AGHABULLOGUE PARISH (St. John’s, Aghabullogue - St. Olan’s, Rylane - St. Patrick’s, Coachford) CHURCH NEWSLETTER : 18 - 24 MARCH 2012 ************************************************************************************* PARISH CLERGY Fr. Peadar Murphy, Aghabullogue: Phone - 7334035 Mobile - 087/2209257 E-Mail - firstname.lastname@example.org Fr. Brendan Mallon, Coachford: Phone - 7334059 **Sunday, 18 March, is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. The seed is sown in the ground when its hour comes. In time it bears fruit. Christ, through his obedience, dies, but through his dying he brings eternal life to all who call on his name. In the new relationship with him that comes about, God remembers our sins no more. WEEKDAY MASSES DURING THE COMING WEEK Coachford: Monday (Bank Holiday) at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Friday at 9.15 a.m. Rylane: Monday (Bank Holiday) at 11 a.m. Wednesday at 9.30 a.m. Aghabullogue: Thursday and Saturday at 9.30 a.m. DEATHS AND ANNIVERSARIES: You are kindly asked to remember in your prayers those who died recently, Arthur Philpott, Ballymorisheen, Grenagh; and the following, whose anniversaries occur, Denis Lynch, Mary O’Hara, Bridie Callinan, Tommy Joyce, Margaret Joyce, Ellen Hubbard, John Foley, Bridie Allen. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. HOLY HOUR, incorporating ’Stations of the Cross’, in St. John’s Church, Aghabullogue, tomorrow (Monday) night, 19 March, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Commemoration will also be made of St. Patrick. You are very welcome to attend and avail of the opportunity to take on some spiritual exercise for Lent. EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION AND PRAYERS FOR PARISHIONERS in St. Patrick’s Church, Coachford, on Friday next, 23 March, from after 9.15 a.m. Mass until 7 p.m. PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – PARIS - SHRINES OF FRANCE: Donoughmore Group’s 14th Annual Pilgrimage leaves Cork Airport on Good Friday, 6 April, for 8 days - 2 Nights in Paris, 1 in Nevere, 1 in Rocamadour and 3 in Lourdes. Spiritual Director is Rev Fr. Michael O’Hanlon, Dromahane. Details from Patsy Foley, at 7337159 or 087-6798810. Tour Operator - Joe Walsh Tours Ltd. ANNUAL COACHFORD GROTTO COLLECTION will be taken up at St. Patrick’s Church, Coachford, next weekend, 24 / 25 March. Your generosity would be very much appreciated in helping the Grotto Committee members to continue their excellent maintenance of the Grotto, and pay such expenses as insurance cover, etc. Thank you. FEASTDAYS DURING THE COMING WEEK Monday: St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. ‘The virtues of St. Joseph have been the object of ecclesial reflection down through the centuries, especially the more recent centuries. Among those virtues the following stand out: faith, with which he fully accepted God’s salvific plan; prompt and silent obedience to the will of God; love for and fulfilment of the law, true piety, fortitude in time of trial; chaste love for the Blessed Virgin Mary, a dutiful exercise of his paternal authority, and fruitful reticence.’ INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS : CLOYNE DIOCESAN DAY - 13 June 2012: Feast of St. Anthony of Padua: You are invited to join the Diocese on this day as the Diocese celebrates with other Catholic faithful throughout the world. Cost for this one-day registration - Single day tickets: €30; €28 (OAP concession); €25 (Child); €95 (Family, 2 adults and up to 4 children). This price does not include the cost of transport to the RDS, or food. If you wish to order a ticket, you can please contact Fr. Peadar as soon as possible. Information on transport will become available shortly. ‘STATION’ MASSES: Just a note to request those hosting the house ‘Stations’ to keep the fare on offer as plain and as simple as possible. There is no need to incur any great expense. Just the fact of giving people an opportunity to gather, pray and converse is provision enough in itself. Sincere thanks to all who have so kindly agreed to host the Spring ‘Station’ Masses. ‘Station’ Mass for Knockrour will be celebrated, at John and Maureen O’Leary’s, on Friday next, 23 March, at 8 p.m. CLOYNE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES will take place from 1 to 6 June. Booking is now open with Joe Walsh Tours, 117, Patrick St., Cork (021-4277959). Sick / Assisted Pilgrim Application Forms are available from the Parish Secretary, 27 / 28 Bank Place, Mallow (022-20276). AGHABULLOGUE AND RYLANE NATIONAL SCHOOLS - FIRST CONFESSION CEREMONIES will be celebrated on next Tuesday and Wednesday, 20 / 21 March, respectively, at 8 p.m. You are kindly asked to remember the 21 children involved in your prayers as they embark on another phase of their preparation for the reception of their First Holy Communion in the month of May. We welcome into our Christian community Eoghan James Dineen, baptised in St. John’s Church, Aghabullogue, on Saturday, 10 March. HOLY WEEK