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Penitential Services & Confessions in our

 Pastoral Community

 St Agnes’ Monday 18th Dec at 7pm

St Oliver Plunkett Parish- Tuesday 19th Dec at 7pm

St Michael the Archangel Parish – Wednesday 20th Dec at 7pm.

 St Teresa of Avila Parish -Thursday 21st Dec 7pm



Christmas Eve Vigil Mass Times In Our Pastoral Community.

St Teresa’s Christmas Day 10am

Holy Spirit –5pm

St Matthias’- 8pm

St Oliver Plunkett –5pm & 9pm

Hannahstown – 6pm

St Michael’s – 5pm & 7pm


Christmas Mass Times In St Agnes’

CHRISTMAS EVE Sunday 24th December 9.30am & 12.30pm


 CHRISTMAS DAY Monday 25th December

9.30am & 12 Noon.





3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT –JOY Gaudete Sunday is the day when we light the pink candle, to represent joy. For the time of prayer today why not wear something pink; a pink tie, pink hair clips, pink lipstick have some fun and spread some happiness! Gaudete Sunday has for many years been the day when the children of Rome bring the figurines of Baby Jesus from their family cribs to St. Peter’s Square to be blessed by the Pope during the Angelus. The day is affectionately known as ‘Bambinelli Sunday You may wish to sprinkle Holy water on the baby Jesus and your family members, and say this prayer together as the baby Jesus is cradled in someone’s hands: God our Father, you loved us so much that you sent us your only Son, Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, to save us and lead us back to you. We pray that, with your blessing, this image of Jesus might be a sign of your presence and love in our homes. Open our hearts, that we might receive Jesus in joy, do always what he asks of us, and see him in those who need our love. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your beloved Son, who came to give peace to the world. You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.


WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1616.00. Monthly Offering (Priests’ Stipend) £720 Thank you for your generous financial support. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page also at

 ADVENT PRAYER SERVICE And a look to the future for our Parish this Sunday 17th December at 7pm in St Agnes’ Parish Centre . Everyone welcome

SVP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION Amounted to £4445.00. A sincere thanks to all those who contributed and for your generosity throughout the year.  SVP Christmas Cards are still available to purchase from the Sacristy.

ST AGNES’ CHRISTMAS CARD & CALENDER 2024 Is now available at the entrances to the Church for you to take home.

CONGRATULATIONSTo Reagan Haughey  from P5A Holy Child Primary School who won the competition to design the front cover of our Christmas Card. Well Done Reagan!

HOLY CHILD P.S CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE Will take place on Wednesday 20th December at 1.30pm here in St Agnes’



Sat 16 (6.30pm):   John Lavery, Eileen, Michael, Mairead & Martin Darragh, Eamonn Friel, Annie & Alfie Simpson, Tom Culbert,Vera Mc Elroy

Sun 17(9.30am):   Maura Mc Cartan, Grace Kemp, Brian & Colin Canning, George & Peggy O’Donnell

Sun 17(12.30pm): Margaret & William Burgoyne,John Carmichael, Joseph Rodgers, Jim & Kathleen Deneen

Mon 18(10am):     John & Patrick Shields, Eileen Mc Aleavy

Tue19:                      NO MASS                

Wed 20(10am):     Frankie Shields

Thurs 21(10am):   Margaret Hernan, Alfie Love

Fri 22(10am):         John Graham, Annie & John Milligan

Sat 23(1pm):          Gerry Mc Allister


NB: In the event of a funeral, the assigned intention will be offered privately by the priest at his first available mass.



Recently Deceased: Ellen Mulholland RIP

Months Mind: John Lavery

Anniversaries: Matthew Morrison, Eugene Toner, Briege & John Mc Gourty, Legion of Mary (Aux. Members), Margaret Molloy,

Mary Hanrahan, Eileen Nolan, Gabriel Davey, Sean Robinson,

Thomas Reynolds

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!



ST LOUISE’S COLLEGE Open night Wed 10th Jan 2023. Principals’ Address 4.30pm and 6.30pm

ST GENEVIEVE’S HIGH SCHOOL OPEN  DAY. Thursday 11th Jan.  Principal’s Address 1pm.

ST MARY’S CBGS  OPEN NIGHTS Wed 10th & Thurs 11th Jan at 7pm.

ST DOMINIC’S OPEN DAY Saturday 13th Jan 2023. 9am-1pm. Principal’s Address 9.30am and 11am. Primary 6 and 7 pupils are welcome.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible includes 8 weekly sessions.  Course participants will receive a resource pack. The programme requires one hour of study per week. Venue:  Online via zoom Beginning Wednesday 17th January @7pm online for 8 weeks.   The program will conclude with a Retreat Day on Saturday 23rd March 2024 Venue: Holy Rosary Parish Centre, Belfast Facilitators: Fr Paul Byrne & Aishling Steen. The cost of the program is £30. To book your place click on the registration link: *Places are limited.  Booking early is advised.

Trócaire School Volunteers
Are you a retired teacher or someone who has experience presenting to groups of
school children? Do you have a passion for making this world a better place,
especially for the most vulnerable? Trócaire is looking for volunteers to support our
School Talks Programme for Lent 2024 in the Down & Connor Diocese Area. If you
think you have the right skills and experience and will have a few free hours during
Lent then we would love to hear from you! For more information call Casey Schell on
02890 808033 or email

Office holidays The office will be closed from Monday 25th Dec and will re-open on Tues 2nd Jan. There will be no parish bulletin on the 31st December. We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2024 and thank you for your continued support to our wonderful parish.



















































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