Newsletter Trinity Sunday 11th/12th 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 – 10am

Tuesday Ardfinnan- Holy Family – 9:30am

**EARLIER TIME**Wednesday Fourmilewater– Our Lady & St. Laurence – 9am

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: €740 & €670 Parish / Development Fund
Newcastle / Fourmilewater: €616 & €520 Parish / Development Fund (and a further €500 donation to this fund) 

UPDATES FROM PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS:

At the recent meetings of the parish pastoral councils the following main issues were discussed:

It is proposed to have the Cemetery Week of  Masses to be held in the Churches in the evenings and the graves will be blessed afterwards. This will be from Monday 25th – Friday 29th July across the 5 Churches. Further details will be given next week.

Mass Rock Newcastle – Mass will take place (weather permitting) on Saturday 2nd July with Rosary from 2pm and Mass at 2.30pm.

We discussed and it was reconfirmed that Cemetery at the Church in Newcastle is closed and any remaining plots are reserved for clergy. This was a decision made several years ago.

The update to the sanctuary in Ballybacon with the Altar and lectern / stands and Stations of the Cross will be in place in the coming week. Thanks to Tony Murphy on the BN&B CE Scheme and all the lads for their help with this.

We are looking into the possibility of a Parish Mini retreat to Knock mid-week in Sept/Oct with a  1 night stay, as well as a possible Pilgrimage to Padua to visit the Shrine of St Anthony next year.

All readers and ministers are required to sign in to the book in the sacristy, regardless of whether they process from the Sacristy or not, to maintain our high  safeguarding standards.

It is proposed that future meetings are joint between both parish councils alternating between both meeting venues, and new members are most welcome as we plan for our parishes together.

 

M.M.M. VISITING NEXT WEEK

Next weekend, we will welcome Sr Anne Carr of the Medical Missionaries of Mary who are visiting parishes across the diocese to tell of the work the MMM are doing across the world, and asking for prayers and support for the vital work they do. We look forward to welcoming Sr Anne to our churches next weekend.

 

***PLEASE NOTE

FOURMILEWATER MASS THIS WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE WILL BE AT 9AM**

 

EXAMS

Continued best wishes to all taking the Junior and Leaving Certificate Exams at this time!

 

BALLYBACON / GOATENBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Meeting on Wed June 15th at 8pm in Glenview Lounge.

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.

 

AD MULTOS ANNOS – FR BOBBY

Fr Bobby Power celebrated his 30th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood during the week. We wish him every good wish and blessing for the years to come in love and service.

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.

 

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