THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY
Today we honour the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. In the Holy Family we see the ordinariness of the life of Jesus, the simple acceptance by Mary and Joseph of the marvels of God. We too as individuals, in the ordinariness of our families and communities, can allow the marvels of God’s love to work through us.
MASSES DURING THE WEEK
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, 9.30am; Wed, Fri, Sat,7.30pm, Sun 11am.
Friday is the 1st Friday of the month. Mass at 9.30am and 7.30pm
COLLECTORS – January
Sat 7.30pm: Michael O’Dwyer, Nora Bourke,
Dympna White, Mary Heffernan.
Sun 11am: Tom Slattery, John Hennessy,
READERS – Next Weekend.
Sat 7.30pm; Brid Condon.
Sun 11am ; Michelle Lonergan.
Simeon and Anna have been waiting for God’s promise to be fulfilled. What kind of Messiah were they expecting? Simeon had been assured that he would not die before this moment came and he is there to welcome this family who must have seemed ‘ordinary’ and poor. Luke is interested in how humanity responds to the Gospel. If Jesus’ message is really good news, then this requires a shakeup; a shakeup which challenges comfortable assumptions about the way God works. We are all challenged to open our hearts and minds to God working in our world and remarkably, to see God working through us.
Jerry Hanley, Lackelly, Sat 27th at 7.30pm.
Fr. John Burns, Sun 28th Dec at 11am.
Ellen & James Lonergan & deceased family members, Main Street, Thurs 1st Jan 9.30am.
Mike & Alice Buckley & John Ahearn. Bohercarron, Fri 2nd Jan at 7.30pm.
Mary Hayes, Main Street, Sat 3rd Jan at 7.30pm.
Jackie Lonergan, The Village, & Sr. Maura Lonergan, and all deceased members of the Lonergan family, Sun 4th Jan at 11am.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Thursday, (January 1st ) is the Feast of Mary the Mother of God. It is also the World Day of Peace.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
WE WISH ALL OUR PARISHONERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS GODS HELP, GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION IN THE YEAR AHEAD.