Edition 3 [16th/17th May ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition3.html]
Reflect: Pentecost Sunday – We recognise, we celebrate and we respond to God’s Spirit in our lives – His Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, trustfulness, gentleness and self-control. We leave ourselves open to the working of His Spirit, allowing His Spirit to be given full expression in and through us .“Glory be to Him whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine”. Eph 3:20

Castledaly [23/24 May]

Moate [23/24 May]

Mary & Peter Larkin Brocca
Michael Henson & Larry Gaffey Lowerwood

6.30pm Peter and Elizabeth Ledwith
10.00am Tom Mc Quillan
11.30am Tommy O'Brien

Eucharistic Ministers
9:30am John O'Brien
9:30am Emer Holloway

Eucharistic Ministers
6:30pm John Galvin
6:30pm Christy McCarthy
10:00am Terry Johnson
10:00am Pat McCann
11:30am Peggy Gavin
11:30am Doreen McNeill

9:30am Grainne Dunican
[We would welcome more readers. If you wish to be involved contact one of the priests.]

6.30pm Mary Galvin
10.00am Caroline Gorman
11.30am Patsy Mccormack

Church Care
Margaret Warburton, Betty Warburton, Louise Warburton

Church Care
Lena Shortall, Majella Hamm

Offertory Collection

Offertory Collection

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday from 9am -6pm St. Patrick's Church. If you are available to attend in prayer for an hour please write your name in the book at the top of the Church.

Rededication of the Cathedral - The Rededication ceremony for St. Mel’s Cathedral takes place this Sunday May 17th at 3.30pm. This is an opportunity to share the restored Cathedral with the wider Diocese and to thank the people for their support. As the Mother Church of the Diocese the Cathedral welcomes people from 41 parishes to gather in unity to celebrate its formal rededication.

Message from Bishop Francis Duffy (Second of three weekend messages)

Respect and dignity have not always been the experience of many in our society including those who are gay. There are changes needed that will draw on our capacities of love, compassion and respect. However, the question put before us on May 22nd, proposes changing our understanding of marriage. Such a change potentially alters the whole structure of marriage and parenthood and also leaves us with unanswered questions about possible consequences. This deserves deep prayer and reflection as we consider the meaning of marriage. Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Further details at www.meaningofmarriage.ie

Edition 3 [16/17th May ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter

St. Patrick’s Church Adult Choir: The departure of Sr. Clare as organist brings the focus very much on the choir for the 11.30am Mass. The sense of loyalty and commitment of the members is very much appreciated. Their consistency, Sunday after Sunday, reflects their deep faith and their conviction that music and song have an important place in meaningful worship. We cannot contemplate the 11.30 Mass without the choir so we are hoping that the members will continue to raise our minds and hearts to God and will succeed in filling the space which has arisen. We support and encourage them in every way we can.

First Communion in St. Patrick’s Church May 9th. We thank sincerely all who helped to make the event meaningful and prayerful. We thank the teachers who prepared the children for the Sacrament. We thank the choir and their leaders from St. Brigid’s Primary School who added so much to the occasion. Thanks too to the parents who were involved during the year in the ‘Do this in Memory’ programme which helped make First Communion Day more meaningful. Thanks to the children themselves who were so attentive on the day and to their parents for their example in faith and in prayer. The refreshments provided by the Parents Association were much appreciated also.
Confirmation for the young people from the five primary schools in the parish takes place on Thursday next in St. Patrick’s church at 4pm. This is a very special occasion in the faith life of the parish when the young people receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit which enable them to meet in a Christian way the challenges which come to them as they embrace adult life. We wish the young people and their parents an enjoyable and memorable day.
Child Protection: The Church has a policy in place for child protection both in churches and parish property. It is necessary that everyone dealing with young people have Garda Clearance and work under a child protection policy. We encourage anyone with concerns regarding the safety of children or anyone who suffered in the past to contact the Diocesan designated person Sean Leydon (087 7431649), An Garda Síochana or Tusla.

Bealtaine Festival Variety Show An evening or music, song, dance and recitation celebrating creativity as we age will be held in Tuar Ard Arts Centre on Tuesday 19th May from 7.30pm to 9pm. Refreshments will be served at 6.30pm in the Coffee Shop prior to the show. There will be a charge of €5 per person to cover costs. Admission by ticket only. If you are attending please phone Tuar Ard on (090) 6480242 or email info@tuarard.ie to book your place.

Official opening of the Dún na Sí Amenity & Heritage Park on Sunday 17th May @3pm. All Welcome.

Congratulations to Castledaly Community games athletes who won through their respective competitions last weekend and to everyone who participated despite difficult conditions.

Castledaly Fit Club continues Tuesday's and Friday's @7pm in Castledaly GAA Grounds. Junior fit club has also started back with fun, excerise and activities for ages 6 to 16. Contact Paulette Heavin for information

Charity Concert in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Sunday 24th May at 7pm in St. Peter & Paul's Church Athlone. Admission by donation. Raffle on the night. Supported by Nicky McFadden TD.

Pastoral Council meeting next Tuesday Night 19th May @8pm.
Grad Mass Moate Community School Friday 22nd May @8pm

Our Newsletter We are delighted to make our newsletter available to the whole community. We are conscious of the good being done by so many groups and organisations, working to improve the quality of life for others. If you wish to communicate through our newsletter, please contact us not later Tuesday to be included in the following Sunday’s edition.

Contact Details: Fr Farrell [09064-81189] Msgr Noonan [09064-81180] newsletter@parishofmoate.com - www.parishofmoate.com