ST MICHAEL’S PARISH TIPPERARY

Fourth Sunday of Advent (Christmas Eve)   24th December 2023                            

Recently Deceased: Valerie Moloney (nèe Sheeran) Davis Street, Tipperary Town; Monica Sant (nèe Gatt) Newtown, Donohill, Tipperary & Malta; Thomas (Tom) Quinlan, Blackthorn Grove, Tipperary Town;

Anniversaries: Delia Costello; Michael Barry McGrath; Gerard Fleming (1st Anniv); Mary Duffner; John Dillion; Bridget Fitzgerald; Kitty Carrie; Josie Edmonds; Patricia O’Sullivan; Unà Moloney; Billy Moloney; Eileen O’Dwyer; Elizabeth Russell; Pauline Corcoran; Michael Meehan; Ann Moriarty; Jerry Finnan; Frank Mooney; Betty Jackson (1st Anniv); Paddy Redfern; Tom Fitzgerald (1st Anniv); Annie Mai O’Connor; Joseph Grogan; D.D. Cremins; Nancy, Julie & Billy Carey; Nora Quinn (1st Anniv); Patrick Hickey; Martin O’Brien; Tom & Bobby Martin; Nurse Nora O’Connor; Teddy Marnane; Willie, Margaret & Joan Guilfoyle; Paschal Egan; Carr & O’Meara Families; Patrick & Julia Bowes; Nicholas Coman; Geoffrey Coman; Daivd Manning; Jack Slattery; Sean Fitzpatrick (1st Anniv); Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick; Winnie & Sean Ekins; Kathleen Aleen, Cappawhite;

Christmas Clergy Collection: Thank you very much to everyone who donated to the Christmas Clergy for the priests of the diocese. The total collected o far is €9,165.

Thank You: the Weekly Envelope and Donations in the Collection Box for W/E December 17th was €2,505. Thanks also to those who regularly contribute online at stmichaelsparishtipperary.ie

Lotto Results: 21st Dec: 2, 12, 16, 18. No Jackpot winner. Congratulations to the €50 Lucky Dip winner: Liam McNamara Canon.Jackpot is now €2,450.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: With the Crib in front of the Altar and people visiting over the Christmas period, there will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Wednesday 10th January 2024.

Tipperary Town Blood Donation: Ballykisteen Hotel, Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th January @ 4.50pm – 8.10pm. New Donors welcome. Please phone 1800 222 111 for appointment.

Senior Citizens Party: Will take place in Tipperary Golf Club on Sunday 7th January 2024. Please give names into the Community Centre, 062 51622. Bus will depart @ 1.00pm from the Applegreen Petrol Station, between the two banks on Main Street & Cluain Arran. Dinner @ 1.30pm.

ALONE: Would you be willing to provide companionship to an older person locally? ALONE are seeking volunteers in your area. Full training and support provided. If interested, please apply at www.alone.ie or contact Caroline on 086-0591399 or via email caroline.bradley@alone.ie  If you are over 60 and would like to know more about the services ALONE can offer you, please call 0818 222 024.

Christmas in St. Michael’s Church/Parish

Christmas Mass Times: Christmas Eve (Sunday)  6.00pm & 8.00pm

 Christmas Day (Monday) 9.30am & 11.30am.

  No Confessions:  on Sunday 24th Christmas Eve or Sat 27th Dec.

The Parish Office will be closed over Christmas until Tuesday 2nd January

Frs Eugene &John in thanking you for your support and friendship  in many ways wish all in our parish community a safe, peaceful and a grace filled Christmas.

“Christmas offers the world, of all faiths and none, in all its diversity, the opportunity to stop, renew family relationships and to exercise the best of our common humanity.  It challenges nations and institutions by its message of peace and goodwill to all. Christmas keeps alive these values of kindness, care for the poor, and being at peace with the world, in the hope that we might replicate them throughout the year.  But the ‘Word was made flesh’ promises more, being graced with God’s DNA – joy – the joy of being alive, the joy of being loved, the joy of knowing that God is the remedy to the struggle of our human journey.”   Fr. Brendan O’Connor CSSp                                                                                     

‘…To sense each creature singing the hymn of its existence is to live joyfully in God’s love and hope…’’     Pope Francis: Laudato Si’ # 85    

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