18.50 Newsletter 22nd /23rd December, 2018

HOLY FAMILY PARISH
KILL-O-THE-GRANGE


Newsletter 22nd /23rd December, 2018
Fourth Sunday in Advent

 

 

The Parish Team together with the Parish Staff, wish all parishioners and visitors, a Very
HAPPY CHRISTMAS,
and
THANK YOU
 to all who helped in any way to make the Christmas liturgy of the commemoration of the Lord’s birth a memorable one,

 

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.
 

 

 


ADVENT PRAYER TREE
This tree is an invitation to pray to Jesus Christ to come to us today.
Select some of intentions and pray them from your heart
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.


RESOURCE CENTRE
The Resource Centre and the Parish Office will be closed on 21st December, and will reopen on 2nd January.


We would welcome POINSETTAS PLANTS to decorate the Church for Christmas.  Plants may be left at the church before next week-end.  Thank you.

 

OICHE NOLLAG 2018
Aifreann na gine Dé Luain 24/12/18; Mass in Irish on Christmas @ 9 pm BELFIELD, UCD Dublin 4

 

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

 

The CHURCH SHOP has a superb range of Christmas items.
children’s books & gifts, cribs & candles
a variety of decorative items
 


REST IN PEACE
our prayers are requested for the souls of the following whose anniversaries occur about this time: 
Sarah Curren,
Gerald J Killeen
MAY THEIR SOULS AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.  AMEN.

 

December Mass times & Intentions

Sat 22
6.00 pm
Sarah Curran (1st Anniv)
Teresa Ryan (Months mind)
Patrick Robinson (RIP)
Michael Kennedy (Rec Dec)

Sun 23
9.00 am
Matthew Campbell (Anniv)
Julia & Joseph Campbell (Anv)
Patrick & Sarah Confrey & Kieran Harford

10.30 am
Joan & Michael Hyland
Elizabeth Walsh & Eamon Gregan (Anniv)
Patrick & Christina Breslin

12 noon
Anna & Des Kavanagh
Shauna & Isabella Taylor Kavanagh
Shauna Kavanagh Taylor
Kathleen & Maurice Boothman (Anniv)

Mon 24
CHRISTMAS EVE
TRIDUUM MASS

Tues 25
CHRISTMAS DAY

Wed 26
10 am Mass only

Thu 27 
10 am Mass only 

Fri 28  
10 am Mass only

 

Thank you to everyone who puts money into the CHRISTMAS DUES envelopes and places them in the safe. 
Huge numbers of Dues cannot be allocated to parishioners because of insufficient information on the envelope. 
Please print your surname clearly, house no and street name.  Many thanks.

 


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

 

How to Reclaim Christmas
Christmas is a gift of Christ to each of us.  No greater gift can be imagined.  Don’t make it a feast of overconsumption and of waste.  Don’t let it be corrupted by mindless expenditure.   Make it a time of giving to those who really need help; of sharing one’s time with the elderly, the lonely, with strangers and refugees.  And let us all try to live the simplicity of lifestyle which the Pope calls for.   

 

300 Club Draw     -     Week  8   -   16/12//18
1.  Gus Feeney € 100
2.  Geraldine Duffy € 50
3.  Peter Mulvaney € 30
4.  Martin Lynch  €20

 


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