WEEKLY ENVELOPES – Your contribution towards the upkeep of our Parish last week was:- Castletown €235 Brid-a-Chrin €227 Kilcurry €507 Faughart €161 Non envelope Collection – €732
We pray for the happy repose of John Goss, May he rest in peace.
Welcome to our Christian Community Shea Darren Watters and Mia Phelan who were baptised in the Parish last weekend.
Communion Call Fr. Bernard will be doing his communion calls on Wednesday and Fr. Vinod will be doing his on Saturday.
Holy Lands Collection: A Collection for the Holy Lands will be taken up on Good Friday for the families of Syria and Iraq.
Faughart Lourdes Invalid Fund is holding a cake sale and coffee morning on Sunday 8th April with raffle of a luxury hamper. Lourdes Committee meeting on Tuesday @ 8.00pm.
Second collection on Easter Sunday for the Priests of the Parish.
Faughart Social Group is having their high tea on Monday evening at 7pm sharp.
Kilcurry Resource Centre – Will hold an early Easter Coffee Morning on Sunday, 25th March from 10.00 a.m. We are looking at upgrading the heating and painting the inside of the building. We would really appreciate all your help and donations of baked goods. We will have raffles of Easter/Spring prizes, Easter hampers and fruit hampers and many more. Please come along on the day and enjoy a cuppa, beautiful home baked treats and a chat. If you can help out at all we would be very grateful. Check us out on our Facebook page, Kilcurry Resource Centre, including raffle prizes. Free entry competition – Guess the number of chocolate pieces in the jar on our Facebook page.
LENTEN PRAYER GROUP – Create a space in your busy life by joining the LENTEN PRAYER GROUP to prepare for Easter. The Sunday readings will be discussed and reflected on. All welcome. Meeting will be held on Thursday at 7.00 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church, Fatima.
ST BRIDGET’S PRAYER MEETING is on Tuesday, 27th March at 7.00 p.m. In the Parochial House. All welcome.
CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULT CONFERENCE (ages between 18-40) being held at Sienna Centre, St Malachy’s Friary, Anne Street, Dundalk, on Saturday, 14th April, 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. All are welcome. Lunch €10. Legion of Mary Project. Contact Noreen at 085 7617058
SOCIAL DANCING – Next dance will be 24th March with music by Liam Mannering. Dancing 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m. Supper will be served.
CRAFT NIGHT resumes after the Easter Break on Tuesday, 3rd April 7.30 to 9.00 p.m. Join us for craft, craic and cuppa. Everybody welcome.
ROCHE EMMETS GFC – CUPÁN TAE will be on Tuesday, 10th April, 2018. 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. All welcome to come along and join the cráic. Looking forward to seeing you all. QUIZ NIGHT – Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our recent Quiz Night.
MASSES DURING THE WEEK
|Sunday||11.00 a.m.||Margaret Craven (1st Anniversary and Birthday Remembrance); Catherine and James Rafferty and Deceased Family Members; Hugh and Katie Nash and Deceased Family Members; John and Margaret Murray; Ruby, Charlie and Sally Byrne|
|Holy Thursday||7.00 p.m.||Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Washing of the feet. Procession to the Altar of Repose, followed by Holy Hour|
|Holy Saturday||7.00 p.m.||Padraig McGee; Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Baptismal Water and First Mass of Easter|
|Easter Sunday||11.00 a.m.||Patrick and Lily Hughes; Enda and Brigit Kelly; Margaret McNamee and Deceased Family Members; Eileen, James and Jim McEvoy|
|Good Friday||7.00 p.m.||(Prayer around the Cross) Celebration of the Lord’s Passion; Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion|
|Easter Saturday||7.30 p.m.||People of the Parish Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Baptismal Water and First Mass of Easter|
|Easter Sunday||10.00 a.m.||Noel Rice; Aine O’Callaghan|
|Saturday||6.00 p.m.||Mary and William Watters; Rose and Malachy McCaughley; Alan Toner; Una McEvoy; Ignatius McGee; Dora and Harry Matthews; Maire, Micheal, Eddie, Edward and Geraldine Halpin|
|Sunday||12.00 noon||Jack and Maura Ferguson; John O’Connor|
|Monday||7.30 p.m.||Penitential Service (Confessions)|
|Wednesday||10.00 a.m.||Kathleen and Francis Rafferty and Deceased Family Members; Kathleen and Patrick Conlon|
|Holy Thursday||6.00 p.m.||Mass of the Last Supper, Washing of Feet; Procession to the Altar of Repose, followed by Holy Hour|
|Good Friday||4.00 p.m.||Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion|
|Easter Saturday||6.00 p.m.||People of the Parish Blessing of the New Fire; Paschal Candle; Baptismal Water and First Mass of Easter|
|Easter Sunday||12.00 noon||Fra Rafferty; Debra and Jim Waring|
|Saturday||7.30 p.m.||Brighid Whyte; Michael Conlon|
|Faughart Shrine Good Friday||3.00 p.m.||Stations of the Cross|
|Easter Sunday||6.00 a.m.||Dawn Mass at Faughart Hill|
Timetable for Holy Week and Easter Ceremonies
St. Joseph’s Fatima:
Monday 7.30pm Penitential (Confessions) Service
Tuesday & Wednesday: Mass 10.00am
Holy Thursday: 6.00pm: Mass of the Last Supper, Washing of feet, Procession to the Altar of Repose, followed by Holy Hour.
Good Friday: 4.00pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.
Holy Saturday: 6.00pm: Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Baptismal Water and First Mass of Easter.
Easter Sunday: Mass at 12.00Noon.
Good Friday 3.00pm Stations of the Cross.
Easter Sunday: Dawn Mass at 6.00am Faughart Hill.
St. Brigid’s Kilcurry:
Mass on Monday at 9.00am.
Holy Thursday: 7.00pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Washing of the feet, Procession to the Altar of Repose, followed by Holy Hour.
Holy Saturday: 7.00pm: Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Baptismal Water and First Mass of Easter.
Easter Sunday: Mass at 11.00am.
Holy Rosary, Brid-a-Crinn:
Good Friday: 7.00pm: (Prayer around the Cross) Celebration of the Lord’s Passion. Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.
Holy Saturday: 7.30pm: Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, Baptismal Water and First Mass of Easter.
Easter Sunday: Mass at 10.00am.
Fr. Vinod and Fr. Bernard wish you every Blessing for Easter.
The Parish is embarking on a Fundraising campaign to pay for a maintenance programme, which is to be carried out in 2018.
The following is the programme with approx cost.
New heating system in Church Cost € 6,000
Refurbishment of bell and belfry Cost €1,200
Deep cleaning of church, aisles,
porches, carpets and altar. Cost €3,800
Completion of work in graveyard Cost € 500
(Looking ahead the upgrading of the heating in Kilcurry Church will have to be attended to)
Carpeting of altar
Deep cleaning of porches Cost €2500
Tarmac of entrances Cost € 1600
Lighting maintenance Cost € 400
To allay above cost a meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th April at 8pm in the Parochial house. The meeting will be short and the fundraising campaign will be short and sharp. We are asking interested parishioners to support us by coming to the above meeting.