HANDOUT, detailing times of Ceremonies and Confessions for Holy Week, will be available next weekend. PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY will be celebrated on Friday, 18 May, in St. John’s Church, Aghabullogue, at 11 a.m. In the continued absence of a bishop, Fr. Roberts will administer the Sacrament. AGHABULLOGUE PARISH - SPRING ‘STATIONS’ 2012 (All ‘Station’ Masses at 8 p.m., unless otherwise stated) ************************************************************************************************************************************ Fri, 23 March - Knockrour at John & Maureen O’Leary’s. Mon, 26 March - Glounaglough North at John & Geraldine O’Sullivan’s at 11 a.m. Fri, 30 March - Aghavrin & Gortacrohig at Billy & Rita Perrott’s. Weds, 11 April - Coolinea & Woodfield at Sheila & Eddie Twomey’s. Fri, 13 April - Dripsey, Myshall, O’Callaghan’s Place, The Mills, Dyshart & Hayfield at Con & Sheila Cooney’s. Fri, 27 April - Coolacullig, Rockgrove, Carhue, Leemount, Greenlodge, Monareagh & Rocklodge at Martin & Mary O’Mahony’s. Kilabbey, Carrignamuck, Shandy Hall, Broomhill, Kilgobnet & Larchfield - John & Anne Roche. CARMELITES - MONASTIC WEEKEND: Searching? Come and See! Monastic Weekend for Single Women (22-38 years), from 23 to 25 March, at St. Joseph’s Carmelite Monastery, Tallow, Co. Waterford. For further information, phone 058-56205, E-mail email@example.com or check out www.carmelitetallow.org TRÓCAIRE’S MESSAGE FOR THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT: “...Honour your mother, and never abandon her all the days of your life. Do all that she wants, and give her no reason for sorrow.” (Tobit 4:3). This fourth Sunday in Lent we think of mothers all over the world who endure daily hardship so their children might have the chance of a better life. We think particularly of Betty, the mother of the little boy on the Trócaire Box, who has suffered so much but has still managed to raise her family and provide hope for their future. For more information on the Lenten campaign visit www.trocaire.org/lent or call 1850 408 408. TRÓCAIRE BOXES are available in the church porches. This Lent your donations will help to break the cycle of hunger and poverty in the world’s poorest countries. With your help, Trócaire can support families in their efforts to grow more food and earn an income that will enable them to improve the quality and dignity of their lives. Just €2 a day during Lent can dramatically change lives. COACHFORD ACTIVE RETIRED: Activities available are as follows: Monday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. - Short-Mat Bowling, in the GAA Hall; 11 a.m. to 12 noon - Computer Classes, in Coachford College (Open to all ages); 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Book Club, in the Community House (Last Monday of each Month); 7.45 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Bridge, in Gala Café (Last Monday of each Month). Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 12.00 noon - Conversational Irish, in the GAA Hall; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Gym Exercises, in Macroom Leisure Centre; 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. - Short-Mat Bowling, in GAA Hall (Open to all ages). Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Aqua-Aerobics, in Castle Leisure Centre, Macroom. Thursday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.noon - Light exercise to Music, in GAA Hall (Re-commencing 15th March); 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. - Lace- making, in GAA Hall (Last Thursday of each Month); 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Gym Exercises, in Macroom Leisure Centre. Friday: 10.30 a.m. - Walking (weather permitting), meet at GAA Hall; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Art in Oils, in GAA Hall. So there's something for everyone. Contact Nora, at 7334036, or Ber, at 7334284, for further information. Scéala, scéalta, scannal agus scléip!! every Tuesday, at 8.30 p.m., in The Village Inn. ANAM CARA is facilitating a Professional Bereavement Talk on Wednesday, 4 April, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., at the Silver Springs Hotel, in Tivoli. This event is free, open to all bereaved parents and offers an opportunity to hear a professional with in-depth experience of parental bereavement talk about the effects of grief on the family after the death of a son or daughter. The Guest Speaker for the evening is Una Boland who will give her talk on “The seasons of grief”. To book a place, or for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01-4045378. WEST CORK DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP (WCDP) is currently developing a Youth Strategy and would like the get the input of young people to further this development. If interested, you can log on to their online survey at www.wcdp.ie/youthsurvey. BINGO in Dripsey N.S. on Thursdays, at 8 p.m. Your support would be very much appreciated. Thank you. CIRCUIT CLASS, continues, in Aghabullogue