Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time, February 22, 2009

Dr. Finola Cunnane, S.S.L. at Grace Dieu Manor & Conference Centre, Tramore Road, Waterford. Thursdays, 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
* March 5: Lent: A Time of Invitation
* March 12: Lent: A Time of Journey
* March 19: Lent: A Time of Awareness
* March 26: Lent: Journey into Freedom
* April 2: Lent: A Time of Transformation
Suggested Donation: €10 per night; €8 (Concession) (Including tea/coffee & biscuits)

ASH WEDNESDAY - Day of Fast & Abstinence
Mass and Blessings of Ashes at 9.30am - Mooncoin Church.

Registration Event on Friday. March 6 at 7.30pm in the Complex.
U10 (Boys from Senior Infants Class/Girls from 1st Class onwards) €20 per child. U11 to Minors - €30 per child. Family Membership (to include all children/young people) €50 maximum cost.
New members always welcome.
RESULTS: U14 Football League - Mooncoin 4-3 : Mullinavat 0-4.
Minor training recommences on Monday, February 23 at 7.30pm at the Complex.
Following a meeting, the Mooncoin GAA ASAP (Alcohol & Substance Abuse Policy) has now been finalised and will be posted on the website.
Our plan, over the coming weeks, is to update the Juvenile section of the Mooncoin GAA website. Please visit and follow the link for the Juveniles section. Any ideas for website content are welcomed. Contact Eugene Fitzgerald at 895443.

€200 - Catherine O’Brien, Waterford. €100 - Mary Comerford, Old Luffany. €50 - Liam Delahunty, Polerone. €20 - Roisin Sweeney, Comeragh View; Willie Delahunty, Portnahully; Andrew O’Neill, Corluddy; Conor Ryan, Ballinlough; Angela Haley, Polerone; Elleen Croke, Polerone; John Foran, Piltown; Paul Winters, Roseleigh; Alice Phelan, Kilcraggan; Bridie O’Hara, c/o Blanchfields; Douglas Bowers; Cloncunny; Patricia Conway, Rathcurby; Mae Walsh, Clogga; Sean Hogan, Dournane; Tony McDonald; Roseleigh; Anthony Quinn, Pollrone Green; Mary Lacey, Portnahully; Bella Murphy, Skelpstown; Bridget McGrath, Polerone; Ger Kirwan, Polerone.

It’s that time of year again! The group are busy preparing for this year’s production “Funny Money” by Ray Cooney. What an apt title for the times we live in. We hope to banish your financial blues with our usual mix of laughter, chat and a cuppa. So come along to Mooncoin Hall from Tuesday, March 3, to Sunday, March 8, at 8pm nightly, where a warm welcome awaits you.

Anyone interested in VEC run Art Classes for adults?
Please contact Laura for more information at 087-9323620.

Applications are invited from suitable persons to avail of funding from this fund.
Contact Fr. O’Gorman.

St. Vincent DePaul Conference meeting on Tuesday, February 24 at 8pm.

READERS: Mar 01 (11am) Ena Delahunty, Eoin Crowley.
CLEANERS: Feb 28/Mar 7 Brenda Holden, Noreen Quilty, Mickey Lannon.

MINISTERS: Feb 28 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Suzanne Halley. Mar 01 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Noreen Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 28 Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).

MINISTER: March 01 - Helen Brennan.
READER: March 01 - Patrick Kinsella.

Johnny Walsh, Ballincur.

Paddy, Kitty & Nellie Healy, Dungooley; Mike & Lena Foran, Main Street; John & Kitty Tobin, Chapel Street; Annie & Bill Corcoran, Ballon; Margaret Foskin, Rathcurby; Johnnie. Mary & Martin O’Brien, Dournane Road; Brigid Grant, Dournane; Patrick, Edmond, Hannah, Catherine, Walter & Johanna Walsh, Aglish; Robert & Margaret Walsh, New Aglish; Pat Vereker, Limerick & Moonveen.

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 15, 2009

God, Our Father, Give Us!
Give us, ever patient God, that Spirit
which can endure delay,
and bear suffering,
and never give in.

To endure delay,
yet live through each moment with confidence,
and not lose heart,
nor allow the vision of the better times to fade.

To bear suffering,
yet not be broken by it,
and not be overcome by bitterness,
nor find faith fall short.

And never give in,
yet not to bear a grudge
and not to live, grim faced, stiff lipped,
nor show pride in enduring.

