25th December 2011 – Christmas Day

Christmas Message.
Last September I had the privilege of being in the Holy Land with our  Parish Pilgrimage, it was truly a memorable experience. We spent a day in Bethlehem we had our Mass near the cave where  Jesus was born, that evening we went to the Shepherds’ Field where  the Angels came to announce the birth of Jesus.  I had to pinch  myself to realize that it was here it all began, the surroundings  were so humble. – poverty, happiness, simplicity and love.  Stop for a moment and reflect on it.  God became  man; divine become human.  At the  root of all that happiness, sharing and enjoyment is that new-born  baby in his mother’s arms. “Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”  In our searching for new life and hope after all the recent revelations and cutbacks, may our way forward be full of hope inspired by Jesus, born in poverty  in a cave in Bethlehem.
We welcome those who are home for Christmas, enjoy these special days with your loved ones. Those who can’t make it home are in our prayers.  The bereaved you are in our thoughts and your loved ones are remembered in our Masses.  Fr. Charlie joins me in thanking you for your support and wishing you a very happy and joy filled Christmas.  Peace, health and blessings to you all throughout  2012

Fr. Kerry

Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve:. 24th Dec.: 6pm (The O'Connor /O’Mahony Families will lead us in the singing of carols).  10 pm:  (Parish Choir).
Christmas Day: 9am, 10.30am Children Mass (Parish Choir), 12 noon The O'Sullivan Family will lead us in the singing of carols) 

New Mass Times beginning on the 1st January 2012
Sat Vigil 6pm. Sun. 10am & 12noon.
Holydays: Vigil 6pm. Day 10am & 6pm

Christmas Wish
We would like to wish all our readers the joy and peace of Christmas. If you are reading this far from home we want you to know that you are very specially in our thoughts and prayers. All our Christmas Masses are offered for our parishioners at home and abroad. A special greeting to those who are spending Christmas away from family and friends.