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First Sunday of Advent

December 3, 2017

V. Rev. Nicholas J. Irwin, P.P. – V. Rev John J. O'Rourke A.P.
056 8834855 & 086 3298060 – 056 88 34128 & 087 2370899

All Masses from Gortnahoe & Glengoole Churches
are broadcast on 106.6 F.M.

Defribulator contact numbers are 086 7749521 or 086 7749713

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Friday next, 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses: Glengoole: Thursday 6.30 & Friday at 10.00. Gortnahoe: Thursday 7.45 & Friday at 11.15.

Family Mass
December Family Mass will be on Sunday next 10-th Dec. in Glengoole at 10.00 and in Gortnahoe at 11.15. Theme: Making Christmas Holy

Christmas Carol Service
Annual Christmas Carol Service will be Gortnahoe church on Sunday next 10th December at 7.00. Come along and get the wonderful Christmas spirit.

Gortnahoe: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 9.30
Glengoole: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30.

Gortnahoe Choir Practice
Gortnahoe Choir Practice on Wednesday 6th from 7.00 to 8.00 in preparation for the Carol Service on Sunday 10th Dec at 7.00 in Gortnahoe.

Parish Development 400 Club
Winners of the first draw of the Parish Development 400 Club 1st Prize €200, Killian Cantwell, Graigue. 2nd Prize €100 Tom Moriarty, Main St. Urlingford. 3rd Prize €50 Sean & Hetty Phelan, Urard. 4th Prize €50 Peg McGarry, Fennor, 5th Prize €50 Brian Mullally, Fennor, 6th Prize €50 Michael & Benny Purcell, Urard. 7th Prize €50 Noel Campion, Graigue 8th Prize €50 Tom Fitzgerald, Mellison. 9th Prize €50 William Kennedy, Knockanure. 10th Prize €50 Nellie Campion, Graiguewood. Sellers Prize €30 James & Mary Fogarty, Longford Pass. Congratulations to all winners and especially to all promoters and supports of the draw again this year. Next Draw on Sunday 10th in Gortnahoe Hall after the Christmas Carol Service

Eucharistic Adoration
Glengoole on Wednesday, 10.00 to 8.00.
Gortnahoe: Thursday 10.00 to 7.00.

Reflection from “The Joy of Love”
“I thank God that many families who are far from considering themselves perfect, live in love fulfil their calling and moving forward, even if they fall many times along the way.”

MFRC Glengoole
Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Party at the Centre on Wednesday 6th December from 1.00 to 5.00 Please book your place. If coming ring the Centre at 052 9157992.

Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection
St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference Annual Christmas Church Gate Collection will be on December 9th and 10th. Please be really generous as usual. Christmas Assistance Application Forms are available in both Churches, Gortnahoe Post Office and Millennium Family Resource Centre. From Nov. 24th to Dec. 11th. Completed Forms should be left at Post Office or MFRC by December 11th, to ensure that your request will be organised and dealt with

Gortnahoe Sale of Work
The Annual Gortnahoe Sale of Work will be on Sunday 17th December. Circular and tickets now being distributed. Please support it fully.

G.A.A. Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €13,000 Lucky Dip winners were Bernadette Cantwell., Leigh, Ml. Finnegan c/o Hogan’s, Ballysloe, Joan Hayes Rathdowney, Tom Hayden Longford Pass. . Sellers Winner was Mary Willies. Next week’s Draw for €132000 Jackpot will be in Prout’s, Gortnahoe on Thursday 7th Dec.

Pray for the following

  • Mary Mulligan, Teddington, formerly Inchorourke. Funeral arrangements later.


  • Patrick Barnaville, Urard
  • Anniversary Mass Saturday 2nd at 7.45
  • Dan O’Meara, Gortnahoe.
  • Anniversary Mass Sunday 3rd at 11.15
  • Edward Dave Moriarty Fennor.
  • Anniversary Mass Monday at 9.30
  • Thomas Doyle, Fennor
  • Anniversary Mass Thursday 7th at 7.45
  • Edward O’Shea, Bawnlea
  • Anniversary Mass Saturday 9th at 7.45
  • Josie Kenny, Gortnahoe.
  • Anniversary Mass Sunday 10th at 11.15.


  • Deceased members of the Pollard Family, Littlefield.
  • Anniversary Mass Sat. 6.30
  • Neddy & Margaret. Purcell Foilacsamin and deceased members of the Stapleton family, Ballysloe.
  • Anniversary Mass on Sunday 3rd at 10.00
  • Mary Mags, Ballysloe.
  • Anniversary Mass Thursday 7th Dec. at 6.30
  • Willie & Paddy Fitzgerald, Glengoole Nth & Deceased members of the Fitzgerald Family
  • Anniversary Mass Friday 8th at 10.00
  • Ned Clancy, Glengoole Nth.
  • Anniversary Mass Saturday 9th at 6.30
  • Ellen O’Connell, Glengoole Nth.
  • Anniversary Mass Sunday 10th at 10-.00.

Blessing for our Advent Wreath
Father, we praise you for being the light in our darkness. Bless this wreath as a sign of your light among us. Amen

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