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Mountrath – Ballyfin Parish News – 20th – 21st Nov. 2021 – Feast of Christ the King

St. Fintan’s Parish, Mountrath – Ballyfin

Sat. 120th – Sun. 21st Nov. 2021 Feast of Christ the King

Fr. P.J. Fitzgerald C.C. (087) 605 5783 Fr. Joe (087) 2411 594

Mountrath Parish Radio transmits on FM 104.5

www.ballyfinparish.ie – www.mountrathparish.ie – Email jmbrophy2@gmail.com

Safeguarding Children Parish Representatives
Ballyfin Parish Triona O’Rourke and Peter Byrne
Mountrath Parish Caroline Moore and Pachelli Walsh
Diocesan Designated Liaison Person: Ms Kathleen Sherry
Deputy Diocesan Liaison Person: Ms Michelle Hughes, c/o Bishop’s House, Dublin Rd, Carlow Ph: 085 802 1633

For Anniversary Mass Remembrances see Parish Newsletters – Click link on Right.
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In November We Remember
In our Vigil Mass in Mountrath this Sat. evening (20th) we remember deceased members of Mountrath GAA Club.
As we remember them we acknowledge, one again, their great contribution to the Club, the legacy they left us and the life they brought to St. Fintan’s GAA Club and indeed the life they brought to Mountrath Town, during their time with us.

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Fr. Michael Norton. New Ross, Kilkenny R.I.P.
We pray for Fr. Michael who died peacefully of Thurs. 11th Nov. at Archersrath Nursing Home, Kilkenny. – Fr. Michael’s Funeral Mass was celebrated at Church of The Assumption, Rosscon on Sat. 13th Nov. followed by burial in adjoining Cemetery. We extend sympathy to brother, Pascheal, sisters Mary and Margaret and brother in-law Pacelli, (Walsh, Patrick St.,) nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives.

We extend sympathy to Carmel Fitzpatrick and family, Barkmills on the death of Carmel’s brother, Thomas (Tom) Byrne, Blackhall, Calvarstown on Tues. 16th Nov.

We extend sympathy to Denis Gorman and family, Ballyfin Demesne, on the death of Denis’ brother, Fint Gorman, Cherrygrove, Portlaoise, on Tues. 16th Nov.
May Fr. Michael, homas and Fint rest in the peace of Christ.

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Watch and Pray — Mountrath

This Sunday 21st Nov. is the Final Sunday of the Church Year – Each year in Mountrath Parish Church we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for a few hours, commencing immediately after Mass, on this special day – The Feast of Christ the King – We as Parish, visit the Church (on this day) to spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament in adoration and in Silent prayer in a spirit of thankfulness and appreciation for the many blessings we received during the year and we ask God to continue to bless us in our lives, loves and our relationships. We pray thanks also for the Parish and Faith Community which nourishes and sustains us in so many ways and for all who enrich and sustain Parish life for us and with us.
Listed below are Adoration / Silent prayer times allocated to each of our
30 Townslands in the Parish, Station Areas.

12.20 pm (Immediately after Mass)
Clonard, Moonbawn, Forest Hill – Knockanina. Redcastle, Clonenagh, Derrough, 1.00 pm Ringstown, Derrylusk, Cappagh Trumera. Dysartbeigh, Coldblow,
1.45 pm Fr O’Connor Crescent, Shannon . St., Patrick St. Stillbrook. Portlaoise Rd.
2.30 pm Church St. Factory St. Kiln Lane. The Square, Thomas Court,
Main St. The Hollow.
. 1.15 pm Clonadacasey and Cloncourse. . . Shannon St. St. Fintan’s Tce Woodbrook

