Fermoy Parish Newsletter
25th December 2011
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Offertory Collection this weekend (Christmas Day) is a Collection for The Support of The Priests of The Parish. Christmas Offerings Envelopes can be placed in the baskets for this collection.
Offertory Collection next weekend First Sunday Collection Diocesan Purposes.
Mass during the coming Week:
Monday to Saturday Mass at 10.00am and 7.30pm each day.
Collectors Group 3 are kindly asked to take up duty next weekend for the Month of January 2012. 7.30pm Vigil Mass Albert McGonagle, Kay Gleeson, Mark Cotter and William Hughes. 10.30am John Fitzgerald, Jim Dunlea and John Fant. 12noon Ann Dunlea, Paddy Butler and Philomena Oâ€™ Hara.
Sincerest thanks to all our Church Door Collectors for their help and dedication during 2011 and in particular to John Barry for all that he does.
Childrenâ€™s Liturgy will resume at the 10.30 am Mass on Sunday 15th January 2012.
Fermoy Conference of St. Vincent de Paul:
The Fermoy Conference of St. Vincent de Paul wish to thank very sincerely everyone for their generosity over 2011 and in particular over the weeks leading up to Christmas. Wishing each and everyone a Very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.
EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS BELL:
The Eucharistic Congress Bell was in St. Patrickâ€™s Church, Fermoy on Tuesday last 20th December. Many got the opportunity to ring the bell. A bell is a reminder and a call to come into Godâ€™s presence to be nourished by His Word and The Eucharist. As we journey towards The International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin next June, may the memory of the Congress Bell be a reminder that God is with us. Emmanuel. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped in any way while The Congress bell was in Fermoy. A special thanks to The Parish Choir.
The Christmas Carol Service:
Last Sunday the Annual Christmas Carol Service took place in St. Patrickâ€™s Church. Sincerest thanks to all who attended and helped in any way. To The Parish Choir, Directed by Deirdre Foley and Organist Aileen Howard. To Fermoy Concert Band and their Conductor Rory Dineen. To Treble Clef . To The Loreto School Choir and their Director Tim Fuohy. To those who read the Christmas Reflections. To Eva Oâ€™ Leary for her wonderful Liturgical Dance. During The Carol Service the Bi-Centenary Celebrations of St. Patrickâ€™s Church (1811 â€“ 2011) were officially closed and thanks very much to Fermoy Mayor, Cllr. Michael Hanley for his very kind and encouraging words as we begin to write a new chapter in the history of St. Patrickâ€™s.
THE GOAL MILE:
The Goal Mile for Fermoy will be held on Christmas Morning, December 25th at 11.30am. The Town Park will be the venue. This will be the 2nd Goal Mile held in Fermoy. Organiser Nelius Oâ€™ Brien said â€œit is hoped that the change of venue will allow more walkers and families to participate in a safe environment. Goal undertakes work in many areas of the world which are suffering starvation and the effects of dramatic environmental events. Goal Volunteers and Local Volunteers are currently working in 13 countries including Haiti, Sudan, Ethiopia, India & Pakistanâ€. A collection will take place on the morning of the run and any donations large or small would be greatly appreciated.
Items of a Religious or Community Nature are welcome for this Parish Newsletter. Notices should be given in by Thursday afternoon, for the following weekendâ€™s newsletter. Notices should be sent to Fr. Aquin Casey e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing you all a very Happy & Peaceful & Safe Christmas.
Fr. Aquin; Fr. Eugene and Fr. P.J.
We pray for those who died recently: