Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January, 18, 2009

Holy Father,
God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows.
We praise You for Your unequalled greatness.
Thank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead.
Help us in Your new year, Father, to fret less and laugh more.
To teach our children to laugh by laughing with them.
To teach others to love by loving them.
Knowing, when Love came to the stable in Bethlehem,
He came for us.
So that Love could be with us, and we could know You.
That we could share Love with others.
Help us, Father, to hear Your love song in every sunrise,
in the chirping of sparrows in our backyards,
in the stories of our old folks, and the fantasies of our children.
Help us to stop and listen to Your love songs,
so that we may know You better and better.
We rejoice in the world You loved into being.
Thank You for another new year and for new chances every day.
We pray for peace, for light, and for hope, that we might spread them to others.
Forgive us for falling short this past year.
We leave the irreparable past in your hands, and step out into the unknown new year knowing You will go with us.
We accept Your gift of a new year and we rejoice in what's ahead, depending on You to help us do exactly what You want.
I say it again, we rejoice!
In Jesus name,

€200 - Lucy Quinn, Carrigeen. €100 - Sinead Walsh, Mooncoin Heights. €50 - Martin Murphy, grange. €20 - Karen Purcell, Mullinavat; Alice Dunphy, Polerone; Dick Walsh, Corluddy; Ena Delahunty, Grange; Richie Coady, Barronswood; Suzanne Walsh, Ballincur; John Joe Kinsella, Dournane; Pat Mackey, Mooncoin Heights; Ger Sutton, Dournane Road; Paula Phelan, Dournane; Mary Comerford, Old Luffany; Josephine Sutton, Dournane Road; Alice Conway, Carrick Road; John Bowe, Dungooley; Peggy Madden, Ballymountain; Liam O’Brien Jnr., Comeragh Close; Jack Brennan, Roseleigh; Stephen Phelan, Kilcraggan; Ciaran Dunphy, Moonveen; Anthony Green, Polerone Green.

Camogie Club
The AGM will take place on Friday, January 23 at 8pm in the Complex. Parents, players and those interested in helping out are asked to attend. We will also be taking orders from players for the club hoodies directly after the meeting. Sizes will be available to try on and anyone interested in buying a hoodie is asked to come along, as they may not be available later in the year. For info call Ann, 086- 8187675, or Colette 086- 8354844.

Juvenile Badminton Club
Many thanks to all who supported our club on our recent bag packing days in Centra. Thanks also to Michael & Alice Blanchfield for the opportunity to fund in your store.

Enable Ireland
Annual Church Gate Collection will take place on the weekend of Feb 7/8.

Scoil Mhuire, Greenhill, Carrick-on-Suir
Will hold an enrolment night for the incoming 1st years on Monday, January 19 at 7.30pm in the school. Application Forms are available from Primary Schools and from the school office. Call 051-640383.

Meeting in Comerford’s Lounge on Wednesday, Jan 21 at 8pm. We will be discussing the forthcoming visit to Brittany from 8 - 17 April (Easter). The cost for a standard car with roof rack, 2 adults, 2 children and a 4 berth cabin, will be approx. €550 return. We hope you can join us.

Conference meeting on Tuesday, January 20 at 8pm.

Meeting in the Convent on Thursday, Jan 22 at 7.30pm.

We welcome into our Faith Community, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, who was baptised recently.

MINISTERS: Jan 24 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Declan Walsh. Jan 25 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Mary Hassett.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Jan 17 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson.

MINISTER: Jan 25 - Jason Dunphy.
READER: Jan 25 - Helen Brennan.
CLEANERS: Jan 24/31 - K. Walsh, C. Norris.

Sr. Anne Murphy, Presentation Convent.

John & Nancy Carberry, Aglish; Eddie Lacey, Portnahully; Bridie Hewetson; Walsh Family, Portnascully; Tom Rochford, Barronswood; Mary McCarthy, 9 Comeragh View; Aiden Byrne, Dournane Road; John Falconer, Clonmore; Thomas Hennebery, Cloncunny; James Grace, Portnahully; Annie O’Keeffe, Moonveen.