Parish Bulletin – 11th August 2013


Mon, Tues, & Fri 9.30am. Sat 7.30pm; Sun 11am.

Feast of the Assumption  -Thurs 15th

Mass on Wed eve 7.30; Thurs 11am.


Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Ireland will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The consecration will take place at Knock Shrine, during the annual Novena to Our Lady of Knock. The Prayer of Consecration will entrust families, homes and the dioceses of Ireland to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and call on her to watch over the young people of Ireland. As the universal Church is currently celebrating a Year of Faith, it is fitting that the Act of Consecration calls to mind the woman of faith par excellence and asks for her prayers for the people of this country.

We, in our parish, will associate ourselves with this National Event in Knock as we consecrate our families and parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at our Masses on Wed eve & Thursday next, the Feast of the Assumption. 


READERS – Feast of the Assumption

Wed 14th 7.30pm: – Nora O’Brien

Thurs 15th 11am:- Frances O’Dwyer.

READERS – Next Weekend

Sat 7.30pm: Bridget Keogh

Sun 11am ————-

(If a reader is unable to fulfil a duty it would be

appreciated if another reader was asked to fill in.)



 The opening verses of this Gospel passage invite us to ask ourselves: what do we see as our purpose in life? What are our priorities? Is our heart set on material progress and advance or do we have other priorities? What has helped you to appreciate that there is more to your life than earthly possessions and success?  At times one can sense in Jesus an urgency, as if he wanted to shake people and wake them up to take his words seriously. The parable has that tone: ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit.’

Another consideration that adds to the sense of urgency in the words of Jesus is that we only have one life, and we do not know how long that will last. So Jesus calls on us to live in the now and to treasure our time. Sometimes we can drift aimlessly through a day and on other occasions use a day purposefully. What difference does that make, if any, to how you experience the day?



Martin Lonergan, Main St., – Sat 10th Aug 7.30pm

Lizzie Whelan, Galtee View-Sun 11th Aug 11am.

Kitty & Paddy Dalton, Lackelly – Sat 17th 7.30pm

Tommy Purcell, Drumcamogue – Sun 18th 11am.



Sat 7.30pm: James Lonergan, Philip Purcell,

Marion Dawson, Jim Corby

Sun 11am: Peter Breen, Mary McGrath

John Burke (Coolboy), Michael McGrath.





A trip to Killarney is being organised for Tuesday 20th August leaving the church car park at 9.30am. Anybody wishing to travel on the day should give their names to Julie Walsh at the post office on or before Friday next 16th August.



July Lotto Winners: Betty Sheehy, Padden McGrath, Paul Creamer and Catherine Quish.

We ask residents to be aware of the need to water flower beds, tubs and boxes.



Emly Text Alert would like to thank everyone for joining our text alert service. We held a very successful launch recently.  While every effort was made to make contact with every household in the parish we are conscious that some people may have been missed. If you would like to join please contact Simon 087 2901780  or John  062




Many thanks for all the support with our Coffee Morning last Sunday. A total of €1,051 was collected from the coffee morning.

All proceeds will go directly to “Gordishche Orphanage” in Belarus.


THE IRISH  CATHOLIC The ‘Irish Catholic’ newspaper is on sale (price €1.50.)