Parish Newsletter Sunday 4th of January 2015

posted 6 Jan 2015, 13:23 by Lisa O'Neill   [ updated 6 Jan 2015, 13:23 ]

Sunday 4th January 2015

Second Sunday after Christmas(01/15)


The Priests of the Parish wish you every Grace and Blessing in the New Year 2015


Kilian Brennan

Brendan Houlihan

Raymond Molony




Tuesday, 6th January is a Holyday of Obligation.  Vigil Mass on Monday evening - 5th January at 7 o’clock.  Masses on Tuesday morning, 6th January at 8.00am and 10.00am.  There will also be Mass on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock.




The normal schedule of Eucharistic Hours of Adoration on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays recommences on Tuesday 6th January at 11:00 am [following 10:00 am Mass for The Feast of the Epiphany]. 




Many thanks to those who sent in Christmas Dues -  your generous support is much appreciated.


Many thanks to all who contributed to the cost of the flowers for the decoration of the altar for Christmas.  A big ‘Thank-You’ to Marie, Mary, Kay, Margaret and Martina for the Floral arrangements throughout the year.  Thanks also to Michael Hunt, who provides the Christmas Tree every year.




The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th – 25th January 2015.  Its inauguration in Dublin will take place at an interdenominational service in St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Clyde Road, Dublin 4 on Sunday 18th January at 3.00pm.  Fr Damian McNeice, Chairperson of the Dublin Council of Churches, will preach the sermon.  This year’s theme, “Give me to drink”(John 4:7) was chosen by the Christian communities in Brazil.



Please remember in your prayers JOHN ‘JACK’ HALL who died during the week.  We offer our sympathy to his family.  We also pray for EUGENE HUNT who died recently.  We offer our sympathy to his family. May they rest in peace.



Scripture Readings

Monday 5th Jan

1 Jn 3:11-21. Ps 99:R/1. Jn 1:43-51

Tuesday 6th Jan

The Epiphany

Is 60:1-6. Ps 71:1-2,7-8,10-13, R/ cf v11. Eph 3:2-3,5-6. Mt 2:1-12

Wednesday 7th Jan

1 Jn 3: 22-4:6.Ps 2:7-8,10-11, R/ v8. Mt 4:12-17,23-25

Thursday 8th Jan

1 Jn 4:7-10. Ps 71:1-4,7-8, R/cf v11. Mk 6:34-44

Friday 9th Jan

1 Jn 4:11-18.Ps 71:1-2,10-13, R/ cf. v11. Mk 6:45-52

Saturday 10th Jan

1 Jn 4:19-5:4. Ps 71:1-2,14-15,17, R/ v11. Lk 4:14-22

Sunday 11th Jan

The Baptism of the Lord

Is 55:1-11. Ps Is 12:2-6. R v3. 1Jn 5:1-9. Mk 1:7-11



Religious Booklets are available at the Church Notice Board.  Books are changed on a regular basis to suit the different seasons of the year.  Weekly Catholic papers are also available  


THE UNIVERSE  -  €1.75 

and THE CATHOLIC TIMES  -  €1.75

Money for papers may be placed in any of the Shrines in the Church.



Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Clarke

Meditation resumes in St. Columbanus Hall on Mondayevening 12th January at 7.30pm.

Meditation will also take place on Tuesday morning 13thJanuary from 11.00am in St. Columbanus Hall.  No booking required – all are welcome.





Sunday 21st Dec – First Collection  €1,050 and the SHARE collection  - €665 

Sunday 28th Dec – First Collection  €805 and the SHARE collection  - €625 



MASS INTENTIONS – 4th – 11th January

Sunday 4th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 3rd Jan)Cora Lynch, Jack & Nellie Moore

10.30amA Special Intention

12 noonJohnny Dixon (First Anv)

Mon 5th Jan

8.00amEdward and Kathleen O’Rourke. Patrick & Richard O’Rourke and Eileen O’Shea

10.00amDeirdre Lacy (Month’s Mind)

Tuesday 6th Jan  - The Epiphany

Vigil (7.00pm Mon. 5th Jan)P.J. Kellett (First Anv)

8.00amAnnie & Harry Gaynor and Tom Gaynor

10.00amTom and Lena Clinton and May Courtney

7.00pmKathleen & John McKenna

Weds 7th Jan

8.00amMargaret Nolan (Recently Deceased)

10.00amJohnJoe and Willie Kelly

Thurs 8th Jan

8.00amPeter Lawless

Fri 9th Jan

8.00amEileen O’Shea

10.00amMaimie Lawless (15th Anv)

Sat 10th Jan

10.00amGerry Young (6th Anv)

Sunday 11th Jan

Vigil (7.00pm Sat. 10th Jan)Michael, Kathleen and Kieran Healy

8.30amDenis Quinn (6th Anv)

10.30amBernard Farren (6th Anv)

12 noonJasper Dunne and May Dunne (First Anv)


Church Readers – Weekday Masses

The following are listed to read at 8.00am Masses 

5th – 9th Jan

MondayJ. Morton

TuesdayK. Burke

WednesdayK. Nolan

ThursdayB. Milton

FridayK. Nolan

The following are listed to read at 10.00am Masses 5th – 10th Jan

MondayT. Boyle

TuesdayJ. Comiskey

WednesdayJ. Stewart

ThursdayM. Connaughton

FridayJ. Clarke

SaturdayJ. Towers

Tuesday 6th Jan – The Epiphany

Mon 5th Jan 7.00pmB. Morgan

Tues 8amK. Burke

Tues 10amJ. Comiskey

Tues 7pmA. O’Halloran

WEEKEND MASSES Sat/Sun 10/11 Jan

Saturday 7.00pmE. Stewart

Sunday 8.30amD. O Cathasaigh /V. Duffy

Sunday 10.30amFamily Mass Reader

Sunday 12noonV. Darby