St Agnes’ Parish Novena to:
Our Lady of Lourdes
3rd to 11th February 2024
Preachers: Fr Laurence Gallagher &
Derek Meskell C.Ss.R.
Sunday: 9.30am & 12.30pm
Monday to Friday: 10am & 7pm
Saturday: 1pm & 6.30pm (Vigil)
Novena Mass for the Sick: Sat 10th Feb at 1pm
ALL NOVENA SESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE THROUGH
THE PARISH WEBCAM
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
WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1795.00
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
BAPTISM COURSE During Covid, baptism courses were stopped. They have now resumed and are compulsory for first time parents. The course will take approximately one hour and both parents are expected to attend. The courses will take place in different parish churches within our vicariate. St Agnes’ Baptism course will take place on Wednesday 13th March at 7pm in our Parish Centre. Full information will be given when you book a baptism for your child. Thank you.
FEAST OF ST AGNES’ We celebrate the Feast of St Agnes’ in January. To remember her and to ask for her intercession there will be an afternoon of Eucharistic Adoration from 3pm to 6pm ending with Benediction in St Agnes’ on Sunday 21st January. Everyone welcome. Legion Of Mary
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.
Sat 13 (6.30pm): Hugh Madill, Maureen Young
Sun 14(9.30am): Deirdre Maguire, Eithne Mc Kenna
Sun 15(12.30pm):Kathleen Montgomery, Rosaleen Doyle, Michael Johnston, Sally Mc Grath, Mary Bailey, Dinny Mc Cann
Mon 16(10am): Priest’s intention
Tue 17(10am) NO MASS
Wed 18(10am): Raymond Mc Guigan
Thurs 19(10am): Priest’s intention
Fri 20(10am): Priest’s intention
Sat 21(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: Freddie Nugent
Month’s Mind: Rosaleen Doyle
Anniversaries: Henrietta Turner, Kathleen Teeney, Anne Kelly
Ellen Mulholland, Eddie Mallon, William Fennell, Diarmuid O’Tuama, Leo Wilson, Kitty Magennis, Owen & Mary Mc Neill, Pauline Shields, Carina Lynch, Tony Donnelly, David Mc Allister, Gerry Hill
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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’ this weekend 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
“Calling Pioneers and Friends to the 25th Pioneer National Ball. An evening of celebration and fun on Saturday April 6th 2024. Mass at 6pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, followed by special guest speaker, dinner, music and dancing at the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar. Extra activities on Friday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. For details/ tickets contact Dermot Fagan 085-7201646 or Daisy Carey 087-6544626″
THE BIBLE IN A YEAR Fr Mike Schmitz guides you through the Bible in 365 episodes. You won’t just read the Bible you will understand how all the pieces fit together to tell an amazing story that continues in your life today!