23 February 2024

Exit Statement from gathering of Priests at Spanish Point

 

Together Towards Tomorrow

Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora

Parish Restructuring and Renewal – Update

 

 

In the past week, Bishop Michael and priests of the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora, together with a number of delegates from the Diocese of Clonfert along with lay-staff from both Diocesan Offices, met in Co. Clare to discuss and decide on the next steps in our ongoing process of parish renewal and restructuring in the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora.

 

The gathering explored and acknowledged the challenges facing faith communities across the Diocese. Parishes now stand at a crossroads, where old structures and old ways of doing things are often no longer viable. A new vision is required for which new steps urgently need to be taken. Those present expressed energy and openness for this very significant task. Conversations will need to be had with parishioners on how new groupings of parishes might be created and maintained to enable faith communities across the diocese to actively work together, to share resources and to cooperate closely at all levels. A group of parishes can do more together than they could do on their own.

 

New Norms for Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Finance Committees were published and an invitation is soon to be issued to each parish to reconstitute these important bodies. A programme of formation for participants in these Parish Pastoral Councils and Parish Finance Committees will be offered. Bishop Michael plans to meet members in their respective parish groupings in the coming months to begin the necessary conversation.

 

In his closing remarks to the gathering, Bishop Michael said: “I am convinced that the God who guided us in the past is now prompting us and provoking us. He is “doing something new” – inviting us to step  into a bright and hope-filled future. I compliment those present for your input here these last days. I would like to thank all those who made it possible.”

 

 

22nd February 2024

 

Mass intentions for the week ahead 25th February 2024

 Saturday 24th February

Vigil Mass:  5.30 pm  Sr. Mairead Rabbitte

Sunday 25th February    Diocesan Collection :   Trocaire

10.00 am 1.  Tom Jackson       2.  Special Intention

11.30 am  1.  Brendan Guilfoyle (Months Mind Mass)

                 2.  Josephine Murphy      3.   Austin Dowling

Monday 26th February      10am

Tuesday 27th February       10am    1.   Sick   2.  Maria and Thomas Jackson

3.  Mary & Christy Shaughnessy and decd. members of Shaughnessy family.

Wednesday 28th February

10am  1.  Joe Daly   2.  Deceased members of F.U.N. Womens Club.

Friday 1st March

10am   1.  Jacinta Divilly   2.   Tom Jackson   3.   Herbert Trill  

            4.  Special Intention.

Saturday 2nd March

Vigil Mass :   5.30 pm  1.  Herbert Trill (Months Mind Mass)

2.  Jack Doyle      3.    Tommy and  Mary Murphy

Sunday 3rd March

10.00 am  Bert McDonagh and Caroline Feeney

11.30 am   Anne Fitzpatrick  (Months Mind Mass)





16 February 2024

NO MASS ON TUESDAY 2Oth FEBRUARY AND WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY.

 NOTICE TO PARISHIONERS

NO 10.00 AM MASS ON TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY AND WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY

IN SACRED HEART CHURCH.

Mass intentions for the week ahead 18th February 2024

 Saturday 17th February

Vigil Mass:  5.30 pm   1.  Geoff  Brennan (1st Anv)    2.   Colie Naughton

3.  Bridie and Cyril Whelan.     4.   Martin Mongan     5.   Vincent McEntee

6.  Mark Thomas Byrne-Flaherty.

Sunday 18th February

10.00 am  1.   Margaret Whelan      2.   Tom Jackson

11.30 am  1.  Mary Warde      2.   Peter and Bridget Coyne

                 3.  John Murphy     4.  Jack and Kathleen Phelan

Monday 19th February

10am  1.   Jimmy Ward     2.  Tom Jackson

           3.  Patrick and Ellen Hession & decd. members of Hession/Fahy families.

NO 10 AM MASS ON TUESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY AND 21ST FEBRUARY 2024

Friday 23rd February 10am  1.   Margaret Pillay  (1st Anv)

2.  John Mongan & decd members of Mongan/Ward families.    3.  Special Intention

Baptisms (2)  @ 4 pm   1.   Alannah Grace Ward      2.   Adriana Marki

Saturday 24th February

Vigil Mass:   5.30 pm    Sr Mairead Rabbitte

Sunday 25th February     Diocesan Collection  :   Trocaire

10.00 am  1.  Tom Jackson     2.   Special Intention

11.30 am   1.  Brendan Guilfoyle  (Months Mind Mass)

                  2.  Jospehine Murphy




9 February 2024

Mass intentions for the week ahead 11th February 2024

 Saturday 10th February

Vigil Mass:    5.30 pm   1.  Michael Creaven   

2.   Patrick and Mary Furey, their son John and their granddaughter Patricia

3.  Myles Joyce       4.   Ronan Haverty   (1st Anv)

Sunday 11th February

10.00 am   Rose Sheehan and decd. members of Sheehan family.

