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10th December
Second Sunday in Advent
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Masses This Week
Mon: 9.00 am
Tue: NO MASS
Wed,Thurs and Friday 9.00 am
Sat: 10.00 am

CAROL SERVICES
Mon 11th December

Kilbrittain N.S. will hold their Christmas Carol Service this Monday night December 11th at 7 pm. All welcome.
Sunday Dec 17th,
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbrittain, at 7.00 pm Carol Service on the theme of the Family and Ancestory of Jesus as we look forward to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland 2018.

Lectio Divina
In Barleyfield each Thursday night in December at 8.00 pm. Contact Jim on 0868306312. All welcome.

Tidy Towns Calendar on Sale
The Kilbrittain Tidy Towns Calender 2018 featuring photographs of the parish by local photographers is now available for sale in Hickeys Foodstore, The Post Office and The Creamery. Price €10.

Society of St Vincent de Paul
The annual St Vincent de Paul collection will be taken up at they Masses on thia Sat 9th/Sun 10th Dec. Your continued support and generosity is greatly appreciated and we emphasise that all donations given are used in the Bandon and local parish communities. Also if you need help now or coming up to Christmas, phone 086-8255092 or write a note with your name and address and send it the the Shop in Weir St, Bandon, where it will be dealt with in confidentiality.

St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Retreat.
Retreat to Moyross Woods Sunday 17th December. Times TBC. Seats to be booked with Cormac O’Connor on 087-6167835 or Denise (office) 023-8849196 before Friday 15th December.

Eucharistic Adoration
Usual Adoration this week: Mon 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Wed 2.00 to 8,00 pm.If road conditions are in any way unsafe this week or through the winter, do not feel obliged to take any risk in order to fulfil your hour.

Collection Envelopes.
Boxes of Sunday envelopes, together with Christmas Offering envelopes and parish calendar are ready for distribution now.
For 2018 we are including the Priest’s collection envelopes (Spring and Autumn Dues and Easter and Christmas collection) in the Sunday boxes in order to avoid four deliveries during the year. This is an experimental measure and if there is a poor level of use of these envelopes we will go back to the brown envelopes again.
If you have put your name on your Sunday envelope anytime in the past two years you will be given the same envelope number as before. Also for the first time this year we are giving personally-addressed boxes to any household who identified themselves on any brown envelope. If you would prefer that your number not be identifiable, please take a random box from the church porch to use instead.

PASTORAL AREA NEWS
The Priests of the Parishes of Bandon, Enniskeane, Newcestown and Kilbrittain have invited a number of people to step in, in the event of a priest becoming ill or being unavailable at short notice for weekend Masses.
This group of people have been trained to step in:
· To inform the congregation gathered where the next available mass will be celebrated.
· Facilitate the congregation present with the Liturgy of the Word and the reception of Holy Communion.
Advent Penance Services
Tue 19th Dec 7.30 pm Enniskeane
Wed 20th Dec 8.00 pm Newcestown
Thurs 21st Dec 7.30 pm Bandon