A Word in your ear
Mother’s Day
Today, I would like to offer a blessing for the mothers on this mother's day. I would like to extend this blessing to all of the women who are here today because mothering is done by teachers, mentors and friends. We all are called to bring forth and nurture life. As I offer this prayer for mothers from John O'Donohue, we can remember our mothers whether they are living and deceased and we can pray for all women in their mothering role.
Your voice learning to soothe your new child
Was the first home-sound
We hear before we could see.
Your young eyes gazing on us
Was the first mirror where we glimpsed
What to be seen could mean.

Your nearness tilled the air,
An umbilical garden for the seeds
Of thought that stirred in our infant hearts.
You nurtured and fostered this space
To root all our quietly gathering intensity
That could grow nowhere else.

Formed from the depths beneath your heart,
You know us from the inside out.
No deeds or seas or others
Could ever erase that.
Fr. Martin

In the early Church people brought the bread and the wine that was used during Mass. This was their gift to their Church family. They also brought other food to be blessed and sometimes this food was given to those who did not have enough to eat. When we bring the bread, wine and money to the altar we are continuing this custom. We also continue this custom of giving when we put money in our Trócaire Box during Lent, or when we give money to organisations collecting outside of the church, like the St Vincent de Paul.

Silver Circle - Week 19
€200: Sean Dwyer, Luffany.
€100: Domo Connelly, Ballincur.
€50: Breda Doyle, Suir Crescent.
€20: Pascal Power Glenmore. Lotto Club, c/o P. Crowley. Mary O’Keeffe, Chapel St. Eleanor Healy, Dungooley. Josie Dolan, Polerone. Philip Walsh, Carrigeen. Ger Nolan, Grange. Anne Dobbyn, Comeragh View. Ned Murphy, Grange. Andy Aylward, Farnogue. Margaret Murphy, Polerone. Siobhan Kearns, New Road. John Allen, Carrick Road. Padraig Tolan, Filbuckstown. Mavis Foley, c/o Rosedale. Cormac Daly, Dungooley. John Power, Polerone Green. Theresa Dungan, Mullinavat. Caoimhe Power, Kilcraggan. Billy O’Keeffe, Main St.

Coláiste Cois Siuire
Parents Association will hold its annual Fashion Show on Friday, March 23 at 8pm in the Parish Hall. Your support would be greatly appreciated, as we hope to raise money to develop the recreational facilities and equipment. Tickets available at the school office, Tel: 895112 and a limited number are available at the door on the night. Standard tickets €10, Concession tickets €5.

Table Quiz
Will be held in Comerford's Pub on March 24 at 8pm. €20 for teams of 4. All monies raised on the night will go to Munster Chernobyl Aid. Hope to see you all there. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Mooncoin Youth Club
Will re-open on Tuesday, March 20 at 7.30pm. All present and new leaders please be at the Hall at 7.00pm

Masses during the week
Tuesday - Friday: 9.30am

Conference Meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 8pm.

Church Gate Collection
M.D.A.P.P. (Mooncoin Drug Awareness Parish Programme) will hold a church gate collection at all Masses next weekend. Your support would be appreciated, as we receive no national or local funding.

Volunteers Wanted
To climb Croagh Patrick on April 15 to raise funds for Waterford Regional Hospital Cardiac Unit. Please contact John: 086 1960547 or Stephen: 086 3004165.

CLEANERS: Mar 24/31 Ena Laffan, Catherine Doran, Therese Walsh, Alice Phelan.

READERS: Mar 25 (10am) Frank Hogan, Laura Pheasey.
ALTAR SOCIETY: Mar 24 Kitty Doyle, Julianne Walsh.

MINISTER: Mar 24 - Helen Brennan.
READER: Mar 24 - Helen Quinn.
ALTAR SERVER: Andrew Long.

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

Gerard Delahunty, Carrigeen.

We commend to your generous prayers, the following who were interred during the week.
Pat O’Hara, Comeragh Close.
Dan Lane, Carlow & Tramore.
May they Rest in Peace.

Maura Walsh, Polerone. Baby Killian Mackey, Emil.
William Mackey, Polerone. Thomas Wilson, Mooncoin Heights.
Nellie Doody, Ballincur. David Grace, Rathkieran.
Walter Crowley, Polerone. Niall Fox, Aglish.
Richard Kearns, Ardera. Larry Cantwell. Caith Cantwell.
Norrie Foley, Main St. Bridget Walsh, Clooneen, Clogga.
Michael Joseph Sexton, Nicholastown & Liverpool.
John Cody, Kilnaspic. Nicholas & Mary Walsh, Aglish.
The Extended Mahon Family, Celbridge, London & Mooncoin.
Walter McDonald, Emil.
May they Rest in Peace.