St. Joseph’s Church Carrickmacross

Deus Vobiscum...May God Be With You

November 2014
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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

Mass duties for December
Collectors: Vigil: Seamus Kelly, Jimmy Finnegan, Tom Mc Dermott,  9am: Francie Mc Givney, Brian Finnegan, Hugh Carroll. 10.30am: Phonsie Jackson, Peter Meehan, Patricia Duffy.12Noon: Oliver Swinburne, Jimmy Mc Mahon, Teresa Linden.
Weekday Readers:
Monday:        Ms. Anna Mc Cabe
Tuesday:       Kathleen Murtagh
Wednesday:  Pat Drury
Thursday:      Paddy Gallagher
Friday:           Peggy Swinburn
Saturday:      Seamus Kelly
Sunday Readers:
6.30pm:         Enda O’Carroll
9am:              James Boyle
10.30am:       Michael Mc Mahon
12 Noon:        To be announced

Parents of First Communion and Confirmation:
Dr Tony Hanna will speak to parents of First Communion and Confirmation children in the Nuremore Hotel on Tuesday 25th November at 7.30pm. Tony Hanna is employed by the Diocese of Armagh and works in Dundalk as Director of the Office of pastoral renewal and family ministry.
Remembrance Ceremony for Our Dead will take place TODAY  Sunday 23rd November in St Josephs Church at 5.00pm. In addition to the candle lit in memory of those who died this year in the Parish, a basket will be placed in front of the the Altar, in which you may place a flower in memory of those who died from outside the Parish.
Blessed Sacrament chapel will be closed on Monday 24th November from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Tax Relief Scheme ( Enduring Certificate)
Today you have received an enduring certificate from the Parish finance commitee.
This form when completed allows the Parish to reclaim tax. We invite all who pay tax (P.A.Y.E or self assessed) and contribute through the weekly envelope to complete this form. Completed forms will be collected next weekend  or can be left in the Parish Office.
If you require any assistance, please contact Parish Office.
Your support with this is much appreciated and is of great help to our Parish.

C.A.R.A Meeting will be held on the 24th November from 2-4 and it is our remembrance service for our deceased members in the Day Care Centre.
Friends of Lough Derg are having a table quiz in Callans the Bridge on Friday 28th at 9.30pm.
Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Pope Paul V1: Recently beatified by Pope Francis, led by Fr Gerry Mac Cormack to the picturesque town of Bellagio at Hotel Splendide on Lake Como, the largest of the Italian lakes. From 24th -31st August 2015. Early booking offer of 995 Euro plus taxes, inclusive of Flights, accommodation, meals and trips when booked by December 1st. Booking with MAP Travel. For further details contact 018783111.
Monaghan Gospel Choir: Celebrate Life with Monaghan Gospel Choir. We have organised a special Mass to be held in St.Louis Convent Chapel on Sunday Evening 30th November at 7pm. This celebration is for anyone who has been touched directly or indirectly by Cancer in their life.
Carols by Candlelight: St Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross invite you to an evening of Carols by Candlelight on Wednesday 17th December at 7.30pm. A suggested donation for the night of 5 Euro can be paid at the door and all proceeds from the evening will be divided between the St. Vincent De Paul Society and a school in Ghana that is run by St. Louis Sisters and is in need of support. We appreciate all your support and look forward to seeing you all on this special evening.
Carrickmacross Christmas Market will run from the 27th -30th November. Lots for all the family. If you have a product or Christmas gift to sell, why not consider taking a stand. Application forms are available from insurance on Main Street. More information on
Big Brother Sister Programme is currently looking for adult volunteers. Volunteers are matched with a young person with similar interest and hobbies and meet once a week for a year. All volunteers are fully trained and supported. By becoming a volunteer, you could make a huge impact on a young person’s life. For more information contact Breda on 0860200995.
Voices for Youth: Youth Work Ireland is launching a new Youth Participation group “Voices 4 Youth” in the Carrickmacross area. Voices 4 Youth, through discussions, activities and group work, will encourage young people to have an active say in what issues and topics they feel need to be addressed in their local community. If interested, please contact Youth Work Ireland on 0879057598.
Anam Cara is holding a bereavement Information evening on Wednesday 26th of November 2014 from 19.30 to 21.30 in the County Armagh Golf Club. The guest speaker for the evening is Peter Hanlon and the topic of the evening is “A Parent’s Grief and loss”. All Anam Cara Services are available free of charge to bereaved parents. For Further information please call on 0035314045378.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is delighted to announce that they are introducing a Dementia Adviser Service. The Dementia Adviser will work with people with dementia and their families. There is no charge for this confidential service to people living with dementia and their families. Maeve Montgomery will be the Dementia Adviser assigned to counties Monaghan and Cavan. Referrals can be made by phone or email on 087 7489258 or email
Corduff Pipe Band will hold their annual fund raising table quiz on Friday 28th November in the Mountain Dew, Corduff at 9.30pm . Table of four 20 Euro. All welcome.
An Lochrann Linn Band Christmas Concert will take place on Sunday Dec 7 in the Shirley Arms. Doors open at 7pm. Performance by the band and many local artists.  Admission - Adult €10, Children - €5. Please come and support!
P.T.A.A AGM will take place on Monday 25th November at 8pm in Teach Ui Bhriain . All pioneers are invited to come along. The presentation of Gold and silver pins will take place on Friday 5th December after 7.30pm Mass. For further information please contact Ann on 0879309589.

Mass Intentions for the Week
Saturday 22nd   November 10.00am : 6.30pm Paddy Mc Geough, St Macartan’s Villas, (1st Anniversary) and Eileen Quigley, Farney Street. Peter and Christina Reegan. Brendan and Owen Winters and the Winters and Lenehan families.
Sunday 23rd   November : 9.00am  10.30am: Michael and Sally Sheirdan, Ballybay Road. Paddy Daly, Magheross. 12Noon: Harry Conway, Main Street. Pat Collins, Drumconrath Road. 5pm: Remembrance Ceremony for our Dead.
Monday 24th   November 10.00am: Novena Mass  7.30pm: Annie Rooney, Connecticut USA and Killanny.
Tuesday 25th    November 10.00am: Novena Mass
Wednesday 26th   November 10.00am: Novena Mass 7.30pm:
Thursday 27th  November 10.00am: Novena Mass
Friday 28th  November 10.00am: Novena Mass  7.30pm: Patsy Mc Mahon, Dundalk Road.
Saturday 29th November 10.00am: M.M Helena Montgomery, Ardee. 11.00am M.M  Patrick Ross and Patsy Ross, Mullinary, Carrickmacross. 6.30 Vigil Mass: James and Mary Duffy.
Sunday 30th  November 9.00am 10.30am: Seamus Brady, Longfield and deceased family members.
12 Noon: M.M Micheal G O’Brien, Magheross.
Recently Deceased: Teresa Murray, Shercock. Frances Finnegan, Colorado, USA. Owen Martin, Florida. Brian O’Neill ,Omeath. Peadar Lynch, Castleblayney Road.