24 September 2010

mass intentions for the week ahead 26th September 2010

Saturday 25th September
Vigil Mass   7.30 pm Terry Lyons and deceased members
                                 of the family and Anna Nestor

Sunday 26th September
9.30 am  Aidan Rafferty.  Deceased members of  the
                                           Higgins and Trill families.
11 am  Michael Kelly and deceased members of
                                  Kelly and Lynskey families.
12.15 pm Michael Costello and Lily and Bernie
        Shaughnessy and deceased members of family.
6.30 pm  Gary Dillon and  deceased members of the
                      Costello and Hoare families.

Monday 27th September
10 am  Special Intention
Tuesday 28th September
10 am   For all the Sick
Wednesday 28th September
10am  Edmond and Bridie Kyne
Thursday 29th September
10am  Esther Tierney
Friday 30th September
10am  Free intention

Saturday 2nd October
Vigil Mass    7.30 pm Paddy, Doreen and Lynda Dunne and
                                  Frank Malone.  Joseph McGuckian
Sunday 3rd October
9.30 am     Free Intention
11am         Mick Horan and Elizabeth Gahan Hassell
12.15 pm  Joseph, Una and Leo Smyth and Bartley Fahy.
6.30 pm    Michael Larkin and Michael and Bridget Mongan.

18 September 2010

Delia Hynes, R.I.P.

Your prayers are asked today for the repose of the soul of Delia Hynes, 24 Ashe Road. Delia's remains will be reposing at Conneely's Funeral Home on Monday, September 20th, from 5 to 7, when they will be removed to our church. Her Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 12 Noon, and the burial will be in Mount St. Joseph, Rahoon Cemetery.

'Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes,

Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life and death, O Lord, abide with me'.

Newsletter, September 19th, 2010.

Mass intentions for the week ahead, 19th September 2010

Saturday 18th September
11.00 am Paula Collins Burke (Months Mind Mass)

Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Matthew Kyne and Teresa Cubbard

Sunday 19th September
9.30 am Free intention
11 am William Creane and Fred Hanley and deceased
members of the family.
12.15 pm Frank Duffy and John Miller
6.30 pm Bridie Joyce and Peter O'Brien and his
daughter Carmel McNulty.

Monday 20th September
10 am Michael Kerrigan
Tuesday 21st September
10 am For all the Sick
Wednesday 22nd September
10 am Michael, Thomas and Mary Griffin
Thursday 23rd September
10 am Biddy Ward and living and deceased members
of Ward and Mongan families.
Friday 24th September
10 am Mary and Paddy O'Flaherty

Saturday 25th September
Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Terry Lyons and deceased members of the family.

Sunday 26th September
9.30 am Aidan Rafferty and deceased members of Trill family.
11am Michael Kelly and deceased members of the
Kelly and Lynskey families.
12.15 pm Michael Costello and Lily & Bernie Shaughnessy
and deceased members of the family.
6.30 pm. Gary Dillon and deceased members of Costello
and Hoare families.

Apostolic Work Apostolic Exhibition.
The Apostolic Work Association will hold its annual exhibition of work for the missions on Sunday, October 17th in the assembly hall, Scoil Íde, Ard na Mara, Salthill from 10 to 5 PM. Bishop Drennan has been invited to open the exhibition at 3 PM. Missionaries will speak of their work and hopes for the future. There will be a sale of work, cakes, raffles and children’s art competition.

Galway says NO to Health Cuts Slow Protest Walk.
The people of Galway are invited to participate in a slow walk on Saturday 25th September to protect our local public hospitals and health care services. Patients, carers, healthcare workers and the general public are asked to assemble at 2pm at Galway Cathedral to march together to Galway University Hospital for a short rally to inform the people of Galway of the crisis affecting our health service, that we desperately need to protect to meet the needs of our sick and elderly.

This event has been organised by the community group "Galway says NO to Health Cuts" and we hope that you will support this worthy cause.

Winter 2010 courses for choirs.
Association of Irish Choirs is this winter running a number of courses including:
Sight Singing at Trinity College Music Department for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels commencing 9 October 2010
Sight Singing at Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork commencing 9 October 2010 in association with Cork School of Music
Vocal production course at Leinster School of Music and Drama, Griffith College, Dublin 8 commencing on 16th October in association with the Leinster School of Music and Drama.

