Parish Newsletter- 10th December 2022
|Week ahead||MASS INTENTIONS|
| 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|
|Wednesday 14th December @7.30pm|
|St. John of the Cross|
John Dunne. Jim Fleming
| Thursday 15th December @10.00am|
|Friday 16th December @10.00am|
|Saturday 17th December @10.00am|
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 Advent–Gaudete 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: alone.ie/volunteers 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 www.dioceseofmeath.ie Cost of Pilgrimage €650 approx.
Collections for 3rd & 4th December:
Development Fund: €1,435; Plate: €765; Offerings: €170.