St. Joseph’s Church Carrickmacross

Deus Vobiscum...May God Be With You

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Church Bulletin

 How to contact the parish…

Rev. Fr Larry Duffy PP                                                 Rev.Fr Padraig Mac Kenna CC
042 9664367                                                                      042 9661231

Parish Office
Parish Secretary: Yvonne
Tel: 042 9661231
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00am to 12.30
All Information for Baptisms and Weddings is available in the Parish Office


St Vincent De Paul Contact number 0879171371
Parish Assembly: All parishioners are welcome to the Holy Family Hall for the Parish meeting this evening  Sunday April 26th at 7pm.
St Joseph’s Church – 150th Celebration in 2016.
Parish Pastoral Committee.
Church Gate Collections.
Parish Halls- their long term future.
Graveyard Committee.

Triduum in honour of St Joseph
Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th April
Friday 1st May.
The Triduum is a three day period of prayer in preparation for the feast of St Joseph the worker, who is the Patron Saint of the Parish of Carrickmacross and is  celebrated on May 1st. Everyone is welcome to join in this celebration. O’Duffy car park will be open to facilitate parking each evening till 9pm.
Prayer Petitions. Please write out your petitions and place them in petition box which is located in front of the church near St Joseph’s altar.
Triduum candles on sale 2 Euro each at all masses. Candles can be placed in baskets for burning in the church during The Triduum.
The Triduum will be  conducted by Fr Michael Cusack, a well known redemptorist priest, and a native of Carrickmacross.
10am: Wedneday , Thursday, Friday.
Evening Mass
7.30pm Wednesday & Friday.
Thursday Evening
7.30pm Eucharistic Service of Healing & Anointing

Dates for your diary.

The  Blessed Sacrament Procession  will take place this year on the 7th June  at 3pm. More details later.
The Blessing of The Graves takes place on the first Sunday of July, July 5 after 12 Noon Mass, beginning at 1.30pm.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2015. St Joseph’s Parish Council in conjunction with Fr Duffy are planning a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2015. Thursday 8th -Friday  16th of October, and will be lead by Fr Brendan Cooney.   Price 1498 Euro. For details contact Jim 0872241894, Bernie 0871092957, Alice 0873122122.

Lourdes Pilgrimage: Led by the Most Rev. Liam S. MacDaid D.D. Monday 6th – Saturday 11th July 2015. Total Price 735 Euro. To book contact 048 67721342 or 04867737850.
Medjugorje Pilgrimage: Irish Centre 7 nights B&B, flight and transfer for 566 on 6th, 11th and 18th May. Contact 0144 345 10 for further Information.
P.T.A.A. Meeting on Monday the 27th April in Teach Ui Bhriain at 8 pm.
St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society will be open on the First Friday (Ist May) to receive donations after 10.00am Mass until 11.15am. This is to help Foster vocations and to aid those who feel a call to the Priesthood but may require financial assistance.
51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu 2016:  Joe Walsh Tours is delighted to let you know that our preparation work on travel arrangements for the International Eucharistic Congress set to be held in the Philippines in January 2016 are well under way. We have a few options available for groups and individuals with various budgets and agendas.   Please see for further information.
Cara Meeting on Monday 27th April at 1.30pm. We will also be hosting a Coffee morning in aid of Alzheimers in Mc Nally’s Pub form 10.30am-12.30pm.

