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Castlepollard, Castletown & Finea Parish Newsletter 3 May 2009

NEWSLETTER

CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

3rd. May.2009.

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE and Feast also of Sts;Philip and James, Apostles. Collection to support education of our seminarians.Baptisms at 12.15.p.m.

BASICS THAT WILL KEEP US CLOSE TO THE RISEN JESUS AND BE A HELP IN DEVELOPING AN ATMOSPHERE FOR ROUSING UP VOCATIONS. IN THE PARISHES.

We all have responsibility for drawing vocations to priesthood from the community, for they are there, as always. Some very simple ideas and practices can create a very wholesome climate in which such can flourish.Romano Guardini a very profound spiritual writer,in the distant past, yet so practical, as always to be in tune, advised that we use simple signs in our daily Christian lives which can give such energy to a base from which all these gifts, like vocations come.These signs help us to read in outer form,the inner state; to read from the body what is in the soul; to read from the earthly process what is spiritual and hidden; living signs, objects and actions through which we can begin to grasp invisible grace at work in the life of church and liturgy.One of the sacred signs he dwells on as an example of great power is the sign of the Cross.Let us see what he advises.

" you can make the sign of the Cross and make it rightly.Nothing in the way of hasty waving of the hand, from which no one could understand what you are doing- no, a real sign of the Cross; slow, large, from forehead to breast, and from one shoulder to the other.Don`t you feel it takes in the whole of you?Gather up all thoughts and feelings into this sign, as it goes from forehead to breast;pull yourself together, as it goes from shoulder to shoulder.It covers the whole of you, body and soul; it gathers you up, dedicates you, sanctifies you. Why? Because it is the sign of the whole person and the sign of redemption. On the Cross our Lord redeemed all. Through the Cross, He makes holy the whole person, to the very last fibre of his being.That is why we cross ourselves before our prayers, so that the sign may pull us together and set us in order, may fix thoughts, heart and will in God. After prayers, we cross ourselves, so that what God has given us may stay with us.In temptation, that it may strengthen us;in danger that it may protect us; when a blessing is given, that the fullness of life from God, may be taken into our soul, and may consecrate all in it and make it fruitful.Think of this, when you make the sign of the Cross.It is the holiest sign there is.Make it carefully, slowly; make a large one, with recollection.For then it embraces your whole being, body and soul,your thoughts and your will, imagination and feeling, doing and resting; and in it, all will be strengthened, stamped, consecrated in the power of Christ, in the name of the Holy Trinity." Out of such a vibrant sign, life urges on a gift, like vocation to be cultivated,and which can thrive in its nourishing garden.


Fr.Patrick A. Moore P.P.VF.

Parochial House.

044.9661126/0872510855.

Email: moorep@eircom.net


Fr. B. Condron.C.C.

Castletown Finea.

043.81141.


Sunday Masses

10.15 St. Peter's Centre. Weekday Mass 8.15.a.m. St.Michael`s

11.00. Castletown or Finea Saturday Mass at 10.a.m.

11.15. St.Michael's Confessions. 10.20.a.m.; 3.00.p.m. and

Vigil 7.p.m. St. Michael's 6.45.p.m. and 7.30.p.m. Sats.

Vigil 8.p.m. Castletown or Finea.

Adoration. 3-8.p.m. Mon-Thurs incl.

10.a.m.-12 noon. Tues and Wed.



LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEK IN THE PARISH


Collection for April 25th./26th.;Weekly Envelope €752.00 and Offertory Collection €501.71. St Peter`s €55.08.). Thanks to all who generously contribute each week and to each collection.May; Month dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary.Year of intense prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life..Year of St.Mark in the Liturgy.Year of St Paul in the Universal Church.U.N. Year of Astronomy.Year of St.Bernadette in Lourdes

Sunday 3rd.FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER and Feast of Sts; Philip and James,Apostles.World Day of Prayer for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life. Collection taken up this weekend to help educate seminarians for diocese.Baptisms 12.15.p.m.


THE PASCHAL SEASON CONTINUES.


Monday 4th.Monday 4th.Week of Easter and Feast also of Sts;Conleth,John Houghton,Peregrine,Edmund Campion and the Blessed Martyrs of England and Wales.Mass at 10.00.a.m.

Wednesday 5th.Tuesday 4th.week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Asaph,Hilary of Arles, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice and Magdalene of Como.Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.

Wednesday 6th.Wednesday 4th. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; Avia, Petronax,Dominic Savio,Theoclia and Edbert.

Thursday 7th.Thursday 4th.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;John of Beverly,Stanislaus, Hallavard and Flavius.2nd. Pauline Talk at 8.p.m.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I.

Friday.8th.Friday 4th.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Victor, Desideratus and Peter of Tarentaise.Pioneer Enrolments Parish Centre.8.p.m.

Saturday 9th.Saturday of 4th.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Gregory, Gerontius and Pachominus.Mass at 10.00.a.m. Confessions after Mass, and at 3.p.m. and before, and after the Vigil Mass. 7.p.m. Polish Mass at 8.p.m.

Sunday 10th.FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.and Feast of Sts;Comghall,Antoninus,Majolus and Alphius.


MASS INTENTIONS (3rd.May to 10th. May 09.)

