Edition 4 [23rd/24th May ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition4.html]
ReflectThe Solemnity of the Holy Trinity invites us to remember that God has revealed himself to us as one God in three Persons. When we make the Sign of the Cross, we name ourselves Christians as we pray the name of the Holy Trinity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Sign of the Cross is also a symbol of the mission we received at Baptism to teach all people about Jesus. "Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit"

Castledaly [30/31 May]

Moate [30/31 May]


Philomena & Frank Kearney

6.30pm  Samuel Grennan

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   Sr.May Keegan  / Turlough O Brien

10.00am Louise McCormack  / Chris Tuohy

11.30am Aidan Hamm

Church Care
Margaret Warburton, Betty Warburton, Louise Warburton

Church Care
Lena Shortall, Majella Hamm

Offertory Collection

Offertory Collection

Recent Deaths: We remember in our prayers Liam Ledwith, Dunlum & Bernie Slevin Ganly, Athlone Road, Moate who died recently R.I.P.

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.

Care of the sick: The priests of the parish are always available to visit the sick whether in their homes, in hospital or in a nursing home. Sometimes the priests may not know that someone is ill and so would like to be told if a visit would be appreciated. First Friday is a day when Communion is taken to the sick in the parish. The priests can be contacted to take Communion to other people who are not on their lists and who wish to receive the Sacrament on that day. Contact details can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes: The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from this Wednesday, May 27th until Monday June 1st. We remember the pilgrims in our prayers and also the sick, that through the intercession of Mary they may experience healing and peace in their lives.

A new, very attractive 350 page publication, "St. Mel's Cathedral - a glorious undertaking" will be available from Saturday evening 16th May, print €20. It documents the history of the cathedral and its restoration story. 

You are invited to the blessing of the Ruffatti organ in St.Mel's Cathedral on Sunday 24th May @ 8pm followed by a concert featuring the Lonford County Choir and the Cathedral Choir. An organ recital will form part of the concert. Admission is free. 

Edition 4 [23rd/24th  May ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter

Church Collections: We thank sincerely all who support the different collections. The contributions to the weekend offertory collection go towards Church maintenance and day to day expenses. The six envelope collections at Christmas, Shrove, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest and November, go to a Diocesan Fund from which the priests of the Diocese receive their salaries. We are grateful also to the people who distribute the envelopes in the different areas around the parish.

The Community Centre: The Centre is one of the largest in the Midlands, providing facilities for indoor soccer, basketball, badminton and squash. The large meeting room on the second floor, complete with kitchen facilities makes the space attractive for meetings and seminars. The Centre is maintained to a high standard, thanks to the commitment and dedication of the Committee in charge. This Committee is also responsible for the attractive and well organised weekly bingo from which money is generated to meet day to day expenses. Working under the heading of Community, Youth & Sport, the Committee has succeeded over the years in providing a great community facility, giving space for school activities during school hours and facilitating activities for people from the town and surrounding areas during night time hours and weekends. If you wish to avail of these facilities contact Pauline at 090 6481733.
Child Protection: Anybody working with children under the age of 18 must adhere to a child protection policy and be vetted by Gardaí.

Kilcleagh National School: The school is currently enrolling new pupils for September. For an enrolment form, contact the secretary at 090 6481026 or email kilcleaghns.ias@eircom.net
First Communion in Castledaly: Congratulations to the children who received their First Communion in St. Kieran’s Church on Saturday last.  This was a great day for the community, the children and their parents.  As usual the staff from the school and the other pupils were very much involved providing the music for the Mass and helping to make the event prayerful and enjoyable. Thanks to the parents who provided refreshments in the Community Centre after the ceremony, creating a sense of togetherness, friendship and companionship for all involved.

Parking at Castledaly Church: The two car parks at the Church are a major asset. The car park at the rear of the Church enables people who have difficultly climbing the steps to get close to the Church door. This car park is a great advantage too in that it provides easy access to and from the Church for funerals.

Family Fun Cycle: Moate Vintage Society is holding its annual Family Fun Cycle on Sunday 24th in aid of Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park. Route: Moate to Moyvoughley. Assemble at Teach Cheoil Dún na Sí at 2pm. Sponsorship cards are available from Johnny Doran &Committee Members.
Scéal Exhibition: The official opening of the Scéal Exhibition at the refurbished Teach Cheoil by Labhrás Ó Murchú will take place at Dún na Sí on Sunday 31st May at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.

Castledaly Fit Club continue on Tuesdays and Fridays at Castledaly GAA Grounds at 7pm. Junior Fit Club has also started back with fun exercise and activities for ages 6 to 16.  Contact Paulette Heavin for information.
Castledaly Community Games: Well done to all  swimmers who took part in the county finals in Athlone. Helen Lynch won gold, Rian Claffey another gold, Donagh Claffey a silver, Liadh Nic Ghoilla Phadraig a bronze and young Zach Hickey was placed fourth. Excellent result!
Westmeath Cross Country Trials will take place on Tuesday 9th June in Mullingar Harriers. This event is open to anyone who is aged 11 or 12 on 31st July this year. These trials will be to establish a county team to go through to the nationals in August.
Moate Walking Club takes place on Saturday mornings at 10am. Starts from the car park at Tuar Ard. All welcome.
Multiple Sclerosis Society: The local branch collected €925.61at last weekend's Church gate collection in Moate and €139.60 in Castledaly. They are most grateful to all who donated and the collectors for their help year after year.
Charity Concert in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Sunday 24th May at 7pm in St. Peter and Paul Church, Athlone. Admission by donation. Raffle on the night.

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