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Tullaroan Parish News

1st Sunday of Advent, Year A (1), 27th November 2022

We Remember Our Deceased Loved Ones: 

Saturday :         Mass 7.30 p.m.  Anniversary Mass for Declan Delaney, Reimeen

Tuesday:  7.30 p.m  Remembrance Service for all who have died and were buried in our parish in the past year

Thursday:    Mass 7.30 p.m.  Month’s Mind Mass for Mrs. Peg Dillon, Ardabawn

Saturday Next:    Vigil Mass 7.30 p.m.    Anniversary Mass for Mrs. Claire Maher and Mrs. Kathleen Maher, Ballyroe.

Booking Anniversaries:

Make sure to book well in advance as Masses are on a first come first served basis.  Families are encouraged to read, if not the readings then the prayers of the faithful.


Parish Website:  You can read this newsletter online, as well as learn about our parish at  


Sacrament Dates for 2023.  The parish and school have agreed the following dates for sacraments next year:  First Penance, Tuesday 14th March at 7pm.  Confirmation, Friday 31st March (Date requested by the school), First Holy Communion, Saturday 6th May (Date requested by

 the  parish)


Church Open:  Due to the heavy volume of rain, for the winter months we will keep the church outer doors closed over.  The church will still be open, so , if you see the church gate open, then its a safe bet the church is open for worship too.


St. Vincent De Paul

The December collection for St. Vincent de Paul will be taken up on Saturday, December 3rd before Mass.


Prague House

Coffee Morning and Bake Sale plus Christmas Raffle on Sunday December 4th at 11 a.m.  Come enjoy and see refurbished senior accommodation and facilities.  Then go on to the Christmas Fair/Craft Sale at St. Lachtain’s Church of Ireland Centre. 

Donating online or through Bank:  You can contribute to the parish through our website at and choosing Tullaroan parish.  You can also contribute through our bank.  Our IBAN is IE38 IPBS 990636 8001 8340


Return of the Collection Baskets

The Offertory Plate Collection is back.  Please continue to use the weekly envelope for your contribution and place it on the plate.  Not only does this give a level of privacy, it also helps us with accounting practice.


Choirs: Preparations for the ordination to bishop of Father Niall Coll on January 22nd 2023 have begun.  Each parish is asked to nominate five names (three sopranos and two others (alto/tenor/bass) to be part of the choir on the day.  Please pray for all involved in preparing for this important celebration in the life of our diocese.  Contact:


First Friday:   The sick and housebound will be visited on Friday morning at the usual times.  If you know of anyone who would like a visit please let Fr. Guilfoyle know.


Advent Calendar:  This weekend we begin the Season of Advent.  Four weeks of spiritual preparation for the coming of the Christ child.  Dates for your Diary:

Sunday 27th November:  First Sunday of Advent

Sunday 4th December:  Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday 11th December: Third Sunday of Advent  Bambinelli Sunday.  Blessing of the infant Jesus from the Crib

  • Wednesday 14th December:Penitential service in Kilmanagh at 7 pm as part of the regular holy hour

Sunday 18th December: Fourth Sunday of Advent. 

  • Tuesday 20th December: Parish Carol Service in Ballycallan at 7 pm