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


Church Duties for October
Collectors :Vigil: Pat Watters,  Sean O’ Hagan 9am: Paddy King  10.30am: Noel O’Dowd, 12noon: Tommy Swinburne, PJ Mc Cluskey.
Weekday Readers :
Monday 10am Mrs Gretta Murphy Tuesday 10am Gus O’Gorman Wednesday 10am Kathleen Murray
Thursday 10am Teresa Carolan Friday 10am Sister Olivia  Saturday 10am Paddy Duffy.
Sunday Readers 6.30 Vigil: Fergus Lane 9am Pauline Fox 10.30am Jimmy Hayes 12pm Patrick Doherty
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 pioneers are requested to attend.
Children’s Mass Our first Children’s Mass for this year will take place in St Joseph’s Church on Sunday 5th October at 10.30am. You and your family are most welcome to come along.
Jiving Lessons Every Thursday evening in the Catholic Hall at 8.00pm. No Partner required all welcome, beginners and advanced dancers. Come along for a goodnight’s fun! For more information contact Declan on 0877557163.
Carrickmacross Bridge Club has resumed play in the Shirley Arms Hotel on Thursdays at 7.30pm. New members welcome.
Dance Classes Breakdancing for boys only returns Tuesday 30th September.  New lyrical and contemporary dance classes for boys and girls including hiphop, start date 7th October. Classes 6 Euro , promotional offer 50 Euro for 10 weeks. Family discounts. For more information call 0878319582.
Born To perform Stage School New classes in Ballet, Tap and Hip hop on Saturday mornings from 10.30-2.30 in Catholic Hall. New Adult classes: Drama Monday night 7.30-8.30. Dance fitness Monday night 8.30-9.30 also in Catholic Hall. For further details please contact 0873946400. 
Carrickmacross Festival Committee are holding their annual general meeting on tuesday 7th October at 8.30pm in the Valley Lodge lounge. New members welcome. Contact David on 0872026180.
Car Boot Sale held by Connect4Cancer in Callan’s of the Bridge Sunday 5th October between 12.30pm-5pm. For further details please contact Cahal on 0877716857.
Carrick Cancer Thomas and Mary Culleton would like to thank everyone who attended and donated to their Coffee morning and all who helped out on the day. Total funds raised 3,452 Euro in aid of Carrick Cancer.

Magheracloone Community Centre
 is running a dance in aid of the P.T.A.A. on Saturday the 4th October. Dancing from 9.30pm-12.30am to the band Country Traditions. Everyone is welcome. Admission 10 Euro and supper is served.
Ceili in Corduff/Raferagh Community Centre on Friday 3rd October. Dancing from 9.30pm to the Cera Moyle Ceili Band. Admission is 7 Euro and Supper is served.
The Friends of Carrick Cancer would like to thank all who took part in our Annual Croagh Patrick climb on Saturday 30th August and for all those who supported. Dublin City Marathon takes place on October Bank holiday 27th. If you are any of your friends would like to take part in aid of the Friends of Carrick Cancer please contact any committee member for sponsor card. At present there is three locals taking part. Lisa Kindlon, Paul Lynch and Pat Mc Nally.
Killanny Playground Committee TODAY is planning a 5k Run or  Walk to start at 12 noon and then a Family Fun Day in the Killanny Playground 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.

 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.  
Carrickmacross Bowls Club Wednesday evenings at 8pm. New members welcome. For further information contact Jimmy on 0871231586.
St Michael Little Scholars have still places available in their preschool and afterschool. It is still not too late to join and get your free playschool year. We currently have football every Tuesday 4pm-5pm, Wednesday knitting 4pm-5pm, Thursday kid’s zumba with Charlene from 4pm-5pm. We are now taking names for September 2015.Contact the service on 0429692720.
Farney Players present Wanted, One Body! Where there’s a will there’s a relative goes the old saying. Farney Players latest production shows just how true this saying really is as they present Wanted, One Body! in the Holy Family Hall on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November , also in the Iontas Theatre Friday 14th November and Saturday 15th November. Tickets for Carrick shows from O’Rourke Oil, Birdy’s, Keegans and Bernie’s Kitchen. This is a mad cap comedy thriller where the laughs pile as high as the body count!
Social Services Monthly Party on Wednesday 1st of October in the day care centre Cloughvalley. Committee meeting at 7pm.
We ask that all notices for Parish Bulletin be submitted no later than Tuesday 12.30pm.
The sick and housebound will be visited on Friday the 3rd of October.

Mass Intentions for the Week

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 Kitterick, Lurgans and deceased members of the Mc Kitterick Family. 10.30am Deceased of the Boyle and Dowd Families and Frank Rooney, 6 Woodlands, and deceased of Rooney Family Ardee Road. Gabriella Gartlan, Cloughvalley Lower, Old Castleblayney Road.  12 Noon: Darren Mc Nally, Foxfield Carrickmacross.
Monday 29th  September 10.00am: 7.30pm Bridget, Pat and Johnny Hoey, Donogue.
Tuesday 30th September 10.00am:
Wednesday 1st October 10.00am: Tom and Annie Mc Ginnity and Bill and Kathleen Fennell and Matt Conlon. 7.30pm Patsy Mc Connon, Mullinary. Peter and deceased of the Mc Connon Family Highfield and Max Wagner, Germany.
Thursday 2nd October 10.00am: Confessions after Mass for First Friday.
Friday 3rd October 10.00am: 7.30pm: Alice and Martin Shankey, Lurgans.
Saturday 4th October: 10.00am 6.30pm Vigil Mass: Leo and Mary Carolan, Kingscourt Road. Michael Martin, Kilmactrasna.
Sunday 5th October 9.00am: Patrick and Annie Mc Geough, their daughter Nan, Oghill, and deceased residents of Highfield and Max Wagner Germany. 10.30am 12 Noon: Prim and George Digan, Clara, Co Offaly. Jim Mc Ginnity , Margaret Fitzpatrick, Donaghmoyne Road.

Recently Deceased: Frank Mayes, 7 Cuil Fearna, Mullinary. Rose Murray, Derrylavan. Mary Garland, 5 Castleblayney Road ( Late of Bellurgan, Dundalk) Mary Carragher, Castleblayney.