ST AGNES PARISH BULLETIN 3RD MARCH 2024..3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

LENTEN SERVICES IN OUR PASTORAL COMMUNITY

St Michael’s Parish Mass Monday – Friday 7.00am & 10am Also, 7pm Mass on Wednesday evening Sunday evening adoration 6.30 – 7.30pm

St Teresa’s Parish Daily reflections at Mass. Stations of the Cross before 10am Friday Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays after Mass until 12noon, Sacrament of Reconciliation after any Mass and on request. Walking with Jesus along the Via Dolorosa.

St Oliver Plunkett Parish Each Thursday during Lent, we will have a 10am Mass. Each Friday, the Stations of the Cross at 7pm (before 7.30pm Mass)

Walking with Jesus along the Via Dolorosa;The actual word, ‘Via Dolorosa’ is Latin for ‘Sorrowful Way’, commonly translated as ‘Way of Suffering’. It is traditionally believed to be the route taken by Jesus as he carried the Cross towards Calvary. The Living Church Office has prepared this prayer resource for parish use during Lent over 5 weekly sessions. It will continue in St Agnes’ Church this Fri 8th March @ 7pm and conclude on Friday 22nd March, just before the start of Holy Week. Each session will include time for prayer and reflection, Gospel reading, a decade of a scriptural rosary, and a Lenten Mission suggestion. All sessions will be streamed online. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to make this part of their Lenten programme. 

 

PARISH NEWS…

WEEKLY OFFERTORY PROMISE The collection amounted to £1740.00. 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.

 CONGRATULATIONS To P7 Boys and Girls of Holy Child Primary School who were Confirmed on Wednesday 28th February. A sincere thanks to their School Principal Kieran Austin and teachers for all their hard work.

FIRST CONFESSIONS will take place on Wednesday 6th March at 1pm.

 BAPTISM COURSE 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 next course will take place in  St Agnes’ on Wednesday 13th March at 7.30pm in our Parish Centre. Full information will be given when you book a baptism for your child. Thank you.

THE LEGION OF MARY have a small statue of Our Lady of Fatima, if you would like to have it in you home and to say the rosary, please contact Pat 07946917354.

ONE DAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK  on the Solemnity of St Joseph. Tuesday 19th March. Bus leaving from St Agnes. Price £21. Please bring a packed lunch.

Pat 07946917354, Harriet 07812098991.

THE LEGION OF MARY. Matt Fradd, host of the podcast “Pints with Aquinas”, will speak on Saturday 23 March at 7pm, in Titanic Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at universe.com/MattFraddBelfast.

 

MASS INTENTIONS

 

Sat 02 (6.30pm):   Joe Quinn, Catherine Taylor, Patricia Cormican, Patricia Symington, Kathleen Evans

Sun 03(9.30am):   Teresa & Micky Monaghan, Kathleen Monaghan, Margaret Thornton, Seamus Hughes

Sun 03 (12.30pm):Gerard O’ Rawe, Sadie & Gerry O’Neill, James Mulgrew, Ciaran Laverty, Rita Bloomer

Mon 04:(10am):    Cecilia Kearney, Joseph Devlin

Tues 05:                   NO MASS

Wed 06(10am):     Priest’s intention

Thurs 07(10am):   Priest’s intention

Fri 08:(10am):        Priest’s intention

Sat 09 (1pm):          John Lawerson

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: Sean Adams, Bernadette Mc Cotter, Caomhan McCann, Sheila Bokina

Months Mind: James Mulgrew, Gerard O’ Rawe

Anniversaries: Richard Maguire, Anne Derby, Patrick Reynolds, Betty Carson, Margaret Mc Varnock, Rory Mc Dermott, Barbara Brunton, Phyllis Linskey,  Mary Cooper,

Betty & Sean Mc Grillen, May & Charlie Mc Kegney, Kevin Grieve, Karen Hunter, Pat Kennedy, Mulholland family, Greta Pollock.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord!

 

WHAT’S ON…

PERMANENT DIACONATE Information evenings for those wishing to explore the Permanent Diaconate or to hear more about the work of permanent deacons will take place in Downpatrick on 7th March at 7.30pm in the Parochial House beside St Patrick’s Church. Also, at All Saints’ Church Broughshane Road Ballymena on 12th March at 7.30 pm. And finally at St Brigid’s Church in the Parochial Hall, Derryvolgie Avenue Belfast on 20th March 2024 at 7.30pm. Further relevant information can be found on the Diocesan website https://www.downandconnor.org/living-church/diaconate/ It is hoped to commence a propaedeutic year of discernment in September 2024. Expressions of Interest forms will be issued by email to those who have responded to this announcement and the formal application and interview process will commence, with a view to completion in June 2024.

 

DIOCESAN VOCATION WEEKEND Have you ever considered the possibility that God is calling you to the priesthood? If so, take this opportunity to gather with other men who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood. This retreat will create the time and space to help you discern God’s calling in your life. The retreat will take place in Drumalis Retreat Centre, from Friday 8th – Sunday 10th March 2024. If you wish to attend this retreat or would like further information contact: Fr Conor McGrath, c.mcgrath@downandconnor.org or 02890654157

 

Fatima Pilgrimage 9th-14th August EX Dublin mass in Santarem where bleeding host took place, visit visionaries homes Hungarian stations of the cross, Lisbon with church of Saint Anthony where he was born and baptised, seaside excursion. Payments can be made by instalments, Contact James Treacy 061921470 or email jamestreacyphotography@gmail.com

 

Walking with Jesus along the Via Dolorosa;The actual word, ‘Via Dolorosa’ is Latin for ‘Sorrowful Way’, commonly translated as ‘Way of Suffering’. It is traditionally believed to be the route taken by Jesus as he carried the Cross towards Calvary. The Living Church Office has prepared this prayer resource for parish use during Lent over 5 weekly sessions. It will continue in St Agnes’ Church this Fri 8th March @ 7pm and conclude on Friday 22nd March, just before the start of Holy Week. Each session will include time for prayer and reflection, Gospel reading, a decade of a scriptural rosary, and a Lenten Mission suggestion. All sessions will be streamed online. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to make this part of their Lenten programme. 

 

LENTEN SERVICES IN OUR PASTORAL COMMUNITY

St Michael’s Parish Mass Monday – Friday 7.00am & 10am Also, 7pm Mass on Wednesday evening Sunday evening adoration 6.30 – 7.30pm

St Teresa’s Parish Daily reflections at Mass. Stations of the Cross before 10am Friday Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays after Mass until 12noon, Sacrament of Reconciliation after any Mass and on request. Walking with Jesus along the Via Dolorosa.

St Oliver Plunkett Parish Each Thursday during Lent, we will have a 10am Mass. Each Friday, the Stations of the Cross at 7pm (before 7.30pm Mass) 

 

NEW LIFE CHOIR LIVE ON TOUR Abaana is bringing hope to children in Africa! 20 children have travelled from Uganda to share their stories through song and dance We want you to come to our concert! See us Sunday 3rd March at 6:30pm in St. John’s Church 444 Falls Road BT12 6EN.

 

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