But rather, by your Spirit, point us to Jesus our Lord who, through temptations, injustice, hardship and opposition patiently bore your perfect will with loving kindness and with constant hope.


Marfan Syndrome Research
Is holding an Information Evening on Marfan Syndrome and an update on current research in Ireland. This will be hosted by Dr. John Byrne and Dr. Jonathon McGuiness on Thursday, February 19, at 7.30pm in the Woodlands Hotel, Waterford. This presentation promises to be most interesting. All are welcome to attend.

Mooncoin GAA
The Club has put in place an ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy). The Draft document is currently available and for more information contact James Grace, 895263, or Eugene Fitzgerald, 895443.

Apostolic Society
Are holding a meeting in the Convent on Thursday, February 19, at 7.30pm.

Silver Circle - WEEK 15
€200 - Saoirse O’Dwyer, Old Luffany. €100 - Roy Foran, Ardera. €50 - Eoin O’Shea, Portnahully. €20 - Claire Kearney, Roseleigh; Maragaret Dunphy, Ballygorey; Marie Delahunty, Ballybrazil; Stephen Greene, Roseleigh; Ned Quinn, Carrigeen; Parge Doyle, c/o AIBP; Michael Fewer, Ballinlough; John Power, Mooncoin Heights; Pat Kinsella, Clogga; Jim Ryan, Danesfort; Paddy T. Murphy, Grange; Finn Hickey, Pollrone Green; Oliver Dunphy, Tubrid; Gillian Gallagher, Hillview; Gail Conway, Roseleigh; Joe Walsh, Ashgrove; Paula Walsh, Ardera; Fergal Power, Suir Crescent; Kate Hennebry, Cloncunny; Wendy McEvoy, Roseleigh.

Congratulations to all who are making their confirmation this Sunday in Mooncoin – Claire Bowe, Ailish Coneely, Aoife Kearns, Megan O’Brien, Chloe Reville, Alannah Byrne, Niamh Crowley, Dearbhla Kearns, Triona O’Keeffe, Chloe Walsh, Niall Walsh, Eddie Doherty, Aidan Holden, Josh Power, Eoin Purcell, Kevin Crowley, Kevin Dowley, Brandon Power, Ryan Power, Niall Quinn, Ellen Brennan, Ciara Dowling, Caroline Walsh, Eugenie Walsh.

We welcome into our Faith Community, Doireann Margaret Vereker, who was baptised recently.

The family of the late Sean Cashin, 16 The Hawthornes, Roseleigh, would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support, kind wishes and Mass Cards. Mass will be offered for your intentions.

MINISTERS: Feb 21 (8pm) Dick Madden, Declan Walsh. Feb 22 (10am) Yvonne Pheasey, Mary Hassett.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 21 Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.

MINISTER: Feb 22 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: Feb 22 - Kay Quinn.
CLEANERS: Feb 21/28 - T. Hennebry, K. Scully.

Michael O’Brien, Ashgrove;
Billy Daniels, Carrick Road;
John Aylward, New York/Thomastown;
John Hearne, Filbuckstown;
Patricia Norris, Garravoone;
Tom Phelan, Luffany;
Mary Foley, Rathkieran.

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 08, 2009

We have four main relationships – to ourselves, others, the world and God. We tend to act the same in each area. If we are critical and resentful towards others, we will be critical towards God, and will probably find it hard to be accepting of ourselves.
Most of our suffering comes from refusing to accept things as they are. We have great plans for God, we know exactly what we should do and we get annoyed when he does not comply! We know what our family should do, but they do not do it. We have high expectations of ourselves and are frustrated when we do not measure up.
Perhaps love – charity – can begin at home by learning to be at ease with our imperfect selves. Then we can become more tolerant of our family’s foibles and increase in respect for our fragile world.

Céilí Dancing
A Céilí will take place on Friday, February 13 at 9.30pm in the Parochial Hall in aid of Mooncoin Girls School. Music will be provided by Jerry McCarthy & Curra Céilí Band. For info contact Mary Murphy, 873851, or Elaine, 895617.

