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Mountrath Ballyfin News. 10th – 11th July 2021

St. Fintan’s Parish, Mountrath Ballyfin Sat. 10th – Sun. 11th July 2021 – 15th Week 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

Webcam Links are on Right of Home Page


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
Bishop’s House, Dublin Rd, Carlow Ph: 085 802 1633


For full list of Anniversary Mass Remembrances see Parish Newsletter – Click on link on Right of Home Page


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


Mary Downey (née Lawlor) Bray, – Formerly Trumera R.I.P.
We pray for Mary who passed away, suddenly, on Thursday 1st July, 2021, at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by her brothers Martin and Richard. Mary’s Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday July 5 in St Fergal’s Church, Ballywaltrim, Bray followed by burial in Springfield Cemetery, Killarney Road, Bray We extend sympathy to her husband Michael, children Mario, James, Brendan and Sinéad, and their families, sisters Anne and Patricia and their families, extended family, neighbours and friends.
May Mary rest in the peace of Christ.


Cemetery Masses
Outdoor worship is not permitted in line with Government restrictions on organised outdoor gatherings
With the onset of the 4th wave of Coronavirus – Covid 19 (Delta) it is highly unlikely that we will be able to organise our Cemetery Masses this year


Theology of the Arts. Does the Church Need Art ? The Priory Institute, Tallaght The Priory Institute in Tallaght, run by the Dominicans, are offering a week-long online Summer School which will run from 8-13 August and again from 22-27 August. The course includes six recorded presentations and is very flexible as it is delivered entirely online. Find out more and register or if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to call me, I’d be delighted to have a chat about it all.

Frances O’Loughlin, Marketing Manager, The Priory Institute


Ballyfin Parish Lotto Wed. 7th July
Nos. Drawn 2 7 11 25 – One Winner of € 20.000

25 Match 3 – Each Rec. € 40
1 Local Winner Ita Taylor Promoter Denis Daly

Next Week’s Jackpot €10,000

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


Mountrath Parish Lotto – Thursday 8th July
Nos. Drawn 13 16 18 1 9 No Winner of €16,000 Jackpot.
1 Match 3 Rec. € 1,000 – Next Week’s Jackpot € 17,000
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.


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 Community Alert Seniors Alert Scheme
If you are aged 65 or over and would like more information on applying for Government grant aided personal monitored alarm,
please contact Sheila on 086 1570145