Blessing of the Advent Wreath
O Lord our God,
You have brought us again to this holy season
You have nourished us and called us to be your own.
You are with us always.
We bless the wreath of this holy season.
An endless circle of God’s Presence.
An ever-green, ever-fresh outreach to us and all people.
A Light of the World.
May this wreath always speak to us of the
Presence of God in our lives.
O God, our Father and Mother bless us.
You have given each of us unique gifts.
May we share the gifts we have and
grow in strength and love.
Com Lord Jesus, like the dawn from on High,
Give light to those in darkness
and guide us into the way of peace.
Lord God, all things are made holy by your Word.
Grant that we, who in the weeks to come will watch this wreath ever-increasing light, may prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ.
What is my wish, desire during this Season of Preparation, longing and waiting?
The Advent Wreath
Placing four candles on green fronds has become a symbol of Advent in many Christian homes, especially in Germanic countries and in North America.
The Advent wreath, with the progressive lighting of its four candles, Sunday after Sunday, until the Solemnity of Christmas, is a recollection of the various stages of salvation history prior to Christ’s coming and a symbol of the prophetic light gradually illuminating the long night prior to the coming of Jesus.
Pray for Pat McAuliffe, Baile an Chóta. Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam.
MASSES/AIFRINN – The First Sunday of Advent
St. Mary’s Church
Sat 26ú 8.00pm 1. Dr. Jim Brosnan, Spa Road.
2. Bridie and Tommy Devane, Main Street.
3. Michael Flannery, Goat St., 1ú CB
4. Patsy Ní Cléirigh and deceased members of the Cleary Family, Baile Móir.
5. Jim Sheeran, Garfiney and his son Jim, Waterford.
Sun 27ú 11.30am Edelle Lundon, Cill na gCléireach.
Mon 28ú 10.00am An Díseart
Dé Máirt 29ú 10.00am Paróisteánaigh.
Wed 30ú 7.30pm John and Ellen O’Sullivan, Ballinasig and deceased members of the O’Sullivan Family.
Déard 1ú 10.00am Mary Ferber, New York and Burnham.
Friday 2ú 10.00am Eileen Dillon, Green Street.
7.30pm Elizabeth Bowler, Ballingrane and deceased members of the Bowler and Barrett Families.
Sat 3ú 8.00pm 1. Paudie Garvey, Tommy, Nellie & Jack Evans, Minard E.
2. Maureen Geaney, Cluais Móir.
3. Tommy Devane, Main St., and Jim O’Keeffe, Strand St.
4. Ellen and Michael Curran, Lower Green St.
5. William and Johanna O’Hanlon, Marian Park and their sons Cyril and James.
6. Geraldine Fitzgerald, late of Abbeyfeale & Reenconnell.
7. Imelda Lohan, (née Lovett), MM and her mother Mary Lovett.
Sun 4ú 11.30am Mary O’Connor, Ceathrúin an Phúca, MM.
Naomh Caitlín, Fionn Trá
Sath 26ú 6.15i.n. Máirín Uí Bheoláin, Chill Mhic a’ Domhnaigh, CM.
Luain 28ú 11.00r.n. Aifreann Socraidh Pat McAuliffe, Baile an Chóta
Sath 3ú 6.15i.n. Joseph and Marguerite Sheehan.
Naomh Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil
Domh 27ú 10.00am
Domh 4ú 10.00am
St. Mary’s Confessions: Sat. 10.30am – 11.00am & after Vigil Masses.
St Mary’s: Tues 10.30am – 10pm; Wed 5.30 – 7.30pm. First Friday: 10.30 – 11.30am.
Naomh Eoin Baiste: Thursday 11 am – 12 noon.
An tSeachtain seo chugainn: 3ú/4ú Nollaig
DINGLE: Euch. Ministers’ Team 1: Vigil: Theresa Ashe, Blandina O’Connor, Maura Evans, Marian O’Sullivan, Máire Uí tSíthigh and Ann O’Connor. 11:30am Sr. de Sales, Patricia Williams, Bridie Fitzgerald and Madge Fitzgerald. Collectors’ Team 1; Church Cleaners’ Team 1 Readers: Vigil: Tadhg Ó Coileáin. 11.30am: Séamus Ó Ceilleacháir. LIOS PÓIL: Ministéirí Eoc.: Máire Uí Ghealbháin agus Máire Uí Chinnéide. Léitheoir: Cathy Ní Ghrifín. FIONN TRÁ: Ministéirí Eoc: Marion Uí Lúing. Léitheoir: Eibhlín Uí Lúing.
Parish Envelopes 2017
If there are any additional Parishioners who would like to be included in our Parish Envelopes Scheme for 2017, please contact the Presbytery on 066-9151208 as soon as possible. Míle buíochas to the Contact People who distribute them on behalf of the Parish.
Buíochas ó chroí for your great generosity.
Parish Volunteers are invited to an evening of appreciation on Friday December 9th in Benner’s Hotel beginning with Mass at 7.30pm, followed by refreshments. Please keep the night free and also, please inform the parish office on 066-9151208 if you will be attending by Monday December 5th.
Liam Lawton Concert, in aid of Brosna Parish Church Renovation Fund, will take place on Monday December 5th at 7pm in Castleisland Parish Church. Tickets €20 and are available in Castleisland Parish Office and St. John’s Parish Centre Tralee. Information from Castleisland Parish Office 066-7141241.
Áiseanna na hÓige is delighted to welcome John Lonergan former governor of Mountjoy Prison on the 28th November at 7pm, to give a talk “Parenting – The challenges and the rewards”. All welcome, admission €2.
Misneach – Nourishing Hope takes place on Sunday 27th November in Pieta House Bereavement Centre, McAuley Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee at 4pm. Further information on www.pieta.ie, Facebook.com/pietahouse.
O’Shea’s Coach to Knock on Wednesday December 7th for the All Night Vigil to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Contact: 066-7180123.
Coiste Forbartha agus Naoínra Fionn Trá: Aonach Ceardaíochta Dé Domhnaigh 27ú Samhain ó 11.00r.n. to 4.00i.n. I Halla Cheann Trá.
A Candlelight Christmas with The O’Neill Sisters on Wednesday Dec 14th at 7.30pm in S.S. Peter and Paul Church, Ballyduff. Tickets €20 are available at the Parish Office. Tel. 066-7148404.
Down Syndrome Kerry will be hosting “Strictly Come Dancing” on Friday 2nd December in the INEC Killarney. Doors open @ 7:30pm. Show starts 8pm. Tickets can be purchased at INEC box office 064 6671555 or phone Ann Marie 087 6344829. Please support a fantastic night of entertainment.
Pro-Life conference entitled “winning the Pro-Life Battle” is being held in the Brandon Hotel on Saturday 3rd December from 2pm to 5.30pm. The speakers are Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, Kathy Sinnott, Anthony Murphy and John Lacken.
31 Card Drive in aid of Scoil Eoin Baiste, Lios Póil Dé Domhnaigh 27ú Samhain ag tosnú ar 6pm in O’Sullivan’s, Garrynadur. Tables of 8.
Rince Seite le hAngela ag tosnú Dé Máirt 29ú Samhain, 8.00- 10.00 pm sa Sean-Scoil an Chuasa. Fáilte roimh chách, tosnaitheoirí san áireamh.
Weekly Envelopes: €1,141; Cash: €789. Total: €1,930.
Collection for Diocesan Youth Service will be taken up next week December 3rd/4th as a second collection after communion.