Sunday.3rd.Readings.Acts.4.8-12.Ps.117.I Jn 3.1-2. Jn.10.11-18..Mass.at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Peter Cassells Loughpark. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.Vigil Mass at 7.p.m.Ann.Michael O Reilly, Loughpark.10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s.St.Michael`s.11.15.a.m.Ann.John and Anne McLoughlin, Loughpark. Baptisms 12.15.p.m. Vocations Collection and Trocaire as well, if not already in.

Monday: 4th.Readings;Acts 11.1-18.Ps.41. Jn 10.11-18.Mass not at 8.15.a.m.but at 10.00.a.m.M.M. Maureen Gaffney, Water Lane.

Tuesday 5th.Readings.Acts.11.19-26. Ps.86. Jn.10.22-30.Mass at 8.15.a.m.M.M. Joanne Boylan, Glenview.Monthly Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.

Wednesday 6th.Readings.Acts 12.24-13.5.Ps.66. Jn.12.44-50.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Thursday 7th.Readings.Acts 13.13-25.Ps.88.Jn.13.16-20.Mass at 8.15.a.m. Pauline Second Talk Parish Centre MCH at 8.p.m. All welcome.Legion of Mary meet in Parish Centre Room 1 8.p.m..

Friday 8th. Readings.Acts;13.26-33. Ps.2.Jn.14.1-6. Mass at 8.15.a.m.Pioneer Enrolments in Parish Centre at 8.p.m.

Saturday 9th.Readings.Acts.13.44-52.Ps.97. Jn.14.7-14 Mass at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Jack, Moira and Josie Reynolds, Church St.Confessions after Mass,at 3.p.m. and before and after Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Decd. Cullen Family Members,Clashnakirka.Polish Mass at 8.p.m.

Sunday 10th.Readings.Acts 9.26-31.Ps.21. I Jn. 3.18-24. Jn.15.1-8 St.Peter`s.Mass at 10.15.a.m.Ann. Jimmy and Lily Thornton and decd family members.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.Gus Cullen and Mamie Doran, Mullingar Rd.Please continue to pray for all who are ill in the parish and for those who care for them.


R.I.P.

Please pray for all who have died recently,Helen Cullen, late Clashnakirka and Londodn,all whose anniversaries occur around this time and all whose remains are interred in our cemeteries,

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES FOR THE WEEK.

Baptism preparation course on Third Wednesday at.8.p.m.

Those with babies for Baptism should register for this course

in the Parish Centre, two weeks beforehand.It will be run by the Multy Group,Wed,May 20th.at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.


Parish Centre Programme for week;May 3rd..to May 10th.

Monday 4th. Bowles MCH 8.p.m.

Tuesday 5th.Dancing Class 8.30.p.m. to 10.00.p.m. MCH.Room I. 8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.

Wednesday 6th.Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH. Bowles MCH. 8.p.m.

Thursday 7th.Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.8p.m. MCH. Pauline Talk. 8.p.m.Community Council 9-10.p.m. Room I.

Friday 8th.Block Booking .Pioneer Enrolment 8.p.m. MCH.

Sat. 9th/ Sunday 10th.Talent Competition both days. MCH

Catholic Newspapers available each weekend in parish. Please support.

Please purchase the paper in the church or from the kind members of the Legion of Mary who sell them in the parish.We thank them for this.


Altar Servers Group for the
week.May 3rd.Group 4.Boys. Ciaran Fagan, Oisin Weitzman,Jason Hannon and Michael Carroll.Servers are expected to be present on their week of duty.


Alcoholics Anonymous Group weekly meeting in Parish Centre. AA group will continue here on Tues,5th.at 8.30.p.m. in Room I. Parish Centre.To get information,please tel. 087.6282646 Bill.


Pope`s intentions for your prayer for the month of May.

That,the laity and Christian Communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations. That,the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord, for the gift of faith,may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church,offering their availability to preach the Gospel throughout the world.


The Year of St.Paul in parish and area. Events planned and in place.

Talks on St.Paul in the Parish Centre continue on Thursday 7th.All welcome.Please come along to this very interesting and valuable time in our parish and deanery at 8.p.m.


Pioneer Gold and Silver Jubilarians; make contact re Pins for May.8th..

The local branch of the Pioneers wishes to hear from all who are 25 and 50 years pioneers before end April so that their pins can be arranged for conferring on May 8th.Confirmandi will also be enrolled that night.


Annual Lough Derg local pilgrimage. May 26th. 2009. Details for date.

Please contact Mary Fivey. 96.61506 or Mary Mulligan 043.81136 for booking from now on for Tues 26th May.


School enrolment for Sept.2009.Application forms now at school.

Parents are reminded they are welcome to call to school for forms, with a view to enrolling children for new school year in September.


Umbra Clothes Collection is on Thursday 7th May 12 noon at Church here.Clean clothes, properly packed and dropped off in time please.


Annual Alzheimer`s Tea Day in Fore Abbey Coffee Shop Thurs 7th.May. 11.00.a.m. to 5.00.p.m. Please remember those who cannot remember.


Kilnacrott Holy Trinity Abbey Novena.Please support. 05/05-30/06.7.30.p.m.


Maynooth College is hosting a day on May 3rd for Vocations.All welcome all day.

