Christmas Carol Service & CCD Pageant TODAY, Sun, 16 Dec at 3 p.m. Parish Christmas Social in the Hall afterwards. Please bring Food/Drink for the party – which can be left in Hall kitchen.
CCD First Reconciliation: it was thought advisable to transfer this to Jan 2019.
Christmas Mass Times: 24 Dec. 8.30 a.m.
Christmas Eve: 5.30, 7.30 & 10 p.m.
Christmas Day: 11 a.m. [No 6.30 p.m.]
Confessions Christmas Eve: 11.30 – 12.30 and 4 – 5 p.m.
Penance Service 8 pm, Tues. 18 Dec.
RCIA on Thursday, 20 Dec. at 8 p.m.
CCD Christmas Project, Sun 16 Dec only: Soap, shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel, gloves, scarves, hats, to benefit homeless served by YAM (St Joseph’s Church).
World Apostolate Fatima Prayer Group: Sat 5th Jan. at 4 pm in Hall. 4 pm: Fatima Prayers & Discussion on “The Brown Scapular” and “3rd Apparition of Angel to the children.” 5 pm: Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available for those who wish. 5.30 pm: Pray the Rosary. 6.30 pm: Vigil Mass.
St Patrick’s Passionist Province: Offertory Mass collections at the 4 Christmas Masses go to St Patrick’s Passionist Province – not to the individual. If away at Christmas, you may contribute in ‘Christmas Collection’ envelope. Donations also by cheques marked ADP.
Reading of Bible for Children during 9.30 a.m. Mass on top level will be not be held today. Jan 2019: 13 & 27: Feb: 10 & 17; Mar 17 & 31 Apr: 7 & 14; May 12 & 26; June 16 & 30: contact Monique for info.
Collections 9th Dec: €2,721.22; A.D.P.: € 408; La Quête: € 42
Parish Meeting in the Hall last Sunday was a dialogue searching for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, revealed by listening to each other. Excellent presentations were made by parishioners on Finance and on Laity and Passionist partnership. Thanks to our presenters and to the secretary who is compiling an account of our gathering. Next conversation date will be soon published. Material will be put on the parish website.
Parish Pastoral Council: Meeting on 17 Dec. at 7.30 p.m. Each Ministry please try to be represented. Review of the Parish Meeting will take place.
Bible Study: Wed. 19 December at 10.30 a.m. Then, Wednesday, 9 Jan. 2019 at 10.30 a.m.
Finally, as year nears a close, I acknowledge with gratitude all who come to St Joseph’s. Volunteers for ministries and keeping our church and public areas clean, are a blessing.
Congratulations to Fr. James Sweeney, Provincial, & Fr. Bernard Lowe, celebrating their Ordination Golden Jubilee this weekend.