PARISH OF ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON & GRANGE
Fr Michael Toomey V.F. / P.P. / ADM.
The Holy Family/ Second week of Christmas 30th & 31st December 2023
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📫 The Parish Office, Holy Family Church, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
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ARDFINNAN: Mass Saturday 6.30pm
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
This takes place in our parishes on:
Tuesday’s 10-11am Ardfinnan & Friday’s 2.30-3.30 in Newcastle Everyone is welcome to come and spend some time in quiet prayer and adoration
EPIPHANY- HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
Mass times for the Epiphany:
VIGIL: Friday 5th January 6.30pm: NEWCASTLE
Saturday 6th January 9.30am ARDFINNAN & 11 am THE NIRE
*Please note there will be NO Mass at 11am in Fourmilewater.
YEAR OF PRAYER 2024
Pope Francis has announced that the year 2024, in preparation for the Jubilee Year in 2025, will be dedicated to prayer.
The Pope made this announcement when he met with a group of shrine rectors and workers at the Vatican on November 11.
“I wanted next year, in preparation for the 2025 Jubilee, to be entirely dedicated to prayer. Next year will be dedicated to prayer,” he told them.
The Pope said that guides will be published, which will help rediscover the centrality of prayer. “I recommend them to you: they will be a good read, which stimulate prayer with simplicity and in accordance with Christ’s heart”.
The Holy Father called for a daily renewal of the “joy and commitment” of “being men and women of prayer. “Prayer that comes from the heart, not like parrots. No. From the heart. May the words that are spoken come from the heart”.
PRIESTS CHRISTMAS COLLECION
Sincere thanks to your donations this weekend and over Christmas to the Clergy Collection in the parish. Your support is greatly appreciated.
PARISH CALENDARS – are available in the church porches. Please take one home and to local parishioners who may be housebound.
The parish office will reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2024
WEEKLY DIOCESAN FAITH@HOME FAMILY NEWSLETTER AND TO THE HEIGHTS YOUTH NEWSLETTER available at www.waterfordlismore.ie/resources To subscribe weekly email firstname.lastname@example.org-
The Diocesan Newsletter is available in all churches from this weekend – highlighting events across thew diocese.
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
BAPTISMS Please contact the Parish Office on 052-746 4408 for those who wish to book baptisms in the coming months.