Castlepollard Parish Newsletter 26 April 2009

NEWSLETTER

CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

26th.April.2009.THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER and Feast also of Sts;Anacletus, Stephen of Perm, and Marcel.Trocaire Collection may also be handed in this weekend.Baptisms at 12.15.p.m.


AT THIS TIME OF YEAR THE WHOLE PARISH COMMUNITY REJOICES WITH THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOR FIRST CONFESSION AND FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.


For some time now, at home and in school and parish, the children in 2nd class have been making ready for these two vital Sacraments in their lives.We rely heavily, in preparation, on the work of the teacher in the classroom, which is deeply appreciated, but must be fully assisted by the complete support and cooperation of the parents and what happens at home spiritually.Our meetings and rehearsals will help to have everything fine tuned for each ceremony and all will work out well.We have very good musical input and the other schoolchildren and teachers and assistants lend a very positive dimension to all the work and making ready for the two great ceremonies and we thank them all.

Stressing that the two great moments are not just each, a one day affair, we insist that there are very important patterns and practices that can be maintained in home, school and parish to ensure, that the children develop a strong religious faith and practice centered on the Mass and these two key Sacraments in their growing lives. And so, at this time, when talking with parents and working together for the good of the child, we must emphasise that taking the child to Mass and Sacraments on a weekly basis is essential; praying with them in the home; working with them on their religion programme at school,as homework comes home for this; showing a deep interest with them in the content of what is being learned, grasped and understood and helping them to see that religion and life combine and are not separate departments at all, in daily living, is a must for parents, who are genuinely interested in the whole development of their child, as a person.We all know that religion is caught not just taught and so, good example of adults, and particularly of parents and grandparents, in living the faith, is the best classroom and learning context for knowing the faith and owning the faith, with regard to how young people merge into belief and practice.The parish community also have a very impacting role in welcoming and sustaining the faith growth of these children.We ask the parish community to show this hospitality by praying for them and their families and warmly greeting and affirming them on the two joyous occasions.The encouragement given by your own faith practice in the parish will bear more fruit than you can imagine.And so, with all of you, we wish the children and their families all God`s graces and blessings for these two memorable days launching them into strong faith life for the years ahead.


Sunday Masses

10.15 St. Peter's Centre. Weekday Mass 8.15.a.m. St.Michael`s

11.00. Castletown or Finea Saturday Mass at 10.a.m.

11.15. St.Michael's Confessions. 10.20.a.m.; 3.00.p.m. and

Vigil 7.p.m. St. Michael's 6.45.p.m. and 7.30.p.m. Sats.

Vigil 8.p.m. Castletown or Finea.

Adoration. 3-8.p.m. Mon-Thurs incl.

10.a.m.-12 noon. Tues and Wed.



LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEK IN THE PARISH


Collection for April 18th./19th.;Weekly Envelope €967.00 and Offertory Collection €Trocaire). Thanks to all who generously contribute each week and to each collection.April; Month dedicated to The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.Year of intense prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life..Year of St.Mark in the Liturgy.Year of St Paul in the Universal Church.U.N. Year of Astronomy.Year of St.Bernadette in Lourdes

Sunday 26th.THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER and Feast of Sts;Anacletus,Stephen of Perm and Marcel.Trocaire Collection taken up this weekend also.Baptisms 12.15.p.m.


THE PASCHAL SEASON CONTINUES


Monday 27th. Monday 3rd.Week of Easter and Feast also of Sts;Asicus and Zita.

Tuesday 28th.Tuesday 3rd.week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Peter Chanel,Louis-Marie Grignon de Montfort,Vitalis and Valeria.

Wednesday 29th.Wednesday 3rd. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; Catherine of Siena, Patroness of Europe and Italy, Robert of Molesmes and Antonia.

Thursday 30th.Thursday 3rd.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Peter of Verona, Pope Pius V and Joseph Benedict Cotolengo.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I. First Pauline Talk at 8.p.m. MCH. Parish Centre.

Friday.1st.Friday 3rd.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Joseph the Worker,Peter Martyr,Marculf and Sigismund of Burgundy.First Friday of Month.Calls to ill and housebound and List of Dead Mass at 7.30.p.m.

Saturday 2nd.Saturday of 3rd.Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; Athanasius and Zoe.Mass at 10.00.a.m.Confessions after Mass, and at 3.p.m. and before, and after the Vigil Mass. 7.p.m.

Sunday 3rd.FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER.and Feast of Sts;Philip and James, Apostles.ANNUAL WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD AND RELIGIOUS LIFE. Collection for support of educating the seminarians of the diocese at all Masses. Baptisms at 12.15.p.m.


MASS INTENTIONS (26th.April to 3rd. May 09.)

Sunday.26th.Readings.Acts.3.13-15,17-19. Ps.4. I Jn. 2.1-5.Lk.24.35-48.Mass.at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Kitty Scott nee Reynolds, Church St and Cambridge. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.Vigil Mass at 7.p.m.Ann.Decd.members Fitzsimons family Martinstown and Castlepollard.10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s.St.Michael`s.11.15.a.m.Ann.Cornelius Ring ad Marion Kennedy Glenview. Trocaire Collection may be handed in today as well.12.15.p.m.Baptism.Maryvale Course weekend.

