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


We ask that all notices for Parish Bulletin local News and Events be submitted no later than Tuesday 12.30pm.
Blessed Sacrament Chapel As from Monday 8th September the Blessed Sacrament chapel will have the following new opening hours.
Monday- Friday 8.30am-8pm
Saturday 8.30am- 6.00pm
Sunday 1.00pm-7pm
Lough Derg Living with Suicide Day Retreat on Lough Derg , 24th September. The Retreat is an invitation to people to come to a safe place where they might find some sense of healing and peace in the midst of pain and struggle. Advanced booking is essential. For futher information contact Maureen or Sharon on 0719861518.
Welcome To September on Lough Derg  Lough Derg continues to offer a sacred space during September,  an oasis of calm from the pressures and challenges of life. One day retreats are available throughout September . Booking is essential . For details please contact Maureen or Sharon on 0719861518.
Accord Marriage Counselling is available to people with a marriage or relationship problem. We provide a caring and suportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you are experiencing in your relationship. You can contact us at 047 83359 between 10am-2pm . Our counsellors see people in either Monaghan or Carrickmacross during the day or evening Please dont let money shortage stop you making that call. Our concern is your needs, not your ability to pay.
Indian Curry Night Friday 26th September in the Holy Family hall at 6.30pm. In response to popular request Fr Ivan has agreed to hold another Indian Curry Night. Our Main Chef is Father Antony. Because of the limitations of space, numbers are again limited to 120. It is important therefore that people who are interested in attending put  their names on the sheets provided at the back of the church. There is no charge but donations will be in aid of Fr Ivan’s mission in India. We look forward to another Fun evening of Food and craic!
Pioneer Total Abstinence The Annual Mass for The Pioneer Total Abstinence Association for the dioceses of Clogher will be held on Sunday 5th October in Derrygonnelly in Co Fermanagh at 7pm. Fr Jimmy Mc Phillips will celebrate the Mass. Pioneer Magazines are available to purchase at the very small cost of 1.55 euro or 17.05 Euro for 11 editions. Please contact Pat Waters 087332217 for further details. Carrickmacross Pioneer Council will hold its monthly meeting on 29th September at 8pm in Teach Ui Bhraian. All pioneer are requested to attend.
Maghercloone Group Water Scheme wishes to inform members that they will be contacted by Irish Water seeking information regarding their water supply. Members should complete and return this questionnaire before 30th October, to avoid any further correspondence from Irish Water. Otherwise it will be assumed that they are connected to the public supply. For further information please contact a committee member of the scheme.
Carrickmacross Snooker Club reopening Monday 22nd September from 7pm Monday to Friday. Located under Catholic Hall . New members are welcome.
Yoga Classes Six week Yoga Course for Beginners and mixed abilities starting in the under floor heated Workhouse Tuesday 23rd September, from 8pm-9.30pm. To book contact Pauline on 0868917901.
Pilates and Pilates on the Ball class  Morning and Evening classes starting tuesday 23rd september at 8.30pm and Wednesday 24th september at 10.30am in the Phoenix Centre To book call 0863081266
Matthews Coach Hire is offering the following service: National Ploughing Championship Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois. 23rd - 25th september. Price 25Euro return. Please contact 042 9378188 for further information or to book your seat. 
Monaghan Integrated Development Ltd. If you are interested in trying out some part time courses for Adults then please come along to our taster programme. Each week we will cover a different subject just to give you a taste of Adult Education. It’s not all like School so you may be surprised how much you will enjoy it! Over the 5 weeks we will touch on cooking on a budget, personal grooming, budgeting DIY, and clothes repair. The sessions will take place on Monday mornings in the WORKHOUSE starting in late September. Call Kathy 04771914 for further information.
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.
An Lochrann Linn Band Carrickmacross New member Enrolment. New Member Enrolment will be held on Saturday 27th September from 12.00-2.00pm in the Bandroom. Must be 10years or older. Just come along or contact Enda on 0876388326 or Sandra on 0876014865.
A talk on Forgiveness Richard Moore (children in crossfire) is giving his personal testimony on the power of forgiveness in Saint Louis Convent Chapel on Monday 22nd September at 8pm.

