Edition 9 [ 27th/28th June ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter [http://www.parishofmoate.com/newsletter/edition9.html]

Reflect: In the Gospel of next Sunday, Jesus is rejected by his own people. Jesus’ very ordinariness made it difficult for the people of Nazareth to see him as he really was, in all his mystery. God was powerfully present, in and through someone who was as ordinary, in many respects, as they themselves. God continues to come to us today in and through the ordinary, in and through those who are most familiar to us. In most cases the primary way the Lord comes to us is in and through the everyday. This is what we mean by the Incarnation. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

Castledaly [ 4th/5th July ]

Moate [ 4th/5th July ]

Kathleen & Joan Hickey, Brocca

Madeline & Michael Gavin, Cartons

Eugene Rafferty, Kilcleagh


6.30pm Joe & Bríd Horan

10.00am Sonny Murray

11.30am PJ Mackey

Eucharistic Ministers

9.30am Mary Pillion
Bridie Murray

Eucharistic Ministers

6.30pm Maura Roche
10.00am Johnny Finnerty & Fergus McCormack
11.30am Olive Quinn, Ann Doran

9.30pm Jean Gaffey

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


6.30pm Attractra Fitzpatrick
10.00am Judith Booth & Siobhan Murray
11.30am Josephine Killian & Sarah King

Church Care
Sean Gaffey, Bernie Farrell, Rosemary Young

Church Care
Peggy Farrell, Mary E. Warburton, Mary Donnellan

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.

Baptism can be arranged by phoning one of the priests well in advance of the intended date. Meaningful celebration of the Sacrament requires that parents be committed to bringing their child up in the faith by the example of their own lives in prayer, in worship and in Christian living.

Church Care: We thank sincerely all who are involved in looking after the two Churches in the parish. It is most encouraging how people come forward and show such commitment and dedication in keeping the Churches to such a high standard in cleanliness, with carpets hoovered, floors swept, brass polished and candles and other requirements in place week after week. The flowers too are always beautifully arranged which again reflects the generosity and hard work of all involved. Visitors to the parish constantly remark on the superb condition of the two Churches.

Edition 9 [ 27th/28st June ] - Moate & Castledaly Newsletter

Cemetery Sundays: As previously related, Mass will be celebrated in Donegan Cemetery next Sunday July 5th at 3pm. Mass will be celebrated in Castledaly Cemetery on Sunday July 12th at 3pm. There will me no Mass at 9.30am in the St. Ciaran's Church on that morning. It is heartening how so many people come together for Cemetery Sunday to remember and pray for 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. 'For us our homeland is in Heaven and from Heaven comes the Saviour who will transfigure our lowly bodies into copies of His own glorious body'.

Donegan Cemetery: Following on last week's announcement regarding plans for the Cemetery, a donation of €100 from each family with a deceased member buried in the cemetery is now being requested. Envelopes are being circulated to facilitate people in making their contribution. The spiritual enhancement of the Cemetery will make it into a place of prayer and reflection which will bring consolation and comfort to the bereaved.

Ordination: Rev Seamus O'Rourke was ordained in St. Mel's Cathedral on Sunday last June 21st. We congratulate him and wish him the best in his ministry. His ordination takes place after six years of seminary formation. Seamus has had a varied career path and has experienced many countries and cultures.

Tidy Towns: As judging for the Tidy Towns Competition will take place within the next two weeks, Resident's Associations in the town are asked to organise clean ups in their areas. Businesses are encouraged to clean outside their premises. Moate Action Group Clean up in the town takes place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

Dún na Sí Amenity and Heritage Park Association would like to thank all who supported the Family Fun Day in the park on Sunday last. Your support is very much appreciated.

Summersong: a selection of readings and music to celebrate the season presented by the pupils of Kilcleagh National School on Monday last. This was a lovely conclusion to the school year and much appreciated by the parents and the wider Community.

"My Dad" - A Tribute to the legendary Merle 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.

Westmeath Team: We wish the Westmeath Senior Football Team the very best of luck against old rivals Meath in Croke Park this Sunday in the Leinster Semi-Final. Hopefully history will be made and we can all look forward to another Leinster Final.

Castledaly Fit Club continues on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7pm and Junior Fit Club for ages 6 to 16.

Congratulations to all who took part in the Castledaly GAA and Fit Club 5k and 10k races in aid of Console last Sunday. It was a great success and thanks to everyone who contributed to that success and supported our efforts.

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