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					        PARISH NEWSLETTER                                       Altar Servers Weekend – Athenry Nov 21st/22nd
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          14 /15th November 2009                                Sat 7.30p.m Ailish Mc Donagh, Niamh Donnellan, Ciara Kelly,
                                                                Nicoal Gill.
Fr Tony King PP        (091) 844076                             Sun 10.00 a.m Daire Kennedy, Louis O’Hara, Stephen Coen,
Fr Charlie Mc Donnell  (091) 844227                             Conor Hamill.
Email: athenryparish@gmail.com                                  Sun 11.30a.m Saoirse Doherty, Kate O’Flaherty,       Megan
Website Address:                                                O’Brien, Kelly Van Nickerk, Eadaoin Bane.
http://www.athenry.net/stmarysparish                            Sun 7.30p.m Eoghan Keane, Darragh Bergin, Briain Doherty,
Athenry                                                         Garreth Ward.
                                                                Newcastle Altar Servers- Sun 22nd @ 10.30a.m.
Sat 14th   7.30p.m. Private Intention                           Stephen Madden, Ian Maloney, Cathal Regan.
Sun 15th  10.00a.m. Michael Glavin,
                    Carnaun (1st Anniv)                         Movement for Perpetual Prayer for Marriage and
          11.30a.m. People of the Parish                        Families. We wish to remind those who have committed
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           7.30p.m. Michael Burke, Clampar                      themselves to pray for one hour on the 15 of each month
                    Park & Cheltenham.                          to please take note that the next day of prayer is on
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Fri 20th  8.00p.m. Willie Holian, Prospect.                     Sunday next the 15 day of November.
                    (Month's Mind)
                    Celebrant:Fr Richie.                        Sacrament of Reconciliation- Confessions
Sat 21st  7.30p.m. Private Intention                            Athenry- Church of the Assumption
Sun 22nd. 10.00a.m. Michael Coppinger,                          Saturday: 10.30-11.00a.m (after Novena Mass)
                    (1st Anniv) & Parents                                  7.00- 7.20p.m.(Before Vigil Mass)
                    Tom & Nancy,
                    The Square                                  First Friday: 6.50- 7.10p.m. (After Mass)
                                                                or by Appointment:      091- 844076 –091 844227
          11.30a.m. People of the Parish
           7.30p.m. Private Intention                           Newcastle- Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Newcastle                                                       Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions
Sun 15th  10.30a.m. Breda & Joe Burke,                          Before 10.30a.m. Mass on Sunday & 8.30p.m.
                    Binn.
                                                                Confirmation Programme 2009-2010
Sun 22nd. 10.30a.m Martin Molloy, Pat &Nora Forde
                    Newcastle.                                  The Liturgy for the Young People preparing for
                                                                Confirmation will take place in the Athenry Church at
The 10.00a.m Masses Monday to Saturday will be                                                th
                                                                the Vigil Mass, November 28 at 7.30p.m and in
offered for the Anniversaries, which occur during this          Newcastle Church on Sunday, November 29 at
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week.                                                           10.30a.m.
Michael & Nancy Broderick, Moorpark.                            The Young people will be involved in the Liturgy and
Christy Doherty, Northgate Street.                              we are grateful to them, their teachers, the
Mary & Christy Kennedy & Deceased of Kennedy                    Parents Core Group for their work in the preparation
Family, Caherfinisker.                                          of the young people for Confirmation. Again we
William & Lily Ryan & Deceased of their families.               encourage the families to be with the young people
Peter & Ellen Morrissey, Ballinloughaune.                       and to occupy seating in the front half of the Church.
George & Teresa Mc Gee, Limerick.
Phyllis De Lacey, Limerick.
                                                                Bethany Bereavement Support Group
               We Pray for Our Dead                             The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a parish-
Paddy Lally, Surrey, London and late of Knockbrack.             based ministry which aims to help those bereaved and
    (Brother-in-law of Mary Lally, Knockbrack)                  grieving who are asking for help.
                                                                They provide a “Drop-in Centre” in the Old Presbytery
    Mary Murphy (nee Cotter) (Spouse of the late                                            rd
                                                                beside the Church on the 3 Wednesday of each month
  Tim Murphy, Newcastle & Sister-in-law of the late             from 7.30p.m to 8.30p.m. If you have experienced
     Sr Eugenia Murphy, Presentation Convent)                   bereavement recently or in the past, feel welcome to drop
             May they Rest in Peace.                            in for an informal meeting.
Readings for next weekend                                       Team members can be contacted as follows:
Dan 7:13:14. Ps 92. Apoc !:5-8. Jn 18:33-37.                    Margaret 086 8846027            Nóirin      091 844079
                                                                Sr Mary 087 2190832             Teresa     087 4170777
The Offertory Collection in Athenry last weekend                Maura 085 7263570                 Clare     087 6781623
mounted to €3784.61.00 and €735.00 in Newcastle.                Lily        086-1064766           Shirley   087 2434294
Thank you for your support for the upkeep of the Parish.        Donna 086 6020028                 Maude     087 7526516
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Mass on Friday 20 @ 7.15 for all Bereaved
Parishioners
A Rememberance Tree will be placed in the Sanctuary             “How to Read the Bible”–
and people who were bereaved in the past year are
invited to write the names of their beloved ones in the         A really worthwhile course for ordinary people in the
cards provided and place them on the tree.                      Holy Family Centre, Carrabane on fiveTuesday nights
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Remembrance Liturgy on Friday 27 @ 7.15p.m.for the              from 7.00 to 8.30pm.Starts Tuesday 17th November.
