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Castlepollard Parish Newsletter 14 June 2009

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CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

14th.June.2009.SOLEMNITYOF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.(CORPUS CHRISTI)

and Feast also of Sts; Davnet, Methodius and Rufinus.

HAVING A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE EUCHARIST AND ALSO HOLDING DEEP RESPECT FOR THE REAL PRESENCE OF JESUS IN THIS MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT IS OF THE VERY ESSENCE OF OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH.

Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

In France this Feast is known as Fete Dieu, which literally means the feast of God.This is quite apt, as it intimates that the Eucharist is the presence of God among us.Since we believe that Jesus is God and the feast is in honour of the Body and Blood soul and Divinity of Jesus, surely one can say it is indeed the feast of God.The feast each year highlights for us that the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life,but it also gives us an opportunity to examine our own faith in the Mass and Holy Communion and the real presence of Jesus.

Faithfulness to and respect for the Mass is a lodestone of our Christian belief. When slippage occurs in these, our faith falters and we become careless about every tenet we should hold dear.Being loyal to Sunday and even daily Mass does make a difference in a person`s life.Its effects can be readily seen.Having a deep understanding of  and a high regard for the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist brings stalwart strength to a living faith.This feast reminds us  how important that is.

Through the apostolate of Adoration today, many people bear fine witness to the vital centrality of the Eucharist in personal and parish life.This giving of time in devotion and love to the Lord Jesus and waiting and watching with Him in prayer, helps to build up the body of the Church.It also brings many blessings and graces with it..

The ministry of those who are ministers of Holy Communion in a parish, also gives an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of the Eucharist and bears witness to the community, that people in the church are willing to serve in the name of the Lord of the Eucharist, during a key moment in the Mass and by giving example of dedicated  daily living in the parish.We expect ministers of Holy Communion to live lives worthy of that ministry.

Of course we are most concerned today that people really know what the Mass is all about.It is felt that many do not know.Hence, Mass missing,treating Mass as another outing, putting sport, shopping and entertainment before Sunday Mass and not bothering to take the children to Mass, can be based on a lack of proper understanding of the Mass as well as carelessness,laziness and sadly apathy.On this feast, we should pray for a revival of faith in and understanding of the Mass among all our people, so that the call and challenge of the Lord Jesus will not be ignored in our time.May the Lord of the Eucharist deepen our faith and make us living members of His Body,the 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 June 6th/7th.Weekly Envelope €662.80 and Offertory Collection €522.38.St.Peter`s €45.40 Thanks to all who generously contribute each week to each collection and to the recent Summer Offerings. June; Month dedicated to The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.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 14th.SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST and Feast  of Sts; Davnet, Methodius and Rufinus. Eucharistic Congress 2012 Collection Day.


 

THE SEASON OF ORDINARY TIME CONTINUES.

Monday 15th.Monday 11th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast also of Sts;Vitus, Germaine and Aleydis.

Tuesday 16th.Tuesday 11th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;

Aurelian, Benno,Julitta and John Francis Regis.7.30.p.m. First Meeting of New Finance Committee.8.30.p.m. Meeting of Parish Centre Managerial Committee. Both Meetings MCH.

Wednesday 17th.Wednesday 11th. Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;Teresa,Sanchia of Portugal,Rainerus of Pisa,Pellegrinus and Helena. St Joseph`s Young Priests` Society Meeting 7.p.m. Pre-Baptism Meeting at 8.p.m.Both Meetings Room I Parish Centre.

Thursday 18th.Thursday 11th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;Gregory Barbarigo,Marina,Elizabeth of Schonau,Grevase and Protase.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I. 8.p.m.

Friday.19th.Friday 11th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts; Romuald,Deodatus,Juliana Falconieri and Emily de Vialar.Feast also of THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS.Commencement of the Year of the Priest. Mass at 7.30.p.m. Consecration of Families.

Saturday 20th.Saturday of 11th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;Adalbert,Alban,Julius,Aaron,Govan,Silverius and the 17 I rish Martys.Pope Benedict visits San Giovanni and tomb of St. Pio.Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sunday 21st.TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME,and Feast of  Sts;Aloysius Gonzaga and Ralph.                                                                                                

           
 

MASS INTENTIONS (14th.June to 21st. June 09.)

