Previous Bulletins

Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Baptism of the Lord (13th January 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 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 Winifred Martin mother of Paula O’Farrell who was laid to rest during the week. May she rest in peace.

Jan 19th/20th          Ministers of the Eucharistic               Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm          Maire McKenna                                    Joan Caffrey & Andy Cromwell
Clonalvy 10.00am       Tom Bowler                                         Anne White
Curraha 11.30am        Margaret Nugent                                  Mary Carey

Sunday 13th January Baptism of the Lord
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Bridie Kavanagh A.V. Gareth McKenna A.V. Larry McGuinness
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am A.V. Michael Fanning & remembering his Sister Una and Brother
                                       Joe A.V. Cathal Walsh & Deceased Family Members
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Special Intention

Monday Curraha 9.30am 14th Sick of the Parish 
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 15th People of the Parish 
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 17th People of the Parish 
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 18th Special Intention

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 
Sunday Curragha 11.30am A.V. Sinead Lynn & Ryan Family Dec Members A.V. Nuala Keogh
                                        A.V. Martina Galwey

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

Holy Baptism
Baptism is God’s most beautiful and magnificent gift. It is a grace, an anointing, enlightenment, the garment of immorality, the bath of rebirth, a seal and a most precious gift.
It is also a gateway into the Christian life and doorway on the the highway of holiness. Baptism confers on each of us an indelible spiritual mark, or character, of being a child of God which nothing can erase. In baptism we are made a new creation and can live lives which witness to a new humanity to the holiness and sanctity of God. In short, because of baptism we can live holy lives – we can become saints.

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

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.

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.

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

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 7th January 2019. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 8-10-11-16. There was winner of the match three which will roll over to next week €200.00. The Jackpot next week is €3000.00. The next draw will take place in Swans.

Ardcath Windfall not won.  Numbers drawn were 3,17,32. Names drawn were Boylan Bunch and Timmy Fitzgerald. Next week’s jackpot is €2850.00.