Newsletter 15th/16th July 2022

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.

 

NOTICES & BOOLETS / LEAFLETS

We would be grateful that if you wish any notices be placed on our notice boards or any reading material / leaflets to be left out in our churches, if you could contact Fr Michael or leave them at the sacristy door. We are happy to assist and put these out, but recently posters have caused damage to paintwork and woodwork. Certain posters have also been covered, and we are required to have certain information permanently on display.

 

Thank you for your assistance with this request.

 

THANK YOU

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

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

Please pray for the repose of the souls of….

 

Mary Condon – last of Halfway House, Ballymacarbry, who died last week. Sympathies to her sons. Tom & Joe, daughter Bridget, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends.

 

 

Aisling Kennedy – We were all devastated to hear of Aislings passing on Tuesday evening. Despite the fight she put up since her accident three months ago, Aisling sadly passed away under the wonderful care of Temple Street Hospital. Our prayers and thoughts are with her beloved parents Tom and Louise, sisters Eimear and Aoife, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends and family members.

 

May they Rest in Peace. Amen.

 

 

PARISH MINI-RETREAT TO KNOCK

Prices includes luxury return coach, dinner, bed and breakfast in Knock House Hotel

€160 per person sharing (max 2 per room)

€170 single room (limited number available )

50 places available.

 

Bookings can also be taken in the Ardfinnan Parish Office on 052 7464408. Payments can be made by Cheque (Made Payable to Ardfinnan Parish) or Cash

MONSIGNOR WILLIE RYAN

 

Congratulations to Mgr. Willie Ryan, PP Dungarvan, who was appointed Monsignor by His. Holiness Pop Francis, recently. Ad multos annnos.

 

NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS will hold a first aid course for the public. This course will run on the evenings of the 25th and 26th of July from 7pm to 10pm in the community hall at a cost of €50 per person, topics covered will include, CPR, Choking adult and child, bandaging, and much more, places are filling up fast, if interested please contact Ciara Lonergan 086-3176953 or Sean Byrne 087-6618373

 

PRIESTS SUMMER COLLECTION

The annual Summer Collection for the support of the priests in the parish takes place next weekend. Envelopes are already in the weekly collection box of envelopes for those who uses them, or spare envelopes are available in the porches. Thank you in advance for your support to the priests of the parish at this time.

 

CEMETERY WEEK MASSES

A Cemetery Week of  Masses will be held in the Churches in the evenings and the graves will be blessed  prior to or afterwards. This will be from Monday 25th – Friday 29th July across the 5 Churches. (There will be NO morning Masses during the Cemetery Week. )

 

MONDAY 25TH JULY  – BALLYBACON 7pm MASS

(With Blessing of Graves afterwards)

 

TUESDAY 26TH JULY  – ARDFINNAN 7pm MASS

(With blessing of Graves afterwards in St Finnians Cemetery)

 

WEDNESDAY 27TH JULY – FOURMILEWATER

6pm Blessing of Graves in Kilronan Cemetery

7pm MASS With Blessing of Graves in Church Graveyard afterwards.

(The graves of the other local graveyards will take place earlier in the day with Fr Michael)

 

THURSDAY 28TH JULY  – GRANGE 7pm MASS

With Blessing of the Graves in the Church Graveyard afterwards

Then the Blessing of Graves in the New Cemetery from 8pm

 

FRIDAY 29TH JULY  – NEWCASTLE

5.30pm Blessing of Grave in Old Molough Cemetery

6pm Blessing of Graves in New Molough Cemetery

7pm MASS

With Blessing of the Graves in the Church Graveyard afterwards.

Then Blessing of the Graves in the Old Cemetery from 8pm

 

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