The Advent of Christmas… a Nostalgic Reflection!

From the perspective of a happily unorganised housewife!

At a Glance …

NEW CHRISTIANS: We welcome Donncha, Louie, Kai & Raya, who will join our community through the waters of Baptism. May they continue to grow strong in body, mind and spirit in the years ahead.

CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET CARDS: will be available from the Parish Office from Mon. 19th Nov for €5.

TAÍZÉ PRAYER IN ADVENT: There will be Taízé Prayer service taking place in the Carmelite Monastery on each of the Friday’s of Advent at 8pm. The liturgy each week will be aimed at helping us to reflect on and prepare for the feast of the Nativity. All Welcome.

GIVE UP YOUR AULD SINS: The sacrament of Confession is available each Saturday evening from 5.30pm –6pm or by appointment during the week. We will have Reconciliation Service during Advent on Tuesday the 18th December in St. Anthony’s Church, Kilcoole at 8pm to help prepare us spiritually for the celebration of Christmas.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMETABLE CARD AND CHRISTMAS OFFERING ENVELOPES: Watch out for the new colourful Christmas Offering envelopes which will be delivered to homes throughout the Parish over the coming days. The envelope contains the Christmas Mass Timetable.  If you are thinking of making a Christmas Offering to the Priests of the Parish,  please re-use the envelope and drop it back into the Parish Office or Church Collections. We are in the process of updating the Parish Database. If you do not receive an envelope to your home, there will be plenty available at the back of the church over the coming weeks. Thank you for your support.

CHARITY TAX REBATE: A big thank you for all who have supported the parish this past year. We are completing our Charity Tax Rebate forms at the moment. I would kindly ask those who did receive a CHY3 form to please return them to the Parish Office as soon as is convenient. Thank You.

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The first group of Garda vetting applications should now have received their email. Please ensure you log on and complete the online vetting form. Please contact Liam McCabe or Louise Gaskin if you have any queries. Thank you for your cooperation.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC?: Are you or someone you know interested in finding out more about the Christian Faith and the Catholic Church. If so please contact Fr. John after Mass or make enquiries to the Parish Office. We will begin our preparation for Adults wishing to be baptised or indeed make their 1st Communion or be Confirmed in the Catholic Faith at the Easter Vigil next Easter soon during the month of September.

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All this news and more, available and in further detail on the Parish Information Sheet

Feast of Immaculate Conception

December 7, 2018; 8:00 pm; December 8, 2018; 10:00 am;

“Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing!”

December 8th is one of our feasts celebrating Mary – the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.

Mass will be celebrated on Friday 7th  at 8pm in St. Kilian’s and on Saturday 8th at 10am in Holy Rosary Church.

Advent Calendar of Prayer

The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year.

Open our Advent Calendar of Prayer.

See also some beautiful seasonal reflections and for the younger ones – some Advent colouring pages.

Mass Times – A New Beginning

Mass times in the parish of Holy Rosary and St. Kilians from the first weekend in Advent (Sun 2nd Dec) are as follows:

Saturday Vigil: 6pm – Holy Rosary Church
Sunday: 10.00am -  St. Kilian’s Church
Sunday 11.30am – Holy Rosary Church
Sunday 6.30pm – Holy Rosary Church

Mon – Fri: 10am – Holy Rosary Church

Wed: Liturgy of the Word 10am

Holy Days:
10am – Holy Rosary Church
8pm -  St. Kilian’s Church

Confession: Saturday 5:30 – 6pm – Holy Rosary Church.

Read on for details of music ministry at our liturgies….

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