PARISH NEWSLETTER Altar Servers Weekend – Athenry Nov 21st/22nd th 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: email@example.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 th 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 th 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 th 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 th 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 th 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 st 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 th 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 th New Park Hotel. Parents of aspiring young athletes are 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- rd Unless a family member tells us, we cannot be expected 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. st 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 th 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.