Church of the Holy Family Newsletter: Sun. 18th Dec. ’22

Very Rev. Aodhan Cannon, PP.

Rev. Philip Daly, CC Kilclooney

Very Rev. Dean Austin Laverty, PE

Masses can be viewed on the Church webcams at MCN Media.

Daily and weekend Masses at the usual times.

Anniversary and Memorial Masses

Saturday 7.30pm: Rose Mc Cafferty, Glencoe; Connell & Teresa Cannon.

Sunday 9.00am: Priest’s Intention.

Sunday 11.00am: Missa Pro Populo (For the People).

Monday 10.00am: Sean Connaughton, Sandfield.

Tuesday 10.00am: Michael Shovlin, Gortnacart.

Wednesday 7.30pm: Susan Mulhern.

Thursday 10.00am: Rose Agnes, John, Noel & Junior Slowey, Main St.

Friday 7.30pm: Kathleen & Charles Boyle.

Saturday 11.00am: Sarah & Sean Gallagher.

Christmas Eve

Family Mass at 7.00pm

Children, please wear your Christmas jumpers and bring along the baby Jesus to be blessed and placed in your crib when you go home.

Vigil at 10.00pm

Christmas Day

Masses at 9.00am and 11.00am.

Month’s Mind

Thomas Paul Breslin, Doohill.


Gerard Slowey, Tullycleave.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.


As we approach Christmas, it is an ideal time to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation. There will be a number of priests hearing confessions on Monday evening at 7.30pm.

There will also be confessions after morning mass this week including Christmas Eve.

Parish Envelopes

If you are new to the parish or would like envelopes, please come to the sacristy or email

St. Mary’s NS

St. Mary’s NS would like to thank everyone who supported their Cake & Christmas Craft Fair. €1255 was raised.

St. Vincent De Paul Annual Christmas Collection

Takes place after all Masses this weekend, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th December. All donations will be spent locally. St. Shanaghan Conference would like to thank you all for your generosity and support of their work in the parish throughout the year.

Ukrainian Families

You might like to drop in a small gift to the Parish Centre that will be passed on to the Ukrainian families in our community for Christmas.

Be still and know that I am God

Silent retreat for adults in Ards Friary from Friday 3rd to Sunday 6th February 2023. To book or for more information contact Rory 086-8231717.