BULLETIN                        1 JANUARY 2006                    



Saturday 31 December
Funeral Mass at 10.00 am for Anne-Marie Jenkins
Confession on request from 4.45 to 5.15 pm
Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm
Sunday 1 January
Sunday Mass at 10.00 am
Sunday Mass at 12.00 noon
Monday 2 January
No Mass
Tuesday 3 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Patrick Hendry
Wednesday 4 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Liz McKay
Thursday 5 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Ella Brusnahan
Friday 6 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Sarah Murray
Saturday 7 January
Mass at 10.00 am for Michael Ferguson


Tuesday 3 January

8.00 pm

Private Birthday Party
Wednesday 4 January

6.00 to 7.00 pm

Burakudo Karate Club

Please remember in your prayers:
   Anne-Marie Jenkins who died recently;
   James Murphy 1997, Father Andrew Karwemers 2002, Lizzie McNamara,
   Susan Burns 1986, Hugh Brown 1980, Sister Imelda CP 2000,
   Sister Marie Celeste CP 2000, Charles Retzbach 2000, Patrick Braniff 1991,
   Isabella Keenan 1939, Patrick Cawley 2001 and Helen McCluskey 2004
   whose anniversaries occur at this time;
   and those who are sick.
Please also remember those who died in 2005:
   Joseph Arkison   
   Margaret Boyd
   Samuel Cambridge
   Ian Clarke
   Michael Doherty
   Patrick Doherty
   Joseph Doyle
   Robert Ferguson
   Mary Guilfolyle
   Grace Jamieson
   Anne-Marie Jenkins
   James Jenkins
   Desmond Langan
   Denis Long
   Michael Lynn
   Marie Matthews
   Douglas Mayberry
   Cecilia McCurdie
   James McDermid
   Elizabeth McKay
   Margaret McLaughlan
   Catherine McMahon
   Rona McNamara
   Grant Middlemiss
   Margaret Newell
   Kathleen Robertson
   Elizabeth Walsh
   Catherine Welsh
   Thomas West
May they rest in peace.

Last weekend's collection total will be given in next week's bulletin.
Banker's Orders amount to an average of £4000 per month. Each month £4000 is repaid to the Diocese for the building loan and levy.

Last weekend's collection total for the Parish Centre
will be given in next week's bulletin.

Paying your collection by monthly or quarterly banker's order makes money handling much safer. Banker's Order forms are available in the porch.

The Burns Supper will be held in the Parish Centre on Saturday 28 January. Tickets costing £10 each are available from Kate and Gerry.

A grid is on the notice board in the Parish Centre to allow parents to add their child's name for the Sunday of their choice on which they wish to celebrate the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.

Many thanks to all who throughout the year help in any way with the various ministries of the Church. It is very much appreciated.

Father Matt
wishes everyone a happy and blessed New Year.

Enter the year with a kind thought for everyone.

May your troubles in the New Year be as short-lived as your resolutions.

The readings for this weekend's Masses are shown below in English. They are available in eleven other languages
including French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish by clicking on this link.

First Reading           Numbers 6:22-27
The Lord spoke to Moses and said, Say this to Aaron and his sons: This is how you are to bless the sons of Israel. You shall say to them: May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace. This is how they are to call down my name on the sons of Israel, and I will bless them.

Second Reading           Galatians 4:4-7
When the appointed time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born a subject of the Law, to redeem the subjects of the Law and to enable us to be adopted as sons. The proof that you are sons is that God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts: the Spirit that cries, 'Abba, Father,' and it is this that makes you a son, you are not a slave any more; and if God has made you son, then he has made you heir.

Gospel           Luke 2:16-21
The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds had to say. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen; it was exactly as they had been told. When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.