PRAYERS OF THE
FAITHFUL
Celebrant’s Introduction:
Let us
present our needs before the
Lord, who gives bread to the
hungry and sets prisoners free.
Intercessions:
1. We pray for all who spread
the gospel; that they may
preach the good news
fearlessly and encourage
people to rejoice in the
Lord.
Lord, hear us………
2. We pray for our political
leaders; that they may
govern with justice and
protect the interest of the
most vulnerable members of
society.
Lord, hear us………
3. We pray for all those who are
struggling as a result of
poverty; that they may
receive what they need.
Lord, hear us………
4. We pray for those who
mourn; that the Lord may
remove their sadness.
Lord, hear us………
5. We pray for those who have
gone before us marked with
the sign of faith; that they
may be raised to eternal life
with the angels and saints in
heaven.
Lord, hear us………
Celebrant:
Heavenly Father, we
wait patiently, ready to rejoice
in the coming of your Son this
Christmas. Look kindly on our
prayers today, which we make
as always through the same
Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Last weeks’ Offertory Collection
from the three churches of the
parish came to
€ 2,420.
Sincere thanks for your
generous support.
WE WELCOME INTO THE
CHRISTIAN FAMILY THOSE
RECENTLY BAPTISED:
Mia Lily Catherine Murphy
Chulainn Brendan Gale
WE REMEMBER AND PRAY
FOR THOSE RECENTLY
DECEASED:
Joe Crowley
Theresa McCarthy
will take place at Myrtlyville at 12noon.
If anyone is willing to take part in this
Fundraising event for the Parish Restoration
Project please contact Fr. John or Fr.
Damian. Sponsorship cards are available in
the three Churches of the Parish.
The Christmas Day Swim
Christmas Carol Concert:
Gross: €3,355 • Net: €2,755
Last weeks’ Restoration Fund Collection from
the three churches of the parish came to
€2,183. Sincere thanks for your generous
support.
THE PARISH OF BLACKPOOL,
THE GLEN AND BALLYVOLANE
RESTORATION PROJECT
UPDATE
BLACKPOOL ALTER SOCIETY
Donation for Christmas Flowers gratefully
received by any member of the Altar Society.
ADVENT – REFLECTION / MEDITATION ON
THE
SUNDAY
READINGS
in the crying room, St
Oliver ʼs Church on Thursday morningDec 19th after 9am Massled by Sr. Peggy CroninCenacle. All welcome.
CHRISTMAS NOVENA MASS CARDS
available in all three Churches of the Parish from
this weekend. Also available in Blackpool Post
Office.
AUTUMN DUES ENVELOPES
are available in
the three churches of the parish.
“ST FRANCIS GARDENS DAY CENTRE”
is
open to all elderly people
(70-100) who live in
Blackpool and surrounding areas. We provide a
relaxed atmosphere for people to talk, join in
activities, exercise, bingo,
cards, singing and
dancing if you wish, meet new people. We believe
that you are never too old to enjoy yourself.
We
provide a 3 course hot meal at lunchtime, tea
/coffee morning and afternoon. You are welcome
to pop in and have a chat, or if you would like to
see our centre, contact Ann or Ruth on 4220348
THE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS IN THE
PLAZA BLACKPOOL
will be turned on by the
Lord Mayor Cllr Catherine Clancy on Wed
18th
Dec
at 6pm. All Welcome.
PASTORAL
HARMONY
The choirs from the Churches of
Pastoral Area 11 recently came
together to record a CD which is
now available for sale at only
€5. Proceeds from CD sales will
go towards the upkeep of the
churches in the area.
PASTORAL AREA 11
comprises of Blackpool/The
Glen/Ballyvolane, The Cathedral Parish, Sunday’s
Well and St Mary
ʼ
s, Popes Quay, the Coordinator
for the area is Fr John O’Donovan.
The GivingTree
This weekend we have ‘The Giving Tree’
at The Church of the Annunciation,
Blackpool, St. Brendan’s Church, The Glen
& St Oliver’s Church, Ballyvolane. You
can place your gift in front of the
Christmas Tree in the churches. Your
kindness will make someone very happy.
These gifts will be distributed by St
Vincent De Paul to those in need this
Christmas.
Thank you for your generosity.
Prayer for the
lighting of the Third
Advent Candle
God our Father, you chose the Virgin Mary to be the Mother of your Son. On Calvary, Jesus gave Mary to us to be our eternal Mother. As the feast of
his birthday draws
near, help us to learn
from Mary how to put
all our trust in you. We
ask this through Christ
Our Lord. AMEN.
Christmas Mass Schedule
BLACKPOOL
CHURCH
Confessions:
After Masses of
weekend 14th/15th Dec
MASSES
Christmas Eve Night:
6.00pm & 9.00pm
Christmas Day:
9.00am &
12.00 noon
ST.
BRENDAN’S
Confessions:
After Masses of
weekend 14th/15th Dec
MASSES
Christmas Eve Night:
7.00pm
Christmas Day:
10.00am
ST.
OLIVER’S
Confessions:
After Masses of
weekend 14th/15th Dec
MASSES
Christmas Eve Night:
7.30pm &
9.30pm
Christmas Day:
11am
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