For further information, see our website www.aoic.ie or contact our office on 061/234823/202715 or email: aoic at ul.ie

Juvenile Arthritis….. Kids get arthritis too.
Help children and young people living with arthritis by selling JAsper Pins to your friends, family and community during October on behalf of Arthritis Ireland.
This campaign will raise much needed funds to help children and young people with arthritis in Ireland lead independent and fulfilling childhoods.
To order your JAsper pins now: Call Louise on 01 6470209 or email: fundraising at arthritisireland.ie.

N.B The webmaster has placed these pins in Newsweek, Westside Shopping Centre; PLEASE BUY ONE WHEN YOU SHOP THERE!

‘’The Gift’’ Concert.
"The Gift" is the name of the concert, which is an hour-long gospel interpretation of the nativity written by Graham Kendrick with a specially convened specially convened community gospel choir.
Concerts will be held in aid of local charities Christmas week. Invitations to mums and daughters, fathers and sons, indeed whole families; newly married couples, school children and city people from all walks of life and from all parts of Galway.
Ages from 7 to 80+ No audition All welcome
Last year we had 130 singers ~ looking to do the same again and invite even more people to get involved.
First rehearsal October 10th @ 2:30 pm - 4:30pm In the Jesuit church on Sea Rd.
keara1980 at gmail.com 0r 087-9007003

Kids Corner with Cian and Bella.

Luke 16:1-13 • Money, Money, Money

Bella: Hi Cian, how you?
Cian: Cool, just thinking about making my Confirmation this year.
Bella: Yeah, it will be great! My sis made hers and guess how much money she ended up with? Only 500 Euro!
Cian: Whoa! That’s amazing, can’t wait ... what will I buy for myself? Well a new jersey, then a bike, new boots, premier league ball, and, and ...
Bella: Hey Cian, you’re totally getting carried away with yourself. We are talking about our Confirmation not the Lotto! Think about it Ciano, the mon will be fun but we really need to focus on the sacrament and how it confirms everything that we have lived so far as Christians, it’s a really big deal y’know.
Cian: Sorry Bella, what am I at? I need to cop on and really think about the Gospel this Sunday. It is about the very same thing.
Bella: I know! I just heard it at Mass and that is why I reacted so quickly to you!!

Try to give up one opportunity to buy something for yourself this week and give the money to Trócaire instead.


Find the Balance Dare to Dream, Parish Alcohol Initiative.

Parish Alcohol Initiative.

Parish Alcohol Initiative encourages parents to seek alternative ways to celebrate Junior Certificate results.

The Irish Bishops’ Drugs and Alcohol Initiative (IBDI) is calling on parents to assist their children to find new and healthy ways to celebrate their Junior Certificate results this week as an alternative to drinking alcohol.

John Taaffe Coordinator of the IBDI, said “The publication of Junior Certificate results this week marks a significant milestone in the lives of many young people who have completed many years of hard work. Teachers, parents and extended families deserve great credit for their support and guidance to young people over this period and they can rightly share in their success.

“The results also provide an opportune time for parents to educate their young people on alcohol and how easily it can adversely affect their lives. Stories and images of alcohol excess, which mar the annual publication of the results, can be prevented if a responsible attitude toward the dangers of alcohol has already been instilled in our young people.

“Parents are the first educators of their children. Celebrations of milestones in the lives of children are special and memorable events but they need not always involve alcohol. To parents who feel powerless when it comes to their children’s attitude and relationship with alcohol I strongly urge them to avail of existing resources and supports aimed at young people which encourage a healthy attitude towards their own wellbeing and which highlight the effect of alcohol and other drugs.

“We know that peer pressure has a huge impact on the decisions made by young people concerning drugs and alcohol. However young people are as influenced by what their parents do and say in relation to alcohol as they are by their peers. It is vitally important for parents to discuss the issue of alcohol with their children and to offer them alternatives.”

Ms Patricia Conway Chairperson of the Initiative concluded “As we congratulate the Junior Certificate class of 2010, I ask parents to talk to their young people about alcohol, related peer pressure and alternative ways to celebrate this important success in your child’s life.”

14 September 2010

Mary Violet Brodie, R.I.P.

