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 

Sunday 13th July to Sunday 20 July (Fifteen Sunday in Ordinary Time )

Pilgrimage to Sotto IL Monte: birthplace of the recently canonised Pope John XXIII; September 1-8th; contact MAP travel 01 878 3111.
Lough Derg: Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3.00pm 7days a week until 13 August; contact 071 986 1518.
Clogher Don Oige: Lough Derg Pilgrimage; 28th-30th July; the Pilgrimage is for young people aged 15 to 30. Contact Matthew Mc Fadden 047 72784.
Pilgrimage to Medugorje: Sept 7th-14th; contact 02881648357/07768395038.
Parish of the Holy Redeemer: Today  St Oliver Plunkett Mass at Ballybarrack Shrine, Ardee Road, Dundalk; at 7.30pm.
Pilgrimage to Fatima 25th September 2014 7 Nights. Departing from Dublin Hotel Avenida, 774 Euro pps. Accompanied by Fr Jimmy McPhilp P.P. Derrygonnelly & Fr Raymond Donnelly C.C. Enniskillen. Further details from Noeleen Keenan 0879828831.
Inter Church Prayer Group Meeting every Tuesday in the workhouse,Shercock Road. An opportunity to unite with other Christians in Prayer, praise and worship, with bible readings and sharing. 8pm – 9.15 pm, Tea afterwards . All welcome .
Clogher Don Oige- Assume Summer Camp. Week 1  11th-15th August . Week 2 18th-22nd August at Greenhill Centre Newcastle Co. Down. This is an adventure and faith 4 night residential Camp for 12-14yr olds. For more information contact 047-72784.
Procession of Our Lady of Fatima: Sunday 13th July at 3pm ; meeting at Bully’s Acre Donaghmoyne Road.
The Monaghan Charismatic Prayer Group are hosting a Healing Mass in Saint Louis Convent Chapel Monaghan Town on Monday 14th of July at 8pm. Celebrant is Fr John Keane from County Cork.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea,Co. Tipperary. Thursday 14th- Sunday 17th August. For young people aged 16-35. This festival has been nicknamed the “holy Oxygen” with over 1,000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.Contact 01 6753690 or from NI 07598876399. 
Mass of Healing and Hope in St Joseph’s Church on Thursday 17th July at 7.30pm. Celebrant Fr Jimmy Mc Philips. All welcome.
Carrickmacross Friends of Lough Derg Pioneer/Matt Talbot Pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 20th July. Departing from Shirley Arms Hotel at 8.00 sharp. Booking Essential, fare 20 Euro return. Proceeds in aid of Lough Derg Development Fund. Contact Jim 087 6734553 or Pauric on 087 2332215.
Christian Mindfulness Meditation 8th-10th  August. “Entering the cave of the Heart” Guided by Fr Richard Hendrick Capuchin Priest who has taught contemplative prayer for the past 20 years. Ards Friary Retreat & Conference Centre, Creeslough,Co Donegal.Contact 074 9138909.
Knock  Bus to Knock Sunday 27th July departs from the Shirley Arms Hotel at 7.50am. Contact 042 9669185 or 0429661901.
New Lyrical /Contempary Dance For boys and girls every Tuesday. Gymnastics will also run through July and August.Contact 0878319582.
Monaghans First ever Level 4 Fetac Award in Sports and Recreation. Blayney Blades moving on programme would like to extend an open invitation to the launch of this programme in the Iontas Centre Castleblayney on Tuesday 15th July at 7.30pm.
Gaelic Sunday TODAY Carrick Emmets GAA is holding a 10hr Gaelic Sunday in Emmet Park from 10am-8pm. Fun day of sport , music food and craic for all the family. Day ends with a mixed “All – Star” Football match featuring a selection of present and past players. Free half time draw. We hope that this day brings fun and laughter for all the family and help raise much needed funds to further develop the Donaghmoyne Road Training Complex. Contact Gordon 0876721520.
Head for the hills this Summer! The Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival 2014 will take place from 19th to 20th July in the Sperrins and 9th and 10th August in Killeter. The festivals will feature walks for all ages and abilities , family fun activities and short talks on the local  history of the region. Contact 00447775911198.
Monaghan Citizen’s Information Centre. Are you an older person and wondering if you are entitled to anything besides the State pension? Please Contact Carrickmacross Information Centre 0429663454 or Clones Library from Monday-Friday 10-1 & 2-4.30 on 04774708.
Interested in History and Heritage?
The Workhouse has a FÁS Community Employment (CE) Heritage position available from July.  Person must be over 25; able to work part-time (19½ hours per week), and receiving a Social Welfare payment for at least 1 year. Knowledge of computers essential. Basic weekly wage is 208 – can increase depending upon your circumstances. Please submit CVs to the Workhouse, Shercock Road, or
Annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend & Poetry Awards Friday 26th – Sun 28th September.
Ardee School of Music now enrolling for a 6 week summer term of Musical Rascals and Pre-instrumental Classes on 12 July. For More information contact Ruth on 0872967020.
Carrickmacross Lace Gallery will hold their AGM on Wednesday 23rd July at 8pm in the Lace Gallery.
Mannan Castle Juvenile Golf Club is holding their annual Juvenile Golf Academy starting Tuesday 22nd July to Friday 25th July, suitable for beginners and improvers. Lunch provided each day. Numbers are limited, clubs will be provided so if interested please contact club house on 042 9663308 or Sheila on 086 4141961.
Monaghan Institute Full time courses – apply now. New courses on offer starting in September, Further details contact 047-84900.
The Monaghan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) are having their annual clothes bling and cake sale on Friday 18th & Sat 19th July from 9.30am-5.30pm in the Diamond Monaghan Town. All money raised to aid our shelter and the animals we care for.
Youthreach Carrickmacross The students and staff of Carrickmacross Youthreach are holding a coffee morning in aid of SOSAD in the Youthreach centre in the Holy Family Hall Carrickmacross from 10.30am to 1pm on Tuesday 15th July 2014. There will also be a nail bar for any ladies wishing to get their nails done. Everyone welcome and donations very much appreciated.
Carrick Aces will hold their Annual Club 5km on Sunday Sept 14th. Training at the track for adults of all abilities & ages, every Thursday at 7.30pm. Beginners and improvers training programme available.
Monaghan Citizens Information Have you ever wondered what your rights are as a consumer, as a tenant, as a purchaser? Contact Monaghan Citizen’s Information Centre on 0761076230 or 042 9663454.
Carrickmacross Youth Information Service will host information evening on going to College & Education grants available.

