FOR PARISHES OF ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON, GRANGE & NEWCASTLE, FOURMILEWATER
Weekly Mass Times This Week
Saturday Newcastle- Our Lady of the Assumption – 5pm
Saturday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 6.30pm
Sunday Fourmilewater– Our Lady & St. Laurence – 9am
Sunday Grange– St. Nicholas – 10.30am
Sunday Ballybacon- St. Mary’s – 12pm
Monday Newcastle- Our Lady of the Assumption – 10am
Tuesday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am
Wednesday Fourmilewater– Our Lady & St. Laurence – 10am
VIGIL: Wednesday Newcastle 6.30pm
Thursday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am
Thursday Fourmilewater- Our Lady & St Laurence – 11am
Friday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
This takes place in our parishes on:
Tuesday’s 10-11am in Ardfinnan
Friday’s 2.30-3.30 in Newcastle
Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €679
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
Wednesday 7 December: VIGIL: 6.30pm – Newcastle –
Followed by Blessing of the Outdoor Crib
Thursday 8 December: 9.30am Ardfinnan / 11am Fourmilewater
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – PRAYER
Precious Lord, as I embrace this Advent Season, please open my eyes to see the great value and blessing of Your Incarnation. Help me to discover Your hidden presence in this world and within my own soul. I desire to see, understand and experience the profound effects that Your Incarnation has on my life and I desire to receive those effects more fully this Advent. May I become a sanctuary in which You dwell so that I, like Your dear Mother, may bring Your presence into the world.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION WEKEND MASSES
This weekend, we welcome many of our 2nd Class students and their parents to our ‘Grow in Love’ parish masses. The children and their parents will be involved from time to time in the readings, offertory, and other reflections at our community weekend Mass, in preparation of them receiving their First Holy Communion in the spring.
We remember all our young parishioners as they prepare for these wonderful sacraments in their lives,
ST VINCENT DE PAUL NATIONAL COLLECTION
This takes place next weekend – 10/ 11 December. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.
ARDFINNAN NATIONAL SCHOOL PARENTS ASSOCIATION are holding a coffee morning in the community hall on Friday 9th December from 9am-12pm. Your support would be gratefully appreciated all are welcome.
CHRISTMAS MARKET IN THE NIRE HALL (beside the Church)
This Sunday – December 4th at 2pm. Proceeds in aid of church funds. Thank you for your support.
ARDFINNAN SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY on Sunday December 11th at 2pm. All Senior Citizens in the locality are invited.
Anyone requiring transport contact Kitty on 0877562742 or Dan on 0868587663.
COLLECTION FOR UKRAINE.
A huge thank you to all parishioners in the diocese who have raised the sum of €102,620.20 for Ukraine. This amount has been distributed to Bishop Komar, Caritas, Aid to the Church in Need and the Red Cross.
ADVENT –‘WAITING THROUGH ADVENT, WITH MARY’
Monday 12th December in Hotel Minella – at 7.30pm. Led by Gemma Mulligan – Pastoral worker in Ossory Diocese, including prayers, music and reflection.
See www.waterfordlismore.ie for more information.
CCTV CAMERAS / LIVESTREAM
Please note that for the protection and security of everyone CCTV cameras are in operation in our churches. All of our Masses are Live streamed in Ardfinnan and are at other times broadcast from Newcastle , Fourmilewater, Ballybacon and Grange on Churchservices.tv and Facebook Live pages.
Please contact Paddy in the Parish Office on 052-746 4408 or Fr Michael in Newcastle / Fourmilewater for those who wish to book baptisms in the coming months. We can now have two families at one time – but would ask that each family only bring a maximum of 15 people with them, to keep us all safe.
God bless, and keep safe!