Monday: 27th.Readings;Acts 6.8-15.Ps.118.Jn.6.22-29.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Tuesday 28th.Readings.Acts.7.51-8.1 Ps.60. Jn.6.30-35.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Wednesday 29th.Readings.Acts I Jn.I.5.-2.2. Ps.102.Mt.11.25-30.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Thursday 30th.Readings.Acts 8.26-40.Ps.65. Jn.6.44-51.Mass at 8.15.a.m. Pauline First Talk Parish Centre MCH at 8.p.m. All welcome.Legion of Mary meet in Parish Centre Room 1 8.p.m..

Friday 1st. Readings.Acts;Acts 9.1-20.Ps.116. Jn.6.52-59. Mass at 8.15.a.m. List of Dead Mass at 7.30.p.m. and Ann Gus and First Anniv.Maura Blacoe.Kiltoom.

Saturday 2nd.Readings.Acts.9.31-42.Ps.115.Jn.6.60-69 Mass at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Peter Cassells, Lough park. Confessions after Mass,at 3.p.m. and before and after Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Michael O Reilly, Loughpark.

Sunday 3rd.Readings.Acts 4.8-12.Ps.117.I Jn.3.1-2.Jn.10.11-18. St.Peter`s. at 10.15.a.m.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.John and Anne McLoughlin, Loughpark.Baptisms 12.15.p.m.Please continue to pray for all who are ill and those who care for them in the parish and elsewhere.


R.I.P.

Please pray for all who have died in recently,all whose anniversaries occur around this time and all whose remains are interred in our cemeteries,


May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES FOR THE WEEK.


Baptism preparation course on Third Wednesday at.8.p.m.

Those with babies for Baptism should register for this course

in the Parish Centre, two weeks beforehand.It will be run by the Multy Group,Wed,May 20th.at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.


Parish Centre Programme for week;Apr.26th.to May 3rd.

Monday 27th. Room I 7.30.p.m. Lir Park Residents Meeting.Bowles MCH 8.p.m.

Tuesday 28th.Dancing Class 8.30.p.m. to 10.00.p.m. MCH.Room I. 8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.

Wednesday 29th.Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH. Bowles MCH. 8.p.m.

Thursday 30th.Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.8p.m. MCH. Pauline Talk. 8.p.m.

Friday 1st.Block Booking .Gardening Club 8-10.p.m.

Catholic Newspapers available each weekend in parish. Please support.

Please purchase the paper in the church or from the kind members of the Legion of Mary who sell them in the parish.We thank them for this.

Altar Servers Group for the
week.Apr.26th.Group 6.Boys. Barry Higgins; Joseph Rabbitt; Lee Kiernan;Aaron O Reilly and Darragh O Reilly.Servers are expected to be present on their week of duty.


Alcoholics Anonymous Group weekly meeting in Parish Centre.

AA group will continue here on Tues,28th.at 8.30.p.m. in Room I. Parish Centre.To get information,please tel. 087.6282646 Bill..

Pope`s intentions for your prayer for the month of May.

That,the laity and Christian Communities may be responsible promoters of priestly and religious vocations. That,the recently founded Catholic Churches, grateful to the Lord, for the gift of faith,may be ready to share in the universal mission of the Church,offering their availability to preach the Gospel throughout the world.

The Year of St.Paul in parish and area. Events planned and in place.

Talks on St.Paul in the Parish Centre commence on Thursday 30th.All welcome.Please come along to this very interesting and valuable time in our parish and deanery at 8.p.m..

Pioneer Gold and Silver Jubilarians; make contact re Pins for May.8th..

The local branch of the Pioneers wishes to hear from all who are 25 and 50 years pioneers before end April so that their pins can be arranged for conferring on May 8th.Confirmandi will also be enrolled that night.

Castlepollard Gardening Club May 1st.8.-10.p.m. MCH.Parish Centre. A Speaker from Birdwatch will give a talk and presentation on birds.A Competition for the night will take place and all are welcome.

Notices in porch re Southill Support Services and Knock Shrine Programme for 130th.Anniversary year and Youth Service there as well, to read for yourselves in due course.

Annual Lough Derg local pilgrimage. May 26th. 2009. Details for date.

Please contact Mary Fivey. 96.61506 or Mary Mulligan 043.81136 for booking from now on for Tues 26th May.

Oldcastle Vintage Tractor 3 County Run. 26th.April 2009. 2 p.m.

Please support this venture arriving in Fore for one hour.All welcome

School enrolment for Sept.2009.Application forms now at school.

Parents are reminded they are welcome to call to school for forms, with a view to enrolling children for new school year in September.

Castlepollard, Castletown & Finea Parish Newsletter 19 April 2009

NEWSLETTER

CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

19th.April.2009.SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER, LOW SUNDAY, DOMINICA IN ALBIS and Feast also of Sts;Emma, Expedit,Pope Leo 1X and Alphege.Divine Mercy Day.Trocaire Collection Day.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY AND TROCAIRE DAY FOR THE POOR OF THE WORLD BASED ON LENTEN FASTING.

