Newsletter Sunday 16th December

Newsletter Sunday 16th December

Fermoy Parish Newsletter
3rdSunday of Advent
16th December 2018
Parish Website:
Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856
Opening times 9.30 am to 12 Midday

Priest on Sick Call Duty: Fr Hehir Tel: 087-2552276
The Offertory Collection this weekend is for:
Last weekend’s Door Collection €1473
Last Weekend’s Offertory Collection €1535

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
Tuesday 1am to 2am on 1st January 2019 only
Tuesday 2am to 3 am on 1st January 2019 only
Wednesday 6am to 7am, Wednesday 12 noon to 1pm
Wednesday 1 pm to 2 pm
Thursday 8pm to 9pm Wednesday /Thursday 12 midnight to 1 am,
Friday 11am to 12 Noon Friday 7pm to 8 pm
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

Maranatha Ecumenical prayer Group: Meeting Wednesday 19th December in The Blue Nuns at 8pm. All Welcome
St Patrick’s Church Christmas Decorations: Thanks to, Paddy Crowley & John Cotter teachers of Coláiste an Chraobhin, the boys & girls of transition year, Joan Crowley, Michael Reidy & Liam Fenton for decorating the Church for Christmas.

Fermoy Bridge Club Fundraiser: For local seriously ill schoolboy in Fermoy will take place on Sunday 16th December at 3pm in Fermoy Bridge Club. Entry fee €10p.p. Text 086 3222553. Please support

Items of a Religious or Community Nature: Are welcome for this Parish Newsletter. Notices should be given in by Wednesday Afternoon to The Parish Office (Tel 025-30856) or email

Christmas Carol Service: Will take place on Sunday 16th December at 7.30 pm in St Patrick’s Church Fermoy.
Confessions: St Patrick’s Church:
Tuesday 18th December: Penitential Service at 7.30 pm
Saturday 22nd December: Confessions 11.30 am to 1.30pm
Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve 24th December:
St Patrick’s Church
Christmas Night Masses at 7.00 pm, and 9.00 pm.
Midnight: Polish Mass
Christmas Day 25th December:
St Patrick’s Church Mass at 10.30 am And 12.00 noon
Queen of Peace Church: Mass at 8.30 am and 10.30 am

Fermoy Senior Citizens Association’s Christmas Party will be held in the Rowing Club Fermoy on Sunday the 13th January 2019 at 1.30 pm. Four course Christmas dinner will be served followed by dancing to the music of Mr Declan Aungier. Tickets will cost €15 to include entry to the raffle. For tickets please contact Frances on 086 8762355 which are selling on a first come/first sold basis.

Mary’s dream
I had a dream, Joseph. I don’t understand it, not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son. I think that was what it was all about. The people had been preparing for it for about six weeks. They had decorated the house and bought new clothes. They’d gone shopping many times and bought elaborate gifts. It was peculiar, though, because the presents weren’t for our Son. They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows and stacked them under a tree. Yes, a tree, Joseph, right in their house. They’d decorated the tree also. The branches were full of glowing balls and sparkling ornaments. There was a figure on the top of the tree. It looked like an angel might look. Oh it was beautiful. Everyone was laughing and happy. They were all excited about the gifts. They gave the gifts to each other joseph, not to our Son. I don’t think they even knew him. They never mentioned his name. Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all the trouble to celebrate someone’s birthday if they don’t know him? I had the strangest feeling that if our Son had gone to this celebration. He would have been intruding. Everything was so beautiful, Joseph, and everyone so gay, but it made me want to cry. How sad for Jesus – not to be wanted at his own birthday party. I’m glad it was only a dream. How terrible, Joseph, if it had been real.

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