1 December 2021

Parish News

Anniversaries: Saturday December 4th @ 7pm Mass Mick Bourke, Gortnaboul, 1st Anniversary

Sunday December 5th @ 11am Mass Thomas and Margaret Dunne, Carrigeen, James and Ellen Kent and their daughter Elizabeth, Rathmoy.

You are also asked to remember in your prayers Baby Darell Keane Main St. Borrisoleigh, Tom Maher Dromcondra, Dublin and Cullohill Borrisoleigh, Kathleen Brennan, Holycross and Chrissie Dunne, Tipperary who were interred during the past week.

 Collection: Last Sunday’s Collection amounted to €506.

 Nine Day Rosary Novena for Ireland

There will be a 9 Day Rosary Novena beginning Tuesday 30th November and ending on Wednesday 8th December. People all over Ireland will pray the Rosary together each evening at 9pm. On the final evening at 9pm on Radio Maria the Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead the final Rosary live.

If you are gathering to pray in groups we encourage you to gather safely adhering to Covid 19 regulations.

“A Programme of Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

This programme will be offered in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly in the Academic Year 2022-2023.  It is designed and developed as an initiative across the Diocese of the Cashel Province.

It is an exciting initiative and an opportunity for those interested in engaging as volunteer catechists or lay pastoral workers to develop the skills necessary to undertake these ministries.

The initial phase of the programme is that of Orientation and Discernment and this will run from January to June 2022.

An overview of the Programme will be offered on Monday 6th December and Thursday 9th December-details will be finalised.  Further details are available on notices at the back of the Church.  Should you require further information please contact Fr. Hennessey.

 Retreat Notice from Vincentian Fathers Ireland

“A Listening Heart” – Online Time of Recollection

 Thursday 2nd December 3 pm

Conference by Fr. Vincent Stapleton – Cashel and Emly

For the last six months a small group of Irish Vincentians have been exploring ways  to support fellow priests here in Ireland, especially in these Covid times.

The  team comprises of Fr. Aidan Galvin, formerly a leader of the Mission Team, along with Fr. Seán Farrell and Fr. Michael Mc Cullough. 

Recently, Fr. Leo Creelman of Clogher, Fr. Paul Glennon of Dublin, Fr. Vincent Stapleton of Cashel and Emly, and Fr. Barry Horan of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora have joined the group.  The group seeks to provide spiritual support for those in diocesan ministry in Ireland, taking the motto, “A Listening Heart” as a title for the initiative.  

Given the current situation with Covid-19, our first Advent Retreat will be facilitated via Zoom on Thursday December 2nd from 3.00 pm to 5.15 pm

3.00 p.m. : Introduction by Fr. Michael McCullagh followed by 

Opening Talk by Fr. Vincent Stapleton of Cashel and Emly.

3.30 to 4.30 p.m.: Private prayer time in one’s own oratory/home.

4.30 p.m.  Faith sharing.

5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer of the Church led by John and Gráinne O’Keeffe of Maynooth.

To participate via zoom the meeting ID is: 848 4547 7028

Password: 978594


Thought for the week: Be who you are not what the world wants you to be.

Scoil Naomh Cualán

The boys in our Le Chéile 1 class have been very busy the last few weeks making our scarecrow.  He is currently guarding our newly sown bulbs and he is getting ready to protect our spring vegetable patch.  The boys and girls are trying to think of an appropriate name for him.  

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AXA Community Bike Ride

Happy Christmas to everyone who joined us for an AXA Community Bike Ride this year. As our December 12th cycle to Loughmore Community Tearooms is our last cycle for this year please go to the website and register for a lovely group fun cycle with mince pies for refreshments. Thanks to leaders Christy and John F for organising the cycles and to all who helped us out over the year. It was a great year with very enjoyable cycles. Our highlight being a visit to the new Limerick Greenway.

Pic of the Past

Ollie Kelly, John Stapleton, Patricia Devitt, Micheal Tierney,
Michael Kinane (Chairman of Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Club), Vincent O’Connor,
Biddy Stapleton, Mary Keane, Tony Rabbitte and Jimmy Slattery

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