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Feast days this week

Monday 21st, St. Peter Canisius 1521-1597. Born in Holland. He joined the Jesuits and through his courtesy and learning promoted the Catholic revival after the Council of Trent. His greatest work was a catechism published in 1555. Wednesday 23rd, St….
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Anniversaries around this time

David (Dots) O’Brien, Anne O’Brien, James O’Brien, Billy Grandon, Ciss Grandon, Pattie Walsh, Ann Barry, Joanna Wilshin, Molly Cronin, Peg Fouhy, Ellen Lehane, Donie Kennedy, Kathleen Durham

Bible Corner

“Bible Corner” — The Christmas Masses this year are the 6.10pm and 9pm on Christmas Eve and 8am and 10am on Christmas morning. The four Masses will probably have different readings — one for the Vigil, one technically for Midnight…
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Pope Francis, “Fratelli tutti”

Pope Francis, “Fratelli tutti” — as I sat to summarize the last parts of chapter one for this week’s bulletin I ended up coming back to this one paragraph because it highlights some of the problems that we face. In…
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Midleton Parish Christmas Masses

Over the past few weeks, the priests of the parish, along with the parish council, have been giving considerable thought to the arrangements we should make for Christmas. Having discussed many options and possibilities, we have come to the following…
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Mass Times

Mass Times: Sundays Saturday Vigil 6.10pm Sunday Morning 8am, 10am and Noon Weekdays: Monday to Friday 8am; Monday to Saturday 10am; televised and with congregation of 50. The Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses are open for 100 people; details at…
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Confessions

Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.30am in the Adoration Chapel, entry from Our Lady’s Chapel.

Feast days this week

Feast days this week: Sunday 13th St. Lucy, Patron Saint of the blind and visually impaired. (Not celebrated liturgically this year); Monday 14th St. John of the Cross (1542- 1591) a Carmelite who, despite opposition and imprisonment, worked for spreading…
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Anniversaries around this time

Anniversaries around this time: David Conway, Mary Fitzgerald, Bea Cashman, Dermot Sheedy, Brian Sheedy, Jim Lane, Marie Hennessy, Eileen O’Keeffe, Fritz Schafer, Sam Bolton, Gerard Murphy.

Bible Corner

Today’s Gospel is taken from Chapter 1 of St John. It contains the verses from,that chapter that look at John rather than Jesus. It highlights for us the link John is between the Old and the new testament through the…
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Pope Francis, “Fratelli tutti”

I am looking at Chapter One nn.9-24 today. The title of the chapter is ‘Dark Clouds-over a Closed World’. The headings within the chapter give a sense of how it develops — ‘Shattered Dreams’; ‘Lacking a Plan for Everyone’; ‘Globalization…
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Quote

Quote: “we are the objects of undying love on the part of God. We know: he has always his eyes open on us, even when it seems to be dark.” John Paul I, from the Angelus reflection on Sunday 10…
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Mass Times

Mass Times Sundays Saturday Vigil 6.10pm Sunday Morning 8am, 10am and Noon Weekdays: Monday to Friday 8am; Monday to Saturday 10am; televised and with congregation of 50. The Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses are open for 100 people; details on…
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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Wednesdays and Fridays has re-started. There is a problem this week due to the First Communions being celebrated. The ceremonies take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and the Church is reserved for those…
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