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

 Rev. Fr Matthews Semba CC 

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 


Radio  All Massses celebrated in St Joseph’s Church are broadcast on 92.1FM.
Mass duties for September:
Collectors: Vigil: Raymond O’Hara, Bernard Mc Ginnity.9am Jim Halligan, Paul Martin.10.30am Eugene O’Rourke, Noleen Keenan. Patricia Duffy.12Noon Patsy Mc Kenna,Lorcan Mc Closkey.
Weekday Readers:
Monday:        Phil Feeney
Tuesday:       Trish Harkin
Wednesday:  Kathleen Murray
Thursday:      Paudric O’Reilly
Friday:           Pat O’Carroll
Saturday:      Maureen Flanagan.  
Sunday Readers:
6.30pm:         Bernard Marron
9am:              (To Be announced)
10.30am:       Sinead Lupari
12pm:            Gus O’Gorman   

The Sick and housebound of the Parish will not be visited this Friday,  5th September.
Friends of Lough Derg: Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock 14th September. Bus leaving Shirley Arms at 7.45 sharp. Fare 20 Euro , booking essential . Everybody welcome , not only Grandparents. Draw on bus for 1 free seat and 10 Euro voucher for Shirley Arms. Contact 0872332215, 0876734553, 0873948171, 042 9662197.
Pilgrimage to Fatima 25th September 2014 7 Nights. Departing from Dublin Hotel Avenida, 774 Euro pps. Accompanied by Fr Jimmy McPhillips P.P. Derrygonnelly & Fr Raymond Donnelly C.C. Enniskillen. Further details from Noeleen Keenan 0879828831.

St. Vincent De Paul On Sunday 7th September, Carrickmacross Vintage Club & St. Vincent De Paul are holding a Raffle as part of the annual Vintage Field Day. The Field Day will be held in Mc Kitterick’s field, approximately half mile from Carrickmacross Town centre on the Shercock Road.
Computers for Beginners & Computer Repair course Two 6 week computer courses are commencing in September in the Carrickmacross Workhouse. Computers for Beginners will run from 7pm to 8.30pm for 6 Monday evenings from 1st September. Computer repairs will run from 7pm to 8.30pm for 6 Wednesday evenings from 3rd September. Each course costs 80 euro. For further information, or to enrol, contact Joe at 0862069041.
The Fr Noel Conlon Charitable Trust are organising a scenic walk in the Cooley Mountains on Saturday 13th September. Choice of two walks 8km or 12km , each walk led by experienced guides. Walk starting at Lumpers Ravensdale, 12km walk starting at 11o’clock and 8km walk starting at 12o’clock. Registration ½ hour before each walk. Fun family day out. BBQ and raffle afterwards and all monies raised this year going to the Irish Cancer Society (night nursing) and Carrick Cancer. For more information or sponsor cards call Fr Noel on 042-9378678 office hours or Noel Mc Guigan on 0862375507 or Paul on 0872729968.
Rosemary’s Pre-school Playgroup Catholic Hall, opening 1st September after Summer Break. Longest Running pre-school, a few limited spaces have become available. Contact Rosemary 0876179338.
Carrick Basketball Club Phoenix Centre Carrickmacross. Boys Rockets every Wednesday U18   4pm-5.30pm U16 4pm-5.30pm, U14 5.30-7pm. All players 4 Euro per training. Girls Cruisers U11 and U12 start 7th  September at 10am. Mens anyone interested in competing in Northeast Men’s League contact 0873596998 (by text). 
Whist Every Friday at 8.30pm in Community Centre , Convent Lands. All Welcome.
St Joseph’s Young Priest Society Teach Ni Bhrian will be open after Mass on First Friday 5th September until 11.15am and 8.15pm. Contributions to the above Society would be much appreciated. 
World Suicide Prevention Week from Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th September, with World Suicide Prevention Day falling on Wednesday 10th September. SOSAD would like to share a message “that there is help out there for everyone and their message for the week is “SUICIDE-SPEAK UP, REACH OUT”. There is a range of SOSAD leaflets available in Parish office and at the back of the Church. On Saturday 6th September in our Evening Vigil mass we will remember all those who have died by Suicide. There will be a petition box at the side of the Altar available from Friday 5th September  where the intentions of your loved ones can be placed and prayed for.   
Carrickmacross Gymnastic Club Now enrolling for new and existing students. Registration day Tuesday 2nd September at the Phoenix Centre between 3-4.30pm. classes Monday and Tuesday start date 8th September.  For more information or to register call 0878319582.
Pilates 6 Week courses start on Monday 8th September in the Sulis Holistic Centre at 7am and 7.30pm. 60 Euro for six weeks or 13 Euro per drop in session. Contact Ronan on 0879114360 to book your place.
Killanny Playground Committee is planning a 5k Run or  Walk to start at 12 noon and then a Family Fun Day in the Killanny Playground on Sunday 28th September from 2-5 (Weather permitting). On the day Adults are 5 Euro and children are Free of charge. Plenty of fun and games for all the family! There will be a BBQ –Raffle- Cake Stall to name a few!. If you have anything to donate to the Cake Stall or Lucky Dip please call Laura on 0872488490. All funds raised will help to reduce the debt that is still owed on the playground so your support is much needed.
Killanny Magpies Hill Walking Club Next walk is TODAY, Leaving Killanny Hall at 9am sharp. Plan to do the new walk from Carlingford to Omeath. Phone Sheila on 0864141961.
Senior Citizens monthly party will be held on Wednesday 3rd September in DAY Care Centre Cloughvalley. Sponsors Nuremore Ladies Golf Club. Social Services committee meeting Wednesday 3rd September 6.30pm. Housewives Club will resume on Tuesday 9th September Day Care Centre.
Monaghan Institute Open Evening Monday 1st September from 4-7pm. Places still available for courses starting in September. Further details contact 047-84900.
Iontas Theatre Castleblayney Award winning “Silent” play comes to Iontas Theatre on Sat 6th September. Deals with issues such as homelessness, depression and mental health, through a professional contemporary dance and sound performance. For further details contact 0429753400.
Let’s Talk Are you a parent or carer of Children aged 0-3 years? Would you like to help your children to become great talkers, readers, be ready for school and behave better? We will be hosting the let’s talk programme at Daisychain Childcare this September. The course will run every Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm for 7 weeks and is free of charge. For further details please call Charlotte on 0429692255. 
Mass Intentions for the Week