God Among the Pots and Pans. Directed by Bairbre Cahill. A one day workshop exploring the presence and action of God at the heart of our busy, wonderful, stressful, funny and hectic family lives. Bairbre is a writer and facilitator who is married with four teenagers/young adults. With a mixture of input, prayer, reflection and conversation, Bairbre hopes that this day will offer you an opportunity to recognise, claim and celebrate God at the heart of your family life. Saturday 9th May 9.30am. Concludes: 4pm .Cost: 30 Contact: Ards Friary . Telephone 0749138909.
The Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group Invite you to a night of healing with Ros Powell in St Louis Convent Chapel Monaghan on Monday 27th April at 7.30pm.
Bus to Bloom(Ireland's largest gardening, food and family event) on Friday 29th of May 2015. 25 payable on booking, which includes admission to Bloom and travel. Contact Aine on 087/3822949 or for details.
Carrickmacross Community Childcare Ltd are hosting a 5k charity fun run (walk) this Sunday at 2pm.. This is a fun raiser for The Laura Crossan Trust Fund. 5 per adult, Children free. Laura is a beautiful little girl fighting cancer. We would appreciate all the support possible for the amazing little girl and her family.
An afternoon of prayer and healing in the old Monastery (Dundalk Road) hosted by Fr Aidan Carroll (Dublin) from 2pm- 6pm. All are welcome.
Community Employment: Carrickmacross Local Development Group needs workers to engage in their Community Employment Initiative. Community Employment is offered to unemployed members of the community who have been in receipt of a social welfare payment for 52 weeks or more. It is a part time work option for 19 1/2  hours and you are allowed to engage in other part time employment while on this initiative. Workers needed for environmental cleaning, support workers and administration positions. These positions are in local clubs and community organisations. So you will be assisting community efforts while receiving opportunities for training and work experience. Please contact Eileen in the Carrickmacross Local Development Group (042) 9692510 from Mon-Fri 9am -5pm.
Carrickmacross Jobs Club for unemployed people: Commencing on Monday 11th May 2015 at 9.30am in the Workhouse, Shercock Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan Please contact Linda or Teresa on 042-9748090, 0868105058 or email to
The Three Tenors in concert:  St Patrick’s Church, Ballybay, Sunday 10th May at 8pm. Admission by ticket only. Contact 042-9741032 or


Saturday 25th  April 11.00am:
6.30pm Vigil Mass: Tony O’Kane, 3 Drummond Heights. Stephen Mc Entee, Kingscourt. Bridie and Brian Daly, Lough Egish. Peter Tuohy, Kingscourt Road and grandaughter Holly Morris, Dublin.
Sunday 26th  April 9.30am: Deceased of Hand and Keenan families, 49 St Macartan’s Villas.
12 Noon: Pat Mc Eneaney, Peaste. Eugene and Kathleen Ward and their grandaughter Suzanne Muirhead and deceased of the Ward Family, Coolfore. Kevin O’Farrell, Creevy. Kathleen Smith, 35 Highfield.
6.30pm: Mass for Lithuanian Community. 7.00pm Parish Assembley . The Holy Family Hall.
Monday 27th   April  10.00am: Annie and Barney Finn, Church Street.  7.30pm:
Tuesday 28th  April  10.00am:  No Evening Mass

Triduum in honour of St Joseph .

Wednesday 29th  April  10.00am: Triduum in honour of St Joseph .
7.30pm: Triduum in honour of St Joseph
Thursday 30th  April 10.00am: Triduum in honour of St Joseph
7.30pm:  Eucharistic Service of Healing & Anointing
Friday 1st May  10.00am: Triduum in honour of St Joseph
7.30pm: Triduum in honour of St Joseph

Friday 1st May 10.00am: First Friday. Harry and Mary Mc Closkey, Mc Closkey and Martin families.
7.30pm  Ann Connolly 79 Cloughvalley. Michael Byrne, 2 Castleblayney Road.
Saturday 2nd May 11.00am : First Holy Communion , St Joseph’s Boys National School.
6.30pm Vigil Mass: Deceased of the Durkan family, Pearce family main street Carrickmacrosss,  and Mc Ardle family Broomfield. John Callan, The Lurgans. Deceased of Callan and the Mc Donald families Inniskeen.
Sunday 3rd May 9.30am: Deceased of the Rafferty family, Mullinary. Kathleen and Ned Keenan, St Macartan’s Villas. 12Noon: Larry and Mae Mc Closkey and deceased of McCloskey and Smith families. Josephine and John Mc Gee and daughter Teresa, St Macartans Villas. Fr Oliver Hanratty and deceased family members.