Parish Newsletter- 31st December 2023
|Saturday 30th December @7.00pm
|Sunday 31th December @10.00am
|Frank, Bridget & Bernard Keegan
| Sunday 31th December @11.30am
|Betty & Paddy Fitzpatrick. Nora & Joe Newman.
Annie, Henry & deceased of the Dunne family
|Monday 1st January @10.00am
|World Day of Prayer of Peace.
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
|Tuesday 2nd January @7.30pm
|Sts. Basil & Gregory
|Wednesday 3rd January @7.30pm
|The Holy Name of Jesus
|Thursday 4th January @10.00am
Friday 5th January @10.00am
|Mass for All on the Parish list the Dead.
|Saturday 6th January @10.00am
|The Feast of the Epiphany.
|Saturday 6th January @11.00am
|The Feast of the Epiphany.
|Saturday 6th January @7.00pm
|Christy & Teresa Geoghegan. Paddy & Nan Robbins. Frank & Mary Ann Mullins. Marie Tobella. Joe, Rose & Johnny Bracken. Deceased of the Bastic Family. Tom, Molly, Joe & Jimmy Newman
|Sunday 7th January @10.00am
|Sunday 7th January @11.30am
|Olive Dunne. Margaret & Noel O,Brien. Rosaleen & Liam Lowe
You give us the greatest Gift, the gift of life. In the coming year, help us use it wisely. May we grow in generosity, kindness and forgiveness, faith, hope and love.
Please pray for the soul of Terry Daniels, Raheen; recently deceased. R.I.P.
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
In today’s Gospel, what started out as an ordinary day for Joseph and Mary turned out to be a day with an encounter they would remember for a long time. Perhaps you too have had significant encounters on what you expected to be just an ordinary day? Simeon gave thanks because his eyes saw the salvation God had prepared. As you look back on the year ending today, in what ways have you experienced God’s salvation in your life: an experience of being loved, or discovering a sense of purpose in life, or being touched by the wonders of creation? Give thanks for those memories. Perhaps the past year may also have been one in which you have experienced great sorrow. What sword has pierced your soul and what has helped you to cope with it? The final sentence speaks of Jesus as one who grew and became strong and was filled with wisdom. What has helped you to grow in wisdom? Have you seen others grow in wisdom through the experience of life? Recall times when you had a sense of growing up in some way. What brought that about? Think also of how you have seen growth in another person.
The Offaly Camino Canal Way Walk and Mass from Tullamore’s Fiona Pender Memorial Way commencing at 9.00am along the Canal to Croghan Hill on St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday Sunday the 4th of February. Mass on Croghan Hill @ 2.00pm. Everyone welcome in any capacity or distance to join us at Holy Mass at Croghan Hill. We are looking for people to help raise much needed funds for Self Help Africa. More info and sponsorship cards from Laz Molloy on (086) 677 8807, Ricey Scully (086) 815 3047 or Nora Kavanagh on (087)994 5964, Ronan Scully on (087) 618 9094, www.selfhelpafrica.org or email
Collections for 23rd/24th/25th December:
Plate: €770; Development Fund: €2,200; Christmas Offerings: €8,945.