A Word in your Ear
A friend of mine sent me this recently.
Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense (or was it Mrs!)
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; accidents may happen; If it ain't broken, don't fix it; why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.
It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion, or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home but the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little on her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughters, Responsibility and Integrity and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights; I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
Fr. Martin

After the second reading, the Minister of the Word will invite us to stand and greet or welcome the Gospel. Before the Gospel is read we sing or say the Gospel Acclamation. For most of the Church year we greet the Gospel with the word ‘Alleluia’, a joyful song of praise. The Alleluia is followed by a verse of scripture from the Bible. This verse reminds us of the theme of the Mass and readings. During the season of Lent we do not use the word ‘Alleluia’. The Gospel stories tell us about Jesus and we hear what he said to his friends and those who came to listen to him. So the reading of the Gospel is different to the other readings. It is the most important part of the Liturgy of the Word.

Mooncoin Camogie Club
The Officers that were elected at the AGM are as follows:
Chairperson: Eithne Connolly. Vice Chairperson: Mai Murphy. Secretary: Collette Fanning. Assistant Secretary: Kay Quinn. Treasurer: Valerie Phelan. Registrar: Siobhan Delahunty. Child Welfare Officer: Paula Phelan
PRO: Aisling Walsh. Committee: Sarah Kearns, Eugene Fitzgerald, Esther Murphy, Margaret Crowley.
The trainers are as follows for the coming season:
U12: Patrick Bowe, Eoin Cooney. U14: Sean Walsh. U16: John Hogan, Sarah Kearns (Selector). Junior: Johnny Walsh, Michael Walsh (Crawn) John Grant (Selectors).
Registration Night will take place on February, 24 at 8pm in the Complex.

€200: Noel Dobbyn, Suir Crescent. €100: Colm Lehane, Ballygorey. €50: Kevin Dobbyn, Grange. €20: Joan Doran, Chapel View, Eric Wall, Aglish. Michelle Forde, Chapel St. Eddie O’Hara, Ferrybank. Ned Murphy, Grange. Pat Kearns, St. Anne’s Tce. Katelyn & Abi Felle, Ballytarsney. Cissie Crowley, Barabehy. Noreen Holden, Polerone. Gayle Conway, Roseleigh. Anna Butler, Knockhouse. Peter Murphy, Clogga. Eugene Fitzgerald, Luffany. Paddy Daly, Dungooley. Cormac Daly, Dungooley. Tomas Kearns, Ardera. Benny Aylward, Gortrush. Dympna Corcoran, Ballybrazil. Eamonn Holden, Main St. Paddy Delahunty, Portnascully.

Mooncoin GAA Gym
Gym induction at 7pm on Wednesday, February 8. Queries to Joe Flynn 087 1212408

Enable Ireland
Enable Ireland will be having their annual gate collection on the weekend of Feb 11/12. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Bible Study Group
Bible Study Group meeting Wedns. Feb 8, 8pm - 9pm in the Nagle Chapel. All Welcome. Contact: Sr. Mary on 051 895114.

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes
Any parent wishing to enroll their son for September 2012/13 in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes is invited to call in or telephone the office on 051-895411 and place your son’s name on the new entrants list to secure his place in Junior infants for the year in question. Enrolment forms available from school office only.

Jeanne Jugan Apartments for the Elderly
Little Sisters of the Poor, Abbey Road, Ferrybank. Now Open. You are welcome to come and see. It is preferable that you phone Joan 051 833006 Mon to Fri 8am – 2pm to make an appointment to view the apartment.

Conference meeting Tuesday, February 7 at 8pm

Tuesday - Friday: 9.30am

CLEANERS: Feb 11/18 Brenda Holden, Mickey Lannon, Noreen Quilty, Anne
Crowley O’Neill.

MINISTERS: Feb 12 (10am) Catriona O’Reilly, Mary Murphy.
READERS: Feb 12 (10am) Ellie Hogan, Eilish Walsh.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Feb 11 Bridget Phelan, Margaret Dunphy.

MINISTER: Feb 11 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Feb 11 - Mary Frisby.
CLEANERS: Feb 11 - K. Bardon, K. Kinsella.

John & Nancy Carberry.
Christopher & Paul Cuddihy, Licketstown.
William Morahan, Dournane.
John Kinsella, Ardera.
Seamus Doran, St. Judes, Mooncoin.
Paddy O’Keeffe, Carrick Road.
Dick & Mary Comerford, Clogga.
May they Rest in Peace.