3 November 2021

Parish News



Saturday November 6th at 7pm Mass Borrisoleigh

Linda O’Connor , Kilfithmone 25th Anniversary

Kitty & Mick Smith, Main St. and Jim Molumby,  Lower St.

Sunday November 7th at 9.30am Mass Ileigh

Austin Kearney, Lower St.

 Lal, Michael and Marie Ryan, Ileigh.

Sunday November 7th  at 11am Mass Borrisoleigh

Kitty Ryan, Glenkeen, Month’s Mind and also her husband Mixie.


Our Annual Mass for all those in our Parish who died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday November 5th at 7pm. Any Parishioner whose family member died during the past year and who was living outside of the parish and who would like them to be included in our Mass, please leave their names with Frances or Sinead in the Parish Centre as soon as possible.


Exploring the Acts of the Apostles with Sr. Therese Fitzgerald and the Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies

Over six nights, listen to God’s Word in the Acts of the Apostles and engage with some of the people you meet there. Hear dynamic stories about the first followers of Jesus – what was important to them, their concerns, how they discerned their way forward in difficult times and how they maintained hope. By learning from their experience, be transformed by the Word of God in your lives today.

First session will take place on Monday 8th November in St Patrick’s MIC Campus, Thurles OR Tuesday 9th November in Limerick Diocesan Centre, St Munchin’s, Corbally from 7.30-9.00pm and on Tuesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th November and 7th December. It can be accessed on Zoom from 7.30-9.00pm. The final session will be held on Monday 13th December in Thurles OR Tuesday 14th December in Limerick from 7.30-9.00pm.

Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ActsOfTheApostles . €15 contribution requested. Everyone is welcome.



 Take the TRIP of a LIFETIME to the HOLY LAND, 23rd May – 2nd June 2022. 

Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Scripture Scholar).  In association with Premier Travel, Cork

Contact Mícheál at 086-8337681 or email info@carpediemtours.ie

(See also our website:  www.carpediemtours.ie)

What former pilgrims have said about this tour:  ‘Masada was awe inspiring but I was moved by Calvary in a way I could not imagine or describe’ (Mike)

‘Keep it up, the happiness you brought to your pilgrims will never be forgotten,’ (Alice)

‘We will now read and hear the gospels in a very different light since our pilgrimage’, (Lucille)


Cemetery Prayers

The Rosary will be recited on each Sunday in the Parish Cemeteries on the following dates.

St. Bridgid’s Cemetery, Borrisoleigh – Sunday November 7th at 3 pm

Glenkeen Cemetery– Sunday  November 14th at 3pm

Ileigh Cemetery: Sunday  November 21st at 3 pm.


Special Parish Collection

There will be a special Parish collection to support Trocaire in alleviating the humanitarian Crisis in East Africa. The Irish Bishops are asking parishes throughout Ireland to undertake a special Collection next week end (6th & 7th Nov) to invite the public to support Trocaire in its work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.  I would encourage you to give generously to this collection which will be taken up at all Masses next weekend.


November Month of the Holy Souls

Masses for the Holy Souls will be offered throughout the month of November. Completed lists (list are in the purple envelopes) can be placed in the boxes in either Churches or in the Parish Centre.


Thought for the week

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everwhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family Amen.

Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Notes

“Jimmy Finn – A Tipperary Legend” Patronage Final Call

Just a final reminder for anyone who wishes to become a patron from the upcoming book detailing the life and times of one of our greatest ever players.
Patronage costs €50 and entitles you to a signed hardback copy of the book, an acknowledgment in the book itself and an invite to the Launch Night which will take place in early December. 
The book itself is a non-profit making venture with all donations going to the printing and publishing costs of the book. Any excess funds will remain within the parish through charitable causes and local initiatives.
To become a Patron you can contact Mark Stapleton (086 814 3486) or Philip Fahey (087 291 6361) or any Member of the Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Committee.

You can also do it through a Bank Transfer to the following account.  IBAN: IE70 BOFI 9044 5611 3217 66

As always your support is greatly appreciated.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club

Scoil Naomh Cualán

As a thank you to Fr Hennessy for all his hard work in preparing and administering the Sacrament of Confirmation the school presented him with a picture as a token of appreciation.  Fr Hennessy is always a great support to the children and staff of the school.  We look forward to his weekly visits.  Scoil Naomh Cualán is very lucky to have Fr Hennessy as part of our school  community.  

Pic of the Past

Opening of Bishop Quinlan Park 1984
Raphael Ryan, John Delaney, Sean Kenny and Hugh Bourke
These four hurled on a Borrisoleigh team at the
opening of McDonagh Park, Nenagh in the 1930s.

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