18.49 Newsletter 15th /16th December, 2018
HOLY FAMILY PARISH
Newsletter 15th /16th December, 2018
Third Sunday in Advent
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.
Sincerest thanks to all for your generosity to the Special Church Collection for St Vincent de Paul on 8th / 9th December.
We would welcome POINSETTAS PLANTS to decorate the Church for Christmas. Plants may be left at the church before next week-end. Thank you.
The 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.
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.
Proceeds from donations to the Christmas (2018) will be given in its entirely to the Capuchin Day Centre, Church Street (under the care of Bro Kevin Crowley (O.F.M.Cap)) that provides meals to those in need.
Thank you for your generosity. M. O’Connor Adm.
NEW ALTAR SERVERS, BOYS AND GIRLS WHO HAVE MADE THEIR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND HAVE THEIR PARENTS CONSENT, ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE ALTAR SERVERS GROUP. PLEASE SPEAK TO DEACON JOHN OR LEAVE YOUR NAME AND CONTACT DETAILS IN THE SACRISTY OR PARISH OFFICE
POPE FRANCIS AT CHRISTMAS
Christmas Eve: Mass at 8.30 pm
Christmas Day Popes Christmas blessing and message to the world Urbi et Orbi at 11 am
Live on EWTN SKY 588 or Virgin Media 815
Free ETWN monthly TV guide from EWTN head office. P.O.Box, 352 Limerick
REST IN PEACE
our prayers are requested for the soul of
Mary Monica Delaney
recently deceased and also for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time:
Madelaine & Tony D’Arcy,
MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
December Mass times & Intentions
Mary & Joseph Corcoran
Eileen Mathews (Anniv)
Deceased Members of Kelly family
Paddy Griffin (Anniv)
Patrick Burke (Anniv)
Michael Tobin (Anniv)
John Kavanagh (Anniv)
Kathleen & Maurice Boothman (A)
Deceased members of the Stafford Family
Deceased members of Barry Family
Evelyn Smith (Anniv)
Olive Reynolds (2nd Anniv)
Dariusz Szarecka RIP
7.00 pm TRIDUUM MASS
Methane and me
Organic waste? Me? Well, if you throw your organic waste into the black bin, it goes into landfill. When it breaks down it releases methane, which is more than 20 times worse than carbon dioxide as a contributor to climate warming. So firstly, cut down on your organic waste by better practice in the kitchen and garden. Then, if at all possible, get and use a compost bin. This will give you free compost to improve your garden. If you can’t use a compost bin, get a brown bin. But whatever you do, don’t make methane!
300 Club Draw – Week - 9/12/18
1. Adam McDevitt € 100
2. Ann Brennan € 50
3. A.B.C. € 30
4. Mary Sellars - Turkey
5. Maureen Keenan - Ham
6. Sammy Slattery - Turkey
7. Joseph Mc Cambridge - Ham
8. Piler - Turkey
9. Jo Butler - Ham
10. Pebbles - Turkey
11. Christine Lawlor €20