Newsboard – 18/03/2018


Tel. 042  9334410

Our Priests:  Fr. Vinod Kurian.  Fr. Bernard Hughes              Email:

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €323                                     Kilcurry          €452

Brid-a-Chrin           €674                                     Faughart €174

Non envelope collection €725

Mass for Lent every Monday in Kilcurry Church at 9am.  All welcome.

We pray for the happy repose of James McConnon, may he rest in peace.

Welcome to our Christian community Keeva Jean Ellis, who was baptised last weekend.

Stations of the Cross every Sunday of Lent at Faughart Shrine at 5pm.  

Faughart Parish Holy Week and Easter  St. Josephs Fatima  Monday 7.30pm Penitential service

Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper, washing of feet, procession to Altar of Repose.

St. Joseph`s 6pm:  Kilcurry 7pm. Followed by Holy Hour.

Good Friday celebration of the Lords Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion

St. Joseph`s 4pm:  Holy Rosary Church 7pm

Holy Saturday Blessing of the New fire, Paschal Candle, Baptismal Water, and First Mass of Easter

St. Joseph`s 6pm:  Kilcurry 7pm: Holy rosary 7.30pm

Easter Sunday: St. Joseph`s 12 Noon:  Kilcurry 11am: Holy Rosary 10am.

Faughart Shrine : Stations of the Cross at Shrine at 3pm on Good Friday.

Faughart Hill:  Dawn Mass at 6am on Easter Sunday.

Louth Pro Life Network final meeting before referendum will take place on Sunday 25th March at 4pm in the Pastoral Centre, Dundalk.

Fundraising Committee Meeting  Faughart Parish 3 week fundraising draw will take place next month.  Can all fundraising volunteers please come to meeting on Wednesday 21st March in Parochial House at 8pm?  Many thanks.

Combined Choir A big thank you to Sharon Tracey Dunne and all members of combined  choir for the beautiful singing and music at Confirmation last weekend.  We really appreciate your hard work.

St. Brigid`s Prayer Group First Lenten meeting on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30pm in Parochial House.  All welcome.

Lenten Prayer Group   Join the Lenten Prayer Group to prepare for Easter.  The Sunday readings will be discussed and reflected on.  First meeting 15th Feb at 7pm in St. Josephs Church. .

In Times of Need We all find ourselves in times of need throughout our lives.  If you or your family are in that situation today, why not contact St. Vincent De Paul Society on 087 2520382

Kilcurry Tidy Towns Group  will hold their annual Spring clean on Saturday 24th March from 9am.  We would appreciate the help of local people to clean up their own areas. The community centre will be open form 9am on the morning and bags and gloves can be picked up there.  Contact 08603675828 with any queries.

Kilcurry Resource Centre  will hold an early Easter coffee morning on Sunday 25th March from 10am.  We are looking at upgrading the heating and painting the inside of the building.  We would appreciate all help and donations of baked goods.  We will have raffles of Easter/spring prizes. Please come along and enjoy a cuppa and home baked treats.

Yoga Classes Evening classes 6 week programme €55 of €10 drop in, every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.  All abilities welcome. Contact Unity Yoga on 087 6217359

Social Dancing next dance March 24th 9pm – 12am with  music by Liam Mannering. Supper served.

Catholic Young Adult Conference (ages 18 – 40) being held at Sienna Centre, St. Malachys Friary, Dundalk on Saturday 14th April from 9am to 5.15pm.  All welcome.

Roche Emmets GAA Results Paddy Sheelan Cup Round 3 St. Josephs 0-11 Roche 1-06

U18`s Roche 1-12 Sean O`Mahonys/Na Piarsiagh/Dowdallshill 0-4

Fixtures Monday 19th March 12pm U15 League Roche v Kildavin/Clonegal St Lomans Mullingar

22nd March 7pm U16 Roche v Kilkerley Emmets.  26th March U18 St. Fechins V Roche 6.45pm

Roche Emmets Easter Camp 6-13 year olds April 4th 5th 6th 10am – 2pm. Cupan Tae April 10th


Sunday 11.00am Patsy Goss (2ndA) Veronica  Sheils (A)
Monday 9.00am
Next Saturday 10.30 am Bernard and  Lily Connolly & DFM
Next Sunday 11.00 am Margaret Craven (1st A & Birthday rem)

Catherine & James Rafferty & DFM.  Hugh & Katie Nash

John & Margaret Murray.  Ruby, Charlie & Sally Byrne.

Sunday 10.00 am Kevin & Therese McKeown & DFM.  Michael Gernon (BR)

Maureen Darcy (nee Gernon) MM

Friday 7.30pm Brigid & Hugh Grant.  Sally Greene.
Next Sunday 10.00am
Saturday 10.00 am Mass for St. Patricks Day
Saturday 6.00 pm Jimmy McMahon.  Megan O`Connor (A) Jim & Brigid Califf.

Patrick & Teresa Lennon & DFM

Sunday 12.00 Noon Owen Matthew & DFM.  Bridge Heeney. Megan O’ Connor.           Denis Casey Murden MM
Monday 7.00 pm Barry Kirby.  Margaret & Frank Louth.  Paul Murphy MM (late of Winnipeg, Canada)
Tuesday 10.00 am
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6.00 pm Rose & Malachy  McCaughey. Una McEvoy (A)

Igantius McGee (A)  Dora & Harry Matthews.

Maire, Michael, Eddie, Edward & Geraldine Halpin.

Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Jack & Maura Ferguson.  John O`Connor.

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30 pm

Patrick, Winifred, Maureen, Paul and Lilian Mulkearns & DFM

Denis Maddy

Brigid Whyte.  Michael Conlon.