28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 11, 2009

To celebrate the Year of the Priest
Evening Prayer and Benediction
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Church of the Assumption, Mooncoin
7.30 p.m.

Pope Benedict XVI writes in his Letter to Priests on June 16th, 2009, “the immense gift” priests are to “the whole of humanity”
Your presence would show our appreciation and support for our priests.
The homily will be given by: Bishop Séamus Freeman SAC, Bishop of Ossory, for the Parishes of Ferrybank, Glenmore, Kilmacow, Mooncoin, Rosbercon, Slieverue, Templeorum.

Coláiste Cois Siúire, Mooncoin
Evening Classes - Autumn 2009
(A minimum of 14 per class required in order for classes to commence)
You can still enroll for classes by phoning the school office at 895112, between 9 a.m. and 3pm.
Classes will commence in mid-October.
Classes on offer include:
Basic Computers (for beginners)
AutoCAD (Introductory Course)
Personal Beauty Care and Wellbeing
Art Watercolours (Beginners and Improvers)
Bridge (Beginners)

The Church roof and paving is paid for. The parish has also carried out extensive renovations on the parish house in Filbuckstown. It is hoped to have this paid off by Christmas. Thanks to one and all for your great support. The weekly envelopes will, from January 2010, become monthly envelopes. Once again thanks for your great efforts throughout the years and for your continued support.

Girls School Parents Association
Recently held its AGM. The following appointments were made: Chairperson – Noreen Quilty, Secretary - Stephanie Beasant, Treasurer - Marie Bowe. The next meeting will be held at the school on Tuesday, November 10 at 8.00pm. All girls parents are welcome, and any input would be appreciated.

Mooncoin Parish Drug Initiative
Looking for transition year and 5th year students to take part in our Drugs Programme. Interesting and informative and lots of fun! 7pm in the Boys School Mooncoin or contact parish office 051 895123 or Christine Kelly 087-697 0083. Looking forward to seeing you.

Mooncoin GAA
Camel Race Night in support of the senior and juvenile clubs is on Saturday October, 10 at the Royal Oak Lounge – 9.00pm. All are welcome to what promises to be a fun night out.
Silver Circle – Commences this coming Tuesday, October 13 at 9.00pm for promoters to get names in. Prizes are still the same: 1st - €200, 2nd - €100, 3rd - €50, 20 x €20, at €2 per week over 10 weeks is still good value.

Rehab Church Gate Collection
Last Sunday €656.43 (incl. Carrigeen & Kilnaspic). Thanks to all for their help and contributions.

Hycie Darcy, Elm House, Mooncoin.

Michael Reid, Comeragh View; Michael Lannon, Carrigeen; James Holden, Main Street; Noreen O’Brien, Comeragh View; Patirck O’Brien, Ballincur; Thomas Dunphy Ballygorey; Margaret O’Keeffe, Glengrant.