LEARNING ABOUT THE MASS WITH KATH AND QUMEN
WHY GO TO MASS?
When you were baptised you became a member of God’s family and we call that the Church. You might think the church is just a building but the Church is also the name we give to the people who gather in the building. Without the people, the Church would be just another building. One of the most important things we do as part of God’s family is go to Mass.
A WORD IN YOUR EAR
This weekend we begin the formal preparation with the children who will celebrate their First Communion next May. The programme will involve a Mass once a month (Saturday evening in Mooncoin and Sunday morning in Carrigeen). These will be the regular Sunday Masses, but with a real awareness that children are present. The readings and some prayers will be simplified and the homily will (hopefully!) be directed to the children, or even through the children to everyone else! This weekend the homily at the 6.30pm and 10am Masses will be replaced by the enrolment ceremony.
Each week we will publish a little insert in The Grapevine entitled Learning about the Mass with Kath and Qumen . Kath and Qumen are two children preparing for their First Communion and they feature in the book which our children have called THUMB. The names Kath and Qumen are a play on the word ‘cathecumen’. A cathecumen is strictly understood as someone preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. We are taking some liturgical and catechetical licence here, because our First Communion candidates have already been baptised. They are, however, being prepared for the next important step on their journey of initiation. Speaking of initiation we heard this week that Confirmation will be celebrated here in the parish on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
Mooncoin GAA will hold a meeting to discuss the future direction of hurling within the club on Friday, Oct 21 at 8.30pm in the Complex. All members are requested to attend this important meeting.
MOONCOIN G.A.A. GYM
The next induction course will take place at 7.00pm on Wednesday, October 19, for any new member wishing to join the gym. For queries, contact Joe Flynn, 895435, or 087- 1212408, or Joan Daly 086-1553968.
Kilkenny County Drugs Committee would like to thank the students and staff of Colaiste Cois Siuire Mooncoin for hosting a drug awareness event for Drug Awareness Week 2011 and they also held a debate on the availability of alcohol and its effects. Well done to all.
MASSES DURING THE WEEK
Tuesday, Wendesday: 9.30am.
Eucharistic Service: Thursday, Friday: 9.30am
We welcome into our Faith Community, Aisling Carmel Croke, who was baptized recently.
Practice for the Children’s Choir resumes this Tuesday, October 18 in the Parish Church from 3.10pm to 4pm. Children from 2nd class upwards. €1 per child/family.
RehabCare Kilkenny would like to thank all the people of the Parish for their contribution of €627.25, it being the proceeds of the recent Church Gate Collection and Rehab would also like to thank those who organised the collection on our behalf.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
MINISTERS: Oct 23 (10am) P.J. O’Leary, Noreen Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Oct 22 - Bridget Phelan, Kitty Hewetson.
MINISTER: Oct 22 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Oct 22 - Sarah Norris.
ALTAR SERVERS: Oct 22 - Ciaran & Eimear Quilty.
Noreen O’Brien, Comeragh View.
Catherine O’Keeffe, Polerone.
Michael Lannon, Ballinlough.
Kitty Holden, St. Annes Terrace.
Michael Walsh, Filbuckstown.
Anna McGrath, Dungooley.
Anastasia Cuddihy, Luffany.
Margaret O’Keeffe, Glengrant.
Kay English, Barrabehy & Liverpool.
John Crowley, Barrabehy.
May they Rest in Peace.