Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy and Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (10th June 2018) 


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 on Thursday July 12th 2018 and 23rd August 2018.

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

June 16th/17th      Ministers of the Eucharistic                Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm        Ann Sheridan                                        Eilish Behan & Ann McNally
Clonalvy 10.00am     Margaret Andrews                                 Anne White
Curraha 11.30am     Marcella O’Connor                                  Frances Duffy

Sunday 10th June Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Sonny Arnold & DFM A.V. Leo Kielty Birthday Remembrance
                               Elaine Caffrey Birthday Rembrance Richard Dunne & mother
                               Margaret Paddy Madden & Deceased members Fox Family
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Cormac Crooke
Sunday Curraha 11.30am M.M. Rory McGovern A.V. Ann Canning


Monday Curraha 9.30am 11th Bartle Bermingham
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 12th Special Intention
Wednesday Ardcath 9.30am 13th Special Intention
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 14th Noel Eiffe
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 15th Special Intention

Sunday 17th June Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Richard & Rose Walsh  & Son Michael
Sunday Curraha 11.30am  A.V. Catherine Hanvey A.V. John & Flo King A.V.
                                       Elizabeth Fullam A.V. Leo Martin

Cemetery Devotion Dates:
Piercetown Saturday 23rd June Devotions 7.15pm.
Clonalvy: Sunday 24th June Devotions after 10.00am Mass.
Curraha: Sunday 1st July after 11.30am Mass, then Crickstown.
Kilmoon: Sunday 1st July Devotions 3pm
Kilbrew: Monday 2nd July Mass at 8pm.
Ardcat h: Sunday 9th September Mass 2pm.

Please pray for those doing exams in the current weeks:
Exam Blessing
Lord, pour out your spirit of wisdom upon
me and my fellow students,
Help me to remain calm,
To attend carefully to the question asked,
To think clearly, to remember accurately,
And to express myself well.

Grant that I may reflect the best of the work that
I have done
And the best of the teaching I have received.
Accept my best efforts in these examinations
And in the great test of life on earth.
May your love be upon me, O Lord,
As I place all my trust in you.

I ask this through Christ our Lord.

CHY3: In the coming week or two families who have contributed €250.00 or more will receive their CHY3 forms. As the parish is a registered Charity we can claim the tax on your donation which is essential to help finance the day to day costs and projects we have going on in our parishes. Please sign the form and return in the stamped addressed envelope.

Curraha Lotto results 4th June 2018. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 5-10-24-25 There was one Match 3 winner Shane Ward who wins €100.00. The Jackpot is now at €2500.00 and the next draw will take place in The Becks.

St Vincent’s Windfall not won. Numbers drawn 9-23-36. Names drawn for monthly draw were Pat Murray and Brendan Morgan. Monthly winner of €200 was Brendan Morgan. Next week's jackpot is €5,500.

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. 

Please make cheques payable to Ardcath Church Fund or if you wish to do a bank transfer please contact the parish office on Tuesday’s or Friday’s between 12.30 and 2.30pm.
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 the parish committees.

Change from baskets to sealed collection bags: Our parish auditors “D.F. Dillion” have contacted us in preparation for our 2018 audit. They have informed us that in accordance with “Guidance and procedures as set out in the Irish Episcopal Conference Guidelines – Financial Controls and Related processes with Parishes” that Parishes should utilize sealed collection bags rather than open baskets. These have been purchased and will be introduced in our three churches in the next few weeks. Most people will be familiar with these bags as they are used in most churches presently.

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

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

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 FrSéan 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.

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”


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.