Newsletter 25th & 26th May 2024

PARISHES OF
ARDFINNAN, BALLYBACON & GRANGE
NEWCASTLE, FOURMILEWATER
TOURANEENA, THE NIRE
Fr Michael Toomey V.F. / P.P. / ADM.
Fr. Jim Denmead A.P.
Trinity Sunday 25th & 26th May 2024

Website: www.abgnfparish.ie
☏ For Priest on Duty Please Call: 087- 6564170
✉ Please email us at:  office@abgnfparish.ie
📫 The Parish Office, Holy Family Church, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
☏ Phone: 052 – 7464408 E Mail parishofagb@gmail.com

THANK YOU
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 €1050

Newcastle/Fourmilewater: Weekly Collection €680

The Nire: Weekly Collection €300

Touraneena: Weekly Collection €368.50

ARDFINNAN FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday 15th June from 1pm with many attractions and entertainment for all the family. Proceeds go towards the Ardfinnan Community Centre.
*PLEASE NOTE – to facilitate parishioners and those attending, our Masses that weekend will be:
Saturday 15th June – 6.30pm – BALLYBACON
Sunday 16th June – 12pm ARDFINNAN

WEEKDAY MASSES THIS WEEK
Monday: No Mass
Tuesday 9.30 Ardfinnan
Wednesday: No Mass
Thursday : No Mass
Friday: 9.30 Ardfinnan

SACRISTANS COLLECTION
The collections for all our sacristans takes place at this time. The envelopes are in the weekly box of envelopes or other envelopes are available in all churches. This is a way of saying a sincere Thank You to all our sacristans who regularly open, close, clean and maintain our churches throughout the year. Thank you for your support and gratitude to all our sacristans.

AGE STRONG EXERCISE CLASSES
Chartered Physiotherapist ISCP designed and led exercise programme. Suitable for the older adult (all ages), men and women, looking to start gentle exercise/ improve their Upper, Lower Body Strength and Bone Density – Enhance your Health and Fitness
Ardfinnan Community Centre
Every Saturday at 11am
Please Call Joanne for further information – 087 4106044

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, Grange, Touraneena & The Nire on Churchservices.tv and Facebook Live pages.

MONTH OF MAY
May is the month to remember Mary in a special way. The Blessed Virgin Mary offered the disciples her prayers, motherly care, and witness. She continues to offer us her motherly love and intercession. During this month of May, let us rediscover her maternal role in each of our lives.

SAFEGUARDING
The Latest Diocesan Safeguarding Newsletter is available in all church porches.
All sacristans, readers, parents of servers and ministers are asked to sign in to the book in the Sacristy, regardless of whether they process from the Sacristy, or if there are servers present or not. This is to maintain our high safeguarding standards across our parishes. Thank you for your continued commitment and support in this area.

NEWSLETTER
For notices and information including Mass intentions, please let Orla in Ardfinnan Parish Office know by each Thursday morning by email office@abgnfparish.ie or leaving a message on 052 7464408. We will be updating and adjusting our newsletter in the coming weeks to keep it local and relevant to each of the parishes.

BAPTISMS
Please contact the Parish Office on 052-746 4408.

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.