St. Michael’s Parish Tipperary

THIRD SUNDAYOF ADVENT >  B        Gaudete Sunday     

13th Dec 2020

Recently Deceased:  Patrick (Pat) O’Connell, Kilfeacle & late of Davitt Sat, Tipperary; Martin Maguire, London & late of Marian Tce, Tipperary – funeral arrangements later.

Month’s Mind: Maureen Ryan (nee Pickham) , Marian Tce;

Anniversaries:  Connie Walsh; Patrick Kennedy; Tom O’ Dwyer; Molly Skehan; Bill Bennett; Willie McEvoy; Mary Ryan (nee Breen); Sheila McGrath; Val Ryan; Anne Grogan; John & Martin Lowry; Collette Dillon; Michael, Mary & Patrick O’Meara; Mary Stokes; Mary O’Neill; Ned Connery; Mary Cronin; Tommy & Eileen Kennedy; Seamus & Emer Hayes; Michael English; Ned & Maureen Kinane; Billy Walsh; James & Mary Ellen Walsh; Jim & Mary Black; Edmond O’Connor; Bridget O’Neill; Nurse Nora O’Connor; Lukey Fitzgerald; Rodger Corcoran; John & Mary Russell; Patricia Lyons; Linda Russell; Deceased Ellard Family; Jack O’ Dwyer; Mollie & Eugene Connolly; Helen Cunneen; Maura Daly (1st Anni); Noreen McLoughlin; Owen Gilsenan; James Ryan; Andrew Cavanagh; John & Kitty O’Gorman; Dan & Jim Kinane;

Advent Reflection: There will be a short reflection on the Season of Advent from St. Michael’s Church each Wed at 6.30pm on the Parish Webcam. 

Christmas Clergy Collection: Christmas Clergy collection for the priests of the diocese is this weekend 12/13 Dec. Place envelopes in box at back of church.  All cheques to be payable to St. Michael’s Church/Parish. This is our last collection for 2020 and whatever you give will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Ceremonies:  We are asked to keep in mind that the country is a level 3 of the pandemic restrictions. While church services are allowed strict restrictions are in place.

  • There can be no large numbers allowed at Christmas Masses.  Max number in St, Michael’s will be 100.
  • To facilitate this we are encouraging people to attend mass during Christmas week – before Christmas Eve/Day.
  • There will be mass in St. Michael’s Church Mon –Wed of Christmas week 8am; 10,15am & 7.00pm
  • Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated at & 10.15am;  In the evening at 5pm; 7pm & 9pm.

Christmas Day Mass will be 8.30am; 11am & 12.30pm      

Please note only 100 persons will be admitted

  • All masses will be available online.  Tipp Mid West Radio will broadcast on Christmas Eve at 9.00pm and on Christmas Day at 11.00am.
  • People with any health issues should not attend mass
  • The sacrament of Confession will not be celebrated in St. Michael’s Church before Christmas.

We are asking you to choose the safest way for you to celebrate mass for Christmas and to remember that only a limited number can attend on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in St. Michael’s Church.

Mass Online:  Go to  Mass Mon-Sat at 10.15am; Sunday 11am.  Parish Newsletter and a facility for online parish donations  is available on the link.

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