Parish Bulletin Notes 22/12/2013

Parish News

Fr Peter, Fr Robert and Fr Harry wish you and your families Christmas joy and peace and a very Happy New Year.

Offertory Promise collection amounted to £2,074. Thank you.

The St Agnes Parish Christmas Carol Service will take place this evening at 6.30pm. Please bring along your Christ Child from your Crib or a Christmas Candle to be blessed, if you so wish.

The Parish Office is now closed for the Christmas period. It will reopen on  Thursday 2nd January 2014. The Parish Centre reopens on 4th January.

SVDP wish to thank all the parishioners of St Agnes for their generous response to the Christmas Giving Tree Appeal and £3,800 was raised at the door collection. A special thanks to Fruithill Bowling Club for their generous response to the Appeal, and to  all those who volunteered with the collection.

Special thanks to all those who contributed to and those who volunteered to make the Parish Christmas Seniors Dinner such a huge success last Saturday afternoon. A memorable afternoon was had by all.

Urbi et Orbi Address and Papal Blessing: Pope Francis will give his first Christmas Address and Blessing to the world from St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Christmas Day. It can be seen live at 11:00am on RTE One or on EWTN (Sky 589) at 11:00am and again at 8:30pm; alternatively you can watch it live on

Remember in prayer…

Those whose anniversaries occur at this time: Rosaleen and Frank O’ Prey, Sean Robinson, Gabriel Davey, Pauline Gilmore, Maisie Flynn, Deceased members Donnelly family, Owen McCann, Santina Bernardi, Michael Darragh, Deceased members McBride family, Eileen & Frank Steenson, Bridget & Jack McCusker, Phil O’ Hara, Bernie McCauley, Daniel Murray, Deceased members Rafferty/Brannigan family, Alfie Love, Helen Smyth, Eamonn Friel.

What’s on locally

LIVING YOUTH Fundraising for SVDP – The Living Youth Young Adult Group will be Carol Singing to support St Vincent de Paul on Sunday 22nd December in St. Mary’s Grotto, Chapel Lane between 2 and 5pm.  Why not join us, support SVP and meet the 7ft Christmas Jester.

LIVING YOUTH Pilgrimage to Rome – Join with us as we step back to the very beginnings of our faith and the heart of the Roman Catholic Church. From 4th—8th August we will immerse ourselves in the history of the Church, we will visit the ancient Christian sites of the Eternal City, the tombs of Peter and Paul, the Colosseum, the Catecombs, the Vatican and much more. Price including fights, transfers, accommodation half board, sweat shirt and tshirts  -£650, which can be subsidised through fund raising.  If you are aged between 16 and 25 and would like to join us, please contact Claire to register your interest –

Holy Child Nursery School, 40 Slievegallion Drive, are hosting two Open Afternoons on Tuesday 7th January from 2-4pm. The nursery operates an Open Enrolment Policy and welcomes applications on behalf of all children who will be three years old on or before 1st July 2004.

St Dominic’s G.S. for Girls invite you to their annual Open Day on Saturday, 11th January 2014 from 9.30am-1.00pm. Principal’s address is at 9.30am & 11.00am.

A Perfect Christmas Gift! St. Agnes’ Choral Society is delighted to announce that it will be performing the much loved classic ”˜Hello, Dolly!’ in the Grand Opera House, Wed. 26th February — Sat. 1st March. Tickets can be booked by phoning 02890 241919 or online at

St Genevieve’s H.S. invites all P6 & P7 pupils and their parents to an Open Day on Tuesday 7th January 2014 at 7.00pm. Principal’s address is at 7.15pm.



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