18.47 Newsletter 1st /2nd December, 2018


Newsletter 1st /2nd December, 2018
First Sunday in Advent

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


Solemn Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Holy day of obligation on
Saturday 8th December to attend Mass.
Vigil Mass Fri 7th Dec 7 pm; Sat 8th Dec; 10 am.

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.

TRIDUUM MASS CARDS cost €3 each. 
Masses will be on 17th 21st & 24th December. 

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.

Find the Christmas Season Tough?
You are warmly invited to a service of reflection, prayer and music “Light in our Darkness”, in
DEC, Lower Glenageary Rd on Sun 9th Dec at 5pm.
Everyone is welcome, come and bring a friend.

On Thursday 6th December at 10.15.  pm RTE will follow the story of Fr Tony Coote (Mount Merrion Parish) and his journey with Motor Neuron Disease.

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

Your prayers are requested for the soul of
George Brady
whose anniversary occurs about this time: 

December Mass times & Intentions
Sat 1 
6.00 pm
Michael Connor (Anniv)
John Marcella Moriarty (Anniv)
Winnie Clarke (Rec deceased)
Special Intention
Sun 2
9.00 am
Mary & Robert Moore (Anniv)

10.30 am
Madeline Nolan (Anniv)
Phil & May Lynch (Anniv)
Bridget Corr (Anniv)
Joan Moloney (Months mind)
George Brady (Anniv)

12 noon
Charlie Gilmartin & Aideen Gilmartin

Mon 3
7.00 pm 
Louis Dunphy (Anniv)

Tue 4
7.00 pm
Baby Sam O’Donoghue (Anniv)

Wed 5
7.00 pm
Holy Souls

Thu 6
7.00 pm
Holy Souls
11.00 am
Mass for Active Retirement

Fri 7
7.00 pm
Matthew Reynolds (1st Anniv)
Stephen Brewis Intentions of Family Friends

We are pleased to announce the Wedding of Laura McLoughlin & Paul Dignam at 1 pm

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

300 Club Draw     -     Week 5   -   25/11/18
1.  Edward Moore € 100
2.  Keith Byrne € 50
3.  Mary Kelly € 30
4.  Elaine  €20


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.


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.


Pray now and always, but act as well
Recent news items reveal how our country is failing to meet crucial environmental targets, such as reducing fossil fuel burning. The Pope makes it very clear that care for the environment has to be not only a central part of our daily spirituality, but must be reflected in our political choices.  As in other areas such as abortion, faith must make itself felt in public life where the environment is concerned.  As Christians and electors, we have to make our voices heard more loudly. Twelve years to rein in global warming demands decisive action by all.

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