Church of the Assumption, Beauparc

 

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ADVENT

MASSES 

Sunday                 10.30 a.m.

Mon.                       2.00 p.m.

Tue  - Fri                9.00 a.m.            

Saturday                7.00 p.m. (Vigil)

Note: Rosary before Mass each weekday.

 

INTENTIONS:      

Sat. 7 p.m.            Jimmy & Maisie Gallagher

                             Jim Sheehy

                             Lorraine Hughes

                             Frank & Brigid Brady 

Sun 10.30 a.m.     Tony Ruane

                             Rose Quinn

                             John & Catherine Scanlon  

Sat 22nd Dec       P.J. Weldon Month’s Mind        

Sun.23rd Dec.      WillieReilly     

           

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Thursday       3.00 p.m.  -  10.00 p.m.

Friday            7.00 a.m.  -   11.00 a.m.

***All welcome!  Why not come.***

 

Seneschalstown GFC Lotto Results 10th December 2018.   Numbers: 13, 14, 21, 23. There was no jackpot winner. The 5 x €25 winners

Oliver Carey, Nicky Sudden, Rita Clarke, Patricia Finnegan & Cian Clarke 

Next week's jackpot is €3,200

 

CAROL SERVICE:

A Carol Service featuring the choirs from Beauparc, Kentstown and neighbouring parishes will take place on Sunday 16th December in Yellow Furze Church at 7pm. All welcome

 
Parish News

Rite of Reconciliation 

in preparation for Christmas 

Tuesday, 18th. December at 7.00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS MASSES

Christmas Eve: 9.00 p.m.

Christmas Day: 10.30 a.m.

KENTSTOWN

Christmas Eve 8.00 p.m.

Christmas Day:  9.30 & 11.30 a.m.

 
Thought for the Week
THE ADVENT WREATH
The circular shape symbolises the coming of Christ in the past, in the present and in future glory. We light one candle each Sunday representing the gradual building up of the kingdom.
1st Candle (purple) is the candle of hope. We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God.
2nd Candle (purple) is the candle of preparation. Preparation means to “get ready”. Help us to be ready to welcome you, O God!
3rd Candle (pink) is the candle of joy. The angels sang a message of Joy!
4th Candle (purple) is the candle of love. The angels announced the Good News of a Savior. God sent his only Son to earth to save us, because he loves us!
5th Candle (white) is Christ candle. It reminds us that Jesus is the Lamb of God, His birth was for His death; His death was for our birth!
REFLECTION – LIGHTING THE 1ST CANDLE OF THE ADVENT WREATH
I. Gather as a family around the Advent wreath and light the first candle. This is the candle of hope (purple).
II. Have a moment of silence and then start with a prayer: “O Lord, Prince of Peace, Saviour of all people, come and set us free. Lord, our God”.
III. Read Luke 1:26-38. In this reading we hear about Simon’s life of hope that one day, before he died, he would see the Lord. When eventually this happens, he is filled with joy and peace.
IV. Reflection: What do you hope for personally? What do you hope for in the wider world? Other than presents what is your real hope for, this Christmas? At the end of the reflection if you have time, you may wish to share your thoughts if you are praying together as a family. Conclude with a prayer.
 
Advent invites us to think some new thoughts, imagine new projects, and focus our options.
We renew our welcome to Jesus as the anchor of our lives, and prepare for His return at the end of time.
Advent is an open invitation to make a new start in our personal spiritual journey.