FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, March 25, 2012

A Word in your Ear
This week I’m publishing the letter I received from Brother Brian Johnson who preached at all masses last weekend. He was very impressive and your generous response to him and his work speaks for itself. Fr. Martin

Dear Fr. Martin and Parishioners,
Greetings of peace and love to all.
Thank you so very much for the great welcome you gave me when I visited you last weekend. The reception you gave me is a great affirmation of the work we do among some of the poorest people on earth. Your kindness and generosity in these most difficult times is a wonderful boost for all of us but especially for the Brothers working in Kenya and Uganda. To know that you are willing to sacrifice and pray for us, gives us encouragement when the going gets tough. Your prayers are a special source of inspiration. Sometimes we encounter problems that are beyond human solving and it is then we depend on your prayers and the power of a loving God. I have little to offer you for your great kindness and generosity except to let you know that you are remembered in the daily prayers of the brothers. You and your families are also remembered with a small fast and a climb of Croagh Patrick. We will be good guardians of the huge trust you have placed in us. We will use efficiently, effectively and wisely the resources you have so generously given to us.
May the Good Lord and St. Francis of Assisi bless and reward your great kindness and generosity.
Bro. Brian Johnson OSF Contribution…. €3019

Coláiste Cois Siúire Mooncoin
A presentation for all parents of students at Coláiste Cois Siúire will be presented by representatives of the Marie Keating Foundation and is aimed at both men and women’s health on Thursday, March 29 at 10am.

Another word for altar is table. The altar table is in the centre of the part of God’s house that we call the sanctuary. Sanctuary means ‘holy’ and this is indeed a holy place. The servers prepare the altar. They put the following on the altar:
The corporal a square-shaped white cloth on which the paten and chalice are placed.
The Roman Missal the book from which the priest reads the prayers.
The purificators small white towels which are used to clean the chalice and paten later in the Mass.

Pilstock 2012 Fundraising Quiz
A fundraising quiz will be held in Anthony’s Inn on Friday, March 30 at 8pm to raise funds for the charity Chernobyl Children. Pilstock is taking place on June 30 this year & there will be 50 Children from Chernobyl there on the day. As per last year a great day’s family & musical entertainment is guaranteed. More to follow at a later date.

Silver Circle - Week 20
€200: Linda O’Flynn, Roseleigh. €100: Stephen Phelan, Kilcraggan. €50: Fr. Martin Delaney, Mooncoin. €20: Ned Haley, Polerone. Aoife Hayes, Ballincur. Margaret Murphy, Polerone. Seamus Delahunty, Portnahully. Bridget Rochford, Barronswood. Joe Flynn, Mooncoin Heights. Tommy Dunphy, Luffany. Helen Wallace, Carrick Rd. Audrey Fitzpatrick, Dournane Rd. Patricia Roche, Old Luffany. Mary Dalton, Old Luffany. Paul Butler, Roseleigh. Margaret O’Hanlon, Kilmacow. Ina Dunne, Comeragh View. Gerry Dunphy, Tubrid. Finn Hickey, Polerone Green. Gillian & Martin O’Brien, Comeragh View. Philip Walsh, Carrigeen. Elaine Walsh, Ardera. Joan Hennigan, Filbuckstown.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all who supported our Silver Circle draws this term. Look forward to your support in the future.

Masses during the week
Tuesday - Friday: 9.30am
Parish Reconciliation Service Mooncoin Wed. March 28: 7.30pm

Monthly collection next weekend. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Conference meeting Tuesday, April 3 at 8pm.

Thank You
Bridie Daniels would like to thank all who sent good wishes, Mass Cards and visited her during her recent stay in hospital. A Mass will be offered for your intentions.

Buddy, Alice & The Kelly Family would like to thank the Presentation Sisters & all the people who sent Mass Cards & visited Buddy in hospital. Mass will be offered for all your intentions.

READERS: Mar 31/Apr 7 (6.30pm) Ailish Conneely, Claire Bowe. Apr 1/8 (11.15am) John Lennon, Marjorie Godinho.

ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 31 Bridget Phelan, Margaret Dunphy.

MINISTER: Mar 31 - Katherine Hogan.
READER: Mar 31 - Marjorie Godinho.
CLEANERS: Mar 31/Apr 7 - T. Heneberry, K. Scully.
ALTAR SERVERS: Mar 31 - Kate Kearns, Tara Ramaswamy.

Adoration for the Blessed Sacrament
will take place each Sunday for the duration of Lent
from 3-4 pm in Kilnaspic Church.

We commend to your generous prayers, the following who were interred during the week. Ellen (Nellie) Hennebry, Cloncunny. Bridget Nolan, Rathcurby,
May they Rest in Peace.

Nonie & Paddy Purcell, Rathkieran. Eamonn Walsh, Mooncoin Heights.
Jackie Lannon, Suir Crescent. Tommy Foley, Chapel St.
Mary Holden, St. Anne’s Tce. Paddy Holden, St. Anne’s Tce.
John Everett, Rathkieran. Liam & Peter Walsh, Ballincur.
Thomas Everett, Dournane Road. Mary Allen Peel, Carrick Road. James O’Keeffe, Rathcurby. Thomas Dermody, Ballincur. John Phelan, Dournane. Noel Doyle, Ballymountain. William Delahunty, Curraghmartin 1st Anniversary. Ger Dowling, Ballinlough. Eily Phelan, Portnahully. Annie Doody, Tubrid.
May they Rest in Peace.