HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR PARISHIONERS, FRIENDS AND RELATIONS
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your prayers, support, and presence in a variety of ways during 2020 which has been a very difficult year for all, especially at Christmas time.
Thank you for your understanding as we had to restrict numbers at difficult times and thank you to those who made the sacrifice to stay away so that others could be allowed come.
To all those who decorated the churches and church grounds, provided stewarding during the Masses, the Readers and Eucharistic Ministers, the Sanitising teams, those who gave us the gift of music and song, the Finance team and those who distributed the Christmas envelopes and boxes of weekly contribution envelopes, we send you all a special word of Thanks.
Thank you all for your generous offerings to the weekly envelopes and other collections throughout 2020 and your Christmas Dues, such generosity is a reflection of your goodwill which is very much valued and appreciated.
To Pat in Ballybrown and Maria in Patrickswell for keeping an eye on everything. To Pauline in the Parish Office for her patience and hard work during a most trying year.
We look forward to better things to come and may you receive all the blessings you need in 2021.
– Fr. Mike
9th January 2021
Level Five Restrictions Return:
A Message from Fr. Mike Cussen P.P:
Due to the very worrying rise in Covid-19 cases across the nation, we see the return of Level 5 restrictions from 26th December 2020 and for the next while, although our churches remain open for quiet and personal prayer, sadly they are once again closed to public worship. All our Masses and services will continue online via livestream on our webcam. Although you cannot attend in person you may be assured that we are thinking of you all when we are celebrating Mass and we will continue to keep you all in our prayers. Even though we are separated we are very much connected in faith.
With every blessing – Fr Mike
1st January 2021
Schedule of Masses Christmas 2020:
There will be no Newsletter on the weekend of 19/20 December 2020 or for the Christmas/New Year period. Instead we share Christmas Messages from Bishop Brendan Leahy and Fr Mike Cussen P.P., together with Schedule of Masses over Christmas 2020.
To download messages and Mass Schedule for Christmas click HERE
Christmas Eve Family Liturgy:
Notice from Fr Éamonn Fitzgibbon
In other years we have had a Family/Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve.
However due to Covid restrictions we have this year decided to have an online family liturgy through Zoom. This will take place at 5.00pm on Christmas Eve.
If your family would like to participate, please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward you the link to join. It will of course be very different but also will be a nice opportunity for families across the parish to come together virtually and share a moment of prayer – providing an opportunity to be together even though apart. It is my hope that different families will lead different parts of the liturgy (and we may even have a special guest or two!).
If you and your family would like to participate please email me before Tuesday evening 22nd December.
Signed: Fr Éamonn – 17/12/2020