FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, November 29, 2009


All major sights of Rome
Trips to Assisi, Subiaco and Castelgandolfo
Audience/Angelus with the Holy Father
Cost approximately €1195 (including all taxes)

This price includes the following:
* Return flight from Cork direct to Rome
* 7 nights accommodation in the Irish College B&B
* Refreshments on arrival
* One buffet dinner at the college
* One 4 course dinner in Rome, entertainment and drinks included
* Coach transfers to and from the airport in Italy
* Coach transfer to the catacombs of St Callixtus
* Coach transfer to St Peter’s/Vatican city
* Coach tour of the city by night
* Any other coaching required for the itinerary
* Day trip to Assisi
* Half day trip to Castelgandolfo
* Half day trip to Subiaco
* Guided tours of all places visited
* Tour leader for the duration of the trip.
* Hotel, airport and government taxes
The price does not include:
* Entrance fees to Vatican Museums and Catacombs. (€15 total)
* Single rooms: €20 p.p. supplement per night
* Travel insurance

A large number of Christmas trees have been generously given to Mooncoin Boys’ School so as to provide us with the much needed opportunity to raise some money.
We will, therefore, be selling these beautiful pinewood lodge (non-shed) Christmas trees at the school on two dates: Monday December 7th and Monday December 14th. The trees will cost €15-€20 each. A sample tree will be available for viewing at the school during the first week of December. If you wish to order a tree please contact the school at 895411.
All profits from the sale of these trees will go to the school. Thank you.

The Foundation is a large provider of homes for the elderly. We support this from our shop in Ballybricken, Waterford. We are totally dependant on volunteers for our labour force, the generosity of donors for our stock.
We would appreciate any clothing, toys, books or furniture that may be surplus to your needs at the moment. If you have any query about a donation please ring the Waterford shop on 051-879425.
The is our seconds request and we want to express our thanks for the response we received for our last appeal.

Mooncoin GAA
This years AGM will be held in the Complex on Friday, December 4 at 8pm. All members are invited to attend. Please note that a Mass for the living and deceased club members will take place in the Parish Church at 6.30pm on Saturday December 5, your attendance would be appreciated. The GYM will be open to club members from Monday, Nov 30, Mon-Fri 7-10pm, Sat 10am-3pm. Check with officers, or in the Complex for details, prices etc.

Carrigeen Community Preschool
The Preschool are holding a Pub Quiz on Friday, December 04 at 8.30pm in Doyle’s Pub. Team of 4 is €20. Raffle on the night. Your support is appreciated.

St. Vincent De Paul Conference Meeting on Tuesday, December 1 at 8pm.

St. Joseph's Young Priests Society
The Monthly Mass of will take place on Thursday, December 3 at 9.30am in Mooncoin Church. A Holy Hour for intercession for vocations will follow in the Nagle Chapel. All are welcome. As this is the Year of the Priest, why not make a special effort to attend Mass and come to the exposition for even 15 minutes.

READERS: Dec 6/13 (6.30pm) Lucy Quinn, Margaret Keane. Dec 8 (11am) Sean Hassett, Ann Purcell.

MINISTERS: Dec 5 (8pm) Dick Madden, Anna Walsh (B). Dec 6 (10am) Bill & Peggy Healy.
READERS: Dec 5 (8pm) Tony Gaynor, James Gaynor. Dec 6 (10am) Una Walsh, Brian Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Dec 5 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).

MINISTER: Dec 6 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Dec 6 - Kitty Kinsella.
ALTAR SERVERS: Dec 6 - Claire Bowe, Kate Kearns.

James Quilty, Nicholastown; Maggie & Fred Walsh, London. Peg Cody, Clogga; Mary & Billy Walsh, Kilmacow. Jo Granger, Suir Crescent; Nora, Tommy & Dick Walsh, Clogga; Tom Dunphy, Luffany; Sean Brown, Waterford; Fr. James Reddy, Barrabehy; Tommy Lynch, Ballincur; Johanna Carroll, Ballybrazil; James & Mary Walsh, Corluddy.


