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Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year

September 24, 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, Tuesday and Friday at 9.30
Glengoole: Wednesday Thursday and Friday at 9.30.

Priests Collection
October Priests Collection will be taken up at Masses next week-end, 30th Sept & 1st October. Envelopes for the Collection were distributed at the beginning of the year. Please contribute generously. We ask the usual collectors to kindly attend.

Parish Development 400 Club September Draw Results
1st Prize, €200 Gortnahoe Glengoole G.A.A.
2nd Prize €100, Canon Lar Dunphy, Urlingford.
3rd Prize €50 Sean Hogan, Graigue.
4th Prize €50 Sean & Elizabeth Hayden, Longford Pass,
5th Prize €50 Matty Walsh, MW Hire, Urlingford,
6th Prize €50 Joan Ceaser, Kilcooley,
7th Prize €20 Mary Cleary, Crab,
8th Prize €20 Jamie Hannigan, Glengoole Sth.
9th Prize, Tom Nolan, Kilbrennal.
10th Prize Tony & Nora O’Neill, Gortnahoe.
11th Prize €20, Liam &Lil Ryan, Ballynonty

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

Vocations Reflection
“Seek the Lord while he may be found.... ”
He may be calling you to be a priest while you are at prayer. If this is so, please contact Fr. Joe Walsh at 086 7714888. Or any other priest.

Archbishop Kieran’s Pastoral Letter
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.

Senior Citizens Club
Gortnahoe Senior Citizens Club will hold their first meeting after the Summer Break in Gortnahoe Hall on Tuesday 26th Sept at 2.30. A very warm welcome to all who come and also to all new members.

MFRC, Glengoole
The Incredible Years Programme for parents of children aged 3-6years will be delivered in the Centre – Thursday nights 7 – 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 from 9.30 to 4.00

Gortnahoe-Glengoole Camogie
Thanks from Gortnahoe-Glengoole Camogie for your recent generosity to their Club. €560 was contributed at the Church Gate Collection.

G.A.A. Lotto
There was no winner of this week’s Jackpot of €11.000. Lucky Dip Winners of €50 each were, Babs Dunne, c/o Ann Stokes, Michael J. Walsh, Gortnahoe, Billy Stapleton, Rathbeg, Dick Morris, Foilacamin. Sellers Prize was to Martin Skehan, . Next week’s Draw on Thursday 28th Sept. will be at Prout’s, Gortnahoe, for Jackpot of €11,200.

Pray for the following


  • Kathleen Guilfoyle, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 23rd at 7.45.
  • Bridget Walsh, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 24th at 11.15
  • Patrick Corcoran, Grange
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 30th at 7.45
  • Murt, Tommy, Sarah and deceased members of the Gleeson family, Coole & Rathbeg.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 1st Oct. at 11.15


  • Patrick Stokes, Kilbraugh.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 23rd at 6.30
  • William & Frances O’Shea, Kilbraugh & Glengoole.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 24th at 10.00
  • William, Nora & William Jun. Kennedy, Glengoole.
    Anniversary Mass Thursday 28th at 9.30.
  • John & Josie Troy, Ballinastick.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 30th at 6.30.

Prayer to the Blessed Trinity
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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