WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1730.00 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
Season of Creation 1st September – 4th October 2023: ‘Let Justice and Peace Flow’.
This Season is a wonderful opportunity to respond to the call of Pope Francis to listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. As the ecological crisis worsens our newsfeeds are filled with stories of devastation, particularly in the most vulnerable parts of the world. Creation cries out as forests burn, animals flee, lives are lost and people are forced to migrate. The theme for this year’s Season is inspired by the Prophet Amos who cries out: “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5: 24). The symbol is that of a ‘mighty river’: “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing. I will even put a road in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19). As we join the river of justice and peace with others then hope is created instead of despair, “for we know that things can change!” (Laudato Si’, 13). To mark the closing of the Season of Creation a special Prayer Service will be held in St Agnes’ Church on Wednesday 4 October @ 7pm. Parishioners from the Pastoral Community are welcome to attend.
COFFEE MORNING In aid of Friends of Cancer & Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Charity will be held on Thursday 5th October in St Agnes Parish Hall after 10am Mass. Everyone welcome.
Please note there will be no 10am Mass on the following dates as Fr Raymond will be on retreat-Mon 25th Sept, Wed 27th & Thurs 28th. 10am Mass will resume on Fri 29th Sept
Sat 16 (6.30pm): Sheila Bradley, Conor Sergeant,
Shelagh, Desmond & Otto Schiess
Sun 17 (9.30am): John Hannaway, Patrick O’ Hara,
Sun 17 (12.30pm): Augustine Breen, Elizabeth Moore
Mon 18 (10am): Priest’s intention
1pm: Funeral of Thomas Brian Stewart RIP
Tue 19: NO MASS
Wed 20(10am): Priest’s intention
Thurs 21(10am): Priest’s Intention
Fri 22(10am): Priest’s intention
Sat 23 (1pm): Wedding of Una & Eoin
REMEMBER IN PRAYER…
Recently Deceased: Janet Mc Gaharan, Kevin Kennedy,
Thomas Brian Stewart
Month’s Mind: Sheila Bradley
Anniversaries: Mary Mc Donnell, Mary Mc Caughey
Lily Hamiliton, Dorothy Mallon, Haidee Mc Dermott
Deedee Doherty, Kevin Taylor, Doreen Allen
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS…
You’re Invited to a Musical Extravaganza! Join us for a night of enchanting melodies and harmonious celebration as we mark the 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ST. COLMCILLES PARISH CHOIR! Date: October 13th, 2023 Time: 7:30 PM Venue: St Colmcilles Church Belfast Venue Location: 191a Upper Newtownards Road, BT4 3JB. Prepare to be captivated by a symphony of voices as the choir harmonizes with: St Joseph’s Primary School Contact Singers (Gilnahirk Presbyterian) Fr. Martin O’Hagan from The Priests. Best of all, admission is absolutely FREE, and everyone is wholeheartedly welcomed. To add a touch of elegance to the night, we’ll be serving light refreshments during the intermission.
Catholic Chaplaincy QUB reopening at temporary premises
The Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University Belfast reopens for the new academic year on Monday 18 September at No. 42 University Road. There you will find a Chapel, social space and our much-loved Mosaic Café, open 8.30am to 8.30pm weekdays during term. Sunday Masses take place at 8pm in the Canada Room of the University’s Lanyon Building (from Sunday 24 September) and weekday Masses in the Chaplaincy at No.42 (from Monday 25 September). We look forward to welcoming new and returning students!
YOUTH 2000 The next Youth 2000 Ulster retreat will be taking place in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Lough Derg, Co. Donegal between 29th of September to the 1st of October. This retreat is for anyone aged 16-35. Great CRAIC!!, Excellent Speakers, Inspiring Talks & Workshops,Fantastic music, Group activities, Youth Masses, Adoration, Reconciliation, prayer, Drama, Games & plenty of time to chill out, meet new people and find out what it means to be young & Catholic today!! The retreat is donation only however if you are staying over there is a cost £35/€40 which goes to Lough Derg. Register now on www.youth2000.ie“
PAUSE FOR HOPE SERVICE OF PRAYER Bringing together in prayer: those who have or have had cancer and, their loved ones and, those who care for them, doctors and nurses, those with special skills involved in the investigation and treatment of cancer, those in authority who have responsibility for providing resources our scientists trying to find the cure. Clonard Monastery, Belfast Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 3.30pm. It is our hope that by coming together all will experience a sense of peace and hope in the midst of the difficulties of coping with a serious illness.
Peace Day 2023 – Thursday 21 September 7-8.30pm in St Anne’s Cathedral. To mark the global celebration of UN Peace Day, and Good Relations Week, internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Tommy Sands will headline a variety of musicians and speakers from different cultures and religions, including two young singers from Ukraine. Other contributions from Imam Jamal Iweida of Dunmurry Iqraa Mosque, victims’ campaigner Jude Whyte, and a guided silent global reflection on becoming peacemakers. The evening will be hosted by Jude Hill-Mitchell, formerly of UTV. Light refreshments after. Everyone is welcome!
LEGION OF MARY And the Knights of Columbanus invite you to take part in Our Lady’s Rosary Festival from 30th Sep to 8th Oct with 7 events in different venues, including retreat for mothers, St Michael’s Camino, holy hour with a confession crusade, first Fridays and Saturday’s devotions, talk and Q&A with Fr John Harris ( Irish Provincial), Catholic Organisations’ Fair and much more. The Festival ends with the 20th Annual Rosary Procession from St John’s to St Peter’s Cathedral commencing at 2.30pm. Shuttle bus available to transport people from St Peter’s to St John’s from 12.30pm to 2.15pm. More details can be found ay legionofmarydc.co.uk/ or at 07955386288