Mass Intentions for the Week
Saturday 12th  July 10.00am........6.30 Vigil Mass Frank Jones, Church Street (50th year Anniversary). Kay O’Hanlon, Ardross Avenue. Bernadette Murphy, Ardross Avenue & deceased members of the Martin Family Parnell Street.
Sunday 13th  July 9.00am: :  Patrick & Annie Campbell & Dillen & Tom Downey & Cathy Cambpell & Oliver Downey. 10.30am Bernadette Murphy,Lurgans. Tom Cassidy Carrickmaclim & Mary & James Cassidy New York & Rose Anne Goodman Carrickmaclim.  12 noon: Gerry Maggs. Mullinary. Charley & Maisie  O’Reilly Rockdaniel Road. Patrick & Teresa Mc Nally , Nafferty.
Monday 14th July    10.00am: 7.30pm Thomas, Annie & Seamus Mc Namee, Lurgans.
Tuesday 15th July 10.00am: Private Intention.  No Evening Mass
Wednesday 16th July   10.00am: 7.30pm Peter, Josephine & Sean Kelly & deceased of Kelly Family Carga. 
Thursday 17th July 10.00am:   7.30pm Mass of Healing & Hope.
Friday 18th July 10.00am: 7.30pm Eileen & Jim O’Brien & deceased of the O’Brien & Marron Families, O’Neill Street. Eugene Duffy & deceased of Family Carrickmacross.
Saturday 19th July 10.00am: M.M Ailish Boylan, Cloughvalley. 6.30 Vigil Mass M.M Anna Mc Kitterick. Patrick & Mary Ann Gillan, Michael, Anna & Jim Gillan & Tom Mc Weeney, Emmett Street. James & Madge Mc Eneaney O’Neill Street.
Sunday 13th July 9.00am.. 10.30am:  Deceased of the Cumiskey Family, Corrinshigo. Ben Kelly, 43 St Macartan’s Villas. 12 Noon Kathleen & Patsy Dwyer & deceased of Family, Castleblayney Road.

Please pray for the recently deceased: Patricia Mc Nally, Castleblayney Road. Jimmy Hunt, Cloughvalley. Brian Ruddy, Carlingford, late of Coolderry Lower. Declan Markey, Dublin .