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First Sunday of Lent
26th February 2012

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

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress
The Final Mass (Statio Orbis) will take place in Croke Park on Sunday 17th June. The capacity will be limited to 80,000 people. A limited number of tickets are being made available to each diocese for distribution; Cashel and Emly has been allocated 550 tickets. These are in turn allocated to the parishes of the diocese on a pro rata basis. Gortnahoe and Glengoole Parish has been allocated 12 tickets.

Anyone wishing to attend the celebration in Croke Park must apply for a ticket, using an application Form which are available in the sacristies and must be returned to Fr. Irwin or to Fr. O'Rourke by Friday March 2nd. This is the first allocation of tickets and a second may be made after Easter.

Morning Masses
Gortnahoe: Each day except Tuesday and Friday at 9.30
Glengoole: Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.30

First Thursday
Glengoole: Mass in Latin on Thursday at 7.00.

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

First Saturday
Gortnahoe; Devotions of Reparation and Mass at 9.30

Family Mass
The monthly Family Mass for March will be Sunday next 4th March at Glengoole at 10.00 and in Gortnahoe at 11.15.

The theme is "God on our side". We invite all families to be with the children preparing for First Confession and First Communion to this Enrolment Mass for those children.

Eucharistic Adoration
Eucharistic Adoration continues every Wednesday in Glengoole Church from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm. On Thursday in Gortnahoe Church from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm. Thanks to all of you who are fulfilling your hour every week. All interested in committing to a specific hour, please contact a committee or ring 086 0815361.
Womens Day of Prayer Ceremony will be in Gortnahoe Church on Friday night 2nd March after the 8.00 Mass. Come along and join in the prayer.
Trocaire envelopes are available at the end of the Churches. Contribute generously to the charity throughout Lent.

Due to popular demand Glengoole-Gortnahoe drama Group will stage the final performance of the award winning play "The Lonesome West" in Glengoole hall on Friday 2nd March at 8.00.

Thanks to all for your generosity to the Irish Wheelchair Association at their recent Church Gate Collection. € 706.22 was collected.


Please support the Irish Epilepsy Association Church Gate Collection on the week-end of 3rd and 4th March.

Whist Drive
Please support the Whist Drive in aid of St. Vincent de Paul Society in The Hill School on Friday 2nd March at the usual time.
Gortnahoe-Glengoole Parish Prayer Book can be purchased in our churches and in Gortnahoe Post office. Cost € 2.
Bingo: Support weekly Bingo for the upkeep of the Community Hall.

Pray for the following


  • Tom, Katie and Philip Lawlor, Gortnahoe and Grange.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 25th at 7.45
  • Christopher Walsh, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 26th at 11.15.
  • Nellie Noonan, New Hall.
    Anniversary Mass Monday at 9.30
  • Kate Ryan, Fennor.
    Anniversary Mass Thursday at 9.30
  • Liam Dunne, Graigue.
    Month's Mind Mass Friday at 8.00.
  • Bridie Kelly, Gortnahoe.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 3rd at 7.45
  • Jackie & May Lyons, Boulick.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 4th at 11.!5


  • John & Joan Walsh, Sallybog.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 25th at 6.30
  • John Doheny, Graigaman.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 26th at 6.30.
  • Peter & Maura O'Shea, Glengoole.
    Anniversary Mass Thursday 7.00.
  • Willie & Ellie Cleary, Crab.
    Anniversary Mass Friday at 7.00.
  • Julia & James Mullally, Grange.
    Anniversary Mass Saturday 3rd at 7.00.
  • Willie & Paddy Fitzgerald & deceased members of the Fitzgerald Family, Glengoole Nth.
    Anniversary Mass Sunday 4th at 10.00.

Guardian Angel Prayer
O Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

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