Your prayers are asked today for the repose of the soul of Mary, also known as Violet Brodie, 11 Manor Drive, Kingston and formerly of Crusheen, Co. Clare. Reposing at her home tomorrow Wednesday from 4 until 7. Removal on Thursday for our church for Funeral Mass at 11. Funeral afterwards to Kilraghtis cemetery, Barefield, Co. Clare to arrive at 1.30 approximately. House private on Thursday morning and family flowers only, by request.

'Come as you are, that's how I want you.
Come as you are, feel quite at home.
Close to my heart, loved and forgiven;
Come as you are, why stand alone.'

13 September 2010

Michael Hosty, R.I.P.

Your prayers are asked today for the repose of the soul of Michael J. Hosty of 32 Cruachan Park, Rahoon, Galway

formerly of Logboy, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo; in loving care at the Galway Hospice; Michael J. dearly beloved husband of Jean and much loved father of John and Mary. Sadly missed by his wife, son and daughter, son-in-law Alan, adored grandchildren Róisín, Aisling, Shane and Patrick, sisters Maureen, Kitty and Delia, brothers-in-law Bill, John, Mike and John, sisters-in-law Sheila, Cathy, Bridget and Veronica, ‘Aunties’ Julia and Kitty, relatives and friends. Reposing at home on Tuesday from 5p.m. with Removal at 7p.m. to our church. Funeral after 11 a.m. Mass on Wednesday to Mount St. Joseph, Rahoon cemetery. Donations in memory of Michael to the Galway Hospice. Family flowers only. May He Rest In Peace.

Also, please pray for the repose of the souls of the following recently deceased:
*Phelim O'Neill, 25 Newcastle Park, Funeral on Wednesday in The Cathedral.
*Fr. Kevin Longworth, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow, a regular visitor to us in the Sacred Heart, the brother of Tilda O'Meara, 8 Sylvan Drive, Fairlands Park.
*John 'Doc' Grealish, Waterlane, the brother of Michael Grealish, 302 Corrib Park.
*Kitty O'Sulivan, Distillery Road.

*Paula Burke Collins, Friars Hill, for whom a Month's Mind Mass will be offered in our church on   Saturday at 11.

'Friends may depart from me,Night may come down,
Clouds of adversity
Darken and frown:
Still through my tears I'll see
Hope gently leading me,
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee'.

11 September 2010

Newsletter, September 12th, Cemetery Sunday, 2010.






Mass intentions for the week ahead, 12th September 2010

Saturday 11th September

Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Kathleen Fitzmaurice and Marie Golding

Sunday 12th September

9.30 am Free intention

11 am Teresa and Michael Lynch and Statia Grehan.

12.15 pm Denis O'Brien and Ronan Duignan

3 pm Mass in Rahoon Cemetery (Cemetery Sunday)

6.30 pm Christy Morkan, Patrick, Josephine Corbett

and Tom Mongan.

Monday 13th September

10 am Tom, Margaret and John Conneely and Nora Keady.

Eamon Griffin.

Tuesday 14th September

10 am For all the Sick.

Wednesday 15th September

10 am Bridie Whelan.

6pm - 8pm Indian Community Mass


7:30 Parent’s Meeting, First Communion Programme

Church Tea Room

Thursday 16th September

10 am Michael and Maisie Sherlock and Richard Cazabon.

Friday 17th September

10 am Tilly & Johnny Jennings

Saturday 18th September

11 am Paula Collins Burke (Months Mind Mass)

Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Matthew Kyne and Teresa Cubbard

Sunday 19th September

9.30 am Free intention

11 am William Creane and Fred Hanley and deceased

members of the family.

12.15 pm Frank Duffy and John Miller

6.30 pm Bridie Joyce and Peter O'Brien and his daughter

Carmel McNulty.

Latin Mass News.

The fourth monthly mass in the Extraordinary Form will take place in St. Patrick’s Army Church, Renmore on Sunday, September 19th at 3pm.

John Heneghan Latin Mass Society of Ireland 086- 8530810


Day for Life 2010 on the meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying

• Special feature on:


• Day for Life Mass to be broadcast by RTÉ 1 from Ballina, Co Mayo

The Catholic Church in Ireland will celebrate the Day for Life 2010 on Sunday 3 October. The theme for this year’s Day for Life is the meaning of Christian death and care for those who are dying – Lord for your faithful people, life is changed, not ended.

