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Eight Sunday of the Year

February 26, 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

Masses this week
Gortnahoe: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.30.
Glengoole Monday and Wednesday at 9.30.

Confirmation on Tuesday 28th February
The Confirmation of 46 children attending Gortnahoe, Glengoole and Ballysloe Schools will take place on Tuesday 28th February at 11.00 in Gortnahoe Church . A very warm welcome is extended to Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, who will give the sacrament of confirmation to those children. A very warm welcome also to all who will come to give their support to those children.

Ash Wednesday
Masses in Glengoole at 9.30 and 7.00 and in Gortnahoe at 9.30 and 8.00. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at all Masses. It marks the beginning of Lent. Trocaire boxes will be available on the first week-end of Lent. Please give generously to help fight the awful hunger throughout the world.

First Thursday
Glengoole: Mass in Latin at 7.00.

First Friday
Glengoole: Confessions at 6.30. Mass at 7.00.
Gortnahoe: Confessions 7.30. Mass at 8.00.

Diocesan Needs Collection
The Annual Collection for the Diocesan Needs will be taken up next week-end. Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March. Envelopes were distributed at the beginning of the year. Please give generously to this Collection.

Women’s Day of Prayer
Women’s Day of Prayer Service will be in Kilcooley Hill School Community Centre on Thursday 2nd March at 8.00. Come along to join in the prayer.

Day of Prayer for all who have suffered abuse
Special Day of Prayer for all who have suffered abuse, will be on Friday next 3rd March. This is at the request of Pope Francis. A special Evening of Prayer will be in Thurles Cathedral for this intention starting at 9.00. Come along.

Folk Choir practice in Gortnahoe
Gortnahoe Folk Choir will hold a practice in Gortnahoe Church on Wednesday 8th March from 7.30 to 8.30. This is in preparation for Evening Mass on 16th March and the Easter Ceremonies. All interested in singing or playing, please come along.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Glengoole
Weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Glengoole Church on Wednesday from 10.00 to 6.45 and Gortnahoe Church on Thursday from 10.00 to 7.00. We encourage as many as possible to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Scripture Classes During Lent
Diocesan Scripture Classes During Lent will begin at Fr. Tirry Community Hall, Barrack Street, Fethard, on Thursday next 2nd February at 7.30pm. A very warm welcome to all from surrounding parishes to attend and value such learning and participation.

Vocations Reflection
‘Thus should one regard us, as servants of Christ’ – Are you being called to serve the Lord and others in the priesthood? Contact Fr,. Joe Walsh at 086 7714888 or your local priest.

G.A.A. Lotto Results
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 3, 8 & 11 Lucky Dip Winners were Monica Bartley, Graigue, Sean Quinn, Teach Sean agus Peig, Glengoole, Margaret & David Dunne, Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Andrew O’Gorman, Knockboy. Seller’s Prizewinner was Lorraine Bartley. Next Week’s Draw will be on Thursday 2nd March at Prouts. For Jackpot of €5,200.

Pray for the following


  • Tom, Katie & Philip Lawlor, Gortnahoe & Grange.
    Anniv. Mass Sat. 25th at 7.45
  • Jackie & May Lyons, Boulick.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 26th at 11.15
  • Catherine Stapleton, Rathbeg.
    Anniversary Mass Monday at 9.30.
  • Dinny, Michael, Johanna &Thomas Duggan, Lisduff.
    Anniversary Mass Wednesday at 9.30
  • Kate Ryan, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Thursday at 9,.30.
  • Michael Cahill, Ballysloe.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 4th at 7.45
  • Bob & Nellie Phelan, London, Bawnreigh.
    Mass on Sunday 5th at 11.15.


  • Georgie & Bridie Hayes, Gurteen.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 25th at 6.30
  • John Doheny, Graigaman.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 26th at 10.00.
  • James & Margaret Casey, Ballyphilip.
    Anniv. Mass Friday 3rd at 7.00.
  • John Langton, Glengoole.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 4th at 6.30
  • Tommy & Mary Webster, Foilacamin.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 5th at 10.00.

Lenten Prayer
Loving Father, in love for us You sent your son Jesus to save us from our sins. Have mercy on your people today and help us to begin this time of Lent as we gather to receive blessed ashes on Ash Wednesday. Forgive us our sins and help us through our penance to turn back to your love. Amen.

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