2nd Sunday of Advent
Saturday /Sunday – 4th / 5th December 2021
We are celebrating the Second Sunday of Advent
The season of Advent may be seen as a time of preparation for the great celebration of Christmas. During Advent we hear some of God’s salvific plans in the Old Testament, especially from the prophet Isaiah. The Advent wreath is a symbol of the passage of the ages before the birth of Christ and also a symbol of eternity in which God dwells.
Journey with St Joseph for December, a piece taken from Loyola Press
In the faith of Joseph, the call first came to all of us to believe the mystery. In prayer we might picture Mary and Joseph talking together about all that has happened and picture the Holy Spirit in the love and in the atmosphere around them. Bring that presence of the Spirit into your day today.
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on Wednesday 8th December. Masses for the Feast are: Vigil on Tuesday at 7pm and 10.00am on Wednesday.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Annual Christmas Collection is taking place this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 4th and 5th December. The local conference would like to thank most sincerely the parishioners of Monaleen for their continued support and to wish all a happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2022.
Annacotty’s Annual Christmas Carol Singing for the Needy this year will take the form of Drive-Thru in Annacotty on Sunday 5th December from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Monies collected will be donated to the Redemptorist Christmas Poor Campaign. Last year’s collection realized €1.173
Parish Website: Our weekly notices and Mass intentions are available on our recently relaunched parish website at www.monaleenparish.ie where you will also find other information and useful resources.
Please support The Irish Catholic newspaper which is available at the back of the church at a cost of €2.50
We remember those for whom this Weekend Masses are offered:
Saturday 4th – 2nd Sunday of Advent 7:00pm: Jim Corless RIP (A)
Sunday 5th – 2nd Sunday of Advent 10.00am: John & Kitty Fitzgibbon RIP (A)
Mary Barrett RIP (A)
11:30am: Michael Parkes RIP (A)
The Mass intentions for the coming week:
Tuesday 7th – St Ambrose 9:45am: Billy Coffey RIP
Wednesday 8th Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 10:00am: Jack O’Sullivan RIP
Patrick & Catherine Condon and the
deceased members of the Condon family
Thursday 9th – of the day 9:45am: Special Intention
Robert Lasher RIP
Friday 3rd – of the day 9:45am: Willie & Maureen Sheehan RIP (A)
Next weekend: 3rd Sunday of Advent
Saturday 11th – 3rd Sunday of Advent 7:00pm: John Sheehan RIP (A)
Noel Moynihan RIP (A)
Sunday 12th – 3rd Sunday of Advent 10.00am: David & Helen Bermingham RIP (A)
11:30am: Iris Walters RIP (A)
Ted O’Connor RIP (A)
Louis Neville RIP (A)
Note: All Masses are available online via church services
In this parish we have the privilege of Eucharistic Adoration every day – on Tuesday from 10am until 10pm and on the other six days from 6pm until 10pm. This is a wonderful devotion from which flows transforming graces for those who take part and for our whole parish. All are welcome and indeed we earnestly encourage your participation. In order to ensure its continuation, please consider committing yourself to a particular hour on one or more days a week.
PRAYER WHILE VISITING THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT
My Lord Jesus Christ, for the love which You bear to men, you remain night and day in this Sacrament full of compassion and of love, awaiting, calling, and welcoming all who come to visit You. I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the Altar: I adore You from the abyss of my nothingness, and I thank You for all the graces which You have bestowed upon me and in particular for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament, for having given me your holy Mother Mary for my advocate, and for having called me to visit You in this chapel. I now salute Your most loving Heart: and this for three ends:
- In thanksgiving for this great gift; 2. To make amends to You for all the outrages which You receive in this Sacrament from all Your enemies; 3. I intend by this visit to adore You in all the places on earth in which You are the least revered and the most abandoned.
– by St Alphonsus Ligouri
Pope Francis Proclaims Year of St Joseph
Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021.
A Celtic Journey with St Joseph – Contemplating His Life with Harp, Voice and Strings:
Music by Vox Hiberniae – a group of musicians that serve as organists, directors of music, cantors and instrumentalists across parishes in the Dublin Archdiocese. To view please click on this link
For details of the decree issued with regard to a plenary indulgence for the year of St Joseph please click on this link