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St. Patrick's Church
parishioners of St. Patrick say a heartful thanks to the University of Southern
Indiana Chamber Choir who performed in Concert at St. Patrick's Church on 12th.
Tree Irish Traditional Band
"The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him."
Christmas Day 2017
Val Scott accepts a 'present' from Lydia', not 'Gold, Franfinsence or Myrrh', but an 'Irish Rose' sweet, after 12 o'clock Christmass Mass at St.Patrick's Church.
The 'presents', might be different but the intent is the same
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Christmas Day ...............25th. December 2O17
Christmas Wishes 2017
We celebrate the birth of our Saviour who showed us how to live with charity, faith and service. In its truest essence, Christmas is about our Saviour's birth and so we should honour Him in humble adoration at out Christmas Crib.
My Christmas wish and prayer for you all is that you may be blessed with the spirit of the season which is peace, the gladness of the season which is hope, and the heart of the season which is love.
May we all remember that, not only for Christmas but all the year long, the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.
May you and your families experience the joy of this Season and a New Year filled with the hope that Christmas brings.
A joyous and Peaceful Christmas to you all
Canon Dan Crowley, P.P.
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'In the brilliant 'Light of our Saviour' we are equal, we are both invisible,
and only through our love for God and each other, do we begin to glow'
Gospel........................ Lk 2:22-40
When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
They took him up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.
Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
He took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:
"Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in sight of all the peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel."
The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
"Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
—and you yourself a sword will pierce—
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
There was also a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.
When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee,
to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.
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