Sunday: 9:30am & 12:30pm
Daily: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00am
Saturday: 1:00pm & 6:30pm Vigil
Saturday: 12noon-12.50pm & 5.45pm-6.15pm
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 1:30pm.
To book a Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.
A Long Birth Certificate will be required.
To book a Wedding please contact the Sacristy or Parish Office.
At least three months notice is required.
Eucharistic Adoration: Saturdays 1:30pm-6:15pm
Mother of Perpetual Help: Wednesdays at 10:00am Mass
Padre Pio: 1st Saturday of the month at 1pm Mass
Direction for our times: 7pm on the 1st Thursday of the month
PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE Like the king in today’s Gospel, God sends us out as his servants to the towns and the crossroads of our daily lives to invite guests to His wedding feast. We share His invitation to join Him in our communities, our workplaces, our schools, and wherever we meet and engage with others. Through the witness of our lives, our faith, and our love, we draw and attract others to the banquet feast and to a personal relationship with God and with Christ, His son. A few months ago, every Parish counted the number of people attending Mass as part of a Diocesan Census. It recorded that almost 37,000 people gather each week to celebrate the Eucharist and be in the presence of Christ in the parishes across our Diocese. We should be thankful for that, but we want more people to join us and to experience the love of Christ. Each one of us has a part to play in building the Church of today and tomorrow in Down and Connor. We are God’s church. May we work with our clergy and with each other to make our faith communities vibrant, welcoming, and joyful. Through the invitation of the witness of our lives, may we attract others to join us each weekend as we gather in the presence of Christ to celebrate Mass and clothe ourselves in His love and mercy for the week ahead. “See, this is our God in whom we hoped for salvation … We exult and we rejoice that he has saved us” Isaiah 25:9. To find out more go to www.pathwaystothefuture.org
PRAYER FOR THE SYNOD
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen
WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1656.00 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
Collection for World Missions will be taken up next Sunday 22nd Oct.
PARISH HALL ACTIVITIES
THANK YOU A big Thank you Smyth’s Bakery and to all those who came to our Coffee Morning In aid of Friends of Cancer and Pretty in Pink. The total amount raised was £710.
COOKING Remember another Cooking Class will take place this 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.
Bulletin Notices and Anniversaries Bulletin Notices should be with the Parish Office by 12 noon on Thursday to be included in the weekend bulletin.
DAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Thursday 2nd November on the Feast of All Souls. Bus departs from St Agnes’ at 7.30am returning approx 10pm. Bring a packed lunch. Price £22. For more information call Pat on 07946917354 0r Sonia on 07877537969
Sat 15 (6.30pm): Rita Nellis, Damien, Brian, Philip,
Michael & Richard Wilson, Rose Macklin & Marie Standen
Sun 16(9.30am): Margaret Turley, James Mc Donagh
Sun 16 (12.30pm): Patrick O’ Brien
Mon 17 (10am): Isobel Boyle
Tue 18: NO MASS
Wed 19(10am): Jacinta, Patrick & Elizabeth O’ Sullivan
Thurs 20 (10am): Tom Mc Glinchey, Kathleen Drain
Fri 21 (10am): Keely-Ann Young
Sat 22 (1pm): John Rooney
REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Recently Deceased: Sharon Walker RIP
Month’s Mind: John Rooney
Anniversaries: Isobel Mc Cartney, Aidan Mc Cartney, Edward Mc Keown,
John & Robert Mc Caughey, David McCafferty, Gerard Megahey,
Terry Mc Dermott, Gerard Kennedy, Maureen Keenan, Margaret Dunne,
Mark Shevlin, Margaret Walsh, Frances Tierney, Nora Toal, Sean Mc Calliion
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
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 Joys of Mary and will conclude with a decade of the Scriptural Rosary. Please join us. Everyone welcome.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or download from Website: http://www.drumalis.co.uk
Rally for their Lives – Please join us for this most important Life Chain at Belfast City Hall on Saturday 21st October at 2.00pm to stand for the protection of babies in the womb. For more information contact Precious Life on 02890278484 /07592280522.
Marriage Enrichment Weekend, 10 – 12 November 2023, Co. Kildare: an opportunity to energise communication and romance in your marriage Visit:www.marriageencounter.ie/marriage-encounter-weekend.
OCTOBER, MISSION MONTH is a time for to show our appreciation and support missionary activities in 1,100 dioceses across the world. www.missio.ie.
“LAUDETE DEUM”. Pope Francis, on 04 October, issued his latest Apostolic Exhortation on the climate crisis. It is available at www.vatican.va
Ethics of War and Peace: Conversations for the Common Good at QUB For the next in its series of ‘Conversations for the Common Good’ , the Catholic Chaplaincy at Queen’s University will host eminent theologian and ethicist, Professor Tobias Winright of Maynooth and Oxford, who will address the Catholic understanding of just war and peace in light of the Ukraine War. The talk, delivered in partnership with QUB Order of Malta, takes place in Riddell Hall on Tuesday 17 October at 7pm, with light refreshments afterwards Everyone is welcome.