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First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2015

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: each morning except Friday at 9.30
Glengoole: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 9.30.

First Thursday
Glengoole: Mass in Latin at 7.00.

First Friday
Glengoole: Confessions 6.30. Mass 7.00.
Gortnahoe: Confessions 7.30. Mass8.00

December Family Mass
On Sunday next 6th December in Glengoole at 10.00 and in Gortnahoe at 11.15. Theme: Preparing for the coming of Jesus.

Preparation for the Carol Service
Practice for all Parish Choirs, in preparation for the Carol Service on Sunday 13th December, involving all singers and musicians will be in Gortnahoe church this Thursday 3rd December at 7.00.Make this a special practice, so be sure to come along.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Glengoole Church on Wednesday from 10.00 to 8.00 and Gortnahoe Church on Thursday from 10.00 to 7.00. We encourage as many as possible to visit Jesus.

Sale of Work on Sunday 6th December
Gortnahoe Sale of Work on Sunday 6th December Flyers & Tickets have been distributed to all householders. Please have items for the Sale and tickets and cash ready for the collectors when they call, or bring to your collector.

400 Club New Draw Winners
November Parish Development Fund 400 Club New Draw Winners
1st €300: John & Eileen Coleman, Graigue. 2nd €100 Breda Manton, Urard. 3rd €50. John & James Phelan, Inchorourke. 4th €50 John Brennan, Lisduff. 5th €50 Fr. Oliver Maher, P.P. Urlingford. 6th €50. Nellie Campion Graiguewood. Promoters Prize Jimmy & Mary Fogarty. Next Draw in Gortnahoe Hall on Sunday 13th December, after the Carol Service.

Bag Packing for St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Vincent de Paul Society local Conference has been very fortunate to get two days Bag Packing in Dunne’s Stores, Thurles on Thursday 17th & Friday 18th December, from 10 am to 9 pm both days. All volunteers please contact any member of the S. V. De P. or ring 087 1482056 by Monday 30th. Meeting on November. Please leave your Name, Contact No., and Times you are available. Meeting of the Conference in Ballysloe School on Monday at 7.30.

Juvenile G.A.A. Table Quiz
Juvenile G.A.A. Table Quiz takes place in Mary Willies on Friday night next 4th December at 9.00. Please give your support for a wonderful night.

Glengoole F.C.
Save the date. Saturday 19th December at Hogans, Ballysloe for Dancing to the Castle Trio. Tickets at €5.00 are available generally.. MFRC Glengoole: Chiropodist will be present on Thursday 3rd December. Phone 052 9157992 for an appointment.

Pray for the following

  • Mary Joe Slattery, Glengoole Nth. who was buried during the week.
  • Mrs Theresa O’Reilly, Cork, mother of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, who was buried during the week.


  • Michael Bartley. Rathbeg.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 28th at 7.45
  • Bridget Cleary, Graigaheesha.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 29th at 11.15.
  • Patrick Norton, Graiguewood,
    anniversary at this time
  • Edward & Mary Moriarty, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Tuesday at 9.30
  • Patrick Barnaville, Urard.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 5th at 7.45
  • Dan O’Meara, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 6th at 11.15


  • Michael Perry & deceased members opf the Perry Family, Ballynonty.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 28th at 6.00.
  • John Kiely, and deceased members of the Kiely Family, Glengoole Nth.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 29th at 10.00.
  • Anastasia, Michael, Tommy & Michael Purcell. Ballinastick.
    Anniversary Mass Friday at 7.00
  • Liam Butler, Poynstown.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 5th at 6.30
  • Paddy, Jimmy & Tom Corcoran, Gleng Sth.
    Anniv. Mass Sun. 6th at 10.00

Advent Prayer
We believe that the Son of God once came to us, we look to him to come again spiritually. May his coming at Christmas, which we prepare for during Advent, bring us the light of His holiness, joy and celebration. Amen

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