Entries by William Henry

Confession for Christmas

Confessions for Christmas – guidance from the diocese. Individual Confession can be celebrated with social distancing and the use of face coverings. We are unable to have confessions available in the confessional because of the restrictions, so confessions will take place this year in the Sacristy in Culfadda Church on Sunday December 20th from 6.00pm-7.00pm, […]

Youth 2000

Youth 2000 The Youth 2000 retreat takes place this year on line, from the 18th to the 20th of December. Registration is free. For more details and registration information, please visit www.youth2000.ie    

Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis proclaims a ‘Year of St Joseph’ In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. The Letter marks the […]

The Pink Candle on the Advent wreath

The third Sunday of Advent is rose (pink) because pink symbolises joy, the joy that Jesus is almost here. When parents get ready to bring a new baby home, they typically paint the baby’s room pink or blue. They do this out of joy for to baby’s arrival. In the same way, the priest wears […]

Gospel and readings 13.12.2020

Third Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 8 Reading 1 IS 61:1-2A, 10-11 The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a […]

Christmas in our Churches

Parish Pastoral Council – Preparing for Christmas Masses. It is hoped that everyone who will be spending Christmas in our parish will be able to come to Mass for Christmas. As the parish plans for its Christmas celebrations, we are reminded that Masses are still restricted to Covid numbers and guidelines. We want to ensure […]