It is entirely in order that the Trocaire Collection, the annual contribution from fasting for Lent, given to help the poor and needy, should take place on Divine Mercy Sunday each year.Under the auspices of the Irish Episcopal Conference, Trocaire, based at Maynooth College, coordinates this global effort each year.The process of collecting makes its way to each parish through a package with information and a box for collection included.Each family received a box this year, as last, in this parish.They were asked in the family to contribute to it each day or week, over the Lenten season, by giving what they saved in making Lenten sacrifices in the name of Jesus, who lived the mystery of the desert in fasting and prayer for forty days and forty nights. The time has now come to present this gift to the poor.Please ensure the Trocaire box is left in this weekend or up until the first Sunday of May at weekends in the churches or during the week to the parochial houses.Do not please, even with your best intentions, leave the box in the church during the week, putting it on altar rails, main altar or into sacristy, for obvious reasons.The counters would prefer that you convert the coins into notes for easy accumulation for banking in the account; please do that for us.The monies are coordinated well by the Trocaire office in Maynooth and get directly to the source of the problems, in the needy areas of the world,under their tutelage.It is a work of great mercy and compassion and it gels well with the Sunday we are celebrating in honour of Divine Mercy. This devotion promoted by St Faustina and endorsed heavily by Pope John Paul the Great and Servant of God, is now well established in the Church, as is this Sunday dedicated to it each year universally in the Church.Mercy and compassion, the special attributes of God, filter into our lives by way of response to this call.If we have compassion for our brother or sister in need and see the importance of his/her situation in relation to being our brother or sister in Christ, giving to their need is a great act of Christian mercy and love.

So our response to Trocaire is a mirror of Divine Mercy in our lives in the Church and in the world. Thank you.


Fr.Patrick A. Moore P.P.VF.

Parochial House.

044.9661126/0872510855.

Email: moorep@eircom.net


Fr. B. Condron.C.C.

Castletown Finea.

043.81141.


Sunday Masses

10.15 St. Peter's Centre. Weekday Mass 8.15.a.m. St.Michael`s

11.00. Castletown or Finea Saturday Mass at 10.a.m.

11.15. St.Michael's Confessions. 10.20.a.m.; 3.00.p.m. and

Vigil 7.p.m. St. Michael's 6.45.p.m. and 7.30.p.m. Sats.

Vigil 8.p.m. Castletown or Finea.

Adoration. 3-8.p.m. Mon-Thurs incl.

10.a.m.-12 noon. Tues and Wed.




LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEK IN THE PARISH

Collection for April 11th./12th.;Weekly Envelope €878.00 and Offertory Collection €Easter Offerings). Holy Thursday Poor. €658.15. Good Friday Bishop`s Collection for Holy Land.€888.34.The report on 9 weeks of envelope collection tells us that 562 boxes were delivered to homes in Castlepollard area of parish.In the 9 weeks only 180 are being returned.We are very grateful to those who generously and loyally respond to the upkeep of their parish and care enough to do so. April; Month dedicated to The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.Year of intense prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life..Year of St.Mark in the Liturgy.Year of St Paul in the Universal Church.U.N. Year of Astronomy.Year of St.Bernadette in Lourdes

Sunday 19th.SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER.LOW SUNDAY. DOMINICA IN ALBIS, DIVINE MERCY DAY. TROCAIRE SUNDAY and Feast of Sts;Emma, Expedit.Leo IX and Alphege.Trocaire Collection taken up today.Baptism 12.15.p.m,4th Anniv.of election of Pope Benedict XVI.

Monday 20th. Monday 2nd.Week of Easter and Feast also of Sts;Bueno, Syriacus,Adalgisa,and Agnes of Montepulciano.First Confession Meeting with parents in school at 8.p.m.

Tuesday 21st.Tuesday 2nd.week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Anselm of Canterbury and Silvius.Diocesan and parish financial meeting Mullingar Park Hotel 12 noon.

Wednesday 22nd.Wednesday 2nd. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; Soter, Caius, Conrad,Theodore,Epipodius and Alexander.St.Joseph`s Young Priests`s Society at 7.p.m. Room I. Meeting.

Thursday 23rd.Thursday 2nd. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; George, Adalbert and Severus.First Confessions at 7.30.p.m.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I.

Friday.24th.Friday 2nd. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts;Fidelis, Ivo and Melito.Maryvale Course weekend in Parish Centre.

Saturday 25th.Saturday of 2nd. Week of Easter and Feast of Sts; Mark the Evangelist and Ermin.Mass at 10.00.a.m.Confessions after Mass, and at 3.p.m. and before, and after the Vigil Mass. 7.p.m.Maryvale Course all day.Parish Centre.

Sunday 26th.THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER.and Feast of Sts; Anacletus, Stephen of Perm and Marcel. Baptisms at 12.15.p.m. TROCAIRE COLLECTION may be handed in this weekend also.


MASS INTENTIONS (19th.April to 26th.April 09.)

Sunday.19th.Readings.Acts.4.32-35.Ps117.I.Jn.5.1-6.Jn.20.19-31 Mass.Sat.at 10.00.a.m.Ann. Decd members of Finglas and Boylan Families. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Jack and Mary Melia, Kinturk.10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s. St.Michael`s.11.15.a.m. Ann.Thomas and Dympna McIntyre Trocaire Collection Day.12.15.p.m.Baptism.

