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Sunday January 24rd


Sat. January 23rd

Watergrasshill: Vigil Mass 7pm

Peggy Wiseman, Carrignavar

Live on Facebook

Sun. January 24th

Glenville: Mass 10am

Geraldine and Louise Clancy, Kilworth

Live on Facebook

Mon. January 25th

Mass 9.30am

Nell Bowen, Blackrock (died recently)

Live on Facebook


Tues. January 26th

Mass 7pm

William and Nellie O’Donovan, Graigue

Live on Facebook

Wed. January 27th

Mass 12 noon

Finbarr Richardson, Togher

Live on Facebook

Thurs. January 28th

Mass 12noon

David Cahill, Ballyhooly (died recently)

Live on Facebook

Fri. January 29th

Mass 12noon

Bridie Curtin and Katie Hickey, Bridestown, and Sheila Downing, Blarney

Live on Facebook

Sat. January 30th

Watergrasshill: Vigil Mass 7pm

Cecelia Buttimer (month’s mind), Denis, Jerome, Eileen and Diarmuid Buttimer, Lackendaragh

Live on Facebook

Sun. January 24th

Glenville: Mass 10am

Robert and Angela Aherne, Graigue

Live on Facebook



Died Recently:

Eamonn Ryan

Joan O’Mahony, Knockraha

Jim (Sonny) O’Sullivan, Rathcormac

Gobnait Desmond

Josephine O’Connell

Anniversaries:

Sr. Ita Desmond

Joe Browne, Clonmult

Timmy Healy, Ballinvinny

Sean and Noreen O’Driscoll, Menane

Mai Murphy

Felix Sarsfield

Patrick O’Connell, Condonstown


With the return of restrictions; while both
Churches remain open for private prayer at the
usual times, offering of Mass returns, once
again, online only. Please note the schedule as
outlined above for this coming week.
Mass will be offered every day live on Facebook.

New Message from Pope Francis
You may recall that the Pope did not attend
New Year Vespers on New Year’s Eve nor did he
preside at the January 1st. Mass for Mary the
Mother of God. However he did issue the
following New Year’s Day Message which has
gone viral. I believe it is worth reading and
taking to heart. It is especially addressed to
these times.
You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be
angry, but do not forget that your life is the
greatest adventure in the world. Only you can
stop it from going bust! Many appreciate you,
admire you and love you.
Remember to be happy is not to have a sky
without a storm, a road without accidents, work
without fatigue, relationships without
disappointments.


To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the state of fear, love
in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but
also to reflect on the sadness. It is not only to
celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons
from the failures. It is not only to feel happy
with the applause, but to be content in
anonymity. Being happy is not a fatality of
destiny, but an achievement for those who can
travel within themselves. To be happy is to stop
feeling like a victim and become your destiny’s
author. It is to cross deserts, yet to be able to
find an oasis in the depths of your soul. It is to
thank God for every morning, for the miracle of
life. Being happy is not to be afraid of your own
feelings. It’s to be able to talk about you. It is
having the courage to hear a “no”. It is
confidence in the face of criticism, even when
unjustified. It is to kiss your children, pamper
your parents, to live poetic moments with
friends, even when they hurt us. To be happy is
to let live the creature that is in each of us; free,
joyful and simple. It is to have the maturity to
be able to say “I made mistakes”. It is to have
the courage to say “I am sorry”. It is to have the
sensitivity to say “I need you”. It is to have the
ability to say “I love you”. May your life become
a garden of opportunities for happiness…that in
Spring maybe a lover of joy and in Winter a
lover of wisdom. And when you make a
mistake, start all over again. For only then will
you be in love with life. You will find that to be
happy is not to have the perfect life. But use the
tears to irrigate tolerance. Use your losses to
train patience. Use your mistakes to sculptor
serenity. Use pain to plaster pleasure. Use
obstacles to open windows of intelligence.
Never give up…never give up on people who
love you. Never give up on happiness, for life is
an incredible show!
Happy New Year (Pope Francis)


Diocesan Quarterly Collection this weekend