€200 - John Grace, Main Street. €100 - Maudie Holden, Carrick Road. €50 - Catherine McDonald, Trim. €20 - Cliff Dean, Filbuckstown; Martin Power, c/o Promoter; Frankie Fitzgerald, Polerone; Seamus Kearns, c/o P.J Rowe; Laura Dillon Dunphy, Tubrid; Jean O’Hanlon, Pollrone Green; John Foley, Main Street; Tommy Walsh, Clogga; P.J. O’Keeffe, Polerone; Patricia Conway, Rathcurby; Nuala Osbourne, Wicklow; Tom Murphy, Aglish; Mark O’Neill, Ballinlough; Cissie Crowley, Barabehy; Catherine Dunphy, Suir Crescent; Joe Mylett, Suir Crescent; Mary Quinn, Skelpstown; Ann Byrne, Dournane Road; Noreen O’Keeffe, Main Street; Sr. Maura, Presentation Convent.

Sowing the Seed
A Gospel Prayer Journey
Jesus asks
“Who do you say that I am”?
He invites “Come and see”.
All welcome.
First Session in the
Nagle Chapel.
Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 9.45 a.m. Contact Sr. Mary, 895114, or Chris, 087 6970083.

St. Vincent DePaul
Monthly collection next weekend February 14/15. Thanking you for your continued support. Conference Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 8.00pm.

READERS: Feb 15/22 (11am) Elaine Delahunty, Marjorie Godinho.
CLEANERS: Feb 14/21 - Hannah O’Shea, Michelle Forde, Margo O’Brien, Martina O’Reilly.

MINISTERS: Feb 14 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Anne Walsh (C). Feb 15 (10am) Catherina O’Reilly, Eileen Williams.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 14 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.

MINISTER: Feb. 15 - Richard Hogan.
READER: Feb. 15 - Richard Hogan.

Neddie Kenny, Lr. Corluddy.
Seamus Doran, St. Judes.
Willie Rowe, Kilcraggan.
James O’Keeffe, Clonassy, Mullinavat.

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 01, 2009

€200 - Hazel Barden, Kilnaspic. €100 - Chloe Quinn, Pollrone Green. €50 - Paul Morrissey, c/o Promoter. €20 - Hannah Moran, Comeragh Close; Danny Doran, Convent View; Seamus Crowley, Riverquarter; Dave Stephne, Piltown; Lorraine Sweeney, c/o Promoter; Geraldine O’Brien, Polerone; John Walsh, Grange; Sharon Carroll, Comeragh View; Michael Haley, Hugginstown; Breda O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown; Hannah Ryan, Ballygorey; Johnnie Walsh, Ballinlough; Frances Mahon, Ballybrazil; Theresa Walsh, Carrigeen; Richie Delahunty, c/o Promoter; Tom Delahnuty, Barnacole; Tom Walsh, Polerone; Hilary Og Delahunty, Grange; Paul Norris, Clogga; Mary McGrath, Polerone.

The Drama Group will be presenting their play - Funny Mooney, from Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 8 in the Parish Hall.
There will be no evening bookings for the hall during these dates.

AGM will take place in Carrigeen Church after 1st Friday Mass on Friday, February 6.

Tom & Kitty Grant would like to thank all their family, friends and acquaintances for their support during Tom’s ongoing illness. Your prayers, good wishes, messages of support and little words of encouragement, have been gratefully appreciated. So don’t stop now. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help will take place in St. John’s Church, Kilkenny, from Monday, Feb. 2 to Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Novena will be facilitated by the Redemptorist Order, Fr. Tony Flannery. Fr. Michael Dempsey and Fr. M. Duggan will be there for the eight days.

The monthly Mass of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will take place on Thursday, February 5 at 9.30am in the Nagle Chapel. A Holy Hour for intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel. All are welcome.
An evening of prayer and intercession for vocations, organised by St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society Kilkenny, will take place on Wednesday, February 18 at 7.30pm in St. Fiacres Church, Kilkenny, commencing with a Holy Hour and followed by Mass, the celebrant will be Fr. Dan Carroll. All are welcome.

St. Vincent DePaul Conference meeting on Tuesday, February 3 at 8pm.

MINISTER: Feb 08 - May Coady.
READER: Feb 08 - Melvin Godinho.
CLEANERS: Feb 07/14 - A. Quinn, K. Hogan.

MINISTERS: Feb 07 (8pm) Mary Murphy, Suzanne Halley. Feb 08 (10am) Noreen Walsh, Josephine Rowe.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 07 Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.
CLEANERS: FEB (8pm) Jimmy Walsh. Paddy Croke, Jack Ryan. (10am) John Bowe, Tom & Josephine Jones.

Mick Quinn, Clonmore.

We commend to your generous prayers the following who were died recently, John Crowley, Riverquarter, and Martin Howley, Ballytarnsney. May they Rest in Peace.

