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
Changes to Mass Times 2015
Weekend Mass times in Machaire Rois Parish from Saturday 14th February 2015 will be:
Saturday Vigil Mass: 6.30pm St Joseph’s Carrickmacross.
Sunday 9.30am or 10am St Joseph’s Carrickmacross. 11am: St Michael’s, Rafferagh, St John’s Corduff.
12 Noon St Joseph’s Carrickmacross.
Parishioners will decide the time of the first Mass on Sunday (9.30am or 10am) by writing their preferred time on the back of the Parish envelope for Sunday 11th  January.
Consideration that might be taken into account when choosing include:
•    What time is best when there are two funerals on a Sunday.
•    In an emergency how can one priest best celebrate all three Sunday Masses.
•    Which time best achieves an equal distribution of parishioners between the noon Mass and earlier Mass.
Change of time to Saturday Morning Mass:
Finally to help avoid multiple Masses, and to cater for requests for later times for Months Minds, the SATURDAY MORNING Mass in St Joseph’s will move from 10am to 11am beginning 21st Febuary 2015.

Arrangements for Christmas 2014:

Confessions for Christmas:
Penitential Service for Christmas: On Sunday 21st December at 5pm.
Confessions: On Monday and Tuesday morning 22nd and 23rd of December, after mass at 10am.
The priest will be available on Wednesday 24th December after Mass until 12 Noon. (Christmas Eve)

Mass times for Christmas 2014
Vigil: For Christmas Day at 9pm.
Mass on Christmas Day:  9am, 10.30am and 12 Noon.
Mass on Friday 26th and  Saturday  27th December: At 11am each day.

Parish Office will be closed from Wednesday 24th of December to Monday 5th January. Emergency number for Christmas day 042 9664367.

Mass duties for January 2015
Collectors: Vigil: Denis Durkin, Padraig Mc Nally 9am: Tony Gartlan, Oliver Martin, Brian Ward.
10.30am: Jim Halligan, Noleen Keenan 12Noon: Pat Gilsenan.
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:         Mairin O’Gorman
9am:              Patrick Waters
10.30am:       Sheila Quinn
12 Noon:        Philomena Kent

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. Leaving Wednesday 7th to Thursday 15th of October, and will be lead by Fr Brendan Cooney. Cost 1,498 Euro to include flights, 8 nights accommodation, 4 Star hotel, half board in
 (Jerusalem and Tiberius) tax and insurance, transfers and all day trips, including boat trip and cable car. For more details contact any member of the Parish Council or phone Jim 0872241894, Bernie 0871092957, Alice 0873122122.

Medjugorje Pilgrimage 10th June and 9TH September 2015. For best offers ring now. Phyllis Mulligan on 087 2018492 or 042 9336705.

A christmas Prayer
Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth . . . . may we begin to see the world in the light of the understanding you give us.  As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart.  May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving.  Amen.

Clear out your Closets for Charity: A NEW St. Vincent De Paul Shop has NOW OPENED on O’Neill Street, Carrickmacross, and they are now accepting donations of second hand and new unwanted goods, including Clothes, DVDs, CDs. Jewellery, Toys, Shoes, handbags. Whether you are shopping or donating you are GIVING. To donate, contact Cieran on 0872223406, Rory 0874191099 or Francie 0860680933.
Corduff Pipe Band Christmas Eve Recital: Corduff Pipe Band will play in Market Square Shopping Centre at 12pm on Christmas Eve and in the town afterwards, weather permitting. So if you are out doing some last minute shopping,  please come along to support us. We wish all members, families, supporters and all in the community a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New year. 
St. Stephen’s Day 10k Fun Run, Walk in aid of St Mary’s comfort fund. Starting from and finishing at St. Mary’s Castleblayney . Walkers 10.30am and runners 11.00am. Refreshments afterwards. Approved by AAL, supported by Castlecool, donations greatly appreciated.
Carrick Cancer Society: Coffee day at Maura Mc Entee’s Mullinary raised 1,320 Euro. Thank you to all who contributed in any way.
Monaghan Volunteer Centre will be providing an outreach service in Castleblayney Library every Thursday from 11am to 1pm, starting 8th January 2015. Drop in to find out more about volunteering and register with Monaghan Volunteer Centre. Information also available on using the Volunteer Centre to  recruit volunteers for your non-profit group. For details ring Sinead or Grace on 047-72191.

Saturday 20th December 10.00am: M.M Peadar Lynch, 10 Castleblayney Road.
6.30 Vigil Mass: Teresa Mc Mahon, 5 Church Grove.

Sunday 21st December 9.00am: Patrick and Julia Ward, Parnell Street.
10.30am: Gene, Kathleen and Pat Traynor.  Francis Connor, 85 Cloughvalley. Michael and Peggy Curley, Castleblayney Road. 
12Noon: Sarah Finnegan and Richard and Mary Callan, Drumgowna. O’Gorman and O’Brien families Dundalk Road. Maura Durning Drummond Etra.

Monday 22nd  December  10.00am: 7.30pm: Margaret and Anthony Finlay, 16 Rockdaniel Road. Kevin and Eileen O’Brien,  Mullinary.

Tuesday 23rd  December 10.00am: Deceased of the Curley and Harney families, Crann Nua.

Wednesday 24th   December 10.00am: Michael and Brigid Wood and deceased of Family. Bridie Morris and deceased of the Morris family, Gorey. Packie Mc Dermott, Farney Street (1st Anniversary).
Mass for the Lithuanian Community at 4.30pm.

Christmas Eve Wednesday  24TH December
9.00pm Christmas Eve  Mass
Christmas Day Thursday 25th December
9.00am, 10.30am, 12Noon.

Friday 26th  December 11.00am: Francis Noel Duffy. No Evening Mass.

Saturday 27th December 11.00am:
6.30pm Vigil Mass: Joe, Bridie and Peter Shevlin, Farnery Street. Eileen Quigley,Farney Street. Paddy Mc Geough, St Macartan’s Villas. Patrick Hand, Ardross Avenue.

Sunday 28th December 9.00am: John Jones and the Jones Family, Mullinary. Pat Duffy, Rockdaniel Road.
10.30am: Ann Boyle, Corduffkelly. 12 Noon: Jacqueline Sharkey, Donaghmoyne Close. Francie Traynor, Cuchullain Terrace and Alts, Magheracloone. John Mc Hugh, Magheross.

Recently Deceased: Michael Rankin, Magheracloone.