Edition 15 [ 8th/9th August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition15.html]

Reflect: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time - In the Gospel of next Sunday we have a further teaching about the importance of the Eucharist in our everyday lives. Jesus tells the Jews that just as God gave the Israelites manna to sustain them in the desert, so now God has sent new manna that will give eternal life. Jesus himself is the bread sent by God; Jesus' flesh is the bread that is given for the life of the world, The bread that will sustain us in this life, into eternal life. In the bread and wine, Jesus' Body and Blood are made truly present. When we share in the Body and Blood of Christ, Jesus himself comes to dwell within us. This union with the Lord sends us forth to be Christ's body for the life of the world. Christ has no body now on earth but yours. (St. Teresa of Avila)

Castledaly [ 15th/16th August ]

Moate [ 15th/16th August ]

9.30am Michael Molloy, Killomenaghan (First Anniversary)
11.30am Mary Healy
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 Mary Galvin
10.00am Caroline Gorman
11.30am Marie McCarthy

Church Care
Connie Gavin, Marguerite Farrell, Rose Gavin
Church Care
Lena Shortall, Majella Hamm
Offertory Collection
Offertory Collection
Recent Deaths: We remember in our prayers Paddy Gavin, Mount Temple and Vincent Brady, Arva, Co. Cavan (brother-in-law of Monsignor Noonan)
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.
Message from the Bishop on the Mass (3/4): After the Liturgy of the Word, the priest goes to the altar to begin the second part of the Mass, called the Liturgy of the Eucharist. This part of the Mass repeats in a ritual or ceremonial way the four actions of Jesus at the Last Supper - he TOOK bread and wine, he BLESSED it, then BROKE it and SHARED it. 'He TOOK' is repeated when the bread and wine is brought to the altar, taken by the priest with the prayer 'Blessed are you God of all creation...' Having purified his fingers, the priest then invites the people to pray that the 'sacrifice will be acceptable...' The response is MAY THE LORD RECEIVE THIS SACRIFICE FROM YOUR HANDS FOR OUR GOOD AND THAT OF ALL HIS HOLY CHURCH. The priest then says the Prayer over the Gifts, which concludes the first part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist which repeats the action of Jesus - 'he TOOK'.
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 There will be a bus going to the Novena from Mount Temple Hall on Thursday 20th August leaving at 5pm. Please contact Bernie Hanevy on 090 6485635 or 086 2254374
Edition 16 [ 15th/16th August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter
Feast of the Assumption of Mary Saturday next August 15th: Mass will be celebrated in Killomenaghan Cemetery at 7pm. There will be no mass in St. Ciaran’s on the day. There will be a Vigil Mass in St. Patrick’s Church at 6.30pm on Friday and Masses on Saturday at 10.00am and 11.30am.
On this Feast day, we think of Mary in glory. We also think about her as our intercessor to whom we can turn in prayer, in moments of discouragement, disappointment and failure. The words of the Memorare can give us great confidence when we are tried and tested by the crosses of life.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Youth 2000 Festival: Join over 1000 young people between 16 and 35 at the Youth 2000 Summer Festival. The Festival takes place in the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co Tipperary from Thursday 13th August to Sunday 16th August 2015. For queries and additional information, please contact the National Office at dublin@youth2000.ie or 01 6753690.

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. 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 this Sunday August 9th from 12pm to 3.30pm.

Camp Lugh: “Camp Lugh” a five day fun filled camp for Primary School Children in Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park, Moate from Monday August 24th - Friday 28th August, 9.30am – 2pm daily. Activities include: Orienteering, Meet and Feed the Animals, Arts and Crafts, Nature Walks, Mini Marathon, Yoga, Face Painting, Explore Science, Cookery, Music and Dance, Explore the Heritage Trail, Celtic Storytelling and Fun and Games! Contact: Olive 087 9306308, Cathy 086 0795887 for more details and booking.

Bia Dude: "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 & serve delicious dishes. Contact Fidelma 086 3197581 or Michelle 087 7677980 for more details.

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