Sunday.14th.ReadingsEx.24.3-8.Ps.115.Heb.9.11-15. Mk.14.12-16,22-26. (Sat. 13th.Mass.at 10.00 a.m.Ann.Brendan Fagan.Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.Vigil Mass at 7.p.m.Ann.Betty and Michael Brady) Sun..10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s.St.Michael`s .11.15.a.m. Ann.John Gannon, Slieveboy.Eucharistic Congress Collection after Holy Communion.

Monday: 15th.Readings;2 Cor 6.1-10.Ps.97.Mt.5.38-42.Mass at 8.15.a.m. 

Tuesday  16th.Readings.2 Cor.8.1-9.Ps.145.Mt.5.43-48..Mass at 8.15.a.m.Finance Meeting 7.30.p.m. Centre Committee Meeting 8.30.p.m.

Wednesday 17th.Readings.2 Cor.9.6-11.Ps.111.Mt.6.1-6.16-18..Mass at  8.15.a.m.St.Joseph`s Young Priests` Meeting 7.p.m.Pre Baptism Meeting. 8.p.m.Castlepollard Group I. Michael and Una.

Thursday 18th.Readings.2 Cor 11.1-11.Ps.110.Mt.6.7-15.Mass at 8.15.a.m. Legion of Mary Parish Centre Room 1 8.p.m.

Friday 19th.Readings.Hos.11.1,3-4,8-9.Ps.Is.12.2-6.Eph.3.8-12.14-19.Jn.19.31-37..Mass at 8.15.a.m.and 7.30.p.m. Consecration of Families.  

Saturday 20th.Readings.2 Cor.12.1-10.Ps.33.Mt.6.24-34.Mass at 10.00.a.m. Ann.Kathleen Fitzsimons,London.Confessions after Mass and.at  3.p.m. and before and after Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Thomas Lynch Robinstown.

Sunday 21st.Readings.Job.3.1.8-11.Ps.106.2 Cor.5.14-17..Mk.4.35-41. St.Peter`s Mass at 10.15.a.m Ann.Lily and Jimmy Thornton.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.Sheila and Tom Hand Loughpark.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 Joe Fagan, Rathconnell and late Moortown, Patrick Burke, Bonnington Drumcree,for all who have died 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 Castlepollard Group,Wed,June 17th.at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.

 
 

Parish Centre Programme for week;June 14th.to June 21st.

Tuesday 16th7. 7.30.p.m. Finance Committee Meeting MCH.8.30.p.m. Centre Managerial Committee Meeting MCH.Room I.8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.

Wednesday  17th. Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH. St.Joseph`s Young Priests` Society Meeting at 7.p.m. Room.I. Pre Baptism Meeting at 8.p.m. Room I.

Thursday 18th.Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.8p.m.

Friday 19th.Block Booking .

Catholic Newspapers Available on sale and through the Legion of Mary in the Parish.Irish and English papers available each weekend.

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.June 14th.Group 6.Boys.Barry Higgins,Joseph Rabbitt,Lee Kiernan,Darragh O Reilly and Aaron 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,16th.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  June.

That,the international attention towards poorer countries, may give rise to more concrete help, in particular, to relieve them of the crushing burden of foreign debt. That,the particular churches operating in regions marked by violence, be sustained by the love and concrete closeness of all the Catholics in the world.

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

The closing of the year of St.Paul will be at the feast on 29th June.Details later...

Eucharistic Congress Dublin 2012.Episcopal Conference Directive.

To cover the cost of running the Congress,the Bishops have requested

that,commencing this Corpus Christ.14th.June and for the next 3 years,

on this feast, a second collection be taken up at all Masses.Please support  this collection.The Congress, which was last here in 1932, will be held in Dublin and will involve all the parishes of the country.

Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is from 11-19.June.

