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Parish Bulletin 21 December 2008

NEWSLETTER

CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

21st. December .FOURTH AND FINAL SUNDAY OF ADVENT and Feast of Sts;Peter Canisius.Cardinal Toppo appeal ends this weekend.O Antiphons continue.

MAKING READY FOR THE FEAST OF CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF ADVENT WITH OPPORTUNITY FOR CONVERSION AND CONFESSION IN THE COMING DAYS.

We have been spending Advent with purpose and now that it is almost at an end, we must use the few days well. These days should be prayerful and reflective with a view to making a good Confession of our sins.Then, we will be ready to meet and greet our Saviour, on the occasion of His birthday feast on Christmas Day.In the parish this coming week the following are the arrangements and opportunities for an immediate preparation for this great Feast in our lives and the life of the parish;

Sunday 21st. Confessions after the 11.15.a.m. Mass

Carol Service.8.00.p.m. with Refreshments in Parish

Centre afterwards.

Tuesday 23rd. Confession Ceremony 8-9.p.m. with 5 Confessors.

Wednesday 24th. Confessions after the 8.15.a.m. Mass and at 8.15.p.m. to 8.45.p.m. Vigil Mass of Christmas at 9.00.p.m.

Thursday 25th. Mass at 8.30.a.m. 10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s and 11.15.a.m.

Friday 26th. Mass at 11.a.m.

Saturday 27th. Mass at 11.00.a.m. Vigil Mass at 7.00.p.m.

Sunday 28th. Masses at 10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s and 11.15.a.m.

Please come at 8.p.m. for the Confession ceremony on 23rd. to be there for the preparation and remain on for the closing prayer and Benediction if possible.

Fr. Tom, Fr, Barry and Fr.P. wish each parishioner and every family a very blessed, peaceful and joyful Christmas and thank you all very much for your great support, encouragement and appreciation for our work and efforts in the parish.We are also very grateful to all the committees, ministries and groups assisting us in the pastoral life of our parish and wish them well at this festive time for all of us.We are in solidarity in prayerful support for all who are grieving, suffering in any way, ill or out of work in our stringent economic times.We pray that the time ahead will be more secure for all of us.May the Lord, Whose birthday we celebrate, bring us peace and contentment this Christmas and in 2009.

Fr.Patrick A. Moore P.P.VF.

Parochial House.

0449661126/0872510855.

moorep@ eicom.net e.mail.

Fr. B. Condron.C.C.

Castletown Finea.

043.81141.

Sunday Masses

10.15 St. Peter’s Centre. Weekday Mass 8.15.a.m. St.Michael`s

11.00. Castletown or Finea Saturday Mass at 10.a.m.

11.15. St.Michael’s Confessions. 10.20.a.m.; 3.00.p.m. and

Vigil 7.p.m. St. Michael’s 6.45.p.m. and 7.30.p.m. Sats.

Vigil 8.p.m. Castletown or Finea. Adoration. 3-8.p.m. Mon-Thurs incl. 10.a.m.-12 noon. Tues and Wed.

LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEK IN THE PARISH

POPE`S INTENTIONS FOR PRAYER DURING THE MONTH.

FEASTS OF SAINTS AND IMPORTANT CELEBRATIONS.

Collection for December 13th./14th.Weekly Envelope,€612.-00 and Offertory Collection €554.16. Thank you for supporting the Weekly Collections,Cardinal Toppo Appeal, and other occasional collections. Month of December dedicated to the Nativity of Our Divine Saviour, Jesus Christ.Year of intense prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life..Year of St.Mark in the Liturgy.Year of St Paul in the Universal Church and 150th.Ann of the Apparitions by Our Blessed Lady at Lourdes.U.N.Year of Potatoe.

Sunday 21st. FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT and Feast of Sts;Peter Canisius. Cardinal Toppo Appeal ends.Confessions after Mass and Baptism at 12.30.p.m.Carol Service at 8.p.m.O MORNING STAR.

