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Our Lord Jesus Christ Universal King Year A: November 22nd

Sat. November 21st

Watergrasshill: Vigil Mass 7pm

Timmy & Robert O’Keeffe, Ballinaltig. (A)

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Sun. November 22nd

Glenville: Mass 10am

Flor & Bridget Coakley, Doon. (A)

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Mon. November 23rd

Watergrasshill: Mass 9.30am

Nell Crowley, Mallow. (died recently)
Dodo Hurley, Dunmanway. (A)

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Tues. November 24th

Watergrasshill: Mass 7pm

Garry Lynch, Condonstown. (A)

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No Eucharistic Adoration

Wed. November 25th

Watergrasshill: Mass 12noon

Michael Cronin, Bishop’s Island. (died recently)

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Eucharistic Adoration 10am to 12 noon

Thurs. November 26th

Glenville: Mass 12noon

Michael & Mary Murphy, Lyravarrig (A)
Paul Dinan, Lyravarrig. (A)

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Eucharistic Adoration 10am to 12 noon

Fri. November 27th

Glenville: Mass 12noon

Dan Curtin, Bridestown. (A)

Live on Facebook

Sat. November 28th

Watergrasshill: Vigil Mass 7pm

Mossie McHugh, Watergrasshill. (A)

Live on Facebook

Sun. November 29th

Glenville: Mass 10am

Mary O’Leary, Bridestown. (A)

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Anniversaries:

Timmy Collins, Graigue
Paddy & Noelle Foley, Mallow
Michael Glavin, Bunaglanna
Thomas Coughlan, The Lough
Daniel O’Driscoll, Ohio


This Weekend
This Sunday, November 22nd marks the final
Sunday of the Church’s year – it is the Solemnity
of the Reign of Christ, otherwise known as
Christ the King. The Readings at the following
weekend will now be for Year B. Advent will
usher in a Season of Prayer, Repentance and
Expectation.
I will be announcing arrangements for
Confessions next week.
Naturally there will be no Penitential Service
this year.
I have no idea how we will manage ticketing for
Christmas Masses, assuming we will be open to
the public. But we will have to do something to
celebrate wisely and safely; we cannot have
people outside in what will probably be very
cold either by night or by day.
We resumed Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament in both Churches very quietly this
week; a few people present is all we need and it
was good to light up each Church and turn on
the heating again.
While I assume we will have no Christmas
Dinners in the Holy Family Centre or in the Fir
Tree, let us not forget these can be
re-scheduled to another time when it is safe to
do so. It does not have to be Christmas for this
to happen.

‘In the evening of life, we shall be judged on love’
St. John of the Cross

Looking Ahead
Despite restricted circumstances we must
prepare for a more relaxed way of living, even if
there will still be limits. In particular we must
look at Christmas arrangements. With Christmas
Day on a Friday we must look at the following
scenario:
Thursday (Christmas Eve) Two Masses,
6.00 pm. in Glenville & 7.30 pm. in
Watergrasshill
Friday (Christmas day) Three Masses
9.00 am. & 11.30 am. in Watergrasshill;
10.00 am. in Glenville
Saturday, St. Stephen’s day: 11.00 am. in Glenville;
7.00 pm. in Watergrasshill
Sunday, December 27th. 10.00 am. in Glenville
and 11.30 am. in Watergrasshill
This is a total of NINE MASSES over four days
with a maximum of 50 attendees at each.
We will have to look at ticketing and a
possibility of a Children’s Nativity Service at
3.00 pm. on Christmas Eve in Glenville. This may
relieve the crowding at the 6.00 pm. Mass.
Let me know what you think.
Around the second week of December we will
mail every home with our Parish Calendar,
Christmas Newsletter and Christmas Offering
envelope. Although we are looking at
alternative ways of distribution, we still may
need your help to volunteer in delivering to
your local area. Again, please let me know what
you think. There are approximately 1400
households in the parish.


Offertory Collection: € 440
Marriage Support: € 152
Diocesan Special Collection: €5

Propagation of the Faith: €10