Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Sunday 16th June The Holy Trinity

Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788 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 on Thursday the 18th July and 29th of August at 8.00pm .

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

June 22nd/23rd        Ministers of the Eucharistic        Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm          Lara McCormack                             Patricia Fox & Liz Gough
Clonalvy 10.00am       Frances Whyte                               Catherine Campbell
Curraha 11.30am        Marcella O’Connor                          Patricia Smith

Sunday 16th June The Holy Trinity
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm People of the Parish
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am People of the Parish
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Leo Martin A.V. Catherine Hanvey Sr. de Lourde Gilsenan

Monday Curraha 9.30am 17th Jim King
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30pm 18th Bridge Smith
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 20th Kathleen Stanners
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 21st Special Intention

Sunday 23rd June Corpus Christi
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Ita dowling & DFM
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. DFM Sheehan & Dunne Family
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Agnes & Joe Gibney A.V. Lilly & Leo Fullam Jim King

The Parish council of Ardcath/Clonalvy are delighted to celebrate Fr. Brendan’s Silver Jubilee on Sunday the 30th of June.

Cemetery Devotion Dates:
Piercetown Saturday 22nd June Devotions 7.15pm. 
Clonalvy: Sunday 30th June Devotions directly after 10.00am Mass. 
Curraha: Sunday 7th July directly after 11.30am Mass, followed by Crickstown. 
Kilmoon: Sunday 7th July Devotions 3pm
Kilbrew: Monday 8th July Mass at 8pm.
Ardcat h: Sunday 8th September Mass 2pm.

The Joys of Priesthood
If the sermon is too long: “He sends us to sleep”
If it’s short: “He didn’t bother to prepare it”
If he raises his voice: “He’s shouting”
If he speaks normally: “You can’t hear him”
If he’s away: “He’s always on the road”
If he’s at home: “He never goes anywhere”
If he’s out visiting: “He’s never at home”
He is expected to be in three places at once
“ But there is only one of him.”
If he’s in the house: “He never visits the people” 
If he talks finance: “He’s fond of the money”
If he doesn’t: “He’s letting the parish run down” 
If he takes his time: “He’d wear you out”
If he doesn’t: He never listens”
If he starts mass on time: “His watch must be fast” 
If he starts a minute late: “He holds everyone up”
If he’s young: “He has no experience”
If he’s old: “He ought to retire”
Often is accredited and mentioned in the talk,
“And the truth is another fact.”
And if he dies, or is changed
No one could ever replace him!

Séamus Hogan, Curraha GFC player, will be travelling to Romania in July as a leader on the Habitat for Humanity Youth Build Team to work alongside local people to help families have a simple decent and affordable place to live. There will be a cup of tea as well as a fundraising bake sale and raffle after 11:30am mass in Curraha next Sunday 23rd June. Any support would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Séamus on 0863132073."  

Ardcath/Clonalvy Heritage Society. The talk on the Life And Times of Patrick Masterson due to be held Wednesday June 19th in Clonalvy Graveyard has been postponed until a later date.

CHY Forms: We thank those who have returned their form which a great many of you have and we remind those who have not to please do so as we are processing them in the next week or two.

Curraha Lotto results 10.06.19. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 13-15-16-23. There was no winner of the match 3 numbers which will be carried over to next week. The Jackpot next week is €5200.00. The next draw will take place in Swans.

Ardcath Windfall was won The Winner is Francis Rogers. Numbers drawn were 11-12-27. Names drawn for monthly draw were Ciaran O'Reilly and Kevin Boylan. Next week's jackpot will be €1200.00.