NEWSLETTER SUNDAY 18th December 2022

Fourth Sunday of Advent Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Sunday on page 420 of the St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle A - Masses are available on the webcam webcam


Parish Office phone 01 2845299- 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.

occurs around this time.

Your prayers are requested for the souls of James (Jimi) Giles and Lucy Darker and Bernadette Wyles recently deceased and for Rory Byrne, Madelaine & Tony D’Arcy, and Essie Carroll whose anniversaries occur around this time.



December Mass times and intentions

Saturday 17 December 2022

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. -Mary Corcoran- anniversary

Eileen Matthews & Geraldine Tansey – anniversary

Walter McGlynn- 2nd anniversary

Michael Keenan- 4th anniversary

Patrick Griffin- anniversary

Rory Byrne- anniversary


Sunday 18 December 2022

9 a.m. – Anna & Des Kavanagh & deceased family members, Shauna & Isabelle Kavanagh- Taylor- anniversary

 Deceased Members of the McGovern, O’Mahony, Foley, Moriarty & Gumbleton families

Baby Charlie O’Donoghue- anniversary

John Humphries- anniversary

10.30. a.m. – Eamon Gregan & Elizabeth Walsh- anniversary

Deceased members of the Kelly family

Noel Clark & deceased members of the Clark family

Ethyl Walsh, Tommy Curley, Joe Whelan- anniversary

Sarah Gregan- recently deceased

12.00 noon –   Tom Gallagher- Christmas remembrance

Michael & Bridget Tobin- anniversary

David & Liam Keane- anniversary

Dermot, Brendan & Tony Payne - anniversary


Monday 19 December 2022

10.00 a.m. - Triduum Intentions

7.00 p.m. Penitential Service


Tuesday 20 December 2022

10.00 a.m.Triduum Intentions


Wednesday 21 December 2022

10.00 a.m.- Triduum Intentions


Thursday 22 December 2022

10.00 a.m. Parishioners’ Intentions


Friday 23 December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Michael Ferrick & Doris Perkins- anniversary

Oliver Reynolds & Jane & John Reynolds – anniversary

Margaret Lewis – recently deceased

Sarah Gregan- recently deceased


The Annual Appeal of the society of St Vincent de Paul last weekend raised a total of € 6,892.  The Conference thanks you for your generosity.


Church Heating Adjustment from Tuesday, 20 December 2022- 10 a.m. Mass  Monday to Saturday

the 10 a.m. Mass Monday to Saturday mornings inclusive is will be celebrated, for the time being, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel from Tuesday 20 December 2022 in order to conserve church heating costs.  The most recent Bord Gáis bill is €4219 (November 22) and this expense is not sustainable relative to the parish income.  The Vigil Saturday evening Mass, Sunday Masses, as well as funerals will continue to be held in the main church which will be heated for those times. Webcam is presently available from the Main Church only but it is not as yet accessible from the blessed sacrament chapel. This inconvenience is regretted. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging circumstances.


TRIDUUM MASS Christmas CARDS are available in the parish shop. Mass will be offered for these intentions on the 19th, 20th & 21st of December. Proceeds will go to the Parish roof fund.



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.

Christmas Cards with the timetable for Christmas and Christmas dues envelopes are available to take home from the tables near the church doors. Thank you.