Edition 17  [ 22nd/23rd August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition17.html]

Reflect: Twenty Second  Sunday in Ordinary Time-

In the Gospel of next Sunday Jesus is teaching about holiness, which is not found in external acts alone. Holiness comes from within and is evidenced in the actions and attitudes that emerge from a person's life.Jesus' strong words to the Pharisees challenge us as well. In our desire to show that we are holy, we might also give too much attention to externals, following rules without thinking about the intention behind them. Jesus reminds us that we do not make ourselves holy by our actions. Rather, we become holy when we allow God's Spirit to transform us. Our actions should be an expression of the conversion of our heart to God and to God's ways. True holiness is then seen in acts of practical love and service. “Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be.”  Thérèse de Lisieux

Castledaly [ 29th/30th August ]

Moate  [ 29th/30th August  ]

9.30a.m          Charles & Veronica Murray,Hall.
                       Charles Rigney, Newbridge.
                       James & Bridget Mullins, Railway Crossing.  
6.30pm  Eddie Byrne.    
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
Recent Deaths:  Terry Mc Namara, Dublin, wife of Tom Mc Namara, Boggagh who died recently.
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. 
Fr.Pat Kiernan CC: On Tuesday 1st September we say farewell to our Parish Curate, Fr. Pat Kiernan, who has been with us for the past fifteen years. Originally from the Parish of Dromard in North Longford  Fr. Pat served in Ballymahon, St. Mel’s College and Mohill before coming to Mount Temple. Over the many years he has been with us he has been a dedicated and hard working servant of the people and in particular with the people of Mount Temple – caring for the sick, preparing children for the Sacrament of First Communion and Confirmation, helping people in their preparation for Marriage, and most especially he has been wonderful at the sad times of bereavement and death. As he takes leave and says goodbye we realise it is difficult uprooting and moving on.  But it is great that he has been part of our Parish and we wish him every Blessing from God in his new Parish of Edgeworthstown and may he have Good Health and Happiness.
Edition 17 [ 22nd/23rd August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter
Leaving Cert: Congratulations to all those students who received the Leaving Results last week. All their hard work and effort paid off. Many will have received offers from CAO to courses of their choice. We wish them all the best in the future and continued success in their studies.

Moate Community School: MCS will re-open on Thursday 27th August for all First Year Students. We wish them well in their new school and hope they  find friendship and support over the coming weeks.

St. Brigid's & St. Oliver Plunkett Primary Schools: St. Brigid's and St. Oliver Plunkett's Primary Schools will re- open for all pupils on Tuesday 1st September.

Kilcleagh National School: Kilcleagh National School will re- open for all pupils on Monday 31st August

Prayer to begin the School Year: God of wisdom and might we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit. Be with our children as they begin a new school year. Bless them and their teachers and staff. Give the strength and grace as their bodies grow;wisdom and knowledge to their minds as they search for understanding; May all find true friendship,compassion and patience within the classroom and school. Bring peace and zeal to their hearts. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Pattern Day in Clonmacnoise: The Clonmacnoise Pattern Day on Sunday 13th September will commemorate 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus.

Castledaly Homework Club: There will be a homework club starting this September for Kilcleagh N.S.
Monday to Thursday from 3 - 5.30pm. Anyone who would like more details please contact Anne on (087) 6542321.

Camp Lugh:  “Camp Lugh” a five day  fun filled camp for Primary School Children in Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park, Moate starts on Monday next. Camp runs until  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!  All proceeds from the camp go towards the Park. Contact: Olive 087 9306308, Cathy 086 0795887 for more details and booking.

Moate Action Group:  The Launch of Moate Development Plan will take place within the next few weeks. Moate Action Group(MAG) have worked on a 5 year plan for the development of the town over the past 6 months. The plan contains over 60 recommendations. Moate Action Group was set up to address social and environmental issues facing the town and its hinterland in the current economic climate.
The vision of the group:To make Moate one of the best small towns in Ireland in which  to live , work, visit and do business.  
The Committee: Identified projects to enhance the town by commissioning a feasibility study Liaises with all the communities and groups in the town to build a spirit of co-operation Works closely with all the statutory agencies, including Westmeath County Council to attract local investment Included on the committee are some local Councillors and the  Director of Services from Westmeath County Council. For more details contact 090 64 66404

European Boxing Finals: Congratulations to Joe Ward on winning Gold in the Euopean Boxing Finals last weekend. 

Castledaly Community Games:  Congratulation to  Helen Lynch who came 4th in the u12 50 metre Freesstyle Swimming Competition in the National Community Games Finals last weekend. 

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