Martin F Scanlon
Leo & Maura
Mary Murphy &
Frances Kelly &
Mary Rose Casey
E O Loughlin
J Mc Hale
E O Loughlin
J Mc Hale
The Sick and Housebound: Mass is on 107FM.
Just tune your radio before Mass.
Please let the housebound know about this service in your area
Rosary for the Month of December Carmel Moran
Mass Times and Intentions
Sat 7.30pm Jim Gilmartin & Nell Coyle (Annis)
Sun 9.30am Kathleen Begley (Anni)
Sun 11.30am Fred Kelly (Anni)
Mon/Tue No Morning Mass
Tue 7.00pm Adoration with Prayers for our Family
Fri 10.00am Joe Feeney (RIP)
Sat 7:30pm Michael Kiernan (Anni)
Sun 9:30am Michael & Paddy Scanlon (Annis)
Sun 11:30am Martin Burke (RIP)
St John's Church, Carraroe
Mass Times: Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 9:30am & 11:30am
Holidays 10:00am & 7:30pm mass
Priest: Fr Jim Murray, Email: email@example.com
Phone: 071-9162136 Mobile: 087-8198466
Websites: www.carraroechurchsligo.com www.holywellsligo.com
Prayer for the Family
Eucharistic Adoration for the family and your needs continues in our
parish every Tuesday beginning at 7.00pm and finishing at 8.00pm. Please
take a little time in preparation for Christmas.
Sincere thanks to all who attended our Evening Mass on 8th December in
which we prayer for Sr. Mary Olivia Kelly and the Carmelite Community in
Knock. Thank you to the choir, readers and all who helped to prepare the Hall
for refreshments afterwards. Sr. Mary Olivia loves to hear from parishioners
in our parish. You can post a letter or card to her at The Carmelite
Community, Knock, Co, Mayo.
Eucharistic Minsters - Please collect your list in the Sacristy after Mass.
The new list begins in January. Thank you for your help and support
with this ministry.
Newsletter Items -Newsletter items should be with us by Wednesday evening
for inclusion in the Newsletter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God”. Today is Rejoicing Sunday.
Today the candle on the wreath is pink, not purple as on the other Sundays of
Advent; to express the joy felt at the nearness of the Lord. Some people seem
to be happy by nature; others mournful by nature. Here is the story of a priest
who always preached mournful sermons. He was asked by his parish priest to
preach about St. Joseph instead, as he was a cheerful man. The following
Sunday the priest spoke about Joseph who happened to be a carpenter and as
a result spent a lot of his time making coffins and here we go again with sad,
sad tales. Three things about happiness: first, happiness needs to be
appreciated right now. We convince ourselves that life will be better when we
get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids
are not old enough and we will be more content when they are. After that we
are frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy
when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete
when our spouse gets his or her act together. The truth is there is no better
time to be happy than right now. Second, ‘If you are happy, let your face
know.’ Maybe we could begin to be more joyful by glancing in the mirror and
asking ourselves: does my face look like the face of someone who has heard the
good news of the Gospel, namely that I am loved unconditionally by God?
Third, joy will come to us if we set about trying to create it for others. If I go
about my life demanding that others carry me rather than seeking to carry
them; feeding off others rather than feeding them; demanding that others
meet my needs rather than trying to meet theirs, joy will never find me no
matter how hard I party or try to crank up good cheer.
Knights of St. Columbanus
The organisation welcomes men who are in full communion with the Catholic
Church, who would wish to bring to the service of Christ their talents and
skills. Details from Martin at 087 - 2572920 or see the Church Notice Board.
Your prayers are requested for Clare Hallahan, Dungarvan, sister of Celine
O' Flynn, Cuilbeg whose funeral took place on Sunday. Also, Michael Tuffy,
Enniscrone, brother of Kathleen Smith, Greenfort whose funeral took place
on Tuesday Also, Paul Sweeney who Died in Dublin and buried in Massmount
Fanad Co Donegal brother of Bernie Benson, Carraroe. May they rest in
Carol Singers Needed
Sligo Social Service are inviting people who have time and a good
heart to join them for some carol singing as a fund raiser. Contact
Martina at 071-9145682 for further information.
St. Enda's National School
We welcome the boys and girls with their teachers from our school who will be
joining the parish community over the coming weeks for Advent at morning
mass. Please make them feel welcome.
The future of the Church as regards priests and religious rests in your hands.
Explore your vocation to the priesthood by contacting Fr. Jim Murray at
071-9162136 or Fr. John Coughlan at 071-9662012, Or
Parish Envelopes & Calendar
If you have not receive a Parish Envelope and Calendar for 2017 or your
details are incorrect, please contact the Parish Office. Please use the Parish
Envelopes throughout the year.
Tobernalt Holy Well
The 20 Mysteries of the Rosary at the Holy Well are beautifully
illustrated and situated around the ground for prayer and reflection.
Gangland to Promised Land - London gangster and his conversion story
Tobernalt Holy Well - Copies for only €5 - Limited Edition
Tobernalt Prayer Book - Reflection on Our Lady
Ascension CD- Assorted religious music
Anna - Lay Apostle - Assorted Books
New Selection of Books, pamphlets and Cards available each week
Family Carers Ireland Looking for a career in the care sector? Family Carers
Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017 in or around
your area based on demand. One day topic specific workshops also available.
For more info contact the training unit on 0579322920.
On Thursday evening, December 15th
Galilee Community welcome you
to a celebration of Christmas in WORD and SONG. Celebration begins
at 8pm and evening concludes with light refreshments.
24 Hours Silent Eucharistic Adoration -to pray for all our poor, suffering and
persecuted brothers and sisters in Iraq, Syria & other war areas will take
place Saturday December 17th in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Sligo
Cathedral from 9am to Sunday 9am. Please text or call with your hour to 086-
3342289. Thank you.