PARISH NEWSLETTER First Confessions on Wednesday 10 in Athenry
th th and in Newcastle on Tuesday the 9 .
6 /7 March 2010
Fr Tony King PP (091) 844076 Altar Servers Athenry Week-end of the March 13 /14th
Fr Charlie Mc Donnell (091) 844227 2010.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sat 7.30p.m Daire Kennedy, Louis O’Hara, Stephen Coen,
Website Address: Conor Hamill.
http://www.athenry.net/stmarysparish Sun 10.00 Saoirse Doherty, Kate O’Flaherty, Megan O’Brien,
Athenry Kelly Van Nickerk, Eadaoin Bane.
Sun 11.30a.m Eoghan Keane, Darragh Bergin, Briain Doherty,
Sat 6th 7.30p.m. Private Intention Garreth Ward.
Sun 7th 10.00a.m. Private Intention Sun 7.30p.m Niamh House, Shannon Lee,
11.30a.m. People of the Parish Magdalena Ligezowska.
7.30p.m. Private Intention St Patrick’s Day 16 /17 - Holy Day
Tues –7.30p.m Vigil Mass Ailish Mc Donagh,
Sat 13th 6.00p.m. Polish Mass Niamh Donnellan, Ciara Kelly, Nicoal Gill.
7.30p.m. Gerald O'Hagan Wed –St Patrick’s Day:
(Month's Mind) (Brother 10.00a.m. Daire Kennedy, Louis O’Hara, Stephen Coen,
of Anne Jennings) Conor Hamill.
Sun 14th 10.00a.m. Private Intention 11.30a.m. Saoirse Doherty, Kate O’Flaherty, Megan O’Brien,
11.30a.m. People of the Parish Kelly Van Nickerk, Eadaoin Bane.
7.30p.m.Eoghan Keane, Darragh Bergin, Briain Doherty,
7.30p.m. Private Intention Garreth Ward.
Newcastle Newcastle Church- @ 10.30a.m on March 14th
Sun 7th 10.30a.m. Patrick & Mary Aoife Keane, Megan Waldron, Andrea Glancy.
Curran,Cappamoyle St Patrick’s Day: Stephen Madden, Ian Maloney, Cathal Regan
& Deceased of Sacrament of Reconciliation- Confessions
Family. Athenry- Church of the Assumption
Saturday: 10.30-11.00a.m (after Novena Mass)
Sun 14th 10.30a.m. Tommy Haverty, 7.00- 7.20p.m.(Before Vigil Mass)
The 10.00a.m Masses Monday to Saturday will be First Friday: 6.50- 7.10p.m. (After Mass)
offered for the Anniversaries, which occur during this or by Appointment: 091- 844076 –091 844227
Newcastle- Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Tom Tyrrell, Currantarmuid. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions
Joe Varley & the deceased members of the Before 10.30a.m. Mass on Sunday & 8.30p.m
Varley Family, Castle Ellen. Association of Irish Choirs
John Joe Keane & deceased of Keane & Eagle Annual Irish Youth Choir Summer Residency for Young
Families. People 18-28 age group. Auditions for the choir, Galway:
Geraldine Hegarty & deceased of Hegarty & Tuesday March 9 from 7.00p.m.
Mc Carthy Families. Applications www.irishyouthchoir.ie
John, Nora & Elizabeth Brennan. The Marion Movement of Priests Monthly Cenacle
Sr Gabriel Healy, Presentation Convent. Tues 9 of March-7.30p.m to 8.30p.m.
Sadie & Paddy Glynn, Carrareagh & deceased of the Rosary, Reading from the Book, Reflection followed by Act
of Consecration. All are Welcome.
Glynn & Kindregan Families.
Bernard, Aggie & Michael Ryan, Mountpelier. Ministry of Reader. Lent is a time when we sometimes think
John & Monica Fitzsimon, and Family-Joan, Fr Desie, of giving things up, perhaps in the hope that it will lead to some
Fr Mark, Deirdre, Pax and Paddy Twomey. long term lifestyle change. This Lent here in St Mary’s Parish
we invite you to consider taking something on.
