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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
This annual special collection will be taken up at Mass to-day (replacing the SHARE COLLECTION). Your generosity facilitates the work of the local conferences.
We are all very grateful to the members of St. Mary’s and Our Lady of Loreto Conferences for thier dedicated work on our behalf.
FEAST OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Mass for this feast is celebrated to-morrow 9th December. (It is not a Holyday of Obligation)
CHRISTMAS IN THE PRIORY
Details of Church Services and Confessions available on Leaflets at end of Church. Please take one!
ANNUAL PRIORY CAROL SERVICE
Sun next 15th Dec at 4.00pm. Refreshments afterwards. All welcome!
DO THIS IN MEMORY
10.00am Mass on Sunday next – part of the 1st Communion preparation programme.
PASTORAL CHALLENGES OF THE FAMILY
Consultation document from the Vatican. Your are invited to submit a response.
A one-page summary is available : You can collect it from a member of the Pastoral Council after Mass. Even if you could send in a response to any part of the document, it would help.
Copies of the full document are available on request; also available on line.
MASS SCHEDULE REVIEW
A Proposed new Sunday Mass schedule -( for discussion)
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.
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.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING SUNDAY
Sunday next 15th Dec has been designated as ‘Safeguarding Sunday’ throughout the Diocese.
TREE OF LOVE
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 buying 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.
The Dominican Sisters, 71 Bancroft Park, Tallaght, wish to thank all who supported our Coffee Morning, held on the 27th November, in aid of the people of the Philippians affected by Typhoon Haiyan. A cheque for €3,370 has been forwarded to the Columban Sisters in the Philippians through the sisters here in Ireland.
NEW EXHORTATION OF THE POPE: Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel
For Pope Francis’ Exhortation and more books go to www.veritas.ie or visit your local Veritas store:
Abbey Street & Blanchardstown, Dublin