Fermoy Parish Newsletter

1st Sunday of Advent

1st December 2019

Parish Website:

Fermoy parish office Tel 025 30856

Opening times 9.30 am to 12 Midday

Priest on Sick Call Duty: Tel: 087-2552276

The Offertory Collection this weekend is for: Diocesan Purposes

Last weekend’s Door Collection €1527

Last Weekend’s Offertory Collection €1516

The Blessed Sacrament Chapel: The following hours need help/backup with another person in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

Monday 8am to 9 am,                         Monday 12 noon to 1pm,                        

Tuesday 9pm to 10pm,                         Wednesday 9pm to 10pm,                        

Wednesday 1pm to 2pm,                  Friday 8am to 9am,                                    

Friday 7pm to 8pm,                      Saturday 4 to 5pm                                                                                                                                                         

Sunday 1am to2am Back up with another person.                                     

 Sunday 11am to 12 Noon,                 Sunday 3pm to 4pm URGENT,                              

If you can cover any of these hours, please let Trish in the parish office know

1st Friday: 6th 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 8.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. Mass at 12 Midnight. All welcome                                                                                                                                                

Valley of Peace prayer Group Fermoy: Prayer meeting will be held on Thursday 5th December at 8.30pm in The Parish office (formerly Blue Nuns). All welcome                                                                            

St Joseph’s Young Priest Society: Meeting takes place on Wednesday 4th December after 10 am Mass in the Fermoy Parish Centre. All Welcome                                                                                                        

Maranatha Ecumenical prayer Group: Meeting Wednesday 4th December in the Parish Centre at 8pm. All Welcome                              

Divine Mercy Prayer Group: Meeting on Tuesday 3rd December in the Fermoy Parish Centre at 8 pm.  Praise, Song, Scripture, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. All welcome                                                                     

  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

Craft Market: Fermoy Community Youth Centre: Visit Santa, Local crafts, Yummy Baking, Kiddies Corner, and Creamy Coffee & Music. Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December. Time 11am to 6pm.Go Local this Christmas. For info Tel 086 3647952  

 Fermoy Active Retirement: AGM takes place Wednesday 4th December at 2.30 pm in Fermoy Youth Centre. All members requested to attend.                                                                                                                 

 Lights of Love Remembrance Tree: Fermoy Community Health Project & Fermoy Resource Centre invite you to attend the ‘Lights of Love – Remembrance Tree’ event, to sponsor a light to remember your loved one for a €5 donation. On Sunday 1st December from 5 – 6pm in the Resource Centre.  Refreshments served.  All welcome.     

Children’s Liturgy:  We would love to see lots of children at the Children’s Liturgy each Sunday during Advent. It’s a very special time of year.  Each Sunday we will be talking time to colour in Christmas cards for the patients at Fermoy Community Hospital.  We will also be practicing our Christmas carol.  We hope to visit the hospital after Mass on Sunday 22nd December to distribute the cards. All children and parents welcome.

Trocaire: Please support Trocaire’s Christmas Gift Campaign by purchasing real, ethical and life changing gifts for families in developing countries. From chicks to school lunches, from seeds and tools to beehives there are gifts for everyone. When you buy a gift you receive a card which you can pass to a family member or friend this Christmas. Trocaire Gift Cards will be on sale after all Masses in Fermoy Parish next weekend 30th Nov/1st December. Thank you for your support. 

      The opening line of the Gloria: Is taken from the words sung by the angels over the fields of Bethlehem, announcing to the shepherds the good news of Christ’s birth: “Gloria to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased”. We prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus present at Mass by repeating the same words the angels sung to herald Christ’s coming.                                    

 Thanks: Rebecca Walsh who spoke at the Masses on the weekend 23/24 November on her upcoming trip to Kolkata with the Hope Foundation would like to thank everyone who supported the sale of Chocolate bars for the Hope Foundation at the masses on this weekend. Rebecca have now reached her target and is looking forward to her trip in 2020 to help the Hope Foundation with their work in Kolkata. Thanks to everyone                                                                               

 Youth 2000 Christmas Retreat: Fri 6th – Sun 8th December, Newbridge, Co Kildare. For Catholics aged 16 to 35 years. See for more details.


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