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Mountrath – Ballyfin Parish News. 17th – 18th July 2021

St. Fintan’s Parish, Mountrath – Ballyfin – Sat. 10th – Sun. 11th July 2021 – 16th 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



Anniversary Mass Remembrances listed in Newsletters – Click link on Right of Home Page


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


Christine Nelson (Nee Dollard) West Yorkshire. Late of Forest. R.I.P.
We pray for Christine who died on 16th June 2021. Christine was laid to rest in West Yorkshire on Friday 16th July. We extend sympathy to all Christine’s family, relatives, neighbours and friends
May Christine rest in the peace of Christ.


Grandparents Day 2021
A reminder that we will be celebrating World Day for
Grandparents and Older People on Sunday 25th July.
We invite you to join us for Mass in our Churches, in particular Grandparents and children, either in person
Or via webcam or parish radio. Mass Times
Sat. 24th July 7.00 pm Mountrath Church
8.00 pm Ballyfin Church
Sunday 25th July – 9.00 am The Hollow Church
10.00 am Ballyfin Church 11.30 am Mountrath Church


COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.


Ballyfin Parish Lotto Wed. 14th July
Nos. Drawn 2 9 20 28 No Winner of € 10.000

18 Match 3 – Each Rec. € 56
1 Local Winner – Winner / Promoter Ann Heffernan

Next Week’s Jackpot €11,000

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


Mountrath Parish Lotto – Thursday 15th July
Nos. Drawn 12 18 22 25 No Winner of €17,000 Jackpot.
11 Match 3 Rec. €91 – Next Week’s Jackpot € 18,000
1 Local Winner – Kevin Coss Promoter Declan Fitzpatrick
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.


Midlands Science – Stay Curious !!
Midlands Science are running a series of public forums talking about science, health and medicine with leading experts. We are looking for people of all ages to attend. This is your chance to engage, ask questions and have your say. For full details email
Aoife Scanlon Public Engagement Executive
Phone: 057 9323 902 Email:
Address: 2nd Floor, Block 6, Central Business Park, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Website:


Would you like to avail of the free Borrowbox online service from Laois Libraries? Learn how to download e-books and listen to audio books on your device. – Phone Portlaoise Library at 057/8622333 for further details.


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