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.