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

Times of Mass for Lent:
Mass times during Lent.There will be two Masses each day during Lent. Mass will be celebrated each morning at 10.00am and on Monday Wednesday and Friday evening at 7.30pm. Early morning Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7.15am  
                           Asking forgiveness.   
A Prayer for Lent
For the times we have given up something for Lent and remained indifferent in the face of injustice and suffering.
We ask your forgiveness, good Lord.
For the times we have pushed ourselves forward at the expense of others and have forgotten your maxim "the first will be last and the last first"
We ask your forgiveness, good Lord.
For the times we have been too arrogant to admit to wrongdoing and too proud to seek the way of repentance
We ask your forgiveness, good Lord.
For the times we have glibly talked about the need for forgiveness and reconciliation without entering into the pain of injustice
We ask your forgiveness, good Lord.
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 Thursday 8th  Friday  16th of October, and will be lead by Fr Brendan Cooney.   Price 1498 Euro. This includes 251 Euro tax, insurance 38Euro per person  under 66 (Over 66 - 76Euro), Dinner, Bed & Breakfast in a 4Star Hotel, tours & entrance fees, all tips & gratuities, English speaking guide and Spiritual leader.
For details contact any member of the Parish Council or phone Jim 0872241894, Bernie 0871092957, Alice 0873122122. We need to verify numbers soon,and an information evening will be arranged later.
Church Gate Collection: The permit to collect does not allow the holder to collect inside the Church grounds. The car park at the Holy Family Hall is church property and so collecting within is not permitted.
Cemetery Notice : A big thank you for your generosity to our Churchgate collection. The target amount was 2,500 Euro. Amount collected was 2,157.
The tarmac to be done is a costly item, so if any body has any funding, or ideas to raise money, or you would like to make a donation your help and support would be much appreciated. Also new volunteers are needed to help with  Saturday work from 8.30am to 11am. Contact Eugene on 0868912721 or Charlie on 0876779755.
The Meaning of Marraige
Marraige is a unique relationship different from all others.
Married love is a unique form of love between a man and woman which has a special benefit for the whole of society! The Catholic Church, with other Christians and those of no particular religious view, regard the family based on marriage between a woman and a man as the single most important institution in any society. To seek to re-define the nature of marriage would be to undermine it as the fundamental building block of our society. The church seeks with others to reaffirm the rational basis for holding that marriage should be reserved for the unique and complementary relationship between a woman and a man from which the generation and upbringing of children is uniquely possible. This understanding of marriage is deeply rooted in all cultures. It is not intended to exclude or disadvantage anyone.
(From the meaning of marriage and a Pastoral statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops conference available at the rear of the Church)
St  Joseph’s Young Priests Society Teach Ui Bhriain will open on the first Friday 6th March to receive donations after 10.00am Mass until 11.15am. This is to help foster vocations and to aid those who feel a call to the Priesthood but who may require financial assistance.
World Day Of Prayer will be held in St Louis Convent Chapel on Friday 6th March at 8pm. All women and Men are very welcome to this service.
Flooding in Malawi Laura Marron would like to thank all those who attended the quiz night on Friday 13th February in aid of Fr Matteus and the Flooding in Malawi. There was an outstanding response and in total 1,057 Euro was raised . Thank you to all who supported on the night.
The Northern Standard: If you have an event or notice that you would like to share locally please contact the Northern Standard via mail
Charity Night in aid of Medjugorje Orphanage, will take place in the Valley Lodge, Friday March 6th at 9pm. Music by Joe Darragh and other local artists. Admission is free, all donations will go to the Mother Village Orphanage. Light Refreshments served and lots of spot prizes to win. Come along and bring a Friend.
Carrickmacross St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015
St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us once again and we are now taking names of any organisations, businesses, bands etc. that wish to take part in this years’ fun!!  After the success of last years’ parade, with over 60 organisations, along with a number of local and non-local bands taking part, we are anxious to recreate this success and make this years’ parade even bigger and better!If you wish to take part, please contact the Carrickmacross - Castleblayney Municipal District Council on 042 9661236 or alternatively email us on as soon as possible as the line up for the parade is growing rapidly and booking is essential! There will be lots fun and giveaways on the day, including best band and best float!!!! 100 Prize Money for Best Dressed Window!!
The Parents of the Patrician High School is holding a Table quiz in Mc Nallys, Main Street on Friday , March 6th at 8.30pm sharp. All support will be greatly appreciated.
St Louis Secondary School Carrickmacross transition year students at St Louis Carrickmacross are presenting Oklahoma in the school hall on March 4th,5th and 6th . Tickets are 10 Euro and are available from the school. Please call 042 9661587.
Neven Maguire: St Louis Secondary School present a cookery demonstration by award winning chef Neven Maguire in the Convent Hall on Thursday 26th March at 8 pm .Tickets 20 euro from St Louis Secondary School,Keegans & O'Rourke Oil.   
Social Services next meeting will take place Wednesday 4th March in the day care centre.                                               

Mass Intentions for the Week
New Mass time : Saturday Morning Mass: 11.00am
New Mass time  :  Sunday  9.30am  and 12 Noon
Saturday 28th February 11.00am: M.M Breen Keoghan , late of Farney Street. 6.30 Vigil Mass: M.M Collette Lonergan , Farney Street. Sean Hand, Corduff and Carrickmacross.
Sunday 1st March  9.30am:  Mary and Peter Malone and deceased of family , Drumbroagh. 12 Noon: Peter, Rhona, Adrian and Dermot Martin, O’Neill Street. Anne King.
Monday 2nd March 10.00am: 7.30pm: Eileen Quigley and deceased of Quigley family, Farney Street. Tony Quigley Drummond Etra and deceased of Mc Bennett family, Cuchullain Terrace, Sadie Finnegan , Grimbsy, England and deceased of Boyle Family.
Tuesday 3rd March 7.15am  10.00am: Deceased of Woods, Marron and Slevin families, Highfield and Lisdoonan. No Evening Mass
Wednesday 4th March 10.00am: Deceased of Marron and O’Reilly families, Leggimore and Carragharta.
 7.30pm Mary, James and Seamus Mc Gurk , Arva, and the Cronan family, Birmingham, and Martin Mc Gurk.
Thursday 5th March 7.15am: 10.00am: No Evening Mass
Friday  6th March 10.00am: 7.30pm: Catherine and Jimmy Chambers, Dunogue. James , Dollie MJ, Pabo and deceased of Duffy and Hoey family and Kitty Ward and Millie Gormley. Michael and Elizabeth O ‘Rourke , Tirnadola. 
Saturday 7th March 11.00am:   6.30pm Vigil Mass: M.M  Pat Mc Mahon , Dundalk Road. Patrick O’Rourke and the deceased of the Gartlan family, Magheross. The Gartlan family , Patrick , Catherine and Jim , Castleblayney Road. Peadar Finnegan , Rosdreenagh and John Finnegan and daughter Dympna Mac Guinness.
Sunday 8th March 9.30am: Tom and Sue Hanratty and Pat and Mary Small. Margaret and Arthur Rayner and Eileen and Joseph Kazlauskaf, 10 Farney Street. Denis Breege and Declan Marron O’Neill Street and deceased family. Peadar Mc Eneaney , Rockdaniel Road and John and Annie Mc Eneaney Pearse Avenue.
12 Noon: Shane Conlon, 1 Emmet Villas, Shaun and Maisie Nolan, Pearse Avenue. Patrick Smith, Lurgans, formely Mullinary.
Recently Deceased: Brendan Larney Crann Nua, Tom Mc Cartney, Farney Street.