PARISH OF ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON & GRANGE
Fr Michael Toomey V.F. / P.P. / ADM.
Third Week in Ordinary Time
20th &21st January 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 €1185
Newcastle/Fourmilewater: Weekly Collection €1277
MASSES THIS WEEK
Ardfinnan Mass on Tuesday will be at the later time of 10am as we will be joined by the school for Catholic Schools Week.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Sunday, 21 January, marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week 2024. During this week we aim to celebrate the unique contribution that Catholic schools make to their communities. This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Communities of Service. Our parish is joining in the celebrations by celebrating Masses across the week, (Monday 12pm Grange / Tuesday 10am Ardfinnan, Wednesday 10am Fourmilewater, Thursday 10am Newcastle) and the Mass on RTE News on Monday at 10.30am has students from Ardfinnan NS taking part. We give thanks for all our schools, especially the teachers, principals, SNA’s support and secretarial staff and of course our parents and students for making our schools such special places in our communities.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION WEEKEND MASSES
Next weekend, we welcome many of our 2nd Class students and their parents to the next 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, ahead of their First Holy Communion and First Penance in the coming months.
The new readers and ministers’ rotas are available for the coming months in all churches. We thank you all most sincerely for your continued ministry and support.
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS
Rescheduled Meetings will take place :
Ardfinnan – Thursday 25th January 7.30pm in Ardfinnan Church.
Newcastle /Fourmilewater: Monday 29th January 7.30pm in Newcastle.
We are currently asking students in 3rd – 6th Classes if they wish to join our Altar Server teams in the coming weeks. I thanks our parents and Safeguarding teams for their support in this important ministry for our young parishioners.
GRANGE COMMUNITY SPONSORED WALK AND LIGHTING-UP EVENT.
The GDA with the support of Grange School and community are looking for your support to help with current and ongoing costs for the Walkway Lighting Project.
You can do this in different ways:
• Join us for the Official Community Walkway Lighting Up Celebration Event at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, February 5th at the walkway.
• Take part and get some sponsorship for the sponsored walk which will start at 11.30 a.m. followed by refreshments.
SEE NOTICE BOARDS FOR FURTHER DETAILS
66th Waterford and Lismore Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage
The 66th Waterford and Lismore Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place from 5-10 June 2024, under the leadership of Most Rev. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan
The Waterford and Lismore Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage is a fully escorted tour, including: Direct return flight from Cork to Lourdes
Prices per person sharing: HOTEL LOUIS DE FRANCE €889 & HOTEL AGENA €909 more information and booking form available at: https://joewalshtours.ie/tours/waterford-lismore-diocesan-lourdes-pilgrimage-2024/
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