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Ardcath Church - Parish of Ardcath/Clonalvy/Curraha

Parish Priest : Fr Philip Gaffney P.P.
Phone : Land line 01-8350136, Mobile 087 9258305.
Email Address :
Mass Times : Ardcath Saturday Vigil Mass 7.30pm
Clonalvy, St John The Baptist Sunday Mass 10am
Curraha, St Andrews Sunday Mass 11.30am




Sunday 8th August 2010

Weekend Mass Schedule: Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am and Curraha 11.30am.

Daily Mass Schedule: Ardcath Tues/Wed/Fri 9.30am Curraha Mon & Fri 8.00pm and Thursday 9.30am.

Confessions: before the Masses on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

Please pray for Ben White who was buried on Monday and Liam McLoughlin Bodeen who was buried on Saturday. May God grant them eternal rest.

Congratulations to Raicheal & Katie Dunican who received the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend in Ardcath church. Congratulations also to Manus O’Cinneíde who received the Sacrament of Baptism in Ardcath Church yesterday. May God love and protect them always.

Congratulations to Jim & Chris Green Cloghertown who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last weekend.

We welcome Fr Phillibert a Spiritan Priest from Ghana who will be working in our Parishes for the Month of August. We hope that he will enjoy his time with us.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 14th August Maire McKenna
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 15th August Tom Bowler
Sunday Curraha 11.30pm 15th August Caroline Webb

Readers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 14th August Patricia Fox & Liz Gough
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 15th August Chris Green
Sunday Curraha 11.30am 15th August Michael Weldon

Plate Collection 1st August Ardcath & Clonalvy €430 Envelopes €205 Offerings €140
Curraha €366 Envelopes €200 Offerings €165

8th of August Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm James & Mary Grehan.
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am James & Mary Murray & daughters Bif & Sheila & deceased members of the Murray & Rogers Family.
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Gerry Oates 1st Anniversary and Margaret Boland 2nd Anniversary.

15th August The Assumption of Our Lady:

Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Patrick & Julia Gough and Eugene & Mary O’Sullivan
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am No Intention
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Paddy Harrington & Charlie Smith

Monday 9th: 8.00pm Elizabeth & Michael Weldon.
Tuesday 10th 9.30am Special Intention.
Wednesday 11th 9.30am Special Intention.
Thursday 12th 9.30am Special Intention.
Friday 13th Friday 9.30am & 8pm Special Intention

'Following the success of Ardcath Festival 2009, there will be a meeting on Wednesday 11th August in Ardcath Church at 8:30pm to discuss and start organising for Ardcath Festival 2010, all are welcome.

National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock, Knock Shrine 14-22 August 2010. Twice daily Afternoon 3.00pm, Evening 8.30pm. Theme “ The Path to Repentance, Healing and Renewal”

A new day care service for people with intellectual disability is opening in Duleek in November 2010. This will be run by the Talbot group. East Meath Families and Friends (a parents support group, eastmeathfamiliesandfriends.ie) are hosting a presentation by the Talbot group, in the Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda, at 8.00p.m. on Thursday 29th July. Parents and families are invited to attend.

Clonmacnoise Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th August 2010. For young people age 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet many new friends. For more information contact 086-3025442 or 01 6753690 or check our website: www.youth2000.ie Inspiring talks / Live music / Workshops /Free buses / Bring a sleeping bag Catholic youth event: 16–35 yrs Donation only / www.youth2000.ie

Co Meath VEC is delighted to offer new full time training opportunity for Jobseekers. Funded under the 2010 Labour Market Activation Fund, the SIT SMART programme provides a unique opportunity to upskill in the areas of IT and Life Sciences through a comprehensive programme of learning and career development supports. For further information please view our website - www.meathvec.ie (Latest News), email: sitsmart@meathvec.ie or contact us at 087 953 9357.

FARM CAMP, Batterstown: Staffed by primary school teachers. The Daly Family of Tolka River Farm, Batterstown Co. Meath are running a FARM CAMP for 2 weeks in August. Be a Nature Detective, Feed the Animals their breakfast and lunch, from Farm to Fork - learn where ice-cream comes from, Arts & Crafts, learn how to build a dam and camp fire, Sports & Traditional Games. Lots of indoor activities for Rainy Days. Camp 1: 3-6 Aug. Camp 2: 10-13 Aug. Time 10am-2pm. Subject to demand buses can be organised from Ratoath. Tolka River Farm, Red Road, Batterstown, Co. Meath. Email: tolkariverfarm@gmail.com , Tel 087 0977413.

