ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 20TH AUGUST 2023.. 20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

PARISH NEWS

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1786.00 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

Weekly collection 30th July £1,650, Weekly collection 6th August £1751, Monthly collection 6th August £590

MASSES. Please note there will be no 10am Weekday and 1pm Masses on these dates:

MON 21ST AUG— NO 10AM

WED 23RD AUG—NO 10AM

THURS 24TH AUG –NO 10AM

FRI 25TH AUG—NO 10AM            

SAT 26TH AUG-NO 1PM

MON 28TH AUG –NO 10AM

WED 30TH AUG-NO 10AM

THURS 31ST AUG-NO 10AM

NORMAL MASS TIMES WILL RESUME FROM FRI 1ST  SEPT 

ORDINATION Deacon Dawid Aksenczuk will be ordained to the priesthood next Sunday 27th August 2023 at 3.00pm in St Peter’s Cathedral. Please keep Dawid in your prayers during these final days of preparation.   

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat 19 (6.30pm):  Raymond Compston, Joe Young,

Anna Farmer

Sun 20 (9.30am): Bernadette Mc Caffrey

Sun 20 (12.30am): Richard Mc Stravick

Mon 21 (10am): NO MASS

Tue 22: NO MASS

Wed 23(10am): NO MASS

Thurs 24 (1pm):Wedding

Fri 25 (10am): NO MASS

Sat 26 (1pm): NO MASS

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Recently Deceased: James Curran, Margaret Lynn, Patricia Rush, Margaret Loughran, Kathleen Doherty,  Molly Gallagher, Sarah (Sheila) Bradley

Months Mind: Raymond Compston

Anniversaries:  Elizabeth Carson, Cormac Wilson, Joe Kempton, Brigid, John & Margaret Murray, Paddy Park, Gerard Ryan, Tony & Mary Mc Grillen, Sarah , Philomena & Eileen Hunter, Bridie & John Richmond, Kay Garland, Regina & Daniel Kane, Chrissie Morrow

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

JOB VACANCIES

PARISH CENTRE CO-ORDINATOR (St Anne’s Parish Centre) The post holder will be responsible for the smooth operation of the Parish Centre and associated activities. Permanent appointment requiring 24 hours per week

PARISH CENTRE CLEANER (St Anne’s Parish Centre) The post holder will be required to provide an efficient and comprehensive cleaning service to the Parish to ensure the Parish Centre is clean, tidy and in an orderly condition at all times. (15 hours per week) Visit: downandconnor.org/job-vacancies/ for full details Closing date for ALL applications will be 12.00 noon on Thursday 24th August 2023

Visit: downandconnor.org/job-vacancies/ for full details Closing date for ALL applications will be 12.00 noon on Thursday 24th August 2023

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Beginning Monday 18th September for 8 weeks. Online Via Zoom Course participants will receive a resource pack and gather online for a time of teaching, discussion, and prayerful reflection. The program will conclude with a Retreat Day. Venue: Holy Rosary Parish Centre, 503 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GR Date: Saturday 18th November 10:00am – 4:00 pm. Facilitators: Aishling Steen & Fr Paul Byrne from the Living Church Office. For further information or to book your place please contact livingchurch@downandconnor.org or Tel: 028 90690920

DROMANTINE RETREAT CENTRE. “Stop Missing Your Life”, 01—03 Sept, cost £235. As we move into a post-pandemic world, many are reporting symptoms of numbness, frustration and exhaustion. This compassionate and optimistic workshop will transform the way we manage stress, helping us to learn habits that promote resilience. Contact 02830821964 or admin@dromantineconference.com

One Day Lough Derg Pilgrimage Saturday 23rd September 2023

The Living Church Office are organising a one-day pilgrimage to Lough Derg as this is a One Day Retreat, fasting and walking barefooted is not required. Cost £55 includes luxury coach transfers, tea, coffee & scones on arrival, retreat day, light lunch, concluding with celebration of the Eucharist.  Bus departs 7am From St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street. Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Contact Claire Tel: 02890 690920 Email: livingchurch@downandconnor.org  

The Poor Clares, Galway are hosting a Monastic Experience Day on Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 5pm. 
The day is designed to help young women who are exploring the possibility of a religious vocation to find out more about the Poor Clare way of life.
If you would like to attend the day you can book a place at: vocations@poorclares.ie

Catholic Marriage Encounter Catholic Marriage Encounter is a Weekend experience for any Sacramentally married couple. This is a space for you and your spouse to pause, reflect, and reconnect privately. Our next Marriage Enrichment Weekend is Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th November 2023 at The Cork International Hotel. To book your place visit our website: www.marriageencounter.ie Tel. 087-2162436

European Family Weekend (25 – 27 August 2023, Co. Kildare) The Family Weekend offers families the opportunity to energise their relationships, using a language and an approach suitable for all ages (6 years and older). Two Italian families and a priest will lead the weekend by telling their own stories of family life. We request a non-refundable deposit of €50 (£45) per family (towards the cost of the venue). We will simply ask families to donate what they can afford at the end of the weekend. To register your interest, please contact: MarriageEncounter.NI@outlook.com www.FamilyWeekend2023.blogspot.com

                                                               

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