24Dec Christmas Blessings – Beannachtaí na Nollaig 2021

CHRISTMAS NOLLAG 2021

The ACP Leadership Team would like to thank you most sincerely

for your ongoing support

and wishes you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

OICHE NOLLAG

Le coinnle na n-aingeal tá an spéir amuigh breactha,
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24Dec Presider’s Page for Christmas Eve (Night Mass)

In the dark of this winter night, threatened by COVID and other dangers, we steadfastly proclaim the new light that has shone on the world: Jesus Christ is born! With the angels, we worship God who saves us — for through the life, death and resurrection of this child Jesus, salvation is ours.

24Dec Archbishop ‘conscious’ of declining clergy numbers

The Tablet reports:

The newly appointed Archbishop of Tuam has said he is “very conscious” of the declining number of clergy in the Irish Church and the “dramatic decline” in the number of men studying for priesthood.

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24Dec Friday December 24 2021. Week Four in Advent

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
 for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
to give knowledge of salvation to his people
 by the forgiveness of their sins.