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Fr. PJ: 087 605 5783

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Notes for Weekend 18th – 19th Jan.’20

We pray for Nancy Mc Menamin (née Lalor) Redhill, Ballyroan, who died on Wed. 15th Jan. (Aunt of Ms. Mary Rohan, Principal, Scoil Bhride, Mountrath)
We keep Nancy’s family in our prayers at this time, also.

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 was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Tues. 14th Jan. – followed by burial in Mountrath Cemetery. We extend sympathy to his wife, Bernie and all the Reaside family, children grandchildren, brother and sisters relatives, neighbours and frineds . May Nancy and Archie rest in the peace of Christ.
Mountrath – Andrew (Andy) Sinnott, Lr. Sconce Month’s Mind Mass Sat. 8th Feb. 7.00 pm


Diary Dates
St. Brigid’s Day Sat. 1st Feb.
Ash Wednesday 27th Feb.
Holy Week Sun. 5th April
Easter Sunday 12th April
Confirmation Day Sat. 14th March 2020
Mountrath 11.00 am Ballyfin 2.30 pm
First Eucharist – 1st Holy Communion Day
Ballyfin Sat. 23rd May Mass at 11.00 am
Mountrath Sun. 24th May Mass at 11.30 am

The Confirmation Programme “You shall be my Witness” Commences Wed., 29th Jan. in Ballyfin National School at 7pm.

Confirmation programme “You shall be my Witness” commences on Thurs., 30th Jan. in Scoil Bhride 7pm.


The Three Tenors in Concert
St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath
Fri. 21st Feb. 2020 8.00 pm
Tickets can be purchased from the following. Niamh O Hara, Ollie Gorman, Geraldine Glynn, Maura Reynolds, Anne Farrell, Ann Carroll, Margaret Walsh, Caroline Moore, Mary Haslem, Rita Holland, Geraldine Moore Fr. Joe Fr. PJ.
Byrne’s Shop, Phelan’s Restaurant and Telford’s, Main St. Trophies 4 U and Carroll’s (Spar) The Square


Vacancy : School Caretaker at St. Fintan’s Boys School
Applications are being sought for the role of caretaker in St. Fintan’s BNS, Mountrath. This position is subject to Garda vetting

Apply in writing to:
Bro. Matthew Hayes,
Chairperson BOM
St. Fintan’s BNS
New Line Rd,
Mountrath, Co. Laois Please include: Letter of Application, C.V. and Names of 2 Referees

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday, 29th January. Please see School website for details of duties and experience and skills required.

Full adv. is also on Parish website


St. Brigid’s Day

Blessing of St. Brigid’s Crosses during Mass on the day of the feast.

All donations received from sale of St. Brigid’s Crosses will go to
Golden Years Group


New School Extension
Work on the new school extension has commenced at Ballyfin National School –
Because of the building works, the children’s play area at the back of the school has been reduced considerably,
so the children will be using the Church Car Park as a play area for the duration of the building works. The entrance barrier will be closed for the duration of their play time. In the event of a Funeral Mass
the car park will be in use as normal.
We appreciate you co-operation


Ballyfin Community Alert
Next Meeting on
Mon. 27th Jan 8.30 pm
In Ballyfin Community Hall.