28th November 2021   First Sunday of Advent  >  C  

Recently Deceased:  Chrissie Dunne, (nee Ryan), Moanmore, Monard.  Requiem Mass this Sunday at 12.30pm in St. Michael’s Church and burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery Tipperary. John (Billy) Perkins, St. Michael’s Ave. Reposing at Whelans F.H. Sunday 6-7pm. Requiem Mass Monday at 12.00and burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.  Tom Price, Canon Hayes Park. Reposing at Whelan’s FH on Monday 6-7pm.  Requiem Mass Tuesday at 12.00 in St. Michael’s Church and burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Vincent Fitzgerald, Lucan & formerly Bohercrowe, Tipperary; Teresa Coughlan, Ballybeg, Oola;

Month’s Mind: Bridget Cussen, St. Patrick’s Ave; Ned Delaney, Aherlow Heights;

Anniversaries:   Paddy Maher, (1st Anniversary); Sineád, Helen & George Ryan; Matty & Maureen Hennessy; Timmy Riordan Junior; Colin Bergin; Mary O’Mahony; Patrick, Mary & Eamon Ryan; Michael Bourke; Edmond Cosgrove; Denis Ward; Biddy Kinane; Anthony Culhane; William Culhane; Jackie Heaphy; Bridget Quinn; Tomas & Biddy Kinane; Paddy Holohan; Patrick & Mary Frewen; Michael O’Connell; Mary Corbett; Eileen Corby; Mickey Martin; Josephine & Patrick O’Brien, Glen of Aherlow; Eddie Godfrey; Catherine O’Brien; Matthew & Mary Ryan; Emma O’ Connor; Bill O’Connor;                  Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu.

Covid 19:     Church Guidelines: Wear a Mask at all times; Sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church Do not stand in numbers at back of church but please take a seat.

 St. Vincent de Paul Annual Collection: takes place at all masses next weekend 4/5 Dec. This is a great opportunity to help those most in need locally.  This collection envelope is included in your Envelope Collection pack and are also available at back of the church.  Please give generously.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Wed 3.00pm-6.00pm.

Confessions: Every Saturdays 3.00pm – 4.00pm in the Side Chapel.  

Christmas Mass Bouquets Cards: are available in the Parish Office – Mon-Fri 10am to 12noon. 

Newsletter:  You are asked to take the newsletter home and not leave it in the church after you have used it.

Collection Envelope Distributers: We are looking for volunteers to help distribute the yearly Parish Collection Envelopes.  We thank those who have been doing it faithfully for a number of years. Unfortunately the number of volunteers has decreased and we need extra help this year. The more we have the less the load on everyone.  Leave name in the Sacristy/Parish Office

Parish Lotto:  Congratulations to Maria Heuston winner of €50 this week. There will be a Special Christmas Draw on the 16th Dec. 5 lucky dip winners of €100 plus other special prizes. Thanks to all who are supporting our parish through the Lotto.  To join the Lotto, go to the parish Website and press the Lotto Button. Good luck.

9 Day Rosary Novena: from Tues 30th Nov to Wed 8th Dec.  People/families are invited to pray the Rosary together each evening at 9pm. On the final evening at 9pm on Radio Maria the Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead the final Rosary live.

Programme of Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry & Leadership:
This is an exciting opportunity for people who are interested in getting involved in Pastoral Ministry in their parish or the Archdiocese. 

The church of the future in Cashel and Emly will need lay people to take on roles of responsibility and leadership.  This course is designed to prepare people for that.  Anyone interested in hearing more about this initiative should contact any of the priest in the parish or the Pastoral Office in Knockinrawley- 0861033763.  Further details are on the Church Notice Board.

Prayer When Lighting the Advent Wreath – First Sunday of Advent As the earth turns away from the sun and enters the season of darkness, a darkness which is necessary for the bulbs and seeds to ready themselves for the burst of growth in Spring, so do we enter the time of waiting that is Advent. We pray that we may use this time as wisely as the earth does, preparing our hearts and spirits for the celebration of the wonder that is the incarnation, God becoming flesh and living among us. We light this candle for Hope

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