Hall, on Mondays, at 8 p.m. Suitable for all ages over 18 years and for all fitness levels. €5 per class. For further details, contact Michael Buckley, on 087-3218844. AGHABULLOGUE NATIONAL SCHOOL TABLE QUIZ: A table quiz will take place in Cremin’s Bar, Aghabullogue, on Saturday next, 24 March, at 9 p.m. sharp. The Quiz is being held to raise funds for Aghabullogue National School and your support would be greatly appreciated. A table of four will cost only €20. A Raffle will also be held on the night, with plenty of spot prizes on offer. Please, come along and support this school fundraiser and enjoy what promises to be a great night. Contact 087-9962208 with any queries. MACROOM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION will take place this weekend 17 / 18 March. Your generosity, as always, would be very much appreciated. Thank you. AGHABULLOGUE CAMOGIE CLUB – CLOTHES AND FOOTWEAR COLLECTION: Aghabullogue Camogie Club is organising a collection of clean and dry unwanted ladies’, gents’ and children's clothes and footwear. The first collection will be on Friday next, 23 March, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the GAA Grounds, Coachford. It is the ideal time to clean out your wardrobe, and the Camogie Club would be delighted to take unwanted items from you! Please, ensure that clothes and shoes are separated. Further collections will take place in April. Please, contact any member of the Camogie Club if you need any further information. Your support for this venture would be very much appreciated. Thank you. New members always welcome. ST. OLAN’S SOCIAL CLUB wishes to bring to your attention the holding of a Health Information Seminar and Social Evening, to be held at Fr. Ryan Hall, Macroom, on Tuesday next, 20 March, at 7.30 p.m. Speakers - Geraldine Hollywood, Nutritional Therapist, and Eleanor O’Connell, Specialist Nurse, CUH. John White will provide the music for the Social Evening, and admission is free. If you wish to attend, please contact Mary, at 7334322, or Danny, at 7339262. DRIPSEY GAA SET DANCERS’ FUNDRAISING GALA SOCIAL: Dripsey GAA Set Dancers, recent winners of the Senior Scór County Final, will hold a Fundraising Gala Social in Ballyanly Community Centre on Friday, 20 April, at 8 p.m. Tickets - €10. All proceeds will go to Marymount Hospice. Your generous support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Further details from Norann, at 087-6977803, or Liam, at 097-6776826. COACHFORD FLOWER CLUB: Garden Talk with D..J. Murphy, Bandon Garden Centre, on Wednesday next, 21 March at 8 p.m., in The Village Inn. Non- members most welcome. CLOCKS GO FORWARD ONE HOUR next weekend, 24 / 25 March. HAPPY MOTHERS’ DAY to all mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers (and beyond!). Hope your day is special and memorable. A mother is …. Someone who cares When others care less. Someone who encourages When others ridicule. Someone who defends When others condemn. Someone with patience When others are impatient. Someone who appreciates When others fail to notice. Someone who gives security In a world of insecurity. Someone who is accepting When others reject. A mother is a friend for all time, To cherish and protect, As her achievements will Linger for generations. ***************************************** If your lips you would keep from slips Five things observe with care: Of whom you speak, to whom you speak And how and when and where. If your ears you would save from jeers These things keep meekly hid: Myself and I and mine and my And how I do and did. Human nature is what makes kids like to write on wet cement. CONTACT DETAILS FOR ST. OLAN’S CONFERENCE OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (Serving Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane) The local St. Olan’s Conference of St. Vincent de Paul is now established and meetings are held on every second Wednesday night for the moment. All the members of the Conference are a very committed group of individuals and are very anxious to help anyone in need. If you feel the local Conference can answer a need or alleviate a problem, you can contact members, in strictest confidence, on the local Conference mobile - 087-1728280. The Tuckey Street, Cork, contact number is 021-4270444. Conferences are always in need of funds to help those who contact them and need a helping hand at crisis moments in their lives. If you would like to donate a sum of money, no matter how small, to help the local Conference to meet the demands on it, you can hand your donation to Fr. Peadar and it will be handed on to the Conference Treasurer, for lodgement to the Conference account. Individuals who would like to organise a fundraising event are welcome to do so and all donations will be gratefully received and acknowledged. Thank you. Sincere thanks to those who have already made very generous contributions to the local Conference. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
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