December 10th 2023


Second Sunday of Advent     

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning..”




Sat.  Dec 9th     8pm          Stephen and Elizabeth Prout, Ryehill

           Matt and Catherine Murphy, Limerick,  Kevin Cahalan, Cloninaha.

Fri  Dec 15th   9am           Theo Tierney, Macloon, Una, Pat and deceased

                                           members of the Tierney family.



Sun.  Dec 10th   9.30am       Teresa Burke, Kilbarron

                                              Jamesie Burke, Hurlers Cross and Kilbarron.

Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Cyril Stafford, Wexford (brother of Ollie Stafford, Mota) Patrick Gernon, Dublin (father of Anthony Gernon, Brocka) and Cecelia Corcoran, Ferbane (sister of Bridget Bowers, Ballyscanlon) who died recently.

Sacrament of Reconciliation  Next Sunday 17th there will be a simple penitential service at all Masses in preparation for Christmas. At the end of Masses there will be the opportunity for an individual blessing or confession if so desired.

CHOIR – Choir practice in Terryglass church with Anna on Sun 17th dec at 6pm.  All welcome.

Christmas Mass Arrangements 2023

We are delighted to announce our Christmas Mass schedule for our three parishes which, given the limitation of staffing, we hope will reach as many people as possible. We hope to have music and singing at all our Masses and all our choirs are currently getting into full choral voice.

Aglish: Christmas Eve 2pm

Borrisokane: Christmas Eve 7pm,  Christmas day 10:30am

Terryglass : Christmas Eve 8:30pm Christmas day 9:30am

Kilbarron : Christmas Eve 6:30pm

Lorrha : Christmas Eve 9pm

Rathcabbin : Christmas day 11:30am


Please note No Morning Mass Sunday 24th Dec.  The vigil Masses are the only Masses for the fourth Sunday of Advent.


OMNA SINGERS – PORTUMNA Omna Singers are delighted to present “Ring Christmas Bells“, a short fun, family performance of festive songs and carols in Christ Church Portumna on Mon 18th Dec7.30pm-8.15pm. . Come along and sing along (and bring your jingle bells) to get fully into the Christmas spirit! A collection will be taken up for UNICEF Gaza Children’s Fund. All welcome!


LOCAL LINK SERVICE New route operates 4 daily return services through Terryglass, Ballinderry, Coolbawn into Nenagh.  See posters in the church porch or visit



Our lotto took place this week – 4th December 2023 @ 9pm.

Jackpot: €12,600    Numbers:  12 -14 – 16 – 24.  No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dip: Amanda Hayes, Joe Hannigan, Sheila Moran, Mitch O’Meara and Nora & Pat Tierney.    Thank you for playing our lotto. 

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