THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Life is like a coin… you can spend it anyway you wish,
but you can only spend it once….
To the boys and girls who received their First Holy Communion in St. Kevin’s Church, Carrigeen today. Thanks to all involved in their preparation and in the celebration today. May it be the first of many and may Jesus the bread of life give you life in abundance. Keeping all in our prayers.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – MOONCOIN
Saturday, May 28 at 11am. Please keep the boys and girls, and their families in your prayers.
VINTAGE TRACTOR RUN IN MOONCOIN
A vintage tractor run will take place on Sunday, May 22 in Mooncoin.
Registration will start from 11.30am at the Royal Oak and tractor run will depart at 1pm. The route covers approximately 15 miles of county roads at a leisurely pace. Stops on the route include Mooncoin, Carrigeen and a BBQ close to the banks of the River Suir in Moonveen before returning to the Royal Oak Bar. The beneficiaries of the event are the Boys’ National School, Mooncoin, the Girls’ National School, Mooncoin and Carrigeen National School. All are welcome.
NATIONAL CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF ST. OLIVER PLUNKETT
Drogheda, Sunday, July 3
The annual celebration will commence with the procession of a first class relic of Saint Oliver from Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Drogheda at 3pm and proceed to the National Shrine of St. Oliver in St. Peter's Church, West Street, where Mass will begin at 4pm. His Excellency Mr. Busso von Alvensleben, The German Ambassador to Ireland, will be in attendance at the celebrations. This year we look forward to welcoming a large group of pilgrims from Lamspringe in Lower Saxony, Germany, the location of a major German shrine to St. Oliver. The homily in St. Peter's will be delivered by Fr. Dirk Jenssen, Dean of Alfeld, in Lower Saxony. The National Celebrations in honour of St. Oliver are organised by the Knights of St. Columbanus and it is expected that large numbers of their members from across the country will take part this year.
MOONCOIN PARISH FUN DAY
3rd Annual Mooncoin Parish Fun Day will be held on Sunday, June 5 from 1.00pm to 4.30pm. All are welcome. For further details contact 087 7406354.
SUPER SUMMER CAMP ACTIVITIES 2011
Bookings are being taken for summer activities camp at Mooncoin G.A.A. grounds beginning August 8 – 12.
For further information please contact Declan Wall on 051-898742 or 086-1246650 or www.fitnessbydesign.ie.
KILIMANJARO SCHOOL PROJECT
It was not possible to make the trip in April, but work is continuing by local people. It is envisaged to have the school ready for January 2012 – when the new school year begins. To ensure this target is met we are organising a building blitz from Wednesday, October 26 – Saturday, November 5. We are appealing especially for plasterers; but all volunteers are welcome. For further information contact: Fr Peter Muldowney 086-8265955 or, www.kilimanjarodirect.org.
2 Drawer Steel filing Cabinet. First offer secures,contact: 051-851646.
MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK
Tuesday, Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament, after Mass until 5pm. Thursday, Friday – 9.30am
Wednesday – 7.30pm, Rosary at 7.15pm.
Cemetery Mass in the ‘New Cemetery’ Mooncoin is changed to Thursday June 9 at 8pm (due to the Kilkenny v Wexford/Antrim match on Saturday, June 11) Please inform family, friends and neighbours.
MASS IN THE NURSING HOME
On Thursday, May 26 at 2.30pm.
GRADUATION MASS COLAISTE COIS SIUIRE
Thursday, May 26 at 7.30pm. Please keep the boys and girls, and their families in your prayers.
NEW MISSAL LEAFLET
Is available at the back of the three churches, explaining the background to the changes. The new edition of the Missal will come into full use over a period of time, between September 8 and November 27, the First Sunday of Advent. Will keep you informed as new information comes.
READERS: May 28/June 4 (6.30pm) Joe Cashin,
May 29/June 5 (11.15am)
Ann Lee, Maureen Joesph.
CLEANERS: May 28/June 4
Brenda Holden, Ann O’Neill, Noreen Quilty, Mickey Lannon.
MINISTERS: May 29 (10am)Anne Walsh, Mary Murphy.
READERS: May 29 (10am)Bill Healy, Paul Derwin.
ALTAR SOCIETY: May 28 - Ann Finn, Breda Guthrie.
MINISTER: May 29 - Helen Brennan.
READER: May 29 - Aoife Kearns.
ALTAR SERVERS: May 29 - Kate Hennebry, Kate Kearns.
Kevin Conway, Ashgrove;
Anna Maher, Ardera;
Michael O’Brien, Carrick Road;
Ned & Hannah Mackey, Polerone;
Mary & John O’Hanlon, Filbuckstown;
Walter Henebery, Carrigeen;
Mai O’Dwyer & John Barron,ilmacow;
May they Rest in Peace.