Parish Newsletter

SCOIL NIOCLÁIS SCHOOL MASS will be celebrated on Tuesday 6th December, the Feast of Saint Nicholas, at 11.15am; all are welcome.

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION  – THURSDAY DECEMBER 8th  Masses will be celebrated: Vigil Mass Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm, Thursday 8th December at 10am & 7.30pm.

ST JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS’ SOCIETY  monthly meeting will be held in the parish centre on Monday 5th December after 10am Mass; new members are always welcome.

PRAYER TO SAINT NICHOLAS – FEAST DAY 6th DECEMBER: O good Saint Nicholas, you who are the joy of the children, put in my heart the spirit of childhood, of which the Gospel speaks, and teach me to seed happiness around me. You, whose feast prepares us for Christmas, open my faith to the mystery of God made man.
You, good bishop and shepherd, help me to find my place in the Church and inspire the Church to be faithful to the gospel. O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children, sailors, and the helpless, watch over those who pray to Jesus, your Lord and theirs, as well as over those who humble themselves before you. Bring us all in reverence to the Holy Child of Bethlehem, where true joy and peace are found. Amen. Intercom

MONTHLY BAPTISM MEETING: The next meeting is Wednesday 7th December at 7.30pm in the parish centre.

CHRISTMAS TRIDUUM MASSES: Christmas Triduum Mass Bouquet cards are now available from the parish office. 10am Masses celebrated on Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd December will be offered for the intentions of all the names placed on the altar.  Card €1 & Offering €3.

DOUGLAS LIONS CLUB and their volunteer collectors will be collecting at Ryans Supervalu in Grange and in The Douglas Court Shopping Centre, for their annual Christmas Food Appeal from  Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th December inclusive; your support would be very much appreciated.

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every Friday exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in our church on the main altar from 10.30am until 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and spend some time in private prayer. 

CHRISTMAS DUES ENVELOPES: Distributors your bundles of envelopes are ready for collection in the parish office. Extra help is always needed to distribute the envelopes. If you have spare time call to the sacristy or parish office during the week.

THE POPE’S MONTHLY INTENTION – For children who sufferWe pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection. Intercom

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Rosary will be recited on the first Saturday of every month at 6pm in the back chapel in the church in honour of Our Lady of Fatima. There will be a fifteen minute meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary following the 6.30pm Vigil Mass. The First Saturday’s devotion was given to us as a gift from Our Lady of Fatima. She promises that whoever does the Five First Saturdays will be assured of her assistance at the moment of their death. Everyone is most welcome to this special time of prayer.

TRÓCAIRE GIFTS OF LOVE: These are practical, ethical and life-changing gifts that support some of the poorest communities in the world to work their way out of poverty. Gifts include seeds and tools, solar lamps, school kits and lunches. This year, Trócaire have two new gifts of Winter Essentials and Family Food Baskets. Gifts start from as little as €5 for soap for families for six months in countries like South Sudan. All gifts are sourced locally, make a huge difference in the lives of some of the poorest people in the world, and support local economies.  For more information on gifts, visit Trócaire, 9, Cook Street, Cork or visit www.trocaire.org/gifts or phone 1800 408 408 or 021-4275622.

OFFERTORY COLLECTION: Last weekend amounted to €955; thank you for your continued generosity.

SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL Christmas church door collection takes place next weekend Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December; your support would be greatly appreciated.

MASK WEARING: It is recommended to wear your mask in our church even though it’s not mandatory. Also please be mindful and sanitise your hands on entering and exiting our church.   

MASS BOOKINGS for January, February & March may now be booked in the parish office; opening days/hours Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.30am – 12.30pm.
 
ACTIVE RETIRED PROGRAMME: Grange/Frankfield Group –MONDAY (Closed bank holiday Mondays): 2pm–3pm – gentle exercises, relaxation, cuppa and chat. 3pm–4pm:  line dancing. TUESDAY: Art Classes 2pm – 4pm. Wednesdays: Cuppa and chat after 10.30 Mass; all activities are held in the parish centre.
 
45 CARD DRIVE will be held on Monday, 5th December, at 7.30pm in the parish centre; everyone is welcome.
 
ANAM CARA CORK, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Wednesday 7th December at 7.15pm in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork City. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online service; for more info call 01 4045378. 
 
 
Medjugorje Pilgrimage ex Cork 31st May to June 7th 2023. Cost €849.00 pps. Early booking discount of €100 per person if fare booked and paid in full by December 5th. €200 deposit secures place. Half board accommodation in Hotel Leone. Optional insurance €39.00. Spiritual Director Fr. Ted Sheehan. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380 or Joe Walsh Tours 012410800. Places limited.
 
Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 991 6791 or 087 744 0729. Our website is www.alhomecare.ie
 
PARISH NEWSLETTER: When you use the newsletter, please take it home with you. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN IT TO THE TABLE.

 

 

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  1. Dr. Valerie Mannix Boyle

    Thu 30th Dec 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I attended mass at 4pm on Christmas Eve and I just wanted to thank everyone, who was involved. The singing, the flowers in the church, the crib and the entire mass was absolutely beautiful. Thank you, it was magnificent. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful New Year.
    My best wishes, Valerie

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