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.