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/ 23 September, 2007 25th Sunday of Year

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Fr Tony King PP (091) 844076 Fr Charlie Mc Donnell (091) 844227 Website Address: http://www.athenry.net/stmarysparish Athenry Church
Sat 22nd 7.30 p.m. Anne Gibbons, Newford (Months Mind) Sun 23rd 10.00 a.m. Nora Gill, Mountain North st (1 Anniversary) 11.30 a.m. People of the Parish 7.30 p.m. Private Intention Sat 29 th Sun 30
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Will you spend one hour with ME The following hours are available to spend quiet time with The Lord. Friday 6-7p.m. & Sunday 6-7p.m. Please ring:Bernie @ 844573 or Anne @ 844096.

7.30 p.m. 10.00 a.m. 11.30 a.m. 7.30 a.m.

Private Intention Mary Egan, Caheroyan Dr. People of the Parish Private Intention

Celebrating the Mystery of Faith Parish Liturgy Course Ms Mary Connolly M.A. will conduct a course for all who are involved in Liturgy in our parish, presiders, Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, all involved in sacred music, and indeed anybody who would wish to avail of this course, in order to deepen their understanding of Liturgy. The course will be conducted over three Thursday nights, commencing th on Thursday October, 11 and continuing October th th 18 and 25 at 8.00 p.m. each evening in the Raheen Woods Hotel. Those who wish to participate should contact Geraldine at the Parish Office Asap

World Youth Day- Sydney 2008
World Youth Day 2008 will be held in Sydney, Australia th th from July 10 –20 2008. It is hoped that a Group of young people (aged 18-35) from the Diocese will be part of this once in a lifetime experience. If you are interested in being part of that group and want to learn more about our plans please come along to Curam, rd Claremorris on Sunday September 23 at 3.00p.m. (Curam is situated on the Church Grounds.) For more information contact Fr Tod Nolan (093) 52284 or email Wydtuam@eircom.net or Fr Charlie.

Newcastle
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10.30 a.m. Joe Corbett 10.30 a.m. Patrick Forde, Shudane

The 10.00 a.m. Masses Monday to Saturday will be offered for the Anniversaries which occur during this week. Patrick & Sarah Murphy, Kingsland and Deceased members of Family. John McCann, Rosanne & Vincent Nexson, Athenry and Glasgow. Michael & Annie Long, Cussane and Daughter-inLaw, Nonie, Cahrtymore Jimmy Rooney & Deceased members of Rooney Family, Coldwood. William & Margaret Kelly, Cussane. Michael John Kindregan, Cahertubber. Mary Biard, Craughwell. Pat Connor &Deceased members of Family, Montpelier. Paddy, Mary Kate Morrissey & Daughter Rita, Deerpark. Teresa (Doreen) Bane & her Husband John, Newford. Martin & Julia Coyne, Mullingar and Joe Coyne, Conneticut, USA. We pray for our Dead Tess Dunlap who died in Boston, USA. Sister of Rita Burke, Old Church St., Athenry May she Rest in Peace
The Offertory Collection in Athenry last weekend amounted to €3,996.00 and in Newcastle €745.0 0. Thank you for your support for the upkeep of the Parish.

Retreat – An Invitation
Announcing the new worldwide, Foyer of Light, Charity and Love, inspired by Marthe Robin, working for the New Pentecost. The theme for the 5-Day silent Retreat – “Chosen in Christ to live through love”. This gift for Ireland is given by Fr. Killian Byrne, appointed Foyer Priest. Venues: Esker Retreat Centre, Co. Galway 8th to 14th October. St. Dominic’s Retreat Centre, Cork 5th to 11th November. For detailed brochure contact Mai Keating, Tel. 0419819074, email marygkeating@gmail.com or Ann Murphy 045-483866, email ammm1@eircom.net . See notice board.

Readings for next weekend Amos 6:1. 4-7; Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31

Rainbows Athenry Parish Rainbows is a Charity which supports children and adolescents who have suffered a loss though death, separation or divorce. Rainbows is a peer support programme where young people can talk through their feelings with others in a similar situation. Rainbows offers a range of programmes for children aged 5-12, adolescents aged 13-18 and also for parents. The Athenry Rainbows Group is enrolling for its next 12 week programme. The Programme will begin in October. For further information please contact 087 6246908 Priests Autumn Collection. th Next Sunday 30 September, the Autumn Collection for the support of the Priests of the Parish will be taken up. We are grateful for your generousity to the four collections, which also contributes towards priests incomes in poorer parishes as well as this parish. Thank you for your support National Council of the Blind wish to thank the people of Athenry Parish and Collectors for their generous contribution of €1,839.89! Thanks again.

Athenry Church Altar Servers 29th & 30th Sept
Sat 7.30p.m; Amanda Fahy, Ola Krzyanowska, Emma Delmer. Sun 10.00a.m; Bernadette Carter, Jeanette Heagney, Niamh Burke. Sun 11.30a.m; Conor Ryan, Niall Moran, David Coen. Sun 7.30p.m; Edel Browne, Sean Ryan, Róisin Kennedy.

