PARISH OF ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON & GRANGE
18th & 19th November 2023
Thirty Third Sunday of the Year
Fr Michael Toomey V.F. / P.P. / ADM.
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📫 The Parish Office, Holy Family Church, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
THIS WEEK’S MASSES
ARDFINNAN: Mass Saturday 6.30pm
Helena Ryan, James Ryan & Nora Ryan
Stedie, Biddy & Vinny Ahearne, Neddins
Josie O’Gorman, Johnstown – 1st Anniversary
James O’Brien & Ann Burke
Christopher Murphy, Barrack Street
Michael Murphy, Barrack Street
Please pray for
Angela Carroll, St. Anne’s Terrace & UK
GRANGE: SUNDAY 10.30am
Emma Crowe – 8th Anniversary
The Lonergan Family, Roxboro
Pierce & Mary Jo Keating and all deceased members of the Keating family.
BALLYBACON: Sunday 12.00noon
Margaret (Marjorie) Fitzgerald – 10th Anniversary
Mary Dunlea, Mahera – 2nd Anniversary
Fr. Partick Keating
Please pray for
John Ryan, Gormanstown
LETTER FROM BISHOP CULLINAN
A pastoral letter has been issued by Bishop Cullinan to all parishes to discuss the realities of the challenges facing parishes across our diocese and country. The letter asks parishes to plan ahead in maintaining meaningful and pastoral liturgies whilst also acknowledging the lack of priests and numbers in parishes which cannot be sustained in the long term. Please take a copy of the letter to read. Our parish councils will meet in the coming week to discuss his request. In the New Year further discussions and ideas will be discussed in order to continue to provide and maintain the sacramental life of our parish churches in new challenging times for the future.
GRANGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL QUIZ NIGHT
Friday 24th November 7.30p.m – Tables of 4
To support upgrade of defibrillator. €40 per table, No phones.
Raffle and refreshments – everyone welcome!
CAHIR CREDIT UNION will be carrying out renovations to the Cahir offices. To facilitate this work the Cahir offices will be closed from Friday 18th Nov at 2.00pm and will reopen on Tuesday 28th Nov 2023 at 9.30.
During the renovation works, we will offer our usual services from our Ardfinnan sub office. Opening hours as follows: Tues 9.30 to 4.30, Wed 9.30 to 4.30, Thurs 9.30 to 4.30 Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat 9.30 to 1.00. We will operate these hours in Ardfinnan from Sat 18th of November until Saturday the 25th of November inclusive.
GRANGE PARENTS ASSOCIATION
Christmas Craft Show on Sunday 19th November 11am-1pm Arts, Crafts, gifts and Christmas treats. Your Support is greatly appreciated, and everyone is welcome!
DIOCESAN LITURGY COMMISSION
On Saturday 25th of November, the commission have organised a morning of reflection for Ministers of the Word, as we prepare for Advent & Christmas. This reflection will be held in St. Mary’s Abbey, Glencairn, with Mother Marie Fahy as the facilitator. The spaces are limited to 20. For bookings, please call Mary Dee on 051-874199
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION WEEKEND MASSES
Next weekend, we welcome many of our 2nd Class students and their parents to the second gathering of our ‘Grow In Love’ parish Masses. The children and their parents will be involved from time to time in the readings, offertory, and other reflections at our community weekend Mass, in preparation of them receiving their First Penance and First Holy Communion in the spring.
We remember all our young parishioners as they prepare for these wonderful sacraments in their lives, and their families.
FAITH AT HOME
WEEKLY DIOCESAN FAITH@HOME FAMILY NEWSLETTER AND TO THE HEIGHTS YOUTH NEWSLETTER available at www.waterfordlismore.ie/resources To subscribe weekly email firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
This takes place in our parishes on:
Tuesday’s 10-11am Ardfinnan & Friday’s 2.30-3.30 in Newcastle Everyone is welcome to come and spend some time in quiet prayer and adoration.
“CHECK IT OUT” EVENTS BULLETIN:
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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 €1240
Newcastle/Fourmilewater: Weekly Collection €591
Please contact the Parish Office on Call us on 052-746 4408 for those who wish to book baptisms in the coming months.
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