Meath Partnership is offering courses in Eco-Tourism and E-business, and Wood Energy and Biomass Training for jobseekers in Meath. These training opportunities are aimed at people who have been unemployed for three months or more, are in receipt of jobseekers benefits, and will favour people who were previously employed in declining industries such as construction, retail and manufacturing within the county. The courses are free of charge, will commence in September 2010 and will run for approximately 20 weeks. Course application forms and further information is attached. If you would like further information, please call Sarah Land in Meath Partnership on 046 928 0790 or see: www.meathpartnership.ie

Windfall result St Vincent’s & Cloghertown Utd 1-8-10 Jackpot €6,100.00 Not won. Numbers drawn were 15-25-32. 2 x €20 winners were Pat Caffrey & K Gough.. Next weeks jackpot will be €6,250.

Curraha GAA Club results 2.8.10 Jackpot €10000.00. No winner. Numbers drawn were 1-12-16-23. 5 x €30 winners were Declan Woods x 2. Ciaran McLarnon. Roisin McLarnon. Mick Cleary. The jackpot will remain at €10,000 and will take place in the Snail Box on the 9.08.10.



Sunday 1st August 2010

Weekend Mass Schedule: Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am and Curraha 11.30am.

Daily Mass Schedule: Ardcath Tues/Wed/Fri 9.30am Curraha Mon & Fri 8.00pm and Thursday 9.30am.

Confessions: before the Masses on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

Please pray for Seamus Dardis Crossmacole brother of Una Dowling Ardcath who died during the week. May he rest in peace.

Congratulations to Fionn Jones who received the Sacrament of Baptism last weekend in Ardcath church. May God love and protect him always.

Congratulations to Suzanne Tiernan & David Nugent who were married in Clonalvy Church on Thursday and to Marie Molloy and David Leech who were married in Ardcath Church on Friday. May the Lord bless them with a long and happy life together.

Baptismal Team. Meeting in Curraha Parish Centre on Tuesday evening at 7.00pm for couples preparing for the baptism of their child.

Next Friday August 6th is the First Friday of the month. The sick and housebound will be visited in their homes. Masses on Friday will be offered for all those on the Parish List of the Dead.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 7th August Geraldine Kearns
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 8th August Margaret Andrews
Sunday Curraha 11.30pm 8th August Paul Kelly

Readers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 7th August Bernie Arnold & Máire McKenna
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 8th August Kevin Geoghegan
Sunday Curraha 11.30am 8th August Joan Phelan

Plate Collection 25th July Ardcath & Clonalvy €393 Envelopes €155 Offerings €50
Curraha €366 Envelopes €300 Offerings €30

1st August Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Patrick Tallon & Dec O’Mahoney & Tallon Family.
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Catrióna McCabe & Eamon O’Reilly Ford of Fines.
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Kevin Morgan. Helen & Owen Brady

8th of August Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm James & Mary Grehan
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am James & Mary Murray & daughters Bif & Sheila and deceased members of the Murray & Rogers Family.
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Gerry Oates 1st Anniv and Margaret Boland 2nd Anniversary.

Monday 2nd 8.00pm Special Intention.
Tuesday 3rd 9.30am Special Intention.
Wednesday 4th 9.30am Special Intention.
Thursday 5th 9.30am Special Intention.
Friday 6th First Friday 9.30am & 8pm Parish List of the Dead

Following the success of Ardcath Festival 2009, there will be a meeting on Wednesday 4th August in Ardcath Church at 8:30pm to discuss and start organising for Ardcath Festival 2010, all are welcome.

Ardcath Macra na Feirme. A very special thank you to Ardcath Macra na Feirme who provided refreshments for the parishioners last Saturday night after 7.30pm Mass. It was part of the “Know Your Neighbour” initiative which was hosted by Macra na Feime.

National Public Novena in honour of Our Lady of Knock, Knock Shrine 14-22 August 2010. Twice daily Afternoon 3.00pm, Evening 8.30pm. Theme “The Path to Repentance, Healing and Renewal”

FARM CAMP, Batterstown: Staffed by primary school teachers. The Daly Family of Tolka River Farm, Batterstown Co. Meath are running a FARM CAMP for 2 weeks in August. Be a Nature Detective, Feed the Animals their breakfast and lunch, from Farm to Fork - learn where ice-cream comes from, Arts & Crafts, learn how to build a dam and camp fire, Sports & Traditional Games. Lots of indoor activities for Rainy Days. Camp 1: 3-6 Aug. Camp 2: 10-13 Aug. Time 10am-2pm. Subject to demand buses can be organised from Ratoath. Tolka River Farm, Red Road, Batterstown, Co. Meath. Email: tolkariverfarm@gmail.com , Tel 087 0977413.

