Slieverue Newsletter

 Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
17th December, 2017
Priest: Very Rev. Thomas Corcoran, P.P.      
Parish House & Office: Tel. 051-832773   Mob. 085-2543904
Websites:  Diocese:    Parish: 
Parish Organist (Noel ): Mob. 085-7063811   St. Vincent de Paul:  Mob. 087-6256876

Saturday evenings 5.30 p.m.  (Two weeks notice required)
After 6.30 p.m. Mass on Saturdays
Funerals  11 a.m.
All arrangements for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals to be made with Fr. Corcoran         
Marriages - Three months notice to Church and State required            

Collection for the upkeep of our Church and
Parish Expenses 9th/10th December:
Envelopes €420 Offertory €558  Pope €10 
Special Needs. €20  Retired Priests €25   Missions €20
Many thanks to all who contribute to all collections.

Readers & Collectors:
January: Drumdowney, Gurteens, Glasshouse, Bellevue
January Church Care - Team :
 Nell Guiry, Sinéad Guiry, Pat Hogan, Kathleen Kehoe
Deirdre Freyne

     Pray For - Recently Deceased:
Victor Mullally, Glenmore
Sat. 6.30 p.m.:  Kenneth & Wayne Scannell, Curraghmore
Sun. 9 a.m.:  Tony Cullen, Drumdowney
Sun.11 a.m.:  We pray for those who died 100 years ago on the SS Formby and SS Coningbeg.  We remember in a special way the five crewmen who were from our parish -
Patrick Cooke, Thomas Griffin, Walter Hennebry
Maurice Hennebry, James Wall
Mon. 9.30 a.m.:  Michael & Mary Fitzgerald, Gyles Quay
Wed. 9.30 a.m.:  Murphy family, Ballyvalla
Fri. 9.30 a.m.:  Frank and Alice Hayden, Village               
Elizabeth O'Brien, Killaspy    Davy Condon, Ballinamona
Aidan and Richard Rockett and deceased family members
Martin Kearney, Curraghmore
Deceased members of the Atkins family, Nicholastown
The Fitzpatrick family, Ballyvalla
John Lonergan, late of Glasshouse
Walsh family, late Ringville  
Maurice Hennebry, late Ballinlaw

Next Weekend:  23rd/24th December
Sat. 6.30 p.m.:  Jane Kehoe, Gurteens
Sun. 10 a.m.:  Catherine Grant, Airmount

Weekend Masses: 
Saturday:  6.30 p.m.
Sunday:  9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Holydays of Obligation:
Vigil Mass:  Mass 7 p.m.
Holyday:  Mass 10 a.m.

St. Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund Draw

March is the first draw commencing a new year (March 2017 to February 2018).   It is hoped that each parish, through the generosity of its people will play a part in refurbishing and restoring St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny to its former glory.  Your help is needed now.  Tickets are available from Fr. Corcoran in the Parish Office.  Please make any cheques payable to St. Mary's Cathedral Restoration Fund.  Subscription €10 per month €120 per year.  Draw will be held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month in the Chapter Room, St. Mary's Cathedral, James's Street, Kilkenny.  All are welcome to attend. 


Masses this week:
Monday - Friday:  Mass 9.30 a.m.
Sat. 23rd:  Vigil Mass of  Fourth Sunday of Advent  - 6.30 p.m.
Sun. 24th:  Fourth Sunday of Advent - one Mass only 10 a.m.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass at 7.30 p.m.
Christmas Day - One Mass only

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturdays: 4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Sundays:  3.00 - 4.00 p.m. Prayers , Scripture
                  4.00 - 5.00 p.m. Silent Adoration
Tuesdays:  7.30 - 8.30 p.m.  
Thursdays:  7 -  8 p.m.

Ceremony of Light (Confirmation Children and Parents):
Wednesday, 31st January 7.30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation:  Saturday, 10th February 11 a.m.
First Confession:  Wednesday, 28th February 7.30 p.m.
First Holy Communion:  Saturday, 28th April 11 a.m.
Rathpatrick Cemetery Mass:  Tuesday, 26th June 7.30 p.m.
Slieverue Cemetery Mass:  Friday, 29th June 7.30 p.m.

Advance Notice - Permanent  Mass Time Changes

From the first weekend of January 2018 (Saturday evening 6th January), the Vigil Mass will be at 6 p.m. each week. 

Also,  beginning the first Sunday in January (7th), there will be one Mass  only at 10 a.m. each Sunday. 


Slieverue - A Social History
The DVD on the Social History of Slieverue which was recently commissioned by Eigse Sliabh Rua to commemorate 40 years is on sale in Griffins shop.  The cost is €10.  It is also available from any member of the committee or from 051-832482.  It would make an ideal Christmas gift.


St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection

Envelopes for the Annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection are available in the Church each weekend.  We would  appreciate it if you could take one home and return it before Christmas.  Thanking you in anticipation of your support.