Newsletter for 24th /25th November 2012


Newsletter for 24th /25th November 2012
The last Sunday (34th Sunday) in the liturgical year celebrates the rule of Christ the Universal King.
Year B

TRIDUUM CARDS now available at the Parish Office

CHURCH SHOP – open before and after all weekend Masses.  We have a wide variety of Christmas cards and Christmas Mass cards, cribs, assorted candles children’s books, calendar, advent calendars and a range of gifts for all ages.  Do drop in and see us.

Next Sunday (2nd December) is the FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT and marks the beginning of the new liturgical year (C).

The collection for the ST VINCENT DE PAUL last weekend amounted to €1,460.  Many thanks to all for your generosity

The ANNUAL DIOCESAN COLLECTION in support of the charitable work of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul takes place this year on the weekend 8th / 9th December.

Remember this is DOUGHNUT SUNDAY.  Please join us after the 10.30 Mass for a chat and coffee or tea.  All Welcome.  Next doughnut Sunday will in in February 2013

Callers seeking cash We have again had contacted from a number of parishes who have received telephone calls from a male caller, claiming to be a parishioner in need of cash for a relative living abroad. The same story seems to have been used in calls to different parishes. Please alert your staff to this matter and contact local Gardaí if you suspect any fraudulent activity.

ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD ENVELOPES AND LISTS FOR 2012-2013 are available in the church.  You are requested to kindly prepare them and return them to the safe in the Church or hand them in at the Parish Office or Sacristy.  Masses on the First Friday of each month are offered for those on the Altar List.   

REST IN PEACE Your prayers are requested for the souls of Liam Sellars Recently deceased and for souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time:  Cormac O’Connor, John O’Reilly, Gregory Mitchell, Celine Kerr, Rose Humphries, Sarah Confrey, Joe Maher MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.  AMEN.

November Masses will be celebrated for the following during the coming week
Sat 24th        
6.00 pm  Jackie Whelan     
Bridget Quinn
Sun 25th       
9.00 am  Zinda O’Callaghan (Recently deceased)   
10.30 am Patricia O’Rahilly     
Carmel & Jack Marnell   
12 noon  Tony Keegan     
Brigid & Joseph Nolan     
Maura Kennedy (Rec deceased)
Mon 26th        7pm   
Eileen & Bernard Fox and Joe O’Connor     
Kay Kennedy
Tues 27th       7pm  Pat & Jim Stafford
Wed 28th   7pm   
Walter Kavanagh     
Cormac O’Connor, John O’Reilly & Gregory Mitchell
Thurs29th       7pm  Lynette Fegen
Fri 30th   7pm  Thanksgiving Mass

300 CLUB; THE NEW DRAW COMMENCED Sunday 18th November.  Don’t forget this new draw includes turkeys + hams for Christmas. 

Subscriptions can be paid
(1) Sunday after 10.30 Mass;
(2) Mon-Fri 10.00-1.00 in the parish office in the Resource Centre;
(3) In the Sacristy

300 Club Draw     -     Week 1    -   19/11/12
1. Nuala O’Dowd (88) € 100
2. Carmel Gunning (278) € 50
3. Rachel & Jimmy (249) € 30
4. Paul Cullen (3) €20  

YEAR OF FAITH - STUDIES OF THE CATECHISM The studies of the Catechism began on Wed 3rd October at 7.30 – 9.30 pm in Presentation Brothers House in Glasthule. It will run until Wed 12th December. The course costs €25. Notes are approved by the Holy See.  Notes have a nihil obstat.. Contact Glasthule parish at 01-6638604. 087-2505670 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE PARISH HAS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE Next year, 2013, our church will have been in existence for 40 years.  This is something to be proud of, and the Parish Council is looking at ways of celebrating the anniversary.  Under consideration is a commemorative booklet.  We would like to include a short history of the area and people’s memories of the parish especially in its early years.  For this reason we are asking parishioners to let us know if they have memories, oral or written and photos or other memorabilia, which might be included.  All photos and memorabilia will be copied and returned.  If there is a deluge of material, some editorial cutting may be needed! This project depends on you to make it as good and informative as possible.  Please contact the parish office with your name and contact details if you can help.

Advent retreat in Orlagh Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December; Stand with confidence before the Son of Man” €160 residential; €110 non-residential.  01-4958190; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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