A WORD IN YOUR EAR
During this month of November the Word in your ear slot will include a series of thoughts and reflections some of which are taken from a beautiful book entitled; Irish stories of loss and hope. This book is published by the Irish Hospice Foundation and edited by Susan Delaney (no relation!). This first reflection is a beautiful poem by Seamus Heaney.
I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbours drove me home.
In the porch I met my father crying -
He had always taken funerals in his stride -
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.
The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand
And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand
In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.
Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
And candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
For the first time in six weeks. Paler now,
Wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.
A four foot box, a foot for every year
LEARNING ABOUT THE MASS WITH KATH AND QUMEN
WHO DOES WHAT AT MASS (2)?
At every Mass you will notice that some members of the assembly have different jobs. We call these jobs ‘ministries’. Let’s look at some more of them:
THE COLLECTORS: The people who collect our gift of money during Mass.
THE MINISTER OF THE EUCHARIST: The person who helps to give out communion at Mass. They sometimes bring communion to those who are unable to come to Mass because they are sick.
MUSIC: Many parishes have choirs – groups of people who sing at Mass. Their singing helps the whole assembly to pray and we are all encouraged to join with the choir. Some parishes may have people who lead the assembly in singing. These are called cantors.
SILVER CIRCLE - WEEK 4
€200: Anna Butler, Knockhouse. €100: Patricia Conway, Rathkirby. €50: Eily Delahunty, Ballybrazil. €20: Elsie McGrath, Dournane. Pat Purcell, Dublin. Tony Walsh, Licketstown. Eamonn Delahunty, Luffany. John Foran, Piltown. Jody Laffan, Aglish. Peadar Walsh, Luffany. The Lotto Club, c/o Promoter. Alan Walsh, Ballinlough. Michael Purcell, Middlequarter. Anna Dunphy, Tubbrid. Michael Foran, Ardera. Sinead Walsh, Mooncoin Heights. Kathleen Skeehan, Corloughan. Una Foley, Main St. Valerie O’Keeffe, Ballybrazil. Angela Haley, Polerone. Theresa Dungan, Mullinavat. Willie O’Brien, Grange. Joe Wall, Lr Corluddy.
Results of Development Draw
1st 42” Colour TV Caroline Halpin, 1 Coirceog, Fiddown.
2nd Digital Camera Clara Dunphy, Ballincur.
3rd Meal for 2 The Granville Hotel Kevin Dunphy, Ballincur.
4th €50 cash Jenny Croke, Mountneill, Carrigeen.
5th Deep Fat Fryer Breda Comerford, Clogga.
6th €25 One for All voucher Willie Roche, Old Luffany.
7th €25 One for All voucher Debbie c/o Jim Brown, Kilcraggan.
8th Car Maintenance Kit Ned Doyle, Aglish, Carrigeen.
9th €25 cash John Heffernan, Mountneill, Carrigeen
10th €25 cash Patricia O’Neill, Corluddy, Carrigeen
The committee would like to thank all who supported and helped in any way with the draw.
Masses during the week
Tuesday - Thurs: 9.30am.
Conference meeting on Tuesday, November 8 at 8pm
November collection 19/20.
Christmas collection Dec.10/11.
Carrigeen Church Choir
Choir practice in Carrigeen Church on Monday nights commencing Monday, November 7 at 7.30pm. We are now preparing for Advent and Christmas. New musicians and singers are all welcome to join us. See you there.
COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND FOR THE MISSIONS
IRISH HEART FOUNDATION ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEKEND NOV 12/13
Anyone that is due for Silver or Gold Pioneers Pins & Fr. Cullen medals, please ring as soon as possible 895483.
S.O.S. Collection held recently. €612 raised. Thanks to all who contributed.
Thank you to everyone who gave sponsorship to Tomás Kinsella, Clogga, and Davy Dobbyn, Suir Crescent, who took part in the Run for Life in aid of the Solas Centre, Waterford. Between them, they raised €587. Well done lads.
MINISTERS: Nov 12/19 (6.30pm) Cara O’Mahony, Geraldine Purcell. Nov 13/20 (11.15am) Martina Maloney, Nellie Phelan.
CLEANERS: Nov 12/19 - Ena Laffan, Joan Doran, Catherine Doran, Therese Walsh, Joan Foskin.
MINISTERS: Nov 13 (10am) Dick Madden, Teresa O’Neill.
READERS: Nov 13 (10am) Pat & Siobhan Dunphy.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Nov 12 - Ann Finn & Breda Guthrie.
MINISTER: Nov 12 - Richard Hogan.
READER: Nov 12 - Helen Quinn.
CLEANERS: Nov 12 - H Brennan & C Dunphy.
ALTAR SERVERS: Nov 12 - Ciaran & Eimear Quilty.
Peter Rowley, Ballybrazil. Jimmy Walsh, Ballincur
Elizabeth & James Reid, Ballincur.
Patrick Walsh, Knockanure. James & Mary Walsh, Corluddy.
Michael & Joey Fielding, Portnascully.
Mark & Annie Grant, Carrigeen.
Margaret Fielding, Carrigeen.
May they Rest in Peace.