NEWSLETTER - Christmas Day -  25th December 2022

Cycle A - All welcome.

Prayers + Readings for Christmas Masses from page 424 of the St. Paul Sunday Missal 2022 Cycle A


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.

May the peace and joy of the Word made flesh be yours this Christmas and throughout the coming New Year.

 A blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!

Your prayers are requested for those recently deceased and for Gerald Killeen and Michael Mulcahy whose anniversary occurs around this time



December Mass times and intentions

Saturday 24 December 2022- Christmas Eve

10 a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions

5 p.m. – Vigil of Christmas – Celebrant’s intentions

6.30 p.m.- Family Mass- Celebrant’s Intentions

7.30 p.m. – Carol Service

8.00 p.m. - Night Mass- Celebrant’s Intentions


Sunday 25 December 2022- Christmas Day

9 a.m. – Parishioners’ Intentions

10.30. a.m. – Celebrant’s Intentions  

12.00 noon –   Celebrant’s Intentions


Monday 26 December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Sarah Gregan- recently deceased

Special Intention

Deceased members of the Byrne family

Special Intention


Tuesday 27 December 2022

10.00 a.m.Jimi Giles- recently deceased

Anne Saunders – recently deceased

P.J. O’Brien-recently deceased


Wednesday 28 December 2022

10.00 a.m. - Jimi Giles- recently deceased

Holy Souls

Bernadette Wyles- recently deceased


Thursday 29 December 2022

10.00 a.m.- Mary Redmond- anniversary

Peggy Shiggins- recently deceased


Friday 30 December 2022

10.00 a.m. – Derek & Ailish Doyle- anniversary

Ronnie McWilliams - anniversary & Pat Mc Williams R.I.P.


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.


Parish Office phone 01 284 599 - office hours- Monday to Friday inclusive: 10.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m.




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 Tuesday 20th December 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. Website www.holyfamilyparish



Christmas dues envelopes are available from the tables near the church doors. Kindly return dues envelopes with the offering to the safe in the church/parish office. Thank you.


Church Heating Adjustment - 10 a.m. Mass Monday to Saturday morning inclusive 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 Vigil Mass (on Saturday EVENING), 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.  The arrangement will be reviewed each week.

 This inconvenience is regretted.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in these challenging circumstances.


Surface repairs (filling potholes) to the church car park were carried out in December by Stanley Asphalt ltd. at a cost of €4,483.25. Thank you for your generous support.