FOR PARISHES OF ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON, GRANGE & NEWCASTLE, FOURMILEWATER
Weekly Mass Times This Week
Saturday Newcastle- Our Lady of the Assumption – 5pm
Saturday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 6.30pm
Sunday Fourmilewater– Our Lady & St. Laurence – 9am
Sunday Grange– St. Nicholas – 10.30am
Sunday Ballybacon- St. Mary’s – 12pm
Monday Newcastle- Our Lady of the Assumption – 10am
Tuesday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am
Wednesday Fourmilewater– Our Lady & St. Laurence – 10am
Thursday Newcastle- Our Lady of the Assumption – 10am
Friday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
This takes place in our parishes on:
Tuesday’s 10-11am in Ardfinnan
Friday’s 2.30-3.30 in Newcastle
Everyone is welcome to come and spend some time in quiet prayer and adoration.
FOURMILEWATER CEMETERY APPEAL
Thank you for your recent contributions. Now at €6,220. Work is almost complete on our extension, and we will soon be relaying the main path for safety reasons. Obviously, there will be a cost to the parish of approx. €40,000 to implement this necessary extension and upgrade of our cemetery in Fourmilewater.
Please see the Information Sheet and envelopes in the porches for further information, and a sincere “thank you” for your support in this important project.
Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:
Includes Holyday Donations:
Ardfinnan/Ballybacon/Grange: €840 & €695 Missions
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €1,106 & €767 Missions
HOLY SOULS NOVENA CONTINUES THIS WEEK
Apologies for the cancellation of the Mass in Grange and Ballybacon last week. This was decided for everyone’s safety and in consultation with local Parish Council Reps, due to the very bad weather and localised flooding.
The meeting scheduled in Grange for those in ministries or who would like to help will now take place this Wednesday 9th November after the 7pm evening Mass.
Parish of Ardfinnan, Ballybacon . Grange
Saturday 5 6.30pm Ardfinnan
Sunday 6 10.30 am Grange & 12 Ballybacon
Monday 7 7pm Ardfinnan
Tuesday 8 9.30am Ardfinnan
Wednesday 9 7pm Grange
Parish of Newcastle / Fourmilewater
Saturday 5 5pm Newcastle
Sunday 6 9am Fourmilewater
Monday 7 10am Newcastle
Tuesday 8 7pm Fourmilewater
Wednesday 9 10am Fourmilewater
Envelopes and leaflets for names are in the church porches and can be added anytime.
MEETING WITH PARISHONERS AND ALL INVOLVED IN MINISTERIES
A short general meeting with parishioners and all involved or who would like to get involved in ministries (readers, ministers, choirs, flower arrangers, collectors, sacristans, parents of servers) will take place in each church in the coming weeks, after the evening Mass for the Holy Souls Novena. This is just an opportunity to thank all involved in ministries, how I or the diocese can help support these roles, and to encourage more parishioners to become involved and play an active part in their parish. Everyone is welcome to see how we can grow our parish community across our local parish churches.
Ardfinnan: Monday 7 November 7.30pm
Fourmilewater: Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm
Grange: Wednesday 9 November: 7.30pm
Ballybacon: TO BE RESCHEDULED SHORTLY
FAMILY DAY AT HOLY FAMILY MISSION
Sunday 6th November, 10am – 3pm. Prayer, Talk, Mass, Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! All Saints Costume Party. Bring a packed lunch! Booking is essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITIVE STEPS TOGETHER…are holding a Fundraising Monster Auction in Ballymacarbry Community Hall on Sunday November 6th starting at 2pm. Everyone welcome to come and support this great event!
ARDFINNAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL …thanks everyone for their support at last weekends Church Gate Collection for the Senior Citizens Christmas Party in Ardfinnan on Sunday December 11th. This is the first Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party since before Covid.
NEWCASTLE MUINTIR NA TIRE COMMUNITY COUNCIL …CONGRATULATIONS on the official opening of the newly extended and renovated Community Hall in Newcastle which is much appreciated by everyone on the committee for their dedication.
CCTV CAMERAS / LIVESTREAM
Please note that for the protection and security of everyone CCTV cameras are in operation in our churches. All of our Masses are Live streamed in Ardfinnan and are at other times broadcast from Newcastle , Fourmilewater, Ballybacon and Grange on Churchservices.tv and Facebook Live pages.
Please contact Paddy in the Parish Office on 052-746 4408 or Fr Michael in Newcastle / Fourmilewater for those who wish to book baptisms in the coming months. We can now have two families at one time – but would ask that each family only bring a maximum of 15 people with them, to keep us all safe.
God bless, and keep safe!