on 07731520174 or email stmichaels@downandconnor.org
 
Veritas Publications invites you to the book launch of A New Ireland CARDINAL CAHAL B. DALY Launched by Rev. Dr Ruth Patterson Wednesday, 7 June at 5 p.m. St Malachy’s College, 36 Antrim Rd, Belfast, BT15 2AE
 
Down and Connor Annual Knock Pilgrimage We welcome you to join us for our Diocesan Knock in person/Virtual Pilgrimage on Sunday 11th June 2023. The Ceremonies will be streamed live on the Shrine website www.knockshrine.ie and on Knock Shrine Facebook page. The programme will commence with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm and Mass will be celebrated at 3pm by Bishop Donal McKeown. Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Down and Connor. Bishop McKeown will also deliver the Homily. The Mass will be followed by the Recitation of the Rosary You are invited to place a Petition by visiting the Knock Shrine website and all the Petitions will be placed before the Altar during the Mass. You may also request that a candle be lit for your intentions, or you may do so in person. Many regular visitors to Knock with our Diocesan Pilgrimage have expressed a reluctance to travel this year via coaches, therefore, unfortunately, there are a limited number of Parish Groups attending this year. we do hope that we can build this up again in the years to come. We encourage as many of you as possible to participate and pray that next year we may gather, as a Diocese, in larger numbers in person at our National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. With Every Blessing Father Vincent Cushnahan (Diocesan Knock Pilgrimage Director).
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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