ST AGNES’ PARISH BULLETIN 7TH JANUARY 2024..BAPTISM OF THE LORD

PARISH NEWS…

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1647.00

CHRISTMAS COLLECTION  £3926.00 Thank you for your generous financial support. You can make your envelope contribution via the donate button on the Parish website home page also  at www.stagnesbelfast.com

SINCERE THANKS. Fr Raymond  wishes to thank everyone for their good wishes, Christmas cards and gifts. Such kindness and support is greatly appreciated.  Happy New Year to you all!

 St Agnes & St Michael’s Prayer Group Will be meeting every Monday at 11.00am in our Parish Centre (Behind St Agnes Church) All Welcome!!

DIARY DATES FOR 2024 Ash Wednesday 14th February, Good Friday 29th March, Easter Sunday 31st March, Confirmation Wed 28th Feb 1.30pm

Trócaire Gifts Of Love The Trócaire Gifts of Love sold really well in our parish this year. We will have a total for you soon.

N.B There will be no Mass here in St Agnes’ this Wednesday 10th January at 10am. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat 06 (6.30pm):   Henrietta Turner, Kathleen Teeney, Anne Kelly

Sun 07(9.30am):   Ellen Mulholland, Eddie Mallon, William Fennell, Diarmuid O’Tuama, Leo Wilson, Kitty Magennis

Sun 07(12.30pm):Owen & Mary Mc Neill, Pauline Shields,  Carina Lynch

Mon 08(10am):    Tony Donnelly

Tue 09: (10am)     NO MASS           

Wed 10(10am):     Priest’s intention

Thurs 11(10am):   Priest’s intention

Fri 12(10am):        Priest’s intention

Sat 13(1pm):         Priest’s intention

 

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

 

REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Recently Deceased: Paul Mc Keever, May Hynes, Annie Wilson,

Shannon Leong, Bishop Patrick Walsh, Marie Forbes, Thomas Dornan

Month’s Mind: Ellen Mulholland

Anniversaries: Seamus Kennedy, Frank Brady, Jackie Cregan,

Margaret Burns John & Mary Lynch, Brendan Mc Callum, Teresa

Hannaway, Mary Jane O’ Malley, Thomas Gallagher, Rita & Jack Mc Kee, Michael & Christina Duffin, Gerald Carr, Bobby Rooney, Nellie Drain, David Mc Bride, Paul Dunlop. 

 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

 

WHAT’S ON…

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:  https://forms.office.com/e/HTLtfTXUaD *Places are limited.  Booking early is advised.

 

Down and Connor Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima 2024 Spiritual Directors Fr Gerry Mc Closkey, Fr M Graham, Canon S Gilmore 20 Aug 2024. 7 Nights £799 per person sharing. Direct return flights from Dublin to Lisbon afternoon flights. 20KG bags included. Return airport transfers in Fatima. 7 Nights Hotel Avenida. Full board: breakfast, lunch & dinner each day. Guided tour of the Sanctuary & Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Optional: Travel Insurance & Single Supplement. For further information please contact: Joe Catney 07776 425 631 / 02890714001

 

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE The loss of a partner through death, separation or divorce is devastating. Beginning Experience is offering a programme of bereavement support in St Bride’s Hall, Derryvolgie Ave., Belfast on three Saturdays (27th January, 24th February and 23rd March 2024) Booking essential. To find out more, contact Marie 07896119669 or 07519289185 or email belfastbe@yahoo.com

 

VOCATIONS FOR THE DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD. Are you ready to take the risk for Christ? For more information on a vocation for the Diocesan Priesthood. Contact: Fr Conor Mc Grath. Email: c.mcgrath@downandconnor.org

 

ACCORD MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES. St Mary’s Chapel Lane, Belfast. Next available course is 18th/20th January 2024

 

FOSTER CARE The Bishop asks for your assistance in supporting HSC NI Foster Care and to encourage any of you who have some space and time in your life to come forward and consider fostering. Across Northern Ireland, there are children and young people who need a loving home and a stable environment in which they can develop and thrive. There are many struggles and challenges within families which lead to children and young people requiring foster care but you can help. Members of our Team will be available after the  masses in St Agnes’ on Sunday  14th January 2024. For more information To find out how you could give a child a brighter future call HSC NI Foster Care on 0800 0720 137 or visit adoptionandfostercare.hscni.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                  

                                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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