PARISH DIARY 2012


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Every Wednesday at 1200 noon - University Mass at St. Raphael's, followed by lunch in Alexander House next door


HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION AND IMPORTANT FEASTS FOR 2012

Ash Wednesday, Wednesday, 22 February

Palm Sunday, Sunday, 1 April

Easter Sunday, Sunday, 8 April

Ascension of our Blessed Lord, Sunday, 20 May 

Pentecost Sunday, Sunday, 27 May

Trinity Sunday, Sunday, 3 June

Corpus Christi, Sunday, 10 June 

SS. Peter & Paul, Friday, 29 June

Assumption of Our Lady, Wednesday, 15 August 

All Saints Day, Thursday, 1 November

First Sunday of Advent, Sunday, 2 December

Christmas Day Tuesday, 25 December


JANUARY


08 January, Sunday, all Masses, St. Raphael's Church

►celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany of 6 January - Solemnity


09 January, Monday

►Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ - Feast


FEBRUARY


02 February, Thursday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church

The Presentation of the Lord - Feast


22 February, Wednesday 10.00 am, Mass at St. Raphael's Church

Ash Wednesday - day of fasting and abstinence; ashes will be distributed at the 10.00 am Mass


26 February, First Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


26 February, Sunday, 6.00 pm

►Young Catholics Evening, St. Raphael's Parish Church and Hall - Eucharistic Adoration and Supper


MARCH


04 March,  Second Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


11 March, Third Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


11 March, Quiz Night, 6 pm for 6.30 start

►Alexander Hall, St. Raphael's Church


17 March, Thursday, 10.00 am Mass

St. Patrick's Day


18 March, Fourth Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


19 March, Monday, 10.00 am Mass

St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Solemnity


25, March, Fifth Sunday of Lent

►Masses as usual


APRIL


HOLY WEEK

2012


1 - 8 APRIL


01 April, Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday ceremonies


05 April, Thursday, 8.00 pm

Maundy Thursday: Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper


06 April, Friday

Stations of the Cross, 10.00 am

Good Friday: 3.00 pm, Solemn Liturgy, Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross, Holy Communion

Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the relic of the True Cross, 8.00 pm


07 April, Saturday, 8.00 pm

Holy Saturday: Vigil Mass of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ


08 April, Sunday, Mass at 9.30 am, 11.30 am, 5.00 pm

Easter Sunday ceremonies


15 April, Sunday, 3.00 pm St. Raphael's Church

Divine Mercy Sunday - a plenary indulgence is granted to all those who, in addition to the usual conditions (Sacramental Confession, Holy Communion and prayers for the Pope's intentions), detached from the affection for sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy

 


MAY


To be confirmed, St. Raphael's Church

Parish Council meeting


Date to be announced, May, Sunday, 4.00 pm, in the grounds of St. Raphael's Church

►Procession in honour of our Blessed Virgin Mary


20 May, Sunday, all Masses - FIRST HOLY COMMUNION - 11.30 am Mass

►Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ


27 May, Sunday, all Masses

►Pentecost Sunday - Solemnity


JUNE


03 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Most Holy Trinity - Solemnity


10 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Corpus Christi - Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ


29 June, Friday, 7.30 pm, Holy Day of Obligation

►Feast of SS Peter and Paul


JULY


To be announced, St. Raphael's Church

Parish Council meeting - AGM


AUGUST


06 August, Monday

Feast of the Transfiguration of our Blessed Lord


12 August, Sunday, 6.00 pm, St. Raphael's Parish Office

►Parish Finance Committee meeting


15 August, Wednesday, Holy Day of Obligation

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady


SEPTEMBER


08 September, Saturday, 10.00 am

Feast of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary


28 September, Friday, 7.00 pm, St. Raphael's Church

DEDICATION OF ST. RAPHAEL'S CHURCH AND CONSECRATION OF THE ALTAR

►followed by a reception in the St. Raphael's Parish Centre, Alexander House


OCTOBER



04 October, Sunday, 7.30 pm, St. Raphael's Parish Office

►Parish Finance Committee meeting


08 October, Sunday, 7.30 pm, Alexander House

►Talk by Fr. David Gibbons on "What is the Year of Faith?"


10 October, Sunday, 7.30 pm, Library, Alexander House

►Start of RCIA programme of teaching and exploration of the Catholic faith (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)


18 October, Thursday, 7.30 pm, Alexander House

►YEAR OF FAITH GATHERING (with cheese and wine)


21 October, Sunday, 12.30 pm, Alexander House

►Parish and University lunch


NOVEMBER


01 November, Thursday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Saints: Holy Mass at 10.00 am and 7.30 pm


02 November, Friday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Souls: 10.00 am Mass


04 October, Sunday,  6 pm, Alexander House

►Parish Finance Committee meeting, Parish Office


07 November, Wednesday, 7.30 pm, Alexander House

Parish Council meeting


07 November, Wednesday, 7.00 pm, Alexander House

Start of Confirmation programme, for those in Year 9 at school


 

 

 


 

SEASON OF ADVENT

2012

 

CYCLE C


DECEMBER


02 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►First Sunday of Advent


08 December 2009, Thursday, St. Raphael's Church

►The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 


09 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Second Sunday of Advent


16 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Third Sunday of Advent - Christmas Carols - 6.30 pm followed by refreshments


16 December, Sunday, 6.30 pm, St. Raphael's Church 

St. Raphael's Christmas Carols followed by mince pies, cakes and mulled wine


23 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►Fourth Sunday of Advent


CHRISTMAS SEASON 2012


24 December, Monday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Eve

4.00 pm       - First Mass of Christmas

6.00 pm       - Vigil Christmas Mass

11.30 pm     - Christmas Carols

Midnight     - Midnight Mass of the Nativity


25 December, Tuesday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Day

09.30 and 11.30 am  - Christmas Day Masses

No Mass on Christmas Day evening


26 December, Monday, St. Raphael's Church

►Feast of the Holy Family and of St. Stephen, the first martyr


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