THE SACRED SEASON OF ADVENT CONCLUDES.

Monday 22nd.Fourth Week of Advent and Feast also of Sts;Flavianus and Blessed Margaret of Savoy.O KING OF THE NATIONS.

Tuesday 23rd.Fourth Week of Advent and Feast of Sts;John of Kenty.Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.Confessions Ceremony 8-9.p.m. O EMMANUEL.

Wednesday 24th.Fourth Week of Advent and Feast of Sts;Charbal Maklouf.Confessions after 8.15.a.m. Mass and from 8.15.a.m. to 8.45.p.m.Legion of Mary Meeting at 8.p.m.Vigil Mass of Christmas at 9.00.p.m.

Thursday 25th.FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.Masses at 8.15.a.m.; 10.15.a.m. and 11.15.a.m. Christmas Day is an Offerings Day. No adoration today.

Friday 26th.Second day of the Octave of Christmas and Feast of St.Stephen the Protomartyr. Mass at 11.00.a.m.

Saturday 27th.Third day of Octave of Christmas and Feast of Sts;John, the Apostle and Evangelist.Mass at 11.00.a.m.Confessions before and after Vigil Mass today today.Confessions after Mass at 11.00.a.m.

Sunday 28th. FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH and Feast of The Holy Innocents, Martyrs.Fourth day of Octave of Christmas.

MASS INTENTIONS (21st.December to 28th.December.)

Sunday.21st.Readings;2 Sam 7.1-5,8-12,14.Ps.88.Rom.16.25-27.Lk.1.26-38.Mass.at 10.00.a.m.Ann. Decd.Gaffney Family. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.and before and after Mass at 7.p.m. Vigil.Ann.Michael Fagan, Dublin Rd.Sunday.10.15.Ann.Nancy O Hara, Green St.St.Peter`s.1.15.a.m.Anniv. Alice Courtney, The Square.Confessions after Mass and Baptism at 12.30.p.m.

Monday: 22nd.Readings;I Sam.1.24-28.Ps.1 Sam.2.1,4-8.Lk.1.46-56.Mass.8.15.a.m.

Tuesday 23rd.Readings.Mal.3.1-4,23-24.Ps.24.Lk.1.57-66.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Memory Mass for Sean Murphy and his parents.Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.Confession Ceremony at 8.p.m.

Wednesday 24th.Readings.2 Sam 7.1-5,8-12,14,16.Ps.88.Lk.1.67-79.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Confession after Mass and at 8.15.p.m. Mass at 9.p.m.Ann. Carmel Finnegan, Green St. Vigil of Christmas.Legion of Mary Meeting at 8.p.m.

Thursday 25th.Readings;Is.52.7-10.Ps.97.Heb.1.1-6.Jn.1.1-18..Mass at 8.30.a.m. 10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s and 11.15.a.m.Offerings Day.

Friday 26th.Readings.Acts. 6.8-10.7.54-59. Ps.30.Mt.10.17-22.Mass at 11.00.a.m.Ann. William and Elizabeth McCormack, Glann.

Saturday 27th.Readings.I Jn.1.1-4,Ps.96.Jn.20.2-8.Mass at 11.00.a.m.Ann. James O Neill And Rose Yarde, Water St. and England.Confessions after Mass not at 3.p.m.and before and after Vigil Mass 7.p.m.Ann.Madeleine and Jack Brennan.

Sunday 28th.Readings.Gen.15.1-6,21.1-3.Ps 104.Heb.18.11-12,17-19.Lk.2.22-40. St.Peter`s. at 10.15.a.m.Mass at.11.15.a.m.Ann. Thomas Smyth, Donegal and Corbally.

R.I.P.

Please pray for all who have died in recent times

Alfie Murtagh, Mountmellick and late Glenview Cardinal Avery Dulles S.J. New York,all whose anniversaries occur around this time and all whose remains are interred in our cemeteries,

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.