Edition 6 [6/7June ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition5.html]

Reflect: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel Jesus uses two parables to teach about the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom exists where there is harmony and peace among us in union with God. The mission of proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom given to the Apostles is now given to us. In the Lord’s Prayer, we say “thy Kingdom come" and so we pray that with God's grace we will build the Kingdom by living lives modelled on Jesus.

Castledaly [13/14 June]

Moate [13/14 June]


James & Maureen Farrell, Cartons.


11.30 The Kennedy Family, Church Street, Moate.

Eucharistic Ministers

9:30am Mary Pillion
9:30am Bridie Murray

Eucharistic Ministers

6:30pm Dolores Doyle
10:00am Mary Allen
10:00am Cathy Gillivan
11:30am Tom Shaughnessy
11:30am Carmel Ledwith

9.30am Michelle Grennan
[We would welcome more readers. If you wish to be involved contact one of the priests.]

6.30pm Anne McCormack
10.00am Mary Stone.

11.30am Patsy McCormack.

Church Care
Ann Duffy, Eileen Doolen, Margaret Gavin, Mary Pillion.

Church Care
Maura Roche, Teresa Doyle, Mary Doyle.

Offertory Collection

Offertory Collection

Recent Deaths: We remember in our prayers Tess Gallagher, Church Lane and Main Street and Kathleen Duffy, Ballyscarvin.

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.

Cemetery Sundays: Mass will be celebrated in Donegan Cemetery on the 5th of July at 3pm. Mass will be celebrated in Castledaly Cemetery on the 12th of July at 3pm. Cemetery Sunday is a very special occasion when people come together to remember their departed loved ones. It can be a sad and lonely time as memories come back to us of the ones for whom we pray. While they are gone from us now we try to console ourselves that they are enjoying a fuller life of peace and joy and happiness in God's presence in heaven. 'I am the Ressurection and the Life, the one who believes in me will never suffer'.

Choirs in St Patrick’s Church: Our weekend Masses are greatly enriched by the different choirs. Sincere thanks to all involved for their sense of commitment and dedication.Their consistent presence, weekend after weekend shows their understanding that music is an integral part of meaningful worship.

Exam Time: We continue to remember those who are sitting exams. We remember especially the students in Moate Community School who are involved in the Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate. May they find within themselves the ability and relaxed.

Edition 6 [6th/7th May] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter

Distribution of Newsletter: To date there has been a very positive reaction to our weekly newsletter which promotes a sense of community by highlighting the good being done at different levels.We need someone to take responsibility for its distribution at the end of the 6.30 Mass on Saturdays and the 11.30 Mass on Sundays in St. Patrick’s Church. If you are prepared to do so, please contact us. It will mean that you collect the newsletters in the sacristy before Mass and arrange for their distribution at the three doors as people leave the church.

New Civil Registration Service: Your local office to register all life events (births, deaths and marriages) and to obtain certificates for life events registered in the Republic of Ireland. Located in Clonbrusk Primary Care Centre, Athlone.

Opening Hours: Tuesday 9 - 4pm Wednesday 9 - 12.30pm
Thursday 9 – 12.30pm Friday 9 - 12.30pm

For more information please contact 090 6424601 or 090 6424884.

Pioneer Meeting in the Community Hall Monday June 8th at 8.30pm.

Midlands Simon Communtiy: Church Gate Collection will be held at St. Patrick's Church Moate and St. Kieran's Church Castledaly on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June to raise funds for homeless services locally. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Coffee Morning: Tuar Ard Coffee Shop are hosting a Coffee Morning on 9th June from 9am - 12 noon in aid of Console, the National Suicide Charity. Your support would be much appreciated.

Family Fun Day: Family Fun Day will take place in Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park on Sunday 21st June. Open air concert , Fun Fair, Novelty Train, Air Display, Vintage Bike Show and lots more.

Moate Action Group - Tidy Towns: In anticipation of the planned opening of the cycle lane in September and as part of the preparation for the Tidy Towns competition, an incentive is being offered of €150 for the most impressive floral display by businesses and €150 for private residences from the Windmill Road to the Turn Pike. Judging will take place from July 1st until September 13th when the prizes will be presented to the lucky winners. Also in this regard a clean up of the town will take place on Wednesday evening next June 10th at 7pm starting at St. Patrick's Church. It is expected that as many as possible will turn up to take part in an effort to make your town more attractive and inviting.

Castledaly Development Association: Great credit is due to the Association for the good work being done at different levels. On Monday June 8th there will be a clean-up of the village, starting at 7.30 at the old shop. It is hoped that as many as possible will get involved. This is the beginning of the preparation for the Tidy Towns competition and the efforts of the community will be reflected in the results in early September.

St. Brigid's Primary School, Moate 5k Fun Run / Walk : Sunday 14th June - Registration starts at 10.30am at school on Station Road. Run / Walk starts at 11 am. Prizes for st male, st female and fancy dress. Adults €10, children €5, family concessions available. Please support. All welcome.

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