Newsboard – 26/05/2024


OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Oliver Stansfield


WEEKLY ENVELOPES: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-Castletown €201.50 Kilcurry €425.00 Brid-a-Chrin €199.00 Faughart €314.00 Non-Envelope €505.32.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting from Saturday 1st June there will be no Saturday morning Mass in Kilcurry until further notice.

WE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE OF: Martin Robinson who died during the week.   May he rest in peace.

SAVE THE DATE: Joe Mellon, our Sacristan of St. Joseph’s, Castletown will be retiring this year after 25 years. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Eamon Martin on Monday evening 29th July at 7pm in St. Joseph’s Church, who will presenting him with the St. Patrick’s Medal for his years of service.  All welcome.

MEMORIAL MASS: For Fr. Martin Kenny and for all those who have lost loved ones by suicide to be offered on Monday 27th May @ 6.00pm at St. Josephs Church, Castletown. All are Welcome.

CAMINO 2024: Fr. Vinod will walk the Camino Primitive in 12 days commencing August 1st to raise funds for the upgrade of the Church carpark and the graveyard pathways at St. Joseph’s Castletown.

ANNUAL NOVENA IN HONOUR OF SAINT JUDE: Calvary Omeath, The Rosminian Fathers. From Sunday 2nd June 2024 to Sunday 9th June 2024. Mass each evening at 7.00pm. Healing Mass on Sunday 9th June @ 7.00pm. This year the celebrants are Fr. Oliver Stansfield I.C and Fr. Wilhad Shayo.

SR BRIEGE MCKENNA’S AND FR. PABLO VISIT 16TH/17TH AUGUST 24.The Parish of Faughart is delighted to announce the following schedule for the visit: Evening Session: Fri 16th Faughart Shrine 7-9pm, Mass & open talk. Morning Session: Sat 17th St Joseph’s Church, Castletown, 10am Mass. 11.30-12.30 Talk. Afternoon Session: St Josephs Church, Castletown. 2.30-4.30pm Talk followed by Eucharistic Healing Service.

Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: to our Parish on 1st/2nd of June, to promote Mission Awareness at all Masses. The Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles were founded in 1876 as a group of international women religious dedicated to spreading the Good News through service and witness of their lives. Promoting women and the marginalized is a priority in their apostolate.  The OLA Sisters are grateful for all the support over the years in so many ways, and they encourage you to continue in that support. Sr. Mary Usifoh would be speaking during the Masses and there will be a second collection after communion.

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILRIMAGE:  Return from Lourdes last week-end although weather not so favourable everyone enjoyed the Lourdes experience.  Re-union for all those who travelled on the Pilgrimage on Tuesday28th May @ 8pm in the Resource Centre.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES: Castletown (New) Sunday 26th May at 7.30pm, Kilcurry Sunday 2nd June at 7.30pm, Castletown (Old) Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm, Bridge-A-Crinn Sunday 9th June at 7.30pm, Kane Tuesday 11th June at 7.30pm, Urnai Wednesday 12th June at 7.30pm, Faughart 13th June at 7.30pm


Sunday 11.00a.m Bernard, Bessie and Briege Mc Ardle.
Next Sat 10.30a.m NO-MASS
Next Sunday 11.00a.m


Margaret Kearney, John and Susan Quinn and DFM, John Haughey 1st Ann, Thomas Reilly. Malachy Begley.
Sunday 10.00a.m Maureen O’Callaghan(MM)

Deceased Members and Relatives of Kilkenny Families. Mary O’ Beirne (1st Ann). Vera Maguire (Ann). Mary Daly (Ann). Bernard and Mary O’ Callaghan. Tommy Dullaghan, Maura and Peter Dullaghan.

Friday 7.30 p.m. Thomas, Teresa and Noreen Mc Donald (Ann)
Next Sunday 10.00a.m Stephen, Geraldine and Samantha Lynch, DFM of Kilkenny family, Jim Mc Veigh (Ann)
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Seamus McGrane (Ann). Fr Aiden Kennedy I.C & DFM. Michael & Alice Farrell & DFM.
Sunday 12 noon Iris O Sullivan (Ann) Jim  and Phillis Mackin, Betty Haque.
Monday  7.00 p.m.  
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.  
Thursday 10:00 a.m.  
Friday 10.00a.m.  
Next Sat 6.00 p.m. Teresa Connolly (4th Ann)
Sunday 12:00noon  
Saturday 7.30 p.m. Jim McFadden & DFM of Duffy & McFadden Families.
Next Sat 7.30 p.m. John, Annie and Sean Campbell (Ann)