Monthly Archives:: December 2014

Phyllis Lane

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The death has taken place of Phyllis Lane, late of St Oliver’s Tce Dunleer following an illness. Phyllis, Nee McCabe, formerly of Dundalk was married to the late Joe Lane. She was a familiar figure here in the parish at daily Mass for many years before retiring into full-time care in Drogheda. Her remains will repose in Connors on Tues

28th December Reflection

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28th December – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

  • 1st Reading: Book of Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14
  • 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:12-21
  • Gospel: Luke 2:22-40

Sometimes when I am visiting homes, I see an old holy picture of the Holy Family on the wall. It always strikes me as being too sacharrine and sweet to be wholesome. The reality of

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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The announcement is made quietly. The plan of almighty God is allowed to unfold in obscurity. It is left hanging on the word of a young girl. The life plans of the young virgin are overturned. She is to be the new Ark of the Covenant, God’s dwelling place on earth. God’s word is to take flesh in her womb

The Feast of St. Nicholas

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Feast of Saint Nicolas 6th December 2014

Santa Claus at Christmas is as natural as hot dogs at a baseball game. We see the merry gentleman everywhere-in store windows, on Christmas cards, street corners, and in department stores throughout the country. Little children learn at an early age about the enchantment of Santa Claus. You’ve probably been curious more than

2nd Sunday of Advent

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The gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ according to Mark. Mark’s style is brief and immediate and to the point. This is good news in that it promises that the tyranny of sin and death are to be broken. The Gospel proclaims freedom – freedom from the slavery of sin and death and freedom from attachment to the

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

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Video: St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology presents: Join Scott Hahn in celebrating the joy of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with this short video about God’s greatest masterpiece

Mass in St Brigid’s on Monday 8th December 10am to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Misconception

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is the subject of a lot

Come home for Christmas – and for the rest of the year

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This Christmas we invite people to reconsider attending Mass and the Sacraments in a regular way.

Many people still attend Mass every Sunday and are involved in their parish and community through the various groups that make up a parish. The number of people who attend Mass weekly has shown a small but steady increase over recent years. The church

Advent

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Mass Times During Advent

Advent means ‘coming’. This is a season of joyful expectation, of watching and waiting and preparing. Each time we celebrate the Mass, we begin with a short period of preparation that takes the form of an examination of conscience before meeting Christ in Word and Sacrament. Likewise, John the Baptist was told by Zechariah his father