18.48 Newsletter 8th /9th December, 2018


Newsletter 8th /9th December, 2018
Second Sunday in Advent

The ANNUAL ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS COLLECTION will replace the SHARE COLLECTION during Mass this weekend Saturday / Sunday 8th /9th December.  Please be as generous as possible to support people who need help during the year.

Volunteers are entreated to help to put cards and other items into the envelopes provided for delivery to Catholic homes in the parish. This exercise is planned to take place at the back of the of the main church, beginning on Mon, 10 Dec, immediately after the 10'clock Mass. If there is a funeral, we will wait until the mourners have vacated the church building. It is hoped that tea/coffee may be available. I would be grateful for your assistance in this exercise. 
Fr. Michael

Christmas Arrangements 2018 at Holy Family

“The Word was made flesh and lived among us”. John 1:14. Masses
Christmas Eve - Monday 24th December
10.am, 6.00pm (vigil), 8.30pm Carols with adult choir; 9.00 pm (night Mass) with adult choir.
Christmas Day- Tuesday 25th December
9.00 am (dawn Mass), 10.30 am (Family Mass), 12.00 noon (day Mass) Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th December (inclusive) Mass at 10.00 am only. No Mass at 7.00 pm
Saturday 29th Dec 10.00 am, 6.00 pm (vigil of Sun)
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, patrons of the parish - Sun 30th Dec 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon.
Monday 31st December- Friday 4th January 2019. 10.00 am only. No Mass at 7.00 pm
Saturday 5th January 10.00 am and 6.00 pm (vigil of Epiphany)
Epiphany of the Lord- Sunday 6th January 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon.
Monday 7th January normal Mass schedule resumes – Weekdays (Mon.-Fri.) Masses at 10.00 am & 7.00 pm Bank holidays excepted. Saturdays- Mass at 10.00 am & 6.00 pm (vigil of Sunday) Sundays- 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon.
Sacrament of Penance
Monday 17th December-Reconciliation Service (Rite 2) at 7.45 pm; Come with your family & friends.
Confessions- Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd Dec & on 24th December- after 10 am Mass until 11.00 am also from 5.35pm- 5.55 pm on 24th December.

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 invite Jesus Christ to come to your heart and to those you love or are concerned about. 
COME LORD JESUS. Come Lord Jesus to our homes, to our city, to our country. 
There is a box for special intentions beside the tree.


Your prayers are requested for the souls of
Tom Maguire,
Kathleen Kinsella,
Liam O’Dowd,
John Dowling
recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time: 
Jacob Cummins,
Norman Cummins,
Jacinta Harris Connolly,
Pat & John O’Malley 
Brigid & James Johnston,
Don & Lily McKeever,


December Mass times & Intentions
Sat 8 
6.00 pm
Catherine Barnes (Anniv)
Rory Taite (Anniv)
Mary Magahran (Anniv)
Sun 9
9.00 am
Joseph Byrne & deceased members of the Byrne family

10.30 am
Edwin & Ellen & Family (Anniv)
Julia, Christopher & Betty Synott (Anniv)
Margaret & Sean Kerr (Anniv)

12 noon
James Pierce (Months mind)

Mon 10
7.00 pm Holy Souls
Rory Taite (Anniv)

Tue 11
7.00 pm
Mary Balfe

Wed 12
7.00 pm
Chrissie & Yvonne Ryan (Anniv)
Michael & Mary Arnold (Anniv)

Thu 13
7.00 pm
Holy Souls

Fri 14
7.00 pm
O’Grady & Devitt Family
Mary, Hillary & Brendan Mooney (Anniv)

Annual Christmas service - “LIGHT IN OUR DARKNESS” on Sun 9th Dec 2018 5 pm
Dun Laoghaire Evangelical Church, Lower Glenageary Rd, Everyone Welcome – Bring a Friend

TRIDUUM MASS CARDS cost €3 each. 
Masses will be on 17th 21st & 24th December. 
Proceeds will be donated entirely to the Capuchin Day Centre, Church Street (managed by Bro Kevin).
Thank you for your generosity. Fr. Michael & PPC


Our CHURCH SHOP has a superb range of Christmas items.
Signed Christmas Mass Cards,
Boxes & packets of Christmas cards,
Advent calendars, church art calendars, children’s books & gifts,
cribs & candles
a variety of decorative items
angels & tree decorations (all at affordable prices) advents candle sets


At the FAMILY MASS on 16th December at 12 noon we will invite children to bring statues of the infant Jesus from the crib at home to be blessed during the Mass.
If you do not have a small statue, then bring a Christmas Candle to be blessed.
Nativity images are on sale in the church.

300 CLUB Draw for Turkeys & Hams next Sunday 16/12/2018

300 Club Draw     -     Week 6    -   2/12/18
1.  Marie McDonnell € 100
2.  Willie Swan € 50
3.  Harry Broderick € 30
4.  David Connolly € 20


Be a pink sheet revolutionary!
“The word of God is active and alive” says St Paul.  That means that God is always prompting and prodding us to be proactive, reaching out, and changing our lives, which is part of what conversion means.   We are surely being prodded big time by God in these times, if the daily news about climate change and the environment is anything to go by.  We Catholics can no longer drift along in face of climate catastrophe.  So, build environmental spirituality into our worship and prayer life.  And act.  If you haven’t already, start by picking up one of the pink sheets at the back of the church, and see what you can do in your own life.


Liturgy Resource Centre – Funeral Ministry Training
The following dates for next upcoming Funeral Ministry Pastoral training are as follows:
Venue: Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Rd, D3.  Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm; Mod 2 19 Jan; Mod 3 16 Feb

Carols by Candlelight, St Begnets Church:  A great way to start Christmas, in a most evocative setting in Dalkey.  Come along and join the Taizé choir members on Sun 9 Dec at 7.30pm for a unique carol service to celebrate Christmas. The service will be led by Fr Declan in the ruins of a candlelit St Begnet’s Church (in the Heritage centre in Dalkey). This a free event and open to everyone, including children, who must be accompanied by an adult.  Wrap up warm and bring your own lantern/torch and singing voice.  If it’s raining the service will be held in the Church of Assumption.

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