Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (20th January 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 Thursday the 10th January 2019.

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

Please pray for Nicky Murray who was laid to rest during the week. May he rest in peace.

Jan 26th/27th       Ministers of the Eucharistic             Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm       Maire McKenna                                   Bernie Arnold & Maire McKenna
Clonalvy 10.00am     Leita Harford                                     Margaret Andrews
Curraha 11.30am     Gerard O’Connor                                 Paul O’Connor

Church Collections 12th/13th
Envelopes Ardcath/Clonalvy €140 Offerings €90
Envelopes Curraha €110 Offerings €0
Plate: 6.30pm €182.75 10am €412.81 11.30am €333.10

Sunday 20th January Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Nicky Hamilton A.V. Shay Lane A.V. Jean Andrews A.V. Josie, Patrick
                               & Larry McNally
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am People of the Parish
Sunday Curragha 11.30am A.V. Sinead Lynn & Ryan Family Dec Members A.V.
                                        Nuala Keogh A.V. Martina Galway

Monday Curraha 9.30am 21st Keith Cox
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 22nd Special Intention
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 24th Marie O’Sullivan
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 25th Philomena McCormack

Sunday 27th January Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Ann, James & Elizabeth Brien
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Edward Madden
Sunday Curraha 11.30am M.M. Alfie Tolan A.V. Rena Murphy

Applications for enrolment to St Andrew’s N.S. are now being taken please telephone the school on 01-8351528 for copy Enrolment Form or call in to pick one up from the office.

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

Dates for 2019
Confirmation Ardcath 28th Feb.
First Holy Communion Ardcath 4th May Curraha 18th May.

Safeguarding Children teams are in place in all of our churches, the Church’s safeguarding children policy is available at Also there are contact numbers available in the back of all the churches.

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

Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Holy Land  2019: Bshop Deenihan will lead the 2019 Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from November 4th – 12th. Full details will be available shortly. Enquiries to MAP Travel at 01 8783111,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Gerry MacCormack  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  042 9667314

Directives from the Diocese of Meath for Celebration of  Funeral & Wedding Masses 
In our Parish according to Diocesan guidelines, Eulogies/Thanking People are not part of the Funeral Mass;   an option for a Eulogy/Thanking People 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.

Ardcath/Clonalvy annual fundraising takes place again this year in the Droichead Arts Centre, on Tuesday the 5th of February at 8pm. A Comedy called “Who’s wives are they anyway”. Tickets are €15.00 each, also for anyone interested there will be a bus running to and from the venue on the night.

Samaritans Drogheda & North East Branch. Would you be interested in becoming a Samaritan Volunteer? If so please come along to one our Information sessions to find out what is involved.
Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30pm or Saturday 26th January at 11.00am at No 2 Leland Place, Stockwell Street, Drogheda. Contact Brigid at 041-9843844 (10.00am – 1.00pm) or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Curraha Lotto results 13th January 2019. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 8-9-23-26. There was one winner of the match three Bernard Fay who wins €200.00. The Jackpot next week is €3100.00. The next draw will take place in The Becks.

Ardcath Windfall not won: Numbers drawn were windfall 28, 29,32. Names drawn for monthly draw were Michael Murray and P, D & M Savage. Next week's jackpot will be €2,900.00.