Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 16.12.17

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Ss Peter & Paul’s Parish Notes

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Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel
Sunday 17th December 2017
Gaudete Sunday
Canon Brendan Crowley: 61 26292
Fr. Michael Toomey 61 23239

Remember Those Who Died Recently:
Mary Hunt (née Guiry) Clarke Villas, Clonmel.
Chris O’Reilly, Prior Park Hill, Clonmel.
Tom Grant, Ballypatrick, Clonmel.
Andy Kennedy, Dublin and formerly Ard na Greine, Clonmel.
Maudie Black (née Cahill) Essex England and formerly 9 Sheehy Tce., Clonmel.

Months Mind of:
Michael English, Mary Moylan, Oisín McHugh, Patricia Strappe, Ann Halley.

Anniversaries of
Eileen Kavanagh, Shay Fitzpatrick, Nora Dougan, John and Nuala Griffin, Michael Burke, Anthony weeney, Molly Williams, Patrick O’Connor, Patrick Brennan, Maxie Delahunty, Margaret Walsh (née Barnes), Margaret Morris.

Masses this Weekend
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Michael English (Months Mind)
11.00am John and Nuala Griffin (Anniv)
12.30pm Michael Burke (1st Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am Nora Dougan (1st Anniv)

Masses Next Weekend 24th December
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
7.30pm Michael Horan (Months Mind)
11.00am Joe Howley (1st Anniv)
12.30pm Kitty O’Neill (Anniv)
9.00pm Vigil Mass with Pageant
Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am David and Cyril Nugent. (Rem)
7.00pm Vigil Mass
Christmas Day
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
11.00am Reserved
12.30pm Reserved (With Banna Cluain Meala)
Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am Reserved

Minsters 23rd/24th December 2017
Ss Peter & Paul’s & Resurrection
Ministers of the Word: Team B
Extraordinary Ministers of H C: Team 2
Altar Servers : St. Peter’s.

PARISH INFORMATION
Confessions: Every Sat from 12pm to 1pm and 7pm to 7.30pm
Ministry to the Sick/ Nursing Homes : Mass at Melview Nursing Home. Sacrament of anointing of the sick on request. Sacrament of Holy Communion every First Friday.
Sacrament of Baptism: 5pm on the First Saturday of the month in Ss. Peter & Pauls and on the third Saturday in the Resurrection.
Sacrament of Marriage: Consult with one of the Priests to secure a date. Church and State Require at least 3 months notice.
Pre -Marriage Course: It is strongly recommended to partake in a Pre– marriage course organised by ACCORD (Catholic Marriage Advisory Council) for bookings and information contact 052 61 24144.
Masses: Peter and Pauls:
Vigil: 7.30pm Sun:11am & 12.30pm. 1 pm Week Days
Resurrection: 9.30 am Week Days and 10.00am Sunday.
Email: parishsspeterandpaul@gmail.com
Parish Radio: 107.9 FM
Bereavement Support:
SS Peter and Pauls offers a Bereavement Support Service that is free of charge and provided by a trained Bereavement Support Group from the Parish.
Confidentiality is Guaranteed.
Contact the Parish Shop 61 22138
Parish Office: 61 29404

Church Renovations:

Donations: €65
We are most grateful to so many parishioners and visitors who have donated €480,180 towards the renovation of our church which cost €875,000.
Donations: €40, €20, €5.
Balance to Pay: €19,820. Thank You.
Monthly Payments on our loan are €6,000
Payment of Loan from Offertory Collections
less Donations: €4,820.
Balance to Pay: €16,000. Thank You.

Active Retirement in Place4u. Re-opening on Thursday the 18th January.

A Joyful  Sunday.  The Third Sunday of Advent is also known as Gaudete Sunday.  The word gaudete  is derived from the Latin words  gaudium,  joy, and gaudeo, to rejoice or be glad.  Gaudete Sunday occurs eight to thirteen days before Christmas, and the nearness of this major feast is reason for great joy. Gaudete is taken from the Entrance Antiphon:  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.  Indeed, the Lord is near” (Phil 4:4-5). 
Advent is a time of joyful expectation and eager preparation for the Solemnity of Christmas.

Cancer Care Support Centre Mon – Thurs 9.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 9.30am to 2.00pm at 14
Wellington Street. 052 61 82667. 
“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Francis of Assisi

Safety Notice. 
We would remind and encourage all who visit our churches, to keep all your personal valuables and bags with you at all times, especially if leaving your seat to light candles, or going to Holy Communion.

Christmas Collection for the Priests of the Parish
As usual the collection for the Priests of the Parish takes place at all Masses over Christmas. Whatever is contributed at Christmas goes directly into the Clergy Diocesan Fund, from which the priests of the Diocese are paid. We thank you for your support for this collection over the years. If you use the weekly envelopes then your envelope will be in the box otherwise it will be delivered to your home. If you do not receive an envelope to your home, (we are desperately short of distributors) envelopes are available in both churches and can be handed in at any time.

Distributors Envelopes and Calendars are available for collection at your convenience. We thank you for your valued time and assistance.

Candlelit Christmas Concert presented by Belle Voci choir and guests. Ferryhouse Church,
December 21st, 8pm. Admission Free.
Donations to ‘Friends of Bridgewater House’.

Clonmel Widows Association:
The next meeting of Clonmel Widows Association takes place in the Friary Hall on Tuesday 19th
December from 3pm to 5pm. Music with Raffle and Teas. Our Christmas Dinner is on the 7th
January, 2018 in Hotel Minella from 1pm to 6pm. Dinner €32. Non Members Welcome.

Christmas Day Newsletter Our Christmas Day Newsletter will have a section for Christmas
Remembrance where we will list the names of loved ones that we want to remember. If you would like your loved one mentioned please add their name to the list in the Parish Shop.

Anam Cara, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Monday 18th of December from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. This event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether the death was recent or not.

Christmas & New Year Arrangements 2017 / 2018
Penitential Service
The Friary: Wednesday 20th December at 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd December 2017
Ss. Peter and Pauls 1pm and 7.30pm Vigil Mass
Confessions from 11am to1pm and before and after the 7.30pm Mass
Christmas Eve Masses – Sunday 24th December 2017
Church of Resurrection  10.00am
Ss. Peter & Pauls Church  11.00am and 12.30pm
Vigil Masses on Sunday, 24th December 2017
Church of the Resurrection at 7.00pm. (Carols beforehand)
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church at 9.00pm. (including live Pageant)
Ss. Peter & Paul’s: Polish Mass at Midnight
Christmas Day Masses – 25th December 2017
Church of Resurrection 10.00am
Ss. Peter & Pauls Church 11.00am and 12.30pm
(Banna Cluain Meala participating at 12.30pm Mass)
St. Stephen’s Day Tues 26th to Fri 29th December 2017
Ss. Peter & Pauls Church- 1pm only
Saturday 30th December 2017
Ss. Peter & Pauls Church- 1pm and 7.30pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 31st December 2017
Church of Resurrection  10.00am
Ss. Peter & Pauls Church 11.00am and 12.30pm
Monday 1st January to Thursday 4th January 2018
Church of the Resurrection – 9.30am
Ss. Peter & Pauls Church – 1pm
Friday 5th January 2018
Church of the Resurrection: 9.30am
Ss Peter and Pauls : 1pm and 7.30pm Vigil Mass
Epiphany, Holy Day, Saturday 6th January 2018
Church of the Resurrection: 9.30am
Ss Peter and Pauls 1pm and 7.30pm Vigil Mass for Sunday

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