Windfall result St Vincent’s & Cloghertown Utd 25.07.10 Jackpot €5,950.00 Not won. Numbers drawn were 3-7-15. 2 x €20 winners were Monica Kavanagh & Willie Tuite. Next weeks jackpot will be €6,100.

Curraha GAA Club results 26.7.10 Jackpot €10000.00. No winner. Numbers drawn were 1-2-8-22 3 x €30 winners were Roy Plunkett, Marion Cunningham & Aodha MacDomhnall The jackpot will remain at €10,000 and will take place in the Becks on the 2.08.10.



Sunday 25th July 2010

Weekend Mass Schedule: Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am and Curraha 11.30am.

Daily Mass Schedule: Ardcath Tues/Wed/Fri 9.30am Curraha Mon & Fri 8.00pm and Thursday 9.30am.

Confessions: before the Masses on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 31st July Michael Fox
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 1st August John Andrews
Sunday Curraha 11.30pm 1st August Eleanor Laffey

Readers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 31st July Joan Caffrey & Andy Cromwell
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 1st August Chris Greene
Sunday Curraha 11.30am 1st August Maureen Mooney

Plate Collection 18th July Ardcath & Clonalvy €370 Envelopes €70 Offerings €0
Curraha €375 Envelopes €67 Offerings €140

July 25th Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Jimmy Gough Birthday remembrance.
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Raymond & Lynn Domegan. John, Hilda & Michael Adams.
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Bridie Gargan William & Eithne McDermott.


1st August Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Patrick Tallon & Dec O’Mahoney & Tallon Family.
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Catrióna McCabe.
Sunday Curraha 11.00am Kevin Morgan. Helen & Owen Brady.

Monday 26th 8.00pm Special Intention.
Tuesday 27th 9.30am Special Intention.
Wednesday 28th 9.30am Special Intention.
Thursday 29th July 9.30am Special Intention.
Friday 30th 9.30am Special Intention No 8.00pm Mass.


Road Safety Prayer

Loving Father,
Thank you for your most precious gift of life.
Send your blessing on all who use the roads today,
whether driving, riding or walking,
that they may be kept safe from harm.
Give all road users a sense of responsibility toward others;
that they may at all time’s show care,
courtesy and consideration for others.
Bless, also, those who are called upon to deal with the aftermath of accidents,
including the police, fire brigade and paramedics,
that they may have the strength to cope.
Be with the relatives and friends of all victims of road accidents;
comfort and strengthen them to face the future.
Guide me, that I may do nothing to cause harm to anyone else or myself.
Keep me, and all those I love, safe in all our journeying.
We ask these things through your Son, our Saviour,
Jesus Christ. Amen.


Windfall result St Vincent’s & Cloghertown Utd 18.07.10 Jackpot €5,800.00 Not won. Numbers drawn were 15-35-36. 2 x €20 winners were Amy Byrne & Patrick Jackson. Next weeks jackpot will be €5,950.

Cloghertown United Presentation Day on Sunday at 3.00pm followed by live music in Donnellys Cloghertown. Free BBQ on the day. The Butch O’Connor Cup match will take place at 1.30pm.

Curraha GAA Club results 19.7.10 Jackpot €10000.00. No winner. Numbers drawn were 2-7-11-21 7 x €30 winners were Belinda Coyne, Breda Hanley, Cecelia Weldon, Walter Cleary, Jeff McNabb, Sean Reilly & J&J. The jackpot will remain at €10,000 and will take place in Swans on the 26.07.10.



Sunday 18th July 2010

Weekend Mass Schedule: Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am and Curraha 11.30am.

Daily Mass Schedule: Ardcath Tues/Wed/Fri 9.30am Curraha Mon & Fri 8.00pm and Thursday 9.30am.

Confessions: before the Masses on the First Friday of each month or by appointment.

Meath Pilgrimage to Lourdes church gate collection Ardcath/Clonalvy €282.00, Curraha €221 Many thanks to all who contributed.

Eucharistic Ministers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 24th July Patricia Collins
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 25th July Aoife McElvaney
Sunday Curraha 11.30pm 25th July Frances Duffy

Readers:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm 24th July Caitriona Corry & Willie Tuite
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am 25th July Kevin Geoghegan
Sunday Curraha 11.30am 25th July Mary Carey

Plate Collection 11th July Ardcath & Clonalvy €481 Envelopes €630 Offerings €410
Curraha €310 Envelopes €261 Offerings €152

July 18th Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm Carmel Russell 1st Anniversary and her husband. Paddy also Parents, & Brothers of Carmel.
Sunday Clonalvy 8.30am Nellie & Watty Reilly
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Gemma Smith, Charlie Smith and Eoghan Cranley. Florence Galvin & Dec members of Toole Family.

