Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha


Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (24th September 2017)   


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Curraha – St Andrew’s Church -

Ardcath– St Mary’s Church. Clonalvy St John the Baptist Church


Children for Baptism: The next meeting for parents who wish to have their children baptised, will take place in the Parish Centre Curraha at 8pm, Thursday 16th November 2017.

Please pray for Annie Hanvey mother of Padraig Hanvey, and Pat Bowes father of Suzanne Bowes and Adele McDwyer sister of Louise O’Callaghan Curraha whose funerals took place recently. May they rest in peace.

Eucharistic Adoration times: Clonalvy Tuesday 10am – 11am.  Ardcath: Wednesday 10am – 11am.  Curraha Thursday 10am– 12noon, 2pm –3pm. Newcomers always welcome

Sept 30th/Oct 1st       Ministers of the Eucharistic                     Ministers of the Word

Ardcath    6.30pm   Imelda Andrews                                          Lara McCormack & Arthur Moore

Clonalvy 10.00am   Patricia Harford                                        Chris Green

Curraha 11.30am   Ann Keogh                                                    Annette O’Hanrahan


Ministers of the Word/ Eucharist: If you are unable to attend on your allocated Mass please organise with another minister to cover the Mass. Thank you.

Church Collections 16th/17th September      Envelopes Ardcath/Clonalvy €65 Offerings €260

Thank you for your continued support.      Envelopes Curraha €107 Offerings €60

                                                                               Plate: 6.30pm €147.13 10am €242.22 11.30am €329.75


Sunday 24th September Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

            Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm           A.V. Bill & Ellen Adams

                                                                        A.V. Kay & Michael Gallagher

                                                                        A.V. James & Minnie Moore

            Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am           A.V. George & Patricia Kennedy

            Sunday Curraha  11.30am            A.V. Aidan Keogh

                                                                        A.V. Henry Staunton & Brother Patrick

                                                                        A.V. Sister Veronica Gilsenan

                                                                        Birthday Remembrance Maureen Cunningham


Sunday 1st of October Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

            Ardcath Vigil           6.30pm           A.V. Aodhagan Smith

                                                                        A.V. Jimmy, John, Michael & Anna Tuite

                                                                        A.V. Vera Hand And Dec Family Members

                                                                        A.V. Joe & Masie Cromwell, Lee Cromwell

                                                                                and Maureen Toner

            Sunday Clonalvy  10.00am           Special Intention

            Sunday Curraha  11.30am            M.M. Claire Geraghty


Monday         Curraha        9.30am           25th     Michael Kennedy Anna O’Mara

Tuesday         Clonalvy       9.30am           26th     Special Intention

Wednesday   Ardcath        9.30am           27th     Special Intention

Thursday      Curraha        9.30am           28th     Pat O’Reilly  Aidan Keogh

Friday            Ardcath        9.30am           29th     Special Intention





Parish Dates:

Confirmation Curraha 26th April 2018

First Communion Dates:   Ardcath 12th May 2018 Curraha 19th May 2018

World Meeting of Families 2018:All clergy and religious, along with their parish liturgy teams, are invited to attend a training evening in Knightsbrook Hotel Trim on Monday 25 September at 7.30pm. The presentation will focus on preparations for the World Meeting of Families.


Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes:  Bishop Smith will lead the annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes from 12-17th of September. This year there are 180 assisted sick pilgrims and 192 volunteer helpers including many young people. This is a big undertaking which is made possible by careful preparation and with the support and generosity of so many people. Lourdes is a shrine where the sick receive a special welcome. It is a place of healing and peace and strength. Everyone who makes the pilgrimage there experiences something special and returns home enriched. It is a time of special blessing for our Diocese. Thank you to the people who make this pilgrimage possible and please keep the pilgrims in your prayers.

Vocation Retreat Day - ‘Speak Lord, Your servant Is Listening'

A retreat day for young adults (18-40) will take place in Dalgan Park, Navan on Saturday September 30th from 9:30 am - 5pm. The day will revolve around conversation and reflection on the Priesthood, Married Life, Religious Life and Single Life and include Prayer of the Church, Eucharistic Adoration, discernment talks, testimonies, an opportunity for confession and the celebration of Mass. If you are interested in attending please contact one of the following - Fr. Joe Campbell (086 603 6506), John Howard (087 247 8519) Sr. Una Kearney (090 648 1666) or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A donation will cover the cost of lunch and tea-breaks.

Calling all weekly adorers: The Meath Diocesan Adoration Committee invites all weekly adorers to a Eucharistic Assembly in the Newgrange Hotel Navan on Saturday October 7th from 9.30am till 4.30pm (including Mass) to hear amazing talks and testimonies, to be inspired, affirmed and nourished spiritually and to hear how to address adoration concerns, need and growth. You will also get the details of Pope Francis visit to Ireland for the Year of the Family. All will receive a special pack. Donation during the Assembly will cover cost including a light lunch. You must book in advance with your local Adoration contact person as there are only limited spaces available. Local Contact………………………………

Club Ash Special Olympics: We are an active small club with an enthusiastic, dedicated membership, looking for new energetic volunteers. We are Club Ash Special Olympics Club. We meet on a Sat morning at 10:00 usually for an hour in Ashbourne Community Centre. If interested please contact Deirdre @ 0868868917 or Joe @ 0872271355.

Ardcath/Clonalvy First Responders Group invite everyone to a public meeting on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm in St. Patrick's N.S. Ardcath.  This information night about the role of First Responders in our community will be given by Des Kelly from the National Ambulance Service and John Fitzgerald from CFR Irelan.  Please support our local community.

Please support Poker Classic in aid of St. Patrick's N.S. in Bennett's Lounge on Wednesday 27th September at 9pm.  Ticket’s  €30 - light refreshments served.

St. Vincent's G.F.C.  Save the Date-St.Vincent’s G.F.C. will present ‘Rock me Fabulous His and Hers Fashion Extravaganza’ on Saturday 21st October in Ashbourne House Hotel.

Curraha GAA Development Draw: A chance to win a Ford Fiesta Zetac car, €2,000 cash or a €1,000 shopping voucher. €10 per month there is a limited amount of tickets available. First draw in available now from committee or contact Cecil Brennan (0862445247) for further information.                                                                                                                                        Curraha Lotto results 18th September 2017. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 4-5-7-10.There was no match three winner of the €100.00  Next week’s match three will be €200.00  The Jackpot is now at €3200.00 and the next draw will take place in The Becks.

St Vincent’s Ardcath Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 9-31-33. Names drawn were Mossy and Niamh White and John McEntee. Next week’s jackpot is €2450.00