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This week’s Notes

Mountrath Parish Celebration
You are most welcome to our Celebration of Parish and Ministry at 7.00 pm Mass on Sat. 31st Aug. (next Saturday) in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath – followed by Cup of tea and Dance in St. Philomena’s Hall (the Convent)
All are most welcome to be part of this very special celebration as we express thanks for and acknowledge the special contribution so many bring to the life and wellbeing of our Parish.

Cleaner Required for Ballyfin National School
Expressions of interest in writing to Chairperson BOM, Ballyfin N.S., c/o Parochial House, Ballyfin, Co. Laois. by Mon. 26th Aug. 2019. Or ring 087 2411 594

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Best Wishes to all involved in our Parish Schools as we begin a New School Year. Pupils, Parents and families Teachers and School staff and all involved in our Parish Schools
We appreciate your support

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Parish Visitation in Sept.
Tues. 3rd Sept. Mountrath Country
Wed. 4th Sept. Mountrath Town
Thurs. 5th Sept. Ballyfin Parish
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Volunteers Needed for Walkability Audit of Mountrath
We need people of all ages and abilities, young people, older persons, people with disabilities, parents with toddlers and buggies, wheelchair users and visually impaired persons to help shape
Mountrath to be Age-Friendly. Various routes will be walked on Wed.28th Aug. 2019 meeting at the Convent 11.30am.

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Mountrath Oskars ‘Twins’ hosts a 5km fun run and walk on Sunday August 25th next at 12.30pm. Registration is at 12noon in St Fintan’s Mountrath GAA grounds. Adult entry €5, Kids €2. BBQ and refreshments afterwards. Proceeds to Mountrath GAA.

Visiting Priest
We welcome Fr. David Walsh from Kiltegan Fathers (SPS) as he joins us for Masses this weekend to talk about his life and journey as a Missionary Priest. Also, Fr. David will be inviting us to support the Missionary work of the Kiltegan Fathers.

St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (Kiltegan Fathers) was founded on St. Patrick’s Day 1932 by Fr. Patrick Whitney. Today, there are 281 Kiltegan priests of whom 28 are African. The Society currently has 58 students in Africa who are preparing for priesthood.