WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1551.00 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 this coming week as Fr Raymond will be on retreat-Mon 25th Sept, Wed 27th & Thurs 28th. 10am Mass will resume on Fri 29th Sept.
Sat 23 (6.30pm): Deirdre O’ Neill, Tom Morgan
Sun 24 (9.30am): Priest’s intention
Sun 24 (12.30pm): Tony Devlin, Tom Teeney
Mon 25 (10am): NO MASS
Tue 26: NO MASS
Wed 27(10am): NO MASS
Thurs 28 (10am): NO MASS
Fri 29 (10am): Briege Mc Corry,
Patrick Joseph & Maureen Murray
Sat 30 (1pm): Priest’s intention
REMEMBER IN PRAYER…
Recently Deceased: Thomas Brian Stewart, John Rooney RIP
Month’s Mind: Briege Mc Corry RIP
Anniversaries: Conor Sergeant, Shelagh, Desmond & Otto Schiess, John Hannaway, Patrick O’ Hara, John Cairns, Augustine Breen, Elizabeth Moore, Ciaran Maskey
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS…
LIGHT THE FIRE St Michael the Archangel Parish Mission. FAITH, HOPE & LOVE. Mon 2nd—Fri 6th October 7pm Daily Mass. Guest speakers include Dana, Fr Philip Mulryne, Fr Robert Mc Mahon, Fr Peter Mc Verry & Martina Purdy. Do you want more love, more power and more hope in your life? You are invited to a Parish Mission for everyone! This is a chance to reconnect with God, and to pray for renewal of faith, hope and love in our lives, our families, our parish and our country. Everyone welcome!
The Seven Joys of Mary Every Wednesday in October at 7pm St Oliver Plunkett Parish Hall The programme will provide an opportunity to reflect the Seven Joy of Mary and will conclude with a decade of the Scriptural Rosary. Please join us. Everyone welcome.
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.
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“
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
Trócaire is looking for people to join our team of Christmas fundraisers to help respond to the urgent need of poor communities around the world, including the millions of children and families caught in conflict across Ethiopia, South Sudan and Ukraine. You can take action and make a difference through a range of activities, including the promotion of our Gifts of Change – training and support will be provided. If you would like to find out more about what you can do to help now or over the Advent and Christmas period, then please email Mark McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9080 8030.