THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, December 13, 2009

All major sights of Rome -Trips to Assisi, Subiaco & 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.

Congratulations to Mooncoin Youth Club on the huge success in the Ossory Youth “Mini Tops” held in New Ross, last Sunday.
1st prize in Comedy, 1st prize in Song & Dance, 2nd in Drama & 3rd in solo performance. They are a credit to Mooncoin Parish with their commitment and behaviour.

Public Consultation meeting regarding Change of Local Area Plan takes place in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, Dec 16, at 7.30pm.

The Presentation Girls’ School will perform the Nativity ‘Hosana Rock’ in the Church on Monday, December 21 at 7pm. Mass will follow.

The Mooncoin Christmas Fair Committee would like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes, made donations and supported us.
Raffle Prize Winners: 1st - Patrick Dunphy. 2nd - Gerard Sutton. 3rd - Gillian O’Brien. 4th -
Aoife Purcell. 5th - Bernie Holden. 6th - Helen Whelan, Mullinavat. In House Raffle Winners: 1st - Noreen Quilty,. 2nd - Aileen O’Brien. 3rd - Kathleen O’Brien. 4th - Eoin Cooney. Winner Dolls House: Willie Foran. Winner Hamper: Noreen Mahon.

23 Ballybricken Waterford. – Chris Rockett Proprietor. Many thanks to Chris for her donation to our Christmas Fair.

Doyles pub Carrigeen at 8.00pm on Thursday, December 17.

Ashgroft House, Wednesday mornings at 9.45am and in the Nagle Chapel Wednesday at 8pm. All are welcome.

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 Monday December 14. The trees will cost €15 - €20 each. 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.

Silver Circle - WEEK 8
€200 - Sam Murphy, Old Luffany; €100 - Jim Kearns, Mooncoin Heights. €50 -Colette Ryan, Polerone. €20 - Eimear Cummins, Piltown; Tom Delahunty, Barnacole; Jenny Lannon, Ballincur; Johnny Walsh, Ballinlough; Hannie Ryan, Glenmore; Paddy Croke, Old Luffany, Stephen Greene, Roseleigh; PJ Rowe, Ballygorey; Kate Dunphy, Tubrid; Michael O’Brien, Chapel Street; Helen Delahunty, Filbuckstown; Eily Barden, Clonmore; Karen Purcell, c/o Spar; John Flynn, Cork; Bernard Keane, Riverquarter; Mairead O’Brien, Polerone, Eoin O’Shea, Portnahully; Gerard Sutton, Dournane Rd; Stephen Ahearne, Old Luffany.

We welcome into our Faith Community Eabha O’Leary who was baptised recently.

To facilitate the smooth running of the parish, Baptisms are now celebrated according to the following schedule:
Carrigeen: First Saturday of each month at 5pm
Mooncoin: Second Saturday of each month at 5pm
Kilnaspic: Third Sunday of each month at 5pm.
As always, if you wish to book a Baptism please contact the Parish Office at 895123.

Tom Roche, Ballincur would like to thank the many people who sponsored him in the recent Dublin City Marathon. He raised €6,360 for Our Lady’s Children Hospital Dublin.

Conference meeting on Tuesday, Dec 15 at 8pm.

Calendars available in the local shops and outside Mooncoin Church before Mass this weekend. Cost just €3 each. We welcome your support.

READERS: Dec 20 (11am) Sr Mary Lenehan, Ann Purcell. Dec 24/26 (6.30pm) Josie Dolan, Eoin Crowley. Dec 25/27 (11am) Elaine Delahunty, Ailish Conneely.

MINISTERS:Dec 19 (8pm) Suzanne Halley & Dick Madden. Dec 20 (10am) Mgt Brennan, Yvonne Pheasey.
READERS: Dec 19 (8pm) Ned & Eimear Phelan. Dec 200 (10am) Bill Healy & Paul Derwin.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Dec 19 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson (B).

MINISTER: Dec 20 - Ketherine Hogan.
READER: Dec 20 - Aoife Kearns.

Nora Walsh, Dublin & Clogga;
Maggie, Kattie & Richie Healy, Dungooly;
John Fielding, Rathkieran & New Zealand;
Ellen Walsh, Carrigeen;
Mattie Walsh Cloncunny.

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT. December 06, 2009

Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years they had shared all kinds of activities and adventures. Lately, their activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to play cards.
One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now don't get mad at me... I know we've been friends for a long time... but I just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't remember it. Please tell me what your name is."
Her friend glared at her. For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she said, "How soon do you need to know?"

Flood Relief Fodder Collection
The Iverk Show in conjunction with Gort Mart, Galway is organising Fodder Collection for farmers in the West, affected by the recent floods. Help can be provided by Round, or Square Bales of Silage, Hay, or Straw, or donations towards Transportation Costs. Drop off Point at the Iverk Show Grounds from December 8 – 12. Please contact Seamus Crowley on 087-6291632.

