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
WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1815.00
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 Change Amounted to £2872.24 & Tuesday’s Child ( Crib Collection ) £1722.00
Sat 20 (6.30pm): Annie & Charlie Thompson
Sun 21 (9.30am): Anne Maguire, Gerry Kayes, Alex Mc Cafferty
Sun 21(12.30pm):Priest’s intention
Mon 22 (10am): Betty Burgoyne, Joe Maguire & family
Tue 23(10am) NO MASS
Wed 24 (10am): Priest’s intention
Thurs 25(10am): Priest’s intention
Fri 26(10am): Priest’s intention
Sat 27(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: Sarah Carberry
Anniversaries: Hugh Madill, Maureen Young , Deirdre Maguire, Eithne Mc Kenna, Kathleen Montgomery, Michael Johnston, Sally Mc Grath, Mary Bailey, Dinny Mc Cann, Raymond Mc Guigan, Fr Peter Forde, Charles Mc Donnell, Elizabeth Stevenson, Terry Anderson
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!
Enrichment Program for New and Existing Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The Living Church Office is offering an enrichment program for new and existing Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in our Vicariate this January/February. The program is called, Eucharist – Food for the Journey, and will be facilitated by Fr Paul Byrne and Aishling Steen. The program has a blended approach of an online session, followed by an in-person enrichment day. The 90-minute online session enables Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to gather in a time friendly and convenient way to refresh their catechetical knowledge and the enrichment day allows us to take time out to nourish ourselves and our ministry.
The first part of the program will take place online via zoom on Tuesday 30th January 7:00-8:30pm.
The in-person enrichment day will take place on Saturday 3rd February 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Venue: St Teresa’s Parish Hall, Glen Road
To book your place on the program, please click on the link https://forms.office.com/e/tURYBrtJTD or contact the parish office or Aishling Steen:
e-mail: email@example.com or telephone 02890690920 We look forward to seeing you!
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
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″
ST TERESA OF AVILA PARISH HOUSEKEEPER A vacancy has arisen for a Housekeeper within the parish of St Teresa of Avila, 135 Glen Road, Belfast, BT11 8BL. 12 hours per week, 9.30am – 1.30pm Tuesday – Thursday. Rate of Pay – £10.42 gross per hour. Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan website at: http://www.downandconnor.org clicking on the tab: job vacancies and on the Community NI website. Closing date for applications will be 12.00 noon on Monday 5th February 2024
4 Corners Festival 2024: The annual 4 Corners Festival will run from 1st – 11th February. There is a packed lineup of events including talks, discussions, exhibitions, music and literature. Now in its 12th year, the festival was conceived as a way to inspire people from across the city to transform it for the peace and wellbeing of all. The theme this year is “OUR STORIES…Towards A Culture Of Hope.” All festival events are free of charge, with most open to the public, although advance booking of tickets is mandatory. Select events will be streamed online on the official 4 Corners Festival YouTube and Facebook accounts. Tickets for the event will be available to book on the website. For more information about the festival and to keep up to date with programme updates go to 4corners festival.com.