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Mountrath – Ballyfin Parish News 6th – 7th Nov. 2021 – 32nd Sun. in Ord. Time

Mountrath – Ballyfin Parish News 6th – 7th Nov. 2021 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Fintan’s Parish, Mountrath

Sat. 6th – Sun. 7th Nov. 2021 32nd Sun. in Ordinary Time

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

Mountrath Parish Radio transmits on FM 104.5 – – Email

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

In November We Remember
November is the month when we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone ahead of us in Faith. During the Month of November there will be many opportunities for us as a Parish Faith Community to remember our loved ones.
Tues. 2nd November Feast of All Souls Mass at 10.00 am
Sun. 7th Nov. 2.00 pm Mountrath Cemetery Commemoration of Faithful Departed –
10.00 am Mass every Friday morning during the month.
If you wish to enrol a loved one in our November list of the Dead use the dedicated envelope in the box of envelopes or envelopes are available at the back of the Church for you to use. Also, you are invited to place the name (s) of a loved one on our memorial tree – situated at the front of the church

Noel Ryan, Factory St., R.I.P.
We pray for Noel who died at Tullamore Regional Hosp. on Fri. 5th Nov. Noel’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Mon. 8th Nov. at 10.00 am followed by burial in Mountrath Cemetery. – We keep Helen and all the Ryan family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Watch and Pray
Sunday, 21st Nov. is the Final Sunday of the Church Year – Each year in St. Fintan’s Parish Church, Ballyfin and in St. Fintan’s Parish Church, Mountrath we have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after 11.30 am Mass until about 3.45 pm.
Parish Townslands and times of Adoration / Silent Prayer will be published in next week’s Newsletter.

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


Bingo Returns to St. Fintan’s Hall – Mountrath.
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.


Ballyfin Parish Lotto – 3rd Nov.
Nos. Drawn 5 11 14 26 – Jackpot €10,000 – No Winner
25 Match 3 – Each Rec. €40

Next Week’s Jackpot €12,000

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


Mountrath Parish Lotto – Thurs. 4th Nov.
Nos. Drawn 8 17 19 28
No Winner New Jackpot €20,000
14 Match 3 – Rec. € 72 each
6 Local Winners
Name Promoter
Mary Coss Declan Fitzpatrick
Kelly Ryan Peg Lawlor
Patrick Doheny Betty O’Rourke
Ray Arthur Mary Arthur
Tony Arthur Mary Arthur
Pat Scully Mai Murphy

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


Repeat of Service of Remembrance
(First celebrated in Ballyfin and Mountrath Cemeteries on Sun. 7th Nov)

Mountrath Church
Our Service of Remembrance will be repeated on Sunday 14th November
- Immediately after 11.30 am Mass
- Will be transmitted live on the Parish Webcam
- And on (Mountrath) Parish Radio (104.5 FM)

Ballyfin Church
Our service of Remembrance will be repeated on Sunday 14th November
Immediately after 10.00 am Mass
Will be transmitted live on the Parish Webcam


New Vincent de Paul Shop on Main St., Mountrath
Vincent’s Mountrath will soon reopen in the Macra Hall, Main St.,

We require new Volunteers to help in the Shop
Please email with your name, phone number and availability.
Thank you for your continued support from the team at Vincent’s Mountrath.
St.Vincent de Paul helpline phone number – 086 661 6210

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.

We pray for the many people who are dying alone
Without being able to say goodbye to their loved ones.
We pray too for families who cannot accompany
Their loved ones on that journey
We ask all our prayers, through Christ our Lord. Amen.



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.


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.