Saturday 30th  August 10.00am: M.M Eugene Keenan, 45 Cloughvalley 6.30pm: Vigil Mass Thomas Kellett, Convent Lands. Mona Mc Geough & Brendan Rooney. John & David Mc Menamin & Mary and David Larney. 
Sunday 31st August 9.00am: 10.30am: Philomena Mc Connon, Monaghan Street.  12noon: Steven and May O’Donoghue Mullinary and Oliver Babbington, Steven Duffy & Frank Duffy.
Monday 1ST  September 10.00am: 7.30pm James and Annie Callan, O’Neill Street and deceased members of the Fitzgerald Family, Carlow.
Tuesday 2nd  September 10.00am: Maisie Kerley and her father Paddy Casey, Emmet Street.
Wednesday  3rd September 10.00am: Deceased of Morgan, Moriarty Families and Colm O’Reilly Castleblayney 7.30pm Thomas and Catherince Kirke, Greaghdrumisk.
Thursday 4th September  10.00am: Frances Johnson Lattonalbany.
Friday 5th September 10.00am: Bridget Johnny and Paddy Jeffries. 7.30pm Patsy Mc Entee, Mullinary. Bridie and John Finegan, Ardee Road. Eileen Howell, Mullinary Carrickmacross and Lanzarote. (Ist  Anniversary) . Artie and Annie Mc Daniel , Farney Street  Carrickmacross.
Saturday 6th September  10.00am: 6.30pm: Vigil Mass Margaret and Larry Hand , Beech Drive and deceased Family Members and Susan Mc Mahon Beech Drive. James and Mary –Ann Downey and deceased of Family, Cuchullain Terrace.  Mass to remember and Pray for those who died through Suicide and their Families.
Sunday 7th September 9.00am: 10.30am: Leslie and Marion Marron , late of 5 Cul Fearna. Annie and Benny Keenan and deceased members of Keenan and Garvey families, Greaghdrummitt. 12noon: Tommy Goodman , Pennybridge. Joe Gillen Ardross Avenue. Susan Mc Nally Main Street. Cecilia Marron, 32 Highfield Carrickmacross.
Please pray for the recently deceased: Patrick (Patsy) Ross Mullinary. Pat Conlon Mullinary. Rosie Carroll (nee Campbell) Ballybay and Killanny.