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.
Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:
Ardfinnan/Ballybacon/Grange: €835 both weeks
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €535
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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.
HOLY SOULS NOVENA
Parish of Ardfinnan, Ballybacon . Grange
Tuesday 1 9.30am Ardfinnan
Wednesday 2 7pm Grange
Thursday 3 7pm Ballybacon
Friday 4 9.30am Ardfinnan
Saturday 5 6.30pm Ardfinnan
Sunday 6 10.30 am Grange & 12 Ballybacon
Monday 7 7pm Ardfinnan
Tuesday 8 9.30am Ardfinnan
Wednesday 9 7pm Grange
Parish of Newcastle / Fourmilewater
Tuesday 1 11am Fourmilewater / 7pm Newcastle
Wednesday 2 10am Fourmilewater
Thursday 3 10am Newcastle
Friday 4 7pm Newcastle
Saturday 5 5pm Newcastle
Sunday 6 9am Fourmilewater
Monday 7 10am Newcastle
Tuesday 8 7pm Fourmilewater
Wednesday 9 10am Fourmilewater
Envelopes and leaflets for names are in the church porches and can be added anytime.
MEETING WITH PARISHONERS AND ALL INVOLVED IN MINISTERIES
A short general meeting with parishioners and all involved or who would like to get involved in ministries (readers, ministers, choirs, flower arrangers, collectors, sacristans, parents of servers) will take place in each church in the coming weeks, after the evening Mass for the Holy Souls Novena. This is just an opportunity to thank all involved in ministries, how I or the diocese can help support these roles, and to encourage more parishioners to become involved and play an active part in their parish. Everyone is welcome to see how we can grow our parish community across our local parish churches.
Newcastle: Tuesday 1 November: 7.30pm
Grange: Wednesday 2 November: 7.30pm
Ballybacon: Thursday 3 November: 7.30pm
Ardfinnan: Monday 7 November 7.30pm
Fourmilewater: Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm
ARDFINNAN CHURCH MAINTENANCE
Thank you for your patience last week while works took place in Ardfinnan Church. As well as the laying of carpet tiles, and a new carpet on the sanctuary, which were in urgent need of replacing due to wear and tear, some other adjustments were made to the ambo, presiders chair, and some maintenance to our sound system.
You may notice as well, we have now set up an Altar to the Sacred Heart on the left-hand side of the entrance, and St Anthony has been moved to the main body of
the church with a new and safer votive candle stand. The icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help also has its own area in the Prayer Room which can also be used as an open confessional. The Confessional on the right-hand Side of the church has also had work done on it so it maintains its function in the years ahead.
This has been done in consultation with a number of parishioners and the parish council, and special thanks to the BN&B CE Scheme team who assisted in moving the benches to make the work much easier. We hope you like the improvements made to your local church, which has been supported through donations made to the Parish and Development Fund.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
There will be no 10am Mass in Newcastle on Monday. There will be Mass as usual on the RTE News Channel at 10.30am from Ardfinnan.
FAMILY DAY AT HOLY FAMILY MISSION
Sunday 6th November, 10am – 3pm. Prayer, Talk, Mass, Music, Fun and Games for all the Family! All Saints Costume Party. Bring a packed lunch! Booking is essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org
POSITIVE STEPS TOGETHER…are holding a Fundraising Monster Auction in Ballymacarbry Community Hall on Sunday November 6th starting at 2pm. Everyone welcome to come and support this great event!
ARDFINNAN COMMUNITY COUNCIL …are holding a Church Gate Collection on Saturday October 29th and Sunday October 30th at Ardfinnan, Grange and Ballybacon masses. The proceeds will go towards funding for the Senior Citizens Christmas Party in Ardfinnan on Sunday December 11th. This is the first Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party since before Covid. Your generosity will be very much appreciated.
NEWCASTLE MUINTIR NA TIRE COMMUNITY COUNCIL …are having the official opening of the newly extended and renovated Community Hall Newcastle which will be held on Friday, November 4 at 7.30 pm. Everyone is welcome!
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!