July 25th Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Vigil Mass Ardcath 7.30pm No Intention
Sunday Clonalvy 10.00am Raymond & Lynn Domegan. John, Hilda & Michael Adams
Sunday Curraha 11.30am Bridie Gargan William & Eithne McDermott.

Monday 19th 8.00pm Jeanette Bourke.
Tuesday 20th 9.30am Special Intention.
Wednesday 21st 9.30am Special Intention.
Thursday 22nd July 9.30am Special Intention.
Friday 23rd 9.30am Special Intention 8.00pm Special Intention.

Clonmacnoise Youth 2000 Summer Festival: Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Clonmacnois, Co Offaly, Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th August 2010. For young people age 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet many new friends. For more information contact 086-3025442 or 01 6753690 or check our website: www.youth2000.ie Inspiring talks / Live music / Workshops /Free buses / Bring a sleeping bag Catholic youth event: 16–35 yrs Donation only / www.youth2000.ie


Ordination to the Priesthood. Visitors from several continents joined parishioners in Kilcloon and Batterstown to celebrate the ordination of Fr Stephen Kelly. The ceremony took place in the local parish church last Sunday afternoon (11 July), celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith. Among those taking part in the ceremony were Bishop Paul Walsh from New York and priests from Ghana, Ethiopia, Croatia and Thailand, as well as students from Rome, where Fr Stephen has studied for the past 6 years. The ordination was a very special occasion for the young priest’s parents Noel and Helen Kelly and his sister Clare. Fr Stephen was a pupil at Rathregan National School and Dunboyne College, before completing his studies at UCD and the Gregorian University in Rome.

Complimenting the parish choir and all the members of the ordination committee, Bishop Smith recognised that the ordination carried particular significance for local parish priest, Fr Gerry Rice, who recently recovered from illness and has looked forward to the ordination of his young parishioner. Priests who have previously served in Kilcloon-Batterstown parish also joined in the celebrations, including golden jubilarian Fr Gerry Stanley, Fr John Brogan, Fr Oliver Skelly and Fr Michael Cahill.

Bishop Smith introduced the ordination ceremony by welcoming Stephen and outlining the steps he has taken to date. “Today we gather with Stephen”, the Bishop said “who following his education in the parish and in the new secondary school in Dunboyne, graduated from UCD. It was then that he made his decision to follow the path of priesthood, residing at the Irish College in Rome. These are the simple facts but they hide a deeper inner journey, extending over several years, of reflection, prayer and discernment as Stephen sought to answer the call to priesthood.

At this moment, Stephen is seated with his family and among the community. It is a simple gesture but it reflects that his vocation comes from the faith of his family and community. As Pope Benedict said recently, a new priest says “yes” to God’s will. Saying “yes” to God takes nothing away from his own life but helps him to enter more deeply into the truth of his being and the ministry which he begins. Saying "yes" takes courage and generosity, as Stephen has shown, but it is a positive and powerful choice which gives meaning and purpose to life.”

Bishop Smith offered a special word of thanks to Helen and Noel Kelly. He asked the parishioners to keep Stephen in their prayers. “He is ordained for service in our diocese”, he said “but he is drawn from among you and there is a special obligation on you to accompany him in your prayers. No one leaves one’s personality or limitations behind when ordained and the prayerful support of family, friends and the community remains an integral part of the new priest’s life.

Fr Stephen celebrated his First Mass in Batterstown Church on Monday evening at 7:00pm after which a parish social was hosted by the Ordination Committee in Blackhall Gael's Clubhouse.

Windfall result St Vincent’s & Cloghertown Utd 11.07.10 Jackpot €5,650.00 Not won. Numbers drawn were 21-23-28. 2 x €20 winners were Peter Mallon & Kieran O’Brien. Next weeks jackpot will be €5,800.

Cloghertown United FAI Summer Soccer Camp will commence on Monday morning next in Masterson Park at 9.45am. Ages 6–14years. Cost €99 per child. FAI coaches will be there all week participating in these sessions.

Curraha GAA Club results 11.7.10 Jackpot €10000.00. No winner. Numbers drawn were 11-14-18-20 3 x €30 winners were Marj Hesssion, Noel Canavan and Tom Flanagan. Next weeks jackpot will remain at €10,000 and will take place in the Snail Box on the 19.07.10.

World Youth Day 2011 for young adults (18-35) will take place next year in Madrid. The preparations begin now. If you are interested in being part of the Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to this International Catholic Youth event check out www.dioceseofmeath.ie/youth for more info. During these summer weeks we welcome the many Spanish students who join our parishes as they learn English and enjoy our Irish hospitality. La bienvenida, esperamos que disfrute de su estancia