40 Hours Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
PARISH OF ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON & GRANGE
Fr Michael Toomey V.F. / P.P. / ADM.
Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
10th & 11th February 2024
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ARDFINNAN: Mass Saturday 6.30pm
GRANGE: SUNDAY 10.30am
BALLYBACON: Sunday 12.00noon
Many thanks for your contributions in the last weeks in the collections and envelopes for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:
Ardfinnan/ Ballybacon/ Grange: Weekly Collection €1195 Project & Development €915
Newcastle/Fourmilewater: Weekly Collection €971
Project & Development €740
40 HOURS EXPOSITION OF
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
As part of the national initiative to pray for vocations and to coincide with the start of Lent we will be having a 40 hour Exposition the Blessed Sacrament across our five churches in the first week of Lent. The hours will be spread across the 5 days in each church and will involve students from our schools during the day. We would be grateful if parishioners could also commit one hour on the sheets in the porches to ensure we have a constant prayer over the 40 hours.
Each day begins with Mass at 10am, with
prayers with the local schools during the day, concluding with Benediction at 6.30pm.
Monday 19th GRANGE 10am Mass – 6.30pm Benediction.
Tuesday 20th BALLYBACON-10am Mass – 6.30pm Benediction
Wednesday 21st FOURMILEWATER 10am Mass – 6.30pm Benediction
Thursday 22nd NEWCASTLE 10am Mass – 6.30pm Benediction
Friday 23rd ARDFINNAN 10am Mass – 6.30pm Benediction.
Further details will be given next week.
MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday 12th: No Mass (Newcastle)
MASSES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY 14th FEBRUARY
(Ashes will be available in all churches in special envelopes that day.)
The annual Lenten Trocaire Appeal begins this week. The boxes for donations and information about this year’s appeal are available in all Church Porches. Thank you in advance for your usual generous support for those in greatest need in our world at this time.
WEEKLY ENVELOPE BOXES
For those who require a box of envelopes, or they cannot find their own, please complete a form in the porches and return it to the sacristy / Fr Michael.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
These will be prayed after morning Masses on the following dates in Lent:
Fri 16 Feb Ardfinnan
Mon 26 Feb Newcastle
Wed 6 March Fourmilewater
Fri 15 March Ardfinnan
Thu 21 March Newcastle
Wed 27 March Fourmilewater
MAINTENANCE URGENTLY NEEDED- APPEAL
There is some urgent work needed to be done in Ardfinnan church in the coming weeks as there has been a problem with the roof in the back sacristy / office area. While we have done our best to resolve the issue over the years, it will now need a significant amount of work and will cost around €30,000 to resolve.
After discussing with the parish council, we are asking parishioners if they would like to assist with the costs of this roofing issue which needs urgent addressing. While we do have enough money in the parish Development Fund to cover it, this would severely deplete this fund in case any other works were needed in the near future particularly works planned for Grange this year. Special appeal envelopes are available in the porches, and we thank you so much for anything you can contribute towards this special maintenance appeal.