We pray for Our Dead We need Readers for the week-end Masses. Please
Denis (Donie) Mullins, Dangan, Tuam. (Brother-in-law telephone the Parish Office @ 091 844076 & give a little of
of Mattie Brady, Moanbaun & John Joe Brady, your time--- it will help a lot.
Church Street.) Heartiest Congratulations to Bobby & Claire Gardiner
Kevin Kenny, Eyrecourt (Brother of Evelyn Maher, Who have celebrated their 50 Wedding Anniversary.
Pamerstown) Continued good health and happiness to you both.
John & Noreen Meehan on the death of their son From the Priests and people of the Parish.
Lorcan, Oranmore & Coldwood) Blood Donation Clinic at Raheen Woods Hotel,
Paddy Hynes, Lettermore (Brother of Sean Hynes, th
Athenry on Thursday the 11 of March from 4.30p.m.
Palmerstown & London) to 8.00p.m.
Pa Burke, Cloonavadogue (Father of Peggy Davin)
The NCBI (formerly National Council for the Blind.)
May they Rest in Peace Coffee morning in Bradys, Church Street on the
Readings for next weekend 13 of March from 9.00a.m to 6.00p.m. Your support would
Josh 5:9-12. Ps 33. 2 Cor 5:17-21. Lk 15:1-3, 11-32. be appreciated.
The Offertory Collection in Athenry last weekend amounted to th th
PRESENTATION CAR PARK.Beginning 13 /14 March 2010
€3478.00 and €675.00 in Newcastle. To facilitate parking for Church Services in the Athenry
Thank you for your support for the upkeep of the Parish Church the Presentation Car Park will be open 6.30p.m to
Calls to the Sick and Housebound Fr Charlie will make 8.30p.m on Saturday evening; 9.00a.m to 12.30pm; 6.30p.m
his calls on Monday the 8 of March. to 8.30p.m. on Sundays and Holy Days. At other times
during the weekend the gate will be locked.
PASTORAL CENTRE UP-DATE Stations 2010 TK 844076 CMcD 844227
The proposed plan for the Pastoral Centre for the parish Palmerstown TK Julie Carr March
which was displayed at the back of the Church during last email@example.com
Autumn received a very positive response from many
parishioners. CMcD Michael & March
The fact that it was linked to the Church building Cepta 15th@8pm
The design blended in harmony with the Parish
Jim & Ann
Church Derrydonnell/Clorane TK O’Dwyer March 26th
The plan for a large Assembly Room with kitchen @8pm
facilities and small rooms etc. in the overall Gerry
Lodge/Farnablake TK & Beatrice Mar 13th
Atkinson @ 11a.m.
The Finance Committee were advised that prior to going
for Planning Permission , a Report on excavations of the Lisheenkyle N.S.
site should be forwarded to Mr Hugh Carey, Lisheenkyle National School are delighted to be shortlisted
Archaeologist, Custom House, Flood Street, Galway. in the AIB Better Ireland Award. . Please support:
th To vote by text please text ATHENRY A 51303
In a letter of December 9 2009, the present situation on
To Vote online visit www.betterireland.ie, select Athenry
the plan for the Pastoral Centre was outlined by branch and choose Lisheenkyle. It is free to vote online.
Mr Carey and his letter is quoted as follows: Voting is open until March 15th
“ The results of your excavations have been considered in
the light of the National Policy on Town Defences
Athenry Community Council is delighted with the response to its
published by the Department in 2008…As your invitation to participate in our
excavations uncovered elements of the town defences of St Patrick’s Day Parade, and there are indications that the
Athenry and as the Pastoral Centre, as designed, would Parade may be the best ever.
not facilitate preservation in situ, the construction of the The Society is encouraging parish groups and individuals to be
Centre would be contrary to this Department’s policy on as imaginative and as colourful as possible with their floats and
town defences and should not proceed.” displays.
