Family Offering (Parish)
(Envelopes & Standing Order contributions finance the running costs of the Church)
1st Collection (Diocese)
Blue bag: €340
2nd Collection – Red Bag
St Vincent de Paul €1395
Birthday Cards for Jesus
We are inviting all the children in the parish to make a birthday card for Baby Jesus. These cards can be placed at the Christmas tree at the Christmas Eve Family Mass.
The next Baptism meeting will take place in the Church on Wednesday 8th Jan at 7.30pm
A Penance Service for all 3 Lucan Parishes will be held in St Patrick’s, Esker on Wednesday 18th December at 7pm
Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards
Christmas Mass Bouquet cards are available in the Parish office. All Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day will be offered for the intentions of those on our Mass Bouquet list.
Mass offering €5
Advent Candles for use in the home are available from the Parish Office or the Sacristy, cost €10.
St Vincent de Paul
Thank you for your generosity to the St Vincent de Paul Annual Appeal last week-end
€1395 was raised. This money will be used to help some of the less well-off families in our area.
Look out for your Neighbour
As we are now coming into the darkest evenings of the year, please be mindful of your neighbours who may be elderly or less inclined to venture out at this time. Why not drop in and check on them and perhaps offer to drive them to Mass if they need assistance.
The Family Mass Group will present a traditional Nativity Play in the Church next Sunday evening 22nd December at 6pm.
Please come along to support them and enjoy the true spirit of Christmas
An International Youth Conference for all 16 – 35 year olds will take place at Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from 27th – 30th December www.afcmteamireland.org
Gluten free hosts are available for anyone with coeliac condition or on a gluten free diet
We are running a Christmas Colouring Competition for all the children in the Parish – please pick up your free colouring sheet.
Please see the Child Protection noticeboard at the back of the church for helpful information. Volunteers who work with children in our parish are Garda vetted and we regularly organise safeguarding training sessions for volunteers.
Wed 18th Dec at 7.00pm In St Patrick’s, Esker
Tuesday 24th 10am – 11am
Christmas Eve; Tuesday 24th 9.15am Mass, 5pm Family Mass, 8pm Vigil Mass
Christmas Day; Wednesday 25th 10.30am & 12noon
Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th
Mass at 10.00am
Saturday 28th 6.30pm – Vigil
Sunday 29th – 10.30 & 12noon
Monday 30th – Wednesday 1st
Accord – Catholic Marriage Care Lucan,“if you can’t talk to each other talk to Accord”.
Professional counsellors available for couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships.
Financial Debt Burdens
If you are experiencing financial debt problems; please contact any of the following services to assist you to get back on track financially:
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Chaplet of Divine Mercy takes place here each Monday & Thursday 2pm – 3pm.
We would like to invite some new people to come and join us for this quiet time with the Lord.
CARE FOR THE CHURCH
We would ask you to keep an eye on the Church anytime you are passing. Please report any suspicious activity to the Gardaí in Ronantown;
Ph. 01 6667700
The parish choirs practice here in the Church every week.
Adult’s Choir on Monday evenings.
Children’s & Youth Choirs on Friday evenings.
We are very grateful to all who contribute regularly to the parish through the yellow envelopes or by standing order. We depend upon these contributions for the everyday running of the Parish.