December 13th 2020

3rd   Sunday of Advent

Today, “Gaudete Sunday” – invites us to see the joy at the heart of our faith as very special.



Sat.  Dec 12th 8pm           Stephen and Elizabeth Prout, Ryehill,

                                          Matt and Katherine Murphy, Limerick.

Sat. Dec 19th  8pm          Michael and Ellie Hough, Killea,

                                         John and Bridget Kelly, Terryglass.


Sun.  Dec  13th  9.30am    Jimmy O’Meara, Kevinstown – 1st Anniversary.

 Sun.  Dec. 20th  9.30am    Peg and Jack Donoghue, Kilbiller.

                                           Son McCarthy, Ormond Cottage.

PARISH  PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING in Kilbarron Church on  Wed. Dec 16th  at 8pm in Kilbarron.  If you have any item for the agenda please contact any member of the Pastoral Council. 

CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS  In these times of restrictions on attendances at public masses, many people who are unable to attend church services are interested in contributing to the support of their parish or their priests. Sincere thanks to all our parishioners who have contributed during this time. It is now possible to make a contribution by credit or debit card directly to your parish using the Diocesan Website – The contribution as received by the Diocesan website will be fully paid to your parish. Go to the Diocesan Website and click on the red “Donate to your Parish” button on the top of the page. You will be invited to select your parish and the parish fund you wish to contribute to. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Masses for Christmas  pending the stability of Covid.

Christmas Mass in Kilbarron on Wednesday 23rd at 7.30pm.

Christmas Eve : Borrisokane 2pm, 7pm and 9pm

Kilbarron 6pm, Lorrha 7:30pm, Terryglass 9pm,  Rathcabbin 9pm

Christmas Day  Terryglass 9:30am , Borrisokane 11am,  Rathcabban 11am

Extra Masses being provided, but the restriction to 50 plus social distancing of two metres means that it will be impossible to provide for everyone who wishes to attend a Christmas Mass.  The following guidelines will apply –

  • First come first admitted till the limited capacity is filled. Note the total time permitted is one hour, mass and entry and exit included.
  • The well wrapped up could stay with strict social distancing outside the doors, and participate by listening to the outside PA system.
  • You could follow the Mass on webcam, or Facetime nearby and receive Holy Communion.
  • You could watch, listen to parish Masses from home and receive Holy Communion @ weekday Masses leading up to Christmas or just after Christmas. Think of the 12 days of Christmas
  • CHRISTMAS GREETINGS  As many family members from the area may not be able to get home this Christmas, the Parish Pastoral Council have created a platform for people from abroad to send a recorded greeting home which will be published on the Parish website on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. If you know of someone who you think might like to avail of this service please ask them to visit where they will find the contact details and instructions for this project. 
  • Churches open again for Mass From December 1st.

    Terryglass / Kilbarron Mass Times

    Terryglass :  Tues. Thurs, Fri. : 9am     Saturday: 8pm Vigil Mass

    Kilbarron :  Wed.  7.30pm.   Sunday : 9.30am

    During Level 3 Covid 19  Funeral Ceremony-attendance is now 25

    • Sunday Masses remain on Webcam Borisokane – 7pm Sat and 10:30am Sunday. Daily Masses on Borrisokane Webcam 10am. Tues,Thurs, Fri.
    • Terryglass has a recording of weekend Mass that can be accessed through the Parish website from Saturday night.
    • We are appealing for people to volunteer their time to help with stewarding, cleaning and other essential ministries that are evolving to ensure that now we have returned to mass it will be a safe place for everyone. If you are willing to help, please contact the Parish Office or any member of the PPC with your details.

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