Newsboard – 11/08/2019

   NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

                                              www.faughartparish.ie

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Kilcurry:    €420.00      Brid-a-Chrin     €250.81     Castletown:     €294        Faughart:   €140.50   Non-Envelope Collection:   €566.00

Welcome into our Christian Community Skye Ann J Healy, Aria Sophie Marmion Nulty, Lauren May Keane and Thomas Patrick Bromley who were baptised last weekend.

 

We pray for the happy repose of Josephine Hearty and Margaret McNamee who passed away during the week.  May they rest in peace.

 

Holy Hour every Wednesday from 3 pm to 4 pm in St. Brigid’s Shrine, Faughart and every Monday from 6pm to 7pm in St. Joseph’s Fatima (Except on bank holidays).  All are welcome.

 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy day of obligation.  Next Thursday mass at 10 am in Fatima and mass at 11am in Kilcurry.

 

No Mass in Brid-A-Crinn next Friday as the Holy Rosary Church will be getting painted from next Tuesday.

 

Our Monthly MASS FOR HEALING AND COMFORT FOR those who have lost loved ones by, by suicide will be celebrated on Friday next, 16th August at 6.00 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church, Castletown by Fr T Griffin I.C.

Patrician Meeting will be held at the Rugby Club on Tuesday, 13th August at 7pm.  Topic for discussion – Confession.  All are welcome.

St. Vincent de Paul   We all find ourselves in times of need throughout our lives.  If you or your family member are in that situation today, why not contact St Vincent de Paul Society on 0872520382.

KILCURRY TIDY TOWNS GROUP    Three rounds of judging in the Louth Looking Good Awards 2019 began on 10th July and will continue until the end of August.  Please keep the roadside area opposite your property free from litter.  Always be careful on the road.  Thank you.

FAMILY CAMP OUT  Friday, 16th August.  Lots of games and activities for all the family.  Join us for a last holiday weekend.  Cost for the family is €35.00 (includes BBQ tea Friday and sausage breakfast on Saturday).  Early booking is suggested as numbers are limited.

ROCHE EMMETS LOTTO  Draw Results 2nd August, 2019  –  Jackpot was €7,600.  No jackpot winner.  Numbers drawn were 3  7  10  25    Five people won €20 each.  Sean Murray, Paddy McGowan, John Phelan, Mark Boyle, Jackie Murphy.  Thank you all for supporting our Lotto.  Next draw date 9th August.  Jackpot  € 7, 700.

 

Our next Cuppa Tae is on Tuesday 13th August 10.30 am to 12 noon in the Roche club rooms.  All welcome.  Why not come along for the craig.  Hope to see you all there.

ROCHE EMMETS LADIES Quiz Night on Friday August 16th at 8:00pm in Cluskey’s Bar, Little Ash. Refreshments served also raffle. Groups of 4, €20 per table

CRAFT EVENING  at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Join us for work, a chat and a cuppa.  All for €2.00.

                               MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Ciaran McKeever.  Rosaleen Loughran.  Kathleen O’Hare.  John and Roseann Rafferty.  Rose martin.
Monday 9.00 am No Mass
Thursday 11.00 a.m. Robert McKay (B,day Rem).
Next Saturday 11 a.m. Patsy McNamee.  James, Elizabeth and Brigid Woods.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary O’Connell.  Sr. Veronica O’Connell.  Peggy and Gerry McGeough.
BRID-A-CHRIN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Tom Litchfield & Eileen Hamill, Peter, Kate, Cora and Olive Kavanagh & DFM, Ioney Cumiskey
Friday  7.30 p.m. No Mass
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Mary McArdle (Nee McGuinness).
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Alan McShane, Rose Ann Duffy & Nellie Duffy, Joe O’Connor & Patsy O’Connor, Ann Crilly. Liz Murden
Sunday 12 noon Nellie & John Duffy, Lisa Narine, Pauline McGlade.
Monday  7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Josephine, Thomas and Paddy Grant
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Eileen Brennan.  Liz, Sean and Jacqueline Murden.
Friday 10.00 a.m. John Flannigan
Next Saturday  6.00 p.m. James Byrne and D.F.M.  Gene Campbell. Kelvin and Raymond Murray.  Francis White.
Next Sunday 12 noon Mary Quigley
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Sarah Quigley, John & James Quinn & D.F.M.
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Henry Dooley and D.F.M.  Ciaran Bergin.

 

Newsboard – 04/08/2019

 NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART  

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes   

 

WEEKLY ENVELOPES: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown  €283.25   Kilcurry   €610.00 Brid-a-Chrin   €254.47 Faughart   €172.50    Non Envelope Collection  €610.00 . Faughart Shrine €260          

 CONGRATULATIONS  to Louise Kelly and Gerard Watters who were married this weekend

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Bella-Rose Jennifer Esme Dillion, Evan Thomas Brady & Matthew Dullaghan who were baptised last week.

CAMINO WALK  thanks to everyone who donated, total €10,455.   

SR.BRIEGE MCKENNA  will be at Knock Shrine on Monday 5th August, day of intercession of prayer for Priests. Bus leaves Friary Church, Dundalk at 7.45am. For details contact Phil  086-0638452.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION Church gate collection on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

FAMILY CAMP OUT  at Kilcurry Community Centre on Friday 16th August. Lots of games and activities for all the family. Cost €35 per family (includes BBQ tea & Sausage breakfast Sat). Booking essential as numbers limited. Deposit €10 due by  Tuesday 6th August. Full payment due on arrival Friday 16th August. Contact 087-6439546 to book a place.

 ROCHE EMMETS GFC  – Lotto 26th July,  Jackpot was €7,500. No jackpot winner.   Five people win €20 each. Sinead Clarke, Colm McGee, Colette Callan, Sarah O’Hanlon and Gerard Roe  . Thank you all for supporting our Lotto. Next draw date 2nd August . Jackpot €7600.  Cupan tae  is on Tuesday 13th August 10.30am to 12 noon, in the Roche Clubrooms. All welcome, why not come along for the craic.

CRAFT  GROUP meet   up on Tuesday night’s in Centre 7.30pm to 9pm. €2 per night. Bring your current craft work with you or call in ready to learn.  

SOCIAL DANCING  in the Resource Centre on Sat 10th August.  Music by Michael Mawhinney.   Dancing 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome

YOGA Wednesday nights 7pm to 8.15pm and Friday morning 9am to 10.15am in the Community Centre. All welcome.

IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION  SERVICE  are in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th August, from 4.30pm to 8pm and in Clan Na Gael GAA Centre on Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th August from 4.30pm to 8pm. It is important that we all remember that many patients in hospitals need our blood and this need never ceases.

FLEADH CHEOIL  is looking for volunteers. The biggest festival of traditional Irish music and culture in the world is returning to Drogheda from the 11th – 18th August. Volunteers from all over Ireland and the world helped out last year and were central to the success of the Fleadh, this year will be no different. Anyone over the age of 15 can volunteer. Volunteers are required throughout the week and are only required to do one shift. Contact Louth Volunteer Centre at 041-9809008 or www.volunteerlouth.ie/fleadh to apply or find out more.

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Gertie McGeough (MM) John and Roseanne Rafferty, Peter, Aileen and Mary McArdle & DFM, Bernard and Winifred Duffy, sons Patrick & Bernard & DFM, Cornelius Casey  
Monday No Mass
Thursday No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m.  
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Ciaran McKeever, Rosaleen Loughran, Kathleen O’Hare, John & Rose Martin.
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m.   
Friday 7.30 p.m. Bridgid Hanratty, Gerard Connolly
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Tom Litchfield & Eileen Hamill, Peter, Kate, Cora and Olive Kavanagh & DFM, Ioney Cumiskey.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Brigid, Edward & Noel Hoey, Eileen & Paddy Leavy, Patricia & Paddy Ellis, David Noone(BR), Kevin Travers. 
Sunday 12 noon John Boyle (MM), Rita & John Mostyn & DFM, Laura & Brian Mostyn, Austin & Mary Clarke.
Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of the Parish, special Intention Veronica Corbett.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention, Margaret  Bishop
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Josephine, Thomas & Paddy Grant.
Friday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m.  Alan McShane, Rose Ann Duffy & Nellie Duffy, Joe O’Connor & Patsy O’Connor, Ann Crilly.
Next Sunday 12 noon Nellie & John Duffy, Lisa Narine, Pauline McGlade.
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Paddy & Maggie Tiernan, Michael , Mary & Gearoid O’Donnell.
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Sarah Quigley, John & James Quinn & DFM   

 

Newsboard – 21/07/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART  

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes   

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-  

Castletown  €240.00 Kilcurry   €453.00 Brid-a-Chrinn   €216.70 Faughart €155.00

     Non envelope collection €560.00  Donation for breakfast morning €40.00

Welcome into our Christian Community Erin Nicole O’Brien,  Conan Emmet Riordan,

Florence Una Smith, and Cillian Michael Bird who were baptised last weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of Johnny Moran, brother of Sr. Bernadine who died during  the week.

St. Vincent de Paul:  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 0872520382.

Episcopal Ordination: We congratulate Fr. Michael Router who will be ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of the archdiocese of Armagh this weekend.

Scoil Beag Creche  Kilcurry Scoil Beag is looking to recruit a temporary cook to cover sick leave.  Hours of work are 8a.m. to 1p.m If you are interested in the position or wish to find out  more  information please call Catherine or Nicola on 0429329862.

Roche Emmets Lotto.  Draw results for 12th July –  Jackpot €7.300 – No winner

Numbers drawn 10,13,27,29.  Five people share €100. Lindsay Mills, Thomas McDonough, Catriona Hand, Isobel McGuinness and Frances Monaghan.  Next draw 19th July for a jackpot of €7,400.

Kilcury Tidy Towns Group:  Three rounds of judging in the Louth Looking Good awards began on July 10th and will continue until end of August.  Please keep the roadside area outside your property free from litter and always be careful if you are on the road.  Thank you

Family Camp Out: Camp out is on Friday 16th August  in Resource Centre.  There will be lots of games and activities for all the family, join us for a last holiday weekend.  Cost per family is €35 (includes BBQ tea on Friday and sausage breakfast on Saturday). Early booking is suggested as numbers are limited.  Contact 0876439546 to book a place.

Craft Evening at 7.30p.m. on Tuesdays,  join us for work, a chat and a cuppa.  All for €2

Social Dancing in the Resource Centre on Saturday 10th August,  music by Michael Mawhinney.  Dancing 9 p.m. to 12 midnight.  Supper will be served and all are welcome

Blessed Solanus Casey’s 2nd Feast Day takes place on the 30th of July and a mass will be celebrated  in St. Brigid’s Church, Kilcurry on Sunday 28th with blessing of 1st class relic,  all are welcome.

Sr. Briege McKenna will be at Knock Shrine on Monday 5th August,  Day of Intercession of  Prayer for Priests. Bus leaves he Friary Church at 7:45 a.m.  For details contact Phil on 0860638452.

Catholic Movie coming to cinemas in Dundalk in just a couple of weeks.  The name of the movie is Garabandal, Only God knows.   It is the first film to be made concerning the alleged Marian apparitions that took place in Garabandal , Spain in the 1960’s and has already been seen by more than 250,000 people worldwide.  The film will be showing in the Omniplex at Dundalk Retail Park at 6:30 p.m. on 26th 27th and 28th July. 

 

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 20th July

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Maria Coburn – Hugh Curtis –  Annie Rogers
Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Fintan Conlon – John & Joan Reilly

Darragh Craven – Damien Rogers

Second feast day of Blessed Solanus Casey (Capuchin)

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Gerry Thompson
Friday 7.30 p.m. Briege Grant ( Anniversary)

Theresa Grant & Baby Fergus

Angela Murphy

Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. John & Nora McShane

Judith & Thomas Treanor & DFM (Drumbilla)

CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Jimmy McGovern M.M.

Ann Dollard – Brendan Carthy

Sunday 12 noon Patsy Mulholland Jnr & DFM of Mulholland and Gartland

Families – Dick O’Rourke – Lawrence Morton

Michael & Brigid Mulligan and their son Patrick 

Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of our Parish
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Friday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Saturday 6.00 p.m.  Brian Sherry & DFM – Mary & Tom Casey

Robert & Patrick McGee – Benny & May O’Callaghan

Michael & Eileen Duffy 

Next Sunday 12 noon Peadar McEneaney – Sandra Hickey (5th Anniversary)
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Thomas Muldoon
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m.

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Newsboard – 14/07/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART  

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Kilcurry:    €458.00      Brid-a-Chrin     €227.44     Castletown:     €409.00        Faughart:   €142.00   Non-Envelope Collection:   €535.00    Breakfast Morning Donation  €25.00   Faughart Shrine:  €492.00  and  £46 stg

CONGRATULATIONS  to Brian McEneaney and Kelly Quinn who were married during the week.

CAMINO WALK:   A grand  total of €10,105 to Parish fund with a few more sponsor cards to be returned.  We thank each and every one who donated and those with outstanding cards please return as soon as possible.

THE THIRD HEALING MASS FOR HEALING AND COMFORT FOR everybody, but especially for those who have lost loved ones by suicide will be celebrated on Friday next, 19th July at 6.00 p.m. in St Joseph’s Church, Castletown by Fr T Griffin I.C.

THE EPISCOPAL ORDINATION of Fr Michael Router will take place on Sunday, 21st July at 3.00 p.m. in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, with a meal afterwards in Armagh City Hotel at 6.00 p.m.  Each Parish has been allocated 4 tickets or Admission Cards for the above.  These Admission Cards will be distributed from the Parochial House only on a first come-first served basis.  Once they are gone  –  they are gone.

BLESSED SOLANUS CASEY’S 2ND Feast Day on the 30th July  –  a mass will be celebrated in St Brigid’s Church, Kilcurry on Sunday, 28th with blessing of 1st Class relic.  All Welcome.

SOCIAL DANCING in the Resource Centre on Saturday, 13th July.  Music by Solitaire.   Dancing from 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.  Supper will be served.  All welcome.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY wish to thank everyone for their continued support of the Irish Cancer Society and wish to advise that €173.30 was collected at St Brigid’s Church.

SCOIL BEAG CRECHE, KILCURRY  is looking to recruit a temporary cook to cover sick leave.  Hours of work are 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  If you are interested in the position or to find out more information please call Catherine or Nicola on 042 932 9862.

KILCURRY TIDY TOWNS GROUP  –  Three rounds of judging in the Louth Looking Good Awards 2019 began on 10th July and will continue until the end of August.  Please keep the roadside area opposite your property free from litter.  Always be careful on the road.  Thank you.

FAMILY CAMP OUT  –  Friday, 16th August.  Lots of games and activities for all the family.  Join us for a last holiday weekend.  Cost for the family is €35.00 (includes BBQ tea Friday and sausage breakfast on Saturday).  Early booking is suggested as numbers are limited.

ROCHE EMMETS LOTTO  –  Draw Results 28th June, 2019  –  Jackpot was €7,200.  No jackpot winner.  Numbers drawn were 5  7  10  17    Five people won €20 each:   Liam Campbell, Upper Faughart c/o Tommy McEvoy;  Lucy Bishop, Kilcurry c/o Dermot Craven;  White Sisters c/o B Gartlan (Kevin Callan);  Andrew Byrne, Newry Road c /o Cathal Byrne;  Brendan Quigley, Drumbilla c/o Evin Quigley.  Thank you all for supporting our lotto.  Next draw date 12th July.  Jackpot €7,300

 

CRAFT EVENING  –  at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Join us for work, a chat and a cuppa.  All for €2.00.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. John Craig (Anniv);  Veronica Dalton (Anniv);  Patrick and Lizzie Coburn and Deceased Family Members.
Monday   No Mass
Thursday   No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m. Mary Muckian
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Marie Coburn;  Hugh Curtis;  Annie Rogers
BRID-A-CHRIN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Peter McShane (Birthday Remembrance);  Tom and Cissie Treanor;  Jack, Minne and Alice McArdle
Friday  7.30 p.m. Paddy McKeown and Deceased Family Members
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Gerry Thompson
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Johanna McGuinness and Deceased Family Members of the Cunningham and McGuinness Families;  Philomena Scanlon
Sunday 12 noon Margaret, James and Sarah Fox and Deceased Family Members;  Dr Frank O’Reilly
Monday  7.00 p.m. Patsy, Gerry, Paul and David Gartland
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. John Joe Gaffey (Anniv)
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Patricia O’Hanlon
Thursday 10.00 a.m.  
Friday 10.00 a.m.  
Next Saturday  6.00 p.m. Ann Dollard;  Brendan Carthy;  Jimmy McGovern (Month’s Mind)
Next Sunday 12 noon Patsy (Jnr) Mulholland and Deceased Family Members of the Gartland Family;  Michael and Bridget Mulligan and their son Patrick;  Lawrence Morton
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Pat Nash and Deceased Family Members
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Michael, Mary and Geariod O’Donnell;  Thomas Muldoon

 

 

 

Newsboard – 07/07/2019

 NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410 

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €270.70 Kilcurry          €321.00

Brid-a-Chrin           €260.61 Faughart        €197.25

Non envelope collection €620    Brid-A-Chrin Graveyard collection €1,435   

Fatima Candelabra €155.   Breakfast Morning €4,145

We Pray for the happy repose Gertie McGeough and John O’Byrne who died recently. 

Parish Breakfast Morning: Many thanks to all volunteers, committee members and parishioners who helped at the breakfast morning which was a great success.  Thanks to all those who donated for raffle prizes, baked homemade brown bread and food on the day and those who gave private donations. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Annual Pilgrimage to Faughart Shrine:   will take place this weekend 7th July at 3pm with procession around the stream, Mass, anointing of the sick and blessing with relic.  Fr. Malachy Conlon will be celebrating Mass.  

Camino Walk Sponsor Cards  Can all outstanding sponsor cards and donations please be returned to the Parochial House.

Legion of Mary:  You are invited to a film/documentary on the life of the Servant of God, Frank Duff, on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 7.30pm in the Rugby Club. 

LMFM Mass  Recording of the Mass in St. Josephs on Saturday 13th July at 6pm and will be broadcasted on Sunday morning at 9am.  Fr. Joseph O’ Reilly Provincial of the Irish Rosminian Province is the celebrant.

Social Dancing in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Saturday 13th July. Dancing 9pm to 12am.  Music by Solitaire. Supper will be served.  All welcome. 

Scoil Beag Creche, Kilcurry   is looking for a temporary cook to cover sick leave.  Hours of work are 8am to 1pm. If interested in the position, or to find out more information, call Catherine or Nicola on 042 9329862.

St. Vincent De Paul  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.  A little reminder that our Church Gate collection happens on the first weekend of every month, so this Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July we will be collecting.  Thank you for your continued support. 

Craft Evening at 7.30pm on Tuesdays.  Join us for work, a chat and a cuppa. 

Irish Dancing Classes  on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm.  All welcome.  

Yoga Classes  Wednesday night 7pm to 8.14pm and Friday mornings 9am to 10.15am. 

Bereavement Support on a one to one basis, confidentiality assured.  Thursday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm. Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Dundalk.  042 9336393

Roche Emmets Lotto Draw results 28th June. Jackpot was €7.100 .  No winner

Numbers drawn 4:5:6:13 Five people win €20 each. 

  1. Grimes. c/o Brian Grant.  Pat Heeney c/o Brian McGuinness.  G. McDonnell c/o Kevin Callan. Aidan Quinn c/o Noel Callan.  Siobhan Allen, c/o Simon Allen. Thank you all for supporting our Lotto.  

Next draw 5th July.  Jackpot €7,200

Cupan Tae Our next cupan Tae is in the Roche Clubrooms on Tuesday 9th July 10.30 am to 12 Noon.  Why not Drop in and join our neighbours from all ends of the parish and enjoy a cuppa and a scone. 

Fundraising Committee Meeting on Wednesday next 10th July in Parochial House.

 

Masses during the Week 

KILCURRY
Sunday  11.00am Fabian McEntee.  Owen Joe Woods (BR) Mary McBride.  

Kathleen Hughes.  Edward & Margaret O`Hare, Roskeagh. 

Next Saturday  10.30 am Donal McNally.  Maureen Winters. 
Next Sunday  11.00 am John Craig (A)  Veronica Dalton (A)  Patrick & Cissie Coburn & DFM
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday  10.00 am Nora Gernon
Friday  7.30pm
Next Sunday  10.00 am Peter McShane (BR)  Tom & Cissie Treanor.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6 pm Irish O`Sullivan (MM)
Sunday 12 Noon Michael, Rose, Micky and Richard Cross & DFM
Monday 7.00 pm Paddy Murphy (late of Toberna, lived in Birmingham)
Tuesday 10.00 am James & Annie Rogan
Wednesday 10.00 am 
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday  10.00 am
Next Saturday  6 pm Johanna McGuinness & DFM of the Cunningham & McGuinness families
Next Sunday  12 Noon Margaret, James & Sarah Fox & DFM.  Dr. Frank O`Reilly.  
FAUGHART  
Saturday 7.30 pm  Mary & Patrick Ferguson and their son Anthony
Next Saturday  7.30 pm Pat Nash & DFM

 

Church Gate Collection  in aid Redeemer Boys N.S collection will take place this weekend.

Newsboard – 23/06/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

WEEKLY ENVELOPES: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown  €281.30   Kilcurry   €522  Brid-a-Chrin   €280.59 Faughart   €180     Non Envelope Collection  €780

WE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE of Jimmy McGovern  who died during the week,  May he rest in peace.

CONGRATULATIONS  to Arlene Doherty and Philip McKeown who were married this weekend

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY  James Gerry Rowland & Dakota Rose Hughes who were baptised last weekend.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO FAUGHART SHRINE  will take place on Sunday 17th July at 3pm with procession around the stream, mass, anointing of the sick and blessing with relic. Fr. Malachy Conlon will be celebrating mass.

LMFM MASS recording of the mass in St.Joseph’s Saturday 13th July at 6pm and will be broadcasted on Sunday morning at 9am.

PARISH BREAKFAST MORNING   takes place on Sunday 30th June in Kilcurry Resource Centre from 10am to 1pm. All welcome. We would be grateful for baked brown bread and gifts for the raffle prizes  for our breakfast morning. Many thanks.

CAMINO SPONSOR CARDS & DONATIONS  Many thanks for all your kind donations so far. Can all outstanding sponsor cards and donations please be returned to the Parochial house

BLESSINGS OF THE GRAVES   –    

Kilcurry  – Sunday 23rd June 7.30pm.  Brid-A-Crinn  Sunday 30th June 7.30pm

Faughart –  Friday 5th July 7.30pm.  PLEASE BRING YOUR HOLY WATER.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACREMENT the feast of the Sacred Heart Friday 28th June, 12pm – 4pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Kilcurry. Please enter your names for adoration times on the timetable in the churches.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP next meeting  up on Monday 24th June, sing along with PJ Callan at 7.30pm. We will also be taking names for meal in the Lisdoo on Monday 1st July, Meal is at 7pm.

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  – Lotto 14th June,  Jackpot was €6,800. No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 4, 10, 28, 32. Five people win €20 each. Dolores McKeever c/o Players, Mairead McArdle c/o Sarah McArdle, Tracey Rodgers c/o Tracey Rodgers, Jenny Duffy c/o Simon Allen, Tom Rogers c/o Shane Greene. Thank you all for supporting our Lotto. Next draw date 21st June . Jackpot €7,000.

CRAFT EVENING at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Join us for work, chat and a cuppa.

SOCIAL DANCING  in the Resource Centre on Sat 22nd June. Music by Liam Mannering. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.

 

SCOIL BEAG CRECHE, KILCURRY

Is looking to recruit a temporary Cook to cover sick leave. Hours of work are 8am – 1pm. If you are interested in the position, or to find out more information, please call Catherine or Nicola on 042-9329862

LETS GO WALKING  ROCHE  8 week walking group, starting Tuesday 25th June from 7.30pm 8.30pm in Roche Emmets pitch. Adults of all ages and abilities welcome. Lets come together and walk.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL –     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.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. John & Julia McShane. Denis & Molly Doyle. Bridie Stewart (Months Mind). Hughie & Seamus Reilly. John & Teresa Rafferty & DFM  
Monday No Mass
Thursday No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Edward & Margaret O’Hare (Roskeagh) John McKevitt. Hugh O’Hare. Brigid & Alice Reilly.  
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Cecelia Halpenny.
Friday 7.30 p.m.
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Frank & Florrie Harvey.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Michael & Alice Farrell & DFM. Fr.Aiden Kennedy I.C.& DFM. Mary & Brian McConville..
Sunday 12 noon Frank McCourt. Kathleen Gaffey (Ann).
Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Holy Souls
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Holy Souls
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Holy Souls
Friday 10.00 a.m. Sp. Int.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m. Willie & Nancy Parkin
Next Sunday 12 noon James Mellon, Dr. Frank O’Reilly, Gerard Costigan(1st Ann).
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m.
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m.    

 

Newsboard – 16/06/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Kilcurry: €307.00 Brid-a-Chrin €323.30 Castletown:     €309.24 Faughart: €306.00 Non-Envelope Collection: €420.00

WELCOME into our Christian community  Summer-Rose McDermott and Hannah Tara McGahon who were baptised last weekend.

CAMINO WALK:  Fr Vinod has completed his Camino Walk and we say “well done  – the feet held out” Please return Sponsorship cards and Private donations during this week to the Parochial House or to Church Sacristies.  All money collected will go towards the painting of the Holy Rosary Church, Brid-a-Chrin.

PARISH BREAKFAST  – Parish Breakfast Morning takes place on Sunday, 30th June, 2019 in Kilcurry Resource Centre.  All welcome.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO FAUGHART SHRINE will take place on Sunday, 7th July at 3.00 p.m. with procession around the stream, mass, anointing of the sick and Blessing with relic.  Fr Malachy Conlon will be celebrating the mass.

LMFM MASS  – Recording of the mass in St Joseph’s on Saturday, 13th July at 6.00 p.m. and will be broadcast on Sunday morning at 9.00 a.m on LMFM Radio.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

Kane Tuesday, 18th June 7.30 p.m.

Kilcurry Sunday, 23rd June 7.30 p.m.

Brid-a-Chrin Sunday, 30th June 7.30 p.m.

Faughart Friday, 5th July 7.30 p.m.

PLEASE BRING YOUR HOLY WATER

 

EXAMS:  We keep in our prayers our young people who are preparing and taking exams this week.  May the Lord bless them and inspire them in their work.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP  – Are having Health and Well-being with Rose Lavery at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 17th June, 2019.

SOCIAL DANCING in the Resource Centre on Saturday, 22nd June.  Music by Liam Mannering.  Dancing from 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.  Supper will be served. All welcome.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  – Dundalk Parents and Friends of the Intellectually Disabled on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.

FUND RAISING COMMITTEE MEETING  – Wednesday at 8.00 p.m. in the Parochial House

Father’s Day Prayer

Lord Jesus, our brother, we praise you for saving us;  Teach us to love you and your Father by keeping your commandments;  Bless all fathers, and deepen their

love for their wives and families;  By their work, example and prayer, may they lead their children to follow you;   Lord Jesus hear our prayer as we offer you glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

SCOIL BEAG CRECHE, KILCURRY  –  is looking to recruit a temporary cook to cover sick leave.  Hours of work are 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. If you are interested in the position, or to find out more information, please call Catherine or Nicola on 042 9329862.

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  – Lotto  – No winner of Friday night’s lotto jackpot, 7th June  of €6,800. Numbers drawn were:  2 – 16 – 24 – 32. Five people won €20 each. Sean and Maura Murphy c/o Sean Murphy;  Carthy Family c/o Josh Martin; Patrick Begley c/o Malachy Quigley; Raymond Cassidy c/o Simon Allen;  Barry Begley c/o Michael Quigley Thank you all for supporting our lotto. Next Draw dated 14th June.  Jackpot €6,900

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11:00 a.m Nuala (Nano) Goss;  Brian Conlon; Tom Rice;  Mary Reilly; Lily Gartlan;  Francie Kirk; Jack and Bessie O’Leary-Billingham
Monday
Thursday
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. John and Julia McShane;  Denis and Molly Doyle; Bridie Stewart (Month’s Mind);  Hughie and Seamus Reilly; John and Teresa Rafferty and Deceased Family Members
BRID-A-CHRIN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Jack Treanor and Deceased Family Members Stephen, Geraldine and Samantha Lynch
Friday 7.30 p.m. Packie Thornton;  Seamus McGraine (Month’s Mind)
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Cecelia Halpenny
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Eugene Grant;  Bridie Boyle; Matty McEvoy (Birthday Remembrance);  David Noone (Month’s Mind); Barry McElroy
Sunday 12 noon Georgie Savage
Monday 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Peter and Katie Donnelly and Daughters Ann and Briege (late of Tateetra)
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m.
Next Sunday 12 noon Frank McCourt;  Kathleen Gaffey
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Pat Eaton
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m.

 

LETS GO WALKING  – ROCHE:   8 week walking group, starting Tuesday, 25th June from 7.30  – 8.30 p.m. in Roche Emmets pitch.  Adults of all ages and abilities welcome.  Let’s come together and walk.

 

Newsboard – 09/06/2019

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €302.75 Kilcurry           €461.00

Brid-a-Chrin           €238.50 Faughart        €237.49

Non envelope collection €575.00    Fatima Graveyard €428.83 Fatima Candelabra €63.50

We Pray for the happy repose of Leo Gartlan and Iris Sullivan, may they rest in peace.

Welcome into our Christian Community Niilo Rian Gerard Laakkonen who was baptised last weekend.

Congratulations to Laura Brennan and Killian Rushe who were married this weekend.

Parish Pastoral Council meeting Monday in the Parochial house at 7.30pm.

Parish Breakfast Morning takes place on Sunday 30th June in Kilcurry Resource Centre, all welcome.

Camino Walk    Fr. Vinod began his walk last Tuesday and will continue until next Thursday.  If you have sponsorship cards or private donations please bring to the Parochial House or Church Sacristies within the next 2 weeks.  Envelopes for private donations available in the Church sacristies. All money donated will go towards Parish funds and the painting of Holy Rosary, Brid –A-Church.  Many thanks – Fr. Bernard.

Exams: On this day the coming of the Holy Spirit, we ask the Holy Spirit to be with our young people as they prepare for and take exams, to guide and to enlighten them.

Second Mass for Comfort and Healing for everybody but especially for those who have lost loved ones by suicide, is at St. Joseph’s church, Castletown on June 21st at 6pm.  

Blessing of Graves all at 7.30pm

Urnaí – Thursday 13th June Kane – Tuesday 18th June        Kilcurry – Sunday 23rd June

Brid-a-Crinn – Sunday 30th June            Faughart – Friday 5th July.  Please bring your Holy Water.

Social Dancing in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Saturday 8th June.  Dancing 9pm to 12am.  Music by Curtis Magee.  Supper will be served. All welcome.

Faughart Social Group  on Monday 10th June Yoga with Sheila at 7.30pm.  Monday 17th June Health and well-being with Rose Lavery at 7.30pm

Absolute Beginners Writing Classes (for Adults, all ages) Spaces are limited so to book a place please call 087 6576996.  Get started turning your creative ideas into articles, features and stories.  Learn how to create, edit and sell your written work. If you want to be published in national magazines or newspapers, finally write your life story or book that is inside of you, this workshop will get you inspired and started.  Class Saturday 15th June from 11am.

Scoil Beag Creche, Kilcurry   is looking for a temporary cook to cover sick leave.  Hours of work are 8am to 1pm. If interested in the position, or to find out more information, call Catherine or Nicola on 042 9329862.

St. Vincent De Paul  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

Lourdes Committee Meeting in Parochial House on Tuesday night at 8pm.

Patrician Meeting on Tuesday 11th June at the rugby Club.  Topic for discussion – what our Community needs.

Faughart Bereavement Support on a one to one basis, confidentiality assured.  Thursday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm. Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Dundalk.  042 9336393

Roche Emmets Lotto Draw results 31st May.  Jackpot was €6,700.  No winner

Numbers drawn 6: 8: 16: 27  Five people win €20 each.

Dessie Call c/o B. Grant:  J. Murphy c/o Mark Murphy. S. Allen c/o Simon Allen.

Alderson c/o Kevin Callan.   Next draw 7th June.  Jackpot €6,800

Dundalk Parents & Friends of the Intellectually Disabled Church Gate collection Saturday 14th and Sunday 16th June.

Faughart Parish Confirmation and Holy Communion DVD`s now available.  0874125743

Irish Cancer Society  Church gate collection Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.

Masses during the Week

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am Fergal, Francis & Frank Haughey.  John & Susan Quinn & DFM
Next Saturday 10.30 am Tommy & Nellie Duffy
Next Sunday 11.00 am Nuala (Nano) Goss (A) Brian Conlon.  Tom Rice

Mary Reilly.  Lily Gartlan. Francis Kirk.

Jack & Bessie O`Leary-Billingham

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am Vera |Maguire
Friday 7.30pm Michael McKeown & DFM (Rathduff)  Joseph Green (BR)

Tommy Flood (A)

Next Sunday 10.00 am Jack Treanor & DFM.  Stephen, Geraldine & Samantha Lynch
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6 pm Stephen Monaghan.  Patrick Crilly
Sunday 12 Noon William & Bridget Keenan
Monday 7.00 pm Peader Callan (A)  Dessie McElligott
Tuesday 10.00 am Holy Souls
Wednesday 10.00 am Mary, Dolly & William Coleman.
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6 pm Bridie Boyle.  Matty McEvoy (B.R)
Next Sunday 12 Noon Georgie Savage (A)
FAUGHART
Saturday 7.30 pm Eileen & Martin Molloy
Next Saturday 7.30 pm Pat Eaton

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Camino de Santiago update 04/06/2019

Updates from Fr. Vinod

Today Fr. Vinod walked from Ponferrara to Villafranca del Bierzo on today’s leg of his Camino walk. The weather was mixed with heavy showers in the afternoon. Below are some photos

 

Newsboard – 02/06/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-

Castletown  €345.60 Kilcurry   €372.60 Brid-a-Chrinn    €266.55 Faughart €234.20

                                                Non envelope collection €647

Blessing of Graves 2019

Fatima (New) Sunday 2nd June 7:30p.m.
Fatima (Old) Thursday 6th June 7:30p.m.
Urnai Thursday 13th June 7:30p.m.
Kane Tuesday 18th June 7:30p.m.
Kilcurry Sunday 23rd June 7:30p.m.
Brid-a-Crinn Sunday 30th June 7:30p.m.
Faughart Friday 5th July 7:30p.m.

Welcome into our Christian Community Ronan James Ward and Maya Louise Casey who  were baptised last weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of Bridie Stewart nee O’Hare who died during the week, may she rest in peace.

First Friday Calls next week if you would like a visit please contact the Parochial House.

LMFM recording of the mass in St. Joseph’s on Saturday 13th July at 6p.m. and will  be broadcast on Sunday morning at 9a.m

Parish Breakfast Morning takes place on Sunday morning 30th June in Kilcurry Resource Centre, all welcome.

Annual Pilgrimage to Faughart Shrine  will take place on Sunday 7th July at 3p.m. with procession around the stream, mass, anointing of the sick and blessing with the relic.  Fr. Malachy Conlon P.P. will be celebrating the mass.

Fr. Vinod Camino:  Fr. Vinod will this week from the 4th to 12th June be walking the Camino and all the money collected by sponsorship and private donations will go to Parish Funds and the painting of Holy Rosary Church, Brid-a-Chrinn.  If you have sponsorship cards we ask you please to return them (with money) to the Parochial House or Sacristy within the next 2 weeks, also any private donations. We still have envelopes in the Sacristies for private donations.  Many thanks. We ask the Lord to be with Fr. Vinod on his Camino journey.

Faughart Social Group no meeting on Monday 3rd June due to the bank holiday.  On Monday 10th there will be yoga with Sheila at 7:30p.m. and on Monday 17th well- being with Rose Lavery at 7:30p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul: 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 0872520382.

Social Dancing in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Saturday 8th June dancing to Curtis Magee from 9p.m. to 12 midnight.  Supper will be served, all welcome.

Craft evening on Tuesdays at 7:30p.m.  Join us for work, a chat and a cuppa.

Irish Dancing Classes on Thursdays from 5p.m. to 6p.m.   All welcome.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 20th June for 7 nights – cost €695, Spiritual Advisor Fr. Paul Montague, Tallanstown Parish.  Phone James on 0872202173

Absolute Beginners Writing Workshop (Adults all ages) Spaces are limited.  To book a place please call 0876576996.

Scoil Phadraig Naofa Green Flag Committee is running a clothes recycling day on Friday 7th June.  We accept clean clothes, curtains duvet covers (not duves or pillows) towels, linens and shoes.  Bags can be left into Kilcury School on Friday morning from 8:15a.m. until 10a.m. Telephone 0429339310.

Do you want to learn more about your faith – information leaflets available in all churches.

Roche Emmets G.F.C. Lottery Numbers drawn 3,12,20, and 31.  No Jackpot winner, next draw takes place on 31st May.  Jackpot €6,700.

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 1st June

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Patsy, Philomena & Kevin Rafferty & DFM

Thomas Reilly & DFM-Margaret  Kearney

Malachy Begley 1st Ann

Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m. Patrick & Elizabeth Lennon
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Fergal, Francis & Frank Haughey

John & Susan Quinn & DFM

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. DFM of Kilkenny, Garahy & Burke Families
Friday 7.30 p.m. Alan Farrelly & Fiona Patterson Farrelly

Michael & Bridie Farrelly & Michael Jnr

Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Vera Maguire – Geraldine, Samantha & Stephen Lynch
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Francis Casey – Matty McEvoy

Eugene Grant

Sunday 12 noon Patsy Mulholland
Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of our Parish

Oliver Hand & DFM

Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Stephen Monaghan – Patrick Crilly
Next Sunday 12 noon William & Bridget Keenan
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Jack & Margaret Fegan
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Eileen & Martin Molloy

 

There have been a number of attempted robberies in the Parish recently. Please be careful and call the Gardaí on 042 9335577 if you have any concerns.

Newsboard – 26/05/2019

NEWSBOARD  OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042    9334410 9333235

Our Priests: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr. Bernard Hughes

 

PARISH ENVELOPS; Your contribution last week towards upkeep of the Parish was:-

Kilcurry  €402.00 Castletown   €239.00  Faughart €139.00  Brid-a-chrinn €248.00   

Non  Envelopes €511.00.  Trocaire €2,717.00

FAUGHART LOURDES GROUP  returned home from Lourdes on Tuesday past. Masses were offered and candles lit for all your intentions. The following Volunanteers received awards for their dedication to our assisted Pilgrims, Rory Grant, 5 Year Certificate. Dympna Mackin, 10 Year Medal. Rosemary Curtis, 10 Year Medal. Mary Carthy, 15 Year Medal. Colm Mackin, 15 Year Medal. Sincere Thanks to all who helped also to Kilcurry Resource Centre staff.  Dates 2020 – 7th – 12th May

WELCOME INTO OUR COMMUNITY: Niall Christopher Thomas Mulligan who was baptised last weekend

CONGRATULATIONS: to Jamie Anderson and Lorna Cooper who were married  this weekend in Fatima

WE CONGRATULATE: the children from Scoil on Baiste who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday

  1. VINOD CAMINO: Sponsor Cards and envelopes for private donations are available in all sacristies . All monies raised will go towards parish funds. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Fr. Vinod will be leaving on Monday 3rd June.

PARISH QUESTIONAIRE: Please return and if you have lost yours you can complete it on line https://www.faughartparish.ie/survey or contact the Parochial House

BRIGID’S PRAYER MEETING – Tuesday 28th Parochial House at 7.15 pm All Welcome

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP: Monday, Tea evening at 7.00pm. No meeting on Monday    3rd June due to the bank holiday

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 087 252 0382.

YOGA CLASSES:  On Friday mornings at 9am. in Community Centre.

CRAFT EVENING – at 7.30pm on Tuesdays, join us for work, a chat and a cuppa

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES – Fatima (new) – Sunday 2nd June 7.30pm. Fatima (old) – Thursday 6th June 7.30pm. Urnai – Thursday 13th June 7.30pm. Kilcurry – Sunday 23rd June 7.30pm. Brid-a-Crinn – Sunday 30thJune 7.30pm. Faughart – Friday 5th July 7.30pm. Please bring along your Holy Water.

ANNUAL NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST JUDE from Saturday 1st June to Sunday 9th June 2019.Mass each evening at 7.00pm. Healing Mass on Sunday 9th June at 7.00pm This year our celebrant will be Fr. Oliver Stansfield I.C. Everyone welcome

ROCHE EMMETS LOTTO RESULTS :  

Draw 17th May 2019. Jackpot €6,500. Numbers drawn 2, 21, 30, 32. No Jackpot winner 5 tickets to share €100. Aine Mc Guinness c/o Brian McGuiness, John McMahon c/o Martin McCourt, Irene Gorham c/o Players, Aileen Roe c/o Aidan Reilly, Padraig McGowan c/o Brian Grant.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION in aid of The lrlsh cancer Society is on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June.

