Fr. Pat: 057 875 5227
Fr. Joe: 087 241 1594

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Notes for Ballyfin / Mountrath Parishes 7th – 8th December 2019.

Owen Heffernan, Red Gate, Deerpark, Ballyfin. R.I.P.
We pray for Owen who died unexpectedly at his home on Sun. 1st Dec. Owen’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St.Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin on Tues. 3rd Dec. followed by burial in Ballyfin Cemetery. We extend sympathy to his wife, Breda, and family, Mary, Catherine, Jimmy, Oonagh, Eugene and their families, Patsy and Sheila and family – Ann Heffernan and family, Josie and family and all Owen’s family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May Owen rest in the peace of Christ.

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We pray for Peter (Peadar) O’Gorman, Factory St., who died suddenly today, (Sat. 7th Dec) R.I.P

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Ballyfin Parish Christmas Party Sun. 8th Dec. in the Deadman’s (This Sunday)
Contact person Sheila 086 157 0145 .

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Joint Christmas Carol Service
St. John the Baptist Church of Ireland Church, Ballyfin
Wed. 11th Dec 7.30 pm
Refreshments in the Deadman’s Inn
Afterwards All most welcome.

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Three Tenors Concert
St. Fintan’s Church Mountrath Fri. 21st Feb. 2020 8.00 pm
Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from the following ticket sellers.
Niamh O’Hara, Ollie Gorman, Geraldine Glynn, Maura Reynolds, Anne Farrell, Margaret Walsh, Caroline Moore, Mary Haslem, Rita Holland, Geraldine Moore, Ann Carroll, Sheila O’Rourke, Byrne’s Shop, Main St., VDP Shop, Main St., and from Fr. Joe or Fr. PJ.
Tickets will also be on sale before 7.00 p.m. and 11.30 a.m. Masses on Sat. and Sun. 7th – 8th Dec. and at 9.00 a.m. Mass in the Hollow Church on Sun. 8th Dec. Tickets €25. There will be a list of more outlets where tickets may be purchased in next week’s Newsletter.

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Christmas in the Convent:
Sun. 15th Dec. 2.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Live entertainment in the Hall, Cottage Market, visit from a very
important man, and lots lots, more

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Arrangements for Christmas Penitential Services

Thurs. 19th Dec.
Mountrath Church Time 7.00 pm
Ballyfin Church Time 8.00 pm
Fri. 20th Dec. Portlaoise Parish Church Time 7.30 pm

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Parish Visitation for Dec.
Mountrath Count Tues. 10th Dec.
Mountrath Town Wed. 11th Dec.
Ballyfin Parish Thurs. 12th Dec

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Christmas in the Convent:
Sun. 15th Dec. 2.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Live entertainment in the Hall, Cottage Market, visit from a very
important man, and lots lots, more

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Annual Collection for P.A.T.H St. Fintan’s GAA Clubrooms
Tues. 17th Dec 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Contacts Catherine Williams or Sandra Moore

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Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) National Collection
Sat. 14th and Sun. 15th Dec.
Mountrath, The Hollow and Ballyfin Churches
Your generous support is always badly needed and always much appreciated

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Epilepsy Ireland Church Gate Collection
(This Weekend)
Your Generous Support is always much appreciated

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Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Christmas Cards and 2020 calendars are now available
and can be purchased at Aidan Byrnes, Main St., or contact Sean at 087 7676318.
Your continued support is very much appreciated.

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Santa Visits Trumera Community Hall this Sun. 8th Dec. 5 – 7pm

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