Fr. Joe: 087 241 1594
Fr. PJ: 087 605 5783

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Notes for Sat. 14th – Sun. 15th Dec.’19

Peadar O’Gorman, Factory St., Mountrath. R.I.P. We pray for Peadar who died suddenly at his home on Sat. 7th Dec. Peadar’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Wed. 11th Dec. followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Mountrath. We extend sympathy to his sister, Josie and family. All Peadar’s nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and his many friends. . May Peadar rest in the peace of Christ


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., Spar (Carroll’s Shop), The Square and from Fr. Joe or Fr. PJ. If you would like to help us sell Tickets for the Concert, we would love to hear from you. Your help is much appreciated.


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


Saint Vincent de Paul
National Collection this weekend Mountrath,The Hollow and Ballyfin Churches.
Your generous support is always badly needed and always much appreciated.


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 always much appreciated.


Mountrath/Ballyfin PTAA Annual Church Gate Collection
Sat. 28th / Sun. 29th Your support is always much appreciated.


Arrangements for Christmas

Penitential Services
Thurs. 19th Dec.
Mountrath Church 7.00 pm
Ballyfin Church 8.00 pm
Portlaoise Parish Church
Fri. 20th Dec. 7.30 pm
Individual Confessions Mountrath Church
Christmas Eve (Tues) – 10.30 am

Mass on Christmas Eve (Vigil Mass) 9. 00 pm
Mountrath and Ballyfin Churches
Mass on Christmas Day.

9.00 am The Hollow Church
10.00 am Ballyfin Church
11.30 am Mountrath Church.

Parish Visitation for Christmas
As we had 2 Funerals during the week, we were unable to complete
our Parish Visitation for Christmas. Parish Visitation will continue during the week.
If you are not on the Parish Visitation List and would like one
of the priests of the Parishes to call to you just contact us.



Ladies Football Club AGM
Old School, Ballyfin, Thurs. 19th Dec. 6.30 pm
All Nominations and Items for Agenda must be emailed
(and received by 5.00 pm on Mon. 16th Dec)


New Year’s Eve Parish Social and Dance
Ring in the New Year with us in St. Philomena’s Hall (The Convent)
from 9.30 pm to 2020 Music by Noel Briody Band
Subscription €8 Teas / Refreshments – All Most Welcome