SMA Family Fun Day takes place in Dromantine on Sunday 9th June , from 1.30pm to 6.00pm

Dromantine is situated 5 miles north of Newry  just off the Belfast duel carriageway

 

Masses for week beginning 26TH May

KILCURRY      
Saturday 10.30
Sunday 11.00 am Thomas and Elizabeth O’Hare and DFM, Christy and Margaret Farrell, Bernard Bessie and Briege McArdle, Maggie Casey, Margaret Peggy Kerr
Monday  9.00 am No Mass
Thursday  9.00 am No Mass
Saturday 10.30 am Tommy and Nellie Duffy
Next Sunday 11.00 am Patsy,Philomena and Kevin Rafferty and DFM, Thomas Reilly and DFM, Margaret Kearney (Anni) Malachy Begley (1st Anni)
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday  10.00am Gregory Duffy, Vera Maguire, Rosanne McCourt(MM)
Friday    7.30pm Jim McVeigh, Tommy Flood (Anni) Mary and Bernard Callaghan
Next Sunday  10.00am DFM of the Kilkenny, Garahy and Burke Families
CASTLETOWN .
Saturday   6.00 pm Frank and Margaret (Madge) Louth
Sunday 12.00 noon Jim and Phylis Mackin, Betty Hague, Michael Ward (1stAnni)
Monday  7.00 p.m. Benefactors of the parish
Tuesday 10.00 am
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday  6.00 pm Francis Casey, Mattie McEvoy, Eugene Grant
Next Sunday 12.00 noon Patsy Mulholland
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30pm Annie, John and Sean Campbell and DFM, Jim Mc Fadden and DFM of the McFadden and Duffy Families
Next Saturday  7.30pm Jack and Margaret Fegan

Newsboard – 19/05/2019

 NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown €233 Kilcurry €906.41 Brid-a-Chrin €259.56 Faughart   €116.38 Non Envelope Collection €760.00. Candleabra Castletown €95.00        

WE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE of David Noone who died during the week,  May he rest in peace.

FR VINOD CAMINO Sponsor cards and envelopes for private donation are available in all Sacristies . All money raised will go towards parish funds. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY  Parish Breakfast morning on Sunday 30th June 2019. Come and enjoy a hearty breakfast with family and friends.

ST BRIGID’S PRAYER MEETING  on Tuesday 21st May  in the Parochial House at 7.15pm. All welcome.

BLESSINGS OF THE GRAVES   – Fatima (new) – Sunday 2nd June 7.30pm.

Fatima (old) – Thursday  6th June 7.30pm.  Urnai  – Thursday 13th June 7.30pm.  

Kilcurry  – Sunday 23rd June 7.30pm.  Brid-A-Crinn  Sunday 30th June 7.30pm

Faughart –  Friday 5th July 7.30pm. Please bring along your holy water.

TROCAIRE BOXES  please return.

PLIGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE on 20th June for 7 nights. Cost €695. Spiritual Advisor Fr. Paul Montague, Tallanstown Parish. Phone James on 087-2202173.

ANNUAL NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST JUDE  from Saturday 1st June  to Sunday 9th June 2019. Mass each evening at 7pm . Healing mass on Sunday 9th June at 7pm. This year our celebrant will be Fr. Oliver Stansfield I.C. Everyone welcome

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY  Church gate collection is on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd of June 2019.

BREAVEMENT SUPPORT  in the Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, the Magnet, The Demesne, Dundalk. .Thursday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm. one to one bereavement support, no appointment necessary and no cost involved. Enquiries from south  042-9336393, from the north 0035342-9336393.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP next meeting  up on Monday 20th May, Willie Cronin will give a display and talk on planting hanging baskets etc..

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WRITING WORKSHOP (for adults , all ages)

Sat May 25th , 11am – 12.30pm (€15) to book please call 087-6576996                                                                                                  FRENCH CLASSES WITH NATIVE SPEAKER   To book a place please contact Gladys 083-8227926

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  – Lotto 17th May ,  Jackpot was €6,500

ST VINCENT DE PAUL –     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  we want to say a big thank you to the second class children from scoil Phadraig Naofa  for their great help in planting apple & plum trees in the Community Orchard beside the bottle bank. We really appreciate the help of Miss Vicki McArdle and the Children, They will be checking them regularly hoping to have fruit for lunch. Very well done boys & girls.

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Desmond Hughes, Jenny Muckian, Leo Gray,  DFM of the McGee & McCartney Families.
Monday No Mass
Thursday No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Thomas & Elizabeth O’Hare & DFM. Christy & Margaret Farrell. Bernard , Bessie & Briege McArdle. Maggie Casey. Margaret (Peggy) Kerr.  
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Tommy, Maura & Peter Dulligan.
Friday 7.30 p.m. Mary Daly. Mary & Bernard Callaghan. Baby Mark Reilly.
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Gregory Duffy. Vera Maguire. Roseanne McCourt (Months Mind)
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Freddie & Molly Hearty.
Sunday 12 noon Maisie Mulholland.
Monday 7.00 p.m. Sp. Int.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Sp. Int.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Sp. Int.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Sp. Int.
Friday 10.00 a.m. Sp. Int.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m. Frank & Margaret (Madge) Louth.
Next Sunday 12 noon Jim & Phylis Mackin. Betty Hague. Michael Ward (1st Ann).
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Kathleen Kane & Matthew Kane. Hugh, Mary & Brian Murphy. Seamus & Patsy Daugherty & DFM.
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Annie, John & Sean Campbell & DFM.Jim McFadden & DFM of the Duffy Family.

 

Newsboard – 12/05/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Kilcurry:      €461.00 Brid-a-Chrin     €446.37 Castletown:  €426.00 Faughart: €169.80    Non-Envelope Collection: €695.00

WE CONGRATULATE the children from Kilcurry and Faughart Schools who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday.

WELCOME into our Christian community Kayla Rose McCourt and Tian Elizabeth Bergin who were baptised  last weekend.

FR VINOD CAMINO Sponsor cards are available in all Sacristies.  All money raised will go towards parish funds. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

PARISH PASTORAL MEETING  – Monday, 13th at 7.30 p.m. in the Parochial House.

MASS  – A mass for healing and comfort will be celebrated for all, but especially for those who have lost loved ones by suicide.  The sacraments of confession and anointing of the sick will also be available for those who need them. The celebrant is Fr Tom Griffin IC.   The mass is in St Joseph’s Church, Castletown at 6.00 p.m. on the 17th May.

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK day trip.  Bus to Knock on Trinity Sunday, 26th May.  We invite all Parishioners, the Confirmation Children and their parents to join us on the pilgrimage.  Please contact the parochial house to put your name down. Cost will depend on number going.

PATRICIAN MEETING  – Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 at Rugby Club at 7.30 p.m.  Topic for discussion “Don’t Dare Interfere with Another’s Belief”.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY  – Parish Breakfast Morning on Sunday, 30th June, 2019.  Come and enjoy a hearty breakfast with family and friends.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE on 20th June for 7 nights.  Cost €695. Spiritual Advisor Fr Paul Montague, Tallanstown Parish.  Phone James on 087 2202173

ANNUAL NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST JUDE  – From Saturday, 1st June, 2019 to Sunday, 9th June, 2019.  Mass each evening at 7.00 p.m.  Healing mass on Sunday, 9th June at 7.00 p.m. This year our celebrant will be Fr Oliver Stansfield I.C.  Everyone welcome.

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRAMAGE TO LOURDES  – 16th to 21st May.  Departs next Thursday, 16th May.  All those travelling please check in at Kilcurry Resource Centre at 10.30 a.m.  Fr Vinod I.C. P.P. is leading our group of Pilgrims and Volunteer Workers. We wish to convey our thanks to one and all for your continued support and be assured of our masses, candles and prayers while on pilgrimage.  Fund Raising Coffee Morning on Sunday, 12th May with Annual Raffle.  We look forward to your support

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP  – Are having Bingo on Monday night at 7.30 p.m.

SOCIAL DANCING in the Resource Centre on Saturday, 11th May.  Music by Twice Shy.  Dancing from 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.  Supper will be served. All welcome.

FRENCH CLASSES WITH THE NATIVE SPEAKER  to book a place please contact Gladys on 083 822 7926.

CRAFT EVENING at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Join us with a chat and a cuppa.

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS WRITING WORKSHOP (for adults, all ages)  Dates “Saturday, 18th May 11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.(€15) and Saturday, 25th May 11.00 am. to 12.30 p.m. (€15)  Spaces are limited. To book please call 087 657 6996

 

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  – Lotto  – No winner of Friday night’s lotto jackpot of €6.400. Numbers drawn were 1 – 4 – 8 – 32.    Five people won €20 each. Finn Savagec/o Eugene Marmion; Yvonne O’Callaghan, c/o S Kirk; Dolores McKeever, Fatima;  Kevin Quigley, Ballinful; E O’Callaghan, Rathduff Thank you all for supporting our lotto. Next draw date 17th May.  Jackpot €6,500.

CUPAN TAE  – Our next Cupan Tae is on Tuesday, 14th May, 2019.  Why not come along and join us downstairs in the Roche Clubrooms.  10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. All are welcome.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Patrick and Bridie Sheils and Deceased Family Members. Robert McKay (Anniversary);  Patrick and Brigid Mackin and Deceased Family Members; Kathleen Dunne
Monday No Mass
Thursday No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m. Derek Curphy;  George and Margaret Murphy
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Desmond Hughes;  Jenny Muckian; Leo Gray;  Deceased Members of the McGee and McCartney families
BRID-A-CHRIN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Maura Brett;  Fidelma Conway (Month’s Mind and Burial of Ashes
Friday 7.30 p.m. James, Agnes and Pat Garvey
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Tommy, Maura and Peter Dullighan
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Margaret and Edward McGuire and Deceased Family Members;  Peadar Quinn; Gerard (Sparkey) Clarke (1st Anniversary);  Deceased Family Members of the Thompson and McKevitt Families.
Sunday 12 noon Thomas and Catherine Moore;  Larry O’Rourke; Farrell and Thomas Scanlon (Birthday Remembrance)
Monday 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Louis Hoey;  Kevin Dooley
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Hugh Malone
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m. Frank and Margaret (Madge) Louth;  Freddie and Molly Hearty
Next Sunday 12 noon Maisie Mulholland
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Carmel McGeough;  Edward and Elizabeth Oakes
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Kathleen Kane and Mathew Kane;  Hugh, Mary and Brian Murphy; Seamus and Patsy Daugherty and Deceased Family Members

 

Newsboard – 28/04/2019

  NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-

Castletown  €369 Kilcurry   €570 Brid-a-Chrinn    €293 Faughart €157

Non envelope collection €962   Holy Land collection Good Friday €310

Priests collection for Easter Saturday & Sunday €2,850

Roche Ladies Club registration evening is on this Sunday in the Clubrooms from 5-6p.m. followed by the 2018 U14 team presentation.  Food and raffle on the night. All members old and new welcome.

L.M.F.M recorded a special documentary on the life and times of Jim Craven which aired on Easter Monday and is now available on their pod cast.  This Sunday 28th in Brid-a-Crinn Church at 10a.m.  is the annual mass in memory of Jims untimely death followed by commemoration around the Poets Stone  in the adjoining graveyard, all are welcome.

Blessing of Graves 2019

Fatima (New) Sunday 2nd June 7:30p.m.
Fatima (Old) Thursday 6th June 7:30p.m.
Urnai Thursday 13th June 7:30p.m.
Kane Tuesday 18th June 7:30p.m.
Kilcurry Sunday 23rd June 7:30p.m.
Brid-a-Crinn Sunday 30th June 7:30p.m.
Faughart Friday 5th July 7:30p.m.

Roche Emmets welcome Paddy Gallagher to the position of Club President.

Welcome into our Christian Community Daisy Lee Toal,  Tadhg Paul Murphy and Johnathan Charles Micheal who were baptised last weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of Rita Casey & Roseanne McCourt, may they rest in peace.

First Friday Calls Next week if you would like a visit please contact the Parochial House.

Please return Trocaire Boxes

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Day Trip.  The Parish is thinking about running a bus to Knock on Trinity Sunday 26th May.   We invite all Parishioners, the Confirmation children and their parents to join us on the Pilgrimage.  Please contact the Parochial House to put your name down. Cost will depend on number going.

Parish Questionnaire:  A digital version is available on the Parish Website www.faughartparish.ie Please feel free to fill in the Questionnaire on the website.

Fr. Vinod Camino:  Fr. Vinod is out practising for his up-coming walk of the Camino Way for Parish funds.  Thanks to all those who have contributed so far. Sponsorship cards will be in circulation in a few weeks.

Faughart Lourdes Invalid Committee cake sale on Sunday 12th May, raffle with luxury hampers.  Draw cards in circulation. Meeting Tuesday night at 8p.m.  in Parochial House.

Faughart Social Group are having their tea evening on Monday in the Resource Centre at 7p.m.

Dance in aid of North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation will take place in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Friday 3rd May.  Dancing 9p.m. to 12 midnight.  Music by Magic Moments, there will be a raffle on the night and light refreshments will be served.  Admission €10

St. Vincent de Paul: A little reminder that our Church Gate collection takes place next Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May.  Thank you for  your continued support.

Social Dancing in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Saturday 11th May dancing to Twice Shy from 9p.m. to 12 midnight.  Supper will be served, all welcome.

French Classes with Native Speaker:  To book a place please contact Gladys on 0838227926.

Beginners Writing Classes starting soon in Resource Centre.

Ministers of the Word and Ministers of the Eucharistic Kilcurry new rota’s available in Sacristy after Mass.

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 27th April

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Margaret Rogan M.M. – Michael Murphy

Kitty Duffy – Eddie Flynn – Seamus Reilly

Hugh & Rose McNamee

Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Ian McKenna – Peter & Veronica McKenna

John & Molly Fitzgerald & DFM

Mary & Benny Dowdall

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Betty McLoughlin MM – Jim Craven

Baby Oisin McArdle – Patsy Rogers

Friday 7.30 p.m. Brigid & John Keenan & DFM

Fr. Jim Pollock

Next Sunday 10.00 a.m.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Elaine Travers M.M & BR – Briege Meegan/Grant

Patsy Rogers – McEvoy Family – John Mulligan

Francis Hollywood Snr –   Francis Hollywood Jnr

Sunday 12 noon Rose & Patrick Sherry – Paddy & Lily Kirk

Peter Dollard – Margaret Dillon  – Anthony Dillon

Angela Callan (Ann)  – Annie Keelen

Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of our Parish

Barney McShane (BR) – Gerard & May McArdle

Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Noeleen Moore M.M.- Paul Nesbitt (Ann)

Ken Tumilty – Aidan O’Donohoe

Next Sunday 12 noon Sean Murton – Stephen Begley
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Michael Murphy
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Clement Finnegan

Kathleen & Joseph McEntee

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Newsboard – 14/04/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART Tel.9334410 and 9333235

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

 

PARISH ENVELOPS; Your contribution last week towards upkeep of the Parish was:-

Kilcurry €412.00 Castletown €290.20 Faughart €249.40 Brid-a-Crinn €224.51

Non Envelope Collection €560.00. Candelabra Castletown €90. Flowers €195.35

We pray for the happy repose of Fr. Jim Pollock who was a Priest in the parish for a number of years. May he rest in peace.

Stations of the Cross at Faughart Shrine Sunday at 5.00pm

Welcome into our Christian Community: Joe Sean Bird who was baptised last weekend.

Second Collection Easter Sunday: A second collection for the Priests of the Parish

Good Friday Collection: For Holy Places.

Armagh Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Day Trip: The Parish is thinking about running a bus to Knock on Trinity Sunday 26th May. We invite all Parishioners, the Confirmation children and their parents to join us on the Pilgrimage. Please contact the Parochial House to put your name down. Cost will depend on number going.

Parish Questionnaire: Thanks to those who have returned their questionnaires. If you wish not to sign your name and if you would like to volunteer please leave a number.

Fr. Vinod Camino: Fr. Vinod is out practising for his up-coming walk of the Camino for parish funds.

St. Brigid’s Prayer Meeting: onTuesday 16th April in the Parochial House at 7.15pm. All Welcome.

Faughart Lourdes lnvalid Committee: cake sale on Sunday 12th May, raffle with luxury hampers. Draw cards in circulation.

Brid-a-crinn: Spring clean day on Saturday 20th April. Meeting outside the Church at 2.00pm

North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation: A dance has been organised to raise funds. The dance will take place in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Friday 3rd May. Dancing 9pm to 12am . Music by Magic Moments. There will be a raffle on the night and light refreshments will be served. Admission €10.

Tidy Towns Group – Our early Easter coffee morning is on Sunday 14thApril in Kilcurry Community Centre from 10am to 1pm. We have lovely home baking, coffee/tea and fabulous raffle prizes. Worth your while to call over.

Social Dancing in the Resource Centre on Saturday, 13th April dancing to Unity. Dancing from 9pm to 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome

St. Vincent de Paul – 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

L.M.F.M Radio have recorded a special documentary programme on the Life and Times of Jim Craven our local Poet. This programme will air on Easter Monday, 22nd at 12noon and will also be available on their Podcast. On Sunday, 28th the annual Mass in memory of Jim’s untimely death will take place in Brid-a-crinn Church at 10am followed by commemoration around the Poets Stone in the adjoining Graveyard. All Welcome

 

Fr.Vinod and Fr. Bernard wish you every Blessing for Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masses for the week beginning 14th April

 

 

 

 

 

 

KILCURRY

 

 

 

 

Sunday

11.00am

Peter Finnegan, Peter Murray and DFM, Michael Nash, Kathleen Dunne, Dinny Casey

Monday

9.00am

 

 

Holy Thursday

7.00pm

Mass of the Lords Supper. Washing of feet. Procession to the Alter 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

11.00am

Brigid McKay, Susan and Larry Montgomery

BRID-A-CRINN

 

 

 

Sunday

10.00am

John and Kathleen Thornton, Kevin Campbell, Special Intentions

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.People of the Parish

Easter Sunday

10.00am

Colm, Nuala and Matthew Farrelly. Nuala, Mick and Michael McCann

CASTLETOWN

 

 

 

 

Saturday

6.00pm

Thomas O’Connor, Mary Catherine McGee, Ned and Kate Doherty and their daughter Brenda Doherty, Peggy and Benny McConnon (BR)

Sunday

12.00noon

Ann McArdle, Gerard Costican, Pauline McGlade

Monday

7.00pm

Benefactors of the Parish, Sean, James,Mary and Sr. Enda Marie McDermott, Olive Martin 1st Anni

Tuesday

10.00am

 

 

Wednesday

10.00am

 

 

Holy Thursday

6.00pm

Mass of the last Supper, Washing of feet, Procession to the Alter 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. John Hearty, John and Mary Savage and DFM, Georgie Savage (BR), Michael and Anne Morton, Ellen Smith, Ann Murray, Annie and Robert Eccles and DFM.

Easter Sunday

12.00noon

Jimmy McKenna, Pauric Kelly

FAUGHART

 

 

 

 

Good Friday

3.00pm

Stations of the Cross

Easter Sunday

6.00am

Dawn Mass at Faughart Hill

Next Saturday

7.30pm

Michael Murphy

 

 

Newsboard – 07/04/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown €582.50 Kilcurry €407.20 Brid-a-Chrin €215.67 Faughart    €253 Non Envelope Collection €510.00. Candleabra Faughart €205.00

WE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE of Elaine Travers (nee Martin) and Noeleen Moore . May they rest in peace.

WE WELCOME INTO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Astor Diaz and Sean Ekundyo who were baptised during the week.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS  Faughart Shrine 5pm for Lent

PARISH  PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING  at 7.30pm on Monday in the Parochial House.

ST BRIGID’S PRAYER MEETING  on Tuesday 9th April in the Parochial House at 7.15pm. All welcome.

FAUGHART LOURDES INVALID COMMITTEE cake sale on Sunday 12th May, with raffle for luxury hampers. Draw Cards now in circulation. Balance of fares due.

CONGRATULATIONS   to the Children who were confirmed on Saturday. Special thanks to the Parents, Teachers, Musician ,Choir, Sacristan, Altar Servers, Cleaners, Decorators of the Church and anyone who helped in any way to make this a special day. Thank you.

A DIGITAL VERSION of the Parish Questionnaire is available on the Parish Website www.faughartparish.ie  Please feel free to fill in the Questionnaire on the website.

TIDY TOWNS GROUP   thanks to all those who took part in the Spring clean last weekend. A number of roads which were not tackled at all. We have a small committee and tend to spread out to help others who contact us to pick up litter in and around their own area. Our early Easter Coffee morning is arranged for Sunday 14th April in Kilcurry Community Centre. We would really appreciate all donations, whether it be baked goodies or raffle prizes. Anyone willing to help out on the day, pouring tea, selling raffle tickets or joining us for a really nice cuppa would be made most welcome.  Meeting on Monday 8th April at 8pm all welcome.

LEGION OF MARY    Patrician meeting to explore Purgatory and who is in it ?

In the Rugby Club on Tuesday 9th April at 7.30pm, all are welcome.

 FRENCH CLASSES WITH NATIVE SPEAKER   Begin Friday 5th April 12.15pm    – 1.15pm. To book a place please contact Gladys 083-8227926

ROCHE EMMETS GFC first men’s team play against Naomh Malachi on 7th April at 3pm. Roche beat Na Piarsaigh in the first game of the League on 2nd April. Well done lads.

YOGA CLASSES due to a Family bereavement the yoga classes have been cancelled until Wednesday 10th April.

EASTER CAMP – in Roche grounds 23rd to 26th April,  10am to 2pm. 6-12 years of age. For forms ring  – 087-9114039

CUPAN TAE  – in Roche Clubrooms this coming Tuesday 9th April 10.30am to 12 noon. All welcome.

SOCIAL DANCING   in the Resource Centre  on Sat 13th April dancing to Unity.  Dancing from 9pm –12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Brigid and Jimmy Rafferty & DFM, Noel Nash, Thomas and Rose Finnegan, Eileen, James and Jim McEvoy
Monday
Thursday  
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Peter Finnegan, Peter Murray & DFM, KathleenDunne, Dinny Casey, Michael Nash
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 7.30 p.m. Ben Flynn, Owenie Kirk, Molly Waters.
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. John and Kathleen Thornton, Kevin Campbell, Special Intention.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Michael and Alan McShane, Annie and Robert Eccles & DFM, Matt, Ellen and John Keenan.  
Sunday 12 noon May and Gerry Sherry, Sean and Mary Holland and DFM
Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of the Parish,  Edward Campbell 1st Ann
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Barney McShane
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m. Michael and Annie King.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m. Thomas O’Connor, Mary Catherine McGee, Ned and Kate Doherty and their Daughter Brenda Doherty, Peggy and Benny McConnon BR
Next Sunday 12 noon Ann McArdle
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Francis Gribben, Jack and Philomena McMahon, Paul & Lillian Mulkerns & DFM
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Peter and May Byrne & DFM, Ellen Hughes & DFM

 

Newsboard – 31/03/2019

   NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Kilcurry:      €373.00        Brid-a-Chrin     €204.51           Castletown:     €235.90         Faughart:   €247.80    Non-Envelope Collection:   €700.00

WE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE of Ian Browne, Mary Monaghan  (nee Fegan), Elaine Martin, Betty McLoughlin, Margaret Rogan, Fidelma Conway

and Hugh McEntee.  May they rest in peace.

WELCOME INTO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY  –  Alanna May Kane who was baptised last weekend.

FRIST FRIDAY CALLS  –  next Friday.  If anyone would like a visit or know of anyone who would, please contact the Parochial House.

ST BRIDGET’S PRAYER MEETING  –  On Tuesday, 2nd April in the Parochial House at 7.15 p.m.  All welcome.

FAUGHART LOURDES INVALID COMMITTEE  –  Cake Sale on Sunday, 12th May, with raffle for luxury hampers.  Draw Cards now in circulation.  Balance of fares due.  Committee Meeting on Tuesday at 8.00 p.m. in the Parochial House.

NORTH LOUTH HOSPICE AND HOMECARE FOUNDATION  –  A dance has been organised to raise funds.  The dance will take place in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Friday, 3rd May.  Dancing 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.  Music by Magic Moments.  There will be a raffle on the night and light refreshments will be served.  Admission €10.00.

FRENCH CLASSES WITH THE NATIVE SPEAKER begin on Friday 5th April, 201912.15 to 1.15 p.m. to book a place please contact Gladys on 083 822 7926.

YOGA CLASSES  –  Due to a family bereavement the Yoga classes have been cancelled until Wednesday, 10th April.

CUPAN TAE  –  Our next Cupan Tae is on Tuesday, 9th April, 2019.  Why not come along and join us downstairs in the Roche Clubrooms.  10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.  All are welcome.

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  –  Results of Kevin Mullen Plate game held on 22nd March.  Roche Emmets 2:16  Stabannon Parnells 1:10.  Congratulations lads. The team plays in the final this weekend on Saturday, 31st March against the Westerns at 4.45 p.m.  In the Westerns pitch.  The best of luck to them.   FEILE  Best of luck to our Under 14 boys who began their Feile Qualifying campaign last Wednesday evening.

BIRCHES SUPPORT GROUP is held on the first Tuesday of each month in the Birches Day Centre, Priorland Road, Dundalk, at 7.00 p.m.  The aim of the group is to provide a support network where people have an understanding of the difficulties of the family carer.  All are welcome.

A BLESSING FOR MOTHERS DAY

May God, who loves all of us, give our Mothers his blessing

May he fill their lives with joy

May he guide them in his ways and lead them to his glory

May Almighty God bless all of you.  Father, Son and Holy Spirit, for ever and ever.  Amen

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Patrick and Lily Hughes;  Enda and Brigit Kelly;  Margaret and Joe McNamee and Deceased Family Members;  Rose Finnegan
Monday 9.00 a.m. No Intention
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Intention
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m. Padraig McGee
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Brigid and Jimmy Rafferty and Deceased Family Members;  Noel Nash;  Thomas and Rose Finnegan;  Eileen, James and Jim McEvoy
BRID-A-CHRIN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Noel Rice;    Special Intention
Friday  7.30 p.m. Brendan O’Callaghan;  Kevin Campbell;  John and May Doherty;  Anna McDonnell
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. No Intention
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Fr Aiden Kennedy and Deceased Family Members of the Farrell family;  Harry and Dora Matthews;  Jim McKenna
Sunday 12 noon Fra Rafferty;  Debra and Jim Waring;  Stephen and Winifred Conroy and Deceased Family Members
Monday  7.00 p.m. No Intention
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Aine Jones;  Eithne, Catherine and Edward Wall and Deceased Family Members;  Matt, Ellen and John Keenan
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Maura Quigley
Thursday 10.00 a.m. No Intention
Friday 10.00 a.m. Deceased Family Members of the Duffy and Kieran Families
Next Saturday  6.00 p.m. Michael and Alan McShane;  Annie and Robert Eccles and Deceased Family members;  Matt, Ellen and John Keenan
Next Sunday 12 noon May and Gerry Sherry;  Sean and Mary Holland and Deceased Family Members
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. No Intention
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Francis Gribben;  Jack and Philomena McMahon;  Paul and Lillian Mulkerns and Deceased Family Members

 

 

Newsboard – 10/03/2019

                       NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email:    info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €281.75                                    Kilcurry           €428

Brid-a-Chrin           €190.20                                   Faughart        €283.60

Non envelope collection € 635

Welcome into our Christian Community Aine Helen Lennon, Roisin Marie Flynn, Darragh McKeever, who were baptised last weekend.

Lenten Prayer Group will meet Thursdays during Lent from 7pm to 8pm in St. Joseph`s Chruch, Fatima.  All are welcome to come along.

Mass for Lent  in Kilcurry Monday and Thursday at 9am.

Stations of the Cross at Faughart at 5pm every Sunday in Lent  All welcome

Parish Pastoral Meeting  on Monday 11th March at 7.30pm in Parochial House.

Confirmation  on Saturday 6th April in Kilcurry Church at 2pm

First Holy Communion on 11th May at 11am for Kilcurry/Faughart.  Fatima 25th May at 11am.

St. Brigid`s Prayer Group  Prayer meeting in Parochial House on Tuesday 12th March at 7.15pm

Trocaire Boxes   available in all our Churches.  Please take one home.

Camino Walk    Fr. Vinod will be walking the Camino from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostella, Spain (approx. 217Km) over 8 days from 4th June to 12th June.  If you wish to get him sponsors for this walk sponsorship cards will be available shortly.  The money raised will go towards “Parish Funds” – the painting of Holy Rosary Church, Brid-a-Chrin.  You can sponsor Fr. Vinod any amount €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, so much per kilometre or whatever you wish to give, or if  you wish to give a private donation, you may do so.  Many thanks.

A Limited number of the Magazine “Totus Tuus”  available in the Churches at no charge.  Please take one.

Breakfast Morning on Sunday 5th May in Kilcurry Resource Centre.  Meeting on Tuesday 19th March at 8pm in Parochial House to arrange.

Blessing of Graves all at 7.30pm

Fatima (New)  – Sunday 2nd June.          Fatima (Old) – Thursday 6th June

Urnai – Thursday 13th June                     Kane – Tuesday 18th June        Kilcurry – Sunday 23rd June

Brid-a-Crinn – Sunday 30th June            Faughart – Friday 5th July

Bereavement Support  One to one Bereavement support, confidentiality assured.  No appointment necessary and no cost involved on Thursday mornings 10.30am to 12.30pm in Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, The Magnet, Dundalk.  Enquiries to 042 9336393

Faughart Social Group meeting on Monday 11th March for fun, game of charades at 7.30pm

Social Dancing Next dance is on Saturday 9th March with music by Michael Mawhinney. Dancing 9pm to 12 am.  Light supper served.  All welcome.

St. Vincent De Paul 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

French Classes with Native Speaker in Community Centre.  To book a place contact Gladys on 083 822 7926

Craft Evening  Tuesday from 7 – 9pm, Everybody welcome.

Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8.15pm Friday morning from 10am to 11.15am

Irish Dancing Classes on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 20th June for 7 nights – cost €645 with a €100 deposit to pay before 8th February.  Spiritual advisor Fr. Paul Montague, Tallanstown Parish.  Phone 087 2202173.

Cupan Tae Gathering on Tuesday 12th February at 10.l30am in Roche Clubrooms.  All welcome.

 

Masses during the Week

KILCURRY    
Sunday 11.00am Lord Ballyedmond.  Owen & Patrick Muckian. 

George, Elizabeth & William Hamill. Josephine & Gerry Reilly.

Monday  9.00 am  
Thursday  9.00 am  
Next Saturday 10.30 am Veronica Sheils.  Peter McDonnell & DFM.  Gerry Lambe (BR)

 

Next Sunday 11.00 am Elizabeth Coburn (2nd A) & DFM
BRID-A-CRINN    

 

Sunday 10.00 am Paddy, Mary & Catherine McGowan & DFM

 

Friday  7.30pm Kevin & Theresa McKeown & DFM

 

Next Sunday 10.00 am Michael Gernon (BR)  Willie Treacy.
CASTLETOWN    
Saturday 6 pm

 

Frank & Maura Martin.  Patsy Rogers (BR)

Vincent Callan

Sunday 12 Noon  Gerry Cunningham.  Tom & Joan Kinch.  Siobhan Clarke.

Marion Sheridan.  Maureen Rajasgam.  Arthur McArdle (3rd A)

Ellen & Michael Laverty.

Monday  7.00 pm  
Tuesday 10.00 am  
Wednesday 10.00 am  
Thursday 10.00 am  
Friday 10.00 am  
Next Saturday  6 pm Barry Kirby.  Owen Matthews.  Patrick & Teresa Lennon. 

Megan O`Connor.  Jimmy & Rita McMahon.

Next Sunday 12 Noon Megan O`Connor.  Kathleen Kelly.  Breedge Heeney. 

Michael & Eileen Duffy.

FAUGHART    
Saturday  7.30 pm John, Emily, Tom & Gerry Savage.
Next Saturday  7.30 pm  

 

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Newsboard – 03/03/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART Tel.9334410 and 9333235
Our Priests: Fr. Vinod Kurian Fr. Bernard Hughes.

PARISH ENVELOPS; Your contribution last week towards upkeep of the Parish was:-
Kilcurry €302.00 Castletown €308.00 Faughart €265.00 Brid-a-Crinn €200.
Non Envelope Collection €470.00. Faughart Candelabra €230.
Kilcurry Candelabra €221.
We pray for the happy repose of Eamon Bennett, P J Mc Donagh and Marie Puttick. May
they rest in peace.
NEXT WEDNESDAY “Ash Wednesday” we begin the Holy season of Lent. Lent is the
season in which we are invited to explore and discover what it means to be “Holy”. We are
called to be holy whatever state of life. The ashes on our forehead are our pilgrim badge
marking us as penitents. It is a time for all of us to do something extra: Fasting, Prayer,
Almsgiving, self-denial, coming to weekday Mass. We will have extra Masses in Kilcurry
Church on Monday and Thursday at 9.00am. We will also have the Stations of the Cross at the
Shrine at 5.00pm each Sunday during Lent.
Mass times on Ash Wednesday: Fatima 10.00am. Kilurry 11.00am. and Brid-a-crinn 7.30pm.
It is also a day of Fast and Abstinence (no meat).
Lenten Prayer Group : will meet on Thursdays during Lent from 7.00pm – 8.00pm in St.
Joseph’s Fatima. All are welcome to come along
WELCOME into our Christian Community: Zoey Amelia Coburn, Jordan James McCann,
Thomas Corry who were baptised last weekend.
CONGRATULATIONS to David Kettle and Louise Byrne who were married during the
week.
TROCAIRE BOXES are now available in all Churches. Please take one home.
MASS for Lent in Kilcurry on Monday and Thursday at 9.00am.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETING: Wednesday night at 8.00pm to organise the
Parish Breakfast Morning .
ENVELOPES AND QUIZIONNAIRE: As you know envelopes are being distributed at
present and we encourage you all to use them. Please fill in the quizionnaire and leave it in the
Churches. We thank those who distributed the envelopes
FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP: Details of Trip to Knock Shrine in April. Legal advice at
7.30pm. Monday 4th.March. Monday 11th March Charades at 7.30pm.
IRISH DANCING CLASSES: Thursdays from5pm until 6pm. All welcome.
YOGA CLASSES – On Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8.15pm Friday mornings at the new time
of 9am. to 10.15am. if you have dropped the kids to school join us for our class
SOCIAL DANCING in the Resource Centre on Saturday, 9th March dancing to Michael
Mawhinney from 9pm to 12 midnight. Supper will be served. All welcome
CRAFT GROUP: Tuesday nights 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Everybody welcome to join us for
crafting ,cuppa and a chat.
FRENCH CLASSES with native Speaker: Leaving certificate French workshops: 6pm – 7pm
Tuesdays/Fridays. If you want to learn French for your holidays or other reason:
Beginnner class Tuesday/Friday 11am – 12noon and Tuesday/Friday 7.15pm – 8.15pm.
Children’s French class 9-13 yrs Tuesday 5.30 – 6.30pm. Intermediate class Tuesday/Friday
12.15 – 1.15pm. and Tuesday 8.30pm – 9.15pm. Please contact Gladys 083 822 7926.
Masses for the week beginning 2nd March

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.am Kathleen Lynch. Peter McKeown
Monday No Mass
Ash Wednesday 11.00am Mass and blessing of Ashes
Thursday 9.00am
Next Saturday 10.30am Margaret Alderson. Kathleen &Michael Marmion &
DFM
Next Sunday 11.00am Lord Ballyedmond. Owen & Patrick Muckian. George,
Elizabeth & William Hamill. Josephine & Gerry Reilly
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00am Peter Donnelly. Brigid Regan & DFM
Ash Wednesday 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm Betty Sands. DFM of the Casey family (Slieve)
Next Sunday 10.00am Paddy,Mary & Catherine McGowan & DFM
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00pm Kitty & Paddy Gonnelly, sons Tom, Martin,Pat.
Daughter Margaret, son in law Tom Murphy daughter in
law Ailish
Sunday 12.00noon Gerard Louth (Months Mind) Andy Smith,
Monday 7.00pm Daniel Martin. Kathleen Rooney
Tuesday 10.00am Frank Mullen (Anniv)
Ash Wednesday 10.00am
Thursday 10.00am
Friday 10.00am Alan McShane.
Next Saturday 6.00pm Frank & Maura Martin. Patsy Rogers (B’day Rem)
Vincent Callan
Next Sunday 12.00noon Jimmy McMahon. Paddy McNally. Gerry Cunningham.
Tom & Joan Kinch. Siobhan Clarke. Marion Sheridan.
Maureen Rajasgam. Arthur McArdle (3rdAnniv) Ellen
and Michael Lavery.
FAUGHART
Saturday 7.30pm
Next Saturday 7.30pm John, Emily, Tom & Gerry Savage
LOUTH IFA A.G.M. – On Monday, 4th March in the Monasterboice Inn at 8.30pm. Special
Guest Speakers Mr. Gerry Gunning, Executive Secretary IFA Rural Development Committee,
Mr. Nigel Renaghan, Ulster North leinster Regional Chairman & Mr Andrew Boylan Chairman
IFA National Poultry Committee. All farmers welcome.
Cupan tae: Tuesday 12th. 10.30am to 12.30 everyone welcome for the craic.

Newsboard – 24/02/2019

   NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown  €258    Kilcurry   €503   Brid-a-Chrin   €252.44   Faughart    €151     Non Envelope Collection  €730

 

BLESSINGS OF THE GRAVES   – Fatima (new) –  Sunday 2nd June 7.30pm.

Fatima (old) – Thursday  6th June 7.30pm.  Urnai  – Thursday 13th June 7.30pm.

Kilcurry  –  Sunday 23rd June 7.30pm.  Brid-A-Crinn  Sunday 30th June 7.30pm

Faughart –  Friday 5th July 7.30pm.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS  –  The Priests will call with Communion to the sick and housebound.

PARISH FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE MEETING  –   Wednesday 6th March @ 8pm in the Parochial House to organise the Parish Breakfast morning.

LOURDES MEETING  –   on  Tuesday 26th February @ 8pm in the Parochial House.

CONFIRMATION –  Saturday 6th April in Kilcurry Church.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  –  Kilcurry/Faughart 11th May,  Fatima 25th May

SCOIL PHÁDRAIG  NAOFA GREEN FLAG COMMITTEE  –  is running a clothes recycling day on Friday 1st March 2019. We accept clean clothes, curtains, duvet covers (not duvets or pillows) towels, linens and shoes. Bags can be left into Kilcurry School on Friday morning from 8.15 until 10am. Telephone 042-9339310

 ST VINCENT DE PAUL –     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. A little reminder that our Church Gate Collection happens on the first weekend of every month, so next Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March we will be collecting. Thank you for continued support which enables us to help people in our own community.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP –  Continue with our varied programme.

 Tea evening on 25th February @ 7pm,  Legal advice @ 7.30pm .

FRENCH CLASSES WITH NATIVE SPEAKER  –   Leaving Cert French workshops: 6 – 7pm Tuesdays/Fridays  if you want to learn French for your holidays or other reason . Beginners class Tuesday/Friday 11am – 12 noon and Tues/Friday 7.15 – 8.15pm. Children’s French class 9-13yrs Tuesday 5.30 – 6.30pm. Intermediate class Tuesday/Friday 12.15 – 1.15pm and Tuesday 8.30 – 9.15pm. To book a place please contact Gladys  083-8227926

KILCURRY TIDY TOWNS GROUP – Spring clean takes place this year Sat 30th |March. We will have gloves and bags available at the Community Centre from 9am that morning. If anyone needs gloves and bags please get in touch.

KILCURRY BOWLS CLUB – Club night on Tuesday night at 8pm. We always welcome people interested in trying bowling out.

CRAFT EVENING –  on  Tuesdays 7.30 to 9pm. Everybody welcome to join us for any crafting, cuppa and a chat.

SOCIAL DANCING  –  in the Resource Centre March has two dances, Sat 9th March dancing to Michael Mawhinney and on 23rd March music by Declan Aungier. Dancing from 9pm – 12am. Supper will be served. All welcome.

YOGA CLASSES – Wednesday evenings 7 to 8.15pm. Friday mornings at the new time of 9 – 10.15am, if you have dropped the kids to School join us for a class

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m.

