Notices


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Sunday Missal on Sale

Copies of the St. Paul Sunday Missal 2021 are now on sale in the Parish Office at a cost of €7. Containing the New Order of Mass, with all the prayers and Scripture readings for every Sunday of the Year as well as Feast days, together with the complete Easter Liturgy and a wealth of prayers. Parishioners may find this new missal an effective means for participating actively in the celebration of the Eucharist, especially during these challenging times.

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Weekday Prayer and Mass Broadcasts

Our Lady of the Rosary Church will open daily until 5pm for private prayer but is obliged to close when Mass, Weddings, or Funerals are being celebrated.

The Church will be closed during the following Mass times which will be broadcast on our webcam and parish radio link (97.9FM).

Monday 25th January: 

10.00am  Daily Mass and Rosary

Tuesday 26th January:

10.00am  Daily Mass and Rosary

Wednesday 27th January:

10.00am Daily Mass and Rosary

2pm Funeral Mass for Mary O’Brien

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Bishop Fintan’s response to the Mother & Baby Home Report

The final Report of the Commission for Mother and Baby Homes was published this week.  It is sad and harrowing reading.  My heart goes out to the survivors.  It is a dark time for all affected, reflecting on the sad reality of abuse in our Church.  A full and unreserved apology has been issued this week and the full text of that and response to the report is available on

https://www.killaloediocese.ie/response-to-mother-and-baby-home-report/.

 

 

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Masses

All Masses will be celebrated online during the current restrictions via the webcam at  Our Lady of the Rosary Church. 6pm on Saturday, 11am on Sunday and 10am on weekdays.  It is open for personal prayer between 11am and 5pm. God bless you and stay safe. Mind yourself and mind one another!

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Parish Office

We have re-opened after the Christmas break. For Mass bookings etc and general queries please call 061-368127 or email office@newmarketonfergusparish.ie. Visitors to the office (1 permitted entry to the porch each time) please wear a mask and sanitise hands.

 

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THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY

The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6. This feast commemorates the visit of the wise men to worship the baby Jesus. Tradition tells us that their names were Caspar, Melchior and Balthassar. The men were astrologers who were looking for the star that would lead them to the promised Messiah. This was prophesied in the Book of Micah. According to the Gospel narratives, the wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh with them. These gifts