Tuesday 23rd June at 7.30.p.m. MCH Parish Centre the AGM of Ministry of Holy Communion,Adoration and Reader will take place.The Leaders of each group are asked to notify the members.It is important that all attend.The Parish Pastoral Support Group as it still stands will be required to meet on Thursday 25th June at 7.30.p.m. MCH Parish Centre.

Castlepollard, Castletown & Fine Parish Newsletter 7th June 2009

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CASTLEPOLLARD, CASTLETOWN & FINEA PARISH

7th.June.2009.SOLEMNITYOF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY. and Feast also of Sts; Colman,Sabianus,Marie-Therese Soubiron,Meriadoc and Jeremiah. Last Day for Easter Confession and Communion.


 

WHAT DOES THE FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY MEAN FOR US IN OUR DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVES IN THE CHURCH AND WORLD?


 

Feast of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.The Family Of God.


 

Last weekend we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Spirit. Jesus revealed who the Spirit is to us and spoke quite a lot to the Apostles about the Holy Spirit, especially in the time preceding and subsequent to His death and resurrection.He also spoke about the Father and to the Father in the presence of the Apostles and the people.They could see that He had a deep and intimate relationship with the Father,His Father, our Father.He revealed that the Father was Creator and Sustainer and Lord of all but that He was coequal with Him. "I and the Father are one" He taught that the Spirit emanated from the Father and showed the connection between the Spirit and Son by indicating that the Holy Spirit could not descend until He returned to the Father.

The intimacy and unity of the inner Family life of God was, then, revealed to us by Jesus.So, we know that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal persons but One God…One God in three Persons.

Apart from being aware of this Mystery and Truth and keeping it central in our faith lives, as we make the sign of the Cross,as we offer our prayers privately and in public worship, to the Father, through the Son by the power of the Holy Spirit, we should govern our lives with the harmony that is in the life of the Most Holy Trinity.We know we have received all the Sacraments in the name of the Holy Trinity and so are united to the life of the Holy Trinity,by this grace, but this should reflect itself in the harmony that should be in our daily lives.

The harmony in the life of the Most Holy Trinity is based on love and so should the harmony we must have in our own lives too.Firstly, our harmony with God; that should manifest itself in the way we regard our faith and practice it in prayer, worship and right living.Jesus promised us that if we lives in such harmony with God, they, that is, the Holy Trinity, will come and live in us.We will also be bearing witness to Divine love.Secondly, harmony with the Church, the Body of Christ; each of us should feel at home in the church community and make sure we are active members, living out the call of our Baptism, and do our best to draw others into the community of faith by our apostolic endeavours based on the call and challenge of Jesus.Thirdly, we should be in harmony with others, in our family and outside and be the cause of bonding together in peace and not be instruments of conflict and lastly,we should be in harmony within ourselves, with a correctly informed conscience and a well disciplined life, based on the call of the Gospel.That could be a practical programme to honour the Most Holy Trinity.We should think and pray about it all.


 


 

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 May 30th. May 31st.Weekly Envelope €658.11 and Offertory Collection €Summer Offerings.

Thanks to all who generously contribute each week and to each collection and to the recent Summer Offerings.Trocaire Collection realised €8,500.00. June; Month dedicated to The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.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 7th.TRINITY SUNDAY and Feast of Sts; Colman,Sabianus, SabianusColman,SabianusMarie-Therese Soubiron,Meriadoc and Jeremiah.Last Day for Easter Confession and Communion.


 

THE SEASON OF ORDINARY TIME CONTINUES.

Monday 8th.Monday 10th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast also of Sts;William of York, Maximus of Aix,Medard and Macrina.

Tuesday 9th.Tuesday 10th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;

Columba or Colmcille,Ephraim and Diana.

Wednesday 10th.Wednesday 10th. Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;Margaret,Ithmar and Landry of Paris.

Thursday 11th.Thursday 10th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;Barnabas and Rembert.Legion of Mary Meeting.Room I. 8.p.m.

Friday.12th.Friday 10th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts; Pope Leo 111,Onophrius,Basilides and John of Sahagun.

