Philipines/Syria Relief: €936
Parish Envelope: €195
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Meeting on Wed 4th Dec at 7.30pm
-Items on Agenda include Mass Schedule Review; ‘Pastoral Challenges to the Family’ Consultation Document from Vatican. Christmas Programme; Child Safeguarding, etc
MASS SCHEDULE REVIEW
A Proposed new Sunday Mass schedule:
2 Masses to be discontinued: Sat 7.30pm Vigil; and Sunday 12.30pm
New schedule: 8.00am; 9.00am (Irish) 10.00am (Family) 11.30am and 6.00pm
We would welcome your comments, suggestions.
Friday next 6th Dec. Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the Parish.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: Mon 9th Dec
Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on Monday 9th December. (It is NOT a Holyday of Obligation)
ST. DOMINIC ICON: PRAYERS FOR VOCATIONS
The Icon of St. Dominic will remain in our Church until Christmas. Following on the request of fr. Gerard Dunne,OP Director of Vocations, please continue to pray for Vocations to the Dominican Order.
SING & BE MERRY
Sparkling Seasonal Songs with Opera Theatre Company & Tallaght Choral Society
Thursday 5th Dec 2013 8pm. Main Auditorium / €20 / €16 conc.
FR. LIAM LAWTON IN CONCERT : CIVIC THEATRE
‘A Celtic Christmas’ featuring Fr. Liam Lawton with solists and musicians in Tallaght Civic Theatre on Wed 4th Dec at 8.00pm. Booking 01 4627177
FRIENDS OF HOPE – CHOIR + ORCHESTRA: ‘A CHRISTMAS NIGHT’
Sunday next 8th Dec at 8.00pm in St. Aengus Church. Choir, orchestra and guest soloists conducted by Damian Gallagher. Tickets (01)4515082
TALLAGHT PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS
‘Margaret Mitchell and St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council’ have received a nomination for this year’s awards, organised by the Tallaght Community Council.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
The annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Colleciton will be taken up on Sunday next 8th Dec (replacing the SHARE collection)
HAVE PASS WILL TRAVEL
For those who have booked a place on the visit to Kilmainham Gaol the following are the arrangements: We will meet at Rua Red on Mon Dec 2nd 2013 at 10.15am. Our tour is booked for 12.00 noon. Please confirm your attendance by email or phone by Fri 30th Nov.
Contact: Vincent McNally 0871232234
Eilish McNally 0876484136
Pastoral Challenges of the Family
Please see on the link below, a paper from the Synod of Bishops, regarding the meeting of the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops due to be held in Rome, 5th-19th October 2014 on the theme Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation.
The Secretariat has asked that the Document be shared immediately as widely as possible to deaneries and parishes so that input from local sources can be received regarding the themes and responses to the questionnaire. Any discussion feedback or proposals should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (Copies of this document are available on request at Priory Office)
St. Mary’s PPC will facilitate consultation process.
Diocesan food appeal for Crosscare
(Diocesan Social Services run a Food Bank for distribution to the needy.)
Last week Archbishop Martin launched a Diocesan-Crosscare Food Appeal for non-perishable food and hygiene products, to run over the four Sundays of Advent. See POsters on Church Noticeboards. Items can be left in the sacristy on Sunday or at the Priory Office during the week.
TREE OF LOVE
On 1st Dec there will be a Christmas Tree in the church. It is not a regular tree, but a Tree of love decorated not with Christmas decorations, but with the needs of adults and children. Printed on gift tags these needs decorate our tree. To give this tree meaning we ask that everyone come and help undecorated the tree by taking a gift tag. After buing the gift requested on the gift tag, we ask you to place it under the Christmas tree with the tag attached. Please return all gifts on or before Sun 15th Dec.