 

Micheál Norton & DFM
Monday   No Mass
Thursday   No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m. Peter McKeown. Mary, Vinnie & Vincent Muckian (Jnr). Briege, Sylvester & Eamonn Carroll,. DFM of the McArdle Family
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Kathleen Lynch (Anniv). Peter McKeown
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Charles & Ethel Moore & DFM
Friday  7.30 p.m. Agnes, James & Pat Garvey. Paddy & Vera Kirk
Next Sunday  10.00 a.m. Peter Donnelly. Brigid Regan & DFM
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Elizabeth Morton. Thomas O’Connor. Pa & May Kerley & DFM. Jenna & Jayden Murden-Casey. Jack Murden
Sunday 12 noon Phil Bowles (Tipperary – Months Mind). Gerry Costigan. Philomena Scanlon (B’day rem)
Monday  7.00 p.m. Robert Menary (Months Mind)
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.  
Thursday 10.00 a.m.  
Friday 10.00 a.m.  
Next Saturday  6.00 p.m. Kitty & Paddy Gonnelly, Son’s Tom, Martin & Pat. Daughter Margaret, Daughter in Law Ailish
Next Sunday 12 noon Gerard Louth (Month Mind)
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m.  Liam, Frank & Brigid Bergin & DFM. Sadie & Dessie Malone.
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m.  

 

 

Newsboard – 17/02/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART  

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Kilcurry:      €445.00       Brid-a-Chrin     €319.60            Castletown:     €225.93         Faughart:   €138.00   Castletown Candelabra:   €100.00   Non-Envelope Collection:   €520.00

28TH DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE IN RDS DUBLIN  –  on Saturday, 24th February, 2019, Moleys bus leaves Friary Church, Dundalk.  For details please call Phil at

086 0638452

ARMAGH DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES  –  Thursday, 16th May – Tuesday, 21st May.  Applications being received for travel.  Information from Fr Vinod/Fr Bernard or any committee member.  Cost €750, including return bus from Kilcurry Resource Centre to Airport.  Committee meeting on Tuesday night 8.00 p.m. in Parochial House.

SCOIL PHÁDRAIG NAOFA GREEN FLAG COMMITTEE  –  Is running a clothes

Recycling day on Friday, 1st March, 2019.  We accept clean clothes, curtains, and duvet

Covers (not duvets or pillows) towels, linens and shoes.  Bags can be left into

Kilcurry School on Friday morning from 8.15 until 10.00 a.m.  Telephone:  042 9339310

KILCURRY TIDY TOWNS GROUP  –  Meeting on Wednesday, 20th February at

8.00 p.m.

HERITAGE COUNCIL  –  are seeking applications from community groups under their “Adopt a Monument” heading.    Pick a monument in your area for you to research and they will help with mentoring and funding.  Contact:  adoptamonument@heritagecouncil.ie    Closing date for applications is 28th February, 2019.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP  –  continue with our varied programme.    Library Information on Monday, 18th February at 7.30 p.m. and Tea Evening on 25th February, 2019 at 7.00 p.m.

DIETITIAN LED XPERT COURSE for Type 2 Diabetes will be starting in the Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Dundalk, on Wednesday, 27th February, 2019.  This is a free course and runs for six weeks.  If you are interested in attending please contact Ger Nolan on 041-6850675 for more information.

SOCIAL DANCING  –  in the Resource Centre.   March has two dances.  On Saturday, 9th March dancing to Michael Mawhinney and on 23rd March music by Declan Aungier.  Dancing from 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.   Supper will be served.  All welcome.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  –  on Saturday evening the 23rd February and Sunday, 24th February, 2019 at all Churches in the Parish for Dundalk Social Service Council  –  for our Meals on Wheels organisation.

FRENCH CLASSES WITH THE NATIVE SPEAKER  –  Leaving Certificate French workshops:  6.00 to 7.00 p.m.  Tuesdays/Fridays.   If you want to learn French for your holidays or other reason.  Beginners class Tuesday/Friday 11.00 a.m. to 12 noon and Tuesday/Friday 7.15 to 8.15 p.m.  Intermediate Class Tuesday/Friday 12.15 to 1.15 p.m. and Tuesday 8.30 to 9.15 p.m.  To book a place please contact Gladys on 083 822 7926.

YOGA CLASSES  –  Wednesday evenings  7.00 to 8.15 p.m.  Friday mornings 9.00 a.m. to 10.15 a.m.   If you have dropped the kids to school join us for our class.

IRISH DANCING CLASSES on Thursdays from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.  All welcome.

 

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Joe McNamee;  Jim Goss (Month’s Mind);  Joseph and Brigid Coburn and Deceased Family Members
Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m. Tom Craig;  Bridie Craig;  Mary Finnegan
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Michael Norton
BRID-A-CRIN
Sunday 10.00 a.m.  
Friday  7.30 p.m. Nicholas and Rose McElroy;  Sally Green (Birthday Remembrance)
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Charles and Ethel Moore and Deceased Family Members
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Owen and Margaret McMahon;  Justin and Margaret Murnaghan;  Molly and Paddy Dowdall;  Denise Casey (1st Anniversary) and Jenna, Jayden Casey. Lydia White;  Katie and Owen Watters
Sunday 12 noon Roisin Travers;  Lawrence and Kathleen Cunningham and Kathleen Kelly;  Denise Casey and Jenna and Jayden Murden-Casey
Monday  7.00 p.m.  
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Mary Bishop (Birthday Remembrance);  Brother Kevin Deane (25th Anniversary)
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Monina Matthews
Thursday 10.00 a.m.  
Friday 10.00 a.m.  
Next Saturday  6.00 p.m. Elizabeth Mortan;  Thomas O’Connor;  Pa and May Kerley and Deceased Family Members;  Jenna and Jayden Murden-Casey;  Jack Murden
Next Sunday 12 noon  
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Pat Murphy
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Liam, Frank and Brigid Bergin and Deceased Family Members;  Sadie and Dessie Malone

 

Newsboard – 03/02/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410 Our Priests:  Fr. Vinod Kurian.  Fr. Bernard Hughes

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €387.50 Kilcurry           €367

Brid-a-Chrin           €243.84 Faughart        €199.80

Non envelope collection € 805

Welcome into our Christian Community Laragh Jessica Moore, who was baptised last weekend.

Congratulations to Leon Conroy and Niall O`Callaghan who got married this weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of the souls of Robert Menary and Gerard Louth who died during the week.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday evenings 6pm – 7pm in Fatima Church, and Wednesday from 3pm – 4pm in Faughart Shrine.  “Come and spend some quiet time with the Lord”

28th Divine Mercy Conference in RDS Dublin on Saturday 24th February.  Moleys Bus leaves Friary Church Dundalk.  For details contact 086 0638452

Lourdes Committee Meeting on Tuesday night at 8pm in Parochial House.

Social Dancing Next dance is on Saturday 9th February with music by Country Pride. Dancing 9pm to 12 am.  Light supper served. All welcome.

Faughart Social Group.  AGM will be held on 4th February at 7.30pm.

St. Vincent De Paul Our Church gate collection happens on the first weekend of every month, so next Saturday 2nd February and Sunday 3rd we will be collecting.  Thank you for your continued support which enables us to help people in our own community.  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

French Classes with Native Speaker in Community Centre.  Leaving Cert French workshops 6 – 7pm Tuesday/Friday. Beginner Class Tuesday/Friday 11am – 12 Noon and 7.15pm to 8.15pm.

Intermediate class Tuesday/Friday 12.15pm to 1.15pm and 8.30pm to 9.15pm.

HSE Dietitian led X-Pert course for type 2 Diabetes will start in the Armagh Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 27th February.  This is a free course and runs for six weeks.  If interested contact Ger Nolan on 041 6850675.

Variety Show DVD  on sale for €10.  Contact Parochial House for copy.  Last week for orders

Kilcurry Bowls Club   night on Tuesday at 8pm.  All welcome.

Craft Evening  Tuesday from 7 – 9pm, Everybody welcome.

Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8.15pm Friday morning from 10am to 11.15am

Irish Dancing Classes on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm.

Bush Post Primary TY Students are supporting Irish Blood Transfusion Service in holding a blood donation centre in the school gymnasium on Wednesday 27th February from 5pm – 8.30pm.  All are welcome and we would greatly appreciate your support.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje on 20th June for 7 nights – cost €645 with a €100 deposit to pay before 8th February.  Spiritual advisor Fr. Paul Montague, Tallanstown Parish.  Phone 087 2202173.

Cupan Tae Gathering on Tuesday 12th February at 10.l30am in Roche Clubrooms.  All welcome.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am Owen Joe Woods 1st A.  Moira Murphy 1st A.

Mark & Catherine Marmion & DFM.  Patrick & Brigid Reilly & DFM

Next Saturday 10.30 am
Next Sunday 11.00 am John & May McArdle.  Aiden McBride. Turlough Goss.

Patrick, Alice & Catherine Hynes.

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am Larry, Roseanne & Gerry Muckian & DFM.  John Maguire

Paddy & Eileen Lennon.  

Friday 7.30pm Paddy & Kevin Campbell.  Fr. Malachy Loughran.

Margaret Duffy.

Next Sunday 10.00 am Celine Henry (5th A)
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Michael McShane.  Una McEvoy. Johnny & May Owens. .
Sunday 12 Noon Bridie McGivern (2ndA) Michael Bent (2nd A) Kathleen Gorman

Pat & Rose Brennan.  Michael Moore (BR)

Monday 7.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am John & Rose Gollogloy
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6 pm Megan O`Connor.  Ann Finnegan
Next Sunday 12 Noon Mel McGivern.  James Baxter (1st A)
FAUGHART
Saturday 7.30 pm Deceased members of the Reynolds Family
Next Saturday . 7.30 pm John, Vera, Dermot & Alan McArdle & Aidan Touhy.

Deceased members of Cathcart Family.

 

Prayer to St. Brigid

Saint Brigid, You were a woman of peace.  You brought harmony where there was conflict.  You brought light to the darkness, and hope to the downcast.  May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.  Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made. Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary. Strengthen what is weak within us.  Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens. May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit. Amen.

 

Newsboard – 27/01/2019

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €294.33 Kilcurry           €341

Brid-a-Chrin           €209 Faughart        €190.40

Non envelope collection € 678

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday evenings 6pm – 7pm in Fatima Church, and Wednesday from 3pm – 4pm in Faughart Shrine.  “Come and spend some quiet time with the Lord”

Communion Calls to the sick will be on Thursday this coming week.

Armagh diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 16th to 21st May.  The Faughart Lourdes Committee are now taking names for Assisting Pilgrims and Pilgrims.  Please contact Fr. Vinod, Fr. Bernard or any committee member. Meeting on Tuesday night at 7pm in Parochial House.

Triduum in honour of St. Brigid

January 30th – Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Brigid at 7.30pm in the Shrine, Faughart.

Celebrant – Fr. Dermot Maloney PP

January 31st – Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Brigid at 7.30pm in the Shrine, Faughart.

Celebrant – Fr. Oliver Stansfield I.C.

February 1st  – Mass and blessing with the relic of St. Brigid at 11am in the Shrine, Faughart.

Celebrant – Fr. Garrett Campbell PP

Candlelight procession at 8pm from Faughart graveyard to the Shrine.Limited parking at summit, park at St.Brigid’s Oratory and walk to summit for 7.45pm. There will be a general  blessing of the relic at the end of the ceremony.

Blessing with relic in the Oratory from 2pm to 5pm on February 1st.

To mark World Day for Consecrated Life 2019  Archbishop Eamonn will lead a prayer service at St. Brigid`s Shrine, Faughart on Friday 1st February at 12 Noon.  All religious communities in the diocese have been invited to the celebration and the faithful are also welcome to attend the gathering.  A public Mass will take place at the Shrine at 11am before the prayer service, to mark St. Brigid`s Day. Again all are welcome. We give thanks and pray for those men and women who are called to the consecrated life, that they may be faithful witnesses of God`s love.  May they always reveal the love of Christ to those they encounter and continue to enrich our world by their dedicated lives of prayer.

Thank you  A big thank you to all who made our coffee morning a great success €470.00 in total (calendars and cards) all proceeds to Dogs for the Disabled. Many thanks Pat and Sean Mc Gee, Meave Mc Crave

Social Dancing Next dance is on Saturday 9th February with music by Country Pride. Dancing 9pm to 12 am.  Light supper served. All welcome.

Faughart Social Group returns January 28th at 7.30pm to Community Centre.  AGM will be held on 4th February at 7.30pm.

St. Vincent De Paul Our Church gate collection happens on the first weekend of every month, so next Saturday 2nd February and Sunday 3rd we will be collecting.  Thank you for your continued support which enables us to help people in our own community.  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

Mountpleasant Athletic Club cancelled until further notice

French Classes with Native Speaker in Community Centre.  Leaving Cert French workshops 6 – 7pm Tuesday/Friday. Beginner Class Tuesday/Friday 11am – 12 Noon and 7.15pm to 8.15pm.

Intermediate class Tuesday/Friday 12.15pm to 1.15pm and 8.30pm to 9.15pm.

HSE is running a Weight & Lifestyle Management programme in Primary Care Centre Barrack Street, beginning on Thursday 31st January.  Contact 042 682001

Kilcurry Bowls Club   night on Tuesday at 8pm.  All welcome.

Craft Evening  Tuesday from 7 – 9pm, Everybody welcome.

Yoga Classes Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8.15pm Friday morning from 10am to 11.15am

Irish Dancing Classes on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm.

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am James & Margaret Conlon & DFM

James & Stephen Marmion.  Madge & Alex Gallagher.

Next Saturday 10.30 am
Next Sunday 11.00 am Owen Joe Woods 1st A.  Moira Murphy 1st A.

Mark & Catherine Marmion & DFM.  Patrick & Brigid Reilly & DFM

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am Paddy & Eileen Lennon .   Peter McShane.

Pat McArdle.  John & Paddy Callan.

Friday 7.30pm No Mass
Next Sunday 10.00 am Larry, Roseanne & Gerry Muckian & DFM.  John Maguire

Paddy & Eileen Lennon.

CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Ann & Michael Morton.  Joe McGeown. Paul Hollywood.
Sunday 12 Noon
Monday 7.00 pm
Tuesday 10.00 am Deceased members of the Malone & McConnell Families.
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am Oliver Hodgers
Friday 10.00 am No Mass
Next Saturday 6 pm Michael McShane.  Una McEvoy. Johnny & May Owens. .
Next Sunday 12 Noon Bridie McGivern (2ndA) Michael Bent (2nd A) Kathleen Gorman

Pat & Rose Brennan.  Michael Moore (BR)

FAUGHART
Saturday 7.30 pm Liam Quinn
Friday 1st February 11.00 am Elizabeth Reilly (A)   Patricia Myers Heraghty
Next Saturday . 7.30 pm Deceased members of the Reynolds Family

 

Newsboard – 13/01/2019

  NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown €261.20 Kilcurry €370 Brid-a-Chrin €273.55 Faughart    €205 Non Envelope Collection €635

 

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SCAREMENT will begin again on Monday  (tomorrow evening ) 14th in  St. Joseph’s Fatima, 6pm to 7pm and  again on Wednesday, 16th January at the Shrine 3pm – 4pm. Please do your best to come. “Be still and know that I am God”.

PARISH  PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING  Monday 14th January at 7.30pm in the Parochial House.

MASSES FOR 2019  – The mass diary will be available shortly. The Priests will do their best to have masses transferred to the new diary. The onus is on the next of kin to check and see if your mass has been carried forward. Please do not take it for granted that the mass is transferred.

FR. VINOD AND FR. BERNARD  thank the volunteers who began this past week to teach  Religion in Faughart Community National School.

THE IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER is on sale in our Churches for €2

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

MOUNTPLEASANT ATHLETIC CLUB  Tuesday nights from 6pm to 7pm for the younger age group and 7pm to 8pm for older age group.

KILCURRY BOWLS   Club night on Tuesday nights at 8pm. We always welcome people interested in trying bowling out.

CRAFT EVENING on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9pm. Everybody welcome to join us for crafting, cuppa  and a chat.

YOGA CLASSES   Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.15pm and Friday mornings from 10am to 11.15am.

IRISH DANCING CLASSES  on Thursdays from 5pm to 6pm. All welcome.

FAUGHART NOTES  to submit information to Faughart Notes please contact 087-6439546

RADIO MARIA IRELAND is an Irish-run Catholic Talk Station.  Prayer, Catechesis, Uplifting music, Talks, Interviews and Testimonies.  All commercial free – listen via TV on Saorview – Channel 210  FREE App “Radio Maria Ireland” streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via Phone – get live feed by calling  01 437 3277

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Maisy McKeown, Kathleen Dennison, James & Brigid McDonnell and DFM. Nora Murphy , Fiona Hamill.
Monday No Mass
Thursday No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Bob Buckley,Hugh McNamee & DFM of the McEvoy family. Ann & Ronnie Murray & DFM, Margaret & John Murray, Daughter Cecelia, Son Walter. Ronnie, Patrick & Gerard Murray, Larry Treanor & DFM.
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Larry and Mary Ellen Kirk
Friday 7.30 p.m. Kathleen McKeown, Bernard & Mary Callaghan.
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Seamus, Rose & Molly Watters, Tom Begley, Kathleen Payne.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Derek  Younger,  Cathy Vas, Wayne Casey, Nancy Harrison.
Sunday 12 noon Tom & Annie Martin & Tom (Jnr), Rita, John, Laura & Brian Mostyn.
Monday 7.00 p.m. Bridget & John Dillon, Benefactors
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m. Jack & Maura McCabe,  Thomas & Mary Sharkey &  DFM, Patrick & Bridgid McKenna &  DFM , Hans Voigt.
Next Sunday 12 noon Timothy, Mary Ann & Elizabeth McCarthy.
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m.
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Denis  McCreesh,   Kathleen & Brian Kennedy.

 

Triduum to St. Brigid details – 2019

Faughart Parish – Triduum in honour of St Brigid

 

January, 30th 2019,

Mass and blessing with the relic of St Brigid at 7.30 pm in the Shrine, Faughart.

Celebrant: Fr Dermot Maloney PP

 

January, 31st 2019,

Mass and blessing with the relic of St Brigid at 7.30 pm in the Shrine, Faughart.

Celebrant: Fr Oliver Stansfield IC

 

February, 1st 2019,

Mass and blessing with the relic of St Brigid at 11 am in the Shrine, Faughart.

Celebrant: Fr Garrett Campbell PP

February, 1st 2019,

Candle light procession at 8pm from Faughart graveyard to the Shrine.

Newsboard – 06/01/2019

  NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown €606.72 Kilcurry €509.00 Brid-a-Chrin €366.00    Faughart €181.65 Non Envelope Collection €580.99

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT  will begin again on Monday, 14th January in St Joseph’s Fatima, 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, 16th January at the Shrine 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY  – Lucy McCabe, Gabriel David Sheils, Alyssa Seána Anna Conachy who were baptised in the Parish.

MASSES FOR 2019  – The mass diary will be available shortly.  The Priests will do their best to have masses transferred to the new diary.  The onus is on the next of kin to check and see if your mass has been carried forward.  Please do not take it for granted that the mass is transferred.

THE IRISH CATHOLIC NEWSPAPER is on sale in our Churches  €2. Some very good reading.

TODAY WE CELEBRATE the “Epiphany of the Lord”.  The word “epiphany” means “revelation”.  Jesus came to reveal the Father. The Magi or three Kings were searching for Christ.  When they found him, they worshipped him and offered him gifts. Millions of people have followed in the footsteps of the Magi and come to Christ.  We count ourselves among those fortunate millions. The coming of Jesus, the Light of the World and Messiah of Israel, is the dawning of every human hope and dream.  God’s revelation of himself in the coming of Jesus is offered to everyone. Let us open our hearts and minds to encounter Jesus in every Mass.

GETTING MARRIED IN 2019  – Please confirm booking at least three months in advance, this is required by both church and state.  Pre-marriage course should be booked in advance, check it out on www.accord.ie for more information.

ROCHE EMMETS GFC   – Our Club Chairman wishes all our committee members, club members, players, supporters and their families a peaceful and healthy 2019 and looks forward to your continued support and participation with Roche Emmets during the coming year.  A big thank you to everyone who supported our lotto in 2018.

CUPÁN TAE  –  Our first Cupán Tae for 2019 is on Tuesday,  8th January, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon, downstairs in the Roche Clubrooms.  Why not come along for the craic.

SOCIAL DANCING  – In the Resource Centre on Saturday, 12th January, dancing to Blue Magic from 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.  Supper will be served all welcome.

KILCURRY B OWLS   – we are back to our usual Tuesdays nights at 8.00 p.m.  We always welcome people interested in trying bowling out.

CRAFT GROUP – Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.00 p.m.  Everyone welcome to join us for crafting, cuppa and chat.  

YOGA CLASSES  – Resume after the holidays.  Wednesday evenings 7.00 to 8.15 p.m.  Friday mornings 10.00 – 11.15 a.m. All abilities catered for.  Contact Jackie Unity Yoga at 087 6217 359

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Peter and Maureen Goss;  John Rogers
Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 11.00 a.m. No Mass
Next Saturday 10.30 a.m. Eileen Walsh, George and Cissie McNamee;  Maisy McKeown
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Maisy McKeown; Kathleen Dennison;  James and Brigid McDonnell; Nora Murphy; Fiona Hamill
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Winifred Goldsmith;  Brigid, Liam and son Gerard Rice
Friday 7.30 p.m. Paddy and Kevin Campbell and Deceased Family Members;  Nicholas Kirk and Deceased Family Members; Florence Harvey
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Larry and Mary Ellen Kirk
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Larry and Joan Meegan;  James and Agnes Ward and grandchildren
Sunday 12 noon Sheila O’Rourke;  Tom Gernon; Margaret Kelly
Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of the Parish;  Owen McGuinness (Month’s Mind)
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Delia Mullen (Anniversary)
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Next Saturday 6.00 p.m. Una Younger; Cathy Vaz; Wayne Casey;  Nancy Harrison
Next Sunday 12 noon Tom, Annie and Tom (Jnr) Martin;  Rita, John, Laura and Brian Mostyn
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Jack and Margaret Fegan;  Donal Rogan and Deceased Family Members
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m.

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Newsboard – 23/12/2018

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-

Castletown  €257 Kilcurry   €381 Brid-a-Chrinn    €325.60 Faughart €195.60

Non Envelope Collection  €585

 

Welcome into our Christian Community Tiarnan Alan Gaskin who was baptised last weekend.

 

We pray for the happy repose of David Toner who died during the week,  may be rest in peace.

 

Variety Show – Thanks We wish to express thanks to all the fantastic acts that performed at our parish variety show last weekend,  it was a brilliant night with many hours of practice. Thanks to all who helped on the night and in the run up to the show,  to those who donated prizes, or donated to the parish fund, members of the fund raising committee and the finance committee. Total raised after expenses €3650.00.  8th Prize was ticket 561-565 and was not claimed on the night,  if you have this ticket you can collect your prize at the parochial house.

 

Priest Christmas Collection for the priests of the parish will be taken up on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in all our churches.  We, your priest’s, take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for your generosity and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and every blessing for the New Year.

 

Faughart Lourdes Committee wish to extend Christmas and New Year blessings.  Thanks to all our patrons, Fr. Vinod, Fr. Bernard, newsboard team, friends and the Kilcurry Resource Centre for all your continued support.

 

Faughart Social Group The committee wishes a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year to all our members, their families, newsboard team and the Kilcurry Resource Centre for all their support throughout the year.

 

Fatima Children’s Carol Service starts at 5:30p.m. and the children will be singing during Christmas Eve mass at 6pm., all welcome.

 

Christmas Eve Mass Faughart Maria Dawe will be providing music at the Christmas Eve mass at 7:30p.m.,  all welcome.

 

Poinsettias:  We welcome donations of poinsettias  in remembrance of your loved ones this Christmas time.  Please leave them at the altar of your church.

 

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 22nd December

KILCURRY

   

Sunday

11.00 a.m.

Rose Nash (Ann)

Robert McKay & DFM of Dowdall family

Richard Goss

Monday

8.00 p.m.

Christmas Eve – People of the Parish

Tuesday

11.00 a.m.

Christmas Day – Deceased of the Parish

Thursday

9.00 a.m.

No mass

Saturday

10.30 a.m.

 

Next Sunday

11.00 a.m.

Arthur Muckian

Kathleen & George Coburn

Fabian McEntee

BRID-A-CRINN

   

Sunday

10.00 a.m.

 

Monday

6.30 p.m.

Christmas Eve – People of the Parish

Tuesday

10.00 a.m.

Christmas Day – Deceased of the Parish

Friday

7.30 p.m.

Jim Price  (Southwoodham, Essex, died recently,

Funeral mass was today in Essex

Next Sunday

10.00 a.m.

Rita Martin

CASTLETOWN

   

Saturday

6.00 p.m.

Kevin & Julia Corraway

DFM of all the McNally families

Sam & Eileen Shields (Ann)

Hugh, Bridget and Thomas Hanratty

Sunday

12 noon

Margaret & Geoffrey Thornton

Maria Bird – Mary McAreavey

Patrick McGivern – Margaret Bishop

DFM of Flynn family

Monday

6.00 p.m.

Christmas Eve

Carmel Martin

People of the Parish

Tuesday

12 noon

Christmas Day

Deceased of the Parish

Wednesday

10.00 a.m.

 

Thursday

10.00 a.m.

 

Friday

10.00 a.m.

John & Anne Doran – Clora McCourt

Saturday

6.00 p.m.

Martin Mulligan

Una Younger

Next Sunday

12 noon

 

FAUGHART

   

Saturday

 7.30 p.m.

Susan Quinn & DFM

Eoin Quinn

Carmel Muckian & DFM

Monday

 7.30 p.m.

Christmas Eve – People of the Parish

Next Saturday

 7.30 p.m.

Brighid Whyte 1st Anniversary

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Newsboard – 16/12/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €269.30 Kilcurry           €360

Brid-a-Chrin           €498 Faughart        €113.50

Non envelope collection € 690     

We pray for the happy repose of Vincent Callan and Brid McBride, may they rest in peace.

Faughart Parish Christmas Arrangements 2018

Monday 17th December, St. Josephs, Fatima

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) at 7.30 pm

Weekend Masses at usual times:

Saturday in Fatima at 6pm:  Faughart Shrine 7.30pm

Sunday  Brid-A-Chrinn  10am: Kilcurry 11am:  Fatima 12 Noon.

Masses for Christmas Eve

St. Josephs, Fatima 6pm:  Holy Rosary, Brid-A-Chrinn  6.30pm

Faughart Shrine 7.30pm:  St. Brigid`s, Kilcurry 8pm

Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day

Holy Rosary, Brid-a-Chrinn  10am: St. Brigid`s, Kilcurry  11am

St. Joseph`s, Fatima at 12 Noon.

Christmas Poinsettias We welcome donations of Poinsettias in remembrance of your loved ones this Christmas.  Please leave on the altar of your Church.

St. Brigid`s Prayer Group will meets on Tuesday 18th December at 7.15pm in Parochial House.

Parish Variety Show in aid of Parish funds takes place in Kilcurry Communit y Centre on Sunday night at 7pm.  Tickets will be on sales this weekend at the main entrance of our Churches. Please give your full support.  It promises to be a good show. Admission €10 per adult €5 per child.

Social Dancing Next dance is on Wednesday 26th December with music by Michael Mawhinney.  Dancing 9pm to 12 am. Light supper served. All welcome.

There is a big selection of books in the Community Centre which are FREE.  These are John Grisham or Marian Keyes style books. Feel free to call in and pick up a book.

Kilcurry Community Centre wish all a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Tax Relief Forms We still have a lot of forms still not returned.  You do not have to disclose any income details, just your PPS number and signature in required.  The Parish could claim a tax refund of tax paid by the donor but we need the forms back ASAP.  Thank you to those who have already returned their forms.

Advent Prayer Group will meet on Thursday night at 7pm during Advent in St. Joseph`s Church, Castletown and will focus on the themes of the Sunday readings.  

Fatima Childrens Christmas Rehearsal  on Friday afternoon 2.50pm to 3.45pm.

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

St. Vincent De Paul would like to thank Faughart Parishioners for their kind donations of €4,500 and wish you all a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Dundalk Simon Community will have their annual Church Gate Collection this weekend 15th & 16th December.  We thank you for the support you have given over the years.

Parish of St. Patrick Soup Kitchen/Food Parcels  will have a church Gate collection on Christmas Eve only.

Faughart Lourdes Invalid Committee Wishes to express thanks to Rose Laverty for proceeds amount €1255 of raffle for luxury hamper and the lucky winner was Maria Conlon, Carrickmarcross.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am Molly Murphy (MM)  Johnny Gartlan. James & Mark Reilly

Lily & Joe Mullen.  Tony & Paschal Mullen.  

Frank & Briege Boyle:  Paddy & Una Cunningham

Next Saturday 10.30 am Gary & Tish Toner.  Eileen, James & Jim McEvoy
Next Sunday 11.00 am Robert McKay & deceased members of the Dowdall family.

Rose Nash (A)

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am May Tracey & DFM of Tracy & O`Toole Families.
Friday 7.30pm Peter, Anna, Al & Eugene McDonnell.  

Packie & Madge Thornton &  deceased of Thornton & Carry Families.

Next Sunday 10.00 am
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Michael & Kathleen O`Connor.  Benny & Peggy McConnon.

Thomas & Joan Kinch.  Siobhan Clarke (Nee Kinch)  Marian Sheridan

Maureen Rajasingham. Joseph McGee  Mary McAreavey.

Sunday 12 Noon Tom Fisher.  Margaret McCourt.
Monday 7.00 pm Tim, Mary, Eugene & Tom Litchfield. Briege Gonnelly.

Sacrament of Confession at 7.30pm

Tuesday 10.00 am
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am Michael & Alan McShane.
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6 pm Michael & Alan McShane.  Kevin & Julia Corrway. Deceased of all McNally families.  Sam & Ellen Shields (A)

Hugh, Bridget & Thomas Hanratty.

Next Sunday 12 Noon Marian Bird.  Mary McAreavey.  Patrick McGivern.  

Margaret Bishop.  Carmel Martin. Margaret & Geoffrey Thornton

Deceased of Flynn Family (Cornonagh)  

FAUGHART
Saturday 7.30 pm Hugh, Mary & Brian Murphy & DFM

Deceased of McCrink Families, Carrickbroad.

Next Saturday . 7.30 pm Susan Quinn & DFM.  Carmel Muckian & DFM

Newsboard 04/11/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €269.50 Kilcurry           €466

Brid-a-Chrin           €150.88 Faughart        €263

Non envelope collection €435        Kerela Collection €75

Welcome into our Christian Community   Freya Ella Reynolds and Faye Anna Carragher, who were baptised last weekend.

Congratulations to Orlagh Kelly and Colin Halliday who were married this weekend.

Masses in St. Brigids Kilcurry   on Mondays  and Thursdays during month of November at 9am for the Holy Souls.  Other Churches at usual times. Please do your best to come to the Masses and pray for your deceased relatives and friends.

Mission Collection   will take place weekend 10th and 11th November.  Some envelopes have already been received and these will be included.

Faughart Social Group   Grainne Fox will give a talk on nutrition on Monday at 7.30pm

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

Fundraising Committee   meeting on Wednesday at 8pm in Parochial House.  Please come and support your parish.

Craft Group   Get together on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm.  Our group is open to any person interested in crafting or learning a craft, either bring what you are working on at the minute or come as you are to learn.

Kilcurry Bowls Club meets up every Tuesday night from 8pm to 10pm. New members or people wishing to try bowling are welcome.  

Irish Dancing Class for all ages 5pm to 6pm on Thursdays.  All interested are welcome to attend on Thursdays. Contact Kerrie 087 8831736

Yoga Classes  in community centre on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 8.15pm, and  Friday morning class at 10am to 11am. Please come and enjoy the exercise and relaxation in each class. Contact Jackie Unity Yoga on 087 6217359

Cerebral Palsy  Anne Savage (Mc Kenna) is hosting a coffee morning in aid of Cerebral Palsy at her house no 40 Pearse Park on Friday 9th November from 9am to 3pm. There will be lots of goodies, chat and a raffle! If you’re free please call in to support this very worthy cause. Thank you.

Radio Maria Ireland is an Irish rune Catholic talk radio station.  Prayer, Catechesis, uplifting music. Talks, interviews and testimonies, all commercial free.  Listen via TV on Saorview Channel 210 and Freeview Channel 826. Free app “Radio Maria Ireland”

Streaming on www.radiomaria.ie or via phone.  Get live radio feed by calling 01 4373277, no extra charges apply.  Please join our growing family.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am Michael Tuite MM.  Evin & Kathleen Quigley

Matt & Mary Coburn.  Mary & James Connelly (Toberona)

Brigid Flynn & son Pat.  James, Mary, Mary & Mary Reilly.

Peter McArdle.

Monday 9/00 am Deceased Booklet
Thursday 9.00 am Deceased Booklet
Next Saturday 10.30 am Gerard & Hannah Heeney
Next Sunday 11.00 am Mary & James Connolly.  Matt Coburn (A) Agnes Gartlan & DFM

Jimmy & Brigid Rafferty & DFM.  Joe Behan (1st A) Bernard Kirk

Eamonn Bennett (2nd A)

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am Deceased Booklet
Friday 7.30pm Packie, Margaret and Theresa McNamee.Paddy Kirk & DFM.   Deceased Booklet
Next Sunday 10.00am Al McDonnell.  Judith & James Traynor & DFM
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Mary & Mattie McEvoy.  Larry & Joan Meegan. Anthony McCarthy Aileen Morgan.  Rita Kelly.
Sunday 12.00 Noon Marie Haughey.  Gerry Brennan.
Monday 7.00 pm Benefactors of the Parish
Tuesday 10.00 am Deceased Booklet
Wednesday 10.00 am Souls of the departed Legionaries of Mary
Thursday 10.00 am Deceased Booklet
Friday 10.00 am Michael and Alan Mc Shane
Next Saturday 6.00 pm Stephen Conroy (A) Maria Casey. Eddie, Theresa and Natasha Wall. Benny and May O’Callaghan and DFM Olivia Mc Connon (A) Peter and Bernie Clarke Frances, Jennifer and David Clarke
Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Nancy Fisher.  Rose Baxter and DFM .  Ann and Kelvin Murray
FAUGHART .
Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30pm

John Rafferty & DFM.  Hugh & Edith Murphy

Deceased Booklet

 

Newsboard – 07/10/2018

NEWSBOARD FOR THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Our Priests: Fr, Vinod Kurian & Fr. Bernard Hughes

Email – info@faughartparish.ie – Tel (042) 933 4410 and (042) 933 3225

 

WEEKLY COLLECTION towards the upkeep of the parish amounted to

Kilcurry €467, Castletown €344, Brid a Chrin €199, Faughart €136, Non Envelopes €560, Donations €210.

WE PRAY FOR The happy repose of the Very Rev. Brian Hackett who served as Curate in Faughart Parish from 1968 to 1981. We have very fond memories of him – may he rest in peace. Funeral Mass on Monday 8th October in the Church of the Immaculate Conception Ballygawley and burial afterward in Garvaghy cemetery.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Emma Coleman & David Dunne and to Lynne Conroy and Niall Thornton who were married this weekend.

HOLY HOUR Monday 6pm in Castletown, Wednesday 4pm Faughart shrine.

KERLA CALLS FOR HELP – The state of Kerla in India has been seriously affected by floods and landslides. People have lost their homes and essential possetions (including the families of our priests ministering here in Ireland). Financial help is urgently needed. A second collection will be taken up on 20th and 21st October. Donations both large and small will be greatly appreciated.

COFFEE MORNING In aid of hospice on Sunday 14th October in Kilcurry resource centre. Lots of raffles etc. Baking and donations appreciated. For details contact Margaret Murphy on 042 933 1362.

IN TIMES OF NEED if you find yourselves in need, why not contact St. Vincent de Paul on 087 252 0382.

SOCIAL DANCING Saturday October 13th, music by Declan Aungier, Dancing 9pm to 12am. Sipper served and all are welcome.

CRAFT GROUP – Tuesday night, 7:30 to 9:00pm. All crafts welcome, either bring your own or come along and we will show you.

YOGA CLASSES – Wednesday night from 7pm to 8:15pm. All abilities catered for. Friday morning yoga at 10:00. Newcomers welcome, contact Jackie Unity Yoga on 087 621 7359.

THE ROSARY OF OUR LADY on EWTN Catholic TV on Sunday Oct 7th at 4pm,  Thurs 11th at 9am, Fri 12th at 3pm, Sat 13th 9pm. Available on Sky 588, Virgin 815, Eir 589, Net1 301 or online at http://www.ewtn.ie

COFFEE MORNING in aid of Louth Hospice was a great success and €780 was raised for a very worthy cause. Thank you for your generosity and support.

ROCHE EMMETS GFC cupán tae on Tuesday 9th October at 10am, come along and join us in the clubrooms.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP are having Sheila Thompson with dancing lesson, Monday 7:30pm in Resource centre. For a great nights craic and exercise.

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION 27th and 28th October in aid of Louth Cerebral Palsy.

ST GERARD’S SOLEMN NOVENA –  St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church Dundalk from 8th to 16th October, Confessions available every day except Sunday, for session times visit  http://redemptoristsdundalk.ie/novena-schedule-and-daily-recordings/

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY

Sunday 11:00 – Owen Quinn (MM), Agnes Gartlan and DFM

Saturday 10:30 – Kevin reilly

Next Sunday 11:00 – Michelle Flynn, Matthew Flynn, Una Begley, Cissie and Owen Murphy

 

BRID A CHRINN

Sunday 10:00 – No Intention

Friday 19:30 – Tom Lennon, Tom and Brian Myres, James and Tom McCann, Margaret and Jimmy Flynn

Next Sunday 10:00 – No Intention

 

CASTLETOWN

Saturday 18:00 – Mark Faulkner, Kathleen Hollywood, Rose & James Curtis, Lalla & Louis Hoey and Kevin Dooley, Joan and Andy Gallagher, Rose and Peter Kelly and DFM

Sunday 12:00 – Rose & Pat Brennan, Jim & Ena Gordon, Robert & Eamon Gordon, Nancy Gordan,, Sheila Gordon, Joe & Anne Keenan and DFM, Seamus Gordon

Monday 19:00 – Benefactors of the Parish, Johnny McArdle

Tuesday – Friday, Masses each day at 10:00 – No Intentions

Next Saturday 18:00 – Sean duffy (anniv), Michael Larkin

Next Sunday 12:00 – Johnny, Margaret and Jim McArdle, Rose Mellon, Amy & Terry Kelly

 

FAUGHART

Saturday 19:30 – Gerry Savage, Thomas and Eilleen Mullally and DFM, Brendan and Michael Legett

 

Newsboard – 30/09/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €244 Kilcurry           €355

Brid-a-Chrin           €234 Faughart        €130

Non envelope collection €618   

Welcome Into our Christian Community  Jack Owen O`Hare who was baptised last week.

Congratulations  Niamh McCormack and Ross McMahon who were married in Brid-a-Chrin this weekend.

First Friday calls next Friday.  If anyone would like a visit, please contact the Parochial House

Blessed Solanus Casey Mass in Kilcurry this Sunday at 11am, talk on the life and spirituality of Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Capuchin, by Br. Richard Merling, OFM Capuchin from Detroit, who is the Postulator of the cause for Canonisation of Blessed Solanus, and Sr. Anne Herkenrath SNJM, who is a grandniece of Blessed Solanus.  

Everyone welcome for a cup of tea after Mass in the Resource Centre.

Scrin Bhride, Fochaird  The Annual Irish Language Pilgrimage to St. Brigid`s Shrine, Faughart will take placed on Sunday 30th September at 3pm.  Failte roimh chach.

Faughart Social Group are having their High Tea at 7pm in Kilcurry Resource Centre.

In Times of Need Church Gate collection on first weekend of every month, so next Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th we will be collecting.  Thank you for your continued support. 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

Craft Group   Get together on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm.  Our group is open to any person interested in crafting or learning a craft, either bring what you are working on at the minute or come as you are to learn.

Kilcurry Bowls Club meets up every Tuesday night from 8pm to 10pm. New members or people wishing to try bowling are welcome.  

Irish Dancing Class for all ages 5pm to 6pm on Thursdays.  All interested are welcome to attend on Thursdays. Contact Kerrie 087 8831736

Yoga Classes  in community centre on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 8.15pm, and from Friday 5th October the morning class will begin at 10am to 11am.  Please come and enjoy the exercise and relaxation in each class. Contact Jackie Unity Yoga on 087 6217359

Coffee Morning in Aid of Hospice on Sunday 14th October in Kilcurry Resource Centre.  Come and enjoy a cuppa, with raffles including a luxury Halloween Hamper.  Baking and donations greatly appreciated. For details contact Margaret Murphy on 9331362

St. Brigid`s School  Church Gate collection on 29th & 30th September in all Churches

St. Gerard Solemn Novena 8th – 16th October.  Weekdays 7am, 9.30 11.30 1.10pm 3.30 4.30 6, 7.30 9, 10.30    Sunday 7am, 8, 9.30, 11, 12.30pm, 4.30, 6, 7.30, 9pm.

Kilcurry Tidy Towns Group The results of the National Tidy Towns competition are out, and we are delighted with our marks of 292 points which is a 4.6% increase on last years total.  We have received an Endeavour Award for this. We would like to thank everyone who helped to achieve this years results.

