I got up early one morning
And rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me,
And heavier came each task.
Why doesn’t God help me? I wondered.
He answered, “you didn’t ask”.
I wanted to see joy and beauty,
But the day toiled on, grey and bleak.
I wondered why God didn’t show me,
He said “ but you didn’t seek”.
I tried to come into God’s presence;
I used all my keys at the lock,
God gently and lovingly chided,
“My child, you didn’t knock”.
I woke up early this morning,
And paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish
That I had to take time to pray.

Colaiste Cois Siuire Parent’s Association will hold a Fashion Show on Friday, March 19 at 8pm in the Parish Hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated, as we hope to raise money to buy a difibulator and other equipment for our local school.

Anti Cyber Bullying
Abbey Community College Parent’s Association will hold a talk on Anti-Cyber Bullying presented by Dr. Stephen James Minton, Lecturer in Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, on Monday, March 8 at 7.30pm in Abbey Community College. All are welcome to attend.

The Club will run a Table Quiz in Doyle’s Bar, Carrigeen, on Friday March 12 at 8.30pm sharp. All are welcome, with teams of 4 for €20.

Closing date for enrolment forms for Carrigeen Primary School is the last day of March.

€200 - John Grant, Portnascully. €100 - Biddy Barry, Kells. €50 - Daniel Purcell, Polerone. €20 - Tommy Dunphy, Luffany; John Mahon, Ballybrazil; Breda Guthrie, Luffany; Marie Therese McGrath, Polerone; James Walsh, Rathkieran; Caroline Dunphy, Tubrid; John Joe Kinsella, Dournane; Sally Foran, Ardera; Tom Walsh, Polerone; Sr. Gertrude Gallagher, Presentation Convent; Breda Costello, Kilmacow; Mossy Skehan, Chapel Mews; Richard Hogan, Clogga; Niall & Conor Brophy, Clonmore; Watty Foran, Ardera; Elaine Power, Crawn; Ina Dunne, Comeragh View; Catherine Hogan, Clogga; Joan Dunphy, Luffany; Tina O’Keeffe, Filbuckstown.

St. Vincent DePaul Conference meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at 8.00pm.

Lunchtime Theology
Why not join us for a cup of soup and a roll in the Parish Hall at 1pm this Thursday (11th March) for our ongoing lunchtime theology.
The subject this week will be "A Struggle - The Moral Life: Can we really live it?" and the speaker will be Fr. Dan Cavanagh, P.P. Rosbercon. We look forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations & Thank You!
We would like to thank the Friends of Mooncoin Residential Care Centre who raised €470 during a recent draw and Mooncoin Bridge club who raised €700. This money has been donated to Trocaire's campaign of ongoing relief work in Haiti.

Mooncoin Finance Meeting
Committee Meeting for Mooncoin Finance this coming Tuesday, March 9th, at 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Office.

Mass on Monday night. Tea afterwards in the G.A.A. Complex. All are welcome.

READERS: Mar 14/17/21 (11am) John Lennon, Ailish Conneely.

MINISTERS: Mar 13 (8pm) Anna Walsh (B), Declan Walsh. Mar 14 (10am) Mary Hassett, Noreen Walsh.

MINISTER: Mar 14 - Ollie Dunphy.
READER: Mar 14 - Melwyn Godinho.
ALTAR SERVERS: Mar 14 - Kate & Laura Dillon-Dunphy.

Tom Foley, Main St; Walter O’Keeffe, Polerone; Mary Kate Falconer, Tobernabrone; Linda Holden, Clonmore; Thomas Fielding, Rathkieran; Anna Franks (nee Walsh), Manchester/Rathkieran; John Walsh, Dournane Rd; Cait Cantwell, Tramore; Larry Cantwell, Chapel St; Noreen Mc McManus (nee Hayes) 5 New Rd.

We commend to your generous prayers the following who died recently:
Peter Reid, Ballincur; Brother Peter Phelan, Lower Kilmacow/Castletown, Laois; Mary Lennon, Lower Corluddy/Waterford; Jane Dunscombe (nee O’Brien), England/Chapel Street.
May they Rest in Peace.