Speaking about this year’s theme in a special video interview Bishop Fleming, Bishop of Killala and the Bishops’ Conference Day for Life delegate said: “The Day for Life celebrates life as given to us by God. This year’s theme talks about life and gives us a very rich view of the Catholic position of life, namely that no matter how long or how short life is and no matter what condition it is lived in, life has a value because it is given to us by God.”

Bishop Fleming’s interview in available as part of a special feature which is now available on the Catholic Bishops’ website –


This special feature includes:

Video interview with Bishop John Fleming

A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops’ on this year’s Day for Life theme, which is available to download in English, Irish and Polish. This pastoral is being circulated to parishes around the country and will be available on Sunday 3 October

Video interview with Marie Gribbons, a chaplain at St Francis Hospice in Raheny who talks about what it’s like to care for those who are dying

Parish Newsletter Resources for use on the two Sundays preceding Day for Life and for Day for Life itself

A video reflection with music and text which was filmed at St Francis Hospice in Raheny

Background information on Day for Life which has been celebrated in Ireland since 2001

Information on the special Day for Life Mass

RTÉ 1 television will broadcast a special Day for Life Mass from St Patrick’s Cathedral in Ballina, Co Mayo at 11.15am. The Celebrant will be Bishop John Fleming.

Publication of Pope Benedict XVI's Message for the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid (16 - 21 August)

Theme: “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7)

The text of Pope Benedict XVI's message for the 26th World Youth Day, which will take place in Madrid from 16 - 21 August 2011, has been published. The theme of the message is Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith.

In his message Pope Benedict reflects on his youth and his path to priesthood. He also reflects on the last World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. He encourages young people to reflect and to seek for something beyond everyday life: "There is a moment, when we are young, when each of us wonders: what meaning does my life have? What purpose and direction should I give to it? This is a very important moment, and it can worry us, perhaps for some time. We start wondering about the kind of work we should take up, the kind of relationships we should establish, the friendships we should cultivate... Here, once more, I think of my own youth. I was somehow aware quite early on that the Lord wanted me to be a priest. Then later, after the war, when I was in the seminary and at university on the way towards that goal, I had to recapture that certainty. I had to ask myself: is this really the path I was meant to take? Is this really God’s will for me? Will I be able to remain faithful to him and completely at his service? A decision like this demands a certain struggle. It cannot be otherwise. But then came the certainty: this is the right thing! Yes, the Lord wants me, and he will give me strength. If I listen to him and walk with him, I become truly myself. What counts is not the fulfilment of my desires, but of his will. In this way life becomes authentic."

Tomorrow! Bishop John McAreavey to lead fourth National Grandparents’ pilgrimage to Knock Shrine .

• Special feature now available on


Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore will lead the fourth National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, on Sunday 12 September next. More than 10,000 grandparents from across Ireland are expected to be present at this year’s pilgrimage.

A special feature on the pilgrimage is now available on the Catholic Bishops’ website –


The feature includes:

An interview with Bishop McAreavey in which he talks about his expectations for this years pilgrimage and of the importance of grandparents in the handing on of the faith

Video highlights from last year’s pilgrimage which was led by Cardinal Seán Brady

Background information on the pilgrimage and details of this year’s event

A gallery of images from previous pilgrimages

The National Grandparents' Pilgrimage was founded by Catherine Wiley, a grandmother from Co Mayo, who wanted to do something to support and affirm grandparents and the important role that they play in families, the Church and society. Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam, is Patron.

A new association for Grandparents was launched as part of the 2009 Pilgrimage. The Catholic Grandparents' Association (CGA) has been established to support grandparents and to affirm them in the important mission of handing on the faith to the next generation. The CGA was formally blessed by Pope Benedict XVI earlier this month. The blessing was received by Catherine Wiley, founder of the CGA. The text of Pope Benedict’s blessing reads as follows:

“Our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI invokes God’s Blessings of Joy and Peace upon you and all of the Association. Make them [grandparents] teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.”