Roche Emmets GFC No winner of last weeks jackpot.  Numbers drawn 9:15:20:29

Five shared €100  – Peter McDonnell, Lurgankeel:  Owen Corcoran, Castleroch: Dessie McKevitt, Whitemill:  Eileen Dowdall, Rathduff: Denise Marmion, Carrickedmond.

Cupan Tae on Tuesday 9th October at 10.30 am to 12 Noon.  Come along and join us in the Clubrooms.

Scoil Phádraig Naofa: Green Flag Committee is running a clothes recycling day on Friday 5th October 2018.  We accept clean clothes, curtains, duvet covers(not duvets or pillows) towels, linens and shoes.  Bags can be left into Kilcurry School on Thursday morning form 8:15am until 10am, Phone 042 9339310.

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY

Sunday

11.00am Blessed Solanus Casey & DFM

Oliver Traynor.  Matthew & Catherine McBride.

Joe Reilly.  Kevin Tumilty.  Maeve Whyte (MM) Fiona (Fay) Kelleher

Friday 7.30 pm Jack McWall (MM)
Next Saturday 10.30 am
Next Sunday 11.00 am Owen Quinn (MM)
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am Patrick & Brigid Begley.  Philomena & Lawrence Sutherland.
Friday 7.30pm Nancy & Danny O`Hanlon.  Frank & Alice Rice.

Tom. Mary & Gerry Dowdall.  Yvonne Conway.

Next Sunday 10.00am
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Peader McEneaney Jnr
Sunday 12.00 Noon John & Ellen Dooley & DFM

Pat & Anne Mullholland & DFM

Monday 7.00 pm Phylis & Paddy Rice (A) Margaret & Gerry Watters.
Tuesday 10.00 am Rose & Ted McKay & deceased of the McKay Family

Jack & Molly Dooley.  Joan & Kevin Murray

Wednesday 10.00 am Fr. Malachy Loughran.  Fr. Martin Kenny. Br. Jim Kane
Thursday 10.00 am Rose McKeown & DFM
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6.00 pm Lalla & Louis Hoey & Kevin Dooley.
Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Rose & Pat Brennan (Castletown)

Jim & Ena Gordon, Seamus, Robert, Eamon,  Nancy & Sheila Gordon.

Joe & Ann Keenan & DFM

FAUGHART .
Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30pm

Gerry Savage.  Thomas Eileen Mullally & DFM

Brendan & Michael Leggett (BR)

 

Newsboard – 23/09/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €229.35                       Kilcurry           €437

Brid-a-Chrin           €228.39                        Faughart        €168

Non envelope collection €425   

We Pray for the happy repose of Brendan McNally, may he rest in peace.

Congratulations to Patricia McKevitt and Johann Crawford who were married in Kilcurry this weekend.

Blessed Solanus Casey Mass in Kilcurry on  Sunday 30th September at 11am, talk on the life and spirituality of Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Capuchin, by Br. Richard Merling, OFM Capuchin from Detroit, who is the Postulator of the cause for Canonisation of Blessed Solanus, and Sr. Anne Herkenrath SNJM, who is a grandniece of Blessed Solanus.  Blessing with 1st class relic. Friday 28th September at 7.30pm in St. Mary`s Church, Mullaghbawn.

Scrin Bhride, Fochaird  The Annual Irish Language Pilgrimage to St. Brigid`s Shrine, Faughart will take placed on Sunday 30th September at 3pm.  Failte roimh chach.

MS Ireland Annual Church Gate collection on 22nd and 23rd September.

Faughart Social Group Committee meeting at 6.30pm and Una`s fun table quiz at 7.30pm.

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

Craft Group  The crafting group have started after the summer break. Get together on Tuesday nights from 7.30pm to 9pm.  Our group is open to any person interested in crafting or learning

a craft, either bring what you are working on at the minute or come as you are to learn.

Kilcurry Bowls Club meets up every Tuesday night from 8pm to 10pm, when we have games and cuppa and chat. New members or people wishing to try bowling are welcome.  For a great night come and see us.

Irish Dancing Class for all ages 5pm to 6pm on Thursdays.  All interested are welcome to attend on Thursdays.

Yoga Classes  in community centre on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 8.15pm, and from Friday 5th October the morning class will begin at 10am to 11am.  Please come and enjoy the exercise and relaxation in each class.

HSE Primary Care Nutrition and Dietetic  Expert Dietitian Care course for Type 2 Diabetes will be starting in the Armagh Diocesan| Pastoral Centre, Dundalk on Wednesday 3rd October.  This is a free course that runs for six weeks.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Ger Nolan on 041 6850675 for more information.

Scoil Phádraig Naofa: Green Flag Committee is running a clothes recycling day on Friday 5th October 2018.  We accept clean clothes, curtains, duvet covers(not duvets or pillows) towels, linens and shoes.  Bags can be left into Kilcurry School on Thursday morning form 8:15am until 10am, Phone 042 9339310.

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY

Sunday

11.00am Patsy Harrison.  Brian and Rose McKeever.

Bridie Keating (1st A)

Brendan McNally (late of Lurgankeel and Toberona who died recently)

Next Saturday 10.30 am Patsy O`Hanlon.  Kathleen O`Connel
Next Sunday 11.00 am Oliver Traynor.  Matthew & Catherine McBride.

Joe Reilly.  Kevin Tumilty.  Maeve Whyte (MM)

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am
Friday 7.30pm
Next Sunday 10.00am Patrick & Brigid Begley.  Philomena & Lawrence Sutherland.
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Mary Grant & Deceased member of the McArdle Family.

Briget & Jim Califf.

Sunday 12.00 Noon Michael Moore (A)  Thomas and Margaret McArdle

Vera Woods.  Patricia Talk & DFM.  Peggy Gernon (A)

Monday 7.00 pm Anna & Ben Ralph (A)
Tuesday 10.00 am
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6.00 pm Peadar McEneaney Jnr
Next Sunday 12.00 Noon
FAUGHART .
Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30pm

 

Newsboard – 16/09/2018

NEWSBOARD  OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART Tel.9334410 and  9333235

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

 

PARISH ENVELOPS; Your contribution last week towards upkeep of the Parish was:-

Kilcurry               €390.00 Castletown     €234.00

Faughart              €190.00 Brid-a-chrin   €240.00

Non  Envelope Collection  €380.00.

 

Blessed Solanus Casey: Mass in Kilcurry Sun 30th September, talk on the life and spiritually of Solanus Casey OFM Capuchin by brother Richard Merling OFM Capuchin Detroit (Postulator of the cause for Canonisation of Blessed Solanus) and Sr Anne Herkenrath SNJM (Grandniece of Blessed Solanus) . Blessing with 1st class relic. Friday 28th Sept. 7:30pm St Mary’s Church, Mullaghbawn.

 

50th Anniversary: Fr. Tom Quigley invites our Community to celebrate the 50th Anniversary

of his ordination on Friday 21st September with Mass 7.30pm in Bridge-a- crinn Church. Refreshments after in Roche Clubrooms (No presents please)

Deceased members of Roche Emmets will be remembered at this Mass. All are welcome

 

Faughart Social Group: First meeting after our summer break on Monday 17th September at 7.30pm. The committee will hold a meeting beforehand, so information on our future activities will be available on the night. Hope to see all members and new ones

National Coffee Morning in aid of Louth Hospice.  Margaret Cunningham will be hosting

a coffee morning in aid of the above at 13 Fatima Park from 9a.m – 5p.m on Thursday 20th September. Please come along and bring a friend and enjoy a chat while supporting this worthy cause.

The Junior Certificate results are opened. Congratulations to every one of you.  Hope you all got what you needed. If not please talk to careers guidance teacher. Parent or someone

Social Dancing in Resource Centre on Saturday 22nd September from 9pm to 12am. Music  by Liam Mannering. Supper will be served. Everybody welcome.

Kilcurry Bowls Club – The bowls club returned from holidays on Tuesday 4th September from 8pm to 10pm. New members or people wishing to try bowling out are welcome on Tuesday nights.

IRISH Dancing Class returned Thursday 7th September from5pm until 6pm. All interested are welcome to attend on Thursdays.

YOGA CLASSES – in community centre on Wednesday nights 7pm to 8.15pm class and

and from Friday 5th Oct. the morning class will begin 10am to 11am. Please come and enjoy the exercise and relaxing in each class

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING – Helena and Pat O’Connell are hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of the North Louth Hospice and Home Care foundation , at their home in Mountpleasant on Thursday 20th September. Please come for a coffee, a chat and a stroll around the garden. Everyone will be made very welcome. Take Ravensdale exit on Ballymascanlon Roundabout

and follow the signs  

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 087 252 0382

 

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION – The annual church gate collection for the Order of Malta

takes  place on Sat/Sun 15/16th September 2018.  LOUTH Branch MS Society are holding their annual Church Gate Collection on 22nd /23rd Sept. 2018

 

                                                                                                       

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY      
Saturday 10.30 a.m     
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Mary and Matt Coburn
Monday  9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday  9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Bridie Keating (1st Ann) Patsy Harrison. Brian and Rose McKeever
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday  10.00a.m. Kathleen McKeown and DFM
Friday   7.30 p.m. Fr. Tom Quigley (Golden Jubilee) Deceased members Roche Emmets G.F.C.
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m
CASTLETOWN
Saturday   6.00 pm Kevin McKenna
Sunday 12.00noon Sam McGuinness and DFM of the Cunningham Family, Patrick and Bridget Jennings and DFM, DanMcGivern
Monday   7.00pm Benefactors of the Parish.
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Special Int.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Special Int.
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m.
Next Saturday   6.00 p.m.   Mary Grant and DFM of the McArdle  Family. Briget and Jim Califf
Next Sunday 12.00noon Michael Moore Anni. Thomas and Margaret McArdle. Vera Woods. Patricia Talt and DFM. Peggy Gernon (Anni)
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m Michael Woods
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m.

 

Newsboard – 29/07/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €287 Kilcurry           €515

Brid-a-Chrin           €211 Faughart        €153

Non envelope collection €560

Welcome into our Christian Community  Emily Rose Carey who was baptised last weekend.

Congratulations  to Lisa Murphy and Mark Noonan   who were married this weekend.

First Friday calls next Friday.

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

St. Vincent De Paul collection next weekend Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August.  All monies received will be used to help people in this area.

Electronic Tablet found in vicinity of Resource Centre.  Contact 087 6439546

Graveyards Following the recent rain the weeds are taking hold.  Any tidying up your can do will make a big difference.

Social Dancing in Resource Centre on Saturday 11th August.  Music by Unity.  Dancing 9pm to 12am.  Supper will be served.   All welcome.

Kilcurry Tidy Towns Group The Litter League judging by Louth County Council takes place every 2 weeks over the summer holidays.  We ask for your help to keep your area litter free for the summer holidays. Please do what you can to keep your boundary clear of litter.  Thank you all for your efforts over the years.

Knock  Shrine  Sr. Briege McKenna and Fr. Kevin will hold a National day of prayer for priests on Monday 6th August (Bank holiday Monday) Bus leaves from Friary church, Dundalk at 7.45am.  For details please contact Phil on 086 0638452.

Lough Derg 2018 Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August.  More information regarding public transport contact Lorraine on 071 9851518

Relics of Family of Saints to visit St. Patricks Cathedral, Armagh  As we look forward to the World Meeting of Families, relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin and their daughter St. Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) will visit the Cathedral on Sunday 12th August arriving for the 11am  Mass until Monday 13th August.  During that time people will have an opportunity to come and venerate the Relics of the family that embodies what is best in family life and offer a wonderful example of what a family can become.

Prayer for the Family Father in Heaven you called Saints Zelie and Louis Martin to holiness through their married life.  You gave them as Guide us as citizens to make the kind of decisions that will support family life. Mother and Father to St. Theresa of Lisieux.  Through their intercession, we ask you to bless married couples, bless their children and grandchildren. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Family Camp Night Saturday 25th August.  €40 per Tent pitch.  Limited spaces. Must be booked and confirmed before 23rd August.  Forms available in Resource Centre and Creche.

Many thanks to the Kilcurry Choir on the beautiful music and singing last weekend at the LMFM recorded Mass.  We really appreciate all your hard work and practice.

Agenda for Parish Pastoral Council Meeting To launch the wold meeting of families, the Archdiocese of Armagh will host an opening festival on Tuesday 21st August starting at 5pm. In the Shambles Market.  Free to all it promises to be a joyful, fun celebration for all ages, shapes and sizes, and includes a wide range of activities.  At 7pm there will be a procession form the Market to St. Patricks Cathedral followed by music and evening Prayer from 7.30pm to 8.15pm.

Cupan Tae Roche Emmets  on Tuesday 14th August.  We are hold the event downstairs now, so this will enable people who don’t like to climb stairs to come along.  All welcome.

Roche Emmets Lotto Results  No Jackpot Winner on Friday 20/07/2018  Numbers 13: 27:30:31

Five shared €100

Margaret Connolly, Fatima Park:  Terry McEneaney c/o Liam McCarthy: Danielle Meehan c/o Liam McCarthy:  Alan Molly c/o Sinead Clarke: Mary Carthy, Killin. Lotto prize for 27th July is €4,400

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am Fintan Conlon (1stA) John & Joan Reilly.

Darragh Craven.  Brian Conlon MM.

Next Saturday 10.30 am
Next Sunday 11.00 am John & Roseanne Rafferty

Kathleen O`Hare (2nd A) and her sister Rose Martin.

Peter, Aileen & Mary McArdle & DFM.  Cornelius Casey.

Bernard, Winifred Duffy and Patrick & Bernard Duffy & DFM

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am John & Nora McShane
Friday 7.30pm Ann Gogarty.  John Shields.
Next Sunday 10.00am
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Brian Sherry & DFM.  Mary & Tom Casey.

Robert & Patrick McGee.  Brendan Carthy.

Benny & May O`Callaghan & DFM

Sunday 12.00 Noon Eileen & Michael Duffy.  Marie Lister. Peader McEneaney

Tom & Julia O`Sullivan and sons James & Fonsie.

Sandra Hickey (4th A)

Monday 7.00 pm Blessed Solanus Casey (A)
Tuesday 10.00 am
Wednesday 10.00 am Eugene, Angela, Theresa & Maurice McMahon.
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6.00 pm Margaret Bishop (BR) Austin & Mary Clarke.

William & Ellen & George Warren.

Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Rita & John Moystn & DFM

Laura & Brian Moystn.

FAUGHART .
Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30pm

Paddy & Maggie Tiernan

 

Newsboard – 22/07/2018

 NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042 9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email:    info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €320                          Kilcurry           €442

Brid-a-Chrin           €313.50    Faughart        €164.10

Non envelope collection €825

Priest Dues €2,140

Welcome into our Christian Community Hope Joan Anna Hanratty who was baptised last weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of  Francis Joseph Duffy who died last week.  May he rest in peace.

The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver thank you most sincerely for your tremendous contribution in response to the appeal made in four churches of Faughart Parish on 14th/15th July of €1980 and £18.80.  Your spiritual and financial assistance is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations   Arlene Marmion and Adam Stalley and to Dan O`Connell and Niamh McCartan who were married this weekend.

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

Annniversary Mass for  Blessed Solanus Casey on Monday 30th July at 7pm.  There will be a Holy hour from 6-7pm with Rosary at 6.45pm.  All welcome.

Knock  Shrine  Sr. Briege McKenna and Fr. Kevin will hold a National day of prayer for priests on Monday 6th August (Bank holiday Monday) Bus leaves from Friary church, Dundalk at 7.45am.  For details please contact Phil on 086 0638452.

Relics of Family of Saints to visit St. Patricks Cathedral, Armagh  As we look forward to the World Meeting of Families, relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin and their daughter St. Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower) will visit the Cathedral on Sunday 12th August arriving for the 11am  Mass until Monday 13th August.  During that time people will have an opportunity to come and venerate the Relics of the family that embodies what is best in family life and offer a wonderful example of what a family can become.

Prayer for the Family Father in Heaven you called Saints Zelie and Louis Martin to holiness through their married life.  You gave them as Mother and Father to St. Theresa of Lisieux.  Through their intercession, we ask you to bless married couples, bless their children and grandchildren.  Guide us as citizens to make the kind of decisions that will support family life.  We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Yoga in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Wednesday evenings 7 – 8.15 pm.

Family Camp Night Saturday 25th August.  €40 per Tent pitch.  Limited spaces. Must be booked and confirmed before 23rd August.  Forms available in Resource Centre and Creche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY    
Sunday 11.00am Damien Rogers (3rdA)  Marie Coburn

Matsy Kelly, Sheffield.

Next Saturday 10.30 am  
Next Sunday 11.00 am Fintan Conlon (1stA) John & Joan Reilly.

Darragh Craven.  Brian Conlon MM.

BRID-A-CRINN    
Sunday 10.00 am Jack, Minnie & Alice McArdle.  Gerry Thompson (1st A)

Tom & Cissie Treanor.

Friday  7.30pm Briege Grant (3rd A)  Theresa Grant & baby Fergus.

Angela Murphy.

Next Sunday 10.00am  
CASTLETOWN    
Saturday  6.00 pm Ann Dollard (1st A)
Sunday 12.00 Noon Patsy Mullholland (Jnr) 2nd A. & DFM and  Garthland

DFM.  Johanna McGuinness & Cunningham DFM

Michael & Brigid Mulligan and son Patrick.

Monday 7.00 pm  
Tuesday 10.00 am Special Intention
Wednesday 10.00 am  
Thursday 10.00 am  
Friday 10.00 am  
Next Saturday  6.00 pm Brian Sherry & DFM.  Mary & Tom Casey. 

Robert & Patrick McGee.  Brendan Carthy. 

Benny & May O`Callaghan & DFM

Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Eileen & Michael Duffy.  Marie Lister.  Peader McEneaney

Tom & Julia O`Sullivan and sons James & Fonsie.

Sandra Hickey (4th A)

FAUGHART .  
Saturday

 

Next Saturday

 

 7.30 pm

 

 7.30pm

 

Michael, Mary & Gearoid O`Donnell. Thomas Muldoon.

Special Intention

Thomas Muldoon.

     

 

 

 

Newsboard – 15/07/2018

NEWSBOARD  OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. (042)   9334410 /9333235

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

 

PARISH ENVELOPS; Your contribution last week towards upkeep of the Parish was:-

 Kilcurry  €363.00  Castletown   €278.00  Faughart  €183.00  Brid-a-chrinn  €249.00

Non Envelopes €535.00.  Faughart Shrine Collection €320.00 Peters Pence €740.00

WELCOME into our Christian Community, Sofia Mary Morgan  who was baptised last weekend

LM/FM MASS Will be recorded on Saturday 21st July at 6.00pm and broadcasted  Sunday morning 22nd July

ANNIVERSARY MASS for Blessed Solanus Casey Monday  30th July at  7.00pm  (Holy hour from 6 – 7pm with Rosary at 6.45pm   All Welcome

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES  10 seats available to anyone who wishes to avail of the bus contact  the Parochial House

FOUND: Electronic Tablet found in the vicinity of Resource Centre.

FAMILY CAMP NIGHT: Sat. 25th August. €40 per Tent pitch. Limited spaces.  Must be booked and confirmed before 23rd August. Forms available in Resource Centre and Creche

KILCURRY TIDY TOWNS GROUP – The Litter League judging by Louth County Council takes place every 2 weeks over the summer holidays. We ask for your help to keep your area litter free for the summer holidays. Please do what you can to keep your boundary  clear of litter. Thank you all for your efforts over the years.

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 087 252 0382.

TABLE QUIZ IN PETER O’HAGANS on Friday 20th July at 8.30pm in aid of INSPIRE, which is a registered charity that provides facilities for people with intellectual disabilities INSPIRE now has a house in Upper Faughart

NOTICE – A member of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver –Sr. Lucyna will be in this parish on 14/15th July to appeal  on behalf  of the Missions. She will tell us about their work and will be grateful for your support

A second collection will be taken up on behalf of this Mission.

LOUGH DERG 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The lough Derg team can help you  to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from Nl +353) email: info@loughderg.org

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY  are very grateful to all  who contributed to their Church Gate Collection at Kilcurry Church. €184.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masses during the week

KILCURRY         
Saturday 10.30 Donal McNally, Maureen Winters
Sunday 11.00 am John Craig 14th Anni., Veronica Dalton3rdAAnni Malachy  Begley MM, Patrick and Lizzie Coburn  and DFM
Monday   9.00 am No Mass
Thursday   9.00 am No Mass
Saturday 10.30 am Annie Rogers, Mary Muckian 2nd Anni
Next Sunday  11.00 am Damien Rogers 3rd Anni., Maria Coburn
BRID-A-CRINN    
Sunday   10.00am Peter McShane (BR)
Friday     7.30pm Paddy McKeown and DFM
Next Sunday   10.00am  Jack, Minnie and Alice McArdle, Gerry Thompson 1st Anni., Tom and Cissie Traynor.
CASTLETOWN   .
Saturday    6.00 pm Eugene, Angela and Teresa McMahon and Maurice McMahon, Patricia O’Hanlon, Philomena Scanlon 2nd Anni
Sunday 12.00 noon Margaret Fox 1st Anni and DFM James and Sarah Fox, Joe McGrane MM
Monday   7.00 p.m. Benefactors  of the Parish, John Joe Gaffey Anni.
Tuesday 10.00 am  
Wednesday 10.00 am  
Thursday 10.00 am Ann Dollard 1st Anni
Friday 10.00 am  
Next Saturday   6.00 pm Ann Dollard 1st Anni
Next Sunday 12.00 noon Patsy (JRN) Mulholland 2nd Anni DFM and Garthland and DFM  Johanna McGuinness and Cunningham DFM, Michael and Brigid Mulligan and Son Patrick
     
FAUGHART    
Saturday   7.30pm Pat Nash
Next Saturday   7.30pm Micheal, Mary and Gearoid O’Donnell,Thomas Muldoon, Special Intention

 

Newsboard – 08/07/2018

PARISH ENVELOPES – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of the Parish was: – Kilcurry €265, Castletown €249, Faughart €104, Brid-a-chrinn €277. Non envelope collection €330. Faughart Shrine collection €615, Peter’s pence €740

WELCOME Into our Christian Community: James Bernard Gartlan, Saoirse Hannah Roddy, Leo Rory Moynihan who were baptised last weekend

ANNIVERSARY MASS FOR BLESSED SOLANUS CASEY –  Monday 30th June at 7:30pm (Rosary 7pm) in St. Joseph’s Castletown. Celebrant Fr. Owen Gorman with blessing of Relic. All welcome

CHOIR PRACTICE on Tuesday evening 10th at 7:30pm in St. Joseph’s Castletown for LMFM Mass

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP wish to thank all their loyal members, Newsboard  team and Kilcurry Resource Centre for all your support throughout the year.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – A few seats remaining if anyone with tickets wishes to avail of the bus. Please phone the Parochial House

FOUND – Electronic tablet found in the vicinity of the resource centre.

FAMILY CAMP OUT NIGHT – Sat 25th August families only. BBQ Saturday evening, games and sing song. €40 per family, limited spaces. Must be booked – forms from crèche and resource centre

SOCIAL DANCING – Next dance in the resource centre on Sat 14th July. Music by Curtis McGee. Dancing 9pm-12am. All welcome

YOGA in Kilcurry resource centre on Wednesday evenings  from 7:00 – 8:15 pm

ROCHE EMMETS GFC – Lotto, No winner of last week’s lotto. Five people share €100. Numbers drawn were 4 -9 – 10 and 20. Colette Callan c/o Kevin Callan, Madge Reilly c/o Simon Allen, Dee Keenan c/o David Keenan, Anne/Gerard McArdle c/o Brendan McArdle, Paddy Craven c/o Dermot Craven.

CUPÁN TAE is on in Roche hall this coming Tuesday 10th of July from 10:30am to 12:00 noon. Everyone welcome

TABLE QUIZ IN PETER O’HAGAN’S  on Friday 20th July at 8:30pm in aid of INSPIRE which is a registered charity which provides facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. Inspire now has a house in upper Faughart

NOTICE –  A member of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver, Sr. Lucyna will be in this Parish on 14th & 15th July to appeal on behalf of the missions. She will tell us about their work and will be grateful for your support

LOUGH DERG 2018 – The three day pilgrimage is currently open, you may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage organisers in your locality. Phone Lorraine on 071 986 1518 or email info@loughderg.org

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY

Sunday 11:00 – Fabian McEntee, Owen Joe Woods, Mary McBride, Kathleen Hughes

Monday – No Mass

Thursday – No Mass

Saturday 10:30 – Donal McNally, Maureen Winters

Next Sunday 11:00 – John Craig, Veronica Dalton, Malachy Begley MM, Patrick and Lizzie Coburn and DFM

 

BRID A CRINN

Sunday 10:00 – No Intention

Friday 19:30 – No Intention

Next Sunday 10:00 – Peter McShane

 

CASTLETOWN

Saturday 18:00 – No Intention

Sunday 12:00 – Gerard (Sparky) Clarke MM, Lawrence Morton, Michael snr Michael jnr and Rose Cross and DFM

Monday 19:00 – Benefactors of the Parish, Patricia O’Hanlon, Joe Larkin and DFM of Larkin family

Tuesday 10:00 – Tommy and Philomena Dullaghan, James & Annie Rogan.

Wednesday 10:00 – No Intention

Thursday 10:00 – No Intention

Friday 10:00 – No Intention

Next Saturday 18:00 – Eugene, Angela and Theresa McMahon and Maurice McMahon – Patricia O’Hanlon

Next Sunday 12:00 – Margaret Fox 1st Anniv and DFM James and Sarah Fox – Joe McGrane MM

 

FAUGHART

Saturday 19:30 – Mary and Patrick Ferguson and son Anthony

Next Saturday 19:30 – Pat Nash

 

 

 

Newsboard – 01/07/2018

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

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

Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Tel: +35342 9334410  & +35342 9333235

 

CONTRIBUTIONS towards the upkeep of the parish amounted to: – Faughart €186.80, Kilcurry €478.00, Brid-A-Chrin €232.67, Castletown €425.80. Non envelope collection €537.00

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE to St. Brigid’s shrine on Sunday 1st July at 3:00pm. Procession, Mass, Annointing of the sick, Blessing of the sick with the relic of St. Brigid. Celebrant is Fr. Seamus White (PP Drumintee)

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS on next Friday. Anyone who wishes to receive Holy Communion, please contact the Parochial House.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES Friday 6th July in Faughart at 7:30pm

WE PRAY FOR the happy repose of Brian Conlon and Gerard Costigan, may they rest in peace

WELCOME INTO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Emily Reel who was baptised last weekend.

PHOENIX PARK – FINAL MASS WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES – A bus has been organised to attend the final Mass in the Phoenix park on August 26th. A few seats remain if anyone has got tickets for the Mass and wish to avail of the bus. Those who put their names down will be provided with tickets.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP – Meeting in the Lisdoo at 7pm sharp for evening tea and craic. Enjoy your summer and see you all in September.

A MEMBER OF the missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver, Sr. Lucyna, will be in the parish on 14/15th July to appeal on behalf of the missions. She will tell us about their work and will be grateful for your support

THIS WEEKS MASSES

KILCURRY

Sunday 11:00 – Edward & Margaret O’Hare Roskeagh, Brigid & Alice Reilly, John McKevitt, Hugh O’Hare

Saturday 10:30 – Coburn family, Kirk family, Litchfeild family, Seamus Reilly, Joan McKinley, Bernie McCormack

Next Sunday 11:00 – Fabian McEntee, Owen Joe Woods (Birthday), Mary McBride, Kathleen Hughes

 

BRID A CHRIN

Sunday 10:00 – Nora Gernon

Friday 19:30 – Michael & Elizabeth O’callaghan

Next Sunday 10:00 – No Intention

 

CASTLETOWN

Saturday 18:00 – Rose Baxter, Willie & Nancy Parkin

Sunday 12:00 –  Bridie O’Byrne, William & Cissie O’Hanrahan and DFM, James Mellon

Monday 19:00 – Benefactors of the parish.

Tuesday 10:00 – No intention

Wednesday 10:00 – No intention

Thursday 10:00 – No intention

Friday 10:00 – No intention

Next Saturday 18:00 – Willie & Nancy Parkin

Next Sunday 12:00 – Gerard (Sparky) Clarke MM, Lauewnce Morton Anniversary

 

FAUGHART

Saturday 19:30 – No intention

Next Saturday 19:30 Mary & Patrick Ferguson and son Anthony.

 

Newsboard – 24/06/2018

                       NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042  9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email:    info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €232                      Kilcurry           €398

Brid-a-Chrin           €323                     Faughart        €210

Non envelope collection €474

Graveyard Collection €3,680

Trocaire €3,148

World meeting of Families €1,080

Many Thanks for your generosity in the recent collections.

Welcome into our Christian Community   Lochlann Robert Matthew O`Donnell, Willow Eliza Murphy and Kade Amari Gordon, who were baptised last weekend.

We pray for the happy repose of  Joe McGrane and Brian Conlon.

National Pilgrimage to St. Brigid`s Shrine on Sunday 1st July at 3pm. Procession, Mass, Blessing of the sick with relic.  Celebrant Fr. Seamus White PP

Blessing of Graves 2018

Faughart         Friday 6th July  at 7.30pm

Please bring your own Holy Water to bless the graves.

Congratulations  to Siobhan Andrews and Tristan Dwane who were married in Brid-a-Chrin at the weekend.

Faughart Social Group. On Monday June 24th Pauline McGee will give a talk and dem,onstations on C.P.R.

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

Return to Education Open Day in Adult Further Education Centre Chapel St. Dundalk on Wednesday 27th June between 10 – 2pm.  Find our more about our Free full time and part time courses.

Social Dancing on Saturday the 23rd June in Resource Centre, Music by White Lighting Dancing 9pm to 12am. Supper served.

Schools Competition Faughart Parish Breakfast Morning May 2018 Winners

Mark McCourt.  J.J. Martin.

Eryn Madden.  Chloe Dunne

Aaron H.   Alannah Marmion

Congratulations to all the children who took part.

 

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY    
Sunday 11.00am John & Julia McShane, Denis & Molly Doyle.

John & Theresa Rafferty.  Hugh Curtis.  Hughie Reilly.

Next Saturday 10.30 am  
Next Sunday 11.00 am Edward & Margaret O`Hare, Roskeagh

Brigid  & Alice Reilly.  John McKevitt.

BRID-A-CRINN    
Sunday 10.00 am Frank & Florie Harvey.  Cecelia Halpenny.
Friday  7.30pm  
Next Sunday 10.00am Nora Gernon
CASTLETOWN    
Saturday  6.00 pm Mary & Brian McConville.  Kathleen Gaffey (2nd)

Barry McElroy

Sunday 12.00 Noon Frank McCourt.   Mel Williams

Margaret Watters (1st)

Monday 7.00 pm Paul Martin  (BR) &  Olive & Maura Martin & DFM
Tuesday 10.00 am  
Wednesday 10.00 am  
Thursday 10.00 am  
Friday 10.00 am  
Next Saturday  6.00 pm Rose Baxter.  Willie & Nancy Parkin.
Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Bridie O`Byrne (MM) William & Cissie O`Hanrahan & DFM Lawrence Morton (A) Frank McCourt.   Mel Williams

Margaret Watters (1st)

FAUGHART .  
Saturday

Next Saturday

 

 7.30 pm

 7.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

Newsboard – 17/06/2018

                       NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042  9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email:    info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €213.50                                 Kilcurry           €419.00

Brid-a-Chrin           €391.32                                Faughart        €141.00

Non envelope collection €603.00

Welcome into our Christian Community  Kaiden John Thomas Flynn and Eric Rakitovac Mselemu who were baptised last weekend.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Monday 18th June at 7pm in Parochial House.

Second collection this weekend for the World Meeting of families.

National Pilgrimage to St. Brigid`s Shrine on Sunday 1st July at 3pm. Procession, Mass, Blessing of the sick with relic.

Blessing of Graves 2018  all at 7.30pm

Castletown     Sunday 17th June                       Old Castletown    Tuesday 19th June

Faughart         Friday 6th July

Please bring your own Holy Water to bless the graves.

Congratulations  and best wishes  to Fr. Tom Quigley as he is celebrating  his Golden Jubilee, 50 years of Priesthood.

Faughart Social Group. On Monday 18th June we have a return visit of Martina Browne, herbalist.  Also on 18th we will be taking names and menu choice for our final night party.

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

Yoga Classes Evening classes 6 week programme €55 of €10 drop in, every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.  Class on Friday mornings at 10am also.  A few spaces still available on each class.  All abilities welcome.  Contact Unity Yoga on 087 6217359

Roche/Na Piarsaigh Ladies are through to division 2 League semi final next Wednesday 20th June.  They will be playing Mattock Rangers in Collon at 7.30pm.  All support welcome.

Return to Education Open Day in Adult Further Education Centre Chapel St. Dundalk on Wednesday 27th June between 10 – 2pm.  Find our more about our Free full time and part time courses.

Social Dancing on Saturday the 23rd June in Resource Centre, Music by White Lighting Dancing 9pm to 12am. Supper served.

St,Joseph’s Redemptorist Church Triduum:  In Honour of our Mother of Perpetual Help. Thurs 21st June and Friday 22nd 9.30am and 7:30pm, Sat 23rd 9:30am only.

 

 

 

 

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY    
Sunday 11.00am Nuala Goss (2nd A) Tom Rice (3rd A) Mary Reilly

Lily Gartlan ( 6th A)  Jack & Bessie O`Leary Billingham

Next Saturday 10.30 am  
Next Sunday 11.00 am John & Julia McShane, Denis & Molly Doyle.

John & Theresa Rafferty.  Hugh Curtis.  Hughie Reilly.

BRID-A-CRINN    
Sunday 10.00 am Jack Treanor & DFM
Friday  7.30pm Packie Thornton
Next Sunday 10.00am Frank & Florie Harvey.  Cecelia Halpenny.
CASTLETOWN    
Saturday  6.00 pm Steven Monahan
Sunday 12.00 Noon Georgie Savage (3rd)  Betty McNally BR

Megan`Connor

Monday 7.00 pm Benefactors
Tuesday 10.00 am Peter & Katie Donnelly & daughters Ann & Briege, late of Tateetra
Wednesday 10.00 am Mary, Dolly & William Coleman
Thursday 10.00 am  
Friday 10.00 am  
Next Saturday  6.00 pm Mary & Brian McConville.  Kathleen Gaffey (2nd)
Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Lawrence Morton (A) Frank McCourt.   Mel Williams

Margaret Watters (1st)

FAUGHART .  
Saturday

Next Saturday

 

 7.30 pm

 7.30pm

 

Pat Eaton

 

 

 

 

Newsboard – 10/06/2018

 NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART  

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

 

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown  €353   Kilcurry   €459    Brid-a-Chrin    €256   Faughart    €255        Non Envelope Collection  €570.00     Candles   €105.00

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A SECOND COLLECTION will be taken for the World Meeting of families next weekend.

 

WE PRAY FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE OF  Malachy Begley and Bridie O’Byrne who died this week.

 

WE WELCOME INTO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY:  Conor Bradley, Owain Edward Siret, Dylan Thomas Mackin, Ellie May Flynn;  Alex Liam Flynn who were baptised last weekend.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Frances Irvine and Barry Keegan who were married at the weekend in Kilcurry.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING  –  Changed to Monday, 18th June, 2018 at 8.00 p.m.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

 

Brid-a-Chrin           Sunday, 10th June at 7.30 p.m.

Kane                        Tuesday, 12th June at 7.30 p.m.

Castletown               Sunday, 17th June at 7.30 p.m.

Old Castletown       Tuesday, 19th June at 7.30 p.m.

Faughart                  Friday, 6th July at 7.30 p.m.

Please bring your own holy water to bless the graves.

 

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  –  LOTTO   –   No winner of last week’s lotto (2nd June)  Jackpot was €3,600.   Draw No. 5.  Numbers drawn were  2  – 14 – 18 – 31

5 people got €20 each.  Names will be circulated.  Next draw is 8th June, 2018.

PARISH BREAKFAST MORNING  –  Amount raised was €4,264.  Sincere thanks to all who supported our recent Parish fundraiser.  Thanks to all our loyal workers, those who baked bread, those who donated supplies or raffle prizes.  Great morning had by all.  Prize winners of the Monster Raffle:  Jim Kelly, Kathleen Nash, Tommy Dowdall, Mary Bradley, Sinead Keenan, May McKenna, Bobby Treadwell, Rosemary Curtis, Una Casey, Tracey McQuillan and Eamonn Reilly.  Thanks to all who donated prizes and supported the raffle.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP  –  are having reflexology on Monday evening at the Resource Centre at 7.30 p.m.

SOCIAL DANCING  –  On 9th June with music by Michael Mawhinney.  Dancing 9.00 p.m. to 12.00 a.m.  Supper will be served.

YOGA CLASSES  –  Evening classes, 6 week programme €55 or €10 drop in.  On every Wednesday from 7.00 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.  Class on Friday mornings at

10.00 a.m. also.  A few places still available on each class.  All abilities welcome.  Contact Unity Yoga  087 6217 359.

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.

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m.

 

Fergal, Francis and Frank Haughey;  John and Susan Quinn and deceased family members;   Jim McGee and deceased family members of McGee and McCartney families;  Francie Kirk and deceased family members
Monday  9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday  9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m.  
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Nuala (Nano Goss);  Tom Rice; Mary Reilly;  Lily Gartlan;  Jack and Bessie O’Leary Billingham
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Vera Maguire;  Geraldine, Samantha and Stephen Lynch;   Frank and Florrie Harvey
Friday  7.30 p.m.  
Next Sunday  10.00 a.m. Jack Treanor and Deceased Family Members
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Peader Quinn (Month’s Mind);  Patrick Crilly;  Francis Casey;  Matty McEvoy;  Eugene Grant
Sunday 12 noon Patsy Mulholland;  Megan O’Connor
Monday  7.00 p.m. Benefactors of the Parish;  Oliver Hand and Deceased Family Members;  Tom Martin
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Holy Souls
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.  
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Bridie Boyle
Friday 10.00 a.m.  
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Steven Monaghan
Next Sunday 12 noon Georgie Savage;  Betty McNally (Birthday Remembrance);  Megan O’Connor
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Thomas Quigley;   Dermot McArdle;   Alan McArdle
Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Pat Eaton

 

Newsboard – 03/06/2018

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART  

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our Parish:-   Castletown  €267.30    Kilcurry   €409    Brid-a-Chrin    €343.80

Faughart    €196        Non Envelope Collection  €595.00

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES  –  Adoration at St Brigid’s Church, Kilcurry on Friday, 8th June.  Feast of the Sacred Heart from 1.00 to 7.00 p.m. and St Joseph’s Castletown on Saturday, 9th June.  Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from 11.00 to 4.30 p.m.  Please note change  –  Adorations ends at 4.30 p.m. and not at 5.30 p.m. at St Joseph’s.

WELCOME INTO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY:  Cáragh Antoinette Fogarty

CALVARY OMEATH ANNUAL NOVENA  –  Annual Novena in honour of St Jude;  Saturday, 2nd June to Sunday, 10th June, 2018.  Mass each evening at 7.00 p.m.  Healing Mass on 10th June at 7.00 p.m.  Celebrant:  Fr Anthony Meredith I.C.  Everyone welcome.

BLESSING OF THE GRAVES

Kilcurry                   Sunday, 3rd June at 7.30 p.m.

Urnaí                       Thursday, 7th June at 7.30 p.m.

Brid-a-Chrin            Sunday, 10th June at 7.30 p.m.

Kane                        Tuesday, 12th June at 7.30 p.m.

Castletown               Sunday, 17th June at 7.30 p.m.

Old Castletown       Tuesday, 19th June at 7.30 p.m.

Faughart                  Friday, 6th July at 7.30 p.m.

Please bring your own holy water to bless the graves.

 

DROMANTINE FAMILY FUN DAY  –  Sunday, 10th June, 2018 from 1.30 to 6.00 p.m.  Admission €5 per car.  Everyone welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE on Wednesday 13th June for seven nights – €689 per person sharing.  Spiritual Director is Fr Paul Montague, Holy Redeemer.  Call James on 087 2202173.

FAUGHART SOCIAL GROUP  –  No meeting on Monday due to Bank Holiday.

ROCHE EMMETS GFC  –  LOTTO   – Our Lotto started on 4th May. This is our main fundraising event every year so your support is very much appreciated.   Results for Draw No. 4 on 25th May were:-  Jackpot was €3,500.  Numbers drawn were 7 – 20 – 26 – 30.  No Jackpot winner.   5 tickets (including match 3) shared €100.  Pat Murphy, c/o Brian Grant;  Eugene Murray c/o Thomas McEvoy;  James McCoy c/o Lisa McCoy;  Mae Rice c/o Frances McConnon;  Yvonne O’Callaghan c/o Sean Kirk.  Next Jackpot is €3,600.    Junior Team play at home to Naomh Fionnbarra on Tuesday night at 8.00 p.m.and First Team play away next Friday night at 800 p.m. against Kilkerley Emmets.

 

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m.

 

Patsy, Philomena and Kevin Rafferty and deceased family Members   Thomas Reilly and deceased family members;   Margaret Kearney (First Anniversary)
Monday  9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday  9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m. Patrick and Elizabeth Lennon
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Fergal, Francis and Frank Haughey;  John and Susan Quinn and deceased family members;   Jim McGee and deceased family members of McGee and McCartney families;  Francie Kirk and deceased family members
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Deceased family members of Kilkenny, Garahy and Burke Families
Friday  7.30 p.m. Alan Farrelly and Fiona Paterson Farrelly;  Michael and Bridie Farrelly and Michael Junior
Next Sunday  10.00 a.m. Vera Maguire;  Geraldine, Samantha and Stephen Lynch;   Frank and Florrie Harvey
CASTLETOWN
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Michael and Alice Farrell;   Fr Aiden Kennedy and deceased family members
Sunday 12 noon  
Monday  7.00 p.m. Benefactors of the Parish;   Dessie McElligott
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Thursday 10.00 a.m. David Clarke (1st Anniversary)
Friday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Peader Quinn (Month’s Mind);  Patrick Crilly;  Francis Casey;  Matty McEvoy;  Eugene Grant
Next Sunday 12 noon Patsy Mulholland;   Megan O’Connor
FAUGHART
Saturday   7.30 p.m. Jack and Margaret Fegan
Next

Saturday

  7.30 p.m. Thomas Quigley;   Dermot McArdle;   Alan McArdle

 

Newsboard – 20/05/2018

  NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-

Castletown  €256 Kilcurry   €321 Brid-a-Chrinn    €279 Faughart €135

Non Envelope Collection  €620

 

We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Gerard (Sparky)Clarke, may he rest in peace.  

Welcome into our Christian Community Danny Eoin Watters Fearon, Fionn Tomas Fox Reynolds,  Kaylon Anthony James Smyth McShane.

We congratulate Nicola Duffy and Stephen Callan who were married this weekend.

Parish Breakfast Morning takes place next Sunday 27th May from 9:30a.m. to 1p.m. in Kilcurry Resource Centre.  Donations of home made brown bread would be greatly appreciated,  it may be left in the Parochial House on Saturday evening. All volunteers please attend a meeting on Wednesday 23rd at 7:30p.m. in Parochial House.

Love them both: As we all know we are to vote next Friday.  We pray to the Holy Spirit for guidance as we know the precious gift of life is from the first moment of conception until the moment of natural death.  Archbishop Eamonn Martin has asked that when you go to the booth to vote to think of these words ‘from the first moment of life’ and also ‘think of two lives – the mother and her baby’.  Choose life for them both.

Congratulations to our Holy Communion children from Scoil Eoin Baiste who received the Bread of Life on Saturday.  Thanks to the parents for their co-operation with the ‘do this in memory of me programme’, the teachers and the church sacristan.   

Faughart Social Group will have story telling with Marie Carton on Monday at 7:30p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Society: 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 on 0872520382.

Kilcurry Graveyard:  The blessing of the graves is taking place on Sunday 3rd June.  We ask you all to take your rubbish home and please do not dump anything anywhere in the graveyard.

Creative Writing Classes coming soon for adults of all ages.  If you love expressing yourself through words or long to get stories out of your head and onto the page, this is for you.  Content will include, short stories, blogs, novel/book structure (how to turn your ideas into a book), copyright, write articles, get published and get paid, how to professionally ‘pitch and get commission, writing for leisure or cash, or both.  If interested call 0876576996 for info.

Blessing of Graves 2018

Kilcurry Sunday 3rd June 7:30p.m.
Urnai Thursday 7th June 7:30p.m.
Brid-a-Chrinn Sunday 10th June 7:30p.m.
Kane Tuesday 12th June 7:30p.m.
Castletown Sunday 17th June 7:30p.m.
Old Castletown Tuesday 19th June 7:30p.m.
Faughart Friday 6th July 7:30p.m.

 

St. Bridget’s Prayer Meeting Tuesday 22nd at 7:15p.m. in Parochial House,  all welcome.

ALONE Church gate collection next weekend 26th and 27th May,  please give generously.

 

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 19th May

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Desmond Hughes – Robert McKay

Jenny Muckian

Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 11.00 a.m. First Communion Mass
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Thomas & Elizabeth O’Hare & DFM

Christy & Margaret Farrell – Leo Gray

Margaret Peggy Kerr – Maggie Casey 1st Ann

Bernard, Bessie & Briege McArdle

DFM of McGee & McCartney families

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Tommy, Maura & Peter Dullaghan ‘
Friday 7.30 p.m. Mary Daly
Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Gregory Duffy
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Ned & Kate Doherty

Thomas & Margaret O’C onnor 7 DFM

Sunday 12 noon Maisie Mulholland 1st Ann

Thomas & Catherine Moore

Brenda Doherty M.M –  Kay Hall 1st Ann

Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of our Parish
Tuesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Thursday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Friday 10.00 a.m. Special Intention
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Francis Hollywood Jr – Frank & Margaret Louth
Next Sunday 12 noon Jim & Phyllis Mackin – William & Bridget Keenan

Betty Hague (nee McArdle) Faima, 1st Ann

FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Kathleen & Matthew Kane – Hugh & Mary Murphy

Sheila Bennett Rogan – Seamus Doherty & DFM

Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. Annie, John & Sean Campbell & DFM

Jim McFadden & DFM of Duffy family

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Pastoral letter from Bishop Martin+

Dear brothers and sisters,

When I wrote to you in January about protecting the Eighth Amendment, I encouraged you to be “missionaries for the cause of life”.  I invited you to spread the word about the precious gift of life from the first moment of conception until the moment of natural death.  As many of you prepare to go into the voting booth I offer you these thoughts.

The Supreme Court has clarified that if the Eighth Amendment is repealed, unborn children in Ireland will have absolutely no constitutional rights.  A vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment on 25 May would therefore pave the way for a very liberal abortion regime in Ireland, including completely unrestricted access to abortion during the first three months of pregnancy.  What a departure this is from the Eighth Amendment where the equality of life of a mother and her unborn baby is written into our Constitution.

Women’s lives are precious, to be loved, valued and protected.  Their babies’ lives are precious, to be loved, valued and protected.  Both lives deserve protection from the tragedy and irreversible decision of abortion.

To be against abortion is not simply “a Catholic thing”.  The innate dignity of every human life is a value for the whole of society – for people of all faiths and none.  It is rooted in reason as well as in faith.  To take away an innocent human life is always gravely wrong and can never be simply a matter of personal choice.

In recent months we have been reminded about the miracle of life in the womb – how your heart started beating from around week five, or your unique fingerprint began to form only ten to twelve weeks after conception.  That little unborn child who moves her fingers or kicks around in the ultrasound scan is the same baby that will be born and grow further through infancy to adolescence to adulthood to old age – all that is needed for that life to grow, is time, nourishment, love, and a chance to survive.

When you go inside the voting booth on 25 May, pause and think of two lives – the life of the mother and the life of her baby: two hearts beating; two lives which are both precious and deserving of compassion and protection.  Love them both.  Pray for both.  Choose Life for them both.  Say ‘NO’ to the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and then do everything you can to ensure that our country will always provide the best possible care and support for all mothers and their unborn children.

Let us continue to pray for each other.

With every good wish and blessings

 Yours sincerely,

Eamon Martin

Archbishop of Armagh

Newsboard – 13/05/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042  9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €220.06    Kilcurry          €383

Brid-a-Chrin           €202                Faughart        €414.70

Non envelope collection €473

We pray for the happy repose of Matthew Kelly and Christopher Quinn, may they rest in peace.

Parish Breakfast Morning 27th May in Kilcurry Resource Centre.  Please keep this date in mind and support your Parish.  Meeting Wednesday at 7.30pm in Parochial house for all volunteers.

World meeting of Families 2018  Final week for taking names for bus attending Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August, where Pope Francis will be celebrating Mass.  Please leave name and contact number on the sheet provided in the Church sacristies.

St. Brigid`s Prayer Meeting on Tuesday 15th May in Parochial house at 7.15pm.  All welcome.

His Grace, Archbishop Eamonn  Martin has asked the Legion of Mary throughout Ireland to have home consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in preparation for the World Meeting of Families in August.  This can be done by families, individuals or by a priest.  Prayers for the Consecration are available at the back of each church – one per home.  Please take one.

Many Thanks  Maria Dawe wishes to express thanks to all Parishioners who contributed in the recent collection of €1,970

Blessing of Graves 2018  all at 7.30pm

Kilcurry           Sunday 3rd June Urnai     Thursday 7th June

Brid-A-Chrin   Sunday 10th June Kane     Tuesday 12th June

Castletown     Sunday 17th June Old Castletown Tuesday 19th June

Faughart       Friday 6th July

Please bring your own Holy Water to bless the graves.

Creative Writing Class  For adults of all ages – classes coming soon.  If you love expressing yourself through words, or long to get stories out of your head and onto the page, this is for you….Content will include: short stories, blogs, novel/book structure (how to turn ideas into a book), copyright! Write articles, get published and get paid.  How to professionally “Pitch” and get commissioned, writing for leisure or cash – or both. If interested, call 087 6576996 for info.

Faughart Social Group No meeting Monday evening due to trip to Newcastle. .

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

Yoga Classes Evening classes 6 week programme €55 of €10 drop in, every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.  Class on Friday mornings at 10am also. A few spaces still available on each class. All abilities welcome.  Contact Unity Yoga on 087 6217359

Social Dancing  next dance will be May 12th with music by Declan Aungier.  Dancing 9pm – 12am. Supper will be served.  All welcome.

Alone Church Gate Collection   on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July.

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00am Patrick & Bridie Sheils & DFM.  Brigid Flanagan

Kathleen Dunne.  Rober McKay (A)

Patrick & Brigid Mackin.

Deceased of Casey Family, Dungooley.

Next Saturday 10.30 am Derek Curphey.   George & Margaret Murphy.
Next Sunday 11.00 am Desmond Hughes.  Robert McKay. Jenny Muckian.
BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 am Maura Brett  (A).
Friday 7.30pm
Next Sunday 10.00am
CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 pm Farrell & Thomas Scanlon (BR) Eddie Campbell MM

Margaret & Edward McGuire.

Catherine & Thomas Moore & DFM

Sunday 12.00 Noon Larry O`Rourke (A) Frances McDonnell (A)

John McEreavey (A)

Monday 7.00 pm Benefactors.  

Thomas & Bernadette Morris & Olive Martin MM

Tuesday 10.00 am Ward & Dullaghan Families.  Rogan & McLoughlin Families
Wednesday 10.00 am
Thursday 10.00 am
Friday 10.00 am
Next Saturday 6.00 pm Ned & Kate Doherty.  Thomas & Margaret O`Connor & DFM
Next Sunday 12.00 Noon Maisie Mullholland (1st A) Thomas & Catherine Moore.

Brenda Doherty MM.  Kay Hall (1st A)

FAUGHART .
Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30pm

Clement Finnegan.  Carmel McGough.

Edward & Elizabeth Oakes.  Kathleen & Joseph McEntee

Kathleen & Matthew Kane.  Hugh & Mary Murphy.

Sheila Bennett Rogan.

 

Newsboard – 15/04/2018

                      NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042  9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

Weekly collection towards running and upkeep of the Parish was:

Castletown             €270          Kilcurry          €402

Brid-a-Chrin           €300                   Faughart €222

Non envelope collection €666

Priests Easter collection amounted to €2,575, towards the Clergy revenue account of the Parish.  Many thanks.

Good Friday collection €229

We pray for the happy repose of Eddie Campbell, Olive Martin and John Gernon, who died recently.

Welcome to our Christian community Holly Ria Rafferty, Kyran McCabe, Faolan Jack McKeever, Mason Patrick McEvoy, who were baptised in the Parish last weekend.

World meeting of Families 2018  The Pastoral Council are organising a bus to attend the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August, where Pope Francis will be celebrating Mass.  Anyone who would like to attend this event, could you please leave your name and contact number on the sheet provided in all Churches.

Overnight trip to Knock  A bus trip to Knock has been organised for 23rd April 2018.  Staying overnight in Knock Hotel and attending ceremonies.  Contact 087 4126274 for all information and booking.

Home Energy Improvement Grants  Was your home built before 2006?  If so, it could be eligible for grant aided assistance in order to upgrade energy efficiency.  Items such as insulation, heating systems, window replacement etc. are all covered, and grants will range from 20% to 80%.  A public meeting information meeting with a presentation form the energy team on behalf of Co. Louth sustainable energy will take place in Kilcurry Community Centre at 7.30-pm on Tuesday 17th April.  It will be aimed at householders and businesses.  This event is sponsored by Cuchullain Credit Union.  We would urge people to come along on the night and get the information first hand on how to save money in your home.

Faughart Lourdes Invalid Committee wish to express their sincere thanks to all who contributed in any way to make our annual fund raising a successful event.

Winners of Raffle

1st Prize     Jack Murphy, Lower Faughart         2nd Prize   Anne Gonnelly c/o Jim Kelly

3rd Prize   Masie Mullholland, Mill road.             4th Prize   Sr. Sinead, c/o Louis

5th Prize   Linda Laverty Bennett, Mount Av    .    6th Prize   David Noone, Fatima

7th Prize   Regina Gonnelly, Hackballscross            8th Prize   Fr. Vinod,  Parochial House.

9th Prize   Carmel & Eamon Reilly, Annies                     10th Prize Niamh Duffy, Lower Faughart.

To those who baked, brought prizes, gave donations and all those who attended we are most grateful.  Also to the committee of the Resource Centre who make us very welcome. Mass will be offered for all your intentions, while in Lourdes .  Draw lines, and coffee morning total €4,000

HSE Weight Management Services are running a six week  programme in Primary Care Centre, Barrack St.,  from 18th April.  For more information contact 042 6820001.

Irish Cancer Society Church Gate collection Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June.  

Faughart Social Group  are having a sing song on Monday 7.30 in Resource Centre.

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

Yoga Classes Evening classes 6 week programme €55 of €10 drop in, every Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.  Class on Friday mornings at 10am also. A few spaces still available on each class. All abilities welcome.  Contact Unity Yoga on 087 6217359

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY

Sunday

11.00am

Peter Finnegan.  Peter Murray & DFM

Michael Nash (1st A)  Kathleen Dunne (1st)

Monday

9.00am

No Mass

Next Saturday

10.30 am

Next Sunday

11.00 am

John Goss MM   Dennie Casey. Brigid McKay.

Susan and Larry Montgomery.

BRID-A-CRINN

Sunday

10.00 am

Colam, Nuala & Matthew Farrelly.

Nuala, Mick & Michael McCann.

Friday

7.30pm

Next Sunday

10.00am

Baby Oisin McArdle.  Patsy Rogers. Jim Craven.

CASTLETOWN

Saturday

6.00 pm

Thomas O`Connor (BR)  John Hearty

Sunday

12.00 Noon

Pauric Kelly (A)  Jim McConnon (MM)

Monday

7.00 pm

Sean, James, Mary & Sister Enda Marie McDermott.

Tuesday

10.00 am

Wednesday

10.00 am

Thursday

10.00 am

Friday

10.00 am

Next Saturday

6.00 pm

John & Mary Savage & DFM.  Georgie Savage (BR)

Ellen Smith.  Mona & Arthur McElevey.

Next Sunday

12.00 Noon

Ann Murray.  Ann McArdle. Jimmy McKenna

FAUGHART

.

Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30pm

Deceased members of  the McChrink family, Carrickbroad.

Peter & May Byrne & DFM.  Ellen Hughes & DFM

Newsboard – 08/04/2018

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   

Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-

Castletown  €328 Kilcurry   €546 Brid-a-Chrinn    €324 Faughart €214

Non Envelope Collection  €755 Priests Dues €2902

 

Faughart Lourdes Coffee Morning this Sunday 8th April in aid of Lourdes Group from 10a.m.  Luxury Hamper and other prizes in raffle. Donations of  baked goods and items for the raffle will be very welcome.  Committee meeting Tuesday at 8p.m. in the Parochial House.

 

Faughart Social Group will have story telling with Pat McKenna on Monday night 9th.

 

Please return Trocaire Boxes as soon as you can.

 

Parish Pastoral Council meeting on Monday 9th in Parochial House at 8p.m.

 

Roche Emmets:  Due to renovations  taking place in the Club Rooms the Cupan Tae for April has been cancelled.   It will take place again on Tuesday 8th May.  Everyone welcome.

 

Catholic Young Adult Conference (aged betweed 18-40) being held at Sienna Centre, St. Malachy’s Friary, Anne Street, Dundalk on Saturday 14th April from 9a.m. to 5.15p.m.  All are welcome. Lunch €10. This is a Legion of Mary project.  Contact Noreen on 0857617058.

 

The HSE is running a Weight & Lifestyle Management programme in Primary Care Centre, Barrack Street, Dundalk.  This six week programme is free to the general public and runs during the day and will start on Wednesday 18th April.  For more information or to book a place please contact Breda McEneaney on 0426820001 (9.30a.m. to 1p.m.)

 

Overnight Trip to Knock has been organised for 23rd April, staying  in Knock Hotel and attending ceremonies.  Contact 0874126274 for all information and booking.

 

Home Energy improvement Grants:  Was your  home built before 2006?  If so it could be eligible for grant aided assistance in order to upgrade energy efficiency.  Items such as insulation, heating systems, window replacement etc are all covered, grants will range from 30% to 80%.  A public information meeting with a presentation from the energy team on behalf of Louth sustainable energy will take place in Kilcurry Resource Centre at 7:30p.m. on Tuesday 17th.  It will be aimed at householders and businesses.  This event is sponsored by Cuchullain Credit Union.  We would urge people to come along on the night and get the information first hand on how to save money in your home.

 

St. Vincent dePaul Society: 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 dePaul on 0872520382.

 

Yoga Classes:  Evening classes 6 week programme €55or €10 drop in every Wednesday from 7p.m to 8:15pm.   Class on Friday mornings at 10a.m. also, a few spaces still available on each class. All abilities welcome.  Contact Unity Yoga on 0876217359

 

Social Dancing:  Next dance will be held on April 14th with music  by Country Pride.  Dancing from 9p.m. to 12midnight.  Supper served and all welcome.

 

Ministers of the Eucharist and Ministers of the word Kilcurry,  new lists available in Sacristy after Mass

 

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 7th April

KILCURRY
Sunday 11.00 a.m. Brigid & Jimmy Rafferty & DFM

Noel Nash 1st Ann – Thomas & Rose Finnegan

Monday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Thursday 9.00 a.m. No Mass
Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Peter Finnegan – Peter Murray &DFM

Michael Nash 1st Ann – Kathleen Dunne 1st Ann

BRID-A-CRINN
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Kevin Campbell – John & Kathleen Thornton
Friday 7.30 p.m. Ben Flynn – Anna McDonnell – Owenie Kirk

Molly Watters

Next Sunday 10.00 a.m. Colam, Nuala and Matthew Farrelly

Nuala, Mick and Michael Mc Cann

CASTLETOWN
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Michael & Alan McShane

Annie & Robert Eccles & DFM

Sunday 12 noon Sean & Mary Holland – May & Gerry Sherry

Paddy Murtagh

Monday 7.00 p.m. Benefactors of our Parish
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Barney McShane
Thursday 10.00 a.m.
Friday 10.00 a.m. Bernard & Lily Connolly & DFM
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Thomas O’Connor BR – John Hearty
Next Sunday 12 noon Pauric Kelly (Ann) – Jim McConnon MM
FAUGHART
Saturday  7.30 p.m. Francis Gribben – Jack & Philomena McMahon
Next Saturday  7.30 p.m. DFM of the McCrink family (Carrick Broad)

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Newsboard – 25/03/2018

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

KILCURRY

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
Monday   9.00 a.m.  
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

BRID-A-CHRIN

Sunday   10.00 a.m.  
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
CASTLETOWN
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)
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.  
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

FAUGHART

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.

 

Faughart Shrine: 

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.

 

 

 Fund Raising;

 

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.

Faughart:

New heating system in Church                       Cost     € 6,000

Kilcurry:

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)

Brid-A-Crinn:

Carpeting of altar

Deep cleaning of porches                                Cost     €2500

Castletown Church:

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.

Newsboard – 18/03/2018

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

Tel. 042  9334410

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

www.faughartparish.ie              Email: info@faughartparish.ie

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

MASSES DURING THE WEEK

KILCURRY
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.

BRID-A-CRINN
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
CASTLETOWN
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.
FAUGHART .
Saturday

Next Saturday

7.30 pm

7.30 pm

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

Denis Maddy

Brigid Whyte.  Michael Conlon.

 

Newsboard – 11/03/2018

NEWSBOARD OF THE PARISH OF FAUGHART   Tel. 9334410 and 9333235

OUR PRIESTS: Fr. Vinod Kurian  Fr.Bernard Hughes

Weekly Envelopes: – Your contribution last week towards the upkeep of our  Parish:-

Castletown  €194   Kilcurry   €305   Brid-a-Chrinn    €239    Faughart    €623

Non Envelope Collection  €610

Fundraising:-  Faughart Parish 3 week fundraising draw will take place next month.  Please support this event.  Fundraising Committee meeting at 8p.m. on Wednesday 21st March in Parochial House.

Welcome into our Christian Community:  Bellarae Malone, Blake, Brendan Sherry, Brodi, Harry Quigley, Jake, Patrick Durnin and Rian, Patrick Kelly who were baptised in our Parish this past week.

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.  First meeting was held on Thursday 15th February at 7p.m.  in St. Joseph’s Church Fatima.

St. Bridget’s Prayer Meeting Tuesday 13th  at 7p.m.  All welcome.

In times of need The Church gate collection scheduled for last weekend didn’t happen so we will have our collection this weekend Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March.  Please give as generously as you can.  Thank you for our continued support which enables us to help people in our own community

Confirmation:  Congratulations to all the boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday.  Thanks to their parents and teachers who prepared them for this special day.  Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make this a special day.

Mass for Lent every Monday at 9a.m. in St. Bridget’s Church, Kilcurry.

Stations of the Cross every Sunday evening during Lent 5p.m. at Faughart Shrine.

Trocaire Boxes are available in all Churches in the Parish,  please take one home and give as generously as you can.

Faughart Lourdes Committee meeting Tuesday at 8p.m. in Parochial House.

Faughart Social Group are having a bring and buy in aid of charity on  Monday night.  All members welcome.

Roche Emmets Cupan Tae  takes place on Tuesday 13th March from 10:30a.m. to 12 noon.  All welcome to come along and join the craic.  Quiz Night is to be held on the 16th March in the clubrooms.  Come along and test your wits against the best.

Catholic Young Adult Conference (ages 18 to 40) being held at Sienna Centre, St. Malachy’s Friary, Anne Street, Dundalk on Saturday 14th April, from 9a.m . to 5:15p.m.  All are welcome.

St. Patrick’s Day Mass:  Vigil Mass Friday 7:30p.m.  in Brid-a-Chrinn. Saturday  Fatima 10a.m  and Kilcurry 11a.m.

Social Dancing in Kilcurry Resource Centre on Saturday 10th March with Brendan Magee.  Dancing from 9p.m. to 12 midnight.  Supper will be served.

Yoga Evening Class:  Unity Yoga will run a 6 week programme €55 or drop in €10 per night, on Wednesday nights from 14th March in Resource Centre from 7p.m. to 8:15p.m.  All abilities welcome.  Contact Unity Yoga on 0876217359.

Kilcurry Resource Centre will hold an early Easter coffee morning on Saturday 25th March from 10a..m.  We are looking at upgrading the heating and painting the inside of the building.  We would really appreciated all your help and donations of baked goods.  We will have raffles of easter/spring prizes  Please come along on the day and enjoy a cuppa, beautiful home baked treats and chat.  If you can help out at all please come to a quick meeting on Wednesday 14th March at 8p.m.  Check out our Facebook page Kilcurry Resource Centre.

Kilcurry Tidy Towns Group:  Spring Clean Saturday 24th March.  Looking for people to clean their own area.  Hall open from 9a.m .  Bags and gloves available.  Contact 0863675828.

Special Pilgrimage to Medjugorje Wednesday 13th June for 7 nights €689pps  Spiritual director Fr. Paul Montague, Adm Holy Redeemer Church, Dundalk  call James on 0872202173

 

Masses for Week Beginning Saturday 10th March

KILCURRY    
Sunday 11.00 a.m.

 

Lord Ballyedmond – Owen & Patrick Muckian

George, Elizabeth and William Hamill

Monday  9.00 a.m. Josephine Murphy – Special Intention Thanksgiving
Thursday  9.00 a.m. No mass
Saturday 11.00 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day

Peter McDonnell & DFM – Elizabeth Coburn

Next Sunday 11.00 a.m. Patsy Goss 2nd Ann – Veronica Sheils
BRID-A-CRINN    
Sunday 10.00 a.m. Paddy, Mary & Catherine McGowan & DFM
Friday  7.30 p.m. Vigil Mass – WillieTreacy & DFM
Next Sunday  10.00 a.m. Kevin & Theresa McKeown & DFM

Michael Gernon – Maureen Darcy (nee Gernon) MM

CASTLETOWN    
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Frank & Maura Martin – Patsy Rogers BR

Patrick, Marie & Brian (Bernard Rafferty)

Kathleen Kelly 2nd Ann

Sunday 12 noon James Baxter MM – Ellen & Michael Laverty

Paddy McNally – Gerry Cunningham

Tom & Joan Kinch – Marian Sheridan

Michael & Eileen Duffy – Maureen Rajasingan

Siobhan Clarke – Arthur McArdle 2nd Ann

Monday  7.00 p.m.  
Tuesday 10.00 a.m.  
Wednesday 10.00 a.m.  
Thursday 10.00 a.m.  
Friday 10.00 a.m.  
Saturday 10.00 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday  6.00 p.m. Jimmy McMahon – Megan O’Connor

Jim & Brigid Califf – Patrick & Teresa Lennon DFM

Next Sunday 12 noon Philomena Scanlon BR
FAUGHART    
Saturday   7.30 p.m. DFM of the McCabe & Marmion Family

John, Emily, Tom & Gerry Savage

Next Saturday   7.30 p.m. Denis Maddy – Patrick, Winifred, Maureen, Paul & Lilian Mulkearns & DFM

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Newsboard – 04/03/2018

 

NEWSBOARD FOR THE PARISH OF FAUGHART

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

Email:info@faughartparish.ie

Tel: 9334410 & 9333235

WEEKLY ENVELOPES – Your contributions towards the upkeep of our Parish last week was:  Castletown €136.  Brid-a-Chrinn €197.  Kilcurry €295 Faughart €125

Non envelope Collection €428. 00.

THANK YOU:  As you know the new envelopes for your weekly contribution to your Parish are at present being distributed.  We take the opportunity to say a “sincere Thank you” to all the volunteers who organised and distributed the envelopes.  Many Thanks.

World Meeting of Families:  Many thanks for your generosity in last weeks collection of €1060 which has been forwarded to the Dioceses.

CONFIRMATION: In our Parish on 10th March.

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY:  Caoilbh-Fiona Bird, Patrick Nathanial Martin, Damien Liam Mark Daly, Mark Gabriel Sean Daly, David Emmanuel Olofinyo, Mary-Ann Glory Olofinyo, Dorcos Olofinyo, Daniel Olojo, A.J. Clarke-Bothwell, Elise Clarke-Bothwell,  who were Baptised in our Parish this past week.  

Mass for Lent:  Every Monday in Kilcurry Church at 9.00am.  Please do your best to come to Mass for Lent.

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

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.  Each Thursday at 7.00pm in St. Joseph’s Church Fatima.

TROCAIRE BOXES – are available in all Churches.  Please take one home and give as generously as you can.

  1. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Collection this weekend.  Your continued support enables to help people in our own community.  Contact St. Vincent de Paul on 087 252 0382.
  2. BRIDGET’S PRAYER MEETING:  On Tuesday next at 7.00pm in the Parochial House.  All welcome.

RALLY TO SAVE THE 8tha massive pro-life rally will be held in Dublin on Saturday 10th March 2018.  Join the thousands from across Ireland in support of the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution that protects unborn babies.  Coaches will be travelling to the Rally from towns across Northern Ireland.  For further details please contact Rally for Life Committee on 048 9027 8484 or click on www.rallyfor life.net

ROCHE EMMETS GFC – CUPAN TAE:  will be on Tuesday 13th March 10.30am to 12Noon.  All welcome to come along and join the craic…….  QUIZ NIGHT is to be held on the 16th March in the clubrooms.  Come along and test your wits against the rest.  Last year was a great nights fun.  

 

MASSES DURING THE WEEK BEGINNING 4TH MARCH

 

Kilcurry

Sunday 11.00am: Owen Joe Woods (M.M.)  Moira Murphy (M.M.)  Peter McKeown  Kathleen Lynch (2nd Anniv)  Josephine Murphy.

Monday 9.00am.

Thursday No Mass.

Saturday 10.30am Margaret Alderson.

Next Sunday 11.00am:  Lord Ballyedmond.  Owen & Patrick Muckian.  George, Elizabeth and William Hamill.

Brid-a-Crinn

Sunday 10.00am:  Peter Donnelly.  Bridget Regan.

Friday 7.30pm:  Betty Sands.  D.F.M. of the Casey Family, Slieve.  Madge Thornton (M.M)

Next Sunday:  11.00am:  Paddy, Mary & Catherine McGowen & D.F.M.

Castletown

Saturday 6.00pm:  Kitty & Paddy Gonnelly, sons Tom, Martin, Pat, Daughter Margaret, Son in law Tom Murphy, daughter in law Ailish.

Sunday 12.00Noon:  Andy Smith (1st Anniv)  Diarmuid Moynihan.

Monday 7.00pm:  Daniel Martin.  Kathleen Rooney (5th Anniv).

Tuesday 10.00am.

Wednesday 10.00am.

Thursday 10.00am:  Alan McShane.

Friday 10.00am:

Next Saturday 6.00.  Gerry Lambe (B.R.) Frank and Maura Martin.  Patrick Maire & Brian (Bernard) Rafferty.  Kathleen Kelly (2nd Anniv).  Patsy Rogers (B.R.).

Next Sunday 12.00Noon James Baxter (M.M.):  Paddy McNally. Gerry Cunningham, Tom & Joan Kinch, Marian Sheridan.  Maureen Rajasingam.  Arthur McArdle (2nd Anniv)  Ellen & Michael Laverty.

Faughart

Saturday 7.30pm:  Frank Mullen.

Next Saturday 7.30pm:  D.F.M of the McCabe and Marmion families.  John, Emily, Tom & Gerry Savage.

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Faughart Social Group:  Meet Monday at 7.30pm with Una Walsh, Story Teller with the “Tour of Armagh”.  All welcome.

 

                          

                                                               

 

                        

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parish of Clonea /Rathgormack

Your Priest:  Fr. Bernard Hughes I.C  : 051 646006

Masses during week at usual times.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday in Rathgormack Church 10.00am until 3.00pm.

 

Financial Account for year ending 31st December 2013.

Income:

Sunday and Holyday Offertory Collection: €30,483. 00.

Shrines: €3,425. 00.

Total Income: for the year 2013:  €33,908. 00.

Expenditure:

Church Requisites:             €2153

Church Light and Heat       €6982

Wages and allowances        €6209

To Diocese 12.5% levy       €3821

Office                                  €1472

Repairs & Maintenance      €2236

Property Insurance              €7135

Donations                            €1580

Bank Charges                        €693

Other                                    €1388

 

Total Expenditure          €33,669. 00

 

We had a surplus of €239. 00

 

Renovation Fund income ending 31st Dec. 2013

Year ending 2012:  €14,105. 00

Year 2013:  Envelopes: €22,800. 00

Expenditure: €9,023

Balance €27,882. 00.

 

Dear Parishioners,

One thing a Priest and Finance Committee detests doing is talking about “money matters”, but I’m afraid it has to be done at some stage.  This is your Parish, these are your churches, and you need to know the situation.

As our total expenditure comes completely from the Offertory Collection each Saturday/ Sunday, with a surplus of €239. 00 at the end of 2013, you can see that if we don’t have an increase in the collection, the Parish will fall into Debt – this we don’t want to happen.

The Renovation Fund appears to be healthy, for this we Thank You, but  with ongoing maintenance – for example – The Bell Tower in Rathgormack Church is in drastic need of repair, with Birds nesting in tower, about 4ft of twigs, birds muck  etc, has built up over the years, this has caused water to enter the tower walls – an estimate for the repair of this has been quoted as €4500.  We are in the process of enquiring about doing renovations to the Altar Area in Rathgormack Church, the  approx estimate of cost will be in the region of €12,000. 00. It is also hoped that the Church in Rathgormack will get a fresh coat of paint in the future. Also, the sound system in Clonea Church needs to be looked at.   With this in mind our Renovation Fund will not cover the costs.

If our two Churches are not maintained on a regular bases, gradually they will fall into an un-repairable state.  

We thank you for all your generosity in the past, but we also ask that if possible, an increase in the Offertory Collection would be very much appreciated and also the Renovation Fund.  Thank You.

Fr. Bernard & Finance Committee.

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Offertory Collection last Weekend :  €620. 00.

 

Clonea / Rathgormack Parish.

 

Surname…………………………………………………..

 

Christian Names………………………………………….

 

Date of Birth………………………………………………

 

Date of Baptism…………………………………………..

 

Parent…………………………………………………….

 

Parent……………………………………………………

 

Godparent………………………………………………

 

Godparent……………………………………………..

 

Church of Baptism…………………………………….

 

Signature……………………………………………….

 

   

 

                                                 

 

Walk with Me

 

Lord God, our light and our salvation,

we praise you for your gifts of life and faith.

 

We thank you for the desire that you have

planted in our hearts,

our yearning to see your face.

 

Help us to meet you in prayer, to walk

in your ways, and to speak to others

of our joy and consolation

in your presence.

 

Give us faithfulness in this present

life so that we may come to know

and praise your beauty, with

all our brothers and sisters,

in the life to come.

 

We make this prayer through

Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Everyday events of our Pilgrimage…………

 

Morning Prayer – Hotel.  Mass each day

 

Penitential Service (Sacrament of Confession)

 

Ceremony of Healing (during Mass for the Sick)

 

Stations of the Cross

 

Times and places will be announced.  Check notice board

 

Other events everyday:  Sacrament of Confession 10am – 11am & 2.30pm – 6.00pm in the Reconciliation Chapel – near Crown Virgin Statue

Baths: 9.00am – 11.00am & 2.30pm – 4.00pm

International Mass 9.30am Sunday in the underground Basilica of St. Pius

Blessed Sacrament Procession 5.00pm

Marion Torchlight Procession 9.00pm

 

We wish to say thank you to everyone who has helped in any way to make our Pilgrimage run smoothly and hope it has been a time of Blessing for all of us.  God Bless.  Breda and Fr. Bernard.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes – pray for us

St. Bernadette – pray for us.

 

    

 

         

 

 

 

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

O Mary, our Mother, we come to this place, where you, who are sinless, appeared full of grace.

As Bernadette waited there came a great sight a radiant Lady surrounded by light.

You gave her a message “Let Penance be done” and pray that all sinners may turn to my Son.

Come here in procession to praise God and sing.  To wash in these waters, and drink at the spring.

You asked for a chapel be built in this place that all be encouraged to pray for God’s grace.

Our Lady responded when asked for her name, “Conceived with out sin” is the title I claim.

O Mother of mercy our sorrows relieve.  Sustain those who suffer console those who grieve.

O Bless us, Dear Lady, with blessings from Heaven; and to our petitions let answer be given.  Amen.

 

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+ O God come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without end.  Amen.

Hymn: (Spoken)  The day is filled with splendour when God brings light from light, and all renewed creation rejoices in his sight.

 

The Father gives his children, the wonder of the world, in which his power and glory like banners are unfurled.

 

With every living creature, awaking with the day, we turn to God our Father, lift up our hearts and pray:

 

O Father, Son and Spirit, your grace and mercy send, that we may live to praise you today and to the end.  

 

Response:  Arise, come to your God, sing him your song of rejoicing.

 

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness.  Come before him singing for joy.  R.

Know that he, the Lord, is God.  He made us we belong to him, we are his people, the sheep of his flock.  R.

Indeed how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love; he is faithful from age to age.  R.

Glory be to the Father………………………

Reading.

Decade of the Rosary.

Morning Prayer to the Holy Spirit and Prayer of Intercession.  (Page 8)

Prayer to Our Lady.  (Page 1)

Hymn.

 

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Clonea/Rathgormack Parish.

 

Dear Parishioners,

Once again we distribute envelopes for your church offerings, and once again sincerely say “thank you” for your offerings in the past.

 

We have kept to the same system as other years, and ask you to use your envelope at all times during the year.

 

In your box of envelopes we have:

  1. Offertory envelope (for the offertory collection)
  2. Renovation/Project/Maintenance Envelope, which you can put on the collection plate during the month it is due.  
  3. Other envelopes for various collections – Spring Stations, Autumn Stations, Christmas, Easter etc – all of which goes to the Diocese – not to the Parish, but is necessary for the Diocesan  Common Fund,  – which goes towards your priests wages…………

 

We ask you to contribute whatever you can.  We also say that “your contributions” for your Parish are vital for the running of the Parish “cost wise”.  Without this the Parish would go into “Debt”, and we don’t want that.

 

May God bless you and your families during the coming year, and also Mass will be offered Monday evenings in Quan & Brogan Church, Clonea at 7.00pm for the People of the Parish and our Benefactors.

 

Many Thanks,

Fr P.J. (Fegan), Parish Pastoral Council, Parish Financial Council.

 

Church News Board

Parish of Clonea and Rathgormack

 

Fr. Bernard and the Parish Pastoral Council

invite you to join us as we celebrate Holy Week and Easter in our Parish

 

Palm Sunday:  Mass and Blessing of the Palm in Clonea Church,

7.30pm. Saturday Evening.  10.00am on Sunday Morning in

Rathgormack Church.

 

Monday: Penitential Service for Easter

( Sacrament of Confession)  7.30pm in Rathgormack Church.

(other priests will be in attendance).

No Mass in Clonea Church.

 

Tuesday:  Mass in Rathgormack at 9.30am.

 

Wednesday:  No Mass.

 

Holy Thursday:  No Evening Mass in Clonea Church.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Procession to the Altar of Repose at 7.30pm. in Rathgormack Church  followed by time for quiet prayer until 9..00pm.

 

Good Friday:  Clonea Church 12.00 Noon – Stations of the Cross.

 

Good Friday:  Rathgormack Church: 3.00pm Prayer around the Cross.

Reading of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion.

 

Holy Saturday:  Clonea Church, Blessing of the New Fire, Paschal Candle, 7.15pm. Renewal of Baptismal Promises and the First Mass

of Easter.  7.30pm.

 

Easter Sunday:  Mass in Rathgormack Church at 10.00am.

 

We wish you every Blessing for Easter

 

The Way of the Cross

Introduction:  The Way of the Cross is used by individuals or groups who pray, reflect and meditate about the journey of Jesus Christ on his way to Calvary.  By doing this we accompany Jesus Christ through his passion, death and resurrection, and see our lives mirrored in his.

 

Praying the Stations

Opening Prayer:  Lord Jesus Christ, help me to accompany you on your journey to Calvary.  Allow me to see my life mirrored in your love.  Take my eyes, my hands, my mind and above all my heart, and let me see what you did for love of all.  

 

1st Station:  Jesus is condemned to death.

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you – Because by thy Holy Cross thou has redeemed the world.

Lord, as I come before you, I see you condemned.  How often do I condemn others?  Forgive me for the times when I reject others.  Help me to forgive those who hurt me.

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Our Father.

 

2nd Station:  Jesus carries His Cross:  

 

We adore you………….

Lord as I come before you I see you carry your heavy cross.  I thank you for carrying all my sins under the weight of this cross.  Help me when I feel I cannot shoulder my own worries and anxieties.

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Hail Mary.

 

3rd Station:  Jesus falls the first time:

 

We adore you…………

Lord, as I come before you, I see you falling under your heavy load.  I feel the pain of your battered, bruised and broken body.  Open my eyes, Lord, to those in need.  Open my heart to those in need of friendship and let me offer the healing touch of kindness.

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Glory Be to………..

 

4th Station:  Jesus meets His Mother.

 

We adore you…………….

Lord, as I come before you, I see your mother’s grief and sorrow as you suffer and struggle.  In times of pain and sorrow, help me to be aware of your constant loving presence.  Help all in their journey through life’s ups and downs.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Our Father.

 

5th Station:  Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry His Cross.

 

We adore you……………….

Lord, as I come before you, I see your pain and suffering as you carry the cross.  Help me to carry my own cross, to support others and to lighten their burdens.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Hail Mary.

 

6th Station:  Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.

 

We adore you…………….

Lord, as I come before you, I see the gentle act of kindness by Veronica as she wipes your tortured face.  Help me to welcome kindness and gentleness into my life and may I always share this with others.

 

Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Glory be…..

 

7th Station:  Jesus falls for the second time.

 

We adore you…………….

Lord, as I come before you I see you weakened and falling.  As the years pass by, life can become more difficult for us.  We sometimes feel drained, tired and dulled by the difficulties of everyday life.  Lord, help me rise again and to continue with a new hope and energy.

 

Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”.

Our Father.

 

8th Station:  Jesus meets the Women of Jerusalem.

 

We adore you………………..

Lord, as I come before you I see the courageous woman who helped and supported you on your journey to Calvary.  They weren’t afraid to let you know that they cared.  You accepted their care and returned it.  May our own experience of suffering make us compassionate towards others who suffer.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”.

Hail Mary.

 

9th Station:  Jesus falls the third time.

 

We adore you……………..

Lord, as I come before you I see you fall again.  I am reminded of the many times I fall and how sometimes I find it difficult to get up and keep going.  I pray that when I fail I can always start again with your help and your grace.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Glory Be to….

 

10th Station:  Jesus is stripped of His garments.

 

We adore you……………

Lord as I came before you I see you stripped and humiliated.  Jesus, clothe us with your care.  Help all who suffer humiliation and isolation and those whose dignity is damaged at the hands of others.

 

“Lord Jesus, open our hearts, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Our Father.

 

11th Station:  Jesus is nailed to the Cross.

 

We adore you………..

Lord, as I come before you, I am aware of your pain as the soldiers nail you to the wood of the cross.  Give me courage to accept the pains that come my way, for you have gone before me and you will show me the path to take.

 

“Lord Jesus, open our hearts, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Hail Mary.

12th Station:  Jesus dies on the Cross.

 

We adore you……………

Lord, as I come before you, I see the acceptance of all you suffered for me.  your love is more than I can ever imagine.  Help me when I am filled with fear and doubt and to join my struggles with you and trust in your love.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be………

 

13th Station:  Jesus is taken down from the Cross.

 

We adore you………….

Lord, as I come before you I look at your broken and lifeless body and I am filled with love for you.  Help me to embrace the trials and crosses that come my way.  When my time to die comes I ask you to be by my side so that I may come to you with certain faith and trust in your love and compassion for all your people.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Our Father.

 

14th Station:  Jesus is laid in the Tomb.

 

We adore you…………

Lord, as I come before you, I see your broken body laid to rest and I am filled with sadness, yet I realise the price you paid was because  of your love of all people.  May I never take the sacrifices made for me and the love of others for granted..

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”

Hail Mary.

 

15th Station:  Jesus is raised to New Life.

 

We adore you………..

Lord, as I come before you, it looks as if it is all over, but I know its not.  This is how it feels sometimes, but because of your resurrection I am filled with hope and joy.  May I always be aware of your loving presence in my life, at all times.

 

“Lord Jesus, open my heart, Lord Jesus, in your mercy hear me”.

 

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, for the Holy Father’s Intentions

 

As I kneel before you, as I bow my head in prayer, take this day, make it yours and fill me with your love.  Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu.

 

All I have I give you, ev’ry dream and wish are yours.  Mother of Christ,

Mother of mine, present them to my Lord.  Ave Maria………….

 

As I kneel before you, and I see your smiling face, ev’ry thought, ev’ry word is lost in your embrace.  Ave Maria………

 

 

  • Be still and know that I am God.  (3)

 

I am the Lord that healeth thee.  (3)

In thee, O Lord, I put my trust.  (3)

 

 

  • Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.  Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love.

 

There is only one God, there is only one King.  There is only one body, that is why we sing.  Bind us together……..

 

Fit for the glory of God, purchased by his precious Blood, born with the right to be free:  Jesus the vict’ry has won.  Bind us together…….

 

 

  • Christ be beside me, Christ be before me, Christ be behind me, King of my heart.  Christ be within me, Christ be below me,  Christ be above me never to part.

 

 

Christ on my right hand, Christ on my left hand, Christ all around me, shield in the strife.  Christ in my sleeping, Christ in my sitting, Christ in my rising, light of my life.

 

Christ be in all hearts thinking about me.  Christ be on all tongues telling of me.  Christ be the vision in eyes that see me, in ears that hear me, Christ ever be.

 

 

  • Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

 

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on “us”………………….

 

  1.  Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all          

 these things shall be added unto you; allelu, alleluia.

 Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia, Allelu, Alleluia.

 Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find.  Knock, and it shall be opened unto you; allelu, alleluia..  Alleluia……….

 

 

  • Lay your hands gently upon us, let their touch render you   peace, let them bring your forgiveness and healing, lay your hands, gently lay your hands.

 

You were sent to heal the broken hearted.  You were sent to give sight to the blind.  You desire to heal all our illness.  Lay you hands, gently lay your hands.  Lay your hands…………

 

Lord we come to you through one another, Lord we come to you in all our need.  Lord we come to you seeking wholeness.  Lay your hands, gently lay your hands.  Lay your hands………………..

 

 

  • Take our bread, we ask you, take our hearts, we love you, take our lives Oh Father, we are yours, we are yours.

 

Yours as we stand at the table you set, your as we eat the bread our hearts can’t forget.  We are the signs of your life with us yet, we are yours, we are yours.  Take our bread, we ask you………………………..

 

Your holy people stand washed in your blood.  Spirit-filled, yet hungry, we await your food.  Poor though we are, we have brought ourselves to you.  We are yours, we are yours.  Take our bread……

 

 

  • All that I am, all that I do, all that I’ll ever have I offer now to you.  

 

Take and sanctify these gifts for your honour, Lord.  Knowing that I love and serve you is enough reward.  All that I am, all that I do, all that I’ll ever have I offer now to you.

 

All that I dream, all that I pray, all that I’ll ever make, I give to you today.  Take and sanctify…………………

 

 

  • In bread we bring you, Lord, our bodies labour.  In wine we offer you our spirits grief.  We do not ask you, Lord, who is my neighbour?  But stand united now, one in belief.  Oh we have gladly heard your Word, your holy Word, and now in answer, Lord, our gifts we bring.  Our selfish hearts make true, our failing faith renew, our lives belong to you, our Lord and King.

 

 

  1.  Lord accept the gifts we offer at this Eucharistic Feast, bread and wine to be transformed now through the action of thy priest.  Take us too, Lord, and transform us, be thy grace in us increased.

Take our gift, Almighty Father, living God, eternal true, which we give through Christ, our Saviour, pleading here for us anew.  Grant salvation to all present, and our faith and love renew.

 

 

  • Hail Queen of Heav’n, the ocean star, guide of the wand’rer here below; thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care, save us from peril and from woe.  Mother of Christ, star of the sea, pray for the wanderer, pray for me.

 

 

O gentle, chaste and spotless maid, we sinners make our prayers through thee; remind thy Son that he has paid the price of our iniquity.  Virgin most pure, star of the sea, pray for the sinner, pray for me.

 

 

  • Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.  I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.

 

 

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved.  How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.

 

Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come.  ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.

 

The Lord has promised good to me; his word my hope secures.  He wll my shield and portion be as long as life endures.

 

 

  • Sweet heart of Jesus, fount of love and mercy, today we come, thy blessing to implore; O touch our hearts, so cold and so ungrateful, and make them, Lord, thine own for evermore.

 

Sweet heart of Jesus, we implore, o make us love thee more and more.

Sweet heart of Jesus, make us know and love thee, unfold to us the treasures of thy grace; that so our hearts, from things of earth uplifted, may long alone to gaze upon face.  Sweet heart of Jesus…

 

Sweet heart of Jesus, make us pure and gentle, and teach us how to do thy blessed will; to follow close the print of thy dear footsteps, and when we fall – sweet heart, oh love us still.  Sweet heart of Jesus………….

 

 

  • O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the works thy hand has made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, thy power throughout the universe displayed.

 

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee :  How great thou art, how great thou art.  (2)

 

And when I think that God, his Son not sparing, sent his to die, I scarce can take it in that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing, he bled and died to take away my sin.  Then sings my soul……

 

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart; when I shall bow in humble adoration, and there proclaim: my God, how great thou art.  Then sings my soul……………….

 

 

  • Soul  of my Saviour, sanctify my breast; Body of Christ, be thou my saving guest; Blood of my Saviour, bathe me in thy tide, wash me in waters flowing from thy side.

 

 

Strength and protection may thy Passion be; O Blessed Jesus, hear and answer me; deep in thy wounds, Lord, hide and shelter me; so shall I never, never part from thee.

 

Guard and defend me form the foe malign; in death’s dread moments make me only thine;  call me, and bid me come to thee on high, when I may praise thee with thy saints for aye.

 

 

  • The Spirit lives to set us free, walk, walk in the light.  He binds us all in unity, walk, walk in the light.  Walk, in the light, (3) walk in the light of the Lord.

 

Jesus promised to life to all.  Walk, walk in the light.  The dead were wakened by his call.  Walk, walk in the light.  Walk, in the light…………………….

The Spirit lives in you and me.  Walk, walk in the light.  His light will shine for all to see.  Walk, walk in the light.  Walk, in the light………………..

 

 

  • He is Lord, He is Lord, He is risen from the dead and He is Lord.  Ev’ry knee shall bend, ev’ry tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 

 

 

  • When creation was begun, God had chosen you to be Mother of his precious Son, Holy Mary full of grace.  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.

 

 

When creation was restored.  You were there beside the Lord, whom you cherished and adored, Holy Mary full of grace.  Ave…..

 

You are with us day by day, in our joys and our dismay.  Make us joyful as we say, “Holy Mary full of grace”.  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.

 

 

  • Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising, give me joy in my heart I pray.  Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising, keep me praising till the end of day.  

 

Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna to the king of Kings. Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna! Sing hosanna to the King.

 

Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting………………….

Give me love in my heart, keep me serving…………………..

 

 

  • God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name.  I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name.  And in Jesus’ name I Come to you to share his love as he told me to.

 

He said: “Freely, freely you have received; freely, freely give.  Go in my name, and because you believe, others will know that I live.

         All pow’r is giv’in in Jesus’ name, in earth and heav’n in Jesus’  name.  And in Jesus’ name I come to you to share his pow’r as he told me to.  He said: Freely………….

 

 

  • The bells of the Angelus call us to pray in sweet tones announcing the sacred Ave.  Ave, Ave, Ave Maria.  Ave, Ave Ave Maria.

 

An angel of mercy led Bernadette’s  feet where flows the deep torrent Our Lady to greet.  Ave……………

 

Immaculate Mary your praises we sing, who reign now with Christ, our redeemer and king.  Ave………..

   

 

  • Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest, from garden and woodland and hillside and dale;  our full hearts are swelling, our glad voices telling the praise of the loveliest flower of the vale.

 

 

O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today.  Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.  (2).

 

Their Lady they name thee, their mistress proclaim thee.  Oh grant that thy children on earth be as true as long as the bowers are radiant with flowers as long as the azure shall keep its bright hue.  O Mary we crown thee……………………….

 

 

  • In your body, Lord, we are one, in your body, Lord, we are one.  In your body, Lord, we are one.  O Lord we are one.

 

 

In you body, Lord, we find strength.  In your body, Lord, we find strength.  In your body, Lord, we find strength.  O Lord, we find strength.

 

Draw us closer, Lord, each to each.  Draw us closer, Lord, each to each.  Draw us closer, Lord, each to each. O Lord, each to each.

 

 

  • Make me a channel of your peace where there is hatred let me bring your love.  Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord, and where there’s doubt, true faith in you.

 

 

Make me a channel of your peace.  Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope.  Where there is darkness only light, and where there’s sadness ever joy.

 

O Master, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved, as to love, with all my soul.

 

Make me a channel of your peace.  It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, in giving to all people we receive, and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

 

 

  • On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I loved that old cross where the dearest and best for a world of lost sinners was slain.

 

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down.  I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown.

 

Oh that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, has a wondrous attraction for me:  for the dear Lamb of God left his glory above to bear it to dark Calvary.  So I’ll cherish.

 

In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, a wondrous beauty I see.  For ‘twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died to pardon and sanctify me.  So I’ll cherish…………….

 

 

  • Peace perfect peace, is the gift of Christ our Lord (2)

 

Thus, says the Lord, will the world know my friends.  Peace, perfect peace is the gift of Christ our Lord.

 

Love, perfect love is the gift of Christ our Lord (2).  Thus says the Lord, will the world know my friends.  Love, perfect love is the gift of Christ our Lord.

 

 

  • Peace is flowing like a river, flowing out through you and me, spreading out into the desert, setting all the captives free.

 

Love is flowing like a river,        “           “

 

 

  • This is my body, broken for you, bringing you wholeness, making you free.  Take it and eat it, and when you do, do it in love for me.

 

This is my blood, poured out for you, bringing forgiveness, making you free.  Take it and drink it, and when you do, do it in love for me.

 

 

  • When we eat this bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your death, O Lord, until you come again.  Until you come again.

 

 

 

  • (Bodley) Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, Lord God of hosts.  Heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna, in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

 

 

Responses to the Psalms.

 

 

  • Christ be our light! Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness.  Christ be our light!  Shine in your church gathered today.
  • Be not afraid.  I go before you always, come follow me, and I will give you rest.  
  • Here I am, Lord.  It is I Lord?  I have heard you calling in the night.  I will go, Lord, if you lead me.  I will hold your people in my heart.
  • The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.
  • Holy Virgin Mary.
  • Sing a new song unto the Lord.  Let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing Alleluia.

 

 

 

  • Were you there when they crucified my Lord?  (2)  Oh sometimes is causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.  Were you there when they crucified my Lord?  

 

 

Were you there when they pierced him in the side?  (2)  Oh sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.  Were you there when they pierced him in the side.  

 

Were you there when the sun refused to shine? (2)  Oh sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.  Were you there when the sun refused to shine.     

 

Ask and Receive…………………………..

 

Call to presence:    We recall your presence with us, merciful God.

Let us remember that the God of abundant blessings is with us and hears our prayer.

Come, God of faithful love, be with us as we gather.

 

Matthew 7: 7-8.  All through the story of our salvation, we have called on you, God, and you have answered.  Jesus tells us:  “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives.”

As we gather now, we need your help, gracious God.  We ask you in particular for guidance and peace.  We also ask that our pilgrimage will give us many graces and blessings.  And, in the silence of our heart, we each ask for what we need right now (pause).  Hear us once again, our God.

 

We pray the 1st Joyful Mystery:  The Annunciation:  “Rejoice, so highly favoured!  The Lord is with you.  You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. (Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be).

 

Morning offering (page 8)

                                                   

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

Hymn:  Ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; allelu, alleluia.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, allelu, alleluia.

 

                  

3.

 

          Love is the Key………………………………….

 

Call to presence:  God, who is love, is now with us as we gather.

Come, fire of love and light to our life.  Be with us now.

Let us remember that the God of love is present with us.

 

Matthew 9: 36.  God of Compassionate love, may we follow Jesus’ example.  The Gospel tells us that when Jesus “saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep with out a shepherd”.  His compassion and mercy took the form of sharing the “Good News”, healing the people, and freeing them form bondage.

Send your spirit of compassion and mercy to us that we may deal charitably with one another and with all our sisters and brothers.  Because we often feel harassed and helpless, too, we need your shepherding to be good shepherds ourselves.

 

We pray the 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation:  “Of all woman you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of My Lord”

 

Morning offering (page 8)

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

Hymn: Be still and know that I am God (3)

I am the Lord that healeth thee. (3)

In thee, O Lord, I put my trust (3)

 

      

 

4.

 

Make room for hope………………………….

 

Call to presence.  God, our hope, you are present with us as we pray.

As we gather may we attend to your presence, source of all hope.

Let us place ourselves in the presence of God, who is the source of hope.

 

Hebrews 10: 23.  God, you give us reasons to hope – that is, to see beyond the present with faith in your promise that all will finally be well.  Over and over you have proven that you are the source of hope.  So, as Paul told the Hebrews, “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for Christ who has promised is faithful”.

Many disappointments and disasters would rob us of hope, but you promise to be us in all our difficulties.  We cling to this promise to be with us in all our difficulties.  We cling to this promise as the reason for our hope.  Strengthen us in all we do now, always-faithful God.

 

We pray the 3rd Joyful Mystery:  The Birth of Our Lord.  “Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”.  

 

Morning Offering (Page 8)  

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

Hymn: As I kneel before you, as I bow my head in prayer, take this day, make it yours and fill me with your love.

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta  tu.

 

5.

 

Offer Thanks and Praise…………………………..

 

Call to presence.  Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.  Let us recall that our bountiful God is with us today in this place.  

Gracious God, here present, listen as we pray.

 

Philippians 1: 3-11.  As we gather in your presence, our God, we thank you for the support and example of your holy people.  We pray with St. Paul, “I thank my God every time I remember you……..because of your sharing in the gospel…….This is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more……….so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God”.

God, You called us into community.  We do not follow Christ alone.  May we praise and thank you by our overflowing love for one another and by our good life.  This is our prayer to you, our God.

 

We pray the 4th Joyful Mystery: Simeon said to Mary, “This child is destined to be a sign that is rejected – a sword will pierce your own soul too”.

 

Morning Offering (page 8)

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

Hymn: Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.  Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me.  Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me.  Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Repeat singing “fall afresh on us”.

 

6.

 

Take courage……………….

 

Call to Presence:  All powerful and loving God, you dwell with in us.  Hear our prayer.

In our weakness and strength, you are with us, Holy One.

Let us recall that the Creator of the universe comes among us now.

 

2 Corinthians 5: 1-17.  Eternal God, may we always be moved to courage as we pray with St. Paul: “For we know that if this earthly tent we live in is destroyed we have a building from God, a house not made of with hands, eternal in the heavens………If anyone is in Christ, it will come to us, because you, God, want us to build your Reign.  You are with us in minor scrapes and in tragic events, to strengthen and support us.  May we be supported by that knowledge as we gather together now.

 

We pray the 5th Joyful Mystery:  The finding in the Temple.  “why were you looking for me? he replied “did you not know that I must be about my Father’s affairs”?

 

Morning Offering (page 8)

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

Hymn:  Praise him, praise him, praise him in the morning, praise him in the noontime.  Praise him, praise him, praise him when the sun goes down.

Love him, love him……………………..

 

                                      

 

7.

Morning Prayer to the Holy Spirit

O Heavenly King, Comforter, Spirit of Truth, present everywhere and filling all things; Treasury of Blessings and Giver of Life come and abide in me.

As I look ahead to this new day, guide my plans, strengthen my resolutions, restrain me from evil, and inspire in me every good work, your will.  As you once descended upon Jesus in the waters of the Jordan, descend now upon me like the dewfall, cleans me from every stain, and save my soul, O Gracious One.  Amen

 

Intercessions and Lord’s Prayer.

 

Father of all, I pray to you especially for (Pause)……………………………………………….

I pray for my family and friends, those with whom I work and those who rely on me.

I pray for those in need:

For the sick, the lonely, and those who feel unloved.

I pray for those who are seeking work, those with no roof over their heads, and those who are forced to be refugees.

I pray for those in government, those who make and dispense laws, and those who serve you in public needs.

As I pray for your world, and for all that is dear to you, I join my prayers with those of your saints, and in the words of your Son I call upon you:  

Our Father……………………

We make all our prayers through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

                                                                   

        

 

     

 

    8.

 

Praying the Rosary with Bernadette

 

Bernadette’s Rosary was the instrument of her

Piety, of her grace, of her mission, of her personal sanctity and her apostolate, the “sign” of her spiritual destiny.

Everything in her life unravels to the rhythm of this Rosary which is recited.

Does the providential vocation of Bernadette not show us the perfect example of what happens to a soul which has only her Rosary for all knowledge, for all richness and for all treasures and a passionate love for the Virgin Mary?

 

Bernadette repeats “Holy Mary, Mother of God”.  “Pray for me”, she continues as if she identified herself with her fellow sinners, “Poor Sinner…Poor Sinner…” “Now” for her is the hour of death.  It is in heaven that the final “Ave” of Bernadette is achieved.

 

Here is a pattern for your living – your generous living –

that will bring you true and lasting happiness:

 

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of

heaven.

 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

 

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

for they shall be satisfied.

 

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain heaven.

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called

children of God.

 

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’

sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

                 

                   

         

        

 

     


First Mass.  Holy Spirit.

 

Response:  The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

 

  1.  Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders.  His right hand and his holy arm have brought salvation     R.

 

  1. The Lord has made known his salvation;  has shown his justice to the nations.  He has remembered his truth and love for the house of Israel.   R.

 

  1. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.  Shout to the Lord all the earth, ring our your joy.

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Alleluia, Alleluia, Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Alleluia

 

Queen of peace.

 

Response:  Come before the Lord, singing for joy.

 

  1. Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness.  Come before him singing for joy.  R.
  2. Know that he, the Lord, is God.  He made us we belong to him, we are his people, the sheep of his flock.  R.
  3. Go within his gates, giving thanks.  Enter his courts with songs of praise.  Give thanks to him and bless his name.  R.
  4. Indeed, how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love.  He is faithful from age to age.  R.

 

Alleluia, Alleluia, There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one Father who is Father of all.  Alleluia

 

Mother of the church.

 

  1. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

 

  1. I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise always on my lips; in the Lord my soul shall make its boast.  The humble shall hear and be glad.  R.

 

  1. Glorify the Lord with me.  Together let us praise    his name.  I sought the Lord and answered me; from all my terrors he set me free.  R.

 

  1. Look towards him and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed.  This poor man called; the Lord heard him and rescued him from all his distress.  R.

 

Alleluia, Alleluia,    Happy are the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs.  Alleluia.

 

Health of the Sick.

 

  1. R.  I thanks you, Lord, for your faithfulness and love.

 

  1. My soul give thanks to the Lord, all my being, bless his holy name.  My soul give thanks to the Lord and never forget all his blessings.  R.

 

  1. It is he who forgives all your guilt, who heals every one of your ills, who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with love and compassion.  R.

 

  1. The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.  He does not treat us according to our sins nor repay us according to our faults.  R.  

 

Alleluia, Alleluia, I thank you, Lord, with all my heart, for you have heard my Prayer.  Alleluia.

 

Joy.

  1. Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord.

 

  1. O Lord, my heart is not proud nor haughty my eyes.

I have not gone after things too great nor marvels beyond me.  R.

  1.  Truly I have set my soul in silence and peace.  

A weaned child on its mother’s breast, even so is my soul.  R.

 

  1.  O Israel, hope in the Lord both now and for ever.  R.

 

Alleluia, alleluia,  I give you a new commandment:  love one another Just as I have loved you, says the Lord.  Alleluia.

 

Mass of St Bernadette.

 

  1.  The Almighty works marvels for me.  Holy is his name.

 

My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my saviour.  He looks on his servant in her nothingness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.  R.

 

The Almighty works marvels for me.  Holy his name!  His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.  R.  

 

He fills the hungry with good things, sends the rich away empty.  He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy, the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever.  R.

 

Alleluia, Alleluia, your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life:  you have the message of eternal life.  Alleluia!

 

Eucharistic Congress Hymn: Though We Are Many.

 

Chorus:  Though we are many, we are one body, we who come to share this living bread; Cup of salvation, shared among all nations, nourishing us now and evermore.

 

  1. We gather in this place round the table of the Lord.

Christ’s presence is revealed in our communion and his Living Word.  (Chorus)

 

  1. Now our communion recalls Christ’s death and resurrection.  This living sacrifice is our salvation now and evermore.  (Chorus)

 

  1. And through this shared Eucharist we are the living Church.  We witness to Christ’s love His living body active in our world.  (Chorus)

 

  1. This bread unites the baptised who are called to this great feast.  The feast, a sign of God’s love, a great communion with the saints above.  (Chorus)

 

  1. And when we leave here today with hearts renewed in joy, so nourished, we will embrace the challenge now to live the Christian call.  (Chorus)

 

  1. As Patrick prophet of old trod the path we tread today, so we proclaim the Good News and share the living message with joy.  (Chorus)



    

 

   

 

A few words from Fr. Bernard,

 

I welcome you all to our Pilgrimage.  The “theme” in Lourdes this year is “The Almighty has done great things for me”. Mary said – He also does great things for each of us

For a moment I ask you to reflect on “what a pilgrimage is for, why do we come on pilgrimage” – the answer is different for all of us.

I pray that our time together in Lourdes will be a special time for all of us.  A time of blessing for each of us.   I hope all of us will take full advantage of the opportunities offered over these few days to grow in the holiness that St. Bernadette shared, and gave witness to in her life.

Please, do not over do things, if you are not able to go to everything you are not to worry.

Our Masses during the few days will be offered for your intentions, for those who are sick, and for all of our relatives and friends who have died.

I hope you find this little Mass Booklet is helpful.  

Please don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Once again I  thank everyone who has helped in any way in the running of our pilgrimage.  But most of all I  thank “You” our pilgrims for the support you have given.  May you receive many graces and blessings.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes – pray for us.  St. Bernadette – pray for us.

 

God Bless,

 

Fr. Bernard, Spiritual Director.

 

Just a few things for your interest about Lourdes……………

 

If you are knew to Lourdes you may of hear certain words or expressions and wonder what they mean.  Here is a short glossary of some of the more frequently used ones:

The Domaine is the “real” Lourdes and is the spiritual centre containing the Basilicas, Grotto and Baths.  There are three main entrances, St. Michael’s gate, St. Joseph’s gate and then a gate behind the Upper Basilica that is used during the night when the other two are closed.  The whole area should be regarded as a Holy Place and treated respectfully I.E. no smoking, no mobile phones, and no loud talking.  The guards may turn you away if, in their opinion, you are not dressed correctly.

The Grotto is the place where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette eighteen times in 1858.  On the ground, to the left in front of the Grotto, is a stone plaque marking the exact place where Bernadette stood.  At the back of the Grotto, to the left of the altar, is the flowing spring that Bernadette uncovered on the 25th February 1858.  One interesting feature of the Grotto is that ir never receives direct sunlight.

The Prairie or Meadows is the open space over the River Gave from the Grotto where groups can gather for prayer and reflection and Masses for large numbers are celebrated.

 

The Accueil Notra-Dame is situated in the Dormain.  It is not a hospital in the usual sense but it is where the  sick pilgrims are cared for during their time in Lourdes.  Literally, it means Our Lady Welcomes, and this is symbolised by the design of the building depicting welcoming open arms.  It is situated on the far side of the River Gave near St. Bernadettes Church.

The Baths are situated past the Grotto and are visited by pilgrims in response to Our Lady’s invitation to Bernadette on the 25th February 1858 “Go drink of the spring and wash yourself”.  Directly opposite the Baths across the Prairie is the Water Walk which gives the opportunity to reflect on the waters of Lourdes without going to the Baths.

The Crowned Virgin Statue is situated at the end of the pathway from St. Joseph’s gate and faces the Rosary Basilica.  It is often used as a meeting point because of its prominent position.

The square in front of the statue is the Rosary Square which is dominated by three churches built on top of one another.  The middle one is the Crypt which is directly over the Grotto and is the first church to be built.

The top one is the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception which is in the process

Of being refurbished.  The bottom one is the Rosary Basilica, recently renovated.  The walls of the side altars contain mosaic images of the 15 traditional mysteries, whilst the new mysteries of Light are represented on the front façade in the

mosaic.  

 

                                                                                                           

             

 

   Water Walk                                                    Crowned Virgin Statue

There are three main areas laid out for the Stations of the Cross; the first is the famous “Hillside” version which as you look towards the three basilicas is on the hill to the left.  You reach it by going up the ramp and then cross the road near the Upper Basilica.

The second Way of the Cross is laid out for the use by those in wheelchairs and is on the prairie.  From the Grotto area you cross the river and turn left and they are on the river bank.  The most recent, and third “Way”, were erected in 2008 in time for the Jubilee and are just a little further on from these stations.

The Underground Basilica, dedicated to St. Pius X, is the basilica to the side of the Rosary Esplanade.  It can hold 25,000 pilgrims and was consecrated on the 25th March 1958 to celebrate the centenary of the apparitions by Cardinal Rocalli, who later became Pope John 23rd.  Each Sunday and Wednesday the International Mass is celebrated in spectacular style.  The Blessed Sacrament procession ends here each afternoon.  In recent years the heating, lighting, close circuit T.V. and public address systems have been restored and organ rebuilt.

Moving out of the Domaine there are various places associated with Bernadette and her family.  The Cachot is situated near he town centre on the Rue des Petites Fosses and is the former prison where St. Bernadette’s family lived in impoverished conditions.  The Parish Church of Lourdes just of the main square in the town is worth a visit.  It replaced the building that Bernadette was familiar with but contains the font in which she was baptised.  The Abbe Peyramale, parish priest of Lourdes at the time of the Apparitions is buried in the crypt.

 

There are other places associated with St. Bernadette.  Bernadette was born in the Boly Mill just of the Boulevard de la Grotte, on 7th January 1844.  She lived there until 1854.  Her parents, Louise and Francois, were the tenants of this mill.  Bernadette spent a happy childhood in this “mill of happiness”.  The failure of Francois Soubirous obliged the family to leave this comfortable house in June 1854.  Today the Boly Mill belongs to the Sanctuary and is looked after by the Daughters of the Church.  There is also the Cachot mentioned above where she was living at the time of the Apparitions and the Hospice in the Municipal Hospital where she made her First Holy Communion.  All these places are in easy walking distance of the Domaine and our Hotel.  A walking tour of most of these places associated with St. Bernadette will be arranged during the pilgrimage.

 

“With Bernadette – we pray the Rosary”

 

History of the Rosary.

The traditional story of the rosary was that Mary herself appeared to Saint Dominic in the twelfth century.  At that time, tradition says she gave him the rosary and promised Dominic that if he spread devotion to the rosary, his religious order would flourish.  It is quite true that Dominic was quite devoted to the Blessed Mother, but no one knows for sure if our Lady herself gave Dominic the rosary.  If she did, it is certain that she did not give him a rosary that looks like the one we have today.

 

Originally the rosary had 150 beads, the same number of psalms in the Bible.  In the twelfth century, religious orders recited together the 150 Psalms as a way to mark the hours of the day and the days of the week.  Those people who didn’t know how to read wanted to share in this practice, so praying on a string of beads or knots began as parallel to praying the psalms.  It was a way that the illiterate could remember the Lord and his Mother throughout the day.  The “Divine Office”, the official prayer of the church, is the recitation of the psalms over a four week period and is still prayed today.

 

This first rosary was prayed as we do today, a person would pass their fingers over each bead and say a prayer, usually the “Our Father”.  The “Hail Mary” as we know it wasn’t even around at that time.

 

The Hail Mary owes its origin to the rosary.  When people prayed  the rosary in the twelfth century, Gabrielle’s greeting “Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee” was often said along with the Our Father.  Later Elizabeth’s greeting “blessed are you among woman” was added.  It was not until the sixteenth century that the words “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death” were added.

 

Various people have added other things to the rosary over the centuries.  In the fifteenth century a Carthusian monk divided the rosary into fifteen decades and a Dominican assigned mysteries to each of the decades.  These mysteries were events in the life of Jesus as written in the gospels.  By meditating on these events even the illiterate could know the stories in the Bible.  These decades were the same as ours except for the last two Glorious mysteries.  In these two, the Coronation and the Assumption together made up the fourteenth decade and the fifteenth decade was the last Judgement.

 

On October 16th 2002, Pope John Paul 11 declared that the following year would be the “Year of the Rosary”.  For the first time in centuries a change was made to the rosary.  The Pope added and defined 5 new mysteries that concerned events in the public life of Jesus.  These new mysteries were called the “Luminous Mysteries” or  “Mysteries of Light.

 

Today’s complete rosary is now made up of twenty decades of  the Hail Mary, separated by an Our Father and a Glory Be and sometimes the Fatima prayer.  Evidence again that the rosary is a living prayer that grows with the church.  We usually break the rosary into four sets – The joyful Mysteries, The Sorrowful Mysteries, The Glorious Mysteries and the Mysteries of Light.  One set is prayed on a rosary that has five decades.  Each set is prayed on designated days of the week.  There are variations however, and in some countries the rosary may even have different mysteries.

 

Despite all the additions and changes, the important core of the rosary has always remained the same.  It is a way for God’s people to make holy the day, and to remember the life of Jesus and his mother.  May these humble origins always be with us each time we pray the rosary.

 

The Rosary is a meditation on events in the life of Christ which is sometimes called “the Gospel in miniature”.  Jesus lived with his mother for thirty years in their home in Nazareth.  During his public life, Mary was never far from him.  It is reasonable to say that since she lived with her Son until he reached the age of thirty, Mary strove to be close to him as much as possible during his public life.  The woman who accompanied Mary also sought to be near Jesus.  Mary’s life with Christ as Mother of the Incarnate Word places her first in the order of grace after Christ.  Mary gives to us the font of Christ’s graces to us in the rosary.

 

The meditation of the Rosary are reflected in Mary’s heart, for she “……kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19)

 

Candle……………..

Each Year Our Pilgrims leave a large candle at the side of the Grotto as a sign of prayer for our parishes and for those who asked us to pray for them and to light a candle.

A lighted candle is a reminder to all of us of God’s presence in our lives.

We bring the candle in procession on the day that will be arranged whilst in Lourdes.

A collection will be made to cover the cost of the candle.

                                                                                                                                                  

            

  

 

                                                                                                                                           

 

Response:  Be not afraid.  I go before you always.  Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

  1. You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst.  You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way.  You shall speak your words in foreign lands and they will understand.  You shall see the face of  God and live.  R.

 

  1.  If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall

not drown.  If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.  

If you stand before the pow’r of hell and death is at your side, know that I am with you through it all.   R.

 

  1. Blessed are you poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.  Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.  And if wicked ones insult and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you.  R

 

Response:  Holy Virgin Mary.

 

You are the honour, you are the glory of our people.  R.

You are the glory of Jerusalem.  R.

You are the greatest joy of Israel.  R.

You are the highest honour of our race.  R

You are the honour, you are the glory of our people.  R

 

May you be blest by the Lord most high.  R.

Now and for all ages with out end.  R.

Give praise to God in the Church of Christ.  R.

 

You are the honour, you are the glory of our people, Holy Virgin Mary.

 

  1. Christ, be our light!  Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness.  Christ be our light!  Shine in your church gathered today.
  1. Longing for peace, our world is troubled.  Longing for hope, many despair.  Your word alone has power to save us.  Make us your living voice.   R.

 

  1. Longing for food, many are hungry.  Longing for water, many still thirst.  Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed.  R.

 

  1.  Many the gifts, many the people, many the hearts that yearn to belong.  Let us be servants to one another, making your kingdom come.  R.

 

  1. Here I am, Lord.  Is it I, Lord?  I have heard you calling in the night.  I will go, Lord, if you lead me.  I will hold your people in my heart.

 

  1. I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.  All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.  I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.  Who will bear my light to them?  Whom shall I send.  R.
  2. I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.  I will set a feast for them.  My hand will save.  Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.  I will give my life for them.  Whom shall I send.  R.

 

    1. The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.

 

  1. The Lord is my shepherd.  There is nothing I shall want.  Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose.  R.

 

  1. Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit.  He guides me along the right path.  He is true to his name.  R.

 

  1. Surely his goodness and kindness shall follow me, all the days of my life.  In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell, for ever and ever.  R.

 

    1. Sing a new song unto the Lord, let your song be sung from mountains high.  Sing a new song unto the Lord, singing Alleluia.

 

  1. Yahweh’s people dance for joy, oh come before the Lord and play for him on glad tambourines, and let you trumpet sound.  R.

 

  1.  Rise, O children, from your sleep, your  

Saviour now has come, and he has turned your   sorrow to joy, and filled your soul with song.  R

 

  1.  Glad my soul, for I have seen the glory of the Lord. The trumpets sounds, the dead shall be raised.  I know my Saviour lives.  R.

 

 

      

 

Everyday events of our Pilgrimage

 

Morning Prayer:.  Hotel

 

Mass each day

 

Penitential Service (Sacrament of Confession)

Ceremony of Healing( during Mass for the sick)


Stations of the Cross ( Upper and Lower)

 

Times and places will be announced.  Check notice board.

 

Other events everyday:  Sacrament of Confession  10am – 11.00am & 2.30pm – 6.00pm. Reconciliation Chapel ( near Crown Virgin Statue)

 

Baths:  9.00am – 11.00am & 2.30pm – 4.00pm.

 

International Mass: 9.30am Sunday in the Underground Basilica of  St. Pius at 9.30am:  

Blessed Sacrament Procession and blessing of the sick in the underground Basilica of St. Pius X

9.00pm:  Marion Torchlight Procession.

 

We wish to say thank you to everyone who has been involved in any way to make our Pilgrimage run smoothly, and we hope it has been a time of Blessing for all of us.  God Bless.  Breda and Fr. Bernard.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes:  Pray for us.

 

St. Bernadette:  Pray for us.

 

                      

 

Prayer

Dear, Father, lover of humanity, you continue to believe in us even when we have lost faith in ourselves.

You continue to seek us and find us, no matter how lost we may be.

We thank you for your patience and love.

This time of pilgrimage is yet another gift from you.

– A time to renew and refresh us.

– A time for us to set our lives in order,

– A time for us to taste and see that  our God is with us,

Here we stand in confidence and through the intercession of  Mary, our Mother and St. Bernadette,

We beg your grace for everyone who comes to this holy place and an extra grace for those who are sad or troubled, broken or lost. Amen.

 

         


                  

 

 

The Feast of All Saints

 

Today’s feast celebrates the saints, holy men and woman of every time and place, who walked the way of faith.  We give thanks to God for the example of their lives.

 

Prayer of the Faithful

Let us confidently present our prayers before God of all good gifts.

  1. That all members of the Church grow in the ways of holiness.  Lord, hear us.
  2. That those who are persecuted because of their faith be strengthened by the message of the Gospel.  Lord, hear us.
  3. That those who are plagued by doubt or despair may be supported by fellow pilgrims on the journey of faith.  Lord, hear us.
  4. That our commemoration this week of all the faithful departed may inspire us to deeper faith, hope and love.  Lord, hear us.
  5. That our devotion to the saints may bring us closer to Christ, the model of true holiness.  Lord, hear us.
  6. That those who have gone before us on life’s journey may rejoice in the kingdom prepared for them.  Lord, hear us.

O God you are the joy of all the saints.  May the blessedness of your kingdom be established on earth, and may we rejoice in the knowledge that our prayers are heard.  We make these and all our prayers through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.  Amen.

 

All Saints –  God’s work of art

 

We are all different, all unique, all God’s work of art.

 

We remember today all our saints, all the human race who have reached God.

Each person, man or woman, young or old, mirrors something of the face of God.

 

And there is a common thread which unites us all:

Our need for love and community, for home and acceptance, for love, respect, forgiveness.

 

And the need to love:

The desire to make this world a better place, to create with God a world of justice, love and peace.

 

Because the world is full of people, it is charged with the grandeur of God.

 

We look at everyone and listen to them, and see and hear in them the glory of God.

 

The feast of All Saints honours us all, living and dead.  The feast celebrates those gone before us and proclaims with love that the finest common thread among us is that we are children of God, friends of Jesus Christ and the place where God’s glory dwells.

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Prayer to Our Lady

O Mary, our Mother, you gave Bernadette Soubirous the experience of your Sweet Presence, and made her responsible for a message, that echoes the Word of God which is entrusted to the Church.

The offering we make here today of ourselves before you, must be the personal work of each

one of us, of each pilgrim.  Mary, you know our sufferings and our hopes.  You understand, only

as a mother can, our trials between good and evil, between light and darkness, hear our prayer,

which we entrust entirely to your maternal love today.

May we never turn our backs on the teachings

of your Son, but may we always carry the Message of Lourdes, which is the Message of the Gospel, wherever we go.  Amen.

                 

                                                        

 

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Dear Jesus, we are about to walk the Way of the Cross with you and your Mother Mary.

We firmly believe that all things written by the prophets concerning you will be accomplished.  For our sake you will be delivered into the hands of the enemy, mocked, scourged, spat upon.  Then you will be put to death and on the third day you will rise again.

 

The first station…………………….

We adore thee O Christ and we bless thee.

 

The Mysteries of the Rosary

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries

 

  1.  The agony in the Garden.

“In his anguish he prayed with all the greater intensity, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground”  (Luke: 22: 44)

 

  1. The Scourging at the Pillar.

“Pilate released Barabbas to them.  Jesus, however, he first had scourged then handed him over to be crucified”  (Matthew:  27: 26)

 

  1. The Crowning with Thorns.

Weaving a crown of thorns, they fixed it on his head…..Then they began to mock him, saying  “Hail king of the Jews”   (Matthew: 27:29)

 

  1. The Carrying of the Cross.

“In the end, Pilate handed Jesus over to be crucified.  Jesus was led away, and carrying his cross by himself, he went out to what is called the place of the Skull”   (Jn. 19: 16-17)

 

  1. The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus.

There they crucified him….Jesus said, “it is finished”  He bowed his head and delivered over his spirit.  (Jn. 19: 18, 30)

 

The Glorious Mysteries

 

  1. The Resurrection.

Jesus rose from the dead early on the first day of the week.  He first appeared to Mary Magdalene.  (Mk:16 –9)

      

  1. The Ascension.

“Then Jesus led them out to Bethany, and with hands upraised, blessed them.  As he blessed, he left them, and was taken up into heaven”  (Lk:24: 50-51)

 

  1. The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

“Suddenly there came a noise like a strong, driving wind…Tongues of fire appeared, which parted and came to rest on them.  All were filled with the Holy Spirit”.  (Act:2 2-3)

 

  1. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into Heaven.

“Christ was raised from the dead so we too might live a new life.  If we have been united with him through likeness to his death, so shall we be, through his resurrection”.  (Rom. 6:5)

 

  1. The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin as Queen of Heaven.

“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars”  (Rev: 12:1)

 

The Joyful Mysteries.

 

  1. The Annunciation.

“The angel said to Mary: Do not fear; you have found favour with God.  You shall conceive and bear a son, and give him the name Jesus”  (Lk. 1:30-31

 

  1. The Visitation.

“Elizabeth cried out:  Blessed are you among woman, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.  Who am I that the mother of my Lord should come to me.  (Lk: 2:7)

 

  1. The Birth of Jesus.

“She gave birth to her first born and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the Inn.  (Lk: 2:7)

 

  1. The Presentation in the Temple.

“Simeon blessed God with these words:  Now Master, you can let your servant go in peace.  My eyes have witnessed your saving deed, a light to enlighten the gentiles, the glory of your people Israel.  LK: 2: 28-31)

 

  1. The finding in the temple.

On the third day they came upon him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  (LK: 2:46)

 

The Mysteries of Light.

 

  1. Jesus is baptised in the Jordan.

“Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised in the Jordan by John.  A voice came from heaven “You are my beloved Son.  My favour rests on you”.  (Mk:1:9 – 11)

 

  1. The manifestation of Jesus at the wedding in Cana.

Jesus performed the first of his signs at Cana in Galilee.  He revealed his glory and his disciples believed in him”  (Jn.2-11)

 

  1. Jesus proclaims the Kingdom of God, and calls us to conversion.

“Jesus appeared in Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God.  “The kingdom of God is at hand!  Reform your lives and believe in the Gospel”.  

 

  1. The Transfiguration.

“Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain.  He was transfigured before their eyes”.  (Mk: 9:2)

 

  1. The Last Supper and the Institution of the Eucharist.

“During the meal Jesus took bread, blessed it broke it, and gave it to his disciples.  “Take this and eat, this is my body”  (Mt 26: 26)

 

 The  Family that Prays

                     Together  stays  Together

              

                                                                                               

 

                                                           

 

  

 

                                                                                      

             

 

                                                           

 

  

                

 

The Morning Offering

 

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

I offer you my prayers, works and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions

of all my friends and neighbours, and in particular for the following intention (pause and make intention).  I make this prayer through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Hi Sinead, these are the psalms for the Masses etc.

 

  1. Holy Virgin Mary  (I have asked Rosemary to learn this and she said she will)
  2. And holy is His name, through all generations.  Everlasting is his mercy to the people he has chosen, and holy is his name.  (365 Hymns Old & New.  – you sang this a couple of years back).  (Sinead)
  3. Sing a new song unto the Lord.  (Sinead)
  4. Christ be our light.  (Rosemary)
  5. Here I am, Lord.  (Breda)
  6. And I will raise you up on Eagles Wings.  (Rosemary)

 

Above for the masses – not in correct order…………….

 

Penitential:  Only in God.

Healing Mass:  The Lord will heal the broken Hearted.

Final Mass:  May the road rise to meet you.

 

I have made out a separate hymn sheet with:

Set your Heart on the higher gifts.

A time to remember (Mass for the dead)

Down to the river to pray.

These can be sung at Communion time and also you bring a couple of your own choice.

Enclosed are the hymn sheets for each day.  I have made up a file for you with Resp. Psalms and hymn sheet for each day, also Morning Prayer & Mass Booklets .  It’s the same as other years, Sinead.  

 

Antonio Rosmini (1797 – 1855)

 

Antonio Rosmini was born in 1797 at Rovereto, in northern Italy.  His family was noble and wealthy.  As a boy he gave early signs of the sanctity and learning that was to adorn his later life.  He was ordained at the age of 24, and seven years later commenced the foundation of the Society of Charity – the Rosminians.

Pope Gregory XVI in the document approving the Rosminian congregation said of him: “A man of excellent and pre-eminent genius, adorned with extraordinary gifts of mind, illustrious in the highest degree for knowledge of things divine and human, but not less remarkable for his piety, religion, virtue, prudence and for his wonderful zeal for the Catholic religion and towards the Apostolic See”.

Rosmini was also a great philosopher.  In his writings he endeavoured to lay down sound principles of thought; unsound philosophy has been the cause of many errors and is an obstacle to the faith and to good morals

He died on the feast of the Precious Blood, July 1st 1855, and is buried at Stresa.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

The Maxims of Antonio Rosmini

  1. To desire only and without limit to please God, that is, to be just.
  2. To direct all our thoughts and actions to the increase, and to the glory, of the Church of Jesus Christ.
  3. To remain perfectly tranquil as to all that is Divinely ordained, in regard to ourselves, or even to the Church of Jesus Christ; and, in labouring for the Church, to follow the indication of the Divine will.
  4. To abandon ourselves wholly to Divine Providence.
  5. To acknowledge profoundly our own nothingness.
  6. To regulate all the occupations of our life with a spirit of intelligence.

 

Pope Paul VI in 1972 said:  Rosmini was a great man, too little known today.  He was a man of great learning and wisdom, and he wrote 93 books full of profound thought covering all fields of knowledge; philosophy, ethics, politics, sociology theology etc.

His thinking and spirit ought to be made known and imitated; and perhaps he himself should be invoked as a Protector in heaven.

We look forward to the day when that will happen………..

 

Order of Petitions

(How we should pray)

 

  1. For our Holy Father the Pope and the wants of the Universal Church, that God will send labourers into His harvest.
  2. For the Society of Charity and all Religious Orders.
  3. For our own and all other Civil Governments.
  4. For the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese.
  5. For our parents, friends and benefactors.
  6. For those commended to our prayers.
  7. For our enemies and persecutors.
  8. For the conversion of infidels, heretics and sinners.
  9. For the sick, the tempted the afflicted, and the dying.

 

Lord, we pray that you look with favour on the cause of your servant, Antonio Rosmini.

Most holy Mother of Sorrows, to whom Rosmini consecrated his Institute of Charity, we beg you to intercede with your Son, our Lord, to hear our humble

 

    

 

Liturgy of the Water Way.

Hymn:  Down to the river to pray.

As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way.  And who shall wear the starry crown, good Lord, show me the way.

Oh brother/ (sister/father/mother)   lets go down, come on down, don’t you want to go down?  Oh…………lets go down, down to the river to pray.

 

Hymn:  Come to the water.

Come to the water! You who are thirsty! Though you have nothing I bid you come!  And be filled with the good things I have to offer! Come! Listen! Live!

 

Why spend your money on what cannot fill the emptiness deep in your Heart?  Listen to my word and you will enjoy, goodness and peace in your heart.  Come to the water…

 

Just as the heavens are high above earth, my ways and thoughts beyond you!  Call me your Father and know I am near!  I will be Father to you!  Come to the water…….

 

Just as the rain falls to water the earth; just as a seed becomes bread.  My word upon you can never return until my longing is filled.  Come to the water……..

 

Set your hearts on the higher gifts.

Set your heart on the higher gifts; on the things that come from your Maker in heaven.  These three gifts are all that remain; faith, hope and love, and the greatest is love.

 

If I speak with the tongues of the living, and of angels, but speak without love, I am only brass without song, an empty noise on the wind.  Set your heart…………………..

 

And if I understand ev’ry mystery, having wisdom, but think without love, had I faith to scatter the hills, I am nothing at all.  Set your heart……………………….

 

And if I should renounce all my riches, feed the hungry, give over my life; without love my profit is loss, my caring finds no reward.  Set your heart…………..

 

There is a place (A time to remember)

 

There is a time to remember, a time to recall the trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls.

There is a time to be grateful for moments so blessed, the jewels of our memory where love is our guest.

 

There is gold that is gleaming in a past we once knew, in our tears and our laughter, ‘twas love brought us through.

There’s a road we have travelled where sunlight has kissed, that carries us onwards when loved ones are missed.  

 

(Refrain)  There is treasure in our fields, there is treasure in our skies, there is treasure in our dreaming from the soul to the eye.  For wherever we gather in the light of God’s grace, and for all whom we remember there will ever be a place.

 

In the quiet of the evening, at the close of the day, we will rest from our journey to the Lord we will pray.

May we thank God for blessings for the moments we shared as we look for tomorrow, close by us they’ll stay.

 

Down to the river to pray.

 

As I went down to the river to pray, studying about that good old way.  And who shall wear the starry crown, good Lord, show me the way.

Oh brother, lets go down, come on down, don’t you want to go down?  Oh brother*, lets go down, down to the river to pray.

*Sister……………..

*Father………………………….

*Mother………………….

 

May the road rise to meet you (chorus)

May the road rise to meet you,  may the wind be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face.  May the rain fall softly on your fields and until we meet again, may you keep safe in the gentle, loving arms of God.

 

     

 

“Do this in Memory”  Mass Dates.

Saturday 12th October: Enrolment Day. (Fatima School – in St. Josephs Church Fatima at 7.00pm Mass)

“Do this in Memory”

 

Sunday 3rd November:  31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sunday 24th  November:  Feast of Christ the King.  

Sunday 15th December: 3rd Sunday of Advent.  

Sunday 26th January: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  

Sunday 16th February: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Sunday 23rd  March: 3rd Sunday of Lent. (Kilcurry Church)

Sunday 13th April:  Palm Sunday.  

Sunday, 4th May:  3rd Sunday of Easter.  

 

Saturday 17thth May:  First Holy Communion

Sunday 22nd June:  Feast of Corpus Christi.  (Body and Blood of Christ)  

Dear Parents, these are the dates you are asked to bring your child to Mass as part of the “Do this in Memory programme”.  This is part of the Preparation for First Holy Communion.  Mass  in St. Oliver’s Church on Saturday’s at 7.30pm.  

 

Thank You.

 

Lourdes is among the most celebrated and well known Marion Shrines in the world and holds a unique interest for the Irish People.  Each year millions travel there to pray at the Grotto where our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette and to experience the very special atmosphere of devotion and peace which is to be found there.

We have a full Spiritual Programme:

Spiritual Director is Fr. Bernard Hughes I. C.

Our programme in Lourdes includes visits to the historic sites associated with St. Bernadette and pilgrims take part in the official ceremonies of the Shrine – Eucharistic Procession, Blessing of the Sick and Marion Torchlight Procession.

      Book now at Premier Travel, Cork,

Tel: 021 4277700

Or Mrs Breda Fleming,

Tel: 021 4776134

 

         

                        

    

 

   

 

 

 

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Today’s feast speaks to us of the powerful grace of God, by which Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was preserved free from all trace of sin from the first moment of her existence.  We give praise to God, fount of all grace and source of Mary’s holiness, as we honour her on this day.

 

Prayer of the faithful

 

We bring our prayers with confidence before the God who favoured Mary, even before she was born.  God wants to favour each of us this day, and those we remember.

 

  1. For the Pope and bishops of the Church, that they may be guided and inspired as they lead God’s people.  Lord, hear us.
  2. For all the followers of Jesus, that they may seek the ways of holiness and give witness in their lives to the grace and goodness of God.  Lord, hear us.
  3. For an end of violence and war in our world.  Lord, hear us.
  4. For courage and strength for all who feel trapped in addiction, that they may walk in faith towards the freedom of the children of God.  Lord, hear us.
  5. For the sick and those who care for them, that they may be blessed.  Lord, hear us.
  6. For all who have died.  Lord, hear us.
  7. For the needs of this community.  Lord, hear us.

Loving God, you favoured Mary in a special way.  For this we thank you and praise you.  Let us experience your grace this day as we make our prayers in the name of Jesus, son of Mary, and your beloved Son, Our Lord and Saviour.  Amen.

 

Privileged at birth

 

Mary is praised with many titles, Immaculate Conception is one of them.

And often we don’t know their full meaning.

 

Her names of praise are remembered because she was the mother of Jesus,

and lived through her life the love and call of God in a way that was unusual.

 

A woman of faith who believed that her son was God when he was dying on the cross;

A woman of trust who believed in God’s promise to her even when Jesus seemed the weakest of human beings;

a woman of hope as she carried her dead Son’s body to the tomb.

 

And who was not surprised when he appeared to her later, for she believed that he would rise from death as God had promised and Jesus had said, though she might not have known how he would rise.

 

Mary, girl and woman

of faith which gave her roots,

of hope which gave her courage,

of love which made life worthwhile.

 

Because of the depth of her faith and hope,

and the brightness of love in her soul,

we know that at the moment of birth she was privileged with grace

and we can say Immaculate Conception

 

               

 

                        

 

Mary, you are blessed

 

Blessed are you Mary, happy in your searching for and finding the truth and word of God within you.

 

And you are blessed because you knew you were helpless and only God could give you the life your soul looked for.

 

And blessed are you, for your life was poor in spirit, gentle; blessed are you for you could mourn and laugh, and make peace among people.

 

And you are blessed in your pain of giving your son back to God.

 

Blessed are you when you heard the grief of Jesus’ disciples; and blessed are you when you heard their joys.  Blessed are you when you taught them to pray;

Blessed are you in meeting your risen Son, face to face, and within the community of the disciples he left in your care.

 

Blessed are you, and we praise you, Mary, mother of God, pray for us, sinners, now and at the hour of our death.  Amen.

 

               

 

              

 

The feast of the Assumption of the

Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

Today we celebrate the Assumption of Mary.  Mary’s “yes” to God’s call provides a wonderful example for all of us to follow.  “The Almighty has done great things for her” and we join our praise to the generations who call her blessed.

 

God has done great things for us in Christ his Son.  Let us bring our needs before him with great trust and confidence.

 

  1. That all who believe in Jesus may grow in faith through the prayers of Mary.  Lord, hear us.
  2. That all in positions of authority may seek to serve as Mary served.  Lord, hear us.
  3. That all mothers may experience the power of Mary’s intercession.  Lord, hear us.
  4. That like Mary, we may hear the word of God and do it.  Lord, hear us.
  5. That are own special needs may win God’s favour.  Lord, hear us.

 

Lord, you looked on the lowliness of Mary, and raised her up in glory.  Raise us up also to share with her the fullness of that redemption won for us by your Son.  We ask this through the same Christ, our Lord.

“Mary was someone who knew death close at hand”

 

She turned to God for help as all of do in bereavement, when her husband died.

She knew the death of mother and father, and the support of cousins and relations at a time of mourning.

 

She would pray often as we pray ourselves at times of loss, “He has come to my help, mindful of his mercy”.

 

Did she not ponder the mystery of life and death, seeking consolation and comfort in loneliness like any woman and man, like ourselves?

 

One of us in life, she is now alive with God, as we shall be in eternity.

 

At the cross she heard the words of Jesus, giving her as mother to another.  She seemed to lose her son totally on the cross; she lost him to violence and to pain as he died for the life of the world.

 

She believed that he would rise; but she did not know how or when.  Her faith was her comfort, as Jesus gave up his spirit.

 

She was no stranger to death; and she was blessed, graced by God, in her mourning.

 

She knew that death was not final, and lived her life in the air of eternity, having welcomed the Son of Heaven into her womb.

 

In Mary eternity joined earth in the closest possible bond; in Mary earth has joined eternity, as she now enjoys the presence of God, body and soul in the life of God.

 

As she was on earth, we are called to be: carriers of God in our lives; as she is in heaven, we one day shall be, as God carries us in his arms, welcoming us home into our eternal home.

        

 

                         

 

                     

 

 

 

Prayer to Mary, Mother of Jesus

Mary,

I have always imagined you to be young with serene beauty

Sun-kissed face that searched the heavens

With questions only answered deep within your heart.

With great love you carried your child

Watching him grow ‘neath the moon of Israel and under Egypt’s stars.

 

You took the splinters from His dusty hands turning wood on Joseph’s bench

And held Him close when he spoke of things

You could only carry in your heart.

 

Did you know what lay ahead?  How he would heal the sick, raise the dead.  Find the lost and see the hungry fed?

Little children would be well again.  The blind would see

Lazarus would rise and the lame run free.

 

Did you know that your heart would break?  When he was bound and beaten – hung upon a tree

For all the world to see – the sin of humanity.

 

Did your heart almost burst – when you heard the tomb was empty?

Did you run to see and cry again so many tears of joy?

 

In Heaven you do not age and you are forever young you are beautiful because you love.  May we know that love in protection

In affection, in direction – Just as you watched over your own Son

Watch over us

 

Help us to find that pure place in our heart

Beyond cynicism – beyond hate – beyond fear

 

Turn your gentle face towards us that we might listen to your Cana words – “Do as he tells you”

 

May we walk one day when life is done

Through the fields of Paradise

Forever young

Enfolded in your mystery O woman clothed in the sun.

Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy

“Be merciful just as your Father is Merciful”

On the 8th December, 2015, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door which became a Door of Mercy, inviting everyone in to experience the love of God who consoles, pardons and gives hope.

Jesus our Saviour, leads us on our pilgrimage of “Grace and Mercy” by how he lived his life.  Jesus tells us:  

“Judge not, and you will not be Judged;

Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Give and it will be given unto you……………..

For the measure you give will be the measure you get back” (Lk 6: 37-38).

Our pilgrimage during the “Holy Jubilee Year” should be lived more intensely as a time to celebrate and experience God’s mercy.

                                                

 

THE PILGRIM’S COMMANDMENTS

+    Do not feel obliged to attend everything that is on offer each day in Lourdes.

 

+    Conserve your strength, there is no merit in tiring yourself out.

 

+    Make the Mass the central activity of your day.

 

+   If possible try to celebrate Morning Prayer with your fellow-pilgrims.

 

+    Always double-check each day about times and venues for your pilgrimage

events.

 

+    Try not to be late for meals in the hotel.

 

+    Even of others ignore it, observe the silence around the Domain and in the churches and chapels.

 

+    Wherever possible, keep the spirit of the pilgrimage by joining in with others rather than doing things alone.

 

+    Don’t be afraid to participate fully, to pray fervently and to sing from the heart.

 

+    Enjoy the social occasions with your fellow pilgrims.

 

+    Resist the temptation to kill time, it is too precious.

 

+    Cultivate a “pilgrim mentality” which accepts the minor

      inconveniences that go with accommodating so many pilgrims.

 

+     Consider visiting some of the shrines at off-peak times.

 

+    Remember that no question is silly if you need to ask it.

 

  

 

The Feast of The Epiphany of the Lord.

 

On this feast of the Epiphany we celebrate the journey of the Magi – a journey that is the pattern of our Christian living.  The light of Christ shines beyond boundaries.  The gift of salvation is for all.

 

Prayer of the Faithful

Just as the star led the Magi to find the Infant Jesus and pay him homage, so will God guide us in all we do.  Let us pray for his guidance in our lives and let us remember the needs of our world.

  1. That the church may be a guiding light, leading all people to salvation in Christ.  Lord, hear us.
  2. That Christians may grow in appreciation of the guidance of God’s Spirit in their daily living.  Lord, hear us.
  3. That all church leaders may be gifted with the discernment and courage they need as they serve God’s people.  Lord, hear us.
  4. That all our plans and projects, all our work and leisure, all our relationships and concerns at the beginning of this New Year may be guided and blessed as we place them in God’s hands.  Lord, hear us.
  5. That those who suffer from illness, pain or sorrow may find healing and support.  Lord, hear us.
  6. That all who have died may have everlasting life and peace.  Lord, hear us.

Great and wonderful God, you are worthy of all homage.  Hear the prayers we make in the name of Jesus, your Son, our Lord.  Amen.

 

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thank you, God for everything – the big things and the small –

for every good gift comes from You, the Giver of  them all.

And all too often we accept without any thanks or praise, the gifts you send as blessings each day in many ways.

And so at this Thanksgiving time we offer up a prayer

to thank You, God, for giving us a lot more than our share.

First, thank You for the little things that often come our way –

the things we take for granted and don’t mention when we pray –

The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful, kindly deed,

a hand reached out to help us in the time of sudden need.

Oh, make us more aware, dear God, of little daily graces

that come to us with sweet surprise from never-dreamed-of places.

Then thank You for the miracles we are much to blind to see,

and give us new awareness of our many gifts from Thee.

And help us to remember that the key to life and living

is to make each prayer a prayer of thanks and every day

Thanksgiving.

 

                       

 

Feast of St. Patrick

On this feast-day of Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland, we gather to worship the Triune God as Patrick did some centuries ago with Ireland’s early Christians.  With gratitude in our heart for the gift of faith we bring our petitions before God, confident that our prayers will be heard.

 

  1. That Ireland and its people may always treasure their Christian heritage.  Lord, hear us.
  2. That young people, inspired by the example of Patrick, may take up the missionary challenges of our time as joyful witnesses to the gospel.  Lord, hear us.
  3. That parishes and communities may reach out in welcome to those who have come from other lands, and be enriched with their presence and their gifts.  Lord, hear us.
  4. That Irish people all over the world may enjoy God’s favour.  Lord, hear us.
  5. That those in need, at home and abroad, may experience care and compassion.  Lord, hear us.
  6. That those who have died may enter into their heavenly inheritance.  We remember all our brothers and sisters who have died far from their homeland.  Lord, hear us.

 

God of our Fathers, we thank you for the gift of faith and for the life and example of St. Patrick.  Hear our prayers we make in the name of Jesus, your Son, who is Lord forever and ever.  Amen.

 

Breastplate

 

Christ be with me, Christ about me

Christ beside me as I go

Christ be in me Christ around me

Christ within, above, below.

 

Christ encircle every heart

Christ encircle every part

Christ be with me

Christ surround me

Christ be near and never far.

 

Christ to guide me on my journey

Christ to shield me from the night

Christ to lead me on each journey

Christ my hope, my life, my light.

Christ to save me from all sin

Christ to call me deep within

Christ to guide me on each journey

Christ my heart to ever fill.

 

                                

 

                             

 

            

 

           

                                                                                                                                                                      

 

                                  

 

Symbols and Gestures used in Baptism

 

Water

Water symbolizes the gift of new life.  We must continue to nurture and take care of that new life.

 

Sign of the Cross

The sign of the Cross which is made on your child’s forehead, claims him/her for Christ.

 

Oils

Oils suggest strength, energy, power.  It is used in Baptism as a symbol of Christ, who will be with your Child.

 

Baptismal Robe

Clothing with the white garment, symbolizes his/her new Christian dignity.

 

Lighted Candles

The Paschal Candle represents the Risen Christ the light of the world.  Your small candle lighted from the Paschal candle, is a sign that Christ shares his life and love with your child.

 

What do I need to bring to the Church on the day of my child’s Baptism?

 

  1. Baptismal Candle.
  2. White Shawl.
  3. Baptismal Registration Form (filled in exactly as it is on the Birth Certificate).

 

Living the Eucharist

 

In this prayer, we pause over different moments and words from the Mass, to remind ourselves of how much is contained in what is so familiar to us.

 

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you.

Grace, love fellowship – that each of us may carry this Blessed Trinity in our hearts and minds.

 

Christ have mercy.

May all who call on the Lord have a deep realisation that their lives and existence are bathed in inexhaustible compassion.

 

This is the Word of the Lord.

That our hearts may be rich soil, ready and receptive, where the gospel grows strong roots and bears rich fruit.

 

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

For the goodness of life, for the wonder of the world, for the miracle of love, for the beauty of the seasons, for the renewal of hope, we bless you Lord.

 

Pray that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.

May our lives be a spiritual sacrifice to God, offered in Jesus’ own spirit, with single-minded trust.

 

Lift up your hearts.

May the celebration of the Eucharist be an uplifting experience for all; may it give us new heart for living.

 

Do this in memory of me.

As we obey the Lord’s command, may our remembering keep us in touch with who he is and what we are.

 

Prayer to Our Lady of Lourdes

 

O Ever Immaculate Virgin Mother of Jesus, mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comfort of the afflicted. You know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings; please cast on me a look of pity.

By appearing at the Grotto of Lourdes, you made

it a privileged sanctuary, in which you

give your favours.  Already many sufferers

have obtained the cure of their infirmities,

both spiritual and corporal.

I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence,

to ask your maternal intercession.

Obtain, O loving Mother the grant of my requests.

Through gratitude of your favours, I will try

to imitate your virtues, that I may one day

see your glory.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Mother of Mercy  – pray for us.

St. Bernadette – pray for us.

 

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 +  O God come to our aid.

   O Lord, make haste to help us.

   Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

  As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be world without

   end.  Amen.

 

Hymn: (spoken) Mary, crowned with living light, temple of the Lord, place of peace and holiness, shelter of the Word.

Mystery of sinless life in our fallen race. Free from shadow you reflect, plenitude of grace.

Virgin-mother of our God, lift us when we fall.  Who were named upon the Cross, Mother of us all.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Heaven sings your praise; Mary magnifies your name, through eternal days.

 

Response:  Arise, come to your God, sing him your song of rejoicing.

 

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness.  Come before him, singing for joy.   R.

 

Know that he, the Lord, is God.  He made us we belong to him, we are his people, the sheep of his flock.  R.

 

Indeed how good is the Lord, eternal his merciful love; he is faithful from age to age.  R.

 

Glory be to the Father…………………………

 

Scripture Reading

Decade of the Rosary.

Prayer to our Lady.    Page 1

Morning Offering and Prayer of Intercession.   Page 8.

Hymn.

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The First Joyful Mystery:  The Annunciation.

Scripture Reading: The angel Gabriel said to Mary< “Hail, full of grace, the Lord us with you.  You will conceive in your womb and will bear a son.  The Holy Spirit will come upon you.  Therefore the child to be born will be called Son of God”.  Mary said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to you word”. Then the angel left her.  (Luke 1: 26-38)

 

(together we pray) We worship you, Eternal Word of God, present in the weakness of our flesh.  Open our hearts to your hidden presence in our lives

 

Decade of the Rosary.

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

(Sing) As I kneel before you, as I bow my head in prayer, take this day, make it yours, and fill me with your love.  Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus, tecum, benedicta tu.

 

                                   

 

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The Third Joyful Mystery:  The Birth of Our Lord.

 

Scripture Reading. Joseph went up form Nazareth to Bethlehem, with his wife Mary who was with child.  While they were there, she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.  In the night, the angels said to the shepherds, “A saviour has been born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord.  And this will be the sign for you: you will find a baby lying in a manger”.

 

(together we pray) We adore you, O Jesus, born in poverty of a crib and in the weakness of our flesh.  We entrust you with all the babies born in our world today.

 

Decade of the Rosary.

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

(Sing) All I have I give you, ev’ry dream and wish are yours.  Mother of Christ, Mother of mine, present them to my Lord.  Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus, tecum, benedicta tu.

                            

                                                              

                          

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The 4th Sorrowful Mystery:  Jesus carries the Cross.

 

Scripture Reading:  Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified.  And carrying the cross himself he went out to what was called “the Place of the Skull,”  in Hebrew Golgatha.  There, they crucified him, and with two others, on either side.  (John 10: 16-18)

 

(together we pray)  O Jesus, your way of the cross was also a way of service and love.  Give us our daily strength in our daily crosses.

 

Decade of the Rosary.

 

Prayer of Our Lady (page 1)                        

 

(Sing)  Hail queen of heav’n, the ocean star, guide of the wand’rer here below; thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care; save us from peril and from woe.  Mother of Christ, star of the sea, pray for the wanderer, pray for me.

 

                       

                                             

 

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The 1st Glorious Mystery:  The Resurrection of the Lord.

 

Scripture Reading: On the first day of the week, at early dawn, the woman came to the tomb.  When they entered the tomb, they didn’t find the Lord Jesus’ body.  But two men in dazzling clothes stood there and told them, “Why are you looking for He Who Lives among us is dead?  He isn’t here – he has risen, as he had foretold”.  When they returned from the tomb they told all these things to the others.  (Luke 24: 1-9)

 

(together we pray) Glory to you, Jesus, the Living one.  Stay with us when darkness comes and stir up in us a lively faith.

 

Decade of the Rosary.

 

Prayer to Our Lady (page 1)

 

(Sing)  As I kneel before you, and I see your smiling face, ev’ry thought, ev’ry word is lost in your embrace.  Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu/

 

                                  

 

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The 5th Glorious Mystery:  The Crowning of Mary in Heaven.

 

Scripture Reading:  I, John, your brother and partner in the suffering, had a vision.  A great sign was seen in the sky – a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.  And I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, “Rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them!”.  (Revelation 1: 9; 12: 1, 12).

 

(Together we pray)  Praise to you, Mary: God has crowned you with his tenderness. Come and reign in our families, in our Church, and in our world.

 

Decade of the Rosary.

 

Prayer to our Lody.  (page 1)

 

(Sing)  Be still and know that I am God (3)  I am the Lord that healeth thee (3)  In thee, O Lord, I put my trust (3).

 

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Rathgormack / Clonea Parish

 

November list of your Deceased

“The Souls of the virtuous are in the hands of God”

 

Dear Father, please include the following in the Novena of Masses.

 

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Name:…………………………………Church…………………………………

 

Offering enclosed:……………………………………..

 

Please return to Parochial House or Churches before the 1st November.

 

                                                                         

          

        

                

 

                   

 

                                                                                  

                                                         

                                         

 

                                                                                                              

                    

 

                  

 

     

 

                                                                               

 

Emmanuel: God is with us!

 

The promise made to Mary in her youth: the Son born of you will be called Emmanuel, which means “God is with us”.

She could look back in her old age at the mystery of God being with her, throughout her life.

In pregnancy, as she awaited the birth of Jesus, she was graced with the support of Joseph and Elizabeth; in birth, when her Son was born in poverty, she saw that some rejected, some received him, even at that early age.

And she experienced the death of Joseph and God was with her then, as Jesus and friends consoled her.

And she let Jesus go, the Son whom she loved, to his work for God which involved her in a hidden way.

She watched him die, and he gave her then to his disciples and to the church; “Be their mother”, he said; “This is your Son” as he gave her to John, and she gave him back to God.

And in old age, like all of us, she looked back, and recognised that God was faithful, God was always with her.

She brought God to us in the Word made flesh; and now God welcomes her home, fully alive in his presence.

As she now is, we one day shall be.

Thanks be to God.           

 

                         

 

     

 

  

         

 

Mary’s Dream

 

I had a dream, Joseph, I don’t understand it.  Not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for our Son.  I think that was what it was all about.  The people had been preparing for it for about six weeks.  They

had decorated the house and bought new clothes.  They’d gone shopping many times and bought elaborate gifts.  It was peculiar, though, because

the presents weren’t for our Son.  

They wrapped them in beautiful paper and tied them with lovely bows

and stacked them under a tree.  Yes, a tree Joseph, right in their house.  

They’d decorated the tree also.  The branches were full of glowing balls

and sparkling ornaments.  There was a figure on top of the tree.  It

looked like an angel might look.  Oh, it was beautiful.  Everyone was laughing and happy.  They were all excited about the gifts.  They gave

the gifts to each other Joseph, not to our Son.  I don’t think they even

new Him.  They never mentioned His name.  Doesn’t it seem odd for

people to go to all the trouble to celebrate someone’s birthday if they

don’t know Him.  I had the strangest feeling that if our Son had gone to

this celebration He would have been intruding.

Everything was so beautiful, Joseph, and everyone was so happy,

but it made me want to cry.  How sad for Jesus – not to be wanted

at His own birthday party.

I’m glad it was only a dream.  How terrible, Joseph, if it had been real.

 

Author unknown.

 

                            

 

      

      

 

THE STORY OF BERNADETTE

 

She was born in the Boly Mill in Lourdes on the 7th January 1844.  Her father’s name was Francois Soubirous and her mother’s was Louise Casterot.  She was baptised two days later and called Marie-Bernarde.  At the time of her birth, her parents owned the Boly Mill.  Her mother sent the young child to be fostered in Bartres, where she lived for about sixteen months.  Bernadette later loved to return to Bartres, to visit with Marie Aravant-Lagues, who regarded her as one of the family.

 

Misfortune after misfortune came down on the Soubirous family.  The mill was sold over their heads in 1852 and they were driven out of it in 1854.  They then went to live in the Laborde home.  In 1855 there was a cholera epidemic in Lourdes and poor little Bernadette caught the disease.  She got better, but the disease left its traces with her all her life – tuberculosis and asthma.

 

Her poor father’s affairs went from bad to worse and the family ended up in 1857 living in the Cachot, a one-roomed hovel that had once been the town jail and referred to later as “a foul, sombre hovel” by the Prosecutor Dutour.

 

Bernadette was now thirteen years of age and couldn’t read or write; this was due to the fact of her ill-health and also because the poor child couldn’t go to school or catechism as she had to stay at home and look after her brother while her mother went out to work.  She had not yet made her First Holy Communion.  But, poor and ill as she was, she had learned from her parents a deep spirit of faith

 

Bernadette was reared in grinding poverty, but her home was a very Christian home.  Despite the poverty, it was a cheerful home, because the presence of God enlightened it.  Although her family had known better times, the trial of poverty was accepted without bitterness.  And God, who himself had been poor, picked a child from this poor family as the one who would see His Mother

 

We can easily understand why Bernadette was chosen.  She was very truthful, very frank and notably modest.  The grace of God was with her.  God loved her for her shining innocence.  So it was no accident that God chose her.  Nor was it an accident that he chose the obscure village of Lourdes as the scene of the Apparitions.  As far back as 1062, Bernard the Count, who ruled these lands, vowed himself and his domain to the ancient shrine of Puy, where Our Lady was honoured as the “holy and immaculate Virgin”.  And every 50 years, as a sign of this pledge, the Counts would go over to the Fortress of Lourdes for a day to the Bishop of Puy so that for one day and night the banner of the immaculate Virgin would fly upon its towers.  So it doesn’t seem so strange that it was here in Lourdes that the Mother of God revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception.

 

In September 1857 Bernadette went to Bartres to Marie Lagues to help look after her sheep and returned to the misery of the Cachot in January 1858.  Here at least, she could go to the school of the Sisters of Nevers and prepare for her Holy Communion.

 

It was from this miserable hovel in February 1858 that Bernadette went to gather firewood at the grotto of Massabielle and saw Our Lady there.

 

THE APPARITIONS

 

  1. Thursday, 11th February, 1858.

Bernadette came to grotto with her sister Toinette and her friend Jeanne Abbadie.  They were looking for firewood.  To cross over to the grotto they had to take off their shoes; Bernadette was hesitant in doing this in case it would aggravate her asthma.  She decided to do so and as she was taken of her first stocking, a violent wind arose.  It was about noon.  Bernadette looked back and saw that the trees behind her were not moving.  She took off her second stocking and, looking towards the grotto, she saw, in an opening in the rock there, a Lady in white.  Bernadette, fearing that she was imagining it, blinked her eyes.  But no, the lady was still there.

So Bernadette took out her rosary and tried to bless herself, but couldn’t.  The Lady took her own rosary and made the sign of the cross.  The Lady did not speak, as Bernadette said her Rosary, but let her own beads pass through her fingers.

And just as suddenly she had appeared, the Lady vanished.

 

  1. Sunday, 14th February, 1858.

 

Bernadette set out for the grotto with some companions, went on her knees and started the rosary.  After the first decade, she saw the same Lady.  The child sprinkled holy water at the Lady, who smiled at her.

 

  1. Thursday, 18th February, 1858.

 

Bernadette arrived at the grotto with two ladies to accompany her.  One of the ladies was carrying a blessed candle.  On this day the Lady spoke for the first time.  Speaking in the local dialect, as she did when speaking to the child, the Lady asked Bernadette, “Will you be gracious enough to come here every day for fifteen days?”  Bernadette said she would, if her parents allowed her.  Then the Lady said, “I do not promise to make you happy in this world, but in the next”.

 

  1. Friday, 19th February, 1858.

The Lady appeared and said nothing.

 

  1. Saturday, 20th February, 1858.

The Lady appeared and had a secret conversation with Bernadette and taught her word by word, a prayer for herself, to be said every day of her life.

 

  1. Sunday, 21st February, 1858.

    The Lady appeared to told Bernadette, “You will pray to God for sinners”.

 

  1. Tuesday, 23rd February.

The Lady appeared again and entrusted the child with one or more of three secrets, which were for herself alone.

 

  1. Wednesday, 24th February, 1858.

 The Lady said to Bernadette, “Pray to God for the conversion of sinners” and asked her to kiss the ground as a penance for sinners.  Bernadette did so and turned to the crowed, sobbing, “Penance! Penance! Penance!”

 

    1. Thursday  25th February.

The lady said to Bernadette, “Go, drink at the spring and wash yourself in it”.  The Lady pointed to a spot under the rock.  Bernadette went there and scraped at the dirty, muddy ground with her hands and tried to drink and wash, as she had been told.  Her face was covered with the mud, and those who witnessed this thought she had gone mad.  The place where she scraped, and which now can be seen under a plate glass cover, is the source of the miraculous spring which has never since run dry.

 

  1. Saturday, 27th February, 1858.

 

The Lady spoke to Bernadette and asked her to kiss the ground as a penance for sinners.  Bernadette promptly did so.  She was also told by the Lady, “You will tell the priests to have a chapel built here”.  The child went and saw Abbe Peyramale, the Parish Priest, who told her to say to the Lady that if she had a right to a chapel, prove it by making the rose bush in the grotto flower immediately.

 

  1. Sunday, 28th February, 1858.

  The Lady appeared, but gave no message.

 

  1. Monday, 1st March, 1858.

The Lady appeared again and, noticing that Bernadette was using a friends rosary, asked her to use her own.

 

  1. Tuesday, 2nd March, 1858.

On this day Bernadette got a double commission from the Lady – “Go and tell the priests that people are to come here in procession and to build a chapel here”.  The poor, frightened child took the message to the Parish Priest, who requested that Lady should identify herself.

 

  1. Wednesday, 3rd March, 1858.

The Lady repeated the request for a chapel to be built.  Bernadette went once again and told the Parish Priest.

 

Thursday, 4th March, 1858.

The Lady appeared again on this, the last of the fifteen days, but gave no message and only smiled when Bernadette asked her for her name.

 

  1. Thursday, 25th March, 1858.

It was three weeks later when the Lady appeared again.  Bernadette asked the Lady three times for her name.  When asked a forth time the Lady said “Que soy era Immaculada Councepciou” – “I am the Immaculate Conception”  On this occasion the Lady asked Bernadette to leave her candle at the Grotto.  This request of the Lady started the custom of leaving candles to burn at the Grotto.

 

  1. Wednesday, 7th April, 1858.

The apparition lasted over an hour, with many hundred people present – it was the Wednesday of Easter Week.  And all these people saw that, while in ecstasy, the flame of Bernadette’s candle was playing on her hand for many minutes and left no trace of a burn.  This same “miracle” also happened during the third apparition.

 

  1. Friday 18th July, 1858.

In the evening, the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Lady appeared to Bernadette again.  As the grotto had been barricaded by the authorities, Bernadette went to the field opposite the grotto.  Never again did Bernadette see the Lady in this life.

 

AFTER THE APPARITIONS

 

The civil authorities were bitterly opposed to the visions and did their  utmost to stop the enthusiasm of the crowds until the Emperor himself, Napoleon 111, ordered the barriers removed and gave people free access to the grotto.  Bernadette was one of the first to come and pray at the grotto when the barriers were removed from it.

 

In 1860 she went to stay with the Sisters of Nevers in their Lourdes Hospice and studied there.  The priests and bishops remained prudently reserved and cautious concerning the happenings at the grotto and did just what the Abbe Peyramale, the Parish Priest, told them to do – not to go to the grotto but to “pray and wait”.  Soon he was convinced and approached the Bishop, Msgr. Laurence, who, on the 8th February, 1862, after a long and detailed canonical enquiry, declared that the Mother of God had really appeared eighteen times to Bernadette at the Grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes.

 

On the 7th April, 1864, the Statue at the Grotto was blessed.  Bernadette was unable to be there – she was too ill.  But on that day she asked to be allowed to join the Sisters of Nevers.  She was accepted but told that she would have to wait until her health had improved.  She was present when the Crypt (the first church) was inaugurated on the 19th May, 1866, and at the first Mass at the Grotto, two days later, on the 21st May.

 

On the 3rd July 1866, she went for her last visit to the Grotto with her Mother Superior.  When Mother signified that it was time to go, Bernadette appealed to her, “Let me stay just another little while, it’s my last time”  She kissed the rock fervently and tearfully said, “The grotto was my heaven, I will never be back again”.  She left Lourdes on the 4th July, 1866, arrived in Nevers on the 7th July and received her veil on the 29th July.  In religion she was given her Baptismal name – Sr. Marie-Bernard.

 

She lived her life as a nun in the Convent of St. Gildard in Nevers.  She conscientiously did all the Virgin asked her to do – to pray, to do penance, to mortify herself, to suffer for sinners.  She described herself as “happier on my bed of suffering than a queen on a throne”.  She fell so ill that she had a death-bed profession on the 25th October, 1866.  She was so ill she could not say the formula.  A weak “Amen” was all she could say.  She made her religious profession on the 30th October, 1867.

 

She worked in the infirmary in the Convent up to 1873 and was a wonderful infirmarian.  In 1874 she became sacristan but only for a short period.  She became so seriously ill that she was confined to the infirmary.  Here her holiness showed itself clearly by the way she bore her suffering so calmly.  Her life was  a life of humble simplicity and religious trust and she died, aged thirty five, in an armchair, propped up by pillows to ease her pain.  Her body can be seen in Nevers in a glass coffin, perfect and incorrupt.

Through all her suffering, Bernadette loved.  She is not a saint in heaven today because she had the apparitions at Lourdes, but because she loved.  As she herself would say, “to love is enough”.  She died on the 16th April, 1879, was beatified on the 14th June 1925, and on the 8th December, was canonised by Pope Pius XI.  Her feast day is the 18th February.

 

Out of our battered and scarred existence God’s touch can still

entice a beautiful enchanting melody:

 

THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER’S HAND

 

“It was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth

his while to waste much time on the old violin but held it up with a smile.

“What am I bidding, good folks,”  he cried, “Who’ll start the bidding for me?”

“A dollar, a dollar”; then, “two!”  only two?  Two dollars, and who’ll make it

three?

“Three dollars, once; three dollars, twice; Going for three –“ But no, from

the room, far back, a grey haired man came forward and picked up the bow;

Then wiping the dust from the old violin, and tightening the loose string, he played a melody pure and sweet as a carolling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low,

Said, “What am I bid for the old violin?” and he held it up with the bow.

“A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two?  Two thousand! And who’ll

make it three?  Three thousand once, three thousand twice and going, and gone”, said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried: “We do not quite understand

what changed its worth.”

Swift came the reply:

 

“The touch of the master’s hand”

 

(Myra B. Welch)

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome from Fr. Bernard………………

 

I welcome you all to our Pilgrimage here in Lourdes.  The question I would like

to put too you is “Why do we come on Pilgrimage?” .  So I ask you, please,

to take time and reflect, on what “a pilgrimage is for” and at the end of the six

days, hopefully, through prayer, through silence, through each others company,

you, will come up with the answer –“we come on pilgrimage to become closer to

God, and to receive the many blessings of this pilgrimage, so we can take them

home with us, as a foundation on which we can build our lives in the future”.

Through our celebrations this week we ask that the grace of God will give us

all “New hope” and “Renew our hearts with Christian Joy” .  

As we come together, my prayer for each of you is, “that our faith in Jesus,

and his mother Mary, will be increased and that we will be blessed with love

and peace”.

I take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to all who have helped with the

organization of our pilgrimage, especially to Breda Fleming of the Parish of Innishannon and Nora Reidy of Premier Travel.  Our readers, singers, to Breda for leading us in the singing, and anyone else involved in our liturgies. To our guide here in Lourdes, and all the staff of the Agena Hotel.

Our Masses during the few days will be offered for your intentions, for those

who are sick, and for all our relatives and friends who have died.

I ask you to enjoy your time here.  To take “time to pray, to relax, to reflect and

not over do things”.

 

God Bless.                             

 

Prayer at the Beginning of the Pilgrimage.

 

O Mary, Mother of Jesus, we thank God through you, and ask for a safe and happy pilgrimage while here at Lourdes.  Please help us to spend these few days in prayer and reflection in close union with you.

Teach us to love God and my neighbour more and more.  Help us to do what you would like us to do whilst we are here. Help us to pray.  Obtain for us, and for those we have promised to pray for, all the graces and favours which you know will be for our good and their good.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

  

 

The 18 Apparitions:  Thursday 11/2/1858 – 16/7/1858

 

During the 6th Apparition, Sunday 21/2/1858, the Lady asked Bernadette to pray for sinners.  During the 9th Apparition the Lady directed her under the rock of the grotto where she was  to wash and cleanse herself and drink of the water, later (13th Apparition) the Lady instructed her to have a chapel built there for people to come in procession.

Message of Lourdes

Humility/Poverty:  Bernadette nourished and served others with humility throughout her short life.  Our Lady’s requests through Bernadette is realised today in Lourdes in the way the poor, sick, displaced and disabled are cared for.  The challenge of poverty beckons us to name our true wealth.

Prayer:  Prayer is simply offering ourselves to God in our everyday activities, words and thoughts.  It is a dedication of heart and who we are to God.  Lourdes is calling us to be conscious of how we can be in touch with God’s will for us as Bernadette communed with Our Lady.  Our challenge is to make our daily actions an offering of prayer to God.

Penance:  We all do penance, through sickness, loneliness, bereavement, depression, rejection and in many other quiet ways.  Bernadette’s penance was of mind and body, a conversion of heart, and was offered to God in reparation for sin.  She believed Our Lady’s promise, “I do not promise you happiness in this world, but in the next”.  Our Lady’s call to Bernadette to wash and drink form the fresh spring was a call to Bernadette and ourselves to be renewed and cleansed by the message of the gospel.

A Vibrant Church:  During the 13th apparition, Tuesday 2nd March 1858, Our Lady asked that the priests should lead the people in procession to the grotto and that a chapel should be built there.  As we move around the Domain in torchlight procession or follow the Blessed Sacrament in the underground basilica, we are acknowledging in communion with others, that Jesus Christ is our Saviour.  So we move from the call of Lourdes to the call of the gospels that we participate in the mission and life of the Church in spreading the “Good News”.

 

Our Pilgrimage takes place from the 6th – 11th July 2008.  It is expected that  it will be an extraordinary year as regards to people who will go on pilgrimage there.  For this reason we ask you to book your place as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment.   You can book with Premier Travel, Cork, Tel:  021 4277700 or with the Pilgrimage Leader, Breda Fleming, 021 4776134.  We have a limited number of places.  So book now.

 

Liturgy of the Water Walk

 

Hymn: Lets go down to the river to pray.

 

+ the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

I welcome you all to our Liturgy this afternoon.  We can call it “A Liturgy for the Water Walk”.  In 2002 as water was the pastoral theme for the pilgrimage season, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes created on this the prairie a “Water Walk”.  It is a real pastoral tool which invites pilgrims to walk in Bernadette’s footsteps.

“Go and drink at the spring and wash yourself in it”  Such was the invitation of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette during the Apparition on the 25th February 1858.  And again today Mary invites us with the same words “Go and drink at the spring and wash yourself in it”.  This same water which gushes forth recalls our baptism, a sign of life abundantly given to that we may always be alive in the eyes of God

 

Hymn.  Come to the water.

 

Let us listen together to what happened to Bernadette one morning in February….

 

Reader 1.

 

Reader 2.  

 

Liturgy of the Word.

 

Like the Prophets who made water gush forth from the soil of the Promised Land, Bernadette, on Mary’s indication, made water spring forth from the ground, ordinary water similar to the water which has been flowing on earth since the creation of the world.  But the water

which we shall drink later on, or with which we shall wash our faces, must help to discover Jesus Christ, source of all life.

 

Let us listen to the Prophet Isaiah as he tells us about the promise of God to his people.

 

Reading Isaiah 41: 17-20.

 

Resp. Psalm – sung.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.  4: 7-14.

When a Samaritan woman came to the well where Jesus was, Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink”.  His disciples had gone to a town to buy food.  The Samaritan woman said, “What? You are a Jew, and you ask me, a Samaritan, for a drink?  Jews in fact do not associate with Samaritans.   Jesus replied, “If only you knew what God is offering and who it is that is saying to you: Give me a drink, you would have been the one to ask, and he would have given you living water.  Whoever drinks this water will get thirsty again; but anyone who drinks the water that I shall give, will never be thirsty again.  The water that I shall give will turn into a spring inside them, welling up to eternal life”

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

 

Reflection:

Who is the woman at the well?  She is the confused person, young or old, looking for meaning in life, and wondering where to find it.

 

Who is the woman at the well?  She is the lonely person, young, middle-aged, old who is looking for love, who has looked for it in the wrong place or tasted its pleasures but not its joys.

 

Who is the woman at the well?  You and me, when we fail, when we hate ourselves, when we want freedom from guilt, when we want light not darkness in or lives, when we want to know that love can last, that compassion can heal, that life is forever.

 

The truth that Jesus is God and he is a friend, the truth that love is a mystery and is around us, the truth that God’s love reaches deeply into us and is a wellspring for ever.  

 

This is the promise of Jesus “I will give you living water”.

 

Prayer of Intercession

We have listened to the Word of God.  We know that we are not always in tune with this Word.  We do not always acknowledge that the Lord is first to love us and wishes us to hold our heads high.  Let us not be afraid to ask Him humbly for His living water, and let us not forget to thank Him for what he has always given us.

 

  1. Because, in your love you gave us living water which quenches all thirst, Lord we praise you.  Lord, hear us.
  2. So that people may thirst for your Word which will become in them a source of life.  Lord, Hear us.
  3. Because from the heart of your Crucified Son you made the Spring of grace gush forth, Lord we praise you.  Lord, hear us.
  4. So that we may know how to set aside time to pray and to deepen our faith.  Lord, hear us.

Lord, we know you grant your children what they ask for with a sincere heart.  We ask you to show them your inexhaustible goodness.  Place on their lips words of thanksgiving, and in their hearts the desire to serve you better through all those you may entrust to them.  We praise you Eternal Wisdom of the Father, Jesus Christ and Lord forever.  Amen.

 

Ceremony of the Water and Prayer to Mary.  

 

Water has always been the symbol of life.  The many pilgrims who come to Lourdes know that they are responding to an invitation of love.  Let us rejoice and prepare our hearts to celebrate this meeting with the infinite loving tenderness of the Father.  Let us go to the spring and wash in it.

Now, each one of us will go to the water points in his or her time, to perform, humbly and with faith, this gesture of taking the water.

 

Let us now put our hands forward as a sign of acceptance of this water, and as a gift of ourselves.  In performing this gesture we open ourselves to a deeper truth.  In this way, when we drink this water or wash our faces with it, we will be able to say in the depths of our heart:  Lord, You are the source of life.  Purify me, change my heart, that I May be reborn in You. (Ask people to repeat).

 

(Go to water points to wash or drink,  and return to say our final prayer and blessing)

 

It is Mary, mother of God and Mother of Mankind, filled with the spirit of love, who gathers us around her like her beloved children.  She is the one who presents us to Jesus, her Son.  She is the one who invites us to tell Him again of our trust in Him.  She is the one who wishers to say with us: “Let us open our eyes, let us open our hands, and let us open our hearts”.

 

As we turn to Mary with open hands, let us say together with Bernadette: Hail Mary, full of grace……………

 

Final Blessing:  God our Father has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, so that we may become his children:  May He keep us faithful to His love.  Amen.

 

Final Hymn: Set your heart on the higher gifts.

 

Message of Lourdes.

 

The message of Lourdes comes from all the events, words and gestures that surround the Apparitions.  Bernadette could never have invented a message in

such depth, a message that draws all its strength and coherence from the

Gospels.  The message can be summarised in four words that evoke and

amplify the Good News of the Gospels:  Poverty, Prayer, Penance, Church.

 

Poverty.  We come before Our Lady in all our poorness, with all our misery,

our cares and concerns, our hopes, our joys, our own personal story.  We come

before Our Lady with the details of our lives; we want to share them with

her and to enlighten them in the light of the Gospels.

With Bernadette, we can move from a “suffering put up with” to a Gospel

poverty “that is chosen and loved”.

 

The choice of Bernadette, poor from the Cachot to the “pigsty” is not a

question of mere choice.  Here we see the preference of God himself for

the poor.  “He who is rich made himself poor” (2 Cor:8-9).  He came among

us in the person of Jesus, poor amongst the poor (stable at Bethlehem).

“What is poor in the world, what is little, this is what God has chosen”

(1 Cor: 27).  “Blessed are the poor,,,,,,(Mt:5: 3-12).

Here is a message so relevant for our age, for a consumer society.  It has

much to say to a society in which there is so much waste, injustice and

inequality.  It is a call to a simple life – to be attentive to the reality and

needs of the poor, the sick and the handicapped, the outcast; it is an

appeal to sharing what we have with each other.  To being committed

to social justice, to working for peace and respect of life…………

 

Prayer.  Only prayer, the true meeting with the Lord, can make our lives

true and real; only in prayer can we truly see ourselves and others; only

in prayer can we be moved to share, to enter into dialogue, to see what

true poverty is. Often at the beginning of our pilgrimage we realise

“we no longer know how to pray”.

With Bernadette we progress from prayers to a real and deeper prayer.  

Bernadette, a traditional Catholic, who prayed according to the popular

pious devotions at the time (Rosary etc), discovered in the first 7

apparitions a deeper prayer: she entered a prayer that was real “heart

to heart” the prayer of silence and of dialogue.

 

Jesus said: ”when you pray don’t babble like the pagans”  (Mt:6:7)  He sends us his spirit who makes us cry our “Abba Father” – who helps us when we don’t know how

to pray.  (Gal:4:6).  True prayer reveals to each of us the tenderness by which we

are loved by God.

“I do not promise to make you happy in this world but in the other” said Our Lady

to Bernadette.  And she says the same to us.  This “other world” is not a flight

from this world, but a hope for the world to come.

 

“Would you be so kind to come….?  Our Lady asks.  In responding to this invitation, the pilgrim, often suffocated by the materialism of “this world” has to learn again how to pray.  Personal. silent, intimate prayer has to find its place again as well as shared, community prayer, that of the liturgy of the church.  Places of recollection and time for silent personal prayer must be encompassed within the many

pilgrimage activities.

 

Penance.  This is one of the most important aspects of the message of Lourdes.

 If we allow prayer to be part of our lives, it will not lead to escape from life

but to a new clarity about ourselves and about the world in which we live.  This clarity will lead us with Bernadette, into true penance, that is to conversion and compassion.

Here we come to the deeper meaning of the water that flows from the spring of Massabielle.  When we come to drink or bathe in the water of the Grotto, we first have to recall its origin and its deep significance.  The spring of water at the

Grotto existed before the apparitions.  Bernadette did not make the water

come.  The spring was already there.  But it is true that on February 25th 1858, following the instruction of the Lady, Bernadette discovered this spring that was covered over by earth and rocks.

It is all the words and gestures that go with this discovery that give meaning to

this 9th apparition.  Our Lady said to Bernadette: “Would you be kind enough as

to kiss the ground, crawl on your knees and eat grass “for sinners”.  Go drink at

the spring and wash yourself there”.

She did these acts painfully; it shocked, scandalised and revolted the onlookers.  She was slapped, scolded, insulted and brought before the Procurator General.  On this day Bernadette discovered the world of sinners that made the Lady sad, as she said to Bernadette: “Penance! Penance! Penance! Pray for the conversion of sinners.

 

Here we are at the heart of the message of Lourdes.  In doing the

penitential acts asked for by Our Lady, Bernadette is in a sense

reminds us of Good Friday and Jesus’ passion “for sinners”

Bernadette leads us to see the true meaning of penance in union with Jesus, the Lamb of God who “tasted bitter herbs” and took upon himself the “sin of the world”.

Here then is the deeper meaning of the water of Lourdes:  Water, which recalls the love of Christ who gave his life for sinners.  Water, which reminds us of our baptism that gave us life as children of God.  Water, which points us to the Sacrament of Penance in which God offers forgiveness, purification and reconciliation.

We need to be reborn, forgiven, purified and reconciled…..  and this is why we come to this water remembering the words of Jesus “if anyone is thirsty, let he/she come to me and drink”.

This means that the water of Lourdes is strongly linked to the Way of the Cross and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, two essential practices of the pilgrimage.

Thinking of Bernadette and this deeper meaning of the water the pilgrim is asked simply to drink a little water and wash his/her face;  while doing so they should pray for there own conversion and that of others.

The taking home of Lourdes water should never be considered as taking home some kind of “lucky charm”.  The reason for taking home water has to be seen in the light of the true meaning of the water and should be as a gesture of Christian renewal and conversion.

 

Church.  To believe in the church and to be committed with the church, with Bernadette we take up our responsibility for building up the church.  At the 13th apparition, Bernadette, a young lay person is sent to the Institutional Church: “Go tell the priests to build a church here and to have people come on pilgrimage”.

The chapel asked for reminds us that “on earth there is no permanent dwelling”.  The true building that Mary calls for is not so much the construction of Basilicas but the church as People of God.  And we are called to be “living stones” of this church.  (1 Peter 2: 5).

The pilgrimage (the exact meaning of the word procession in Lourdes dialect) does not have its objective to satisfy a “religious need”; it takes place rather

 

to enable the Christian to discover herself/himself as Member of the People of God on a journey through life carrying the light of Christ to the nations.  

We have to ask ourselves what the church means to us, and what is our commitment to the church.  We cannot just remain curious spectators.  We have an important role to play and God waits for us to act in our families, in our neighbourhood, in our parish, where we work etc…

The after-Lourdes experience will test the honesty and sincerity of pilgrimage.  To each of us is addressed the words “Go and tell”…….. Bernadette gave us the message of Lourdes with words, but she also gave it to us more important by a Christian life lived in holiness.

 

“Build, build your Church, dear Lord; each souls a living stone, cemented by your saving grace into its proper place”.

 

                               

 

                                                                        

                                                                                                                            

   

                                    

                              

                                    

                                           

 

                          

 

                                                              

 

   

 

  

 

Everyday events of our Pilgrimage

Morning Prayer – Hotel

Group Mass each day – place will be announced.

Penitential Service (Sacrament of Confession)  

Ceremony of Healing

Stations of the Cross

Time and place will be announced.  Check notice board

 

Candle……………

Each year Our Pilgrims leave a large candle at the side of the Grotto as a sign of prayer for our parishes and for those who asked us to pray for them and to light a candle.

A lighted candle is a reminder to all of us of God’s presence in our lives.

We bring the candle in procession on the day that will be arranged whilst in Lourdes.

A collection will be made to cover the cost of the candle.

 

        

 

“Praying the Rosary with Bernadette”

 

Bernadette’s Rosary was the instrument of her piety, of her grace, of her mission, of her personal sanctity and of her apostolate, the “sign” of her Spiritual Destiny.

Everything in her life unravels to the rhythm of this rosary which is recited.  Does the providential vocation of Bernadette not show us the perfect example of what happens to a soul which has only her rosary for all knowledge, for all richness and for all treasures, and a passionate love for the Virgin Mary?

 

Bernadette repeats “Holy Mary, Mother of God”.  “Pray for me”.  She continues as if she identified herself with her fellow sinners, “Poor Sinner……Poor Sinner”…. “Now” for her, is the hour of death.

It is in Heaven that the final “Ave” of Bernadette is achieved.

 

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Candle…………………..

 

Each year our Pilgrims leave a

large candle at the side of the Grotto

as a sign of prayer for our parishes

and for those who asked us to pray for them

and to light a candle.

A lighted candle is a reminder to all of us of God’s

presence in our lives.

We bring the candle in procession on the day that will be arranged

whilst in Lourdes.

A collection will be made to cover the cost of the candle.

 

                                                        

 

Mass of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace

 

Entrance Antiphon:  A child is born to us, and his name will be “Prince

of peace”

 

Opening Prayer:  Lord our God, you sent your only Son to bring peace to our world.  Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, hear our prayer:

that our times may be tranquil, so that we may live in peace as one family,

united in love for one another. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

 

The Word of God.  

 

A reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians.  4: 1-6.

 

I, the prisoner in the Lord, implore you to lead a life worthy of your vocation.  Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience.  Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.  There is one Body, one Spirit, just as you were called into one and the same hope when you were called.  There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God who is Father of all, through all and within all.

 

The Word of the Lord.

 

Response to the Psalm: if not sung:  Come before the Lord, singing for joy.

 

Alleluia, alleluia!  There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one Father who is Father of all.  Alleluia

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 5; 1-12.

 

Seeing the crowds, he went up the hill.  There he sat down and was joined by his disciples.  Then he began to speak.  This is what he taught them:

“How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Happy the gentle; they shall have the earth for their heritage.  Happy those who mourn; they shall be comforted.  Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right; they shall be satisfied.  Happy the merciful; they shall mercy shown them.  Happy the pure in heart; they shall see God.  Happy the peacemakers; they shall be called sons and daughters of God.  Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven; this is how they persecuted the prophets before you.

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

Prayer over the gifts:  Lord, as we lovingly venerate Blessed Mary, as Queen of Peace, we offer you this sacrifice of reconciliation; be pleased with our offering, and grant us your gifts of unity and peace.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  

 

Preface of The Mother of Christ and Queen of peace.

 

Holy Holy (Sung)                                                                       

Acclamation (Sung).

 

Rite of Communion

Our Father

Sign of Peace

Lamb of God

 

Prayer after Holy Communion: Lord, in this memorial of Blessed Mary, Queen of peace, you have nourished us with the Body and Blood of your only Son;  send upon us the spirit of love, that we may build up in our world the peace which he himself left to us.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Final Blessing.  Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.

May God the Father of light bless you and give you the gift of peace for ever.

May he strengthen your faith and fulfil your hope to see him face to face.

May Almighty God bless you the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.

 

Go in the peace of Christ.  Amen.

 

                                            

 

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Mass of the Holy Spirit.

 

Entrance Ant:  The love of God has been poured into our hearts by his Spirit living in us, alleluia

Opening Prayer: Let us pray:  God our Father, let the Spirit you sent on your church to begin the teaching of the gospel continue to work in the world through the heart of all who believe.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

The Word of God.  

 

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-4

 

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and something appeared to them that seemed like tongues of fire; these separated and came to rest in the head of each of them.

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in foreign languages as the Spirit gave them the gift of speech.

 

The Word of the Lord.

 

Response to the Psalm:   (if not sung):  The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Alleluia.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 14:16, 26, 16, 23

 

Jesus said: “I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you for ever.  The Advocate, the Holt Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you.  When the Spirit of truth comes he will lead you to the complete truth

 

The Gospel of the Lord.

 

Prayer over the gifts: Lord, may the Spirit you promised lead us into all truth and reveal to us the full meaning of this sacrifice.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Preface

Holy, Holy (sung)

Acclamation (sung)

Rite of Communion                                

                                                                                                                          

Our Father.  Sign of Peace.  Lamb of God.

                                                                                                                                   

Communion Ant: They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, ands spoke of the great things God had done, alleluia.

 

Prayer after Communion:  Father, may the food we receive in the Eucharist help our eternal redemption.  Keep within us the vigour of your Spirit and protect the gifts you have given to your church

 

Solemn Blessing:  Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing:  Lord, send your light upon your family.  May they continue to enjoy your favour and devote themselves to doing good.

May Almighty God bless you + the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Go in the peace of Christ.                                                                                         

 

Mass of Mary, Mother of the Church.

Entrance Ant:  Simeon said to Mary: This child is destined to be a sign which people will reject; he is set for the falling and the rising of many in Israel; and your own soul a sword shall pierce.  

 

Opening Prayer: Let us pray: Father, as your Son was raised on the cross, his mother Mary stood by him, sharing his sufferings.  May your church be united with Christ in his suffering and death and so come to share in his rising to new life, where he lives and reigns forever and ever.

The Word of God.  

 

A reading from the Prophet Isaiah:  7: 10-14. 8:10

 

The Lord spoke to Ahaz and said< “Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol of the from the heights above”.  “No” Ahaz answered, “I will not put the Lord to the test”.

Then Isaiah said:  Listen now, House of David:  are you not satisfied with trying the patience of people with out trying the patience of my God, too?

The Lord himself, therefore will give you a sign.  

It is this:  the maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son whom she will Emmanuel, a name which means, “God is with us”

 

The Word of the Lord

 

Response to the Psalm. (if not sung) Taste and see that the Lord is good.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, Happy the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs, Alleluia

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke 1: 26-38

 

The Angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, and the virgin’s name was Mary.  He went in and said to her, “Rejoice, so highly favoured!  The Lord is with you.  You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus.  He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High”.  Mary said to the angel, “But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?”  “The Holy Spirit will come upon you” The angel answered, “and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow.  And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.”  “I am the handmaid of the Lord” said Mary “let what you have said be done to me”.  And the angel left her.  

 

The Gospel of the Lord                                                                                            

 

Prayer over the gifts: God of mercy, receive the prayers and gifts we offer in praise of your name, as we honour the Virgin Mary.  While she stood beside the cross of Jesus you gave her to us as our loving mother.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Preface of Mary, Mother of the Church.

 

Holy, holy (Sung                                                                                    

Acclamation  (Sung)

Rite of Communion

Our Father.   Lamb of God.

 

Communion Ant: Blessed are you, Mother, full of grace, you are a shining example of faith, hope and love to the church.

 

Prayer after Communion: Lord, hear the prayers of those who receive the sacraments of eternal salvation.  As we honour the compassionate love of the Virgin Mary, may we make up in our own lives what ever is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the good of the church.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Final Blessing:  Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.

Lord, help your people to seek you with all their hearts and to deserve what you promise.  Grant this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

And May Almighty God bless you, Father + Son and Holy Spirit.

Go in the peace of Christ.

                    

                                                  

                                       

 

Mass of St. Bernadette.

 

Entrance Ant:  Blessed are the gentle for they shall inherit the land  

 

Opening Prayer:  Let us pray:  From among the weak and lowly, Lord, whom you love and glorify, you chose St. Bernadette, giving her the joy of seeing the Virgin Mary and speaking with her. Grant that by her prayer and example, we may confidently  follow her along the ways which lead to your promised happiness.

We make this prayer through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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The Word of God

 

A reading from.the Letter of St. Paul to the Galations.  2: 19-20.

 

Through the Law I am dead to the Law, so that now I can live for God.  I have been crucified with Christ, and I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me.  The life I now live in this body I live in faith:  faith in the Son of God who loved me and who sacrificed himself for my sake.

 

The Word of the Lord.

 

Response to the Psalm: (if not sung) The Almighty works marvels for me.  Holy is his name!  

 

Alleluia, alleluia:

 

A reading from the holy Gospel  according to Luke 2 1-20

 

Joseph travelled up to Bethlehem to be registered together with Mary, he betrothed who was with child.  While they were there the time came to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first-born.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.

The angel of the  Lord appeared to some shepherds close by, and said, “Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”.  The shepherds said to one another, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us”. So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and  the baby lying in the manger, and they went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen

 

The Gospel of the Lord.                            

Prayer over the gifts: Lord, accept these gifts we humbly give to you.  May they enable us to follow the example of St. Bernadette in prayer and sacrifice.  This we ask through Christ our Lord Amen.

 

Preface of  St. Bernadette.

Holy, holy

Acclamation

Rite of Communion                                                                   

Our Father, Lamb of God.

 

Communion Ant: Happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Prayer after Communion: Lord, by the power of this Sacrament, give us the grace of self-control, the gift to be gentle.  Give us the power which strengthened St. Bernadette in her quest for holiness.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Final Blessing.  Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.

May the God of all consolation bless you in every way and grant you peace all the days of your life.

May Almighty God bless you + the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Go in the peace of Christ.                          

                                                                        

                                                      

 

Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick.

 

Entrance Ant: I am the salvation of my people:  when they call to me in any trouble I will listen to their cry.

 

Opening Prayer:  Lord our God, in answer to the prayers of the ever-Virgin Mary in her glory, grant to us, your servants, unfailing health in body, mind and spirit, freedom from sorrow in this life, and everlasting joy in heaven.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 

The Word of God  

 

A reading from the letter of St. James.   5: 13-16.

 

If any one of you is in trouble, you should pray; if any one is feeling happy, you should sing a psalm.  If any one of you is ill, you should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint you with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over you.  The prayer of faith will save the sick person and the Lord will raise them up again; and if they have committed any sins, they will be forgiven.  So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, and this will cure you; the heartfelt prayer of a good person works very powerfully.   

 

The Word of the Lord.

 

Response to the Psalm:  (if not sung)  I thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness and love.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, I thank you, Lord, with all my heart, for you have heard my prayer.  Alleluai.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew  8: 14-17.

 

Going into Peter’s house Jesus found Peter’s mother –in-law in bed with fever.  He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on them.

That evening they brought him many who were possessed by devils.  He cast out the spirits with a word and cured all who were sick.  This was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah:  “He took our sicknesses away and carried our diseases for us”   

 

The Gospel of the Lord.                             

ist our Lord.  Amen

 

Prayer over the gifts:  God our Father, your love guides every moment of our lives.  Accept the prayers and gifts we offer for our sick brothers and sisters; restore them to health and turn our anxiety for them into joy.  This we ask through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Preface of Mary, health of the sick

Holy, holy (sung)

Acclamation (sung)

Rite of Communion

Our Father

Sign of peace

Lamb of God

 

Communion Ant:  I will make up in my own body what is lacking in the suffering of Christ, for the sake of his body, the Church.

 

Prayer after Communion: Lord our God, as we honour the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, we have received with Joyful hearts the healing sacrament of the Body and Blood of your only Son; may this sacrament bring us blessings in this life and in the world to come.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Final Blessing:  Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.

 

Lord, have mercy on your people.  Grant us in this life the good things that lead to the everlasting life you prepare for us.  

May Almighty God bless us + the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Go in the peace of Christ.                                

    

 

                                          

 

Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cause of our Joy.

 

Entrance Ant: Virgin Mother of God, he whom the whole world cannot

contain enclosed himself as a child within your womb.

 

Opening Prayer:  Lord our God, you sent your Son from heaven into the

womb of the Blessed Virgin to be your saving word and our bread of life:  

grant that like Mary we may welcome Christ, by treasuring his words in

our hearts and celebrating in faith the deep mysteries of our redemption.  

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

The Word of God.

 

A reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Colossians  3: 1-4

 

Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand.  Let your thoughts be on heavenly things, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God.

But when Christ is revealed – and he is your life –  you to will be revealed in all your glory with him.

 

The Word of the Lord.

 

Response to the Psalm: (if not sung)  Keep my soul in peace before you, O Lord.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, I give you a new commandment:  love one another just as I have loved you, says the Lord.  Alleluia.

 

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.  20: 1-9

 

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb.  She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved.  “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb” she said, “and we don’t know where they have put him”.  

So Peter set out with the other disciple to go to the tomb.  They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter reached the tomb first; he bent down and saw the linen cloths lying on the ground, but did not go in.  Simon Peter who was following now came up, went right into the tomb, saw the linen cloths on the ground, and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself.  Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also went in; he saw and he believed.  Till this moment they had failed to understand the teaching if scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

 

The Gospel of the Lord.                                   

 

Prayer over the Gifts:  Lord, may the gifts which your people offer as we remember the Blessed Virgin Mary be acceptable to you, for she pleased you

and in humility conceived your Son, our Lord, who lives for ever and ever

 

Preface of the Virgin Mary

 

Holy Holy (Sung)

Acclamation

 

Rite of Communion Our Father, Sign of Peace, Lamb of God.

 

Communion Ant: Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, who bore the Son of the eternal Father.

 

Prayer after Communion:  Lord, you have nourished us with food from heaven; grant, we pray, that as we have received in this sacrament you Son, born of the Virgin Mary, we may praise him with our lips and be faithful to him in our deeds, for he lives for ever and ever.

Final Blessing.

 

                                                     

 

“RENEW Prayer to Mary”

 

Mary, you are a woman

wrapped in silence

and yet the Word born of your “yes”

continues to bring life to all creation.

Mary, help us to say “yes” –

to be bearers of good news

to a world waiting

 

Mary, you are a virgin and a mother

empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Help us to open ourselves

to that same life-bringing Spirit.

Mary, help us to say our “yes”

 

Mary, you are a gift of Jesus to us,

Mother of the Church.

Look upon our world and our lives.

Pray for us, to your Son,

that we may be renewed.

And that we might help renew

the face of the earth

 

Mary, help us to say “yes”.  Amen.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cause of our Joy.

 

Response:  Lord, teach me your statutes.

How shall the young remain sinless?

by obeying your word.

I have sought you with all my heart;

let me not stray from your commands          R.

 

I treasure your promise in my heart

lest I sin against you.

Blessed are you, O Lord;

teach me your statutes.        R.

 

With my tongue I have recounted

the decrees of your lips.

I rejoiced to do your will

as though riches were mine.      R.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, The Word became flesh and lived among us: to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.  Alleluia.

 

Mass of Our Lady, Health of the sick  (Anointing)

 

Response :  My soul, bless the Lord, who heals all your ills.

 

My soul give thanks to the Lord, all my being bless his holy name.  My soul give thanks to the Lord and never forget all his blessings.   R.

 

It is he who forgives all your guilt, who heals everyone of your ills, who redeems your life from the grave, who crowns you with love

and compassion.   R.

 

The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.  He does not treat us according to our sins nor repay us according to our faults.   R.

 

Alleluia, alleluia; Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, for your firm believing that the promises of the Lord would be fulfilled.  Alleluia.

 

Mass of the Holy Spirit.

 

Response:  Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth.

 

Bless the Lord, my soul!

Lord God, how great you are,

How many are your works, O Lord!

The earth is full of your riches.        R.

 

You take back your spirit, they die,

Returning to the dust from which they came.

You send forth your spirit, they are created;

And you renew the face of the earth.    R.

 

May the glory of the Lord last for ever!

May the Lord rejoice in his works!

May my thoughts be pleasing to him.

I find my joy in the Lord.   R.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Alleluia.

 

Mass of Mary, Mother of the Church.

 

Response:  Save me, O Lord, in your love.

 

In you, O Lord, I take refuge.

Let me never be put to shame.

In your justice, set me free,

Hear me and speedily rescue me.   R.

 

Be a rock of refuge for me,

A mighty stronghold to save me,

For you are my rock, my stronghold,

For your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.   R.

 

Release me from the snares they have hidden

For you are my refuge, Lord.

Into your hands I commend my spirit.

It is you who will redeem me, Lord.    R.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, I am the light of the world, anyone who follows me will have the light of life.  Alleluia.

 

Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace.

 

Response:  My Soul rejoices in my God.

 

My Soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my saviour.

He looks on his servant in her nothingness;

Henceforth all ages will call me blessed.         R.

 

The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy is his name!

His mercy is from age to age,

on those who fear him.                   R.

 

He fills the starving with good things, send the

rich away empty.

He protects Israel, his servant,

remembering his mercy,

the mercy promised to our fathers,

to Abraham and his Children for ever.     R.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, Hail , holy Mary, joy of humankind, remaining a virgin, you gave birth and brought for us salvation and joy.  Alleluia.

 

Requirements for

 

the preparation

 

of

Marriage

 

Welcome

You have asked to be married in the Parish of Faughart.  The priests of the parish welcome you and wish you every blessing in your preparation for marriage and in your life together afterwards.  These days of preparation can be a special time in which you come to know each other better and lay the foundation for a happy future life.  We hope your wedding will be a joyful occasion for both of you.  The priest who is to officiate will be happy to assist you in every way to answer any queries.  For your guidance, we list the following:

 

Arrangements

At least three months notice must be given for all marriages to the state.

The arrangements for your marriage may be made with any of the priests of the parish.  Tel: 042 9334410.

Those to be married are expected to attend a Pre- Marriage Course.

 

Requirements

Pre-Nuptial Enquiry form completed with priest of your parish (where you reside)

A recent Baptismal Certificate and Confirmation Cert.

Letter of consent from your parents, if you are under twenty one years of age.

In some cases, Letter(s) of Freedom.  

N.B.  Notification of marriage (at least 3 months) to local Registrar.

 

Readers

You might ask some of your guests to read at your wedding.  The priest will help you choose suitable readings.  The readings you choose can help you think of what is important to you.  Readings are available from the priest.  The readers will need to practice the piece so that they understand what they are reading.  There are also the Prayers of the Faithful.  The priest will have some general prayer that you can choose from or adopt.  You may if you wish, compose the intentions yourself, with the priests help.

 

Music

Your choice of music can add much to the marriage ceremony, especially if it encourages everyone to join in.  Discuss beforehand with the priest your choice of music.  Remember hymns and melodies should blend with the meaning of the marriage ceremony and the Mass.  The fact that a song has the word “love” in it doesn’t automatically make it suitable for a wedding ceremony.  Popular love songs have no place in the marriage liturgy.

 

Booklets

If you are preparing a booklet for the wedding, please do so in consultation with the priest of the parish.

 

Flowers

Flowers can enhance the setting for a wedding but they should be used in moderation.  They should not obscure in any way the Altar or the Ambo.  Please contact the Sacristan of church when arrangements of bringing flowers will occur.

 

Photography / Videos

There is an official directive about taking of photographs in Church:  “Great care should be taken to ensure that liturgical celebrations, especially the Mass, are not disturbed or interrupted by the taking of photographs.  Where there is good reason for them, the greatest discretion should be used……”

Marriage is a liturgical celebration.  It is an act of worship.  A photographer moving from one place to another can be a distraction to participants and can destroy the spirit of prayer and reverence that should be part of the celebration of marriage.  Please discuss the matter of photographs and videos in the church with the priest beforehand.

 

Non-Parishioners

Those who are not parishioners of Faughart must have their completed Marriage Papers sent to one of the priests of this parish not later than 4 weeks before the wedding is due to take place.  For non-parishioners the hire of the church is €100. 00.

 

Punctuality

Out of courtesy to those who have come in good time, please arrive at the Church at the appointed time.  The priest may have another appointment.

 

Confetti

Not allowed in any area of the Church or Church grounds.

 

Papal Blessing (optional)

Some couples like to have the Holy Father’s blessing on the occasion of their marriage.  This can be arranged through Veritas & Co. 7/8 lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.  Tel: 01 6772559.  You will need a letter of recommendation from your Priest.

 

Rehearsal

A rehearsal makes for a more relaxed and effective celebration.  It is the “unknown” that causes anxiety and nerves.  Arrange with the priest in advance for a rehearsal to take place some days before the wedding.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

As you are about to enter a new way of life in marriage, it is very desirable that you pray together and at a suitable time before the wedding celebrate the Sacrament of Confession.

 

Financial Arrangements & Contributions

You are expected to give a donation for:

  1. The priest who celebrates the wedding mass.
  2. The Parish Sacristan  (€45.00)
  3. Altar Servers
  4. Choir / Musicians

 

Priest Officiating

Priests of the parish available if free to officiate at your wedding, prior arrangement necessary.

You may also organise your own priest from outside the parish if you wish.  Delegation is required for the visiting priest from the priest of Faughart.

 

Reception afterwards

With the number of priests in our parish now reduced to just two it may not be possible at times to attend wedding receptions afterwards, due to other commitments E.G evening Masses, and other duties the priest may have to attend.

Hoping your wedding day will be filled with God’s grace and love for you and your family and friends.

Wishing you every blessing for the future.

 

There is a place.

 

There’s a time for remembering, a time to recall the trials and the triumphs, the fears and the falls; there’s a time to be grateful for moments so blest, the jewels of our memory where love is our guest.

 

There is gold that is gleaming in a past we once knew, in our tears and our laughter, ‘twas love brought us through.  There’s a road we have travelled where sunlight has kissed, that carries us onwards when loved ones are missed.

 

Refrain:  There is treasure in our fields, there is treasure in our skies, there is treasure in our dreaming from the soul to the eye, for wherever we gather in the light of God’s grace, and for all whom we remember there will ever be a place.

 

There’s a promise of God that is written in the stars, for all who may travel no matter how far.  God will be your companion each journey you make in the shadow of loved ones to lighten your way.  Refrain……………

 

In the quiet of the evening, at the close of the day, we will rest on the journey to the Lord we shall pray.  May we thank God for blessings for the moments we’ve shared, as we seek for tomorrow, close by us you’ll stay.  Refrain…………….

 

God gives his people.

God give his people strength, of we believe in His way, He’s swift to repay all those who bear the burden of the day.  God gives his people strength.

 

God give his people hope, if we but trust in his word, our prayers are always heard, he warmly welcomes anyone who’s erred.  God gives his people hope.

 

God gives his people love, if we but open wide our hearts, He’s sure to do his part, He’s always the first to make a start.  God gives His people love.

 

God gives his people peace, when sorrow fills us to the brim, and courage grows dim, He lays to rest our restlessness in Him.  God gives his people peace.

 

May the road rise to meet you.

 

Chorus:  May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face.  May the rain fall softly on your fields and until we meet again, may you keep safe in the gentle, loving arms of God.

  1. For everything there is a season, a time for meeting, a time to say goodbye, In all things God is near, always guiding your way.  Chorus……
  2. For everything there is a season, a time for laughter, a time for tears and pain.  In all things God is near, always guiding your way.  Chorus..
  3. For everything there is a season, a time for living, a time for going home.  In all things God is near, always guiding your way.    Chorus…..