Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Thirthy Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (11th November 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 November 15th 2018 and 3rd January 2019.

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

Parish List of the Dead: There are envelopes at the back of all the churches if you wish to fill out and return in envelopes boxes.

Nov 17th/18th          Ministers of the Eucharistic           Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm          Geraldine Wal                                   Patricia Fox & Liz Gough
Clonalvy 10.00am       Anne Whyte                                      Chris Green
Curraha 11.30am        Margaret Nugent                               Michael Laffey

11th November Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Tony & Alice Powderly James & Mary Garland & DFM A.V. Colin Caffrey
                               A.V. Bill & Ellen Adams, Maureen & Kay DFM
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Pat Bowens
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Roger Sherry and Deceased Members Sherry & Whearty Families
                                      A.V. Liam & Margaret Caffrey

Monday Curraha 9.30am 12th Mattie Reilly
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 13th Sean O’Brien
Wednesday Ardcath 9.30am 14th List of the dead Special Intention
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 15th A.V. Peter & Mary Cleary John Carey
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 16th List of the Dead

18th November Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm M.M. Tina McNally  A.V. Tommy O’Brien
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Kevin & Eilish O’Connor and son Kevin

We are having our annual masses of Remembrance for our Faithful departed. We invite all the families who have had a death in the family in last year to be involved in our Ceremony. This mass will take place in all our churches next weekend the 17th and 18th of November. All are very welcome to get involved in praying for our deceased loved ones. Candles will be provided at entrance of the churches. If you know of any family in the parish who has had a bereavement in the last year please invite them.

Why is November Month of the Holy Souls?

In Catholic tradition November is a month of prayer for the dead. The practice of praying for the dead is rooted first in the Christian belief in the everlasting life promised in Jesus’ teachings and fore-shadowed by his disciple’s experience that God had raised him from the dead. After death, even though separated from our earthly body, we yet continue a personal existence. It is as living persons that God invites us into a relationship whose life transcends death.

Praying for the dead has further origins in our belief in the communion of saints. Members of this community, who are living, often assist each other in faith by prayers and other forms of spiritual support. Christians who have died continue to be members of the communion of saints. We believe that we can assist them by our prayers, and they can assist us by theirs.

Our prayers for the dead express hope that God will free the person who has died from any burden of sin and prepare a place for him or her in heaven. Death remains a mystery for us – a great unknown. Yet Christian language evokes a hopeful imagination in the presence of death, an assurance that our love, linked to Christ’s love, can help bridge whatever barriers might keep those whom we love from fully enjoying the presence of a loving and life-giving God.

“From the beginning the Church has honoured the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all in the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1032)

Is God calling you to be a Priest?
A Come and See, Exploring Priesthood Retreat will take place on the 23/24 of November In Mount Saint Anne’s retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laoise. This retreat is being organised by the National Vocations Office for all dioceses. For more information see or contact Fr. Shane Crombie (057) 9321587 or Fr. Joe Campbell (044) 9348338. ‘A vocation flows from the heart of God and blossoms in the good soil of faithful people’  Pope Francis

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.

Curragha I.C.A. monthly meeting will take place on Monday 12th at 8pm sharp in the Parish Centre.  Mr. Mick Finnegan Meath Co. Co., and Guard Sharon Connors, will be our guests on the night.  Looking forward to seeing all our members , and new members will be made very welcome.

St Patrick’s N.S. is having a poker classic which will take place on Wednesday 5th December at 9.30pm in Bennett's Lounge.  Tickets €30.00. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for all your support at last Sunday’s cake sale in Curraha for Brother Kevin of the Capuchin Day Centre a large sum of money was raised and has been forwarded on where it will be of great benefit.

St Finnian’s N.S. Clonalvy Auction – will take place on Sunday the 2nd of December at 2pm. Santa arrives at 2.30pm. Great bargains to be had as usual, tea and coffee served on the day. The monies raised from the Auction are a major fundraiser for our school. Your support would be much appreciated.

Curraha Lotto results 5th November 2018. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 3-7-16-26 There was one winner of the match three for €100.00 Megan Heeney. The Jackpot next week is €2100.00. The next draw will take place in Swans.

Ardcath Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 7-11-14. Names drawn for monthly draw were Noel Lynch and John and Pauline Brangan. Next week's €2450.00