Edition 12 [ 18th/19th July ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition12.html]

Reflect: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - In next Sunday’s Gospel we hear the familiar story of how Jesus feeds the crowds in the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. We can take many messages from the Scripture readings of this Mass in relation to the importance of the Eucharist in our lives, The miracles encourages us also to have faith that Jesus will take what we have and make it enough to satisfy and fill all our needs. We ask for this blessing when we say” Give us this day our daily bread”

Castledaly [ 25th/26th July ]

Moate [ 25th/26th July ]


Month's Memory: Tom Kenny, Ballinalassey.


6.30pm Joe Egan,
11.30am Mary Hogan.

Eucharistic Ministers
9:30am Mary Pillion
9:30am Bridie Murray

Eucharistic Ministers
6.30pm Maura Roche
10.00am Johnny Finnerty & Fergus McCormack
11.30am Olive Quinn & Ann Doran

Jean Gaffey

[We would welcome more readers. If you wish to be involved contact one of the priests.]


6.30pm Sr.May Keegan.
10.00am Louise McCormack.
11.30am Aidan Hamm.

Church Care
Jean Gaffey, Bernie Farrell, Rosemary Young

Church Care
Peggy Farrell, Mary E. Warburton, Mary Donnellan

Offertory Collection

Offertory Collection

Recent Deaths: We remember in our prayers Joe Hanevy, Mount Temple, Paddy Hynes, The Pike, Boyanna.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 9am - 6pm in St. Patrick's Church. If you wish to attend in prayer for an hour, please write your name in the book at the top of the Church.

Cemetery Sunday: Thanks to all who attended Cemetery Day last Saturday in Castledaly and helped to make it a spiritual event. Despite the unkind weather, it was most encouraging to see so many people turning out to remember and pray for their departed. Thanks to all who assisted in making the Mass meaningful and prayerful.

Pentecost Collection €3643: Sincere thanks to all who contributed to this collection. As already explained in a previous edition, the six collections (Pentecost, Harvest, November, Christmas, Shrove and Easter) go to a central Diocesan fund to cover the wages of the priests in the Dioceses. The Offertory Collection goes towards day-to-day Parish expenses and the upkeep of the Churches and Parochial Houses.

Edition 12 [ 18th/19th July ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter

Fr.Pat Kiernan: Great sadness and deep regret was expressed throughout the community at the news of the imminent transfer of Fr.Pat to Edgesworthstown. Fr. Pat gave outstanding service at every level to the people of Mount Temple over the past 15 years. His warm personality, his friendly approach and his consistent giving of himself to improve the quality of life for the people in the community endeared him to all whose lives he touched. He witnessed to Gospel values in a very sincere and effective way, being with people in good times and bad, in their joys and in their sorrows, making Christ’s message relevant to every occasion. In thanking him for all that he was and gave during his time in Mount Temple our good wishes go with him that his time in his new appointment as Parish Priest will be both rewarding and fulfilling.

Community Centre: The Centre has been painted both internally and externally in recent weeks. Great credit is due to all involved especially the Committee who are responsible for generating the funds to make the work possible. The Community Centre in Moate is recognised for its cleanliness and the standard of excellence that is maintained at every level. We look forward to a full programme of activities during the coming year. If you wish to book the Centre for sports activities or for meetings or conferences phone Pauline on 090 6481733.

Work on Donegan Cemetery: Great credit is due to Westmeath County Council on the outstanding work carried out on the cemetery in recent weeks. The improved parking space is much appreciated and we look forward to the completion of the remaining work. Credit is also due to the Council for the work taking place at Castledaly Cemetery with a view to improving parking there also.

Westmeath Football : Our good wishes go with the Westmeath Ladies team as they travel to Carlow to play Dublin in the Leinster Final this Sunday. A victory would be a great achievement and a major boost for the county.

We were most encouraged by the performance of the Senior Team on Sunday last against Dublin. Their achievement to date gives us confidence as they approach their next match when they take on Fermanagh in Breffini Park. A victory there would take us into the All Ireland Quater Finals.

Summer Seisiún 2015: An evening of music, song, dance and storytelling every Sunday from the12th July to the 9th August in Teach Ceoil Dún na Sí. Show starts at 8pm. All welcome. Admission €10 / €5 / Group Rate available.

"My Dad" - A Tribute to the legendary Merle Haggard featuring Marty Haggard and The Sheerin Family in Tuar Ard on Tuesday July 21st at 8pm. Tickets €18 on sale now from Tuar Ard.

Unislim: New morning classes commencing on Tuesday July 7th in Moate Community Centre from 9.30am to 10.30am. Evening class on Monday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Castledaly Fit Club: Fit Club continues Tuesdays and Fridays 7pm Junior Fit Club continues with fun excerise activities for ages 6 to 16.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park Family Membership Cards: Family membership card entitles you and your family to admission to the Heritage Park, Pet Farm and Scéal Exhibition. Contact Mary at Dún na Sí for more details, 6481183

Contact Details: Fr. Farrell [090 6481189] Msgr. Noonan [090 6481180] newsletter@parishofmoate.com - www.parishofmoate.com