NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 4th December 2022

Second Sunday of Advent Cycle A- All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Sunday on page 408 of the St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle A & Immaculate Conception of Our Lady on page 412 Cycle A (Thurs 8 December) Masses are available on the webcam webcam

Parish Office phone 01 284 599- email: office hours Monday – Friday 10.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m. unless closed for Christmas and other breaks.


Mission Statement

Our Parish seeks to live as a family – supporting one another, open to all comers, and 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.


From the Archbishop’s desk

“I am struck by the phrase from the Letter to the Romans offered to us in the First Sunday of Advent liturgy: ‘You know “the time” has come: you must wake up now; our salvation is even nearer than when we were converted.’ (Romans 13:11). Jesus in the Gospel, reflecting on the second coming of the Son of Man, asks us all to stand ready (see Matthew 24:44).

In every generation we are asked to be ready, recognising the salvation offered in Christ Jesus, on fire with his Spirit, proclaiming the Gospel in every season, finding new ways to witness to the presence and power of Christ in our own lives and to the people of our time.”_ Advent Pastoral letter of Archbishop Dermot Farrell.

Evening Prayer of the Church 7.00 p.m. in the Church on Mondays during Advent, 28th November, 5th December, 12th December.  Your prayers are requested for the souls of Sean Hinch, Derek Wynne, Fr. Mícheál Hastings, and  Bishop Martin Drennan and Joseph McKeever who died recently, and for Ann-Marie Hennessy and Colin Beggs whose anniversary occurs around this time.

Bishop Martin Drennan, Bishop Emeritus of Galway, was an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin from 1997 to 2005.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


December  Mass times and intentions

Saturday 3 December 2022

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. –Michael Connor- anniversary

John & Marcella Moriarty- anniversary

Frances Mullen & Anne O’Rafferty- anniversary

Veronica McGrath- 9th anniversary

Sunday 4 December 2022

9 a.m. – Patrick Kavanagh- recently deceased

Bernie Connor- recently deceased

Sheila Devlin- R.I.P.

Anne- Marie Hennessy- 5th anniversary

10.30. a.m. – Sean, Margaret & Isabelle Kerr – R.I.P.

John, Mary & Marie Magahran- anniversary

Gerard Lockhart- month’s mind

John Doyle- recently deceased

12.00 noon –   Parishioners’ intentions

Monday 5 December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Special Intention ( Mass Bouquet)

Special Intention (Mass Bouquet)

Holy Souls.

 Special Intention

Tuesday 6 December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Special Intention

Special Intention

Wednesday 7 December 2022

10.00 a.m.-Special Intention

7.00.p.m. -Vigil of Immaculate Conception BVM

Special Intention

Thursday 8 December 2022-

Immaculate Conception BVM 10.00 a.m. – Parishioners’ intentions

Friday 9 December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Chrissie Hill-recently deceased

The Annual Appeal of the society of St Vincent de Paul will take place next Saturday & Sunday, 10 & 11 December and will replace the Share collection on those dates. Please give as generously as possible to help people in the Holy Family parish who are in need this winter. 


Family Mass 12 Noon Mass on Sundays. Children are encouraged to take an active part in this Mass through reading, singing, and drama. Children preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation are encouraged to take part. Practice for this family Mass takes place at 11.15 am each Sunday prior to the Mass. Thank you.

TRIDUUM MASS   Christmas CARDS are available in the parish shop.

Mass will be offered on 19th, 20th & 21st December. Proceeds will go to the Parish roof fund.

Christmas Arrangements 2022

Monday 19th December - Penitential Service / Confession 7.00 p.m. 

Monday to Saturday 19th – 24th December -Confession available after 10.00 a.m. Mass

Mass Times -Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve-10.00 a.m. (morning), 5.00 p.m. (Vigil), 6.30 p.m. (Family Mass) Carol Service 7.30 p.m., 8.00 p.m. (Night Mass) Sunday 25th December Christmas Day-9.00 a.m. (Dawn Mass), 10.30 a.m. (Day Mass) 12.00 noon

Monday 26th December to Saturday 31st December 2022 (mornings) Mass at 10.00 a.m. daily-

Friday- The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph-Mass at 10.00 a.m. only

Saturday/ Sunday 31st December 2022/ 1st January 2023 -Mary, The Holy Mother of God and World Day of Peace

Saturday 5.00 p.m. (Vigil), Sunday 9.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m. & 12.00 noon

Monday 2nd January 2023 to Saturday 7th January 2023 Mass at 10.00 a.m.

Thursday 5th January 2023 - 7.00 p.m. Vigil of the Epiphany

 Friday 6th January 2023 -10.00 a.m. Epiphany of the Lord

Saturday/Sunday 7th/ 8th January 2023- The Baptism of the Lord- Sat. 5.00 p.m. (Vigil); Sunday 9.00 a.m., 10.30 a.m., 12.00 noon.


The Parish Office will be closed from Wednesday 21st December 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Website www.holyfamilyparish


The death has occurred of Bishop Martin Drennan, Bishop Emeritus of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

Bishop Drennan was an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Dublin from 1997 to 2005.