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 – NO MASS BANK HOLIDAY
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.
THANK YOU ARDFINNAN DAFFODIL DAY
A very appreciative thank you to everyone who supported the recent Daffodil Day Coffee Morning in Ardfinnan. The proceeds raised were €5010.64
GRANGE COMMUNITY COUNCIL will hold their AGM on Tuesday 9th May.
All are welcome to attend.
Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €787
TAKE THE RISK FOR CHRIST.
The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock; the gatekeeper lets him in, the sheep hear his voice, one by one he calls his own sheep and leads them out.’
(John 10: 3)
Just as the sheep know the voice of the Shepherd, we pray today – the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, that those whom are being called will recognise the voice of the Risen Lord in their hearts and will follow him to serve as a priest, deacon or religious.
Today, on Good Shepherd Sunday we launch of our Year for Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood. During this special year, which ends on Good Shepherd Sunday, next year, April 21st, the Church across Ireland, will promote, encourage, invite discussion and debate on vocations to the priesthood. There are events planned for the entire year
We believe that God is still calling and that there are men who are being called to the priesthood and need encouragement and prayer.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 1st MAY
There will be no Mass in Newcastle on Monday.
PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY RALLY
Did you know that over 500 Public Square Rosary Rallies will take place across Ireland on Saturday 13th of May to commemorate the 106th anniversary of the first Marian apparition at Fatima on May 13th 1917, coordinated and sponsored by Ireland Needs Fatima?
This year is also the 106th anniversary of the miracle of the sun: On October 13, 1917, Our Lady performed a miracle witnessed by 70,000 people, including atheists, communists and anti-Catholics. Some of them converted. The 2023 Rosary Rallies will remind the person on the street that conversion is possible
As part of this national event we are organising a local Public Square Rosary Rally in the town of Clonmel, on Saturday 13th of May at 4.00pm. All are welcome to participate!
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Ardfinnan Family Fun Day
In order to support and welcome the Ardfinnan Family Fun Day, the Masses on 24/25 June weekend will be as follows:
Sat 24 June 6.30pm in Ballybacon
Sun 25 June 12pm in Ardfinnan
Sat 8 July 12pm Annual Mass Rock Mass (Subject to Weather)
Monday 24 – Friday 28 July – Cemetery Week Masses – Masses at 7pm and blessing of Graves afterwards, with some local graves blessed earlier in the day. Further details to be published nearer the time.
Monday 24th: Ballybacon
Tuesday 25th: Ardfinnan
Wednesday 26th: Fourmilewater
Thursday 27th: Newcastle
Friday 28th: Grange
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.
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!