A man's daughter had asked the local pastor to come and pray with her father. When the pastor arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows and an empty chair beside his bed. The pastor assumed that the old fellow had been informed of his visit.
"I guess you were expecting me," he said. "No, who are you?" "I'm the new associate at your local church," the pastor replied. "When I saw the empty chair, I figured you knew I was going to show up." "Oh yeah, the chair," said the bedridden man. "Would you mind closing the door?" Puzzled, the pastor shut the door.
"I've never told anyone this, not even my daughter," said the man. "But all of my life I have never known how to pray. At church I used to hear the pastor talk about prayer, but it always went right over my head. I abandoned any attempt at prayer," the old man continued, "until one day about four years ago my best friend said to me, 'Joe, prayer is just a simple matter of having a conversation with Jesus. Here's what I suggest: Sit down on a chair; place an empty chair in front of you, and in faith see Jesus on the chair. It's not spooky because he promised, 'I'll be with you always. 'Then just speak to him and listen in the same way you're doing with me right now.' So, I tried it and I've liked it so much that I do it a couple of hours very day. I'm careful, though. If my daughter saw me talking to an empty chair, she'd either have a nervous breakdown, or send me off to the funny farm."
The pastor was deeply moved by the story and encouraged the old guy to continue on the journey. Then he prayed with him, and returned to the church. Two nights later the daughter called to tell the pastor that her daddy had died that afternoon. "Did he seem to die in peace?" he asked. "Yes, when I left the house around two o'clock, he called me over to his bedside, told me one of his corny jokes, and kissed me on the cheek. When I got back from the store an hour later, I found him dead. But there was something strange, in fact, beyond strange, really weird. Apparently, just before Daddy died, he leaned over and rested his head on a chair beside the bed."

Christmas Fair
Santa will be arriving in the hall on Sunday, December 6 during the Fair, so bring along the children. They always look forward to meeting him.
The next meeting will be held in the Parochial Hall on Thursday, November 26 at 8pm.

South Kilkenny Historical Society Lecture
Title: Origins, Geography and Traditions of the Suir Valley in Co. KilkennySpeaker: Mr Joe O'SullivanDate: Thursday, Nov. 26Venue: Mullinavat Hall (opposite church).Time: 8pm. All welcome.

Lions Club Carrick-on-Suir and District
In association with Console Presents A One Day Seminar on Suicide Bereavement on
Tuesday, December 01, 10am – 3pm in Glencomeragh House (R680) Kilsheelan,
Co. Tipperary. Key Note Speaker: Mr. Christy Kenneally.

Silver Circle - WEEK 5
€200 - Gary Condon, Roseleigh. €100 - Ann Dunphy, Tubrid. €50 - Catriona McDonald, Trim. €20 - Catriona Mackey, Polerone; Dawn Costine, Portlaw; Geraldine De Courcey, Mooncoin Heights; Frances Mahon, Ballybrazil; Johnny Walsh, Ballinlough; Paul Butler, Roseleigh; Tommy Power, Crawn; Mary Delahunty, Luffany; Sinead Quinn, Polerone Green; Bill Delahunty New Road; Jim Hayes, Ballincur; Joan Doran, Convent View; Eugene Fitzgerald, Luffany; Jimmy O’Brien, Corluddy; Sinead Walsh, Mooncoin Heights; Geraldine O’Brien, Polerone; Teresa Dungan, Mullinavat; Bridget Rochford, Clogga; Rosie Ryan, Suir Crescent; Maurice Flynn, Mooncoin Heights.

We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently; Ciara Doherty, Jake Hahessy & Sean O'Donoghue.

Congratulations to Colette Barden & Seamus Anderson who were married recently.

Vision Training
FETAC Level 5 Care Skills Course. Commences November 26. Limited places remaining. This course opens up a Career in Care. Full details from Vision Training, 086 1704157.

Carrigeen Community Preschool
The Preschool are holding a Pub Quiz on Friday, December 04 at 8.30pm in Doyle’s Pub. Team of 4 is €20. Raffle on the night. Your support is appreciated.

Carrigeen Altar Society
Collection for flowers for Christmas at Masses week ending November 28/29.

CLEANERS: Nov 28/Dec 05 Noreen Quilty, Brenda Holden, Mickey Lannon.

MINISTERS: Nov 28 (8pm) Teresa O’Neill, Suzanne Halley. Nov 29 (10am) Margaret Brennan, Noreen Walsh.
READERS: Nov 28 (8pm) Teresa O'Neill, Louise Walsh. Nov 29 (10am) Ronan Walsh, Eilish Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Nov 28 Ann Grant, Mary Fewer.

MINISTER: Nov 29 - Brigid Rochford.
READER: Nov 29 - Katherine Hogan.
CLEANERS: Nov 28/Dec 05 - B. Rochford, B. Comerford.
ALTAR SERVERS: Nov 29 - Kate & Laura Dillon-Dunphy.