11.30 am   1.  Michael and Mary Kelly

                  2.  Tommy Anderson

Baptism:  Cillin James McNamara

Monday 12th February   10am    Colman Keane

Tuesday 13th February   10am   1.   Sick    2.   Joe, Nora and Tony Gray.

Wednesday 14th February    Ash Wednesday

10am.   1.   Bridget, Martin and Willie Corcoran and Stephen Quinlan.

             2.   Baby Edward Colie Barrett.

Friday   16th February     10am

Saturday 17th February

Vigil Mass:    5.30 pm    1.    Geoff Brennan   (1st anv)

2.  Colie Naughton    3.   Bridie and Cyril Whelan.     4.   Martin Mongan

5.  Vincent McEntee        6.   Mark Thomas Bryne-Flaherty.

Sunday 18th February

10.00 am   Margaret Whelan

11.30 am   1.   Mary Warde      2.   Peter and Bridget Coyne

                  3.   John Murphy

Baptism:    Michael McGinley.

2 February 2024

Mass intentions for the week ahead 4th February 2024

 Saturday 3rd February

Vigil Mass:   5.30 pm   Michael Lawless (1st Anv)

Sunday 4th February

10.00 am   Rita Boland

11.30 am   1.  Chrissie Cairns (1st Anv)     2.   Carmel McMorrow   (1st Anv)

                  3.  Clement Bowen.

Baptism:   Lillie Sheree Deacon O'Connor

No 10am Morning Mass this Monday, 5th , Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th February.

Friday 9th February

10am   1.   Paddy Sweeney     2.   Helena Commins

Saturday 10th February

Vigil Mass:    5.30 pm

1.   Michael Creaven     

2.  Patrick and Mary Furey, their son John and their granddaughter Patricia.

Sunday 11th February

10.00 am

11.30 am   1.  Michael and Mary Kelly

                  2.  Tommy Anderson

Baptism:   Cillin James McNamara

26 January 2024

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

FOR PARISHIONERS

THERE WILL BE NO 10 AM MORNING MASSES ON

MONDAY 5THFEBRUARY,  TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY AND WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY IN THE SACRED HEART CHURCH


AS FR. KEVIN IS AWAY ON ANNUAL CLERGY RETREAT.

 THERE WILL BE THE NOVENA  11.00 AM MASS IN THE CATHEDRAL.

Mass intentions for the week ahead 28th January 2024

 Saturday 27th January

Vigil Mass:  5.30 pm

1.   Paddy (1st Anv), Christy, Andrew, Gerry and John Shaughnessy.

2.   Richard and his son Richie Ryan

3.   James Butler

Sunday 28th January   Diocesan Collection:  Pastoral Centre

10 am

11.30 am  1.  Kathleen Coventry    2.   Bridie Staunton

3.   Gerry, Breda and Aidan Rafferty     4.   Florrie and Sean Connolly

5.   Martin McDonagh    6.   James Brown and Jamie Cronin

7.   Mary Fahy.

Monday 29th January   10am  Special Intention

Tuesday 30th January    10am  Sick

Wednesday 31st January  10am

Friday 2nd February

10am  1.   Rita, John, Terry and Jackie Lyons      2.   Mary Flood

3.  Margaret Reilly and Margaret Flaherty.

Saturday 3rd February

Vigil Mass:   5.30 pm   Michael Lawless (1st Anv)

February 4th February

10.00 am  Rita Boland

11.30 am  1.  Chrissie Cairns  (1st Anv)    2.   Carmel McMorrow (1st Anv)

                 3.  Clement Bowen

Baptism:  Lillie Sheree O'Connor.