Pope Benedict also comments on the need for young people to strengthen their faith: "Even though the set of values underpinning society comes from the Gospel – values like the sense of the dignity of the person, of solidarity, of work and of the family –, we see a certain “eclipse of God” taking place, a kind of amnesia which, albeit not an outright rejection of Christianity, is nonetheless a denial of the treasure of our faith, a denial that could lead to the loss of our deepest identity. For this reason, dear friends, I encourage you to strengthen your faith in God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are the future of society and of the Church!"

Prayer Walks.

Join a band of people from various churches and none, in walking this ancient route. We walk at a gentle pace so that we can meet each day with other walkers, local people and visitors. You can join us for any part, or all, of the routes. There will be places to rest and pray together, to enjoy the wildlife and to sing together. Bring an instrument if you play, and a packed lunch. No need to book.

The prayer walks are part of a Pioneer Ministry of the Methodist Church.

Friday 17 September. 11 a.m. Meet at Clare Archaeological Centre car park. To high cross and Diseart Tóla monastic site. Leave by road, turn right . 1.00pm at Rath. To Corofin. 4 pm. Close at Heritage Centre

Saturday 18 September. Meet 10 a.m. Corofin Heritage Centre. Left at end of village, round Inchiquin Lough. 6km. 12.30 pm Crossard . 2.30 pm To Kilnaboy 5 km. 3.45 pm To Parknabinnia wedge tomb 5km. End 5pm.

Sunday 19 September. Meet 11 a.m. at Kilnaboy. 12 km walk by back roads to Kilfenora. Ends 2pm with service in Kilfenora old church.

Friday 17 September. 11 a.m. Meet at Clare Archaeological Centre car park. To high cross and Díseart Tóla monastic site. Leave by road, turn right. 1.00pm at Rath. To Corofin. 4 pm. Closing at Heritage Centre

Saturday 18 September. Meet 10 a.m. Corofin Heritage Centre. Left at end of village, round Inchiquin Lough. 6km. 12.30 pm Crossard . 2.30 pm To Kilnaboy 5 km. 3.45 pm To Parknabinnia wedge tomb 5km. End 5pm.

Sunday 19 September. Meet 11 a.m. at Kilnaboy. 12 km walk by back roads to Kilfenora. Ends 2pm with service in Kilfenora old church.



Good News Each Sunday

Every Thursday from September 9th , reflections on the readings for the following Sunday. 7.30-9.30p.m.

At Home With Your Bible

Starting September 21st 10.15-12.15 morning and repeated at 7.30-9.30 in the evening. St. Paul and his writings.

091- 520960 or 087- 6833195

Croí Nua Spirituality Centre is run by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, and is situated on Rosary Lane in Taylors Hill, opposite the entrance to the Dominican Convent Primary and Secondary School. The no. 2 bus passes by the gate.


Volunteers Required for Community Catering

COPE Galway Community Catering have recently been shortlisted for the HSE Achievement Awards 2010. Community Catering is a local service dedicated to the provision of nutritional support for Galway’s older people with the objective of assisting older people to live their life independently and in their own home if that is their wish.

As a number of our summer volunteers are now leaving to return to college etc., we urgently need new volunteers to help in the preparation & delivery of our nutritious meals.

If you have some time to spare & would like to join a great team give us a call or

If you know of anyone in your circle of friends, or community that would like to get involved can you encourage them to get in touch with us here at:

091-700 800 or email

communitycatering at copegalway.ie


Cian and Bella, Kids Corner

Luke 15:1-32 • Lost and Found

Cian: Hi there Bella, how did you get on at the Hip-Hop competition?

Bella: Great, but it was nerve wracking! The four of us in the group didn’t travel together and Emily went to the wrong dance centre, we were short on time and were really angry with her for not listening to the right address. Eventually after lots of texts and tantrums she arrived to the right centre and instead of giving out to her we were just so glad to see her. We even had time to go over the routine once before we were on stage!

Cian: Wow! That could have been nasty but guess what, your story reminds me of the Gospel this Sunday.

Bella: Eh? A hip hop dance competition in the Gospel???

Cian: Nah! It’s about when Jesus told the three parables about being lost and then when found God is so happy to have you back instead of being angry that you were lost in the first place!

Slowly read over the three parables in the Gospel this Sunday and listen carefully to their message.

