Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time  >  C   30th January 2022

Recently Deceased: Mary Murphy, Blackburn, Lancashire and late of St. Patrick’s Avenue, Tipperary Town. Thomas (Tommy) McCarthy, London and late of St. Patrick’s Avenue, Tipperary Town.

Month’s Mind: Patrick (Paddy) Hickey; Jimmy Nugent;

Anniversaries:  Maura O’Gorman; Josephine Black; Fr. John Delane; Catherine Quaine; Tom Frost; Kathleen Leahy; Seán Keane; Eddie Glasheen; Nora Ellard; Larry Kiely; Danny Ryan; Claire Ryan; Jim Ryan; Nora Heffernan; John Gallagher (1st Anniversary); Gussie Cronin; Mary Cooney; Catherine Barry; Molly Looby; P. J. O’Donovan;   Mary Hassett; Mary Teresa Cleary; Kathleen Quinn; Tommy Ryan; Liamy Martin; Mary Horan; William Leonard & Family; Ellen Griffin; Ned, Margaret & Nora Walsh; Margaret O’Halloran; Timmy Sweeney; Katie O’Brien; Richard (Dick) O’Neill, Bansha (1stAnniversary); Bridget & Billy Finn; Thomas Breen; Paddy Ryan; John Tobin; John & Kitty Peters; May Turnbull; Della Ryan; Dan & Mary O’ Dwyer; The Breen Family; The Ryan Family; Michael Crosse; Mary Wills; John Kingelty; Sheila Stokes; Peter McGrath;     

Go ndéana Dia trócaire orthu.

Covid 19:  The following diocesan recommendations will apply for the present in church and will be reviewed again over the coming weeks.

  • Wear a Face Mask
  • Sanitise hands on entering and leaving;
  • Holy Communion should continue to be received in the hand only
  • Handshake to be omitted at sign of peace
  • Holy Water not available in the Fonts at church doors
  • Take home Newsletter after you have used it in church.

Parish Lotto:  Congratulations to the Anne O’ Doherty the lucky winner of €50 this week.  Jackpot was not won and will be €1,775 next week.              To join the Lotto, go to the Website and press the Lotto Button.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Newsletter:  Do not leave the newsletter in the church after you have used it. Items for the newsletter should be left in by Thursday noon of each week.

2022 Collection Envelopes: Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who have helped with the huge task of distributing the Collection Envelopes this year. The Weekly Offertory Envelope begins next weekend 5/6 Feb.  You are encouraged to use this envelope for your weekly donation to St. Michael’s Parish by placing it in one of the Collection Boxes in the Church each week.  You are also asked to put your name and address on the envelope. 

Feast Days

St. Brigid: on Tuesday 1st Feb.  Consecrated her life to God and inspired other to follow her example.  She founded her monastery in Kildare.  Brigid was renowned for her hospitality, generosity and care of the sick. Devotion to St. Brigid extends far beyond Ireland to many European countries.  She died in 524.  The St. Brigid’s Cross, in legend used by St. Brigid to explain the Christian Faith, remains a popular sign of God’s protection.

The Presentation of the Lord:  on Wednesday 2nd Feb.  This feast recalls the presentation of Jesus in the temple and Mary’s encounter with Simeon, who recognized Christ as ‘a light to reveal God to the nations’.  That is why we also call it Candlemas Day.  It is also ‘World Day for Consecrated Life’ – an opportunity to pray for all who have consecrated their lives to Christ in the Religious Life.

St. Blaise: on Thursday 3rd Feb.  Blaise was a physician before becoming bishop of Sebaste and was martyred in 315. Since the 8th century he has been venerated as patron of those who suffer from disease of the throat.

Throats will be blessed after the 8.00am & 10.15am Mass in St. michae’s Church.  

T.A.R.A  invite you to their First meeting on Friday the 4th Feb at 11am in the Community Centre, Michael’s St.  New members are welcome and looking forward to meeting again.  You are asked to still wear Facemask.

Tipperary Town Craft Market:  on Saturday 5th February in the Marian Hall from 11am to 4pm.  Lots of stalls showcasing produce from local crafters, beautiful personalised gifts, cakes, jams, jewellery, art work, knitwear, and much more.  Admission is free so call in and browse.

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