Newsletter 2nd/3rd April 2022

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.

 

COVID-19

PLEASE SPACE OUT ACROSS THE CHURCH AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE

Please continue to keep one another safe by wearing a mask in the church and sanitising your hands when entering and leaving. As we are now at full capacity, we have taken away the red taped seats but would encourage you to socially distance yourself from others outside of your family. Thank you for playing your part in keeping us all safe!

ALONE CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 0818-222-024
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUERIES ABOUT COVID-19.
LINES OPEN 8AM-8PM DAILY

 

THANK YOU

Many thanks for your contributions last week for the upkeep of our parishes and churches:

Figures with this and Ukraine will be available next week 

OUR HOLY WEEK / EASTER SCHEDULES

 

PALM SUNDAY 9th /10th April 2022

5pm Saturday 9th April: Vigil Mass NEWCASTLE

6.30pm Saturday 9th April:  Vigil Mass ARDFINNAN

9am Sunday 10th April:   FOURMILEWATER

10.30am Sunday 10th April:   GRANGE

12pm Sunday 10th April:   BALLYBACON

MONDAY 11th APRIL

10am Mass -NEWCASTLE – with Confessions afterwards

 

TUESDAY 12th APRIL

9.30am Mass- ARDFINNAN – with Confessions afterwards

 

 WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL

10am Mass- FOURMILEWATER – with Confessions afterwards

HOLY THURSDAY 14th APRIL

11am Chrism Mass in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Waterford

7pm Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper from ARDFINNAN

With Reposing at the Altar of Repose until 9pm

GOOD FRIDAY 15th APRIL

12pm Stations of the Cross – from FOURMILEWATER

3pm – Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion from ARDFINNAN

7.30pm – Prayer around the Cross – NEWCASTLE

(Collection for the Holy Places will take place at each ceremony)

HOLY SATURDAY 16th APRIL

6.30pm Easter Vigil – from NEWCASTLE

9pm Easter Vigil – from ARDFINNAN

EASTER SUNDAY

9am Sunday 17th April:   FOURMILEWATER

10.30am Sunday 17th April:   GRANGE

12pm Sunday 17th April:   BALLYBACON

TROCAIRE

Please help support Trocaire this year. The Trocaire boxes area available in all porches in the churches, and thank you in advance for your continued support for those much worse off than ourselves. YOU CAN RETURN YOUR BOXES DURING HOLY WEEK / EASTER. Thank you.

HELP TO UKRAINE

Thank you for your generous contributions last weekend to the Ukraine appeal. As money is still coming in, we will issue the total raised next week, along with our weekly collection. You can still drop in any extra contributions in the envelops provided or just mark any envelope ‘UKRAINE’ and we can add this to it. Thanks again.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT HOLY FAMILY MISSION, GLENCOMERAGH HOUSE KILSHEELAN

 

 

Couples Retreat: One-Day Healing and Renewal Retreat for Married Couples of All Ages:  Sunday 10th April, 10am – 4pm, Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House.  €75 per couple including three course dinner, teas and coffees.  Booking essential.  

 

For more info on all the above contact :

(052) 6133181 or info@holyfamilymission.ie

 

 

 

 

SILENT RETREAT

 

Theme: “If you but knew the gift of God…”

Preached by: Fr. Kilian Byrne, Foyer of Charity

Venue: Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh

Date:  April 18th to 24th        

Cost: €380 full board

Contact:  Helen : 00353 86 1678027/ hellywilliams@gmail.com

 www.foyerofcharity.ie

A privileged time to come away from noise and distractions, and listen to the Spirit of God, – Who is Love.  Silence, prayer, teachings & liturgy of the Church.

 

 

ALONE CORONAVIRUS HELPLINE FOR OLDER PEOPLE  0818-222-024

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUERIES ABOUT COVID-19.

LINES OPEN 8AM-8PM DAILY

 

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.

 

BAPTISMS

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!

Fr. Michael