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Parishes of Ardcath/Clonalvy & Curraha
Fr. Brendan Ferris: 01-8350136 Mobile 087-2204788
Thirthy Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (18th 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 Thursday the 10th 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.

Please pray for John Gough Cushenstown who was laid to rest on Friday. May he rest in peace.

Nov 24th/25th          Ministers of the Eucharistic           Ministers of the Word
Ardcath 6.30pm           Mary Willis                                       Lara McCormack & Arthur Moore
Clonalvy 10.00am        Frances Whyte                                 Breda Murray
Curraha 11.30am         Eleanor Laffey                                  Frances Gargan

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 Parish List of the Dead Special Intention
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Kevin & Eilish O’Connor and son Kevin

Monday Curraha 9.30am 19th Michael Kirwan
Tuesday Clonalvy 9.30am 20th Johnny Andrews
Wednesday Ardcath 9.30am 21st Parish List of the dead 
Thursday Curraha 9.30am 22nd Lillian Dillon
Friday Ardcath 9.30am 23rd Deceased members Corry Family

25th November Feast of Christ the King
Ardcath Vigil 6.30pm A.V. Elaine Caffrey A.V. Sean Cromwell
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 
Sunday Curraha 11.30am A.V. Frank Whyte A.V. Nicholas King A.V. Larry King 
                                      A.V. Peter & Sheila O’Hanrahan

Today is the national day for remembering those killed or injured in car accidents. We ask you to please remember them and their families in your prayers.

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)

A reunion of all WMOF 2018 volunteersA is planned for Friday 30th November 2018 at 7:30pm. This liturgical gathering, social reunion and launch of a commemorative publication will be led by Bishop Tom Deenihan and hosted by St Mary’s Parish, Navan. The gathering is extended to parishioners, staff, clergy and religious who represented their parish at the Croke Park Festival of Families, in Knock or at the Mass in the Phoenix Park. Parish secretaries and all who assisted families to register are particularly welcome to attend. 

Benedictine Monks of Silverstream Priory:  invite the clergy, religious and layfold of the Diocese to join them for Vespers, Homily and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 5 pm on the first three Sundays of Advent, December 3rd, 10th and 17th.

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.

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 12th November 2018. There was no jackpot winner the numbers drawn were 4-12-17-18 There was no winner of the match three which will carry on to next week €200.00. The Jackpot next week is €2200.00. The next draw will take place in The Becks.

Ardcth Windfall not won. Numbers drawn were 14-23-25. Names drawn for monthly draw were Pat Hanad and Richie Connor. Next week's jackpot is €2500.00. The club AGM will take place on 17th of December. Golden Globe tickets available from Sinéad at 086-0772650.