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Mountrath – Ballyfin Parish News. 27th June 2021

St. Fintan’s Parish, Mountrath Sat. 26th – Sun. 27th June 2021 – 13th Week in Ordinary Time

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

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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


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 all the best


As our Schools break up for the Summer Holidays we wish our Children, Parents, Teachers and all our school staff a very safe and enjoyable Summer Break


Sarah Dunne, (Nee Goucher) Trumera R.I.P.
We pray for Sarah who died suddenly after a short illness, at Regional Hosp.,Portlaoise on Wed. 16th June, Sarah’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Mountrath on Sun. 20th June followed by burial in Mountrath Cemetery. We extend sympathy to her family, James and Martina, son-in-law Rav, James’ partner Fiona, grandchildren Cian, Eoin and Orlaith, sisters Rebecca and Mary, brother John, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours, friends and work colleagues at St. Fintan’s Hospital Portlaoise and Erkina House, Rathdowney.

Julia (Sheila) Farrell, (nee Byrne) Kiln Lane, Ballylusk, Ballyfin R.I.P. We pray for Sheila (Julia) who died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family, on Fri. 18th June. Sheila’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Ballyfin on Mon. 21st June followed by burial in Ballyfin Cemetery. We extend sympathy to her family, Marie Daly (Tullamore) Paddy, Donie, (Mountrath), Margaret Farrell (Rosenallis) Martin (U.K.), Michael (The Heath), Peter and Theresa Maher (Mountrath), sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grand children, neices, nephews, neighbours, relatives and many friends.

Mary (Molly) Lalor (nee Phelan) – Cromogue R.I.P. We pray for Molly who died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at Ballard Lodge Nursing Home on Fri. 18th June. Molly’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen on Mon. 21st June followed by burial in adjoining Cemetery. We extend sympathy to her family, Fint, Betty, Mary Larry and Bosco, (Patrick St) and their families, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Cissie (Collier), brother Aidan, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces and nephews, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends

Marie Farrell (Nee Bennett) Tullamore – Formerly Tarbert R.I.P. We pray for Marie, who died peacefully at Regional Hosp., Tullamore on Tues. 15th June. Marie’s Funeral Mass was celebrated in Church of the Assumption, Tullamore on Fri. 18th June followed by burial in Rosenallis Cemetery. We extend sympathy to husband Jimmy, her children Rhona, Brenda and Darren, her grandchildren Harrison, Caragh and Sadhbh, her mother Elizabeth (Bennett) – Siblings, Canice, Bernadette, Lorna, Patrick, Inez, Marcella and Seamus, sons-in-law Kevin and Dermot, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family neighbours and friends. (Marie attended Gaelscoil, Thromaire – where her mother, Lil, taught)
May Sarah, Sheila, Molly and Marie rest in the peace of Christ.


Celebration of Confirmation in Ballyfin Parish in 2021
2 Ceremonies of Confirmation on Thurs. 15th July 2021 10.00 am 12.30 pm
2 Ceremonies of Confirmation on Thurs. 22nd July 2021 10.00 am 12.30 pm
1 Ceremony of Confirmation on Wed. 28th July 2021 Time 10.00 am
Because the limit on the number of people who can attend public worship still stands at a maximum of 50 people for Ballyfin Church we will have to restrict the number of people from each household who are permitted to attend each ceremony. Families attending one of our Confirmation Ceremonies in Ballyfin Church this year may have a total of 6 (six) people at each ceremony. (NB. – this includes the person receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation)
We have become very familiar with the protocols which have been put in place when attending public worship over the past year or so.
It is important to note that these arrangements will still apply.


Ballyfin Vintage and Veteran Club
Auto-jumble Sun. 11th. July 2021, from 8:00am. Deadmans Inn,
Strictly vintage & veteran related stalls & traders. Pre-registration and approval for stalls required. Proceeds in support of local charities For queries or any additional information on the Ballyfin Vintage & Veteran Club, text or call Pat O’Connor at 087-782 4481.


Ballyfin Parish Lotto – Wed. 23rd June
Nos. Drawn 2 12 21 24 No Jackpot Winner of € 20.000

27 Match 3 – Each Rec. € 38
1 Local Winner Nicola Keenan Promoter Mary Hooban Next Week’s Jackpot €20,000

We extend a very sincere “Thank You” for your loyal support and your continued generoousity.


Mountrath Parish Lotto 24th June Next Week’s Jackpot €15,000
No Winner of €14,000 Jackpot. Nos. Drawn 21 – 24 – 28 – 30 1 Match 3 Rec. € 1,000
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 every week.