22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, August 28, 2011

If you’ve been shown mercy & forgiveness by those whom you’ve wronged, don’t hinder the ripple effect.
Show mercy & forgiveness to others who’ve wronged you.
It is much easier to turn a friendship into love
than love into friendship.

Children…. Good News….. Schools after the summer holidays open next week!
The Girls’ & Boys’ School open on Tuesday, August 30.
Carrigeen School on Thursday, September 1.
Wishing all our pupils and students the very best for the school year 2011 – 2012. Enjoy the learning and the fun. With prayers and best wishes to pupils, teachers and all who work in the school system.

To all our Leaving Certificate students, we wish you all the very best and every blessing as you embark on a new and exciting stage of your lives. May God the Holy Spirit be your guide and protector.

Couples who intend to marry abroad and who make arrangements to do so with the help of a travel company should, like all couples, make contact with their parish in good time to give notice of marriage, to undertake the normal marriage preparation and to carry out the necessary church formalities (that is to establish their freedom to marry). This applies also to mixed marriages. Couples intending to marry abroad should give more notice than usual, as the legal procedures involved in a foreign marriage take a considerable amount of time.

A sincere word of thanks to Theresa Finn who was our parish secretary for 1½ years. We wish you every success and blessing as you go back to college. Thank you for your patience, skill and service.
Welcome to Ann Croke our new secretary – we look forward to working with you and serving the people of the parish. God’s blessing and peace be with you both.

Monday, August 29
The Mooncoin GAA membership draw for All-Ireland tickets will be held at 8.30pm in the Sports Complex.
Friday, September 2
The ticket draw for All-Ireland tickets takes place at 9pm in the Sports Complex.

Congratulations to the family of the Mooncoin GAA Club in celebrating 125 years since its formation. Well done. A big thank you to all Club members and organising committee for the weekend celebrations. A wonderful weekend was had by all. Thank you. We wish you continued success and many graces and blessings in the future.

Over the last few months, the Sunday collections have fallen a lot. Guess it is understandable in the present climate. However, it has come to our notice, there is sometimes one or two collections on the way in and that some people stand in the gateway. I wish to take this opportunity to remind all those who collect outside the church that the law states “that collections will not be taken up within a distance of twenty meters of all entrances to church property” (Collection Act 1962). We the finance committee ask all collectors to observe this legal requirement and that all collections taking place would be published on the grapevine the week before. Our insurance bill for Sept 2011 – 2012 this year comes to €7,223.09. Costs are going up every month. While we think globally we have to act locally. Thanking you in anticipation for your co-operation in relation to those matters.

Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am.

Sick & housebound will be visited
Mass: Kilnaspic - Thursday 8pm
Eucharistic Service: Carrigeen - Friday 8pm
Mass: Mooncoin - Friday 9.30am
Wedding Mass: Mooncoin - Friday 2pm

We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptised during the summer months:
Ciara Josephine Lonergan.
Charlie John Hearne.
Pádraig Peter Fanning.
Darragh Christopher Phelan.
Michéal Senan Beagan.
James Michael McTighe.
Richard Bernard Dunphy.
Méabh Kate Mackey.
Joseph Richard Ryan.
Poppy Lee Fielding.
Kevin James McGrath.
Fionn Declan Walsh.
Dylan Nicholas Walsh.
Lia Ellen Wilson.
Amy Marie Barden.
Harry Diarmuid Mackey.
Eve Helen Mackey.

Cantor Needed to lead us in song for our Church Liturgies. If interested or know of somebody who would be interested, please contact the parish office on 051-895123 or Fr Peter on 086-8265955

This weekend at all Masses.
Your support would be greatly appreciated.

READERS: Sept 3/10 (6.30pm) John Allen, Thomas Grant. Sept 4/11 (11.15am) Maureen Joseph, Ann Lee.
CLEANERS: Sept 3/10 Bridget Holden, Margaret Delahunty, Mabel Hassey, Marcie Foran.

MINISTERS: Sept 4 (10am) Noreen Walsh, PJ O’Leary.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 3 - Margaret Phelan (L), Margaret Dunphy.

MINISTER: Sept 3 - Mary Frisby.
READER: Sept 3 - Kate Heneberry.
CLEANERS: Sept 3 - A Hearne, D Aylward.

Breda O’Sullivan, Polerone.
Jimmy Foley, Main Street.
Sean Tyler, Grange.
Kathleen Behan (nee McGrath), Dungooley.
William McGrath, Dungooley.
John Delahunty, Mullinavat.
Danny Purcell, Grange.
Tom Murphy, Skelpstown.
Joseph, Mary Kate & Margaret Tobin, Chapel View.
Maureen & Cedric Burling, Chapel View.
Paddy Tobin, Wales.
May they Rest in Peace.