John & Jo Kinsella, Barrabehy; Annie Jacob, Wateford; Statia Walsh, Crawn; Peter O’Keeffe, Glengrant; Christopher & Paul Cuddihy, Licketstown; Michael O’Keeffe, Clashroe; Nicholas Walsh, Ballincur; John Kinsella, Ardera; Johnny Tobin, Main Street; Annie Jacob, Waterford; James & Mary Lynch, Ballincur.

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 25, 2009

May God make your year a happy one!Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;Not by making your path easy,But by making you sturdy to travel any path;Not by taking hardships from you,But by taking fear from your heart;Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows;Not by making your life always pleasant,But by showing you when people and their causes need you most, and by making you anxious to be there to help.God’s love, peace, hope and joy to you for the year ahead.

Have you ever felt ‘I don’t know how to pray’? Saying prayers is great but is there another way? How would I really like to pray? Would you like to deepen your prayer life?
In what we call Siol meetings we take time off to reflect on God’s story which is our story too. We let the Spirit guide us into knowing, loving and following Christ. We do this by reflecting and praying on the Bible. This will certainly help in coping with the ups and downs of life.
Chris and Sr. Mary will be available to support you in getting to know the Lord better. For those of you who are interested there will be an introductory session in the Nagle Chapel on next Tuesday morning at 9.45am.

€200 - Stephen Greene, Roseleigh. €100 - Pat Hogan, Dournane. €50 - Crona Sullivan, Middlequarter. €20 - Eily Corcoran, c/o Promoter; Samuel Walsh, Pollrone Gren; Joe Vereker, Moonveen; Cissie Crowley, Barabehy; Mary Delahunty, Luffany; Celine Murphy, Grange; Johnnie Kearns, Ardera; Dylan Walsh, Cloncunny; James Stefan, Piltown; Paul Brophy, Clonmore; Joe Dunphy, Luffany; Nicola Kinsella, Dournane; John Crowley, Polerone; Mick Fitzpatrick, Clonmore; Willie Fleming, Ballybrazil; Joe Murphy, Aglish; Paula Phelan, Dournane; Mary Croke, Ballygriffin; Catriona Cash, Carick Road; Margo Brophy, Kildalton.

Mooncoin GAA
The Club is now in the process of drafting an ASAP (Alcohol and substance abuse policy) to cover both Juvenile and Senior clubs. The first meeting takes place on Tuesday, January 27 at 7.30pm in the Complex. Draft Policy will be ready for circulation on Feb 20. Anybody interested should contact James Grace 895263 or Eugene Fitzgerald on 895443.

Weekend Retreat
Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC will give the usual weekend retreat at the Convent in the Nagle Chapel beginning Friday, Jan 30, at 8pm.

Juvenile GAA
AGM takes place on Friday, January 30, at 8pm in the Complex. All are very welcome to attend.

Are you troubled by someones drinking? Contact Al-Anon Family Groups Information Centre 01 8732699
Local Meetings: Carrick-on-Suir, Social Services Centre (next to Garda Station) each Wednesday at 8.30pm.

Annual Sponsored Climb of
Many thanks to all those who took part and to everyone who sponsored our many climbers. We would like to remind those who have outstanding cards, to return them to the committee members: Kevin, Kathleen, Alan or Johnny, before January 30. All those involved with the Hospice appreciate your continued support and looking forward to seeing you all next year. (Kevin Dunphy)

READERS: Feb 01/08 (11am) Margaret Hayes, Mary Grace.

MINISTERS: Jan 31 (8pm) Dick Madden, Teresa O’Neill. Feb 01 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Jan 31 - Ann Finn & Breda Guthrie.

MINISTER: Feb 1 - Ollie Dunphy.
READER: Feb 1 - Jason Dunphy.


We commend to your generous prayers, the following who died recently; John Walsh, Ballincur; James Cleary, Kilmacow; Kathleen Cowan, White Cross, Armagh/Essex. May they Rest in Peace.


Elizabeth Power, Kilcraggan; Willie Doyle, Skelpstown; Paddy O'Keeffe, Carrick Road; Michael Doherty, Glenmore; John Hennebry, Fr. Tom Hennebry, Ballybrazil; Kitty Delahunty, Dournane Road; Johanna Kiely, Williamstown; James Walsh, Clooneen; Tom Walsh, BAllygowan; Pat Delahunty, Portnascully Mill; Mary Kate Walsh, Aglish.