Edition 7  [13th/14th June ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition7.html]

Reflect: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Gospel is a metaphor for our lives. We are in the boat, the storms of life are raging around us, and like the disciples, we may believe that Jesus is unconcerned, or “sleeping". We hope that we will be as familiar with Jesus as his disciples. If we feel that Jesus is sleeping, are we comfortable enough to wake Jesus and present him with our needs? Jesus does not scold his disciples for waking him. Instead he scolds them for their lack of faith, for their lack of perspective. When we bring our worries to God in prayer, we might just begin to learn to see things from God's perspective. 

Castledaly [20/21 June]

Moate [20/21 June]

Tom Mulhall,  Killogeenaghan
6.30pm  Clive O Dowd.
10.30am Bernie Ganly Slevin (Months Memory)

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 Mary Galvin
10.00am Caroline Gorman

11.30am Marie McCarthy

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 on our prayers Harry Deehan, late of Main Street who died in England.
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'.
Arranging you Marriage: Civil registration must be completed at least three months prior to the proposed day of marriage. Three months notice must also be given to the parish. A pre-marriage course is obligatory and must be undertaken well in advance. The following papers are required :
  • Baptismal and Confirmation certificates from the parish where these Sacraments took place
  • Letters of freedom from all parishes where you were resident for a period longer than six months
  • Pre-nuptial enquiry form from the parish where you reside. 
Edition 7 [13th/14th June] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter

Distribution of NewsletterTo 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 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. We thank sincerely the people who have come forward to take responsibility for the other masses.

Moate Action Group: In consultation with Westmeath County Council, Moate Action Group has commissioned a feasibility study for the town. The study will provide a vision or a plan which will hopefully encourage a united approach to improving the town from an economic, social, cultural and commercial point of view. It will also aim to establish a combined effort to make the town more attractive, inviting and welcoming for people travelling the M6 and the new cycle track which will be officially opened on September 13th. If you wish to contribute to the feasibility study, you are asked to email Moate Action Group at moateactiongroup@outlook.com before the end of June.

St. Brigid's Primary School, Moate 5k Fun Run / Walk will take place this Sunday June 14th. Registration starts at 10.30am at the school on Station Road. Run / Walk starts at 11 am.  Prizes for 1st male, 1st female and fancy dress.  Adults €10, children €5, family concessions available. Please support.  All welcome.

Family Fun Day will take place in Dún na Sí  Amenity and Heritage Park on Sunday 21st June. Open air concert , funfair, novelty train, air display, vintage bike show  and lots more. Items for wheel of fortune, bric a brac, books and cakes may be handed in to Teach Ceoil, Dún na Sí or to any committee member. Volunteers needed in the Park on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st.

Love and Support Your Park!

Athlone Hospice: Johnny and Tom Colon would like to thank everyone who showed their support for their Afternoon Tea on May 31st. €2000 was raised for Athlone Hospice.

"My Dad " - A Tribute to Merie Haggard: featuring Marty Haggard and The Sheerin Family in Tuar Ard on Tuesday July 21st at 8pm. Tickets €18 on sale now from Tuar Ard.

Castledaly notes:
  • GAA Club Training Fund Pub Quiz June 26th 9pm in P. Egan's, Moate.
  • Congratulations to everyone who took part in Community Games and special congrats to our successful medal winners.
  • Castledaly Fun Run takes place June 21st 2015 at Castledaly GAA Grounds in aid of Console Midlands.
  • Castledaly Fit Club continues Tuesdays and Fridays 7pm & Junior Fit Club continues with fun exercise activities for ages 6 to 16. 
Newsletter: The aim of our newsletter is to keep you informed about upcoming events and developments both in the Church and the Community. The newsletter also encourages involvement and participation at different levels. If you wish to include an item please email newsletter@parishofmoate.com by Tuesday at 4pm for inclusion in the following weekend's edition. 

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