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 


New Bulletin We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your positive feedback on the bulletin. We  would also like to thank you for your donations each Sunday and ask for your continued support. The suggested donation towards the cost of production is 20 Cent.
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   
Kitui A new church is planned for the parish of Mutune, Kitui.(See information on church notice board). Anyone wishing to support the construction should write “Kitui” on the envelope and leave in weekly collection box or parish office.
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.
Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are having a 3 day “ The life in the Spirit” conference in Knock Basilica starting on Friday 29th August to Sunday the 31st. More details on
Medjugorge Calling TODAY An evening of prayer and devotion in St Joseph’s Church , Park Street, Monaghan at 7.00pm. Testimony by Sylvia Hoskins, Scotland.
Alzheimers Society The Monaghan branch of the Alzheimer’s society are holding their church gate collection Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st August . Please support.
Community Employment Vacancy Carrickmacross Local Development Group Ltd has a vacancy for a groundsman, duties to include maintenance of fields, dressing rooms, outdoor area. In order to be considered for this position you must be over 25 and in receipt of a social welfare payment for at least 52 weeks. For Further information contact Eileen on 042 9692510.
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.
Carrick Aces will hold their Annual Club 5km on Sunday Sept 14th. Training at the track for adults of all abilities & ages, every Tuesday at 8.30pm & Thursday at 7.30pm. Beginners and improvers training programme available.
The Carrick Aces Athletic Club will also be holding a Fun Golf Scramble on Friday the 5th of September 2014 at Mannan Castle Golf Course, Donaghmoyne. The fund raiser we hope will raise the vital funds needed to purchase and maintain a defibrillator at the Carrick Aces Athletics track as well as to raise the funds necessary to improve the sanitary facilities at the track. In addition to the gold teams who have entered for the days golf we will run side competitions to encourage non golfers to take part on the day. If you would like further information on this event please contact Niall or Amanda on 087 6254202 or Noel Mullins 0876133747.
Ballybay Men’s Shed is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at Birch Court (behind Dinkins) Main Street Ballybay. All men welcome to drop in.
Yoga for Men of all ages starting Ballybay Men’s Shed Wednesday 10th September 11am- 12Noon. Only 20 Euro for 8 weeks . Call Kieran 0871265565.
Carrickmacross Tidy Towns Competition Enter photos of anything related to Carrickmacross such as, environment, streetscape, residential area. Categories are Junior and Senior. Closing date August 31st. Winning entries will be exhibited in Carrickmacross Civic Centre and in the Tidy Towns Calendar. To enter email your photo with your full name contact number and the category to
An Lochrann Linn Band Please come and enjoy an evening with An Lochrann Linn Band in the Valley Lodge, on Friday August 29th at 7.30pm as they honour and thank Francie Mc Garrell for his dedicated service as Chairman of the band for the past 19 years. Tickets cost 10 Euro and can be purchased from Justin 0873742114 or Sandra 0876014865.
Bingo The next bingo in Donaghmoyne will be held Friday 29th, in St Michael’s Community Centre at 8.30pm . All welcome.
Carrickmacross Cemetery Committee would like to thank those involved who gave 2 Push Lawn mowers and a Ride on Lawnmower after recent robbery.
Resource Efficiency Programme for Businesses, hosted by Carrickmacross Chamber of Commerce, all businesses and retailers are invited to a public meeting with Niall O’Connor on September 2nd 6.30pm sharp in the Fiddlers, Carrickmacross.
Mass Intentions for the Week

Saturday 23rd August 10.00am: 6.30pm: Vigil Mass Fran Byrne, Kingscourt Road. The Allen Family, O’Neill Street. Vincent & Ann Hall, Kingscourt Road.
Sunday 24th August 9.00am: 10.30am: Adrian Martin, Lattylannigan. 12noon: Angeline Mc Eneaney, Mullinary.
Monday 25th August 10.00am: 7.30pm Laurence & Sheila Mc Nally & Sheila Doyle. Tim Rock, Molly Kennedy & Kathleen Barr.
Tuesday 26th August 10.00am:
Wednesday 27th August 10.00am: 7.30pm Joe & Julia Mc Donald, their Granddaughter Angela Dynan (nee O’Donoghue) and their daughter Mary Quigley.
Thursday 28th August 10.00am: Sean Hand, Corduff.
Friday 29th August 10.00am: Teresita Kelly, Tiragarvan. 7.30pm Joe and Molly Cunningham and deceased of Finlay Family, St Macartan’s Villas. Pat Callan “The Bridge” & deceased members of the Callan Family.
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.
Please pray for the recently deceased: Sadie O’Byrne, Cuchullain Terrace. Peg Clarke, Crossmaglen. Pat Martin, Conneticite,USA. Bridget Mc Mahon, Kellystown.