Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Fourth Sunday of Easter (22nd of April 2018) 

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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 on Thursday the 31st May 2018 and July 12th 2018.

Eucharistic Adoration: ClonalvyTuesday 10am – 11am. Ardcath: Wednesday 10am – 11am. CurrahaThursday 10am– 12noon, Newcomers always welcome

Please pray for: Maureen Cunningham mother of Marion Cunningham Curraha who was laid to rest during the week. May she rest in peace.

April 28th/29th        Ministers of the Eucharistic            Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm          Lara McCormack                               Eilish Behan & Ann McNally
Clonalvy 10.00am       Frances Whyte                                  Margaret Andrews
Curraha 11.30am        Ann Keogh                                        Lorna Battersby

Church Collections 14th/15th
Envelopes Ardcath/Clonalvy €80 Offerings €50
Envelopes Curraha €240 Offerings €155
Plate: 6.30pm €153.80 10am €234.85 11.30am €427.08

22nd April Fourth Sunday of Easter
Vigil Ardcath 6.30pm A.V. James & Maura Dunican, Ciara & Fr. Seamus Parents Kathleen
                               Dunican DFM Mulrooney Family
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Antoinette Fitzsimons Vincent Collins & Parents John & Mary Ann
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Mary O’Donnell

Monday Curraha 9.30am 23rd Rosemary Malone
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 24th Special Intention
Wednesday Ardcath 9.30am 25th Corry Family deceased members
Thursday Curraha 11.00am 26th Confirmation Mass
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 27th Ollie Marry

29th April Fifth Sunday of Easter
Vigil Ardcath 6.30pm
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am M.M. Nancy Andrews A.V. Tom, Patty & Mike Boylan
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Patrick Mooney A.V. James & Marcella McDermott A.V. May,
                                      Richard, Stephen King and baby Maurice King

Please return your Trocaire Boxes at Masses next Sunday. (Please do not leave Trocaire Boxes in unattended Church)

A Question people often ask: When best to book Masses, Baptisms, Weddings etc. The best way is to see Fr. Brendan after Mass. (Text messaging is not reliable or recommended.) Or to phone the Parish office on 01-8350136 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Parish office times are 1pm to 3pm Tuesday’s and Friday’s.

Welcome: On Thursday the 26th April we welcome Bishop Smith to our Parish for the Sacrament of Confirmation. We thank Bishop Michael for taking time out of his busy schedule to be with us on this important day in the life of our Parish.

The Christian Message is a message of life. It is about how every human life is a reflection of the very life of God. Each of us is created in the image of God. Catholic teaching clearly affirms that every human life has unique and irreplaceable dignity. Every human life has the right, from its very beginnings, to flourish and develop as God wants it to. Compassion and support for women in difficult situations also belongs to the essence of Catholic teaching. Any society which attempts to define certain lives as being of lesser worth and of lesser protection betrays the common good. All should be equal in the face of the law. That is a fundamental principle of our Constitution – and indeed of democracy – to be maintained and protected.

Ardcath Parish Fields Priencetown: 10 acres will be available in the coming weeks for rent. Please contact Ray White Auctioneers in writing with your offer by Thursday 3rd May.

Curraha Lotto results 16th April 2018. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 2-11-20-21. There was no Match 3 winner which will rollover to next week and will be €300.00. The Jackpot is now at €1800.00 and the next draw will take place in The Becks.

Curraha G.A.A. Underage, minor and adult teams all back training: new players always welcome.

Stand up for life. Nationwide rally Dublin City Centre 12th May 2pm. All welcome.

St Vincent’s Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 14-25-28. Names drawn for monthly draw were Monica Byrne and Joseph Woods. Next week's jackpot is €4900.00.

Next week’s bulletin will have a letter from Bishop Denis Nulty which is well worth reading and reflecting on.

St Mary’s Church Ardcath: Four stained glass windows from the main body of the church have now been removed for essential restoration work costing €27,000.00. We are committed with your help to remain debt free and finance this project from our monthly envelope collection and through sponsorship and donations.  If you are interested in contributing please complete slip below. A plaque will be placed in the church acknowledging contributions. Alternatively a donation can be made in memory of a deceased loved one.  Thank you again for your ongoing support. 

St. Mary’s Church Ardcath Project 2018
I ..............................................................................wish to Donate €....................  
My Parish envelope number is: .........................  Phone No:...............................
The Name I wish to go on the: Plaque…………............................................................................................................ or
 I prefer to remain anonymous.     Yes             (Please tick) 

Please return to Parish Office, Fr. Brendan, or a member of above committees.

Hospitalised or Housebound: If a parishioner or family member is hospitalised or housebound and you would like Fr. Brendan to call for the sacraments, it is vitally important that you let him know. Due to Data Protection the Hospitals do not give out the names of people who are in the hospital so it is down to the family to inform Fr. Brendan.

Easter Ceremonies a huge thank you to everyone who attended and prepared the ceremonies, a large team of people behind the scenes made this possible thank you to each and every one. A special thanks to our choirs, sacristans, servers, alter societies for all their hard work. May the risen Lord Guide and Protect you and your Family.

Fr. Brendan