PARISH DIARY 2011


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JANUARY


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

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


09 January, Sunday Masses

►Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ - Feast


TBA January, Sunday, 6.00 pm - St. Raphael's parish office

►Parish Finance Committee


FEBRUARY


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

The Presentation of the Lord - Feast


To be announced, January, Sunday, 6.00 pm - St. Raphael's parish office

►Parish Finance Committee


MARCH


09 March, 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


St. Raphael's Church

Parish Council meeting


To be announced for March, Wednesday evening, 6.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Lenten Mass for healing: Confessions 6.00 pm to 6.50 pm;

Mass 7.00 pm;

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and individual prayer with a priest 8.00 pm;

Benediction 9.00 pm.


17 March, Thursday, 10.00 am Mass

St. Patrick's Day


19 March, Saturday, 10.00 am Mass

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


APRIL


HOLY WEEK

2011


17-24 APRIL


MAY


01 May, 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


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


JUNE


02 June, Thursday (Holy Day of Obligation transferred to Sunday, 5 June)

►Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ


05 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, All Masses (Holy Day of Obligation)

►Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ


12 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's church, all Masses

►Pentecost Sunday


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

►Most Holy Trinity


23 June, Thursday,

►Corpus Christi - Feast


26 June, Sunday, St. Raphael's church, all Masses

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


Date to be announced, Sunday, 11.30 am

►First Holy Communion Mass


To be confirmed, 28 June, Monday, 7.30 pm

Latin Mass - vigil of Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (fulfils Holy Day of Obligation)


29 June, Tuesday, 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


To be announced, January, Sunday, 6.00 pm - St. Raphael's parish office

►Parish Finance Committee


AUGUST


14 August, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, All Masses, Holy Day of Obligation transferred from 15 August

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady


15 August, Monday, Holy Day of Obligation transferred to previous day

Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady


15 - 21 August, Madrid, Spain

World Youth Day 2011


SEPTEMBER


08 September, Thursday, 10.00 am

Feast of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary


TBA January, Sunday, 6.00 pm - St. Raphael's parish office

►Parish Finance Committee


OCTOBER


To be announced, St. Raphael's Church

Parish Council meeting


To be announced, January, Sunday, 6.00 pm - St. Raphael's parish office

►Parish Finance Committee


NOVEMBER


01 November, Tuesday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Saints: 10.00 am Mass


02 November, Wednesday, St. Raphael's Church

Feast of All Souls: 10.00 am Mass


SEASON OF ADVENT

CYCLE A 2010-2011


27 November, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church, all Masses

►First Sunday of Advent


DECEMBER


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

►Second Sunday of Advent


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

►The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 


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

►Third Sunday of Advent


To be confirmed, 15 December, Thursday, 10.30 am, St. Raphael's Church

►St. Joseph's School Christmas Carols


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

►Fourth Sunday of Advent


18 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church - 6.00 pm

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


CHRISTMAS SEASON


TBA, St. Raphael's Church

►Parish Penitential service: a chance to make your Christmas confession


24 December, Saturday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Eve

6.00 pm       - Vigil Christmas Mass

11.30 pm     - Christmas Carols

Midnight     - Midnight Mass of the Nativity


25 December, Sunday, St. Raphael's Church

Christmas Day

09.30 and 11.30 am  - Christmas Day Masses


26 December, Monday, St. Raphael's Church

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


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