Ss Peter & Pauls Parish Notes 23.12.17

by admin on 23/12/2017

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Ss. Peter and Pauls, Clonmel
Sunday 24th December 2017
Christmas Eve
Canon Brendan Crowley: 61 26292
Fr. Michael Toomey 61 23239

Remember Those Who Died Recently:
Christina Breen, Davis Road, Clonmel.
John O’Rourke, Wheatfields and formerly U.K.
John Cooney, Kilkenny City and formerly
Ard na Greine, Clonmel.
Rowena DelaCuesta, Ponce Deloen, Philippines.
Betty O’Sullivan (née Murphy) Listowel, Kerry and formerly Clonmel.

Months Mind of:
James O’Sullivan, Melia Boyle, Bridie O’Dwyer, Mick Egan, Michael Horan.

Anniversaries of
Mary O’Shea, Joe Howley, Kitty O’Neill, Moya and Patrick Riordan, Thomas and Hannah Lonergan, Bridget Fitzgerald, Mai Kelly, Jim Kelly, Eileen Nolan, Teresa Carri, Ned Flynn.
Ned, Nell and John Hall, Donal Kenny.

Masses this Weekend
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

Masses Next Weekend
7.30pm Mary B. Barlow (30th Anniv)
11.00am Pat Phelan (Months Mind)
12.30pm Cliff Hennessy (2nd Anniv)
Church of the Resurrection
10.00 am Dr. Eddie McGrath (Anniv)

Minsters 30th/31st December 2017
Ss Peter & Paul’s & Resurrection
Ministers of the Word: Team C
Extraordinary Ministers of H C: Team 3
Altar Servers : St. Paul’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: €2,350
We are most grateful to so many parishioners and visitors who have donated €486,350 towards the renovation of our church which cost €875,000.
Donations: €1,000, €200, €200, €50.
Poinsettias:€500
Christmas Concert: €400
Monthly Payments on our loan are €6,000
Balance to Pay: €13,650. Thank You.

Christmas Eve, a perfect night to express affection for your family, to forgive those who failed you and to forget past mistakes. unknown unknown

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 have been delivered to your home. If you have not received an envelope to your home, envelopes are available in both churches and can be handed in at any time.

Christmas & New Year Arrangements 2017 / 2018
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

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there….
~Clement Clarke Moore, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” 1823
Remember, if Christmas isn’t found in your heart, you won’t find it under a tree.
Charlotte Carpenter

Crib We invite and encourage you to visit our beautiful crib over the next few weeks. Once again we thank Anthony Lawless for his work and to all who helped put it together.

Message of Crib and Christmas tree
Each year the Christmas Crib and the Christmas tree become a symbol of the compassion of the heavenly Father, and his participation and closeness with humanity that feels it is not abandoned in the night of the times but is visited and accompanied amidst its difficulties. The tree pointing up urges us to stretch out “towards the highest gifts”, and rise above the mist that clouds, to feel how beautiful and joyous it is to be immersed in the light of Christ. In the simplicity of the crib we meet and contemplate the tenderness of God, manifested in that of the Child Jesus.
Pope Francis

St Pio Prayer Group meet on the 1st Monday of each month and will meet on Monday 1st Jan in St. Marys. Rosary at 6.30pm with Prayers & Mass for all petitions in the basket at 7pm.

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

Parish Shop The Parish Shop will close on Saturday 23rd December and will reopen on Wednesday 3rd January.

The Sisters of Charity Christmas Carol Service provided us with a great evening of Carols last Tuesday evening and we had a packed church. Our thanks to the children and their teachers for all their hard work.

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