James Kilbane will bring his Country Gospel concert to Bohernanave, Thurles on Sunday 4th March at St. Joseph & St. Bridget’s church at 8pm . The will have a strong emphasis on families and everyday Christian family life. James has released a total of thirteen successful albums. He is now well know voice on radio, television and interent with his brand of Country Gospel music. Kilbane’s home grown approach attracts many from every walk of life and many Christian traditions. Concert donation tickets are €20 available The Bookworm Bookshop, Thurles and the Thurles Parish Centre or by calling 0504 22229. Concert is at 8pm with doors at 7pm. All support will be greatly appreciated
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES:
Cathedral: Christmas Eve: 8.30 p.m.; Christmas Day: 8.30 a.m.; 10.30 a.m. and 12 noon.
Bóthar na Naomh Church: Christmas Eve: Family Mass: 6.30 p.m. Christmas Day: 9.30 a.m. & 11.30 a.m.
PALLOTTINE MASS TIMES: Christmas Eve – 8.00 p.m. Christmas Day: 10.00 a.m. Daily Mass: 10.00 a.m.
DAILY MASSES AFTER CHRISTMAS: Please Note – Bóthar na Naomh 10.00 a.m.; Cathedral 11.00 a.m. only (No 8.00 a.m.) until Saturday January 6th 2018 (Feast of the Epiphany) when 8.00 a.m. Mass recommences.
Next Holy Family Confraternity Mass: January 9th 2018 @ 7.30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CONFESSION TIMES
Please Note: No Confessions on Friday Dec. 29th/Saturday Dec. 30th. From January 2018 Confessions will take place on Saturdays only from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. in the Cathedral. This new schedule will commence on Saturday, January 13th.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Usual times throughout Christmas except Christmas Day.
THANKS to Thurles Parish for the Liturgy of Thanksgiving and Farewell Gathering upon our leaving for pastures new, in particular, to all who prepared for and participated on the night of Oct 6th last. It was good to meet, pray and celebrate our work together with music, song and dance. It was a great night that was really appreciated by our families. The entire event was a testimony to Thurles Parish as a leaven of life within our community. A special thanks for the presentation of the beautiful bog oak pieces which will continue to remind us of our ministry in Thurles Parish. Frs. Martin, Gerry & Tomás.
THE RELIC OF ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA will be in Thurles Cathedral from Sunday July 16th until Tuesday July 18th. St. Teresa is renowned as a model of mercy and worked most of her life with the poor and homeless in India. The relic is being brought to every diocese in the country under the care and protection of the Knights of St. Columbanus.
Full Itinerary as follows:
Sunday July 16th: 6.30 p.m. – Arrival at Cathedral of the Assumption; 7.00 p.m. – Eucharistic Devotions; 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. – Veneration of the Relic.
Monday July 17th: 8.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 11.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 7.30 p.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic.
Tuesday July 18th: 8.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 11.00 a.m. Mass followed by Veneration of the Relic; 3.00 p.m. – Departure of Relic.
We were part of a mighty faith filled, life-giving liturgical music and song event involving 10 secondary schools from across the diocese on last Thursday evening in the Cathedral. “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.” (Meister Eckhart). With thanks to all involved, in particular, the staff of our local secondary schools and the volunteers from our parish who contributed by way of hospitality afforded as well as to the rehearsals, staging and administration of the whole event.
THULRES PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: THE NEXT STEP:
We give thanks for Martin Kennedy’s work with us on last Thursday, highlighting; the invitation of Pope Francis, the reality of Church of the past and a way forward using the PPC model. Our series of talks during Lent continue on Thurs. March 23rd in Lámh Chúnta.
- Mar. 23rd: Noirín Lynch – Christ alive in us today. Noirín is a pastoral worker with Limerick Diocese. She also works as a Cross Professional Supervisor, facilitator and occasionally sings a few songs.
- Mar. 30th: Sr. Betty Baker – Clarifying how People and Priests work together using a PPC Model. Sr. Betty, a Salesian Sister, has engaged with parishes of the Diocese of Limerick in the setting up of PPC’s.
We look forward to having you with us.