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

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Diary Notes for 11th – 12th Jan

Archie Reaside, Shannon Rd, (Formerly Drimnagh) R.I.P. We pray for Archie who died peacefully at Regional Hosp., Portlaoise on Thurs. 9th Jan. Archie’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Tues. 14th Jan. at 11 o’clock – followed by burial in Mountrath Cemetery. We keep his family in our prayers at this time. Archie served in the Congo with the UN in the 1960’s – Was President of the UN Vetern Association Post No. 27 Portlaoise. . . May Andy and Archie rest in the peace of Christ.

Andrew (Andy) Sinnott, Lr. Sconce and Baltinglass, R.I.P.
We pray for Andy who died peacefully at Regional Hosp.,Portlaoise on Thurs. 9th Jan. Andy’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Sat. 11th Jan. followed by burial in Mountrath Cemetery. We extend sympathy to wife, Sheila and all the Sinnott family, his brother, Bill (Shannon Rd.,) and his family. His sister, Mary (Lowry) and family, all Andy’s extended family, relatives, neighbours and a very wide circle of friends. May Andy rest in the peace of Christ.

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Thank You
Many thanks to all involved in our Christmas liturgies – Sacristans,(ANd theur families) Readers, Ministers of Holy Communion, Servers, Collectors, Musicians and Choirs, People who erected the Christmas Tree, put up the decorations, put up the Crib and arranged the flowers, people who cleaned and prepared our church for Christmas, Co-ordinators – Thank you for your involvement and participation in our Liturgies. You make it all worthwhile. Hope you found our liturgies prayerful and meaningful. Wishing you every Grace and Blessing as we enter a New Year with renewed vigour and hope.
Fr. P.J and Fr. Joe

Many thanks for your very generous support of The Collection for the support of the priests of the Parish and all Parish Collections

A note of thanks to everyone involved in our Parish Lottos Committees who administer the Lotto -
Promoters, Sellers and Buyers. Thank you for your continued and generous support of Mountrath and Ballyfin Parish Lotto

We remember in our Prayers
People who are ill (and their families) in Hospital or in their Homes, at this time.

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Three Tenors Concert
St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath Fri. 21st Feb. 2020
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 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 – 8thDec. and at 9.00 a.m. Mass in the Hollow Church on Sun. 8th Dec.. Tickets €25

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“You Shall Be My Witness”
Training for the parent leaders for the”You Shall Be My Witness “ Confirmation Programme takes place in Ballyfin National School on Wed. 15th January commencing at 7.00 pm
All parents who have committed themselves for this training programme are required to attend this training meeting.

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Ballyfin Vintage and Veteran Club
Are holding their annual table quiz at the Deadmans Inn, Ballyfin at 8:30pm, Fri. 24th. Jan. An entry fee of €40 applies for table of 4 or €10 per person, with spot prizes on the night. Proceeds in support of “Cian’s mission to walk”. For queries or any additional information on the Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club, please call Pat O’Connor at 087-7824481.

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Mountrath Christmas Lights Committee
are holding their AGM on Thurs. 16th Jan. at 7:30pm in St. Fintan’s Hall, Mountrath.
As present committee are retiring, a new committee is to be formed. All are very welcome

Mountrath Historical Society
AGM takes place on Thurs. 16th Jan. at 6.15pm in Mountrath Library .
All new members are welcome from Mountrath and surrounding areas

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Parish Visitation for Jan.
Mountrath Country Tues 14th Jan.
Mountrath Town Wed. 15th Jan.
Ballyfin Parish Thurs. 16th Jan.

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Poineer Total Abstinence Association
Sincere Thanks to all who contributed to Pioneer Church Gate Collections last weekend. Thanks also to Collectors.
A total of €201.53 was collected Anyone wishing to join the Association,
look up website, www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact any pioneer member.

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Community Well being Vision being Developed in Laois
Laois PPN are delighted to be rolling out a new National Initiative on Community wellbeing. The PPN is bringing together social inclusion, environment and community development voices in our communities to develop a Wellbeing Vision Statement that sets out their shared vision for County Laois. Feed into this important vision for your area by starting a conversation and attending a public meeting on Wed. 11th March in the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise at 7:00pm. For further information or to register you interest in attending please contact Laois PPN on ppn@laoiscoco.ie or . 057-8665661

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