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Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 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

Gortnahoe: Mass Monday and Tuesday at 9.30.
Glengoole: Mass Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9.30

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

Choir Practice
There will be a choir practice for all parish choirs this Wednesday, 7th December in Gortnahoe Church at 8.15.

Scripture Reflective Night
The second reflective night of the three will be in Fr. Tirry Community Centre, Barrack Street, Fethard, on Tuesday night next 6th December at 7.30. The first night proved to such an inspiring and helpful night for the great crowd that was attending.

Eucharistic Adoration
Glengoole: Wednesday from 10.00 to 6.00.
Gortnahoe: Adoration Thursday from 12.00 to 7.00.

Vocation reflection
Are you called to be ‘A herald’s voice in the desert ‘ preparing a way for the Lord in the hearts of the people? If you are considering a vocation to the priesthood, contact Fr. Joe Walsh at 086 774888 or your local priest.

St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Collection
St. Vincent de Paul Society will be holding their Annual Christmas Collection next week-end. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The Society will be adopting the same approach to the Christmas hamper/Assistance Programme as last year. We will try to assist those in most need of help.

Application Forms for Assistance available in Churches, Gortnahoe P.O., Glengoole M.F.R. Centre from Dec. 4th to 11th. For help please fill out the Application and return in sealed envelope to Gortnahoe Post Office or Glengoole M.F.R. Centre by December 11th.
Parish Annual launched

Our Parish Annual has now been launched and is a wonderful book, great value for €10.00. It is available in both Churches and throughout the parish. Cost is €10.00. Again this is a most welcome Christmas Present for all our emigrants and friends of the parish throughout the world and in Ireland.

Sale of Work rescheduled
The Sale of Work scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled due to the county U 21 Hurling Final It has been rescheduled for Sun. 18th Dec. Tickets and items for the Sale will continue to be collected over the next two weeks. Give your generous support.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday 7th Dec., at Resource Centre, Glengoole – including Raffle. Bookings call 052 9157992.

Senior Citizens Club
Thanks from Gortnahoe Senior Citizens Club for your Collection support

Santa Run for Ladies Football
Ladies Football Santa Run will be on Sunday 18th December at 12.30. Start and Finish at Teach Sean agus Peig, Glengoole. Entry €10 Family €20.

Lotto Results
This week there was no winner of the Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 3, 14, & 26. Jackpot was €20,000. Lucky Dip winners were Pat Peters, Urlingford, Sarah & Jim Taylor, Moyne, Sharon & Tony c/o Tony Ivers, Jean Hayes, Rathdowney. .Seller’s Prizewinner Mary Willies This week’s Draw.8th Dec. at Teach Sean agus Peig. Jackpot €20,000. Reserve Jackpots .. €20,000 and €2,800

Pray for the following

  • Mary Maggs, Ballysloe, who was buried during the week


  • Patrick Barnaville, Urard.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 3rd at 7.45.
  • Dan O’Meara, Gortnahoe. Anniversary
    Mass Sunday 4th at 11.15
  • Edward Dave & Mary Moriarty, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Monday at 9.30
  • John Lanigan, Urard.
    Anniversary Mass Wednesday at 7.45.
  • Patrick Norton, Graiguewood.
    Anniversary Mass Thursday at 11.15.
  • Carmel Maher, Fennor & Dublin.
    Month’s Mind Mass Friday at 8.00.
  • Josie Kenny, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 10th at 7.45.
  • Patrick Stokers, Kilbraugh & Mary Pollard, Littlefield.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 11th at 11.15


  • Liam Butler, Poynstown.
    Anniversary Mass Sat. 3rd at 6.30.
  • Buddy Brennan, Glengoole.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 4th at 10.00.
  • Michael, Josephine & Berni Perry, Ballynonty.
    Anniversary Mass Wednesday 7th at 6.30.
  • Willie & Paddy & deceased members of the Fitzgerald Family, Glengoole Nth.
    Anniversary Mass Thursday 8th at 10.00.
  • Ellen O’Connell, Glengoole Nth.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 10th at 6.30
  • Ned Clancy, Glengoole Nth.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 11th at 1.00.

Immaculate Conception Prayer
O Mary Conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. Amen.

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