ST AGNES’ PARISH BULLETIN 29TH OTOBER 2023

MASS TIMES

Sunday: 9:30am & 12:30pm

Daily:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00am

Saturday: 1:00pm & 6:30pm Vigil

CONFESSIONS

Saturday: 12noon-12.50pm & 5.45pm-6.15pm

BAPTISMS

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.

WEDDINGS

To book a Wedding please contact the Sacristy or Parish Office.

At least three months notice is required.

DEVOTIONS

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  In today’s Gospel, Christ gives us the simple yet challenging instruction on how to live as Christians – with complete, all-consuming love for God, loving others as we love ourselves. The need to follow and to loudly proclaim this great commandment is needed now more than ever. We are living in turbulent times, where the love of God can seem absent and disregard for others can sadly be manifest in the threat or reality of war in many parts of the world, including the Holy Land. God’s Spirit is calling us, each one of us, to be that voice proclaiming His commandment to love. He is calling us to be the light of hope and the message of love in the world, to renew and to grow His Church, creating new disciples for Christ. New disciples who will live their lives loving and serving God and others in His parishes and in our communities. Through Pathways to the Future, as we work to renew and grow God’s Church in love in Down and Connor, we ask for your prayers that God may send His Spirit to guide us, and that we may discern His wishes as we make plans for our future. It was with the joy of the Holy Spirit that you took to the Gospel, in spite of the great opposition all round you …it was from you that the Word of the Lord started to spread”1 Thessalonians 1:6, 8

Pathways to the Future Prayer God of Love, You are with us in every transition and change. As we enter into this new era with excitement and even some anxiety, we recall your deep compassion, presence, and abounding love. We thank you for the gifts, talents, and skills with which you have blessed us. We thank you for the work of others that gives breadth and depth to our own work. Be with us as we move forward, rejoicing with you and supporting one another. We ask this in your Holy Name. Amen. To find out more go to www.pathwaystothefuture.org

 

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to£1572.00. WORLD MISSIONS £2345.00. 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

All SAINTS  DAY MASSES 6.30pm Tuesday 31st  October  & 10.00am Wednesday  1st

 November.

ALL SOULS DAY Mass Thursday 2nd November 10am

 

November Remembrance lists Are now available at front and side entrances of Church. Please post completed lists into post box located right hand side of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. Thank you.

 

MASS FOR DECEASED The November Mass for deceased will take place on Wednesday 8th November at 7pm. Parishioners who lost a loved one in the past year should be receiving a letter of invite in the post this week.. There is no need to reply, just turn up on the night to our remembrance Mass for your loved one. Everyone is welcome.

 

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.

 

ST AGNES’ CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP.

Returning after a long absence due to Covid on Monday 23 October 2023 @ 11am in St Agnes’ Parish Centre. We will be meeting every week on a Monday morning. What a way to start your week! Old and new members are welcome. We will be joined by members of St Michael’s Prayer Group. Come Holy Spirit!

MASS INTENTIONS

 Sat 28 (6.30pm):    Jean McAlea, Michael Connolly, Jimmy & Theresa Armstrong, Mary Marley

Sun 29(9.30am):    Priest’s intention

Sun 29(12.30pm):  Sarah “Sadie” Hughes, Bill Cinnamond, Mary Mc Keown, Geordie, Amelia & Frankie Mc Cann, Alice Mc Kee

Mon 30 (10am):    Sheila Scappaticci, Kathleen Drain

Tue 31:  (6.30pm)  ALL SAINTS VIGIL MASS             

Wed 01(10am):      ALL SAINTS

Thurs 02 (10am):    ALL SOULS DAY

Fri 03 (10am):         Priest’s intention            

Sat 04 (1pm):          Margaret  Crossan

 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Recently Deceased: John Cassidy

Anniversaries:  Maureen & David Phelan

Joseph Kemp, Sally Montgomery, Michael & Sean Mulholland,

Alicia Hood, Rose McGarrigle, Fr Tom Woods, Brigid Agnes Maguire,

Noreen Young, Elizabeth O’ Brien, Jacinta, Patrick & Elizabeth O’

Sullivan.

 

 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 infoni@trocaire.org or call 028 9080 8030.

 

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. World Mission Sunday, 22 Oct: the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support overseas mission. Learn more at www.missio.ie. OCTOBER, MISSION MONTH. World Mission Sunday, 22 Oct: the Holy Father’s annual appeal to support overseas mission. Learn more at www.missio.ie.

 

THE FRIENDS OF ST MALACHY’S COLLEGE GALA DINNER. Sat 02nd Dec. in the College Hall. Tickets (£60) at fosmgaladinner@gmail.com or Paypal.me/

 

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MASS FOR THE DECEASED TEACHERS OF THE DIOCESE OF DOWN AND CONNOR Tuesday 21st November 2023 at 7.30pm All Saints’ Church, Broughshane Road, Ballymena (Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre) AND Thursday 23rd November 2023 at 7.30pm Good Shepherd Church, Ormeau Road, Belfast (Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre) ANYONE WHO WISHES TO JOIN IN ONLINE CAN DO SO VIA THE PARISH WEBCAM

 

Anam Cara Belfast, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 13th November at 7:30pm in the Balmoral Hotel, Belfast, BT10 ND. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online meeting taking place Monday 19th June at 7pm. To join please contact us on 028 95213120. 

 

WOOL APPEAL  Fr Stephen and Sr Oonagh from Holywood parish, along with the women in Hydebank will be knitting hats and scarfs for the homeless community in the run up to Christmas. If any parishioners have spare balls of wool, which could be donated to them, to help them with this very worthwhile project, please leave the wool into our Parish Office and Fr Stephen and Sr Oonagh will collect it. Thank you

 

TROCAIRE  “Gifts of Change” Trócaire gifts at Christmas will now be known as “Gifts of Change” and we are hoping they will be with us within the next 2 or 3 weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                  

                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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