Fermoy Parish Newsletter
1st Sunday of Advent
2nd December 2018
Parish Website: www.fermoyparish.ie
Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856
Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr Hehir Tel: 087-2552276
The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: Diocesan Purposes
Last weekend’s Door Collection €1450
Last Weekend’s Offertory Collection €1475
The Blessed Sacrament Chapel: The following hours need help covering in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Tuesday 11 am to `12 pm on 18th December only
Wednesday 6am to 7am,
Wednesday 12 noon to 1pm
Wednesday/Thursday 12 midnight to 1 am, Thursday 9am to 10 am
Saturday 1pm to 2pm, Saturday 2 pm to 3 pm,
Saturday 4pm to 5pm
If you can cover any of these hours, please let Trish in the parish office know
Rev John McCarthy (Deacon): Bishop William Crean has appointed a Deacon to the parish of Fermoy. Rev John McCarthy (Deacon) was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Cloyne in October of this year. Deacon John is married to Julie, and they live in Ballintotis, near Midleton. They have two adult children, and recently welcomed their first grandchild to the family.
The ministry of the Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church is one that dates back to the Acts of the Apostles and is one of service in three areas; The word, the Liturgy and Charity. They assist at Holy Mass and may proclaim the gospel and preach a homily. They are both ministers of the Word and the Eucharist. They are ordinary ministers of the Sacrament of Baptism, and can serve as the Church’s witness at the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. They may also preside at funeral rites where there is no Holy Mass. Deacons cannot hear confession, give absolution, anoint the sick or celebrate Holy Mass.
We look forward to welcoming Deacon John to Fermoy parish, next weekend (2nd Sunday of Advent) and we pray that his ministry here will be both fruitful and fulfilling.
Maranatha Ecumenical prayer Group: Meeting Wednesday 5th December in The Blue Nuns at 8pm. All Welcome
Fermoy Active Retirement: AGM takes place Wednesday 5th Dec at 2.30 pm in Fermoy Youth Centre. All members requested to attend. The group Archives will be on display on the day, & our usual cup of tea & chat
Social Dancing Classes: Every Thursday night in Kilworth Community hall from 8pm to 10 pm. Waltz, Step, Jive Foxtrot etc. Beginners very welcome, no partners required. Admission €7
Fermoy Flower and Garden Club: Annual Christmas fundraising Gala Tuesday 4th Dec in Fermoy Youth Centre, at 8pm. Our demonstrator will be Margaret Ahern, (AOIFA). Proceeds this year to Meals on Wheels & Pieta House. Tickets €10 from committee members or at the door.
Lights of Love Remembrance Tree: Fermoy Community Health Project &
Fermoy Resource Centre invite you to attend the 3rd ‘Lights of Love – Remembrance Tree’ event, to sponsor a light to remember your loved one for a €5 donation. On Sunday 2nd December from 5 – 6pm in the Resource Centre. Refreshments served. All welcome.
Fermoy Concert Band: Presents Christmas Gala Concert on Saturday 8th December at 8pm in Gaelscoil de hÍde Fermoy. Special guest on the night. Tickets available on the night or Tel 086 8425909. Cost Adults €10 Child €5
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: A Holy Day of Obligation on Saturday 8th December.
Vigil Mass __ Friday 7th Dec at 7.30 pm in St Patrick’s Church
Saturday 8th Dec at 8.30 am in Queen of Peace Church
Sunday 8th Dec at 10.30 am, 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church
St Joseph’s Young Priest Society: AGM takes place on Wednesday 5th December after 10 am Mass in the Fermoy Parish Centre. All Welcome
Divine Mercy Prayer Group: Meeting on Thursday 6th December in the Fermoy Parish Centre Blue Nuns, at 8 pm. Praise, Song, Scripture, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. All welcome
1st Friday: 7th December is the first Friday of December. Mass in St Patrick’s at 10 am & 7.30 pm.
1st Friday/Saturday – Vigil of Reparation in Adoration Chapel. Starts 8.3o p.m. to 1.30 a.m. Mass at 12 Midnight. All welcome
Children’s Liturgy: Advent is a busy & exciting time at the Children’s Liturgy. Over the next 4 Sundays we will practice our Christmas Carol & make Christmas cards for the patients of Fermoy Hospital. On Sunday 23rd of Dec the children will sing on the altar &we will bring the cards to the hospital after Mass. We will also give out stars to hang on the Christmas tree in the church. All children welcome