Newcastle Church Altar Servers. 30th Sept
Louise Burke, David Burke, Niamh Kindegan, Christopher Powell.

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Derrydonnell/ Clorane Derrydonnell/Palmerstown Derrydonnell/Coldwood Mountain West Derrydonnell North Coldwood Greethill/Clorane/Derrydonnellmore Lodge/Farnablake Clampar Boyhill Blaine/Gloves Mountpelier/Ballydavid Cahertubber Castle Ellen/Cussane Park Carnaun/Ballybacka Coshla Moorpark
David & Fiona Burke Nov 2nd Gerry & CMcD Assumpta Spring Dooley Dympna TK Cahill Oct17th John & CMcD Carmel Burke Spring Margaret TK Lane Jim & Bridget CMcD Joyce Nov16th

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*! Important Dates in 2008 !*
Confirmation: Athenry – Saturday March 8 2008 First Holy Communion: Sunday May 18 2008 Newcastle @ 10.30 a.m. Athenry @ 1.00p.m.
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Parents of children for First Holy Communion – 2008
A meeting for all parents of children for First Holy Communion will be held in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Monday 1st October at 8.30 pm. The Parish Programme will be explained and the dates of the special liturgies will be given. This meeting is for parents/ guardians only, as the children will be prepared at school through the Alive-O programme and at the parish level through their participation in the special Do This In Memory liturgies. Enrolment Forms will be given out at the meeting to the parents who wish their child to make First Holy Communion in 2008.

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Mary Hansberry TK CMcD CMcD TK Spring Sarah Madden Nov 9th

Oil Painting Classes,
If interested, contact Anne 875334 evenings after 9pm. Evening Classes – Adult Education
Vacancies exist for the following night classes; Computers (Beginners & Advanced), Internet & email, Interior Design, Conversational French, Flower Arranging, Digital Photography, ESOL, Sign Language, Art, Decoupage. Contact Athenry Vocational School for details @ 844159

CMcD Christina
Trowell Majella & Morgan TK Kelliher Paul & Ita TK Courtney Vincent & CMcD Mary Henry

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Tuam Flower & Garden Club
Spring Oct 19th

Lisheenkyle Castlelambert Moyvilla Moanbawn Mulpit/Caherfinisker Ballygurrane (Country) Kingsland Rahard Knockbrack Tysaxon/Currantarmuid Toorkeel/Ballyboggan Bengarra/Cappamoyle Shudane Newcastle Cormacoo/Derrew Laughtenora Cuddoo Lenamore/Woodvillage Cloonkeen

Flower Arranging Demonstration on Tues night 25 Sept in Tuam Golf Club @ 8.30pm. All arrangements made will be raffled on the night. All are welcome. Adm €7 for night or annual membership €30.

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Ann & Tom Dara & Susane Geary Oct 26th

CHY2 FORMS FOR 2006 – IMPORTANT NOTICE
If you are a PAYE tax-payer and you have contributed €250 or more in the tax year 2006, the parish can claim tax relief on your contributions at no cost to you. To all who have returned their CHY2 form for 2006 and others who have returned them for previous years, we are deeply grateful. If you have not already returned a CHY2 Form, it would be appreciated if you would do so this coming week by post or to the Church next weekend. It is important that you fill in your PPS No. on the CHY2 Certificate Indicate the rate at which you pay tax (22% or 42%) Please remember to sign the Form. The Athenry Agricultural Show Committee are th holding a meeting Wednesday 26 Sept @ (.30pm in Keanes Bar, Athenry. All member please attend and New members welcome. Action Breast Cancer, Pink Ribbon Campaign, th Friday 28 Sept., Please Support.
Caring in the Home Training Course in Athenry, starts 27 Sept @ 8pm. for 13 weeks. Course is certified by the Irish Red Cross and is free to all Family Carers. If interested please contact Brid Lynch @ 093 25362 or 087 9159508 Athenry Environmental Network free workshops @ rd community hall Athenry Sun 23 , 12pm organic gardening.
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CMcD Howley

Oct 12th

We are very grateful to all the homes that are hosting the Stations in 2007. Athenry Parent & Toddler Group every Wed and Fri from 11 am to 1pm upstairs in the Canton Hall (beside the ‘Shopping Basket’). All new Mum’s , Dad’s, toddlers and babies welcome. Each session €2. Further details please contact Kate @ 086 8568918. Interior Design Class

Starting in Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Wed 26 Sept. Ring Siun McDonnald @ 087 2846801

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Ladies Gold Watch found in Ard Aoibhinn. Contact 844513 Learn to speak everyday French from the comfort of your own home – Mornings only. Tel 087 9909618

“The Truth about dietary fats and cholesterol” Croí and HSE West are holding an information evening Thurs 27th Sept., Menlo Park Hotel, Galway @8pm.

Thanksgiving evening of Prayer at Knock
There will be a thanksgiving ‘evening of prayer’ in Knock on Friday October 13th from 8.00p.m. to midnight.

In 2007,
Problems paying off debts, experiencing financial difficulty, need advice on money management? MABS Helpline 1890-283438, see notice board.