Monday: 20th.Readings;Acts 4.23-31.Ps.2.Jn.3.1-8.Mass at 8.15.a.m.First Confession Meeting for Parents 8.p.m. St.Michael`s N.S.

Tuesday 21st.Readings.Acts. 4.32-37.Ps.91.Jn.3.7-15.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Ann. Kevin Smyth,Church St. No Maple Court Mass until Tues 5th.May.

Wednesday 22nd.Readings.Acts Acts 5.17-26.Ps.33.Jn.3.16-21.Mass at 8.15.a.m.St Joseph`s Young Priests`Society Meeting at 7.p.m. Room I.Parish Centre.

Thursday 23rd.Readings.Acts 5.27-33.PS.33.Jn.3.31-36..Mass at 8.15.a.m.Private intention.First Confession Ceremony at 7.30.p.m. Legion of Mary meet in Parish Centre Room 1 8.p.m..

Friday 24th. Readings; Acts .5.34-42.Ps.26.Jn.6.1-15. Mass at 8.15.a.m. Ann.Mat and Pat Farnan and Brigid Donoghue Ballymanus.Maryvale Course, Parish Centre. 4th.Ann. of commencement of Pastoral Petrine Ministry of Pope Benedict XVI.

Saturday 25th.Readings.Acts.IPeter.5.5-14.Ps.88.Mk.16.15-20 Mass at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Kitty Scott nee Reynolds, Church St and Cambridge. Confessions after Mass,at 3.p.m. and before and after Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Decd members Fitzsimons Family, Martinstown and Castlepollard.Maryvale Course Parish Centre.

Sunday 26th.Readings.Acts 3.13-15,17-19. Ps.4. Jn.2.1-5.Lk.24.35-48. St.Peter`s. at 10.15.a.m.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.Cornelius Ring and daughter Marion Kennedy, Glenview.Baptisms 12.15.p.m.



R.I.P.

Please pray for all who have died in recent Johanna Boylan, Glenview,all whose anniversaries occur around this time and all whose remains are interred in our cemeteries,


May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES FOR THE WEEK.

Baptism preparation course on Third Wednesday at.8.p.m.

Those with babies for Baptism should register for this course

in the Parish Centre, two weeks beforehand.It will be run by the Multy Group,Wed,May 20th.at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.


Parish Centre Programme for week,Apr.19th.to April 26th.

Monday 20th. Bowles MCH 8.p.m.

Tuesday 21st.Dancing Class 8.30.p.m. to 10.00.p.m. MCH.Room I. 8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.

Wednesday 22nd. Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH. Bowles MCH. 8.p.m.

Thursday 23rd.Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.8p.m.MCH.

Friday 24th.Block Booking .Mary vale Course.

Saturday.25th.Maryvale Course 9.30.a.m. to 6.p.m. MCH.


Catholic Newspapers available each weekend in parish. Please support.

Please purchase the paper in the church or from the kind members of the Legion of Mary who sell them in the parish.We thank them for this.


Altar Servers Group for the
week.Apr.19th.Group 5.BoysAndrew Keating.Alan O Reilly and Jimmy Holtkamp.Servers are expected to be present on their week of duty.



Alcoholics Anonymous Group weekly meeting in Parish Centre.

AA group will continue here on Tues,21st..at 8.30.p.m. in Room I. Parish Centre.To get information,please tel. 087.6282646 Bill..


Pope`s intentions for your prayer for the month of April.

That,the Lord will bless the farmers with an abundant harvest and sensitise the richer populations to the drama of hunger in the world.

That,Christians who work in the areas where the conditions of the poor,the weak and the women and children, are most tragic,may be signsof hope,thanks to their courageous testimony to the Gospel of solidarity and love.


The Year of St.Paul in parish and area. Events planned and in place.

Talks on St.Paul in the Parish Centre are now for booking.Please use the booking form in church.


Pioneer Gold and Silver Jubilarians; make contact re Pins for May.1st.

The local branch of the Pioneers wishes to hear from all who are 25 and 50 years pioneers before end April so that their pins can be arranged for conferring on May 1st. Confirmandi will also be enrolled that night.


Annual Easter Offerings.Envelope available in church for those who need it..This is an Offerings time and we appreciate all who take care to give Offerings. Please use box in box of envelopes.There are envelopes in the churches, if you mislaid your envelope.There are quite a number of households, who have not given Easter Offerings to date.We need your kind support.


Whist Drive Mon.20th April 9.p.m. in aid of Motor Neuron charity and Hospice Homecare will be held in Parochial Hall, Pakenhamhall Rd.Please support.

Parish Newsletter 5 April 2009

NEWSLETTER

CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

5th.April.2009.PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD`S PASSION and Feast also of Sts;Vincent Ferrer,Nicetas and Didymus.Blessing of Palms and Procession.The Great or Holy Week commences.

OUR PROGRAMME FOR HOLY WEEK. IN THE PARISH.

We welcome all parishioners to take part in Holy week and the ceremonies to celebrate the Passion,Death and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.The following is our programme for Holy Week;

PALM SUNDAY. Masses at 7.p.m., Vigil; 10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s and 11.15.a.m. with Blessing of Palms and Procession involving schoolchildren.

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Novena 9th night at 7.30.p.m. with 5 Confessors for Holy Week Confessions.

