Parish Bulletin

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788 
Palm Sunday (14th April 2019) 

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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 25th April & 6th June 2019 8.00pm .

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

April 20th/21st             Ministers of the Eucharistic            Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm               Mary Willis                                        Lara McCormack Arthur Moore
Clonalvy 10.00am            Leita Harford                                    Catherine Campbell
Curraha 11.30am             Frances Duffy                                   Michael Weldon

Sunday 14th April Palm Sunday
Ardcath Vigil       6.30pm A.V. Paul & Kathleen Gogan
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. John & Julie O’Brien A.V. Billy, Ita & Johnny Byrne
Sunday Curraha  11.30am A.V. Joe & Agnes Gibney A.V. Eamon Woods Winifred Martin
                         & Grandson Stephen Moylan A.V. Monica Mulvaney

Monday Curraha 9.30am 15th John Cleary & DFM
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30pm 16th Special Intention


Holy Thursday 18th April Curraha 6.30pm Mass of the Last Supper
Ardcath 8.00pm Mass of the Last Supper
Good Friday 19th April Clonalvy 3.00pm Stations of the Cross
Curraha 6.30pm Passion of Our Lord
Ardcath 8.00pm Passion of Our Lord
Curraha 9.30pm Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday 20th April Ardcath 6.30pm Easter Vigil
Curraha 8.00pm Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday 21st April Clonalvy 10.00am Curraha 11.30am Mass of the Resurrection

Sunday 21st April Easter Sunday
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Patrick & Agnes Wall
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Antoinette Fitzsimons
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. John Kavanagh
Special Intention

As we welcome Easter week as followers of Christ it is our opportunity to take time to reflect on the true meaning of these days, Holy Thursday with the theme of service, reminding us we are all called to serve. Good Friday, Jesus on the cross giving meaning to death and the ultimate the resurrection the true meaning of life.

Holy Cross  
We are now in the final days of Lent. On Thursday night the Triduum begins (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday), bringing our Lenten journey to its climactic celebration on Easter Sunday. Today the Liturgy invites us to contemplate the face of Jesus, the suffering Lord. If you are tempted to doubt God’s love, look at Christ crucified. Here the mystery of God’s love is revealed. St Augustine said, ‘God loves each one of us as if there were only one of us to love’.

Chrism Mass: will take place on Wednesday 17th April at 7.00 pm in the Cathedral, Mullingar. At this Mass all the priests of our Dioceses renew their commitment to the priesthood and the oils used in the sacraments are blessed by the bishop. All parishioners are invited to attend.

#ourparishoftomorrow - Curraha 13th – 16th May - Ardcath/Clonalvy 10th – 13th June
What is this? Are you free on these dates?

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.
Ardcath: Sunday 8th September Mass 2pm.

Ardcath/Clonalvy Historical Society meeting will take place next Tuesday the 16th April at 8pm in the Sacristy.

Bake sale/ Tea Morning: The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Tea Day will be held this Sunday morning after 11.30am Mass in the Hall in Curraha please help support this worthy cause. So if you have baking skills or even time to help out it would be much appreciated please contact Marcella on 087-6744691 or Annette on 087-2367651.

St Patrick’s N.S. Ardcath Scavenger Hunt: This Sunday 14th April @ 2pm. It starts at the school and is €20 per car.  All proceeds go towards the school. Your support very much appreciated.

Curraha Lotto results 8th April 2019. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 9-12-18-23. There was no winner of the match 3 numbers which will carry over to next week. The Jackpot next week is €4300.00. The next draw will take place in The Becks.

Ardcath Windfall not won: Numbers drawn were 8-9-30. Names drawn for monthly draw were Tommy Fitz and A. Tuite. Next week's jackpot will be €3700.00.