Fr Tim Bartlett explains that at all Christmas Day Masses people will be given a copy of the Holy Family Icon for their home.
The Icon card includes the official World Meeting of Families Prayer. Many of these were distributed at our Christmas Masses. There are some copies still available in the porches this weekend the Feast of the Holy Family.
Do You Wish to Donate Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts?
We will take in your unwanted Chrismtas gifts and will pass them to Crosscare who will redistribute them this time next year to people living in their homeless services. These gifts may be left at the foot of our Christmas tree during the coming week until Monday 8th January.
For more details of a similar venture see the Dublin diocesan website.
the Cleane, Carroll, Stapleton, Robinson, Connaughton, Dunne and Henshaw Families in Adelaide; The Vavasour Family in Sydney, New South Wales; John McDonald in Waterloo, NSW, Sarah, Charlie and Fionnuala send greetings to Geraldine and her family, our viewers in Jordan; Ruth Ryan sends greetings to Donna & Maka McGettigan and Otojic and Family in Medjugorge; a big hello to Edel, Emma and Grainne Nash who are in Germany; we greet Noreen & Jimmy Gaffney in Port Saint Lucie, Florida USA; we say hello to Emily Hirshorn in West Harrison, New York, along with her Parents Hope and Billy, her sisters, brothers and grandparents Bob & Diane Houston in Dallas, Texas; To Kathleen O’Callaghan in New York; to Darragh, Emily and Baby Finn in Canada, Lucia and Noel Power and family in Waterloo Toronto; hello to the Coffey Family home from Putney, London and to Yvonne McDonagh in Eastbourne; a very special shout out to AnnMarie and all the Gregorys in Scotland; And Grainne and Frank in Christchurch, New Zealand send good wishes to all their friends in Ballygall.
‘TED Talks’ are about
spreading worthwhile ideas.
They are hugely popular worldwide.
Earlier this year Pope Francis was invited to contribute.
This Season of Goodwill is an ideal time to view his talk.
To view click here ⇒ Pope Francis’ Ted Talk
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Christmas is not always a happy time for people and often burdens we carry can
feel worse at a time when there is so much stress and expectation of happiness.
This simple and welcoming service offers and opportunity to come together and
place our worries and concerns in the empty manager and invite Jesus to come into
our lives with His healing presence. Petitions for prayers may be written and left in
our petition box placed on the Sanctuary. All these intentions will be prayed for
during our healing service. It is our hope that all will leave feeling blessed, supported and
stronger for the Christmas Season
The World Meeting of Families is a major international event, held every three years that brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect upon the central importance of marriage and the family as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church.
Continue reading What is the World Meeting of Families?
Advent Calendar 2017
The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year. Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time.
We are delighted to be bringing you our online Advent Calendar again this year. It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 3 December 2017. This year’s Advent Calendar will have a special focus on family as we prepare together for next year’s World Meeting of Families in Dublin from 21 – 26 August.
Note: The virtual doors above cannot be opened ahead of their actual date. This warning is for those enthusiasts who ‘can’t wait’.
Advent Calendar 2017