Babies and children of the Parish who died by                   Everyone welcome and it's free!
miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or cot death or by accident
and anybody who lost a child at any stage of life.              Come along and give it a go!
                                                             Liam Lawton Concert in Ballintubber Abbey on Sun
Book Launch- Open Invitation                                   nd
                                                             22 November, 2009.Tickets: Ballintubber 094 9030934

The Launch of the Centenary Book of the Story of the         WeightWatchers for Men and Women on Wednesday
Presentation Sisters, Scoil Chroí Naofa and                  Please note both Morning and Evening Sessions
Presentation College, Athenry (1908-2008) will take          Now taking place at Raheen Woods Hotel.
place in Presentation College, Athenry at 2.30p.m on         10.15 A.M and 6.45 PM
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Saturday, November, 21 .                                     Annual St Vincent De Paul Collection will be taken up
The Presentation Sisters, Editor and Compiler,                    th  th
                                                             on 12 /13 December at all Masses in Athenry and
Gerry Ahern and the Book Committee are extending a           Newcastle.
huge Céad Míle Fáilte to past and present pupils,
teachers, members of the Boards of Managements               Newcastle Community Alert
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and the public to attend the launch that commemorates        Meeting on Wednesday the 18 of November @
the Centenary of their coming to Athenry. During that time   Newcastle Community Centre at 8.00p.m.
tens of thousands of pupils have received an excellent       Could all members please attend.
education in Presentation Secondary Top,                     The East Galway News and Views
Presentation College, Presentation Convent National          News, photos, articles for publication in the
School (Scoil Chroí Naofa) and the Nano Nagle                November/December issue should be emailed to:
pre-school.                                                  gerryahern100@hotmail.com by Friday, 20th of
Broadcaster and Lecturer, Bernadette Prendergast of          November News about up-coming events in
Galway Bay FM, who is a past pupil of Presentation           December will be most welcome.
College, will be the principal speaker at the launch.        Hand in or post your Free classified Ads to: A & T
                                                             Print, Barrack St., Athenry by Friday, 20th of
                                                             November.
Presentation College, Athenry, Co. Galway
                                                             Athenry Juvenile Athletic Club will be holding its AGM
                                                             on Wednesday, 18 November, at 8 p.m. in the
Open Evening for Enrolment 2010
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Tuesday 17 November at 7.30p.m.
                                                             invited to attend.
Parents and prospective pupils are invited to the College    The Sick.
for a presentation on the unique PCA First Year              The Priests of the Parish would be grateful to know about
Programme.                                                   people who are sick. We would like to pray for them at
                                                             Mass (privately) and when possible to visit the hospital.
Closing Date for Applications for First Year 2010-
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Thursday, 3 December, 2009.
                                                             to know. When parents of parishioners who live outside
                                                             our parish die, the Priests would like to have information
Athenry Community Childcare Services                         from family or neighbours.
                OPEN DAY                                     Support the Local: Developing our Parish means that we
                                                             support everything “local”. Communities are under threat
New Community based Childcare Services for                   today from larger centres. We all depend on local enterprise
Athenry.                                                     and business. It should not take a crisis to make us aware.
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Open Day on Saturday 21 November from 3-5p.m at              Support for local business and community effort is a vital sign of
Cullairbaun Community House, 69a Cullairbaun                 a Living Parish
Estate, Tuam Road, Galway.                                   Meitheal 2010- Bulletin Update
We are welcoming parents to come and view our                The Parish Pastoral Council list of contact information for
premises and speak to staff about the type of service we     voluntary bodies and services in the Parish is currently
offer. Our services include a Preschool and an out of        being updated. Please check that the details for your
school service for children aged 3 years upwards.            group/organisation is correct and included by contacting
Parents can benefit under the Childcare Subvention           the Parish Office immediately.
Scheme 2008-2010 or the Early Childhood Care and             Newcastle National School
Education Scheme (ECCE).                                     Due to unforeseen circumstances the position of
Contact Details: Lorraine Treacy 085 7062014                 part-time Caretaker will also involve cleaning duties.
Cathryn O’Flaherty 087 6248323.                              Anybody interested in applying please forward your
                                                             application and C.V. to The Chairperson,
Wanted
                                                             Board of Management, Newcastle National School
Unwanted or old mobile phones.
                                                             Newcastle, Co Galway on or before Monday the
Help Athenry Boy’s School to get an Interactive White          th
                                                             16 of November, 2009
Board for their School by collecting unwanted mobile
phones. Total number required is 500.                        Meaning to Life
If you have an old or unwanted phone please drop it into
the Boys’ School.                                            We live in a fragile world. People have lost trust in many
By helping the school you will also be helping the           institutions- banks & business, Church & Politics,
“Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.                          Legal Systems and Administrators. Where can we find
Thank you for your support.                                  meaning and purpose in our Christian lives ? If you
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                                                             are interested in joining a group of people in the
Umbra Clothing Collection on Thursday 19                     parish who are searching and exploring these issues
November before 12 noon on the day at Church of the          contact the Parish Office @ 091 844076.
Assumption Car Park, Church Street, Athenry.

				
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