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
The Month’s Mind Mass for Bishop Patrick Walsh will be offered on Monday 29th January 2024 at 7.30pm in St Peter’s Cathedral.
WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1815.00. Trócaire Gifts Of Change amounted to £2872.24 & Tuesday’s Child (Crib Collection) £1722.00
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 where appropriate, both parents are expected to attend. Full information will be given when you book a baptism for your child. Thank you.
ASH WEDNESDAY 14th February. Ashes will given out at the 10am and 7pm Masses. This year’s Trocaire Boxes will be available from this date onwards at Church entrances
SERVICE OF LIGHT AND COMMITMENT at 2pm Wed 7th February.
CONFIRMATION Will be celebrated on Wednesday 28th February at 1.30pm ( There will be no 10am Mass that morning )
COMMUNITY SAFETY EVENT. Come along to our Tea Dance on Thursday 8th February 2024. St Galls GAA Club, 4 Milltown Road ( Just off Falls Road) 1pm-4pm. Light lunch, live music and a dance. For more information & to book your place please contact Paula Kerr on 02890 301521 or by email email@example.com.
Sat 27 (6.30pm): Paul McKeever, Mary Agnes Fox, Archie Mc Vicker, Maureen Mc Glennon
Sun 28 (9.30am): Priest’s intention
Sun 28(12.30pm):Marie Forbes
Mon 29 (10am): Brendan O’ Donnell
Tue 30(10am) NO MASS
Wed 31 (10am): Shannon Leong
Thurs 01(10am): Priest’s intention
7.30pm: May Hynes
Fri 02(10am): Priest’s intention
Sat 03(1pm): NOVENA STARTS
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:Veronica Mc Guigan, Elizabeth Wynne
Months Mind: Annie Wilson, Paul Mc Keever, Marie Forbes, Shannon
Leong, May Hynes
Anniversaries: Annie & Charlie Thompson, Anne Maguire, John Kayes, Alex Mc Cafferty, Betty Burgoyne, Joe Maguire & family,
Peggy Ewings, Vilma Macatubal, Annie Wilson, Paddy Carson,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02890690920 We look forward to seeing you!
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. Visit 4cornersfestival.com for more information and tickets.
Accord (NI) – Let us help you support your Marriage & Relationship. If you feel your marriage or relationship is in crisis or need a little guidance and feel that you both could benefit from Marriage & Relationship Counselling, either face to face or online, contact your local Centre. Every year we help thousands of couples rebuild and sustain healthy relationships.Call us on 02890 233002 for all N. Ireland centres:N. Ireland Regional Office, Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Derry, Enniskillen, Maghera, Newry & Omagh Email:
email@example.com Web: www.accordni.com.
Copyright and Music Licensing This topic has been on the agenda of the Diocese for some time, and arrangements have now been made to offer advice and guidance to parishes to help them overcome some of the difficulties they may encounter if they do not have compliant processes in place. Presentations covering Copyright and Music Licensing will be held at the following venues from 7.30pm until 9pm. Tea/coffee will be served from 7pm. St Brigid’s Hall, Belfast on 15th February. All Saints’ Parish and Community Centre, Ballymena on 27th February. Patrick’s Place, Downpatrick on 5th March. The presentations will be particularly relevant to choir directors, choir members, cantors, psalmists, parish musicians and parish contemporary music groups. Those who are responsible for setting up or maintaining parish websites are especially welcome. This will be an invaluable resource for our parish that will help us to be compliant, and I would encourage as many participants as possible to attend one or other of these presentations.