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James (Jim) Morrissey. Fr. O’Connor Cresc. Late of Cork
We pray for Jim who died peacefully at Driomnín Nursing Home, Stradbally on
Sat. 15th Feb. R.I.P. Removal from Burke’s Funeral Home, Shannon St., on Monday evening
(17th Feb) to arrive at St. Fintan’s Parish Church, Mountrath at 7.00 pm.
Jim’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tues. 18th Feb. at 10.00 am followed by
burial in his native Co. Cork. – We also keep the Moore family in our prayers at this
sad time.
May Jim rest in the peace of Christ.

Month’s Mind Masses (Ballyfin Church)
Sat. 29th Feb. 8.00 pm Thomas (Tommy) O’Rourke, Ballycormack
Sat. 14th March 8.00 pm Kathleen Lanham (nee McCarthy) Upper Sconce,


The Three Tenors in Concert
St. Fintan’s Parish Church, Mountrath
Next Friday 21st Feb. 8.00 pm
(Doors open 7.00 pm)
Tickets can be purchased from. 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 Cllr. James Kelly –
Keegan’s Butchers, Main St.,
Your very generous support is most encouraging and very much appreciated


A Special Note of Thanks from St. Helen
To St. Brigid’s Crosses Team
For collecting and preparing rushes – For making and distributing Crosses and for collecting donations.
Thanks to all who contributed so generously towards the Golden Years Club.
A total of €810 was collected. Thank you.


Visit of Sr. Nuala Glynn FMM
Because of the adverse weather conditions which prevailed last weekend, Sr. Nuala Glynn of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary was unable to visit our Parishes but she will be with us on the weekend of 29th Feb. – 1st March. Sr. Nuala will be speaking all Masses when she will share with us stories of her life experience as a Missionary sister. There will be an opportunity for us to help her and her Missionary Order financially at the end of each Mass.


Arrangenents for Ash Wednesday 26th February
Mass in Mountrath at 10.00 am
Mass in Ballyfin at 7.30 pm
Blessing and distribution of Ashes at both Masses


Pro – Life Campaign Church Gate Collection This Weekend 15th – 16th Feb.


Sacramental Dates 2020
Service of Light and
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wed. 4th March
St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin 7.30 pm
Thurs. 5th March
St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath 7.30 pm
Confirmation Day
Sat. 14th March 2020.

St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath 11.00 am
St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin 2.30 pm
Main celebrant Bishop Denis Nulty

1st Penance – Sac. of Reconcilliation
St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath
Tues. 24th March Time 7.00 pm
With children of Scoil Bhride, St. Fintan’s Boy’s School
and Clonenagh School
St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin
Wed. 25th March 7.00 pm
With children of Ballyfin and Barnashrone Schools

1st Holy Communion 1st Eucharist
St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin
Sat. 23rd May 11.00 am
St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath
Sun. 24th May 11.30 am