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 lives.
Prayers + Readings on page 420, St. Paul Sunday Missal
Your prayers are requested for the souls of Madelaine & Tony D’Arcy, & Essie Carroll, James & Bridget Johnston, Dan & Lily McKeever, John & Pat O’Malley whose anniversary occur around this time, MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN.
Mass times and intentions
Saturday 18 December 20
10 am – Celebrant’s Intentions
4.30 pm – Parishioner’s Intentions
6 pm – Mary Corcoran, Eileen Matthews & her daughter
Geraldine Tansey R.I.P, Patrick O’Malley Rec. Deceased
Sunday 19 December 2021
9 am Phyllis Lynch - Recently deceased
10.30 am – Eamon Gregan & Elizabeth Walsh R.I.P.
Noel Clarke & Ethyl Walsh R.I.P.
Michael Keenan Anniversary
Phyllis Lynch - Recently deceased
12 noon – Walter McGlynn 1st Anniversary
Maurice & Kathleen Boothman Anniversary
Patrick & Veronica McGrath Anniversary
Deceased members of the Fitzpatrick & Keogh Families.
Monday 20 December 2021
10 am – Tom Gallagher Anniversary,
The Holy Souls
Deceased members of the O’Mahony, Moriarty, Mc Govern, & Foley families
Phyllis Lynch - Recently deceased
Monday 20th 7 pm Penitential Service
Tuesday 21 December 2021
10 am – Parishioners Intentions
Wednesday 22 December 2021
10 am – Anna McCarthy - Recently deceased
William O’Callaghan - Recently deceased
Thursday 23 December 2021
10 am – Anna, Des, Shauna & Isobel Kavanagh R.I.P.
Harry Lennon - Recently deceased
Friday 24 December 2021 CHRISTMAS EVE
10 am, 4.30 pm Vigil, 6 pm and 8 pm Night Mass
The Resource Centre & the Parish Office will be closed from 22nd December and will reopen on 4th January 2022.
The CHURCH SHOP has a superb range of Christmas items children’s books & gifts, cribs & candles. Jerusalem bibles are on sale 25 Euro for hard copy or 15 Euro for softcover a nice Christmas gift!
Thank you for CHRISTMAS DUES. Many Thanks.
POPE FRANCIS AT CHRISTMAS. Christmas Eve: Mass at 8.30 p.m. Christmas Day Pope’s Christmas blessing and message to the world Urbi et Orbi at 11 am. Live on EWTN SKY 588 or Virgin Media 815 Free EWTN monthly TV guide from EWTN head office. P.O. Box 352 Limerick.
CHRISTMAS MASSES: Any remaining tickets will be available for collection after Masses this weekend. Note there are NO tickets available for 4.30 pm or 6 pm Masses on Christmas Eve.
CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS 2021
ALL SERVICES on the Webcam www.holyfamilyparish.ie
MASS times for Christmas:
Monday 20th December - penitential Service (Rite 2) 7 pm
Confessions after 10.00 a.m. Mass Monday to Friday inclusive 20th December -24th December.
Friday 24th December Christmas Eve 10.00am, 4.30pm (Vigil of Christmas) , 6.00pm & 8.00pm (Night Mass)
Day 25th December Christmas Day 9.00 a.m. (Dawn Mass). 10.30 a.m. (Family Mass), 12 noon (Day Mass)
Sunday 26th December Holy Family – 9.00 am 10.30 am., & 12 noon.
Monday 27th December to Saturday 1st January 2022 Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 1st January 2022- Mary Mother of God and World Day of Peace. Mass at 10 a.m.; 4.30p.m.; & 6.00 p.m. (Vigil)Sunday 2nd January 2022 – Sunday of Christmas9.00 a.m.; 10.30 a.m.; 12 noon
Wednesday 5th January 2022 – 7.00 p.m. (Vigil)Thursday 6th January Epiphany of the Lord 10.00 a.m. Mass.
CHURCH COLLECTIONS 18/19 DECEMBER 2021.
Regular Collections will be reinstated from the 4th Sunday of Advent. 18/19 Dec. 2021. There will be two collections during Mass.
The First Collection (For Priests support & Share) will be taken up after the homily by a volunteer using a black bag 39” fixed on a pole to ensure social distancing.
The Second Collection (For the upkeep of the Church & Parish facilities) will be taken up after the “Prayers of the Faithful” in a manner like the First Collection.
You may continue to use the printed envelopes with black print (Common Fund) Priests support, envelopes with red print (Share) and put them into the black bag on the pole during the First Collection. Or you may put in “Loose cash” if you wish.
“Loose Cash” in the First Collection will be divided 60% for the Priests fund and 40% for the Diocesan Share fund. You might opt to use the “Tap & Go” devices in the church ( with a credit/debit card ) instead of putting money in the 1st collection bag ( 60% Priest 40% Share ). Income from both Common Fund and Share goes directly to the Archdiocese. The 2nd collection (VFO ) remains in the parish for the upkeep of the church. The envelope with navy print may be used or you might prefer to donate loose cash. If you are already donating by Standing Order to your bank account, please feel free not to contribute to this collection at Mass. Tap & Go cannot process donations to this fund or for Christmas Dues.
CHURCH CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM
It is expected that work on restoring the church heating system will begin in mid-January 2022.
Thank you for your kind understanding and generosity.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL