Parish Weekly Newsletter 03/04 November 2018

This Saturday we welcome to our 6.30pm evening Mass in Patrickswell and in Ballybrown to our 8.00pm Mass the Families and Friends of Deceased Parish Members who have died during the past year.

For extended family or friends who died during the past year, there is a book in the church where you may write their names and a remembrance tree is also there on which to place their names.

National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018

Will take place at all Masses throughout the country next weekend 10th and 11th November , which will be the Fifth National Collection for the World Meeting of Families 2018.  The overall cost to the Church in Ireland for hosting WMoF2018 comes to €19.4m.  To date €15.4m has been raised by way of local church collections and other donations.  This leaves a deficit of €4m.  Next weekend’s national appeal is to support WMoF2018 and reduce the debt.  Your generosity will be very much appreciated.  Thank you.

Purgatorial Offerings: “It is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins”. (2 Macc. 12:46)

There will be special envelopes for the Purgatorial Offerings available in both churches for those not using the weekly envelopes.  Masses for the deceased are celebrated on First Fridays and other times throughout the year.

Free Bus for the older person from Adare, stopping at Patrickswell bus stop to Crescent Shopping Centre. It departs Embury Close at 10.30am, stopping also at the Heritage Centre (except Bank Holidays when it departs one hour later).  The return trip is two hours after arrival at the Shopping Centre.  The drop off points are the same as the outgoing ones.  For more information contact Liam McDermott tel. 061 396904.

Ballybrown Choir will begin rehearsals for Christmas next Tuesday 6th November at 8.00pm in the church, new members welcome.  Thank you.

Annual Cemetery Prayers:

During November we especially remember our friends and relations who have died.  The following are the arrangements for Cemetery prayers:

Kilkeedy – 11th November at 11.00am.

Patrickswell – 11th November at 12.30pm.

Mass Intentions

Ballybrown: Sat 3rd Edmond and Nora O’Rourke; Tom and Damien Coughlan.

Sun 4th Margaret O’Reilly; Deceased members of the Davoren family.

Wed 7th Ann Davoren; Laura Graham; Nell O’Connor (1st Anniversary) 

Sat 10th Willie, Bridie and Pauline Keyes;  Jim Locke; Gretta Fitzgerald.

Sun 11th Baby Alice Jessica Coleman;  Bridget and Mary Byrnes.

PatrickswellSat 3rd Tess Foley; Jack Fitzgerald.

Sun 4th  Month’s Mind: Neilus Hayes.  Anniversary –  Michael O’Connor.

Sat 10th Deceased members of the Murray and Meehan Families, Peggy Murray.

Sun 11th Mary Hayes; James Carroll; John Toomey.

We pray for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Parish Masses this Week:

Patrickswell:  9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Saturday Vigil Mass 6.30pm

Sunday 11.30am

Adoration:  Thursday from 7.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 12 Noon.

Baptisms: 2nd and 4th weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering Tuesday 13th November in Meeting Room at 7.30pm.

Ballybrown9.30am – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday:  Adoration from 7.00pm to 8.00pm followed by Mass at 8.00pm.

Saturday Vigil Mass 8.00pm

Sunday 10.00am

Baptisms: 1st and 3rd weekends of the month on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday at 12.30pm.

Next Baptismal Gathering is Monday 19th November at 7.30pm in the church.

Baptisms to be booked one month in advance with Parish Office.

Feast Day: Tuesday 6th November – All the Saints of Ireland

Recent Baptisms: We welcome into our Christian community Caoimhe Paul, Ballycarney, Clarina who was baptised recently. Congratulations.

Fr Mike: 061 353711   Mobile: 087 1279015

Parish Office:  061 353454     

Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday   9.30am – 3.30pm.


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Collection Last Week:    €1,777.00.   Thank you for your support.

Diocesan Needs Collection for October: €218.50.  Thank you.