FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 21 December 2008.
MASS INTENTIONS BALLINLOUGH
|Sat||20||Dec.||8 pm.||John Joe Waldron, Anniv. and his son Eugene, Clooncrim.|
|Sun||21||Dec.||11 am.||Jim Kelly, Ballinlough, 5th Anniv.|
|22||Dec.||10 am.||Canon John Ball, Anniv.|
Christmas Confessions after mass.
|23||Dec.||10 am.||Patrick and Teresa Connell &Bill Steadman.|
|24||Dec.||9 pm..||Christmas Eve.|
|25||Dec.||11 am||Christmas Day, |
The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
|26||Dec.||7.30 pm.||St. Stephen’s Day. Martin Finnegan, also William and Nellie Egan, Marystown.|
|Sat||27||Dec.||8 pm.||William Walsh, Carrick, Anniv.|
|28||Dec.||11 am.||Margaret Kerrigan, Cloonlee Anniv. and William & Bill Kerrigan.|
|Eucharistic Ministers:||Church Readers:|
|Wed. 24 Dec. 9 pm.||Christina Gormley, |
|Thur. 25 Dec. 11. am.||Carmel Connell, Marian Carty|
|Sat. 27 Dec. 8 pm.||Peter Baggot, Anne Moylan||Laura Waldron|
|Sun. 28 Dec. 11 am.||Mary Connolly, Loretta Garvey||Áine Scally|
|Wed. 24 Dec. 7 pm.||Mary Birmingham, |
|Thur. 25 Dec. 12 noon||Angela Keaveney, |
|Sat. 27 Dec. 7 pm.||Joe Keane. |
Mary Gormley (B)
|Sun.28 Dec. 12 noon.||Tess Ronan, Ann Hett||Gerradine Denning|
Christmas Confessions: Granlahan Mon. 22 Dec 7.45 pm,
Ballinlough Mon. 22 Dec after 8 pm mass.
The priest will visit the sick and housebound on Christmas Eve.:
Ballinlough: Wed. 24 Dec 10.30 am. Granlahan: Wed. 24 Dec. 10.30 am.
MASS INTENTIONS: GRANLAHAN
|Sat||20||Dec.||7 pm.||Johnny Raftery, Coraslustia.|
|Sun||21||Dec.||12 noon.||Michael, Anne and Sr. Bernadette Shiel, Altore.|
|Wed||24||Dec.||7.30 pm.||Christmas Eve. Mass for people of the parish.|
|Thur||25||Dec.||12 noon||Christmas Day. Mass for people of the parish.|
|Fri||26||Dec.||8.15 pm.||St. Stephen’s Day. Helen & John Joe Lynch.|
|Sat||27||Dec.||7 pm.||Thomas & Margaret Burke.|
|Sun||28||Dec.||12 noon.||Teresa Jennings First Anniv.|
|No Saturday Evening mass in Granlahan Church from 3 Jan till first Saturday in May. Saturday Evening Masses Ballinlough 8.00 pm., Cloonfad 8.15 pm.|
I wish to extend Christmas greetings and blessings to you all. I hope Christmas will be a happy and peaceful time for everyone. May the many blessings of Christmas be present in all your homes. I wish to welcome home all the members of your families and your friends who have come to spend Christmas in our parish. I hope that you all enjoy the season of goodwill together. We remember especially in our Christmas prayers any members of your families that may be ill or in hospital at this time. We pray that all may make a full and speedy recovery.
Carrick N.S. hosted its annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening last. Well done to all the pupils and teachers and all who helped make it a most enjoyable night’s entertainment.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 7th & 8th December
Ballinlough: € 360. Granlahan: €120.
Sat & Sun. 13th & 14th December
Ballinlough: € 940. Granlahan: €673.
Christmas Collection for the support of the priests of the parish will be taken up at all the Christmas masses.
Remembrance Mass: There will be the usual Remembrance Mass for all who died in 2008 on New Year’s Eve 31 December. We will pray also for the year ahead 2009, asking for God’s blessing for the New Year.
Times of Christmas Masses:
Ballinlough: Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24 Dec 9.00 pm.
Christmas Day: Thursday 25 Dec. 11.00 am.
Granlahan: Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24 Dec 7.00 pm.
Christmas Day: Thursday 25 Dec 12 noon.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place in Granlahan and Ballinlough Churches on Christmas Day 6 – 8 pm. Take time to spend a little while with Our Lord in the peace and quiet of the church.
Irish Association of Anger Management – Download “Stay Cool this Christmas” booklet at www.difficultemotions.com or ring Peter Devers on 094 9037677.