Saints in September

Saint Anna the Prophetess

September 1

Blessed Apollinaris of Posat

September 2

Saint Pope Gregory the Great

September 3

Blessed Dina Bélanger

September 4

Saint Lawrence Giustiniani

September 5

Saint Bega

September 6

Saint Cloud

September 7

Birth of the Virgin Mary

September 8

Saint Peter Claver

Blessed Frederick Ozanam, Founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

September 9

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

September 10

Saint John Gabriel Perboyre


Saint Guy of Anderlecht


Saint John Chrysostom


Exaltation of the Holy Cross


Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15

Saint Cornelius and

Saint Cyprian of Carthage


Saint Robert Bellarmine

September 17

Saint Thomas of Villanova


Saint Januarius


Saint Andrew Kim Kaegön and

Paul Chong Hasang and Companions

September 20

Saint Matthew the Apostle

September 21

Saint Ignatius of Santhia

September 22

Saint Padre Pio

September 23

Feast of Our Lady of Ransom

September 24

Saint Vincent Strambi

September 25

Saints Cosmas and Damian

September 26

Saint Vincent de Paul

September 27

Saint Marie Amandine

September 28

Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

September 29

St. Jerome

September 30th

Why not google them to find out more??
A good site to begin with is:


3 September 2010

Newsletter, September 5th, 2010.

Mass intentions for the week ahead, 5th September 2010.

Saturday 4th September

Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Stephen Burke and Sybil Ryan.

Sunday 5th September

9.30 am Michael and Annie McDermott

11 am Bridie Russell and Thomas and Maureen Walsh

and their son Alfred.

12.15 pm Michael and Mary and Frank Duffy.

6.30 pm Bridget and Michael Corcoran.

Monday 6th September

10 am Nora McDonagh and Thomas Conroy

Tuesday 7th September

10am Sick and David Quinn

Wednesday 8th September

10am Nellie, Joe and Terry Gurry

Thursday 9th September

10am Deceased members of Sheehan family

and Teresa Kenna.

Friday 10th September

10am Willie Corcoran and Thomas and Bridie McDonagh

Saturday 11th September

Vigil Mass 7.30 pm Kathleen Fitzmaurice and Marie Golding.

Sunday 12th September

9.30 am Free intention

11 am Teresa and Michael Lynch and Statia Grehan

12.15 pm Denis O'Brien and Ronan Duignan

6.30 pm Christy Morkan and Patrick and Josephine

Corbett and Tom Mongan.

MASS 3pm

Westside Age Inclusion. Over 55? Want to know what services are available in our

Westside Age Inclusion Ltd. Urges people to come and support Community Services Celebration Day, Friday 10th September. They will be holding a coffee and information afternoon which will be held in the Westside Library from 3 TO 5PM. People of all ages are welcome to come along and support us on the day.

Galway Diocesan Pastoral Centre.

We are back after our summer break and so are the Bishops Talks.

The next session will be Monday 6th September, 2010.

Venue: Diocesan Pastoral Centre,

Time: 8p.m.


National Learning Network.

National Learning Network Kerry is currently recruiting for its Sporting Chance programme, a free course providing training in the sport and leisure industry for those unemployed due to disability, injury or learning difficulty. For further details, please contact your local FAS office or Kevin Smith at 066 7122533 or 086 0404270.


Preparing for the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin in 2012.

e-Congress, containing news about the Eucharistic Congress and pastoral resources for use in your community, is available:


Tá e-Congress, le nuacht agus acmhainní tréadacha, ar fáil anois ar an idirlíon ag:


Latin Mass Society News.

The LMSI National Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday 4 September, commencing with Sung Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form celebrated by Rev John Loftus. Mass will be followed by Stations of Cross and Benediction, all of which will take place in the old Parish Church. Our thanks to Archbishop Neary and Monsignor Quinn for the continuing permission.

This Mass will not affect the scheduled First Saturday Masses at St Patrick's in Cork or St Patrick's in Dungannon which will go ahead as per usual.

Volunteers are sought to act as stewards/ushers during the pilgrimage. The tasks required are not onerous, but help is very welcome. Approach John Heneghan or Father Loftus before Mass begins.


Emmaus Retreat Centre.

Emmaus Retreat Centre in Dublin is in a great location near the airport has some great events coming up for September. Check them out:


Walk on the Path of the Saints.

