17.51 Newsletter 23rd /24th /25th December, 2017

HOLY FAMILY PARISH
KILL-O-THE-GRANGE


Newsletter 23rd /24th /25th December, 2017
4th Sunday of Advent/ Christmas Day

 

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS 2017 + New Year


Sunday 24th December; 4th Sunday in Advent
Masses at 9.00, 10.30 am &12 noon

Sunday 24th December; Christmas Eve
6.00 pm, Mass (Vigil of Christmas)
8.30 pm Christmas Carols with Choir
9.00 pm Mass with Adult Choir

Christmas Day, Monday 25th December,
Masses at 9.00, 10.30 am (Family Mass) and 12 noon

Tuesday 26th to Friday 30th Dec
Mass at 10.00 am only

 

Sister Clare Setright - THANK YOU
Sr Clare served as a voluntary parish sister for many years on our parish
Fr Martin Tierney PP invited her to become involved in the parish, when she came to live in the parish after teaching for many years in America, as a minister of Holy Communion, a member of the Parish Resource council and as secretary of the Finance Advisory Committee.
Sr Clare also helped to organise the readers and ministers of Holy Communion.  She often met people at the office when our secretary was unavailable.
Sr Clare knew many people and usually greeted them by name and with a pleasant smile.
She listened to their stories and shared in their sorrows and in their joys.
Sr Clare retired during the year. 
We thank her for her faithful and generious service and wish her well.  She still continues to bring Holy Communion to some of her neighbours.
May the Lord reward her and give her good health and deep peace.

 


Thank you to everyone who puts money into the CHRISTMAS DUES envelopes and places them in the safe. 
Remember that cheques should have Holy Family Parish written on them not an individual person.
Please print your surname clearly, house no and street name. 
 Many thanks

 

Feast of the Holy Family & New Year
Tea and coffee will be served after the masses at 6 pm and Sunday 10.30 am.
 


REST IN PEACE
Your prayers are requested for the soul of
Derek Doyle
Professor Eamon O'Dwyer
Sarah Curran
recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time: 
John Kavanagh
John Boylan
Gerald J Killeen
Madelaine D’Arcy
Essie Carroll
MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.  AMEN.

 

December 2017 Mass times & Intentions
Sat 23 
6.00 pm
Anna & Des Kavanagh
Holy Souls
Patrick & Christina Breslin
Schofield – Mary, Michael, Betty Mooney
Sun 24  
CHRISTMAS EVE
Mon 26  
CHRISTMAS DAY
Tue 26  
10 am MASS only
Wed 27  
10 am MASS only
Thu 28  
10 am MASS only
Fri 29  
10 am MASS only

 


300 Club Draw     -     Week  6    -   18/12/2017
1.  Pauline Coughlan € 100
2.  Bernadette Cahill € 50
3.  Mary Connolly € 30
4.  Paul Byrne € 20

The 300 CLUB collection will resume on next Sunday 31st December.  A Very
HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all our members

 

RESOURCE CENTRE
The Resource Centre and the Parish Office will be closed on 22nd December, and will re-open on 2nd January.
The Committee would like to thank the hospitality group and all of the volunteers who give of their time so freely for all their help in the last year.
We hope you have a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

 

ADVENT PRAYER TREE – there are simple prayers on the tree, inspired by the basic Advent Prayer COME LORD JESUS.  Keep praying Come Lord Jesus to yourself and to those you love or are concerned about.  Come Lord Jesus to our hearts, to our city and to our country.  There is a box for your special petitions beside the tree.

 

EWTN televises Mass each day at 1 pm & 6 pm on SKY channel 589 or Virgin Media channel 815.  Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Chrismas Eve at 8.30 pm and will give his Christmas blessing to the city of Rome and to the world (Urbi et Orbi) on Christmas Day at 11am.