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Notices for 31st Aug. – 1st Sept. 2019.

Celebration of Parish Ministries
You are most welcome to our Celebration of Parish and Ministry at 7.00 pm Mass this Saturday in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath – followed by Cup of tea and Dance in St. Philomena’s Hall (the Convent)
Once again, we extend a warm welcome to you and your family to be part of this very special celebration as we acknowledge and express thanks for the special contribution so many bring to the life and wellbeing of our Parish.

List of the Many Ministries in the Parish

Proclaimers of the Word.
Ministers of Holy Communion
Music and Choirs
Collectors, Counters and Offertory Processors Envelope Distributors
Lotto Committee and Promoters.
Sacristans – Church Cleaners Altar Servers St. Vincent de Paul Society Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Religious Magazine Distributors St. Fintan’s Hall Committee Apostolic Works Society Cemetery Committees: Mountrath and Clonenagh Golden Year Club Old Folks Christmas Party Committee
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Diary Dates 2020
Confirmation Day in Ballyfin and Mountrath Parishes
Sat. 14th March 2020.

St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath 11.00 am St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin 2.30 pm
Main celebrant Bishop Denis Nulty
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1st Holy Communion Dates
Church of the Sacred Heart – (The Hollow Ch) Sun. 10th May 10.00 am
St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin
Sat. 30th May 11.00 am
St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath
Sun. 31st May 11.30 am
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Sacrament of Reconciliation
1st Penance Celebrations are usually held on 1st Week in March. The dates are arranged in conjunction with the schools. – we will publish these dates in due course, when they become available
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Joseph (Joe) Delaney, Newtown, Clonard, R.I.P. We pray for Joe who died on 23rd Aug. at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. Joe’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Edmund’s Church, Castletown on Mon. 26th Aug. followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. – We extend sympathy to Mary, Brendan, Colm, Catherine, Miriam, Sinéad and their families and Joe’s sister and brothers and their families, relatives, neighbours and friends. May Joe rest in peace

Paddy Dowling, Ballyfin Road, (Formerly Camross) R.I.P. We pray for Paddy who died peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hosp., on Tues 27th Aug. Paddy’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Fri. 30th Aug. followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. We extend sympathy to Sheila, Majella, Jackie, Paddy’s sister, brothers, aunts and uncle and their families, relatives, neighbours and his many friends. May Paddy rest in peace


Parish Visitation in Sept.
Tues. 3rd Sept. Mountrath Country
Wed. 4th Sept. Mountrath Town
Thurs. 5th Sept. Ballyfin Parish

Mountrath Cottage Market
Sat. 7th Sept. from 10. 00 am
Macra Hall and Yard
Home grown – home produced
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