Bulletin

This Week’s Bulletin

20th December 2020
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

COVID 19, Level 3
CHURCH IS OPEN EVERY DAY
RESTRICTED NUMBERS AT MASS

Masses This Week
Monday morning 9.00 am
TUESDAY NO MASS
Wed 9.00 am
THURSDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE
8.00 PM. ONLINE ONLY
FRIDAY, CHRISTMAS DAY
9.00 AM ONLINE ONLY
Saturday Morning
St Stephen’s Day 11.00 am

Next Weekend
Saturday Vigil 6.00 and 8.00 pm
Sunday 10.30 am
We have thought about the possibility of increased demand next weekend (26th/27th) due to visitors, etc and have found it impossible to make a judgement call. To deal with the situation as it arises, ONLY the car park door will be open on Saturday night and Sunday. If the church gets full, the remainder will be asked to stay in their cars and will be able to receive Holy Communion after Mass. All three Masses will be livestreamed for the benefit of those at home and, if necessary, in their cars. You are reminded that there is still no obligation to go to Sunday Mass and there will be Mass every day the following week at 11.00 am.
All Masses livestreamed

Christmas Communion Calls
There may be vulnerable people, of any age, who are not normally housebound but who have not been able to go to Mass despite the end of the lockdown. I would be delighted to have the opportunity of bringing the Eucharist to them on the week of Christmas if they wished. Please ring, email or text.

CONFESSION IN THE SACRISTY
MON AND WED NIGHT 7.00 TO 8.00

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration will not be facilitated again until after Christmas.

Christmas Masses
Church will be closed at 6.00 pm on Christmas Eve in preparation for private online Mass of the Nativity at 8.00 pm. This Mass will include the traditional participation of Kilbrittain Folk Group through a pre-recorded programme of hymns and carols.
Please note: Christmas Day Mass will be at 9.00 am and broadcast from a closed church. Liturgy will include Kilbrittain Adult choir through special recordings. The early time is so that the church can be open to the public at 10.00 am.

Christmas Eve
Christmas Day starts at 12.00 noon on 24th Dec this year. There will be NO 9.00 am morning Mass. From 12.00 noon Fr Cremin will be in the church every second hour during the afternoon: 12 to 1.00; 2.00 to 3.00; 4.00 to 5.00. This is to facilitate people who would like to stop by for a Christmas blessing and pray at the crib. Main aisle will be closed off, people will enter by car park (women’s) aisle and exit by men’s aisle. Be aware not to delay at busy times and there will be stewards on hand to regulate the rate of entry if numbers arriving get too big at any time.

Cribs
Don’t forget that we have a very safe outdoor crib in the Village Grotto and people are asked to take particular advantage of it this year. Moreover, it is infinitely more beautiful and reverent than this year’s crib in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican — but so is every other crib in the homes and churches of world, no doubt!

Townland Rotas
Next Weekend 26th/27th
6.00 pm — F to K
8.00 pm — L to Village
10.30 am — A to C
Please try to follow rota if you can at all

Envelopes
Christmas Offering envelopes now available in porches.Boxes of Sunday Offering envelopes ready for collection in the church from this weekend.