Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2009

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.
If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.
If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish some place you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
And if you can read this message, then you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

In aid of Niall Mellon Township Trust. Sat. May 16. Leaving Mooncoin Church Car Park at 12 noon. All Bikes welcome. Route Mooncoin The Vee and back to Mooncoin for Trad. Session & Grub at Comerfords Pub. €20 per Bike.

On Sunday May 17th. In aid of Baby Sam Appeal. Registration at The Royal Oak from 11am. Departing at 12pm. Tractors gathering at Mooncoin Church for local support from 1pm.

Lourdes/Wateford Hospice
The committee would like to invite all our local musicians and singers to join with us in celebrating our Sponsored Walk on June 14 in the GAA Complex.
Sponsorship Cards are still available. Phone: 895933.

Meeting on Tuesday, May 12 in Parish Office to further the plans for Summer Camp for 12 to 18 year olds. Anyone willing to commit an hour or two to help out 3rd or 4th week in July.

A big thank you to all the young members of our Parish who attended the Youth Club Disco last Friday in Hugginstown. They were indeed a credit to our Parish.

Congratulations to Sr. Mary Lenehan, on the occasion of her Golden Jubliee. As a Parish we wish her every Grace, Happiness and Blessing.

Congratulations to locals Conor Madden & Conor Lowry on reaching the National Finals of the Concern “Know your Word” Quiz on behalf of their School, Waterpark College. They managed to secure a third place finish for the college. Well done Guys.

CLEANERS: May 16/23 - Nellie Phelan, Margaret Fielding, Kathleen Mackey, Angela Haley.

MINISTERS: May 16 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Suzanne Halley. May 17 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Eileen Williams.
READERS: May 16 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. May 17 (10am) John Fitzgerald, David Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: May 16 Margaret Phelan (L), Margaret Dunphy.

MINISTER: May 17 - Jason Dunphy.
READER: May 17 - Clare Walsh.
CLEANERS: May 16 /23 - B. Rochford, B. Comerford.
May 10 - Ian Long, Fiona Long, Andrew Long.
May 17 - Kate & Laura Dilllion-Dunphy.
May 24 - Aoife & Kate Kearns.
May 31 - Kate Hennebry & Sarah Norris.


Michael Croke, Chapel St; Mary & Paul Jnr O’ Keeffe, Chapel St; Anna Maher, Ardera; Ned O’ Keeffe, Filbuckstown; William “Billy” Walsh & Mary “Molly” Walsh, Emil; Ned & Hannah Mackey, Polerone; James Walsh, Ballybrazil; James Walsh & Katherine Loftus, Portnahully; Patrick & Bridget Gilmartin, Barronswood; Margaret Quinn, Luffany. Nicholas Doody, Ballincur.