Saturday 13th.Saturday of 10th.Week in Ordinary Time and Feast of Sts;Anthony of Padua and Aquilina.Confessions after Mass, and at 3.p.m. and before, and after the Vigil Mass. Polish Mass at 8.p.m.

Sunday 14th.SOLEMNITY OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST,and Feast of Sts;Davnet,Methodius and Rufinus.2nd Collection, this weekend, after Communion, at all Masses for the Bishops`appeal for the Eucharistic Congress 2012.


 

MASS INTENTIONS (7th.June to 14th. June 09.)

Sunday.7th.Readings.Deut.4.32-34,39-40.Ps.32.Rom.8.14-17.Mt.28.16-20. (Sat. 6th.Mass.at 11.00 and not 10.00.a.m.Ann.Christopher and Rose Masterson. Confessions after Mass and at 3.p.m.Vigil Mass at 7.p.m.Ann.Thomas Murray) Sun..10.15.a.m. St.Peter`s.St.Michael`s .11.15.a.m. Ann.Connell Family Decd. Raheen.Last Day for Easter Duty..

Monday: 8th.Readings;2 Cor 1.1-7. Ps.33.Mt..5.1-12.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Tuesday 9th.Readings.Rom.12.1-2,9-13.Ps.33.Mt.19.27-29.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Wednesday 10th.Readings.2 Cor.3.4-11.Ps.98.Mt.5.17-19..Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Thursday 11th.Readings.Acts 11.21-26,13.1-3.Ps.97.Mt.10.7-13.Mass at 8.15.a.m.Ann. Thomas and Jane Murray, Cresley.Legion of Mary Parish Centre Room 1 8.p.m.Novena to Sacred Heart of Jesus commences.

Friday 12th.Readings.2 Cor.4.7-15.Ps.115. Mt.5.27-32.Mass at 8.15.a.m.

Saturday 13th.Readings.2 Cor.5.14-21.Ps.102.Mt.5.33-37.Mass at 10.00.a.m. Ann.Brendan Fagn, Cresley.Confessions after Mass and.at 3.p.m. and before and after Vigil Mass at 7.p.m. Ann.Betty and Michael Brady,Ballycomoyle.Collection after Communion for Eucharistic Congress 2012.

Sunday 14th.Readings.Ex.24.3-8.Ps.115.Heb.9.11-15.Mk.14.12-16,22-26. St.Peter`s.Mass at 10.15.a.m.Mass at 11.15.a.m.Ann.John Gannon, Sliveboy.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 Bridget (Bee)Rynn.N.T. Retired Principal,Drogheda and Loughegar,aunt of Rynn family Millcastle, Nancy
Rabbitt The Square,,for all who have died 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 Castlepollard Group,Wed,June 17th.at 8.p.m.Parents, who have no babysitters, may take the baby along.


 

Parish Centre Programme for week;June 7th.to June 14th.

Monday 8th.9.p.m. Tidy Towns Meeting.

Tuesday 9th.Room I. I.C.A. 10.30.a.m. to 12.30.p.m. 8.30.p.m. A.A. Meeting will take place.

Wednesday 10th. Dancing 4-5.p.m. MCH.

Thursday 11th.Dancing 4-6p.m. MCH.Legion of Mary Meeting Room I.8p.m.

Friday 12th.Block Booking .

Catholic Newspapers Available on sale and through the Legion of Mary in the Parish.Irish and English papers available each weekend.

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.June 7th.Group 5.Boys.Andrew 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,9th.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 June.

That,the international attention towards poorer countries, may give rise to more concrete help, in particular, to relieve them of the crushing burden of foreign debt. That,the particular churches operating in regions marked by violence, be sustained by the love and concrete closeness of all the Catholics in the world.

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

The closing of the year of St.Paul will be at the feast on 29th June.Details later...

Eucharistic Congress Dublin 2012.Episcopal Conference Directive.

To cover the cost of running the Congress,the Bishops have requested

that,commencing this Corpus Christ.14th.June and for the next 3 years,

on this feast, a second collection be taken up at all Masses.Please support this collection.The Congress, which was last here in 1932, will be held in Dublin and will involve all the parishes of the country.

Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is from 11-19.June.