Parish Newsletter- 10th December 2022

Image of the word 'Rejoice' to illustrate Gaudete Sunday
Saturday 10th December @7.00pm
Sean & Bridget McCaffrey.  Catherine & Kathleen Fox.  Billy & Kathleen Murray
Sunday 11th December @10.00am
Deceased of the Keegan & Fox families.
Lena & Patrick Hughes
Sunday 11th December @11.30am
Michael Carey. Joseph & Cora Kelly. Maureen & Frank Sheeran.  John Tracey.
Tuesday 13th December @7.30pm
St. Lucy
No Intention
Wednesday 14th December @7.30pm
St. John of the Cross
John Dunne. Jim Fleming
Thursday 15th December @10.00am
St. Valerian
No Intention
Friday 16th December @10.00am
St. Beoc
No Intention
Saturday 17th December @10.00am
St. Briarch
Deceased of the Sawyer family
Saturday 17th December @7.00pm
Andy, Una & Eileen Hernessy. Paul Keegan. PJ Hynes
Sunday 18th December @10.00am
Sean,Kathleen & Matthew Geoghan. Matt & Elizabeth McGuiness & Maureen Mullins. Eugene Lynan, Michael & Kathleen Kelly. Patricia Handibode
Sunday 18th December @11.30am
Ann Berry. Catch, Carmel & Marion Feehan. Eileen & PJ Fleming & deceased of Dempsey family

Adoration of the Blessed Eucharist
Jesus says ‘Come to me all you who labour and are burdened and I will give you rest.’
Monday & Friday – 5.00pm-6.00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – after 7.30pm Mass to 9.00pm.
All are welcome!

We continue to keep the People of Ukraine in our Prayers during this time of needless war. Let your Peace reign, O Lord!

Please pray for the soul of Michael O’Brien, Church Road; recently deceased.  R.I.P.

Third Sunday of AdventGaudete Sunday
The 3rd Sunday of Advent every year is Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday. Looking forward to Christmas comes with the expectation of the joy and happiness that Christmas brings; the joy of spending great time with loved ones, friends and family, of giving & receiving presents. Yet, the heart of Christmas joy is God coming to dwell amongst us in the mystery of the Emmanuel. The entrance antiphon today says; “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice, for the Lord is near”. In whatever situation we find ourselves, may the joy of the Lord, who is with us, be our strength.

The SVP will hold their National Appeal Collection in the Parish next weekend, 10th-11th December. Those wishing to donate can do so as they leave the church at the end of each mass. Our Helpline number for those who require assistance is 087-231 8982. Many thanks for your continued support.

SVP BLUE ENVELOPES CAMPAIGN: This year’s SVP Annual Appeal theme is ‘Impossible Choices’ to reflect what those struggling financially must face every day of their lives. Blue Envelopes will be available at all Masses in the parish from early December. Donations can be placed in these (or any envelope clearly marked SVP) and dropped into one of the church collection boxes, or left into the Vincent’s Shop in Clara, or alternatively posted to the address affixed to the envelope. Donations made in this way go directly to helping those who require assistance in our community, and for which we are extremely grateful.

ALONE: Would you be willing to provide companionship or make calls to Older People once a week? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested please sign up here: for more information, contact Fiona on  or on 086 136 6539.

The Annual Musicians Mass will take place on 14th December at 7.30pm.

The Church of Ireland Carol Service will take place on Sunday 18th December at 8.00pm.  All are welcome.

The 21st Consecutive Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will take place from March 6th-14th 2023. Cost €2,195. Booking with Navan Travel 046 9068600. Enquires to Kingscourt Parish Office 042 9667314.

World Youth Day 2023 – Lisbon, Portugal 1st to 6th August 2023.  The Diocese of Meath invites you to travel with young people from all around the Diocese aged 18-35yrs and to gather with pilgrims from around the world with Pope Francis.  For information contact: or  Cost of Pilgrimage €650 approx.

Collections for 3rd & 4th December:
Development Fund: €1,435; Plate: €765; Offerings: €170.
Thank You!

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