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK.(Spy Wednesday)Mass at 8.15.a.m.Calls to ill and house bound 9.15.a.m. to 1.00.p.m.Chrism Mass Cathedral at 7.30.p.m.All welcome.Adoration ends until Easter Tuesday.

THURSDAY OF HOLY WEEK.(Holy Thursday)First Day of Easter Triduum. Practice for Servers at 10.30.a.m.Confessions 6-7 p.m. Fr Janusz. 7.15.p.m. to 7.45.p.m. Confessions. 8.00.p.m. Mass of Lord`s Supper with Washing of feet, Collection for poor and Solemn Procession to Altar of Repose.Adoration until 10.30.p.m. at this altar.

FRIDAY OF HOLY WEEK.(GOOD FRIDAY).Day of Fast and Abstinence.Stations of Cross St Peter`s 10.30.a.m.,Veneration of Cross and Holy Communion for residents and staff. Maple Court 11.15.a.m. approx. Servers Practice 12 noon.Confessions 12.30.p.m. and 2.15.p.m.

Celebration of the Lord`s Passion at 3.00.p.m.Veneration of Cross and Holy Communion.Collection for the Holy Places in Holy Land at behest of Bishop each year.6.p.m. Annual Ecumenical Stations of the Cross in Public Square and both churches. 8-9.p.m. Taize Prayer around the Cross.9-9.30.p.m. Confessions.

SATURDAY OF HOLY WEEK.HOLY SATURDAY. Practice for servers at 10.30.a.m. Confessions after practice.Easter Vigil Mass at 9.p.m. Confessions at 8.15.p.m.No Mass at 7.p.m.

EASTER SUNDAY.masses at 10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s and 11.15.a.m. St.Michael`s. Easter Day is an Offerings Day.

Fr. Barry, Fr Tom and Fr.P. wish all parishioners and families a gracefilled, joyful and peaceful Easter feast, with all the graces of the Risen Lord, in this year of St.Paul in the Universal Church.


Fr.Patrick A. Moore P.P.VF.

Parochial House.

044.9661126/0872510855.

Email: moorep@eircom.net



Fr. B. Condron.C.C.

Castletown Finea.

043.81141.


Sunday Masses

10.15 St. Peter's Centre. Weekday Mass 8.15.a.m. St.Michael`s

11.00. Castletown or Finea Saturday Mass at 10.a.m.

11.15. St.Michael's Confessions. 10.20.a.m.; 3.00.p.m. and

Vigil 7.p.m. St. Michael's 6.45.p.m. and 7.30.p.m. Sats.

Vigil 8.p.m. Castletown or Finea.

Adoration. 3-8.p.m. Mon-Thurs incl.

10.a.m.-12 noon. Tues and Wed.



LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR THE COMING WEEK IN THE PARISH

Collection for March.28th./29th. March;Weekly Envelope €723.75. and Offertory Collection €724.88.(includes €49.57. St.Peter`s .). report on 9 weeks of envelope collection tells us that 562 boxes were delivered to homes in Castlepollard area of parish.In the 9 weeks only 180 are being returned.We are very grateful to those who generously and loyally respond to the upkeep of their parish and care enough to do so. April; Month dedicated to The Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.Year of intense prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life..Year of St.Mark in the Liturgy.Year of St Paul in the Universal Church.U.N. Year of Astronomy.

Sunday 5th.PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD`S PASSION and Feast of Sts;Vincent Ferrer,Nicetas and Didymus.Blessing of Palms and Procession.The Great or Holy Week Begins.2.30. Walk in aid of Kilafree work takes place.Please support.

THE SACRED SEASON OF HOLY WEEK COMMENCES.

Monday 6th. in Holy Week and Feast also of Sts;Pope Celestine 1, William of Eskill and Avia.9th.night of Pauline Novena 7.30.p.m. Paul…Ambassador Christ.Fr.M.Walsh P.P. preacher.5 priests for Confessions to prepare for Easter.

Tuesday 7th. in Holy Week and Feast of Sts;John Baptist de la Salle and Hermann.

Wednesday 8th. in Holy Week and Feast of Sts;Julia Billiart, Walter and Albert.Calls to ill and housebound 9.45-1.00.p.m. Maple Court Mass at 3.p.m.Chrism Mass Cathedral 7.30.p.m.All welcome.

Thursday 9th. in Holy Week and Feast of Sts;Mary Cleopas, Wandra and Francisca.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I. 7.p.m.Holy Thursday.

Friday.10th. in Holy Week and Feast of Sts;Fulbert of Chartes, Terence and Macarius.Good Friday.

Saturday 11th.in Holy Week and Feast of Sts;Stanislaus, Guthlac and Gemma Galgani No Mass at 10.00.a.m.Confessions after Practice at 10.30.a.m. and before the Vigil Mass. Confessions at 8.15.p.m.Vigil Mass at 9.p.m.EASTER VIGIL.

Sunday 12th.EASTER DAY OF THE LORD`S RESURRECTION and Feast also of Sts;Alferius, Zeno and Constantine.Paschal Season commences.Offerings Day.


MASS INTENTIONS (5th.April to 12th.April 09.)

