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Fr. PJ: 087 605 5783

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St. Fintan’s Parish, Mountrath – Ballyfin – Sat. 5th – Sun. 6th June 2021 – Feast of Corpus Christi

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

Visit Home Page of Parish Website for Link to Webcam

www.ballyfinparish.ie Email jmbrophy2@gmail.com

Mountrath Parish Radio transmits on FM 104.5 – www.mountrathparish.ie Email jmbrophy2@gmail.com

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For Anniversary Mass Remembrances see Parish Newsletters on the Home Page. Click on Link

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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. We wish you well

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Safeguarding Children Parish Representatives
Mountrath Parish
Caroline Moore and Pachelli Walsh
Ballyfin Parish
Triona O’Rourke and Peter Byrne
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

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A Step in the Right Direction !
I received an email from Bishop’s Office on Tues. 1st June regarding the Celebration of Baptisms.

With immediate effect, the following new arrangements will apply

The total number of people permitted to attend a Baptism Ceremony has risen from 6 to 10 people. as follow:-
Candidate for Baptism (child) Parents and Godparents, Celebrant and Grandparents (on the assumption that the Grandparents are vaccinated)

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Laura Kilkenny (Nee O’Meara) Pallas Little, R.I.P.
We pray for Laura who died peacefully at her home on Tues. 1st June. Laura’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Peter and Paul Church, Portlaoise on Thurs. 3rd June followed by burial in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Portlaoise. We extend sympathy to her family, Tom, Deirdre (Walsh), Fiona (Bracken). Grandchildren, Evan, Charlie, Amy and Katie, sons in law Joe and Fergus, daughter in law Eileen, brother Thomas and sister Maureen, sister in law Bernie Hegarty, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Laura was known far and wide for her musical talent, witty humour and her incredible ability to light up a room with her smile and was, perhaps, best known for her involvement in Portlaoise Panto for a long number of years. (There is a beautiful tribute to Laura on Laois Today – 2nd June)
May Laura rest in the peace of Christ.

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Patrick (Paddy) Morrin, Ardreagh, Athy and Mountrath R.I.P.
We pray for Paddy who died peacefully at Naas General Hosp., on Thurs. 27th May. Paddy’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Parish Church, Mountrath on Sun. 30th May followed by burial in Mountrath Cemetery. We extend sympathy to his son Cathal, daughter Niamh, sisters Kathleen (USA), Ann (USA), and Phyllis (Kennedy), Niece, Ann Marie Byrne, Redcastle and her family, his extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
May Paddy rest in the peace of Christ.

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Question – Will we be allowed to celebrate Mass in Mountrath – Ballyfin Cemeteries in June of this year.
Answer – Under current restrictions we are not permitted to celebrate Mass in Mountrath – Ballyfin Cemeteries for the time being – Hopefully this will change over coming months

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Mountrath Community Alert
Age 65 plus, living alone or married. You are entitled to Senior Alert Alarms. This is a government scheme. All equipment is free, first year’s rental is free. You start paying in the second year a monitoring fee. Enquiries to Rita Watkins Mountrath Community Alert on 086 301 5793 who covers Trumera and Castletown area also.

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Mountrath Parish Lotto 4th June.
€11,000 Jackpot Not Won – Nos. Drawn 7 15 24 26
8 Match 3 Rec. € 125 – 2 Local Winners
Andrew O’Connor Promoter Frances Byrne
Stephen and Margaret McGrath – Prompter, Margret McGrath
Next Week’s Jackpot €12.000

Sincere thanks to everyone involved in Mountrath Parish Lotto – Organising Committee, Promoters, Shops and others who facilitate the sale of Lotto Tickets and most importantly, you who purchase a Lotto ticket

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Ballyfin Parish Lotto 2nd June Nos. Drawn 5 22 27 30
No Jackpot Winner of € 17.000 13 Match 3 – Each Rec. € 77
1 Local Winner Moya & Hugh Keating – Prom. Pauric Gilligan

Next Week’s Jackpot €18,000
Sincere thanks to everyone involved in Ballyfin Parish Lotto – Organising Committee, Promoters, Shops and others who facilitate the sale of Lotto Tickets and most importantly, you who purchase a Lotto ticket every week.
We extend a very sincere “Thank You” for your loyal support and your continued generoousity.

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