THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The Democratic Party Leader J. Layton in Canada who died of cancer recently wrote in a letter the week before he died:
“My friends, love is better than anger, hope is better than fear,
optimism is better than despair, so let us be loving, hopeful and
optimistic and we will change the world”
A lot of wisdom in those words!
The Revised Roman Missal
On November 27 – The First Sunday in Advent, will mark a significant change for the Catholic Church in Ireland and throughout the whole world. On that day, we will being to use the Roman Missal, Third Edition. This is the third revision of the ritual text that contains the prayers and instructions for the Celebration of the Mass. The implementation of this new edition of the Roman Missal provides each of us with a unique gift – an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the sacred liturgy, to reflect on and to appreciate it’s meaning and importance in our lives. As we move forward in the process of implementing this new resource, it is our hope that we will come to a renewed awareness that “What we pray is what we believe”. We will begin during the month of September to use some of the new responses.
We would like to wish the Kilkenny Team the very best of luck on Sunday. We hope that everyone will enjoy the day & that anyone travelling up to Croke Park will have
a safe journey.
THE PARISH OFFICE
Will be open from:
9am to 1pm, Monday - Friday.
2pm to 5pm, Monday & Wednesday afternoon. Please note the extra hours for doing business. All items for the Grapevine should be in no later than mid-day Wednesday.
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF DONATION
OF THE BELL IN CARRIGEEN CHURCH
Denis Fielding, Portnascully, donated the bell to the church in Carrigeen in September, 1911, before going to Kilmeaden. Denis Fielding, his grand nephew, still lives in the home house where Denis grew up as a young man. This bell has served our church for the past 100 years. We remember Denis in a prayer of thanks and all the Fielding family.
Meeting will be held in the Supper Room on Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm.
Contact: Marie Flynn 087-9013925
IRISH DANCING CLASSES
Irish dancing classes resume after the summer break on Tuesday, September 6 at 7pm in the Sports Complex. All are welcome. Contact No: 051 850641
CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
ST. KIERAN’S COLLEGE, KILKENNY
With the advent of Parish Pastoral Councils and the structured involvement of lay people in the life of the diocese, St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, as part of its mission of education and formation, wishes to offer, on behalf of the Catholic Diocese of Ossory, a programme of education for those involved in parish life.
This course will be of interest to people who are involved in parish life, or to those who are involved with the Diocesan Forum. It may also be of interest to those who wish to deepen and enrich their own understanding of their faith and who are prepared to become involved in parish life.
For further information, contact 056-7721086, or the Parish Office.
MASSES DURING THE WEEK
Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
Meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm in the Parish room.
MOONCOIN PARISH PASTORAL PLAN 2011-2013
Will be launched on the weekend September 10/11 at all Masses. Aoife McGrath pastoral worker in Waterford City will speak at all Masses.
PRE BAPTISMAL TEAM
Meeting on Wednesday September 7 at 7.30pm in the Parish room.
OUR LADY’S BIRTHDAY
Rosary Procession on Thursday, September 8 from Ballybricken Green at 7pm to The Cathedral. All are welcome.
We welcome into our Faith Community the following who were baptized recently.
Tyler Nicholas O’Connor
Alex Anthony O’Connor
Ryan James O’Connor
Conference Meeting on Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm.
Meeting on Saturday, September 10 after 8pm Mass.
MINISTERS: Sept 11 (10am) Bill 7 Peggy Healy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Sept 10 - Judy Doherty,
MINISTER: Sept 10 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Sept 10 - Patrick Kinsella.
CLEANERS: Sept 10/17 - K. Walsh, C. Norris.
We commend to your generous prayers, Eileen Holden, Carrigeen, and John Lennon who was interred in Carrigeen recently. May they Rest in Peace.
Pat (Smiley) Foley, Chapel Street; Esther & John Everett, Dournane Road;
Anastasia Dermody, Ballincur. May they Rest in Peace.