Monaghan Citizens Information Service Do you feel you have been unfairly dismissed? Have you been made redundant? Are you being treated unfairly in the workplace? Check out employment rights by contacting the Monaghan CIC on 07610762 or 042 9663454.
Rovers AFC 2014/2015 Season. Carrick Rovers AFC is currently recruiting players old and new for their juvenile section for the upcoming season. We provide association football (soccer) for the town of Carrickmacross as well as the greater area such as Donaghmoyne, Maghercloone, Killanny, Inniskeen, and Corduff and further a field. If you have an interest in taking up the sport or are already doing so socially, why not get involved by getting in contact with either of the following numbers to find out about training times for your age group. We are also looking for help in the running of these sides whether it coaching, managing or administration. If you feel you could help to provide this valuable service to the community contact the following numbers. Francis 0876256171, David 0878038037. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  
Farney Women’s Group Meeting in Bernie’s Kitchen on Monday 22nd at 8pm. All welcome.
Cara Meeting on Wednesday 24th September at 8pm in Cloughvalley Day Care Centre. All welcome.
Carrickmacross Bowls Club Wednesday Evenings at 8pm. New members welcome. For further information contact Jimmy on 0871231586.

Mass Intentions for the Week

Saturday 20th September: 10.00am: Teresa Matthews, 11 Rockdaniel Road. 12noon: M.M Sadie O’Byrne, Cuchullan Terrace. 6.30pm Vigil Mass: Eileen O’Donovan London. Peter and Teresa Larkin, Manchester. Lil and Peter Mc Cartney, Cloughvalley. Megan O’Connor, Dundalk and Mel Williams Dundalk and deceased family members. John Rooney, Cloughvalley. Michael, Kathleen and deceased members of Mc Entee Family, Sreenty. John and Eileen Boylan, Cloughvalley. Kathleen Fairtlough (nee Mc Entee) Drogheda.
Sunday 21st September: 9.00am: 10.30am: Sean and Brendan Rafferty and deceased Family Members, Creevy Oliver. Jim and Mary Birdy, Jim Junior and Ted and Madge Birdy, Shercock Road. Sarah Meehan, Ballybay Road (Ist Anniversary) 12noon: Patsy and Mary Mc Bennett, Corcuillogue. John and Delia Murphy, Losetts, and  St Macartan’s Villas, Carrickmacross.
Monday 22nd    September 10.00am: 7.30pm
Tuesday 23rd September 10.00am:
Wednesday 24th September 10.00am: William and Rose Duffy, Ursula Duffy and Elizabeth Yorath. 7.30pm Bridget, Joseph, Nellie and Patsy Ross and deceased of Family.
Thursday 25th September 10.00am:
Friday 26th September 10.00am: 7.30pm: Jonathan Durning, Drummond Etra. Eileen Mc Cartney Keelan. Railway Drive. 
Saturday 27th September: 10.00am 6.30pm Vigil Mass: Tom Mc Nally, Castleblayney Road and Brigid Mc Nally and Patrick and the deceased members of the Mc Nally Family. Deceased of Shankey Family, Rakeeragh. Mary Sheridan, 39 Cloughvalley. Brigid and Martin Carragher and deceased of Carragher and Gollogly Family.
Sunday 28th September 9.00am: Michael Mc Kitterrick, Lurgans and members of the Mc Kittrick Family. 10.30am Deceased of the Boyle and Dowd Families and Frank Rooney, 6 Woodlands, and deceased of Rooney Family Ardee Road. 12 Noon: Darren Mc Nally, Foxfield Carrickmacross.

Recently Deceased: Nerijus Grusas Armagh City and Lithuania. Brenda Ward, 20 Emmett Road. Neil Mc Gorrian, Blackrock.