Ar bhealach na Naomh, on the Path of the Saints
Walks with prayer 2010

Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Pentecost Sunday 23 May:

Shannon, Inis Cultra, Tuamgraney and Killaloe. Theme - Communications

Friday 18 , Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June:

Loop Head, Scattery Island and Kilkee. Theme - the wider world

Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19 September:

Diseart O’Dea to Kilfenora.

Theme – Stewarding God’s creation

Bishop MacDaid urges road users to be safe and recommends prayer for motorists.

Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop of Clogher, has called on all road users, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, to take special care of themselves and their loved ones as they travel this August bank holiday weekend, which is the busiest weekend of the year on our roads.

Bishop MacDaid said “Ahead of our August bank holiday weekend, and in the wake of the most serious Irish road accident on record in Donegal on 12 July last, I ask that we exercise particular vigilance in terms of our road safety responsibilities over the next three days.

“As individuals we have an obligation to exercise a real duty of care to other road users by improving our driver behaviour, and at a public policy level, this improved behaviour needs to be matched with effective strategic planning and greater resourcing.

“Care for one another in the community is a basic value which travels across different cultures and different religions. This duty of care also applies to our road use and it is fundamental to the common good.”

Bishop MacDaid recommends the following dedicated prayer for motorists which they may wish to pray before driving:

Prayer for motorists before driving:

Before I take my place behind the wheel
I pray, O Sacred Heart - Guide me on my way.
Virgin Mary, Morning Star, from every danger guide this car.
Thou dear Lord who gave it to enjoy,
Grant that its purpose be to save and not destroy.

David O Leary Concert.

The worlds of Opera, Contemporary, Sacred and Broadway music

Collide for the evening in the beautiful setting of the

Aula Maxima at NUIG with up and coming tenor David O'Leary.

8th September Tickets 15 Euro each.

See website or contact:
Susan Treacy 087-6269263
Keara Sheeran 087- 9007003

Tickets also available on the door.

davidolearytenor at gmail.com


Theme: Experiencing an Abundant Life

Facilitator: Fr. Flann Lynch, O.F.M.Cap

Venue: West County Hotel, Ennis

Date: Sunday 19th September

Time: 10am - 4pm (Enrolment 9.30 - 10am)

Cost: Donation (Envelope)

Note: Tea/coffee provided. People make their own arrangements for lunch.

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Institute of Ireland.

There is a briefing meeting being held in The West County Hotel, Ennis on Wednesday September 1st 2010 at 7pm for our Degrees and Masters programmes in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Please contact 061 – 216288 or email info at ncpii.ie for further details.

Irish Dancing Classes.

The McCole school of Irish Dance recommenced classes on Wednesday 1st September in the Community Centre, Shantalla. Beginners and Intermediate: 3.30 p.m.-5.00 p.m. Beginners welcome. For further information, please contact Claire or Mark on 085 1601601 or visit http://www.danceforlife.ie/

Some good news about Priests for a change.

In Praise of Priests consists of five brief interviews with a cross-section of Irish lay people expressing their admiration for the contribution of a particular priest in their own lives. It is now available to view on:


The individuals who contribute to the DVD are:

- Ms Ashleigh O’Neill who speaks about Fr Paul Dempsey of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin

- Ms Alice Taylor who speaks about Fr Denis O’Connor CSsR

- Mr George Hook who speaks about Fr Alphonsus Moran OP

- Mr David Begg who speaks about Fr Aengus Finucane CSSp

- Mr Mickey Harte who speaks about Mgr Eoin Thynne HCF

Kids Corner. Cian and Bella are back after the summer!

Luke 14:25-33 • Going for Gold!

Bella: Hi there!

Cian: Hi Bella!

Bella: What’s the Gospel about today Cian, I’m not sure I understand it.

Cian: It’s actually not that hard to understand when you think about it Bella. Jesus is explaining to us that deciding to follow him is not about adding up every little thing we do and counting the cost, it is about taking the call to faith seriously and trying every day to live our Christianity. Look, take me and the team, being in the Championships was all we wanted, our manager told us that ‘Going for Gold’ was about being dedicated and working for that title! The Gospel today asks us to do the same thing! ‘Go for Gold’ as Christians means really working hard to be real followers of Jesus!

Are you listening to God’s call to faith? How will you respond today?