PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE In St Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells His disciples that “the harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to the harvest”. We must continue to ask God for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life, but we must also recognise that we all have a calling from God and through our Baptism, we have received the gifts or charisms of the Holy Spirit to equip us to fulfil it. In the coming months, we will begin to establish our new Families of Parishes across the Diocese. These are not simply parish structures, but are communities of faith where all, lay and ordained, work together to serve God and to serve, love, and care for each other. The new Families will be asking people to come forward to be trained and commissioned in a range of ministries such as catechesis, youth ministry and funeral ministry. Volunteers will be needed to help with management and administration. Liturgy teams will be needed to plan and organise prayer services and celebrations. Parish Families will need Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, altar servers, musicians, and so much more. As we begin the process of renewal that Bishop McKeown spoke of at Pentecost, and as we plan for the practical changes that this will entail, we invite you to take time to pray and reflect on what this will mean for you personally. What role could you play? How will you use your Baptismal gifts for the glory of God and the love of others? How will you respond to God’s call for you? To find out more go to www.pathwaystothefuture.org
“Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor.
Whenever we encounter a poor person, we cannot look
away, for that would prevent us from encountering the
face of the Lord Jesus”.
WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1737.00 Thank you for your generous financial support. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page also. www.stagnesbelfast.com
PARISH HALL The Senior group will finish for the Summer on Wednesday 28th June and re-open on Wednesday 6th September. Set dancing finished on 8th June and will resume on Thursday 7th September.
PROPOSED INITIATIVES FORM Please could you return your “yellow” form if you have not done so to the Parish office, Sacristy or to Fr Raymond. Thank you.
DRUMALIS Parish retreat to Drumalis Larne Sept 23’. Anyone interested contact Pat on 90 617082 by 30/6/23.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
LEAVERS MASS P7 Leavers Mass will take place next Thurs 22nd June here in St Agnes’ at 1.30pm.
FATHERS DAY Fr McCullagh would like to wish all our Fathers in the Parish a very HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!
GOD OUR FATHER, WE GIVE YOU THANKS AND PRAISE FOR FATHERS YOUNG AND OLD.
WE PRAY FOR YOUNG FATHERS, NEWLY EMBRACING THEIR VOCATION; MAY THEY FIND COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE TO BALANCE WORK, FAMILY AND FAITH IN JOY AND SACRIFICE.
WE PRAY FOR OUR OWN FATHERS AROUND THE WORLD WHOSE CHILDREN ARE LOST OR SUFFERING; MAY THEY KNOW THAT THE GOD OF COMPASSION WALKS WITH THEM IN THEIR SORROW.
WE PRAY FOR MEN WHO ARE NOT FATHERS BUT STILL MENTOR AND GUIDE US WITH FATHERLY LOVE AND ADVICE.
WE REMEMBER FATHERS, GRANDFATHER, AND GREAT GRANDFATHERS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US BUT WHO LIVE FOREVER IN OUR MEMORY AND NOURISH US WITH THEIR LOVE. AMEN
Sat 17: (6:30pm): Priest’s intention
Sun 18:(9:30am): Philip Maguire , Frank Mc Dermot
Sun 18: (12:30pm): Eddie Haughey, Ursula Burns
Mon 19:(10am): Edward & Teresa Murphy,
Mary Carroll & Brendan Flynn
Tue 20: No Mass
Wed 21: (10am): Priest’s intention
Thu 22: (10am): Priest’s intention
1.30pm: P7 Leavers Mass
Fri 23: (10am): Priest’s intention
Sat 24: (1pm): Priest’s intention
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Anniversaries: Sophie Maguire, Christopher & Mary Gatt, Mona Cooney, Liam Byrne, Peter Mc Callum, Bernie Glennon, Marion Mc Keever, Edward & Teresa Murphy, Harriet Barr, Edward Mc Cann, Mary Carroll & Brendan Flynn.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
CLONARD 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!
BOOK LAUNCH ‘Sister Patricia Maria Speight: Bringing God’s Love and Hope to People in the Margins’ by Aidan Donaldson. The book launch will take place on Wednesday 28th June at 6pm in Holy Family Church, Limestone Road, Belfast.
‘A Service of Lament’,
An ecumenical service at St. Anne’s Cathedral
Wednesday, 21 June, 11.30am – 12.30pm.
The 21st of June has been set in Northern Ireland as a Day of Reflection. As the sun reaches its highest point, we are given time to pause and acknowledge the grief that countless individuals have experienced through sectarian violence – and to commit ourselves to a more hope-filled future for everyone. We extend an invitation to you and those in your community to join us for this year’s service which lasts about an hour. We hope you can join us.
All-Ireland Rally for Life takes place in Dublin on Saturday 1st July. Make a stand to protect Ireland’s unborn babies. Coaches travelling from towns across Northern Ireland. to book your seat contact 02890278484/ 07592280522 or email email@example.com
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Recently opened in Belfast. Volunteers needed 9am-1pm & 1-5pm. There is a role for everyone from customer service to helping collect donations . ReStore provides learning and employability training for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Get in touch: