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St. Fergal’s Newsletter

The Deep End

Endurance

 We are reading the final chapters of Luke’s Gospel for Year C.  Jesus is in Jerusalem and the passages we hear are talking about end times.  The people gathered are obviously excited, having seen how magnificent the Temple is, but the time for excitement might not be just yet.  Jesus reminds them, and us, that these things are short-lived and we should not be too bothered about ‘fine stonework’ and ‘votive offerings’.    These things do not last.  At some point, we have all seen and heard someone shouting on the street or on the internet about the end of the world.  You’d be forgiven for thinking that today’s Gospel is trying to achieve the same thing.

Jesus tried to comfort the people regarding various crises that will happen; the call is to take perspective, to look at the bigger picture.  Endurance is the message of today’s gospel.  The people of Jerusalem will witness the destruction of the Temple, the disciples will face persecution, people of faith will have tough times ahead.  Whatever crisis may come, Jesus is asking people to keep going, to stay focused and not be afraid.

Lord when we are young we think that we become great through our achievements.  Life has taught us the truth of Jesus’s words, it is by endurance that we win our lives’.     Michel de Verteuil.

 Jane Mellett

mellettj@gmail.com

THE NEWSLETTER OF ST FERGAL’S PARISH, BALLYWALTRIM,

BRAY, CO WICKLOW.  Parish Website: www.stfergalsbray.ie

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MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday Vigil Mass 16th 2019

 7.00pm  Joan Matthews (Anniv)                                        

Sunday 17th 2019

8.00am  Eileen Keogh (Anniv                                          

10.30am. Raymond(Ray) Murray

                (Month’s Mind)

                Frank Ward  (Rec Dec)

                Floreen Pinto (Rec Dec)

                Joan Sweeney (Rec Dec)

                Sheila Healy (Rec Dec)

                Mary Ivory (Rec Dec)

                Sarah Cotterell (Anniv)

                Alan O’Neill (Anniv)

                Leo McCabe (Get Well Int)

                Patrick Freeman (Get Well Int)

Those who die in grace go no further from us than to God, and God is always very near.

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LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTIONS

Last weekend the Share collection amounted to €950.00. The Family Offering Collection amounted to €360.00. 

Thank you for your generosity.

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Novena to St Anthony

On Tuesday Mornings during the 9.30am Mass

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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

On Friday Mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards

Are now available from the Parish Office, and the Sacristy.   The intentions of those receiving these cards will be remembered at the 9.30a.m. Mass on Thursday

26th December 2019.

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Thirty-ThirdSunday in Ordinary Time

World Day of the Poor

As we come towards the end of the Church’s Year we are reminded of the end of all time.   Before it comes, there will be time of trial: for the believer who endures in faith, the end will not bring condemnation, but healing and life.

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ST FERGAL’S PARISH CHRISTMAS ART COMPETITION 2019

 St Fergal’s Parish invites Primary School Children to enter the 2019 Christmas Art Competition.  

We invite paintings, drawings, or  illustrations of well-known Christmas Carols.  

Prizes of art materials and the chance to be included in the 2020 Parish Christmas Cards can be yours.

Entry forms are available from the tables at the back of the Church.

CLOSING DATE :-     Art work to be delivered to St Fergal’s Parish Office before 3.00pm

on Wednesday the

11th of December 2019.

Thank You.

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St. Fergal’s Church

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE

Great Prizes to be Won !

1st Prize

32” Panasonic Smart TV

2nd Prize

Old Conna Golf Club

Green Fees x 4 Ball plus

Breakfast (Courtesy of Brian)

3rd Prize

Ltd Edition Giclée Print

by Peter Growney

4th Prize

Christmas Hamper

5th Prize

Dinner for 2 (€100 Voucher) at

Restaurant 1909 – Dalkey 

6th Prize

6 Bottles of Wine

& MANY MORE PRIZES

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Tickets are on sale in the Church

 this weekend & in the Parish Office.

€1 per ticket, or book of 6, for €5.

The draw will take place in the Church after the Christmas Carol Concert on  Saturday 21st December 2019

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Parish Christmas Cards

Packs of assorted Parish Christmas Cards are available to purchase in the Church and in the Parish Office.    

 €4 for 6 cards.

Those who receive the cards will be remembered in the Christmas Masses being offered in the Parish

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 The Church Gate Collection

NEXT Weekend

23rd & 24th of November

Will be in aid of the

Knights of St. Columbanus

Christmas Day Dinner Appeal,

for needy families and elderly people living alone.

Please Give Generously

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Voices of Bray Community Choir

St Fergals Church

Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm

Proceeds in aid of our local

St Clare’s Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul

Admission €10

Tickets available from the Parish Office and after all Masses.

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HOLY GHOST MISSIONS

The Holy Ghost Missions Envelope Collection, which took place last weekend amounted to:- €1,765.00

Thank you most sincerely for your very generous contributions.

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 READINGS AND INTENTIONS

Mon 18th – Sat 23rd Nov 2019

Monday 18th Nov

9.30am  Peggy McAllister (Rec Dec)

1 Mac 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-64. Ps 118 ;53, 64,

134, 150, 155, 158, R/ cf. v 88. Lk 18:35-43.

Tuesday 19th Nov

9.30am Martin Daly (Anniv) &

              Fr Pat O’Toole (Anniv)

2 Mac 6:18-31. Ps 3:2-7, R/ v 6.

Lk 19:1-10.

Wednesday 20th Nov

9.30am  George, Maureen &

               Patricia Kelly  (Anniv)

2 Mac 7:1, 20-31. Ps 16:1, 5-6, 8, 15,

R/ v 15. Lk 19:11-28.

Thursday 21st Nov

The Presentation of the

Blessed Virgin Mary

9.30am Fr John Corrigan (Rec Dec)

Zec 2:14-17. Ps Lk 1:46-55, R/ v 49.

Mt 12:46-50.

Friday 22nd  Nov

St Cecilia.

9.30am Terry Mahoney (Rec Dec)

1 Mac 4:36-37, 52-59. Ps 1 Chr 29:10-12,

 R/ v 13. Lk 19:45-48

Saturday 25th Nov

9.30 am – Prayer Service

St Columban

1 Mac 6:1-13. Ps 9:2-4, 6, 16, 19,

R/ cf. v 16. Lk 20:27-40

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PRAYER

Lord God of all the ages, the One who is, who was, and who is to come, stir up within us a longing for your kingdom, steady our hearts in the time of trial, and grant us patient endurance until the sun of justice dawns.   We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

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ROTAS FOR NEXT WEEKEND

Ministers of the Eucharist:

23rd & 24th November 2019

7:00pm      Anne Kiely

                  Eamon O’Dowd

                  Sylvia Meaney

 8.00am     Gus Fox

                  Mary Twohig

10:30am    Aine McHugh, Mary Keogh,      

                  Marian Growney, Pat Martin,                     

                  Margaret Broderick

Nursing Home Rota:

Margaret Ryan

Vicky Byrne

Anne Kiely

 Ministers of the Word

7.00pm   Marie Hegarty

8.00am   John Heywood

10.30am ‘Do this in Memory Mass’

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 ST FERGAL’S PARISH

Moderator, V. Rev Larry Behan

The Parochial House, St. Fergal’s, Killarney Road, Bray.

Sacristy: Tel. 2768194 

Parish Office: Mon, Wed, & Thurs 10.00am-3.00pm, 

Tuesday 10.00am-5.00pm

Friday:- CLOSED Tel: 2860980

Email: info@stfergalsbray.ie  Web:www.stfergalsbray.ie

Masses: Sundays – Saturday 7.00p.m. Sunday 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Holy Days – Vigil 7.00p.m., Holy Day 8.00a.m. & 10.30a.m. Weekdays – 9.30a.m.

Baptisms: 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 12.00Noon.   Three weeks notice before the preparation meeting is required. Preparation meeting is normally held on the Monday before the first Saturday Sacrament.

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