Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (21st January 2017)

Parish E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  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 25th January 2018.

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

Jan 27th/28th      Ministers of the Eucharistic                 Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm      Ann Sheridan                                         Bernie Arnold & Maire McKenna
Clonalvy 10.00am   Patricia Harford                                      Brenda Fanning
Curraha 11.30am    Gerard O’Connor                                    Paul O’Connor

Church Collections 13th/14th
Envelopes Ardcath/Clonalvy €135 Offerings €175
Envelopes Curraha €315 Offerings €145
Plate: 6.30pm €377.48 10am €158.80 11.30am €406.08

21st January Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil Ardcath 6.30pm People of the Parish
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Jimmy Maloney
Sunday Curraha 11.30am M.M. Pat Devaney A.V. Lillie Hollywood & Husband Tom Kitty Cassells

Monday Curraha 9.30am 22nd Kitty Brett
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 23rd Mel MaGuire
Wednesday Ardcath 9.30am 24th Special Intention
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 25th Laurence Carty
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 26th Special Intention

28th January Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil Ardcath 6.30pm A.V. Anna, James & Elizabeth O’Brien A.V. Peter & Kathleen Grendon,
                               Angela Grendon Rose Caffrey & Deceased Family Members
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Edward Madden
Sunday Curraha  11.30am A.V. Deceased members of Ryan Family & Sinead Lynn Seamus Moran

St Andrew’s Church Curraha will be closed after Mass on Sunday the 28th of January until Sunday Mass on the 4th of February for painting. During this week if we have a funeral we have the option of using the Parish/School Hall or one of the neighbouring Parish Churches.

The Diocese of Meath has a Safeguarding Children Policy; you may access this on or the parish websites. If you have any child protection concerns, please contact the HSE (phone 046 9030616/9030608and Gardaí directly 01-8010600 or you may contact the Meath Diocesan  Designated Liaison Person Fr Séan Henry at 086-1574774 or the parish representatives  We have a Parish Safeguarding Children Policy which you may view on our website. The names and contact details of our parish safeguarding representatives are available on notice board at back of our churches or from parish office 01-8350136.

Directives from the Diocese of Meath for Celebration of  Funeral& Wedding Masses.
In our Parish according to Diocesan guidelines, Eulogies are not part of the Funeral Mass;   an option for a eulogy to take place is in the Funeral Home or in the Cemetery, after the burial.  Like in all celebrations of the Eucharist, Readings at the Mass must be taken from the Bible(Lectionary). Sacred Music or Hymns are only permitted  during the celebration of the Eucharistic be it at a funeral or wedding Mass.

Pre-signed Mass cards; the government brought in rules (Charities Act 2009) to stop the selling of pre-signed  Mass cards in shops. Sadly these laws are been ignore by some. In our Parish when a mass card is signed, be it a mass for the deceased, get well mass, or a special intention the date in which the mass is been offered is written on the card and is also published in our bulletin.  This assures the person getting the mass and the family or person receiving it, if so desired, can attend or at least they know when it been offered and where. Mass & Bouquet Cards are available for signing if you wish to get a mass in the parish and are available in each of our Churches sacristy’s and the Parochial House.
Ardcath/Clonalvy annual fundraising takes place again this year in the Droichead Arts Centre, on Tuesday the 6th of February at 8pm. A Comedy called “It runs in the Family”. Tickets are €12.00 each, also for anyone interested there will be a bus running to and from the venue on the night. Tickets on sale this weekend after all Masses.

Drogheda & North East Samaritans
Would you be interested in becoming a Samaritan Volunteer? If so, please come along to our Information Sessions to find out what is involved. Wednesday the 24th January at 7.30pm or Saturday the 27th January at 11am at No 2 Leland Place, Stockwell St, Drogheda, Contact 041-9843844 (10am – 1pm) email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Churches of St Mary’s & St John’s both will have work done to them this coming year, the stained glass on the side of Ardcath church will be removed for a number of months for re-furbishing. In Clonalvy church work on the roof will be finished, the church will be painted and the sanctuary will be re-furbished, for the painting of the church will be closed for two weeks.

Your continued support with these projects in each of our Churches would be very much appreciated.

Curraha Lotto results 15th January 2018. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 8-9-14-18. There was one match 3 winner Noel Canavan who wins €200.00. The Jackpot is now at €4900.00 and the next draw will take place in Swans.

St Vincent’s Ardcath Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 3 -10 -16 Names drawn for monthly draw were Noel Gough and Declan Moore. Next week's jackpot is €3600.00. 

Every time I pass a Church I pay a little visit.
So when at last I am carried in.
The Lord won’t say “Who is it”