Sunday.5th.Readings Passion of the Lord according to St.Mark. Mass.Sat.at 10.00.a.m.Ann.Winnie Smyth.Loughpark. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.and before and after Mass at 7.p.m. Vigil Ann.Charles and Una Fagan, Millcastle St.St.Peter`s 10.15.a.m.Special Intention. St.Michael`s.11.15.a.m. Ann.Mary Mac Keoin, Church St.

Monday: 6th.Readings;Is. 42.1-7.Ps.26. Jn.12.1-11.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Ann. Kevin Martin late The Square Bank of Ireland House.7.30.p.m.9th.Night of Pauline Novena followed by Confessions for Easter with 5 Confessors.

Tuesday 7th.Readings.Ia.49.1-6.Ps.70.Jn.13. 21-33,36-38.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Ann Kay and Madge Fagan, Green St.

Wednesday 8th.Readings.Is.50.4-9.Ps.68.Mt.26.14-25.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Ann. Sonny Smyth,Loughpark.Maple Court Mass 3.p.m. 7.30.p.m. Chrism Mass Cathedral.

Thursday 9th.Readings.Ex.12.1-8.11-14. Ps.115. I Cor.11.23-26.Jn.13.1-15.No Mass at 8.15.a.m 8.00.p.m.Mass of Lord`s Supper.Legion of Mary meet at 7.p.m. Room I.Parish Centre.

Friday 10th. Passion of the Lord Jesus according to St.John No Masses.Times of ceremonies on front page of Newsletter..

Saturday 11th.Readings.Various for the Vigil as in booklet provided. Confessions and Vigil times are in front page of Newsletter.

Sunday 12th.Readings.Acts 10.34,37-43. Ps.117.Col.3.1-4.Jon.20.1-9. St.Peter`s. at 10.15.a.m.James and Lily Thornton,Pakenhamhall Rd.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.James Grimes Glenview.Offering Day.



R.I.P.

Please pray for all who have died in recent times, all whose anniversaries occur around this time and all whose remains are interred in our cemeteries,

Edward Brady,Stonetown and U.S.A.,Maureen Gaffney,Water Lane.Maurice Fagan,Rathwire, brother of Clare Nangle,Cardinal
Umberto Betti.O.F.M resident in Florence

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES FOR THE WEEK.

Baptism preparation course on Third Wednesday at.8.p.m.

Those with babies for Baptism should register for this course

in the Parish Centre, two weeks beforehand.It will be run by the Coole Group,Wed,April 15th..at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.


Parish Centre Programme for week,Apr.5th.to April 12th.

Saturday 4th. Polish Social evening 9.p.m. MCH.

Sunday 5th. Tea for Kilafree Walkers.3-4.p.m.

Monday 6th.Bowles MCH 8.p.m.

Tuesday 7th.Dancing Class 8.30.p.m. to 10.00.p.m. MCH.Room I.7.p.m. Lir Park Residents Association. 8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.

Wednesday 8th.No Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH. Bowles MCH. 8.p.m.

Thursday 9th.No Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.7.p.m.MCH.

Friday 10th.Block Booking .

Catholic Newspapers available each weekend in parish. Please support.

Please purchase the paper in the church or from the kind members of the Legion of Mary who sell them in the parish.We thank them for this.

Altar Servers Group for the
week.Apr.5th.Group 2.Girls.Laura Coyle. Amy Gahan and Cameron Birney.Servers are expected to be present on their week of duty.


Alcoholics Anonymous Group weekly meeting in Parish Centre.

AA group will continue here on Tues,7th.at 8.30.p.m. in Room I. Parish Centre.To get information,please tel. 087.6282646 Bill..

Pope`s intentions for your prayer for the month of April.

That,the Lord will bless the farmers with an abundant harvest and sensitise the richer populations to the drama of hunger in the world.

That,Christians who work in the areas where the conditions of the poor,the weak and the women and children, are most tragic,may be signsof hope,thanks to their courageous testimony to the Gospel of solidarity and love.

The Year of St.Paul in parish and area. Events planned and in place.

Talks on St.Paul in the Parish Centre are now for booking.Please use the booking form in church.Thanks to all who made the Novena such a great success

Final reflection on the Seven Deadly Sins for Lent. Final one; Sloth.

Sloth.(acedia) a sadness that leads to despairing; a listlessness, disappointed and disillusioned, a struggle of the inner man.It has also been called melancholy, the mind losing the sweetness of tranquillity and is supplanted by grief resulting from agitation.A strange kind of fruitless disquiet comes with it and restlessness and distraction ; we re-order our books and change the furniture around and when we have finished, we do it again;we flick aimlessly through the T.V.channels. It is also seen as the failure to use one`s talents and gifts, failing to achieve full potential.It is a root sin of laziness and indifference. In religion it shows itself as a refusal to enjoy the goodness of God and His creation and as an apathy that discourages all religious expression., at worst being disgusted with the spiritual and divine.It has also been described as a spiritual black hole, energy falling into a sterile, unproductive space; the mind collapses in on itself and self-hatred is not far away. Listlessness, pointlessness, meaninglessness can be symptoms of sloth.People are roused out of sloth by positive thinking and creative activity.Spiritually the resolution of sloth is found in measuring ourselves according to what God is and wants and being filled with the Christian virtue of hope.