MASSES: Morning masses on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 9.45. Thursdays. Fridays, Saturdays, 7.00pm. In St. Nicholas. Sunday: 10.30, St. Nicholas’ and 12 noon Mass in St. Munchin’s College Chapel.
BACK TO SCHOOL: New Year, New Term, New Beginning. We wish a happy and successful term to all teachers and pupils who return to School following the Christmas holidays.
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: Monday 13th at 8.00pm in Parish Centre, Westbury.
BAPTISMS: Baptisms take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 6.00pm. Please make all necessary arrangements with Fr. Derek.
A meeting to prepare for this special day will be on the last Thursday of the month in St. Nicholas’ Church. January Baptism meeting: Thursday 30th at 7.30p.m.
THE POWER OF ONE: As we begin another year it is good to be reminded to use our consumer power: When shopping make sure to bring your reusable shopping bags. Buy products in recyclable containers. Cut down on excess packaging. Remember Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be recycled in the optic bags. Doing this will help set strong markets for materials collected in our local recycling schemes and encourage retail stores to stock more recycled products…... Remember the power of ONE.
REMEMBERING THE SICK: Dear Jesus, Healer of the sick, we remember all who are ill at home or in hospital. Michael Nora, Vera, Brian Frank, Kathleen, Anne, Paddy, Nancy, Olive, Nora, Breda, Kathleen, TJ, Charlie Pat, David, Anthony, Bill and baby Dara. Grant them the grace and strength to accept their burden. We place them under your care and humbly ask that you restore them to health again. Above all, grant them the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of them. Amen.
READERS: New rota for 7pm and 10.30 Masses in the Sacristy. Please collect.
SCOIL IDE NOTES: ACE awards in Scoil Ide: Recent winners of ACE awards were: Alex Ryan & Sheila McGiff. Kieran Ryan & Tania Lipper. Scott Fitzgerald & Darragh Long. Well done.
JUNIOR INFANT ENROLMENT: The closing date for Junior Infant Applications is February 1. Application forms available from outside the school office or download one from www.scoilide.ie
SECONDARY APPLICATIONS: Parents of 6th Class pupils should have sent in their application forms to their first choice secondary school by now. The closing date is just after the Christmas holidays and late applications cannot be processed because of the common enrolment procedure.
ADORATION CHAPEL: Will be open from 9.30am to 6.00pm each day. We encourage you to come along for a quiet moment of prayer We would love to have more people to commit to praying for one hour during this time.
SCRIPTURE SHARING: Each Wednesday following 9.45am Mass in St. Munchin’s College. New members welcome.
HOUSEHOLD VISIT: If any one who is elderly or housebound would like a visit from the priest please let Fr. Derek know.
The church collection for last weekend came to €1,126 we thank you for your generosity.
NEW YEAR WISHES: This New Year, may your hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want. May this New Year bring newly found prosperity, love, happiness and delight in your life. May the dawning of this New Year, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. As the new year blossoms, may the journey of your life be fragrant with new opportunities, your days be bright with new hopes and your heart be happy with love! Happy New Year!
SYMPATHY: We offer our deepest sympathy to Joe Neiland and family, on the recent death of Teresa Neiland. Plassey Avenue, Corbally. To the family of Terry Horgan Garadice Green, Westbury.
May they rest in peace.
MEDITATION: Quiet meditation on Tuesday mornings in 3 Oakton Road, Salesian Srs. house. Time: 10.30 am to 11am.
Collection: The church collection for last weekend came to €1,295 We thank you for your generosity.
CORBALLY COMMUNITY BRIDGE: Thursdays at St Nicholas’s Parish Centre, Westbury, at 2.00pm. Newcomers welcome
PARTEEN/ SHANNON BANKS GAA:
LOTTO: Numbers drawn were 24, 25, 27, 30. Winners of the six lucky dips were Donal Fitzgerald, Shannon Banks; Fiona O’Doherty, Ardnacrusha; Declan Quane, Westbury; Jan Cooney, C/O Catherine O’Connor; D.Sheehan&E. Ryan, Ballycannon and Jude Haskett, Parteen, Co. Clare