Newsletter 28th / 29th December 2019

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph



Parish Mission Statement

Our Parish seeks to live as a family – supporting one another, open to all comers, building a community where each person feels wanted and cared for. To make this happen, we will work to grow in holiness through prayer and service and we will try to show God’s love in our daily life


Thank You

Frs. John Killeen, Michael O’Connor, Rev. John O’Neill (deacon) and the parish staff together with the Holy Family Parish Community wish you blessings and joy during this Christmas season as well as a very happy New Year in 2020.


Parish Environmental Group

 Yes, to hope: The new year is just upon us. As always there are the challenges, crises, unknowns and knowns, threats and opportunities.  We could get depressed, hunker down, just endure what might come.  But the Gospel message is one of hope. God created the world and watches over it and us. He has given us faith, intelligence, knowledge and free will. He wants us to make the world a better place.  More just, more sustainable, less grasping, more sharing.  He has made us trustees of the earth. So we should meet the environmental challenge willingly, not despairingly; We know we all have to do more, so let’s do it in hope.  Pray and act.  And why not join our parish litter clean-up on Sat 4 Jan, Resource Centre, 10.30pm?

December / January Mass times & Intentions

Sat 28

6.00 pm


Mary Redmond (Anniv)

Margaret Murphy (Months Mind)

Sun 29

9.00 am

Seamus O’Donoghue (Anniv)

Margaret Gerrard (Anniv)

Joe Hawker (Anniv)

10.30 am

Vera + Dermot Hughes (50th Wedding Anniversary)

12 noon



Maurice + Kathleen Boothman (Anniv)

Ann, Michael & Brendan Penston (Anniv)

Elizabeth, Michael + Anthony Ball (Anniv)

Mon 30



Tue 31



Wed 1



Thu 2



Fri 3




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.

Holy Family Parish Baptismal Team invites those baptised at this Church during 2019, together with their parents, God Parents and family members to Mass at 12.00 noon 12th January 2020 when we recall the Baptism of Our Lord and to give thanks for our own baptism.


Christmas & New Year Arrangements 2019/20 at Holy Family

The Word was made flesh and lived among us”. John 1:14.  

Masses at the Church of the Holy Family
The Word was made flesh and lived among us”. John 1:14. 


Saturday 28th Dec 10.00 am, 6.00 pm (vigil of Sun)
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, patrons of the parish –

Sunday 29th Dec 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon.

Monday 30th December- Friday 3rd January 2020. 10.00 am only. No Mass at 7.00 pm

Saturday 4th January 10.00 am and 6.00 pm (vigil of Sunday)

Sunday 5th January 9.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 noon.

Monday 6th January Epiphany (Holy day)

Masses at 10.00 am & 7.00 pm – Weekdays (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri) No 7 pm Mass on Wednesday.

Wednesdays Mass at 10 am only

Mass on Bank Holidays 10 am Mass only

Saturdays - Mass at 10.00 am & 6.00 pm (Vigil of Sunday)

Sundays 9 am, 10.30 am and 12 noon.



The Resource Centre and the Parish Office will be closed on 20th December, and the office will
reopen on 2nd January.

The Resource Centre will reopen on 6th January 2020