Do This In Memory: The second of our Do This In Memory Communion Preparation Masses will take place next weekend at the following times: Clooney Church Dec.14th @7pm and Quin Church Dec. 15th @11am.
John Paul II Awards: The Parish wishes to congratulate the following students of St. Joseph’s Secondary School Tulla who received John Paul II Awards for outstanding service within the community: Saoirse Boyce, Aoife Brassil, Laura Halpin, Aoife Halpin. Well done to all!
Review of Safeguarding in Killaloe Diocese. The Diocese of Killaloe has invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of safeguarding practice. This is the second phase of such a review, the previous one being carried out in Spring of 2014 by the National Board. This review will take place in January 2020. if you have any views about Safeguarding in the Diocese of Killaloe, we invite you to come forward to the Diocese or to the NBSCCCI at (01 5053124). If you wish to report a child safeguarding concern please contact Ms Cleo Yates, Director for Safeguarding / Designated Liaison Person (DLP) 087 3553024 or Fr. Pat Malone, Deputy Designated Liaison Person 086 8096074 or An Garda Siochana or Tusla. Further information can be found on the following link https:// www.killaloediocese.ie/review-of-safeguarding-in-killaloe-diocese/
HOPE Foundation : A jumble sale will take place in Quin Hall on Sat 7th Dec from 11am to 3pm to raise funds for the street children of Kolkata via the Hope Foundation. This will be run by local girls Ellie MacNamara & Aisling McHugh, students of Colaiste Muire.
Scoil Na Mainistreach – Scoil na Mainistreach Quin Dangan are now accepting enrolments for school year 2020/2021. If you require an enrolment form, or request further information, please contact the school office on 065 6825785
Newly Baptised: We welcome into the Christian Community in the month of November the following: Aoife Rose Kennedy, Alex Thomas & Harry Joseph Considine, Ella Elizabeth Finan, Danu Willow Skerritt.
Feast Day of St. Nicholas December 6th : Patron Saint of children, sailors, the poor, and the innocent. O God, help us to follow the example of Nicholas, who loved the poor, the weak and the young, giving what he had to those who had little. May we too walk in the way that leads to life : Loving you with all our heart and our neighbour as ourselves. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Advent 2019 O Come O Come Emmanuel Advent Giving Basket: In our 3 churches there is a giving basket (situated at the side of the altar). The items collected will be given to needy families by Clarecare this Christmas. Nonperishable foods can be donated and will be distributed before Christmas.
Advent Travelling Crib: Continues in Quin, Clooney, Maghera Just sign your name and leave contact details, then you will be contacted by the previous household/family for a gathering and handover of the Travelling Crib. Advent
Reconciliation Service: The Abbey Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service will take in the Cathedral in Ennis on Monday 16th December at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity for all of us to prepare spiritually for the celebration of Christmas.
Bambinelli Sunday (Baby Jesus Sunday): A Beautiful Advent Tradition. Every year on one of the Sundays of Advent, families bring the figure of the Baby Jesus to St. Peter’s Square in Rome for the Pope to bless. It is called “Bambinelli Sunday.” Many homes in our parish still give a central place to the crib among their Christmas decorations. At Masses next weekend 14th/15th December we invite you to bring the Baby Jesus from your home to any Mass in the Parish and they will be blessed by the Fr. Tom.
Ecumenical Carol Service: Will take place in Ennis Cathedral on Sunday 15th December at 7pm. This year the Church of Ireland will lead the Service. A beautiful way to come together as a family and get into the Christmas spirit. Maranatha-Come Lord Jesus