27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, October 02, 2011

I have come among you in less than ideal circumstances, but I am very happy to be here. This has been a difficult week for the parish of Mooncoin. I am conscious that there is an entire spectrum of feelings and emotions across the community: shock, sadness, sympathy, hurt, anger and confusion. I promise you that I will do my utmost to walk with you at this time and to serve the needs of this Christian community to the best of my ability. I have long been aware of the rich tradition and strength of identity that exists in Mooncoin, Carrigeen and Kilnaspic and I am confident that, in working together in the spirit of the gospel, we will move beyond the darkness of these days.
I am deeply grateful to the Pastoral council, the Parish staff, the Presentation sisters and the many other parishioners who have extended a warm and generous welcome to me this week. I know that I have your prayerful support as I begin my ministry here, but I also commend to your prayers Fr. Peter and all those who are affected by this sad situation.
I am conscious that many of you did not get an opportunity to hear Bishop Freeman’s statement last weekend and so on the suggestion of the Pastoral Council it is included here in its entirety.
Fr. Martin Delaney

A safeguarding matter has arisen and Fr Peter Muldowney, a priest of the Diocese of Ossory, has asked me to allow him a period of leave from ministry with immediate effect so that this matter can be addressed. I have adhered to this request. In compliance with our Diocesan Policy on Safeguarding, this matter has been referred to An Garda Siochana, the HSE and to the National Board for Safeguarding Children. The presumption of innocence must prevail. There can be no further comment until this matter has been clarified by the Civil Authorities. I ask you for your prayers for all concerned. I have appointed Father Martin Delaney Administrator of the parish of Mooncoin and he will take up duties with immediate effect.

Marian Holden would like to thank everyone for their generous flowers, Mass bouquets and good wishes during her time of illness. They are all very much appreciated and a Mass will be offered up for all your intentions.

First Penance and First Eucharist Meeting
There will be a meeting for all Parents/Guardians of children preparing for First Penance and First Eucharist this year on Thursday, October 6 in the Upstairs Room of the G.A.A. Complex, Mooncoin at 8.00p.m.

St. Joseph’s Home Luncheon Club for the Elderly
Lunch served at 12 noon every day. You can choose the day/days that you wish to come. €5 for the meal. You will also be welcome to come to 11.00am Mass and then have Lunch. After that you can join in an activity, or you can just come for your lunch. You need to enrol with Joan Forrest at Reception and we need to know the day before so that your meal will be ready. Tel: 051 833006 Abbey Road, Ferrybank, Waterford.

Mooncoin Vintage Club
Many thanks to everyone who supported our TV020 Tractor Draw in aid of the South Eastern Cancer Foundation. The Solas Centre will receive a cheque for €11,500 as a result of the dedicated work of our ticket sellers.
Prize Winners: 1st Tractor - Eddie Barry, Fermoy.
2nd 500 litres oil - Robert Walsh, Mooncoin.
3rd Weekend away - Ned Maher, Mooncoin.
4th 32” TV - Noel Murphy, Dunmore.
5th Builders Voucher - Marlene Stoeker, Kilnaspic.

Mooncoin G.A.A.
Silver Circle Draw will be starting again on Oct 11. Your promoter will be calling. Looking forward to your continued support.

Silver Circle
All promoters are asked to bring the names of all Silver Circle participants to the G.A.A. complex at 9.00pm on Monday, October 10 or Tuesday, October 11. For queries contact 087 6756862.

Masses - Parish Church
Tuesday – Friday: 9.30am.
Friday, Oct 7 - First Friday
Sick and housebound will be visited.
Mass in Kilnaspic on Thursday at 7.30pm.
Mass in Carrigeen on Friday at 8pm. (Month’s Mind - Michael Deady).
Mass in Mooncoin on Friday at 9.30am.

Hall Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 4, at 8pm in G.A.A. Complex.

Fr. Patsy Kelly will conduct a weekend on Scripture and Prayer in the Nagle Chapel, Convent on Friday, October 7, from 8pm to Sunday afternoon. All welcome. Contact 051 - 895114

St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society
The monthly mass of St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society will take place on Thursday, October 6 at 9.30am in Mooncoin Church. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the intercession for vocations will follow immediately afterwards in the Nagle Chapel and will conclude at 11.00am. All are welcome.

MINISTERS: Oct 9 (10am) Eileen Dowling, Margaret Brennan.
READERS: (10am)
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 8 - Margaret Kenny, Margaret Phelan (B).

MINISTER: Oct 8 - May Coady.
READER: Oct 8 - Aoife Kearns.
SERVERS: Oct 8 - Andrew Long.
If for any reason you are unable to fulfil your allocated dates, it would be very much appreciated if you could make alternative arrangements with another server to ensure that Fr. Delaney has a full complement of servers. Please note that those serving on the last Sunday of the month are also required to cover the following Thursday night vigil mass at 7pm. Many Thanks.

Eileen Holden, Carrigeen.

We commend to your generous prayers,
Josie Brynt nee Murphy, Ardera & Eastbourne
who died recently. May she Rest in Peace.

Eily Crowley, Riverquarter. Richard Croke, Chapel Street.
Frank Bradshaw, Main Street. Kitty Kiely, Knockhouse, Gracedieu.
Jim Cashin, Polerone. Anastasia Malone (nee Walsh), Carrigeen.
Thomas & Margaret Power, Old Luffany.
Kathleen Bowden nee Power, Old Luffany & London.
John & Joe Kinsella, Barrabehy.
May they Rest in Peace.