PARISH CHURCH - MITCHELSTOWN ON MONDAY, 17TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM.
Conducted by Fr. Frank Downes O.P. 8 priests will be available to hear confession.
CHRISTMAS CONFESSION TIMES:
CHURCH OF OUR LADY CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN, MITCHELSTOWN:
Friday, 21st December – 7.30pm to 8.30pm, - with the Blessed Sacrament Exposed.
Saturday, 22nd December – 12 noon to 1pm, 3pm to 4pm &7pm to 7.30pm
Monday, 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 12pm to 1pm & 3pm to 4pm.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY, BALLYGIBLIN:
Confession after 6.00pm Mass on Saturday, 22nd December
ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, KILLACLUIG:
Confession after 10.00am Mass on Sunday, 23rd December
BAMBINELLI SUNDAY –
The tradition, called Bambinelli Sunday, was begun by Pope John Paul II, to take
place on the third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday. Following the Sunday Angelus
address, the Holy Father blesses all the statues and figurines of Baby Jesus held
up by the children in the crowd under the Holy Father’s window, which the children
then take back to their homes to be placed under their Christmas Trees, waiting for
Christmas Eve, when the Bambinelli can be placed in the Manger to mark the birth
of the Baby Jesus.We invite the children of the Parish to bring their Baby Jesus
to Mass on the 3rd Sunday of Advent, 16th December. After Mass we suggest that the
Baby Jesus is wrapped up and placed under the Christmas Tree and on Christmas Day
the youngest member of the Family places the Baby in the Crib.
NEW CATHOLIC TALK-RADIO STATION FOR IRELAND!!
RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk-Radio Station. Established since
May 2015 with the aid of the World Family of Radio Maria, our modern studio is situated
at the Red Cow Roundabout, Dublin. We have already surpassed 6,000 monthly listeners
in Ireland and around the world. Our mission is to help spread the Gospel message
of Joy, Hope and Charity with a mixture of Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks,
Interviews and Testimonies – all commercial free.
We broadcast 24/7. You might particularly like to join us for live Morning Prayer
at 9.15am followed by daily 10am Holy Mass. 11am Catechesis - with Fr. Eamonn McCarthy
our full-time Priest Director - Angelus and Midday Prayer. Live Evening Prayer at
5pm is followed by News and the Rosary prayed from the studio at 5.30pm. We are part
of a World Family of almost 80 such Catholic radio stations working to help communicate
the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Church.
RADIO MARIA IRELAND is available to download FREE by App “RADIO MARIA WORLD FAMILY”
on mobile devices, FREE streaming on www.radiomaria.ie by clicking “LISTEN LIVE”
St. Joseph's Church, Killacluig - Choir Notice:
New members always welcome. To join, just meet us after 10.30am Mass on Sundays or
contact Caitríona on 086-3760487. You do not have to come every Sunday to choir,
just whenever it suits you and you don't have to know all the hymns as we will arrange practices.
The Parish and Community Newsletter is available at weekend Masses in the Parish.
The newsletter is printed in the Parish Office, Parochial House, Convent Hill, Mitchelstown.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone or Fax: 025 / 84062
Deadline is 10am Wednesday
Parish office is open: 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Monday to Friday
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima
11th to 18th September 2018. Contact Pilgrimages Abroad Lauri Duffy Travel, Dublin
Inspirational CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media:
We have an exciting new program starting here in our Parish with Lighthouse Catholic
Media. Inspirational CDs are available with stories of conversion and teaching regarding
the Catholic Faith. These CDs are practical and effective in helping Catholics know
their Faith, keep their Faith and share Faith!. All of the recordings are by people
who are genuinely excited about their Catholic Faith and their energy is wholly contagious.
We would encourage everyone to take time and listen to some of these CD’s. After
listening you will feel a deep appreciation for the gift of our Catholic Faith. Many
people are concerned today about family members who have fallen away from the Church
and wonder if there is anything they can do about it. The answer is ‘Yes’! Just hand
them a CD and ask them if they would like to listen to it. A suggested donation of
€2.00 per CD covers the basic costs. The CD’s are available in the Porch at the back
of the Parish Church. More info at www.lighthousecatholicmedia.co.uk
The Messenger Magazine: This is a monthly magazine produced by the Jesuit order.
It costs €1.35. It is available in the Parish Church each month. It has a lot of
beautiful stories and great reflections. We encourage you to bring this magazine
and the weekly Irish Catholic Newspaper into your home. Local promoter is; ANNA
MARIA RUSSELL, (025) 84151. Copies are on sale in the Porch of the Parish Church,
or from Anna Maria Russell or direct from Messenger Publications, 37 Lower Leeson
Street, Dublin 2. Phone (01) 6767491
CDs and Publications
Cenacolo Meeting: Every Two Weeks
Cenacolo is a community of young people founded by an Italian nun, Sr. Elvira, in
1983. She began this community in Italy to help young boys and girls, who found themselves
in serious difficulty with personal issues and with issues of addiction. There are
now over sixty houses throughout the world, with one house outside Knock, here in
Ireland. Parents can often find themselves alone and frustrated in trying to help
and support their children, when they find themselves in serious difficulties. This
need not be so. This meeting will be held every two weeks in the Marian Hall at
8.00pm. The Cenacolo meeting for parents and families affected by alcohol and drug
abuse will take place in the Marian Hall (near Supervalu Car park) at 8.00pm every
two weeks. All are welcome. Contact Margaret 085 – 120 0002.
Mitchelstown Town Hall :
A new Booking System in place for all space at Town Hall.
The Parish Office has now got a new supply of Parish Radios for sale at €40 each.
ANCESTOR RESEARCH is no longer being carried out in the Parish office. The records
for Mitchelstown Parish came be accessed through Mallow Heritage Centre, 27/28 Bank
Place, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Tel: (022) 50302 Website: www.rootsireland.ie
The Pilgrim Statue
of Our Lady
As Catholics, images and statues are reminders to us of God’s presence and love.
We don’t worship statues, but we hold them and place them in our homes and in other
buildings, to remind us that the living God is with us. The Pilgrim Statue of Our
Lady is available for visitation to the homes of the parish. If you would like to
have the statue for a week, contact the Parish Office, the Sacristy or a Legion of
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Glenahulla N.S.- Sunday 5th May 2019 @ 10.30am
Ballygiblin N.S. - Sunday 12th May 2019 @ 10.30am
Bunscoil na Toirbhirte - Sunday 19th May 2019 @ 11.30am
CBS Primary - Sunday 26th May 2019 @ 11.30am
Ballygiblin, Bunscoil na Toirbhirte & CBS Primary: Thursday 4th April @ 11.00am
PATRON OF THE PARISH: ST FANAHAN
Feastday: 25th November
The Parish Office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from Friday, 22nd December
to Monday, 8th January 2018. Anyone wishing to advertise in the Parish Newsletter
for weeks – 31st December&7th January, please have your articles into the Parish
Office no later than 10am Monday, 18th December. We would like to thank everyone
for supporting our Newsletter during 2017 and look forward to dealing with you in