Christmas Fair
This is the final reminder that our Christmas Fair in aid of the Parish Hall will take place on Sunday, December 6, starting at 1.30pm. This year, thanks to your generosity, we have great bargains on fruit, veg, shrubs, cakes, new gift ideas, books and bric-a-brac. Bottle & Can stall and the Spinner with great prizes will be in full swing. Santa too will be present. We really need your continued support by coming along and hopefully you will able to do your Christmas Shopping.

South East Region Hospice
Sponsored Hill Climb up Slievenamon on Dec. 26 at 12 noon. All are welcome to take part. Mooncoin Vintage Club donated €1,000. Cards available from Kevin on 087-7406354. Many thanks to all our supporters over the years. See you all in The Rose for Refreshments after the event.

Colaiste Cois Siuire Parents Association
Would like to invite parents and past pupils to a presentation to Mr. Tom Walsh (former Principal) in Colaiste Cois Siuire on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 8.30pm.

Brewery Lane Christmas Art & Craft Fair
Brewery Lane Theatre, Carrick-on-Suir on Dec. 12/13 from 10am to 5pm.

M & W Classic Cards
By Michael Deady & William Power. T.Y. Students 2009/2010. Christmas Cards available €5 per pack. Contact Michael on 086 8659350, or 895658.

Mooncoin GAA
The New Gym is now open to existing and new members. If you are interested in joining come to the club office Mon. to Fri. 7pm - 10pm.

Silver Circle - WEEK 7
€200 - Sam Dunphy, Ballincur. €100 - Jonathon Foran, Ardera. €50 - Colm Walsh; Polerone. €20 - Kathleen O’Brien, Comeragh View; Ciara Dowling, Ballinlough; Frankie Fitzgerald, Polerone; Richard Mackey, Clonmore; Tomas Kinsella, Clogga; David Phelan, Ardera; Siobhan Birchhill Piltown; Willie O’Brien, Grange; Eoin Doyle; Ashgrove, Helen & Aoife O’Shea, St. Anne’s Terrace; Colm Scahill, Clogga; Bridie O’Keeffe, Clashroe; Keith Kirwan, Polerone; Avril O’Brien, Comeragh View; Ger Kirwan, Polerone; Caroline Dunphy, Tubrid; Ena Laffin, St. Anne’s Terrace; Claus Dunphy; Ballygorey; Joseph Foskin, Skelpstown; Joe Flynn, Mooncoin Heights.

Holy Day Masses
Monday, December 7.
Mooncoin: 6.30pm
Carrigeen: 8.00pm.
Tuesday, December 8.
Kilnaspic: 9.00am
Carrigeen: 10.00am
Mooncoin: 11.00am


We welcome into our Faith Community Seamus Rohan who was baptised recently.

Comerford’s Pub on Tuesday, December 8 at 8.30pm.

July 25 - Aug. 1, 2010. For more information, contact the Parish Office, or Fr. Dermot Ryan.

St. Vincent DePaul Christmas Collection will take place next weekend Dec 12/13. We would like to thank you most sincerely for your generous support over the past year. We are greatly indebted to you. Without your help we could not continue our work. Christmas imposes an extra burden on us all, particularly those in need. Our income from the year was €6,716.39. Our expenditure was €11,934.72. Outlay was on food, fuel, clothing, furniture & education.

CLEANERS: Dec 12/19 Noreen Holden, Rene Comerford, Alice Conway, Elizabeth Lennon.

MINISTERS: Dec 7 (8pm) Anne Walsh (C), Mary Murphy. Dec 12 (8pm) Declan Walsh, Teresa O’Neill. Dec 13 (10am) Josephine Rowe, Mary Hassett.
READERS: Dec 7 (8pm) Pat O’Neill, Mary Fewer. Dec 8 (10am) Ellie Hogan, Josephine Jones. Dec 12 (8pm) Suzanne Halley, Frank Hogan. Dec 13 (10am) John Fitzgerald, David Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Dec 12 - Kitty Doyle. Julianne Walsh.

Dec 13 - Kathleen Kearns.
Dec 13 - Mary Frisby.
Dec 12/19 - M Cody, A Reddy.
Dec 13 - Kate Hennebry, Sarah Norris.


We commend to your generous prayers, Margaret (Peggy) O’Keeffe, who was interred during the week. May she Rest in Peace.

Jimmy Walsh, Ballincur.


Neddy Walsh, Skye O'Donoghue, James Kinsella, Cloncunny; Richard & Nora Kinsella, Clogga; John Falconer, Tobernabrone; Mary Walsh, Filbuckstown; Sr. Anna Howley, Mooncoin; Joey and Michael Fielding, Portnascully.