15/16 December 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent



We welcome the 2nd Class Children from Ballybrown and Patrickswell Schools to our Masses this weekend.


The Society of St. Vincent De Paul: Boxes for the Annual Food Appeal for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul have now been collected.  The St. Vincent De Paul are very grateful for your much needed support.


Advent Sundays at Glenstal Abbey  December 16th at 4.30pm; why not come and join us in exploring the great themes of Advent and our lives therein – ‘Tuning into Real Time’ from the Advent Gospels of St Luke. / 061 621005


Reflections for Christmas on Icons and Art: Nora Donnelly will be in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre on Friday next 21st December at 7.30pm, and will reflect on Christmas through selected Icons and Art.  All are welcome.


Christmas Carols – Patrickswell and Ballybrown Schools

Children of Ballybrown School will be in the Church for Carol Services on next Thursday 20th December at 10.00am and 11.15am.  All are welcome.

Children of Patrickswell School on Thursday 20th December at 11.30am with Mass.


Christmas Eve Family Mass will be celebrated in Ballybrown Church on Monday 24th December at 5.00 pm.   There will be a practice in the church on Monday 17th December from 6.30pm to 7.45pm for those who wish to participate in this Mass.  All children are welcome to the practice or just come on Christmas Eve.

2019 Envelope Boxes: Weekly Envelopes boxes are available for distributors in the Sacristy of Patrickswell Church and from the Parish Office in Ballybrown/Clarina Community Resource Centre.  If you are not on the list of householders receiving a box and wish to receive one for your contributions, please contact Pauline in the Parish Office.  Christmas Dues envelopes are available in the church for those who are not in receipt of the Weekly Envelopes.


Raheen Church: Priests from Area will attend.

Monday 17th               7.30pm to 8.15pm.


Thursday 20th            6.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday 22nd            2.00pm – 3.00pm.


Friday 21st                6.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday 22nd            3.30pm – 4.30pm.

Confessions also available in Redemptorists Mount Saint Alphonsus Church and Augustinians O’Connell Street each day during the week.

Mass Intentions


Sat 15th Colm and Teresa Coughlan.

Sun 16th John, Cissie and Paul Coughlan.

Wed 19th Des and Mary Kenny.

Sat 22nd James, Mary and Charlie McCarthy.

Sun 23rd PJ Curtin; Tom Costello; Nuala Griffin.


Sun 16th Maudie Carmody; Deceased Members of Patrickswell GAA.

Sat 22nd Paddy and Mary Coughlan.


Parish Masses This Week

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

Thursday  9.30am and 11.30am.

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 2019 in Church Meeting Room at 7.30pm.

Ballybrown9.30am – 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 2019 at 7.30pm in the Church.

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

Baptisms:  We welcome into our Christian community David O’Doherty,  Askeaton who was baptised recently.

Collection Last Week:      €1,915.00.              Thank you.

Fr Mike: 061 353711  Mobile: 087 1279015

Parish Office:  061 353454