15 December 2019

15 December 2019

Collections

Family Offering (Parish)
Envelopes: €251
(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
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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.
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BAPTISM

The next Baptism meeting will take place in the Church on Wednesday 8th Jan at 7.30pm
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Penance Service

A Penance Service for all 3 Lucan Parishes will be held in St Patrick’s, Esker on Wednesday 18th December at 7pm
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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
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Advent Candles

Advent Candles for use in the home are available from the Parish Office or the Sacristy, cost €10.
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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.
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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.
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Nativity Play

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
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Youth Conference

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
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COELIAC

Gluten free hosts are available for anyone with coeliac condition or on a gluten free diet
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COLOURING COMPETITION

We are running a Christmas Colouring Competition for all the children in the Parish – please pick up your free colouring sheet.

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Child Protection

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.
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Christmas Timetable

Penance Service:
Wed 18th Dec at 7.00pm In St Patrick’s, Esker

Confession;
Tuesday 24th 10am – 11am

Mass:
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
Mass 10.00am

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ACCORD

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.
Ph.01-6010844
www.accord.ie
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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:
www.backontrack.ie
www.mabs.ie
www.isi.gov.ie
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ADORATION

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.

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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
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Parish Choirs

The parish choirs practice here in the Church every week.
Adult’s Choir on Monday evenings.
Children’s & Youth Choirs on Friday evenings.
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Parish Finances

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.

Parish Office

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