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Twenty Second Sunday of the Year
31st August 2014

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

Morning Masses
Gortnahoe: each morning except Friday at 9.30.
Glengoole: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30.

Eucharistic Adoration
Glengoole: Each Wednesday 10.00 to 8.00
Gortnahoe: Each Thursday 10.00 to 7.00.
Come to spend an hour with Jesus.

First Thursday
Glengoole: Mass in Latin at 7.00.

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

Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage
World Apostolate of Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage will be in Holycross Abbey this Sunday, starting at 2.30, with Mass at 4.00.

The Parish Annual
Once again this week we encourage the assembling of the Parish Annual material and personnel for its publication without delay. A Meeting of all publishing Committee and all other volunteers will be in Fr. O’Rourke’s house on this Monday night at 8.00. A warm welcome to all.

Pilgrimage to Lisieux
Carmelite Pilgrimage to Lisieux takes place from 25th September to 1st October. Cost €752. + Insurance €25.00. For full information contact Celine at 01 8387281.

School re-opening
All Primary schools of the parish re-open on Monday morning. Our very best wishes and prayers go to all pupils, teachers and others involved in the schools.

Meeting this Monday in Ballysloe
St. Vincent de Paul Society Meeting this Monday in Ballysloe School at 7.30. All members invited.

Autumn Pre-Marriage Courses
ACCORD, Thurles are now taking bookings for their Autumn Pre-Marriage Courses. Dates available in September, October, November. Courses can be booked on line at or contact the centre directly at 0504 22279.

G.A.A. Lotto
There was no winner of the €15,800 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 13 & 14 . Lucky Dip winners were Patricia Byrne, Coole, Trish O’Brien , Callan, Paddy Wall, Urlingford, Orla Doyle, Callan. €25 Sellers Prize was Sean Hickey, Georges Park. Next Draw on 4th September at Prouts . Jackpot €16,000.

Womens’ Mini Marathon
Womens’ Mini Marathon organised by North Tipp & South Tipp Sports Partnerships in Thurles on Sunday 28th September at 10.30.. Book now at Early Bird Entry is €15. Contact Elaine Cullinan at NTSP 067 43604 or Valerie Connolly at STSP on 052 6187080.

Irish Dancing Classes
Irish Dancing Classes will commence in Gortnahoe Hall on Thursday 11th September at 4.00. All newcomers welcome. For further information contact Edel at 086 1722347

Millennium Family Resource Centre
‘Pathway to Employment’ Course, Fetac Level 4, begins on September 8th. Course duration 40 weeks, 9.30 am to 1.30 each day. Contact Josephine Rafter/Anne Lenihan at (052) 9157992
Pray for the following


  • Bridie Fitzpatrick, New Hall’
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 30th at 7.45.
  • Jim & Stella Lyons, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 31st at 11.15.
  • Jeremiah Maher, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Friday at 8.00.
  • Owen McGarry, Inchorourke.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 6th at 7.45.
  • Eddie O’Shea, Bawnlea.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 7th at 11.15.


  • Michael Norton, Graiguewood.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 30th at 6.30
  • Tom, Ellen, Jimmy & Seamus Morris, Ballynonty.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 31st at 10.00.
  • Pat Lyons, Ballynonty.
    Anniversary Mas Saturday 6th at 6.30.
  • Christian Kelly, Ballynonty.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 7th at 10.00.

Prayer at the Beginning of the School Year
Lord we have ended our school holidays after a beautiful summer. Thank you Lord for all that we enjoyed. As we return to school to begin a new school year help us in our work and in our friendships. May what we learn from our teachers and from our families bring us closer to you. May all who will receive First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year be blessed and inspired on the road ahead. Amen.

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