Edition 14 [ 1st/2nd August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition14.html]

Reflect: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - In the Gospel of next Sunday we again have a teaching about the importance of the Eucharist in our everyday lives. The reading draws attention to our faith in Jesus' presence in the Eucharist. Jesus is the bread of life. He gives us his Body and Blood as bread so that we may have eternal life. When we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist our lives take on a deeper meaning and we live as people with the strong hope and confidence that we will one day share the fullness of life with God. This hope can transform the way we live our daily lives and gives us the grace to live in kindness, gentleness, compassion, forgiveness and true charity. So we continue to ask God to increase our faith in the Real Presence. "Lord I believe, help my unbelief”

Castledaly [ 8th/9th August ]

Moate [ 8th/9th August ]

9.30am John Farrell, Hall
James Farrell, Lowerwood
Johnny Molloy, Boggagh
Eucharistic Ministers
9:30am Anita Murray & Bernie Farrell
Eucharistic Ministers
6.30pm John Galvin & Christy McCarthy
10.00am Terry Johnson & Pat McCann
11.30am Peggy Gavin & Doreen McNeill
9.30am Teresa Farrell

6.30pm Anne McCormack
10.00am Mary Stone
11.30am Patsy McCormack

Church Care
Connie Gavin, Marguerite Farrell, Rose Gavin
Church Care
Lena Shortall, Majella Hamm
Offertory Collection
Offertory Collection
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 Day in Killomenaghan: The annual Cemetery Day in Killomenaghan takes place on Saturday August 15th. Mass will be celebrated in the Cemetery at 7pm. There will be no Mass in St. Ciaran's Church on that day.
Ceremonies in Knock during August: The Faith and Family Novena takes place from August 14th to August 22nd. Daily Ceremonies will be held from 3pm to 8.30pm. Workshops will take place from 12 noon until 6pm. For more information visit www.knockshrine.ie
Message from the Bishop on the Mass (2/4): The Liturgy of the Word is the part of the Mass that takes place at the lectern or pulpit, properly called the Ambo. The most important part is the Gospel, preceded by the Alleluia, for which we stand. The first reading usually gives some Old Testament background to the Gospel. The Psalm is our answer or response to the first reading. The second reading, usually from one of St. Paul's letters, is unrelated to the others and is sometimes omitted. The homily is the priest's attempt to relate the Word of God to everyday life. The Creed which follows is a statement of truths we believe. The Liturgy of the Word ends with the Prayer of the Faithful. We can best join in the Liturgy of the Word by listening carefully to the scriptures, especially the Gospel, and by joining in the Creed and the response to the psalm.
Edition 14 [ 1st/2nd August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter
Dunegan Cemetery Mount Temple: In the recent past a letter was circulated in the Parish indicating proposed work in the Cemetery. The letter emphasised a desire to create a prayerful atmosphere enabling the bereaved to have space to pray and reflect in their search for comfort, consolation and hope during their time of sadness and loss. The letter also contained a request for a contribution towards the proposed work. The Committee involved would appreciate if you would make your contribution as soon as possible to enable work to begin.

Accord: Accord provides information and support if you are preparing for marriage, seeking to enhance your relationship, looking for help with marriage and relationship difficulties or carrying out research or wanting to learn more about marriage and family issues. Contact Athlone 090 6475491, Mullingar 044 9348707 and Tullamore 057 934183.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is a Twelve Step Fellowship dedicated to helping anyone suffering because of their drinking. The Twelve Step programme is the suggested format for recovery from alcoholism and its effects. Meetings each week in Moate and Athlone. Contact 01 8527000 for details.

Moate Show: Moate Agricultural Show Society will hold their 174th show in Moate Showgrounds (beside Anthony Browne's filling station) on Sunday 23rd of August, 2015. The launch of the show took place in the Grand Hotel on Friday night last and many thanks to all who supported it. A great night was had by all. Heartfelt thanks for the continued support given to Moate Show down through the years. Entry forms and details of show can be obtained from Angela Jordan, Windmill Road, Moate - telephone 090 6481318 or email moateshow1@gmail.com.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service: The blood donor clinic will be held in the Moate Community Centre on Sunday August 9th from 12pm to 3.30pm. Over the Summer months, particularly when the weather is good, there can be a sharp decline in attendance at the clinics so your support is very much appreciated.

"Bia Dude" Cookery Camp: “Bia Dude” Cookery Camp for all budding junior chefs (6-12 years) will take place in Moate Community School from August Monday 10th to Thursday 13th. Learn the skills to prepare, make and serve delicious dishes. Contact Fidelma 086 3197571 or Michelle 087 7677980 for more details.

St. Hilda’s Church Gate Collection: Many thanks to all who supported St. Hilda’s Church Gate Collection last weekend. Total amount collected in Moate, Mount Temple and Castledaly was €1,455.63.

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 on 090 6481183.

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