Edition 18 [ 29th/30th August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition18.html]

Reflect: Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Gospel of next Sunday invites us to think about how we share the healing presence of Christ in our care for and support for those who are sick. The deaf man is brought to Jesus for healing by his friends. These people beg Jesus to lay his hands on this deaf man so that he might be healed. Jesus' healing power is shown in his opening of the man's ears and the restoring of his speech. When family members and friends care for one another when they are sick, they bring Christ's healing presence. When we pray for those who are ill, we ask God to show his healing power. When health is restored, we share that good news with others. "Where there is great love, there are always great miracles." Blessed Mother Teresa.

Castledaly [ 5th/6th Sept ]

Moate [ 5th/6th Sept ]

9.30am Doyle Family, Kilcleagh
Bridget & Thomas Warburton, Boyanna
Coughlan Family, Castledaly and Tullamore
11.30am Charles Claffey
Eucharistic Ministers
9:30am Bernie Farrell & Anita Murray
Eucharistic Ministers
6.30pm Rachel Dolan
10.00am Mary Allen & Cathy Gillivan
11.30am Carmel Ledwith & Tom Shaughnessy
9.30am Francis Kearney

6.30pm Mary Galvin.
10.00am Caroline Gorman.
11.30am Marie McCarthy

Church Care
Helen Heavin, Orla Heavin & Mary McLoughlin
Church Care
Maura Roche, Teresa Doyle, Mary Doyle
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.

Volunteering with VSO in Ethiopia: We send good wishes to Stephanie Galvin, Main Street Moate who is currently volunteering with VSO in Ethiopia. Stephanie’s project brief is to set up a Neonatal Intensive Care unit in a remote part of Ethiopia with the aim of reducing infant mortality. The project is funded by Irish Aid. Stephanie’s work involves helping to project manage the construction of the unit, procuring appropriate lifesaving equipment and training nurses in neonatal care. While the structure is almost complete, additional valuable equipment could be secured with more funding. In order to support Stephanie’s work a Coffee Morning will be held at Galvin’s Main St. on Friday and Saturday 18th and 19th September from 10.30 am. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Edition 18 [ 29th/ 30th August ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter
Back to School Prayer: Dear God, watch over the pupils as they go back to school. Keep them safe every day. Help them treat others with kindness and respect and to learn new things about God and the world each day. Give them joy and peace as they put their trust in you. Amen.
Pattern Day in Clonmacnoise: The Clonmacnoise Pattern Day on Sunday 13th September will commemorate 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columbanus.
The National Catholic Grandparents Association: The National Catholic Grandparents Association annual pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 13th September.
Moate Show: Many thanks to all those who supported the Moate Agricultural Show on Sunday last. The local support was still very strong even with the very inclement weather. It was great to see the large amount of entries from young and old in so many different categories. The committee are very grateful to all those who volunteer so willingly in the weeks prior to the show, on the day of the show itself and during the clean up afterwards. Heartfelt gratitude to all our many sponsors who help make the show such an annual success.
Moate Action Group: The group has been busy over the past six months working on a 5-year plan for the development of the town. The plan is now completed and contains over 60 exciting recommendations. It will be presented to the public in the Grand Hotel on Thursday September 24th at 8pm.
Moate Men's Shed: Moate Men's Shed meet Tuesday and Friday at 2.30pm in Chester Lodge, beside St. Patrick's Church. All men are welcome.
Tuar Ard: To celebrate Culture Night 2015 on Friday September 18th, Tuar Ard Arts Centre will launch its Autumn programme of events with a screening of the award-winning short film Luke at 6pm and 7.30pm. Local artist Dominic O'Brien will also be launching his exhibition entitled Westmeath Natural Heritage and History on the same night at 8pm. All are very welcome to attend these free events.

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.

Castledaly Community Games: Congratulations to all the athletes, musicians and singers from Castledaly who did so well in the National Community Games Finals last weekend.
Irish Dancing: The Ganley School of Irish Dancing resumes classes in Dún na Sí on Wednesday September 9th at 6.45pm. This is an ideal time for beginners to learn the skills of Irish dancing. For queries contact Joe on 087 6473497.
Castledaly Fit Club: Castledaly Fit Club continues Tuesdays and Fridays at 7pm. Junior Fit Club also continues with fun exercise activities for ages 6 to 16. Contact Paulette Heavin for more information.

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