19 January 2024

Mass intentions for the week ahead 21st January 2024

 Saturday 20th January

Vigil Mass:   5.30 pm   1.  Mary Fahy (Months Mind Mass)

2.  Sinead Darcy     3.   Tim Murray and Jacqueline Lone

4.  Padraig and Mary Alice Gildea and deceased members of Gildea/Russell families.

Sunday 21st January

10.00 am   Alacoque Sullivan

11.30 am   1.  Helen Martyn  (Months Mind Mass)

2.  Paddy Grehan    3.   Ellen Hynes

4.  Bridget, Martin and Willie Corcoran and Stephen Quinlan

5.   Aggie and Pearse Wade and deceased members of Wade/McNally families.

Monday 22nd January

10am   1.  Cepta Casserly   2.   Jim Hughes

3.  Sr. Mary Divilly and her parents Julia and Joe Divilly.

Tuesday 23rd January

10am   1.  Sick   2.   Eileen, John, Manus and Molly Murphy and deceased members

                                 of Murphy/Mulvanerty families

Wednesday  24th January     10am   Hilda McHugh

Friday 26th January   10 am   1.   Tom Jackson

2.  Helen Sweeney and deceased members of Sweeney/Mongan families.

Saturday 27th January

Vigil Mass:   5.30 pm

1.   Paddy (1st Anv), Christy, Andrew, Gerry and John Shaughnessy

2.   Richard and her son Richie Ryan

3.  James Butler

Sunday 28th January   Diocesan Collection :   Pastoral Centre

10.00 am

11.30 am   1.  Kathleen Coventry    2.   Bridie Staunton 

3.  Gerry, Breda and Aidan Rafferty      4.    Florrie and Sean Connolly

5.  Martin McDonagh.

12 January 2024

Mass intentions for the week ahead 14th January 2024

 Saturday 13th January

Vigil Mass:  5.30 pm   1.  Martin Sharry (Months Mind Mass)

                                      2.  Julia McCoy

Sunday 14th January

10.00 am   1.   Chris and Joe Fitzpatrick    2.   Tom Jackson

11.30 am    1.  Nora Rea   2.   William Griffin     3.   Michael Comber

Monday 15th January   10am

Tuesday 16th January    10am   Sick

Wednesday 17th January   10am  Linda, Billy and Annmarie Molloy.

Friday 19th January   10am

Saturday 20th January 

Vigil Mass:  5.30 pm   1.   Mary Fahy (MOnths Mind Mass)

2.  Sinead Darcy      3.   Tim Murray and Jacqueline Long

4.  Padraig and Mary Alice Gildea and decd. members of Gildea/Russell families.

Sunday 21st January

10.00 am   Alacoque Sullivan

11.30 am   1.  Paddy Grehan

                  2.  Bridget, Martin and Willie Corcoran and Stephen Quinlan


10 January 2024

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5 January 2024

Mass intentions for the week ahead 7th January 2024

 Saturday 6th January The Epiphany of the Lord

10am  1.  Thomas & Bridget Francis, their sons Leonard, Micheal, Eddie and Christy.

             Charlie, Mary Ellen and John Moore and John Daly.

Vigil Mass:    5.30 pm   1.  John Leaper

                                       2.  Rita and Jackie Lynskey and their son John.

Sunday 7th January  The Baptism of the Lord

10.00 am

11.30 am   1.   Gary Collins (Months Mind Mass)

                  2.  Liam Whelan (Months Mind Mass)

                  3.  Joe Daly (Months Mind Mass)

Monday 8th January

10.00 am   1.   Patrick Ward (Months Mind Mass)

                  2.   Paddy Sweeney (birthday remembrance)

Tuesday 9th January

10am   1.   Sick   2   Anne McSharry     3.   Tom Jackson

Wednesday 10th January   10am

Friday 12th January

10am   1.   Annalee Cleere (18th birthday remembrance)

2.   Edel and Paddy Hession and deceased members of Hession/Flesk families.

Saturday 13th January

Vigil Mass:    5.30 pm   Martin Sharry (Months Mind Mass)

Sunday 14th January

10.00 am   1.   Chris and Joe Fitzpatrick     2.   Tom Jackson

11.30am  1.  Nora Rea    2.   William Griffin     3.    Michael Comber