15 December 2021

Scoil Naomh Cualán

We had a magical day today in Scoil Naomh Cualán.  The Le Chéile Cafe opened in school.  Hot Chocolate, sweets and marshmallows dipped in chocolate were served.  A lovely atmosphere was created as the children sat around the Christmas trees listening to festive music on a sunny December day.    


Parish News

Anniversaries: Sat 18th at 7pm. William and Betty Cooke, Fortwilliam House and Jimmy and Bridie Slattery, Pallas St.

Sunday December 19th at 9.30  Noel Costello and his parents Denis & Phylis Costello

Sunday 19th December at 11am Mass Ger McInerney and his parents Martin and Ellie McInerney, Glenkeen, Nan Reid Chapel St. Borrisoleigh and  Billy Stapleton, Knockanevin.  We are also asked to pray for the soul of Marian Murray, Bandon, Co Cork who was interred recently.


Christmas Mass Times: Friday December 24th Christmas Eve 10am, 5pm. and 7pm

Saturday Christmas Day: Masses at 9.30 and 11am. No Mass on Christmas evening

Sunday  26th December Masses at 9.30 and 11am

Monday 27th December No Mass

Tuesday 28th December –Sat Jan 1st incl (New Year’s Day) Masses at 10am.

Last Sunday’s Collection: amounted to €840

Maynooth College annual carol service to go ahead on 15 December

 “Join us online and enjoy our talented choirs for this beautiful and moving celebration of the eternal message of Christmas” – Rev Prof Michael Mullaney

On Wednesday three Maynooth College and University choirs will gather in the historic College Chapel of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for the annual Christmas carol service: the College Chapel Choir, directed by Dr John O’Keeffe; the Schola Gregoriana, led by Dr Darina McCarthy; and Maynooth University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr Michael Dawson.  This renowned and uplifting choral celebration of the Christmas season has been a highlight of the Advent calendar in Ireland since 1970.

Following public health guidance, a much-reduced congregation will attend this year’s carol service, which will be livestreamed on Wednesday 15 December at 7:30pm.  The online link for the carol service can be found on the College website: www.maynoothcollege.ie.  The service will be led by the President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Rev Professor Michael Mullaney who, announcing this year’s event, said, “I am truly delighted that this year’s Christmas carol service can go ahead with a small in-person audience.  I extend an invitation to everyone who can to join us online and enjoy hymns sung by our three talented choirs for this beautiful and moving celebration of the eternal message of Christmas.”


Thought for the week: At Christmas time we cherish hope, with love and joy to share,

And pray for peace to fill the world for people everywhere.

Society of St Vincent de Paul – Annual Collection

The St Brigid’s Conference, SVP Borrisoleigh would like to thank people for their generous contributions to the SVP annual Church Gate Collection last weekend.  Mile Buiochas.
Donations can still be dropped into the SVP Post Box in the Community Centre, Pallas Street or be made on line by going to www.svp.ie/stbrigidsborrisoleigh
There is also a facility to donate by calling 0818 176 176 and you should specify that you want your donation to St Brigid’s Conference, Borrisoleigh.
If you are experiencing difficulties and need a helping hand at Christmas or at any time during the year you can contact St Brigid’s Conference, SVP Borrisoleigh on 086 895 1926 or by dropping a note into the SVP Post Box in the Community Centre, Pallas Street and we will call you back as soon as possible. 
You will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and with compassion. 

St Joseph’s College

Clear Out your Wardrobe over Christmas and help St. Joseph’s College ! 

We all have items of clothing in our wardrobes that we haven’t worn in ages but just haven’t gotten around to parting with yet. Well today’s the day to pop them in a bag and drop them to St. Josephs to help raise funds for our school. 
Only clean, dry clothing in good condition please. Just drop to the school between 6th and 26th Jan 2022. Thank you! 
St Joseph’s Parents Council 

Community Centre Borrisoleigh

Community Centre St. Stephens Day Cycle

Our fundraising cycle is on 26th December. We will have 2 cycles:
Cycle 1 is Thurles- Templemore – Home.
Cycle 2 with the Axa group is The Ragg – Templemore – Home.
Both cycles will depart the new Sports Hall in the GAA grounds at 10am.  

Pic of the Past

School Friends in the mid 1970s
Tom Maher, John F. Kennedy, Seamus Maher, Philip Kenny,
John McGrath, Francis Collins, Brian Kenny and Paul Treacy

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