The parade should be a celebration of all that Athenry has
A new plan for the Pastoral Centre is being drawn up achieved over the last few years. Entries from surrounding
at present in a more confined space and outside the parishes will be very welcome.
area of the rampart. Further excavations will be Athenry Credit Union will sponsor the parade prizes.
necessary. Apologies for any inconvenience caused The Assembly point is at the Ard Aoibhinn Estate just below the
to parishioners. railway gate. The parade will commence after 11.30a.m Mass
Appeal to Parishioners: Your continued interest, (approx 12.15p.m.) on Wednesday the 17 of March and will
goodwill and financial support in Church Collections for follow the traditional route.
The Review stand will be in the Square.
this project is greatly appreciated by the Finance .
Committee. Despite delays and set-backs, the Gairmscoil Mhuire Athenry present their Annual Spring
Committee are progressing this Centre with energy and Fashion Show in The Raheen Woods Hotel on Friday next
commitment. You will be kept informed of developments. March 12 at 8.00p.m.
The clothes on display are all sourced from local shops in the
Athenry Playground Development Group town and will be modelled by the elegant students and staff from
Athenry Playground Development Group are delighted to be the school.
shortlisted in the AIB Better Ireland Award. . Please support: By attending this Fashion Show you are not only supporting our
Text Athenry space B to 51303 or vote online school but you are also supporting the local community and
www.betterireland.ie for free until March 15. local businesses.
“Keep your business in town and keep your town in
NET Programmes: business”
the Edge (1st & 2nd Years) Mon. Mar. 15th - Canton Hall - Tickets are available from the school, local shops and at the
7:30p-9:00p. door on the night and cost 10 Euro.
Bring friends, make some new ones and have a fun time with M.C. is Mr Alan Murphy of Galway Bay FM
the NET Team!
LifeNights (3rd Year - Leaving Cert) Gentleman’s Cap mislaid in Church over weekend.
Every Sunday After 7:30p Mass - Canton Hall - 8:15p-10:00p Please leave it into Sacristy or Parish Office.
This Week: Night at the Museum: Saints Revealed (Mar. 7th)
Mar14th - Whodunit?, Mar. 21st - Final Destination: 3 Last Things Tidy Towns Committee. Clean up in the Abbey
CaFe (ages 18 - 35)
Grounds on Tuesday next @ 5.30p.m-6.30p.m.
Wed. Mar. 10th 7:15 -9:00pm
At the Net House across from C&C Tractor and Car Store. Look
Please support. All volunteers welcome.
for a sign in the window! St Mary’s G.A.A Club na nÓg.
Youth Needed for Holy Week (3rd years - Leaving Certs): Registration for football and hurling will take place in the
Holy Thursday - to get your feet washed at Mass Presentation Gym on Tuesday March 9th between 6.30 and
Good Friday - to particpate in the Stations of the Cross & 7.30.pm under 16,14, 12, 10, and 8.
Readers for Communion Service, Newcastle youth to participate
in Stations of the Cross at Newcastle Church.Contact the NET Athenry Parent & Toddler Group
Team: 087 1443764; email firstname.lastname@example.org We meet every Monday from 11-1.00p.m in the
HOW - Hearts Open Wide (3rd year - leaving certs girls): Canton Hall.
Poppyseed 3:50 - 15pm, Thurs. Mar. 11th & Thurs. Mar. 25th
Roller Disco with the NET Girls (3rd year - leaving certs Good Luck to Athenry Boys’ School Quiz Teams
girls):Meet at Church 3:00pm - Roller Disco at Leisureland, U 13 and U 11 Quiz Teams qualified for the Chapter
Galway - Cost €30 - Collect from Church 6pm - pickup a 16 Final of the National Credit Union Quiz on this
permission form from the NET Team. Sunday March 7 .