Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 22, 2009


The bond between mother and child is a special one. It remains unchanged by time or distance. It is the purest love – unconditional and true. It is understanding of any situation and forgiving of any mistake.
The bond between mother and child creates a support that is constant while everything else changes. It is a friendship based on mutual love, respect, and a genuine liking of each other as a person. It is knowing that no matter where you go or who you are, there is someone who truly loves you and is always there to support and console you. When a situation seems impossible, you make it through together by holding on to each other.
The bond between mother and child is strong enough to withstand harsh words and hurt feelings, for it is smart enough to always see the love beyond the words. It is brave enough to always speak the truth, even when lies would be easier. It is always there – anytime, anywhere – whenever it is needed. It is a gift held in the heart and in the soul, and it cannot be taken away or exchanged for another. To possess this love is a treasure that makes life more valuable.

A Prayer For Our Young People
God our Father, You see Your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world. Show them that Your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following You is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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Easter Art Camp for Children will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, April 14 to 16, from 10am to 2pm daily. To book please contact Annette at 086 8514545 or Yvette at 086 8550221.

Sponsored Walk at the walking track in the GAA Complex on Sunday, June 14 at 12 noon.
Sponsorship cards will be available soon.

At Ryan’s Bar on Friday, March 27. Teams – 4 (€20).
Come along and have an enjoyable night.

Results: U14 Football Championship: Graigue/Ballycallan 3-10 : Mooncoin 4-0. Minor Hurling Championship: Mooncoin 1-08 : Mullinavat 2-04.
Primary Schools Hurling News: Carrigeen School Club coaching has commenced and will continue every Monday for 4th, 5th & 6th class boys and girls, with an excellent turnout to date. The primary school hurling panel are training Sun, Mon and Tues for the Championship Country Cup. Our next game is away against Piltown on March 25. Minor training Monday & Thursday at 7.30 in the GAA Complex.

Youth Choir Meeting
Monday, March 23 in the Parish office at 7.30pm.

We welcome in to our Faith Community, Ella Brennan, Ashgrove, who was baptised recently.

MINISTERS: Mar 28 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Mary Murphy. Mar 29 (10am) Catherina O’Reilly, Noreen Walsh.
RADERS: Mar 28 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. Mar 29 (10am) Aisling Walsh, Deirdre Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 28 Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.

MINISTER: March 29 - Ollie Dunphy.
READER: March 29 - Aoife Kearns.

Nonie & Paddy Purcell, Rathkieran.
Hilary Delahunty, Grange.
Essie Murphy, Grange.
Alice Holden, Main Street.
Tom Dermody, Ballincur.
David Power, Turkstown.
Bridget Walsh, Clooneen, Clogga.
Annie Fitzgerald, Cashel.
Mary & Nicholas Walsh, Aglish.
Edward McGrath, Dungooley. (50th Anniversary).