16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 19, 2009

I asked God to take away my habit. God said, No.
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No.
Patience is a by-product of tribulations; It isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No.
I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No.
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No.
I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

The six-monthly Church Door Collection
will take place next weekend, July 25/26.
Your generous support, as always,
is greatly appreciated.
Next Grapevine will be printed weekend August 8/9.

To all my dear friends and neighbours. Thank you so much for all your Mass Cards and kindness. Love and God bless you all. A special mass has been offered up for your intentions.
Mary Quigley.

Please help us by donating any of the following unwanted items. Clothing, Towels, Bed Linen, Curtains, Shoes, Bags. On Tuesday, July 21 from 9am to 12 noon at Mooncoin Church Car Park. For further information contact Tina 087 6301350. Charity No: 12648.

Annual summer festival to be held in Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, from Thursday, Aug 13 to Sunday, August 16, 2009. This festival has been a true source of life and hope for many young people. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Clonmacnois. 16 to 35 year olds welcome and it’s FREE! Youth 2000 will organise free buses to Clonmacnois. These buses will stop in the major towns en-route. Young people can check the website www.youth2000.ie
Information and leaflets available at the Parish Office.

Summer Camp for Boy’s and Girl’s aged 7 to 13 years on Monday, July 27 to Friday, July 31, from 10am to 2pm. Cost €60. Names and deposits will be taken tomorrow, Monday, July 20 at 7pm at the Pitch in Ashgrove.

Congratulations to Deirdre Walsh, Ballygorey on winning the U14 Leinster Camogie Final with Kilkenny. Kilkenny3-14 : Dublin 3-0.
RESULTS: U16 Mooncoin1-18 : Glenmore 0-0. Mooncoin 9-11 : Kilmacow 1-0.

Many thanks to the collectors and for your generous contributions of €436.97 to our recent Church Gate Collection. This money will be used to further our work for and behalf of persons with disabilities. Your support is greatly appreciated.

READERS: July 18/25 (6.30pm) Elaine Delahunty, Joe Cashin. July 19/26 (11am) Ann Purcell, Ann Lee.
CLEANERS: July 25/Aug 1
Brenda Holden, Noreen Quilty, Mickey Lannon.

MINISTERS: July 25 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Teresa O’Neill. July 26 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Eileen Williams. Aug 1 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Dick Madden. Aug 2 (10am) Catriona O’Reilly, Yvonne Pheasey. Aug 8 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Mary Murphy. Aug 9 (10am) Mgt Brennan, Mary Hassett.
READERS: July 25 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. July 26 (10am) John Fitzgerald, David Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: July 25 - Judy Doherty, Margo Delahunty.
Aug 1 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy. Aug 8 - Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.

July 26 - May Coady. Aug 2 - Richard Hogan. Aug 9 - Brigid Rochford.
July 26 - Kitty Kinsella. Aug 2 - Mary Frisby. Aug 9 - Aoife Kearns.
July 25/Aug 1 - A Hearne, D Aylward. Aug 8/15 - K Walsh, C Norris.

Tom Hearne, Comeragh View.

We commend to your generous prayers Alice ‘Lisha’ Crowley, Kilnaspic, and Sean Power, Elm House/Tramore, who were interred during the week. Paddy Foran, Ardera & London (Funeral arrangements later).
May they Rest in Peace.

John Kinsella, Clogga; Mary Kiernan, Ballincur; Paddy & Joe Purcell, Carrick Road; Mary Foley, Chapel Street; Sonny Kelly, Ballygorey; Andy Wall, Mooncoin; Mary Holden, Aglish; James O’Brien, Knockavilla, Co Tipperary; Peggy Wall, St Judes/Clogga; Anna Grant, Grange; Mary Rowe, Ballygorey; Peter Walsh, New Aglish; Thomas Dermody, New Aglish; Bill Corcoran, New Aglish; Joan Walsh, Corluddy; John Murphy, Carrigeen; Nicholas Grace, Aglish; Peggy Vereker, Moonveen; Eddie Quinn, Middlequarter; Patrick ‘Patsy’ Fitzgerald, Cashel; William Brennan, Knockanure; Jack & Cecelia Collins, Knockanure; Patrick Launders, Suir Crescent; Catherine Phelan, Dournane; Norah Cody, Kilnaspic; Nora Delahunty, Ballybrazil.