At least 3-6 months notice should be given of the date and time of marriage. Contact should be made with any of the priests in the parish to make arrangements, papers; marriage preparation courses confirm dates etc. Marriages will not be celebrated on Sunday unless in very exceptional circumstances. Please note: At least 3 months notice of date of marriage must be given to the Civil Registrar in Athenry;

Ms Eilish O’Neill.

Some Interesting Stastistics Regarding Clergy- August 2007
     122 Diocesan Priests in the Diocese 22 are retired 8 are working beyond the age of 75. 12 Religious Order Priests working in the Diocese. 5 Seminarians 6 Priests working in Office/ School/ Parich Centre/ College Appointments

Please note in future there will be ONE STATION MASS in each area, either in autumn or during Lent, (2008) with our reduced manpower, your understanding, cooperation and support is greatly appreciated. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED: It would be an enormous help, if in the Station areas where there is no rota arranged, or the old one is not in operation that a list would be agreed. If this were done host families, neighbours and priests would know who is prepared to host the Station Mass. Would one or two people take on this initiative in the Station Area and continue to help out in supporting a great tradition in our Parish?

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Age Profile: 2 are in their 90’s 14 are in their 80’s 27 are in their 70’s 31 are in their 60’s

20 are in their 50’s 16 are in their 40’s 11 are in their 30’s 1 in his 20’s!

Marriages in 2007

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Derrydonnell/ Clorane Derrydonnell/Palmerstown Derrydonnell/Coldwood Mountain West Kingsland/Dublin Road Coldwood Greethill/Clorane/Derrydonnellmore PB/GB TK PB/GB TK PB/GB TK PB/GB
20th Paddy & Oct Margaret Kelly Declan & Jacqueline Byrne Tom Heavey 29th Sept

13th Oct

Lodge/Farnablake Clampar Boyhill Blaine/Gloves Mountpelier/Ballydavid Cahertubber Castle Ellen/Cussane Park Carnaun/Ballybacka Coshla Moorpark Lisheenkyle Castlelambert Moyvilla Moanbawn Mulpit/Caherfinisker Ballygurrane (Country)

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Peggy O’Sullivan 20th Oct

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Martin & Margaret Morrissey 27th Oct

Kingsland
Ballygurrane (Town) Rahard

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26th Teresa Feeney Oct

Knockbrack Tysaxon/Currantarmuid Toorkeel/Ballyboggan Bengarra/Cappamoyle Shudane PB/GB TK PB/GB PB/GB

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20th Olivia & Oct Tommy Morris .

Newcastle Cormacoo/Derrew Laughtenora

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Padraic & Ann 30th Grady Oct

Cudoo Lenamore/Woodvillage Cloonkeen

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ations-2006-2007 TK 844076 PK/GB 844169
Derrydonnell/ Clorane Derrydonnell/Palmerstown Derrydonnell/Coldwood Mountain West Kingsland/Dublin Road Coldwood Greethill/Clorane/Derrydonnellmore Lodge/Farnablake Clampar Boyhill Blaine/Gloves Mountpelier/Ballydavid Cahertubber Castle Ellen/Cussane Park Carnaun/Ballybacka Coshla Moorpark Lisheenkyle Castlelambert Moyvilla Moanbawn Mulpit/Caherfinisker Ballygurrane (Country) PB/GB TK PB/GB TK PB/GB TK PB/GB TK
Martin & Margaret Morrissey 27th Oct

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Tom Heavey

29th Sept

Declan & Jacqueline Byrne

13th Oct

Peggy O’Sullivan

20th Oct

Kingsland
Ballygurrane (Town) Rahard

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26th Teresa Feeney Oct

Knockbrack Tysaxon/Currantarmuid Toorkeel/Ballyboggan Bengarra/Cappamoyle Shudane PB/GB TK PB/GB PB/GB

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20th Olivia & Oct Tommy Morris .

Newcastle Cormacoo/Derrew Laughtenora

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Padraic & Ann 30th Grady Oct

Cudoo Lenamore/Woodvillage Cloonkeen

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Note: Fr Patrick in Athenry until October 1st

Stations-2006-2007 TK 844076 PK/GB 844169
Derrydonnell/ Clorane Derrydonnell/Palmerstown Derrydonnell/Coldwood Mountain West PB/GB TK PB/GB TK
Declan & Jacqueline Byrne

13th Oct

Kingsland/Dublin Road Coldwood Greethill/Clorane/Derrydonnellmore Lodge/Farnablake Clampar Boyhill Blaine/Gloves Mountpelier/Ballydavid Cahertubber Castle Ellen/Cussane Park Carnaun/Ballybacka Coshla Moorpark Lisheenkyle Castlelambert Moyvilla Moanbawn Mulpit/Caherfinisker Ballygurrane (Country)

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Martin & Margaret Morrissey 27th Oct

Kingsland
Ballygurrane (Town) Rahard Knockbrack

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26th Oct.

Tysaxon/Currantarmuid Toorkeel/Ballyboggan Bengarra/Cappamoyle Shudane Newcastle Cormacoo/Derrew Laughtenora Cudoo Lenamore/Woodvillage Cloonkeen