Newsletter 4th / 5th June 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 – NO 10am MASS

Funeral at 12pm

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

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

Ardfinnan/Ballybacon/Grange: €795
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €52

Thank you also for your support to the Sacristans Collections.

BAPTISM CERTIFICATES

If you require a Baptismal Certificate, these can now be requested online for our parish website on www.abgnfparish.ie Only the parents or the person themselves can apply for these certificates.

 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.

 

FUNDRAISER FOR AISLING KENNEDY

 

After being knocked down and being in Temple Street since, our parishioner and former Altar Server, Aisling Kennedy is still in hospital and a fundraiser is being set up to assist with future expenses the family will have.

 

There is  Go Fund Me Page set up : Medical expenses for Aisling Kennedy.

 

THIS SUNDAY 5th JUNE a fundraiser is being held in Lonergan’s Bar Clonmel, with tea, cakes, raffle, music and so much more. Starting from 11am.

 

Please keep Aisling and her family in your prayers and thank you with any help you can give.

 

DAY OF REFLECTION FOR THOSE IN PARISH MINISTRY

A day of reflection has been organised for all those in parish ministry on Saturday 25th June at 10.30am in Mount Melleray Abbey.  The day will be facilitated by Sr. Marie Fahy, Abbess at Glencairn Abbey.

 

Please call 051-874199 or email marydee@waterfordlismore.ie to book your place.  Spaces are limited so please ensure you book soon.  
There is no charge for this event, but participants may leave a donation if they wish.  

Please bring a packed lunch.

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

There is no 10am Mass in Newcastle

Funeral Mass at 12pm for Johanna Harte (nee Cullinane)  RIP.

 

 

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER, CLONMEL 

DAY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK 

Sunday 26th June,  8am sharp from Penneys.

 

Cost €54

Includes: Bus, morning coffee and scone, 2 course evening meal.

Booking in Friary Office, Clonmel.

Booking and full payment essential before 20th June to secure place on the Pilgrimage.

 

ARRANGING A BAPTISM OR A CHURCH WEDDING

The ones responsible for arranging a baptism are the parents of the child to be baptised and they also complete the necessary paperwork. Parents should think carefully about who they will ask to be Godparents as they are to be people of practicing faith who will assist the parents in their child’s faith development. It is also a requirement that there be only two godparents – a Godfather and a Godmother – and that they be at least sixteen years of age and have been Confirmed in the Catholic Faith.

The ones responsible for arranging a Church wedding are the couple to be married and they must complete a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry with the priest in the parish where they are living three and six months prior to the proposed date of marriage. Anything less could jeopardise the proposed date. The couple are also required to attend a Church approved Pre- Marriage Course, with Accord being the accepted one in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore

MT MELLERAY PILGRIM WALKS

This event which is taking place on Saturday, June 18th, (details on posters at entrances), to raise funds for the pilgrim walking trails around Mt. Melleray. These walks are a lovely event, with Fr. Denis giving a blessing before departure.

 

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God bless, and keep safe!

Fr. Michael