Newsletter 14th/15th May

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.

 

ALONE CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 0818-222-024
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUERIES ABOUT COVID-19.
LINES OPEN 8AM-8PM DAILY

 

THANK YOU

Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:

Ardfinnan/Ballybacon/Grange: €730
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €544

Thank you also for your support to the Retired Priests Collection.  

 

TRADITIONAL MARIAN PRAYER

Take my hand, O Blessed Mother,
hold me firmly lest I fall.
I am nervous when I’m walking
and to thee I humbly call.

Guide me over every crossing,
watch me when I’m on the stairs,
let me know you are beside me,
listen to my fervent prayers.

Bring me to my destination
safely, every single day.
Help me with each undertaking,
as the hours go on their way.

And when evening falls upon me
and I fear to be alone,
take my hand, O Blessed Mother,
once again and lead me home.
Amen

TROCAIRE

Many thanks for your kind support and contribution to Trocaire.

This week we sent the following on behalf of our parishes to support the work of Trocaire:

Ardfinnan /Ballybacon / Grange: €1857

Newcastle / Fourmilewater €191

 

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to the students in Ballymacarbry NS who made their First Holy Communions on Saturday with some making it next Sunday in The Nire.

Best wishes to the students in Newcastle N.S. – who will make their First Holy Communion this coming Saturday – 21stMay.

We wish them every good wish and blessing, and look forwards to seeing them and their families continue their relationship with Jesus.

 

ROSARY AT BALLYMACARBRY GROTTO

On Thursday’s for the month of May – everyone most welcome.

 

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.

BAPTISMS

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!

Fr. Michael