Sunday 3rd December 2023

Published on November 12, 2023


          3 December 2023                         Altar Notices                First Sunday of Advent


  1. The Sunday collection last week amount to €3,291.00. The Sunday Collection is taken up in the church porches on entry to and exit from Mass. Many thanks for your great generosity and your use of the parish envelope.  A user-friendly Tap to Donate card machine stands at the entrances of both churches.

  2. St Vincent de Paul Christmas Church Gate Collection takes place this weekend. Local needs are great.

  3. Light the Fire: Faith, Hope and LoveThree Day Advent Parish Mission in Our Lady of Lourdes Church tomorrow, Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th With our local music teams, Dana will be part of the Music Ministry each evening and offer reflections. Testimonies as follows: Monday, Ger Brennan (new Louth GAA Senior Manager), Tuesday, Ciaran Clarke (professional MMA Fighter), Wednesday, Martina Purdy (former BBC Northern Ireland Political Correspondent). Mass with Anointing of the Sick on Wednesday. In conjunction with the Apostles of Love, Ireland. Please come along.

  4. Friday coming, 8 December, is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of Obligation.  Masses on Friday in St Peter’s Church at 8.30am and 10.30am, and in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10.00am and 7.30pm. Please note that contrary to what appears in the Newsletter, the evening Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church is on Friday and not Thursday.

  5. Many thanks to those who have generously contributed to the major mechanical and electrical upgrade in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. To date 71 contributions have been made amounting to €18,075. Many thanks for your great generosity. The cost to the Parish is €205,000, greatly depleting parish resources. Donations may be made as outlined in the Newsletter, and the letter with donation envelope at the back of the churches.

  6. Christmas Dues will be collected in the coming weeks. The 2023 parish envelope boxes will also be distributed and the parish Christmas card.  Many thanks to our distributors.  We thank parishioners in a special way for your continued generosity.  Anyone wishing to receive a weekly envelope or who would like to contribute via standing order is asked to contact the sacristy or any of the priests.

  7. Once again St Peter’s Parish is supporting Drogheda Women’s and Children’s Refuge, and Drogheda Homeless Aid in their Christmas appeals. Items such as non-perishable food and toiletries are much needed at this time.  Please donate into the boxes provided in both St Peter’s and Our Lady of Lourdes Churches by Sunday 17 December.

  8. Full details in the Newsletter at the back of the churches. Also see parish website and Facebook page.