05/06 January 2019

Epiphany of the Lord

Reflection for 2019 from Fr Mike.

Soon the Christmas decorations will be put away. 

Soon the crib and Christmas candle will be set aside. 

We pray that we will bring the Spirit, Hope and Love of the Christmas story into the year 2019.

And so we pray: Lord Jesus, thank you for coming to live amongst us.  Thank you for your presence in our lives each moment of this New Year.

May we feel the strength of your presence in our hearts.

May we recognise your presence in each person that comes our way.

May we carry in our heart the Joy of your presence, a Joy that does not depend on what will happen this coming year.

Lord Jesus, may your Holy Spirit guide our thoughts, words and deeds.

May your Holy Spirit free us from all that creates undue distress in our hearts, free us from putting undue expectations on ourselves or on others, enable us to bring compassion and forgiveness to ourselves, when we make mistakes and not live in the way you wish us to live.

May your Holy Spirit enable us to bring this same compassion and forgiveness to others. 

Thank you, Lord, for all the loving people who will come our way this coming year.  

May we bring Love and Care to others, guided by your presence within us.


MILFORD LIGHTS: Closing Mass for the “Light Up A Memory Tree” at Milford Hospice will take place on Sunday January 6th 2019 at 6.00 pm.  Everyone remembered on the Memory Tree will be prayed for.  All are welcome.  For more information tel. 061 485859 or 061 485860.

Thank You: To those who helped in any way to make the Christmas celebrations a very special time in this Parish.

Thanks to all who delivered the Envelope Boxes in recent weeks. If anyone did not receive a box and would like to participate in the Envelope System please contact Pauline in the Parish Office.

Nursing Home or Home Visits: If you know of any family member or parishioner who would welcome a pastoral visit whether at home or in hospital please contact Fr. Mike or the Parish Office.

Brothers of Charity will take your Christmas cards and any other cards plus stamps. Box at Back of Church.

Offertory Collection Last Weekend: €2,409.90

Diocesan Needs Collection for December: €852.00

Thank You for your Support


If you wish to book an Anniversary Mass please go to the Church to meet the Sacristan.  All Masses must be recorded in the book held in the Sacristy to ensure no Anniversaries are omitted.  This can be done before or after any Mass during the week or at weekends.  Thank you.

Mass Intentions


Sat 5th  Margaret Jeffers;  Willie Lynch (1st Anniversary)



Sat 5th  Michael Fitzgerald; Teresa Tierney
Fri 11th  Denis Leonard, Fanningstown.


Masses for Coming Week

Patrickswell 9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm.

Sunday    11.30am.

Adoration:  Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and on Saturday from 8.00am to 12 Noon.

Baptisms: 2nd and 4th weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering Tuesday  8th January  in Church Meeting Room at 7.30pm.

Ballybrown:  9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday: Adoration from 7.00pm to 8.00pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.

Saturday Vigil Mass 8.00pm.

Sunday 10.00am

Baptisms: 1st and 3rd weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 21st January at 7.30pm in the Church.

Baptisms to be booked one month in advance with Parish Office.

Please give one month’s notice when booking a Baptism.

Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community those who were baptised recently.

  • Rían James Doyle, Ballybrown
  • Elana Jane Daoud, Abu Dhabi and Clarina Village,
  • Sadie Ruth Lovquist, Sweden and Patrickswell.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your prayers, support and very generous offerings to the Christmas Dues and weekly collections throughout 2018.  Your generosity is a reflection of your goodwill which is very much valued and appreciated.

Happy New Year to all our parishioners, friends and relations. 


Parish Contacts

Fr. Mike: 061 353711  Mobile 087 1279015

Parish Office: 061 353454

Parish Administrator: Pauline Twomey

PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm.

Located in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre.


Parish Website:

Notices for the Weekly Parish Newsletter must be received before 12 Noon on Thursday.