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 BALLYBACON CHURCH THIS WEEK – 9:30am
Wednesday Fourmilewater– Our Lady & St. Laurence – 10am
Thursday Newcastle- Our Lady of the Assumption – 10am
Friday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am
CHRISTMAS CARDS / 2023 PARISH CALENDARS AND NEWSLETTERS
These are available in all the church porches and local shops.
MASS ON TUESDAY 20th DECEMBER
Our Tuesday Mass on 20th December will take place in BALLYBACON Church at 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
Everyone is welcome to come and spend some time in quiet prayer and adoration.
Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €906
CHRISTMAS SCEHDULES 2022
Available after all morning Mases 19th – Friday 23rd December
CHRISTMAS EVE SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER
5pm – Newcastle
7pm – Ardfinnan (Broadcast on www.churchservices.tv/ardfinnan )
CHRISTMAS DAY SUNDAY 25TH DECEMBER
12pm – Ballybacon
MONDAY 26TH DECEMBER & TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER
WEDNESDAY 28TH DECEMBER – 1ST JANUARY
Normal Mass Schedule:
Wednesday 28th 10am- Fourmilewater
Thursday 29th 10am Newcastle
Friday 30th 9.30am Ardfinnan
SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY
5pm Newcastle / 6.30pm Ardfinnan
SUNDAY 1ST JANUARY – 9am Fourmilewater
10.30am Grange / 12pm Ballybacon.
MONDAY 2nd JANUARY 2023
CHRISTMAS PRIESTS COLLECTIONThe annual priests collection is taken up at all Christmas masses. This collection goes to the support of the priests in the general day-to-day running needs and costs.Your generosity and support is much appreciated particularly this time of year.Envelopes are available in the weekly collection envelope boxes, or spare envelopes are available in all church porches and can be returned at any time.Again, sincere thanks
GRANGE CHURCH CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
The crib has been put up by the Community Council. The Christmas lights and the Christmas Remembrance Tree have been put up by the Development Association in front of Grange church and throughout the village. You are invited to tie a ribbon or a small decoration on the tree in memory of loved ones who are no longer with us.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION WEEKEND MASSES
This weekend, we welcome many of our 6th Class students and their parents to our ‘Confirming Our Children’ parish masses. The candidates and their parents will be involved in the readings, offertory, and other reflections at our community weekend Mass, in preparation of them receiving their Confirmation in the spring.
We remember all our young parishioners as they prepare for these wonderful sacraments in their lives.
SIGNED AUTHORISED CHRISTMAS MASS BOUQUET CARDS
Are available in the sacristy / usual places. Signed Mass Cards by Fr Michael are sent to the Bishop in Ukraine for Mass offerings from both parishes. For September – December: we sent €3,100.Thank you for your support.
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!