Sunday, December 20, 2015

Update 20th December

Take Time to be Aware . . . Edward Hays
"Take time to be aware that in the very midst of our busy preparations for the celebration of Christ’s birth in ancient Bethlehem, Christ is reborn in the Bethlehem’s of our homes and daily lives. Take time, slow down, be still, be awake to the Divine Mystery that looks so common and so ordinary yet is wondrously present.
"An old abbot was fond of saying, ‘The devil is always the most active on the highest feast days.
“The supreme trick of Old Scratch is to have us so busy decorating, preparing food, practicing music and cleaning in preparation for the feast of Christmas that we actually miss the coming of Christ. Hurt feelings, anger, impatience, injured egos — the list of clouds that busyness creates to blind us to the birth can be long, but it is familiar to us all."

Eucharistic Minsters For Christmas Day
   9:30 p.m.  Nora McDonagh, Mary Clifford, Alan Deane, Bridie Farrell,
                     Pat Gannon
   9.30 a.m.   Laura Tighe, Sr. Mary Cuddy, Catherine Davitt, Carmel Keenan
11:30 a.m.    Mary Regan, Brian Scanlon, Francis Walsh, Marie Wynne,
                     Teresa Carty
New Eucharistic Ministers Rota available from the Sacristy.

Readers For  Christmas Day
    9:30 a.m.   Kathleen Hanmore
  11.30a.m.     Sr. Mary Devine

Christmas Penitential Service:
Christmas Penitential Service will be held here in St. Joseph’s Church on today
Sunday 20th December at 7p.m.

Christmas Mass Times:
Christmas Eve at 9.30p.m.
Christmas Day at 9.30a.m. and 11.30a.m.
Saturday 26th  December Mass at 12 noon.
Please note the will be no 7.30p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday 26th December
Sunday 27th December : 9.30a.m. and 11.30a.m.

Area Collectors:
Area Collectors are kindly asked to collect envelopes for Christmas
Collection and calendars after all Masses this weekend.

Confessions on Christmas Eve from 2.30p.m to 3.30p.m.

Communion Calls:
Fr. Gerry will make his Communion Calls on Wednesday 23rd December.
Fr. John will make his Communion Calls on Wednesday 23rd December.

Offertory Collection amounted to € 2509.10 on Sunday 13th December.

Masses will be offered as follows:
Monday 10.00 a.m. Jimmy Mullen
Tuesday 10.00a.m.Margaret and Martin Lee, Rita Gawley and Phyllis Holder
Wednesday 10.00a.m. Michael Coen (Snr.) (1st Anniversary)
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Thursday 9.30p.m. Des Kelly
Christmas Eve
9. 30 a.m.
11.30 a.m. Christmas Day
Saturday 12 noon Elizabeth and Patrick Egan
Sunday 9.30a.m. People of the Parish
Sunday 11.30a.m. Michael and Mary Hanmore

Please note there will be 7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday 26th December

Thank You:The total collected at the Ecumenical Carol Service for Hospice was €845.  The Boyle Support Group thank everyone for their generosity.

Perpetual Adoration in the Convent Chapel will close from Thursday 24th  December at 9a.m. until Friday January 1st 2016 at 9a.m.

A 5k Fun Run/Walk in Lough Key Forest Park on Sunday 27/12/2015 at 2pm in Aid of Children with Autism. Rapid Prompting Method Ireland Ltd., is a charity supporting Education and Communication for those living with Autism. Registration from 1.30pm. For further information contact Majella on 086 -8123594

Roscommon Leader Partnership : in conjunction with the Sustainability Energy Authority of Ireland are running a Warmer Homes Scheme. This project will be FREE to individuals who are in receipt of either Fuel Allowance or Family Income Supplement (FIS) or Jobseeker’s Allowance (for more than 6 months with a child/ren under 7), are a private home owner and the house was built before 2006. Only homes that have NOT received works can apply for this project. If you are interested please contact us on 090-6630252 for an application form.

Upcoming Workshop for Children’s Choirs
Workshop taking place on Saturday, 30 th January from 11:30 to 16:00 at Mervue Church in Galway. The workshop is open to any age group between the ages of 8 and 15 approx., and will be led by Dr. Ite O’Donovan, the musical director of the Lassus Scholars, and the National President of the Irish Federation of Pueri Cantores. The day will be very informal and open to family and friends. It will be also self-funded so participating singers may be asked to make a small donation of Є3 towards expenses incurred [Є5 per family]. Contact by email:  

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