ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 1ST OCTOBER 2023.. 26TH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR

PARISH NEWS…

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1675.00 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

Let the Season of Creation 2023 give us enthusiasm to redouble our efforts to protect creation. Join the river of justice and peace with others so that hope is created and ‘change can happen’. After a summer of heightened global temperatures causing extensive bush fires in many places, floods nearer home and intensifying the eutrophication of Lough Neagh on our own doorstep! Could we look with new eyes on what we can do? Has the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ slogan passed its ‘sell by date’? Do we need to take on board a stronger and more emphatic buzz-line such as ‘Cut-out, Cut-down, Cherish and conserve’? We too can join the flow of justice for the protection of our earth.

This weekend marks the end of the Season of Creation, 2023, which started on 1st September and ends on 4th October – the feast of St Francis of Assisi. To mark the closing of the Season of Creation please come along to a  special prayer service here in St Agnes’ Church this Wednesday 4 October @ 7pm. Parishioners from the Pastoral Community are welcome to attend.

PARISH HALL ACTIVITIES

COFFEE MORNING In aid of Friends of Cancer and Pretty in Pink will be held this Thursday 5th October. Please join us. Everyone welcome!

COOKING Do you live alone and find it difficult cooking for one on a budget? St Agnes are having a batch cooking class on Thursday 12th & Thurs 19th October  from 10am –12pm in the Parish Hall. All ingredients supplied. Everyone welcome!!

COMMUNITY SAFETY EVENT As we are now entering the winter period with darker nights St Agnes’ Seniors are having a free Community Safety Event on Thursday 26th October from 10.30am-12pm. Safety equipment and information available.

2024 Envelopes It is that time of year again where we order our parish envelopes. If you wish to become an envelope holder please contact Kate in the Parish Office 02890 615702 . Thank you.

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat 30 (6.30pm):     Gerard Sands, Brian Mc Larnon

Sun 01 (9.30am):    Clare Mc Murray, Patrick Agnew

Sun 01 (12.30pm):  Kathleen Fegan

Mon 02 (10am):      Priest’s intention

1.30pm:                    Opening of Year Mass Holy Child P.S

Tue 03:                     NO MASS

Wed 04(10am):       Priest’s intention

Thurs 05 (10am):    Josephine Anderson

Fri 06 (10am):          Priest’s intention              

Sat 07 (1pm):           Ellen Mc Cullagh 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Anniversaries: Deirdre O’ Neill, Tom Morgan , Tony Devlin,

Tom Teeney, Patrick Joseph & Maureen Murray, Brigid Reynolds, Catherine Mullan.               

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.

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

TROCAIRE 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 infoni@trocaire.org or call 028 9080 8030.

DRUMALIS RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE wish to appoint a Director for Drumalis Retreat Centre. This will be on a fixed term contract for 3 years after which it will be reviewed. Salary £45 – 50k depending on experience. Closing date for applications: 5pm 12th October 2023 For a Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form contact the Operations Manager: Sakina Lowe pltcpsisters@gmail.com or download from Website: http://www.drumalis.co.uk

HAIL HOLY QUEEN CONFERENCE 2023 IS LIVE ON RADIO MARIA IRELAND FROM 2PM ON SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER. Speakers include FR. SEÁN MAGUIRE, FR. COLUM POWER, CATHERINE MCGOWAN, FR. FREDDY WARNER. Radio Maria Ireland can be listened to by downloading the Radio Maria Ireland APP, Saorview Channel 210 or listen live at (01)4373277

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS St Matthias’s Church, Saturday 7th October 2023. 3pm Adoration, Confessions, Act of Consecration. 4pm Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Please come along andbring a friend.

CELEBRATION OF MASS AND BLESSING WITH HOLY RELIC OF ST PADRE PIO Friday 6th October at 7pm in St Vincent De Paul Parish Ligoniel Road. All Welcome!

  

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