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Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year

September 17, 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 FM.

Defribulator contact numbers are 086 7749521 or 086 7749713

Morning Masses
Gortnahoe: Monday, Thursday and Friday at 9.30
Glengoole: Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30.

September Parish Meeting
Parish Development 400 Club September Draw and Parish Meeting will be in Glengoole Hall on Monday 18th at 8.00. Be sure to be present.

Eucharistic Adoration
Glengoole; Wednesday 10.00 to 8.00.
Gortnahoe: Thursday 10.00 to 7.00.
Come and offer prayers of adoration

Vocations Reflection
“None of us lives for oneself and no one dies for oneself ” How is God calling you to live for others? Could it be as a priest? Contact Fr. Joe Walsh at 086 7714888. Or any other priest.

Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Kieran
“Prepare the Way of the Lord” has been published and is now being distributed to all parishioners in the Archdiocese. Please collect a copy from your seat or from the end of the Church. The Letter is inviting all of us to consider our role in the Church and the importance of the future for all parishioners. Please read the letter and value the messages it contains.

WMOF 2018 News
Amoris Programme is about to be launched. It includes Practical Initiatives for Popular Moments in our parishes.

The Joy of Love – Parish Conversations.
A diocesan gathering for people and priests will be held in the Ballykisteen Hotel on 18th October.  We are all invited to be ready to be involved in the Church in the future.

St Vincent de Paul Meeting in Ballysloe
St Vincent de Paul Conference Meeting will be in Ballysloe N.S. on Monday night next, 18th Sept. at 7.30. All members are asked to attend.

MFRC, Glengoole
The Incredible Years Programme for parents of children aged 3-6years will be delivered in the Centre – Thursday nights from 7 to 9 pm, for 14 weeks starting 5th October. The programme strengthens parenting skills in the care of children. The Course is free. Please contact Programme Facilitator, Julie O’Halloran on 052 9157992 for further information.

Training for Safeguarding Representatives
On Saturday 7th October in the Anner Hotel, Thurles, the Archdiocese will hold a training day for any new safeguarding representatives or any representative who has not trained in the past three years. The day is from  9.30 to 4.00pm

Support for bereaved parents
Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents is holding a bereaved Parents Information Evening on Monday 18th September, in Horse and Jockey Hotel starting at 7.30pm

G.A.A. Lotto Results
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €10.800. Lucky Dip Winners of €50 each were, Margaret Doyle, Urlingford, Carol Sweeney, Thurles, Ann Ralph, Littleton, Marie Moriarty, Urlingford,. Sellers Prize was to Andy O’Gorman, Crab. Next week’s Draw on Thursday 21st Sept. will be at Mary Willies for Jackpot of €11,000.

Pray for the following

  • Tony Kennedy, Knockboy, formerly Dublin. Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Thurles on Monday from 6.00 to 7.30. Cremation in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin on Tuesday. House private.


  • David, Margaret & Lucy Tobin, Gortnahoe & Elizabeth Taylor, New Zealand,
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 16th at 7.45
  • Sheila Scott, Inchorourke & deceased members of the Scott end Nolan Families.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 17th at 11.15 .
  • Kathleen Guilfoyle, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 23rd at 7.45.
  • Bridget Walsh, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 24th at 11.15


  • Michael Stapleton, Poynstown.
    Month’s Mind Mass Saturday 16th at 6.30
  • William, Ellen & John Butler, Poynstown.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 17th at 10.00
  • Patrick Stokes, Kilbraugh.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 23rd at 6.30
  • William & Frances O’Shea, Kilbraugh & Glengoole.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday, September 24th at 10.00

Prayer to Our Lady for Grandparents
Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage and grant that our families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland. Amen.

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