Joe Mahon, Cellbridge.

Johanna Dunne, Skelpstown; The Dollard & Walsh Family, Ballybrazil; Richie Tobin; Therese Walsh; Edward Dunphy, Luffany; Dick Dunphy, Luffany; Leo Walsh, Aglish; Breda & Phil Radick, Chapel View/Wembley; Mattie Byrne, St. Anne’s Terrace; Gerard Cody, Clonmore; Margaret Elliot, Polerone; Johanna Moran, Ballybrazil;
Patrick Smith, Carrick Road.

33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, November 15, 2009

It's that time of year again. The Fair will be held in the Hall on Sunday, December 6 starting at 1.30pm. All the usual stars will be there. To help us we are appealing to you to support our efforts by donating:
Homemade Cakes & Buns; Fruit & Veg;
Shrubs; Bottles & Toys; New or unused gift items.
Over the last 3 years we have spent €1,200 for skips to remove unsaleable items when the Fair is over.
This year, therefore, we would appreciate saleable items that are no longer of use to you, but would appeal to new owners.
The proceeds of the Christmas Fair go to the Parish Hall, which has been painted inside and outside and the outside road wall also. The floors have been scrubbed, sealed and polished. There is constant maintenance needed on the plumbing and electricity. In addition, areas of the kitchen have been upgraded.
Your support and generosity makes this possible, so may we take this opportunity to thank you very much.

Silver Circle - WEEK 4
€200 - Derek Pheasey, Ballinlough. €100 - Kathleen Kennedy, c/o Pat Kinsella. €50 - Mae Walsh, c/o Bingo. €20 - Keith Kirwan, Polerone; Bill Delahunty, New Road; Felix Griffin, Comeragh View; John Foran, Ardera; Ann Power, Dournane Road; Jack McDonald, Ballinlough; Maurice Nolan, Grange Road; Michael Ryan, Old Luffany; Eoin Dermody, Ballincur; Johnnie Walsh Snr., Ballygriffin; Claus Dunphy, Ballygorey; Ann & Walter Walsh, Clogga; Michael O’Brien, Chapel Street; Anna Dunphy, Tubrid; Michael Quinn, Clonmore; Margaret Phelan, Luffany; Teresa Dungan, Mullinavat; Crona Sullivan, Polerone; Jenny Walsh, Ballincur; Ciara McGrath, c/o Martina Law.

AGM of the Club on Friday, December 4 in the Complex at 8pm. All are welcome. Mass for living & deceased members on Saturday, December 5 in Mooncoin Church at 6.30pm.
Table Quiz in Doyle's Bar in Carrigeen on Friday, November 20 at 9pm. Table 4/€20. Come Along. Enjoy the Night.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Why replace when you can renew, very reasonable rates. Phone: Stephen Croke at 086- 3004165.


The Liam McCarthy Cup will be coming to our the Complex on Monday, November 16 at 8pm sharp. Its a great chance for our players and members to have their photos taken with the county players. Come along for what should be a fantastic night for all.

A meeting took place in Mullinavat Hall on Monday, November 9. The following people were elected: Co-Ordinator: Dolores Doherty, Rosbercon; Chairperson: Jimmy Walsh, Templeorum; Secretary: Carmel O’Toole, Aghaviller. We look forward to a bright future for the Deanery Pastoral Council under the guidance of the new officers. The next meeting takes place on Monday, November 30.

We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised recently; Caelan Horan, Grace Ellen Byrne & Julie Ann Dunphy.

A meeting will be held in the convent on Thursday, November 19 at 7.30pm. Many thanks for your support to our Annual Collection.

Conference meeting on Tuesday, November 17 at 8pm.


Members of the Waterford branch would like to sincerely thank all walkers, sponsors and everyone who supported our Annual 10k Walk from Portlaw to Carrickbeg held on August 30 last. We have received the sum of €10,500 to date for which we are very grateful. We can assure you we are a voluntary organisation and all monies raised will go towards helping our patients in this area.

Dick Moore will be at 5 Mooncoin Heights on Wednesday, November 18 at 8pm.

READERS: Nov 22/29 (11am) Margaret Hayes, Mary Grace.

MINISTERS: Nov 21 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Dick Madden. Nov 22 (10am) Mary Hassett, Yvonne Pheasey.
READERS: Nov 21 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. Nov 22 (10am) Laura Pheasey, Lynn Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Nov 21 - Teresa Comerford, Joan Dunphy.