Concluding Prayer at about 4.00 pm

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Watch and Pray – Ballyfin
This Sunday 21st Nov. is the Final Sunday of the Church Year Each year in Ballyfin Parish Church we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for a few hours, commencing immediately after Mass, on this special day – The Feast of Christ the King – We as Parish, visit the Church (on this day) to spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament in adoration and in silent prayer in a spirit of thankfulness and appreciation for the many blessings we received during the year and we ask God to continue to bless us in our lives, loves and our relationships. We pray thanks also for the Parish and Faith Community which nourishes and sustains us in so many ways and for all who enrich and sustain Parish life for us and with us.
Parish Townslands and Times for Adoration for each Townsland
Immediately After Mass. Irey, Ross, Springfield, Lower Irey, Cappinrush, Ballylusk Knocknakearn, Brockera, Cloncullen, Cappagh South, Ockanroe, The Harrow.
12.15. Midday – The Knocks, Cavansheath, Ballycormack, Cappinaclare,
Upper Sconce, Lower Sconce, Briscula.
1.00 pm Upper Ballyfin, Rossmore, Upper Clonurke, Catholes, Deerpark, Clonurke.
1.45 pm Camcloon, Cappinrush, Esker, Clonagown, Clontowra, The Oak, . .
Barkmills, Barnashrone. 12.15 pm O’Moore’s Forest, Cappagh North, .
Clondarrig, Clonrooske, Pallas Big. Clonagh,
2.00 pm Pallas, Pallas Little, Coolnamona, Ballina, Boughlone,
. 3.15 pm Clonboyne, Clonkeen, Clondouglas. Oldtown, Aston Manor, . .
Hillview, Rockdale, Mountrath Road. Concluding Prayer at about 4.00 pm

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We remember in our Prayers

People, their families and carers, who are ill – at home, in Hospital or in a Nursing Home at this time

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Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Christmas Cards and 2022 Calendars
Now available. Just ring Sean on 087 7676318 or they can be purchased at Aidan Byrnes Main St. Your continued support is very much appreciated ”.

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Vincent’s NOW OPEN at the Macra Hall supporting your local St.Vincent de Paul Society. Open Wed., Thurs. and Frid. 10am-5pm and Sat. 10am-1pm
Accepting donations of quality used clothing, shoes, unwanted gifts, toys, books, dvds, bric a brac and bed linen.
We would appreciate your support as we approach Christmas, a hard time for many. email vincents.mountrath@svp.ie with all enquiries or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Bingo Returns to St. Fintan’s Hall
St. Fintan’s Hall Committee have decided to re-open the Hall for the Monday night Bingo on Mon. 1st Nov. at 8pm. Please note change of time. All HSE guidelines will be adhered to. To keep everyone safe, masks (face coverings) will be worn during the Bingo Sessions. All are very welcome.

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Ballyfin Parish Lotto
Ballyfin Parish Lotto 17th Nov. Nos. Drawn 6 11 20 27
Jackpot €13,000 – One Winner
Congratulations to Garry Dunne and Promoter Pauric Gilligan
18 Match 3 – Each Rec. €56
Next Week’s Jackpot €10,000

Thanks to everyone involved in Ballyfin Parish Lotto and for your continued and generous support.

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Mountrath Parish Lotto 18th Nov
Nos. Drawn 1 12 23 32
No Winner of €20,000 Jackpot
5 Match 3 Rec. € 200 each 1 Local Winner
Teresa Byrne, Promoter, Mary Arthur

New Jackpot €20,000
Thanks to everyone involved in Mountrath Parish Lotto and for your continued and generous support.
A Mountrath Lotto Gift Token. ? ? The Ideal Christmas Gift
Thanks to everyone involved in Mountrath Parish Lotto and for your continued and generous support.

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A Prayer for Healthcare Workers and front-line workers.
Loving God, we place into your care
All our doctors, nurses and all hospital staff and healthcare workers.
Give them courage of heart
And strength of mind and body
Keep them safe from harm
May they know our deep gratitude
For all they are doing
To heal and care for those affected by The Coronavirus
God of all consolation,
May they know your protection and peace
Continue to bless them in these very challenging days
And bless their families. Amen.

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ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

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Coronavirus Prayer
Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress; in faith we pray look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to your holy name. Amen.

John O’Donohue This is the time to be Slow,

This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall,
Until the bitter weather passes.

Try as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt,
Scrape from the heart,
All sense of yourself,
And your hesitant light.
If you remain generous,
Time will come good,
And you will find your feet
Again – On fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.