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Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 24, 2016

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

Special Collection
At the request of His Holiness the Pope a Special Collection for the support of the Catholics of Ukraine will be taken up at the end of all Masses this week-end. This is a once-off Collection, so we request generosity from everyone

Weekday Masses
Gortnahoe: each morning at 9.30
Glengoole: each morning at 9.30.

Family Mass
May Family Mass will be on next Sunday 1st May at 10.00 in Glengoole and 11.15 in Gortnahoe. The Theme of the Mass is honouring Mary our Mother.

World Youth Day in Krakow
Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly involvement in World Youth Day – four places have become available for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland from July 25th to August 1st. For further information please contact Fr. Dominic Meehan, C.C. Templemore at 085 1111320.

Eucharistic Adoration
Glengoole, Wednesday from 10.00 to8.00. Gortnahoe Thursday 10.00 to 7.00. Come to spend the hour in adoration.

Preparing for the Annual Parish Exam Mass
A meeting to make all the necessary preparations for the Annual Mass will take place in Gortnahoe Hall on Monday night next 25th April at 7.30. So that every young person doing public examinations can be personally invited, we ask for as many people as possible to come along to this meeting to ensure our full support.

Remembrance for the Holy Year of Mercy:
The Spiritual Works of Mercy.

  1. Instruct where necessary.
  2. Counsel the doubtful;
  3. Comfort the sorrowful;
  4. Gently alert a friend to his/her harmful behaviour;
  5. Bear wrongs patiently;
  6. Forgive all injuries;
  7. Pray for the living and the dead.

Gortnahoe-Glengoole Parish Development Fund 400 Club Draw Winners:
1st €300, Martin & Anita Gleeson, Rathbeg. 2nd €100 Damien Spratt, Derryvilla. 3rd €50, Lorraine Morris, Foilacamin, 4th €50. Denis & Rosemary Carroll, Fennor. 5th €50. Michael & Benny Purcell, Urard. Promoters Prize €30: Jimmy & Mary Fogarty, Longford Pass.

Ecumenical Centenary Service of 1916
Ecumenical Centenary Service of 1916 remembering the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme will be held in Kilcooley Church on Thursday 28th April at 8.00. This is an involvement of both the Catholic parish and the Church of Ireland Parish in remembering all who died and praying for peace..

Important Public Notice
Due to Health and Safety issues regarding overhead wires, the relocation of the Botttlebank at the present site in Gortnahoe is now necessary. If a suitable site is not found in the near future, Gortnahoe will lose out on this service within the next three months. Anyone with information on how we can resolve this problem, please contact any member of the Tidy Towns Committee.

G.A.A. Lotto
There was no winner of the Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 12 & 15. Winners of the Lucky Dip were Tim Cronin c/o Marian Campion, William Barnaville, Gortnahoe, Brigette Hayden & Ben Lyons, c/o Mary Willies, Triona & Yvonne Maher, Gortnahoe. Sellers Prize, Michael Cahill Next Draw at Prouts, Gortnahoe Thursday 28th April , Jackpot is €20,000. Reserve €14,600.

Pray for the following


  • William Maher, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 23rd April at 7.45
  • Peggy & Tom Egan, Bawnreigh & Ellen Lahert, Urard.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 24th April at 11.15.
  • Michael Fogarty, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 30th at 7.45
  • Emily Wilson, Kilbraugh.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 1st May at 11.15


  • Tom, Angela, Denis & Jimmy Kerwick, Glengoole Sth.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 23rd at 6.30
  • Sylvie Stapleton, Mellison.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 24th at 10.00.
  • Peter & Josephine Walsh, Poynstown & Grangemockler.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 30th April at 6.30.
  • John, Tommy & Willie Brennan, Lickfinn.
    Anniv. Mass Sun 1st May at 10.00

Golden Years Prayer
Lord, as the span of life grows shorter may my faults grow less. You have been with me since birth. Continue to be with mein my golden years. Amen.

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