Newsletter Sunday 31 December 2023
Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Liturgical colour white
Prayers + Readings for Sunday on page 440 & Epiphany of the Lord on page 70 (2024 ed.) in the St. Paul Missal- Masses streamed live daily via webcam. www.holyfamilyparish.ie webcam
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Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph
The homily, an integral part of the Liturgy of the Word, is vital for nurturing the Christian life. Its purpose is to illuminate Scripture Readings, applying the Word of God to both our present and future existence. Scripture is timeless, simultaneously ancient and contemporary, offering wisdom for holiness and encouragement for our journey toward heavenly fulfilment. The homily provides a moment of reflection, instruction, exhortation, and consolation, using Scripture to guide our relationship with God, instruct us in His grace, strengthen our faith, and offer comfort in times of failure. A well-crafted homily challenges informs, directs, and brings Scripture into the realities of believers' lives.
Please pray for Monica Mullen, Paula Callaghan and Elizabeth Kavanagh recently deceased and for Michael Mulcahy, William & David Keane whose anniversaries occur around this time.
MAY THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE. AMEN
December Mass Times and intentions
Saturday 30 December 2023
10.00 a.m.- Celebrant’s intention
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
5.00 p.m.-Frank Furlong – anniversary
Marg Mullen- recently deceased
Sunday – 31 December 2023
9.00 a.m.- Celebrant’s intentions
10.30 a.m.- Special intention
12.00 noon- Parishioners’ intentions
Monday 1 January 2024- Mary Mother of God
10.00 a.m.- Jim Foley-recently deceased
Bridget Rorke-recently deceased
Mona Noctor- anniversary
Tuesday 2 January 2024
10.00 a.m.- Celebrant’s intentions
Wednesday- 3 January 2024
10.00 a.m.-John Boylan & Mary Fallon- anniversary
Thursday 4 January 2024
10.00 a.m. Altar list of the Dead
Friday 5 January 2024
10.00 a.m.- Altar list of the Dead
Vigil of the Epiphany of the Lord
7.00 p.m. – Parishioners’ intentions
Saturday- 6 January 2024 -The Epiphany of the Lord
10.00 a.m. – Celebrant’s intentions
Sincere thanks to all who initiated, organized & promoted & contributed to the Parish Christmas Fundraiser Draw in aid of Church Repairs & maintenance- held on 17 December. Draw raised €5,793.20 Congratulations to the prizewinners!
The Pope’s Intention for January 2024- For the gift of diversity in the Church.
A word from Pope Francis about our care for God's Creation- Laudate Deum - The necessary transition towards clean energy sources such as wind and solar energy, and the abandonment of solid fuels, is not progressing at the necessary speed. (LD 55) To suppose that all problems in the future will be able to be solved by new technical interventions is a form of homicidal pragmatism, like pushing a snowball down a hill. (LD 57)
Thank you for your donations to Christmas Dues. Return envelopes for Christmas Dues 2023 are available on the tables near the exits.
A very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to you all.
Thank you for your support of the Holy Family Parish during the past year.