Nov 22 - Richard Hogan.
Nov 22 - Patrick Kinsella.
Nov 22
Ian Long, Fiona Long, Andrew Long.

Statia Cuddihy, Luffany.

Ellen Keane, Ballytarsney; Sr. Laura Corcoran, Cussana; Noreen Lane, Emil; Norrie Coady, Kent, England; Edward, Eily & Joseph Murphy, Dournane; Richard Doherty, Fiddown; John Fripps, Grange; Michael O’Brien, Polerone; Kathleen Tobin, Barabehy; Edmond Dunne, Emil & Turkstown.

32nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, November 08, 2009

Sometimes love costs no less than everything. Parents know this in bringing up children in love; and then it costs a lot to let them go, as they make their way through life, finding their own feet, forming their own families. And the love of God opens the door to people who are poor; if we fail to recognise the poor in our world we are missing God. And we know that a passion for wealth can close us off from other people as we fail to see their needs and get into competition with them. The call of the Lord is to give of ourselves for others, even when it hurts; and into a love which shares with those who are poor. His love calls us, and when we live in this love of giving and receiving, we are the most blessed of people.

Journeying through the Scriptures in Advent
A series of talks organised by the parishes of Ferrybank, Slieverue, Glenmore and Rosbercon aimed at making Advent a more meaningful time of spiritual preparation leading to a more fruitful celebration of Christmas. The opening talk will be given on November 26 in Glenmore Parish Hall at 8.00pm. The speaker will be Dr. Tom Norris D.D. an Ossory priest who was Professor of Theology for many years in St. Kieran’s College Seminary and has been Professor of Theology in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth for 25 years. Presently Fr. Norris who is well published, is serving on the International Pontifical Theological Commission, advising his Holiness Pope Benedict.
Dr. Michael Mullins will speak in Ferrybank Parish Centre on December 2, Slieverue Parish Centre on December 10 and The Albatross Hall, Rosbercon on December 17 (all at 8.00pm.) Dr. Mullins is presently in his first months as P.P. of Ballybricken, having taught scriptures in Maynooth for many years and was on the staff of St John’s Seminary prior to that. He has published three commentaries on the evangelists as well as many other articles.
These talks are open to all and there is no attendance charge.

€200 - Joan Dunphy, Luffany. €100 - Rachel Carroll, Pollrone Green. €50 - Sr. Gertrude Flynn, Convent. €20 - Alyson Phelan, Kilcraggan; Josephine Sutton, Dournane Road; John Croke, Chapel Street; Karen Purcell, Ballymountain; Eddie O’Keeffe, Rathcurby; Breda Delahunty, Portnahully; Breda Doyle, Suir Crescent; Helen Hanlon, Dournane; Kitty Hewetson, Portnascully; Lucy Crowley, Kilnaspic; Joan Daly, Dungooley; Josephine Jones, Rathkieran; Mary Grace, Ballicur; Ned Doyle, Aglish; Maurice Nolan, Grange Road; Tommy Delahunty, Ballybrazil; Mairead O’Brien, Polerone; John Crowley, Polerone; Dave Cody, Ferrybank; Ryan Foran, Ardera.

Mooncoin Juvenile Badminton Club would like to thank all who supported them in their recent Bag Pack in Centra, Mooncoin. Thank you to Michael & Alice Blanchfield for the opportunity of fund raising in their store.

Christmas Fair Raffle
Tickets are now on sale for a major raffle in aid of the Parish Hall. Thanks for all your generosity in the past.

St. Vincent DePaul monthly collection next weekend Nov 14/15. Thank you for your continued support.

CLEANERS: Nov 14/21 - Mary Grace, Noeleen Kinsella, Margaret Crowley, Mary Telford.

MINISTERS: Nov 14 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Anna Walsh (B). Nov 15 (10am) Eileen Williams, Catherina O’Reilly.
READERS: Nov 14 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. Nov 15 (10am) Frances Dunphy, Kate Doody.

MINISTER: Nov 15 - May Coady.
READER: Nov 15 - Kay Quinn.
CLEANERS: Nov 14/21 - A. Walsh, A. Walsh.

Peter Rowley, Ballybrazil;
James and Elizabeth Reid, Ballincur;,
Peter & Margaret Walsh, Luffany;
Michael Asper, Luffany;
Canon Francis Grace.